When are My Taxes Due?

There are several tax deadlines to be aware of, including the federal deadline, your individual state deadline, and the late filing deadline. We keep them all up to date in this article.

When is the federal tax filing deadline?   

For most taxpayers, federal income tax returns and tax payments will be due on Monday, April 18, 2022. This means you must file your 2021 federal return or request an extension no later than this date to avoid a tax penalty. If you owe taxes, you have the option with TaxSlayer to file any time before the deadline and schedule your payment closer to April 18 if you’re not ready to pay. If you’re worried about making tax payments, there are options to help you avoid fees and penalties. Learn more about IRS payment plans

The filing deadline may be different for victims of federally declared disasters in 2021. To find out if you are eligible for tax relief following a natural disaster, visit the IRS website.

When is the deadline to file and pay state taxes?  

The due date for filing and paying state taxes varies by state, and you can check your state’s Department of Revenue page for more the most up-to-date information at any time. 

When is the deadline to file for a federal tax return extension?  

You must file an extension by April 18, 2022 if you need more time to file. Remember – a tax extension gives you more time to submit your return, not to pay your taxes.  

When is the extended filing deadline for 2021 tax returns?  

If you file for an extension, your 2021 tax return is due no later than October 17, 2022.   

When do I have to file an amended return for tax year 2021?  

You have 3 years from the original due date to file an amended return, which would be April 15, 2025, for returns filed in 2022. Read more about filing an amended return here

When is the last day to contribute to a 401K?  

Contribute to your 401k by December 31, 2021, to be able to write it off on your 2022 tax return. 

When is the deadline to make 2021 IRA contributions?  

The deadline for making contributions to traditonal and Roth IRAs is April 15, 2022. The deadline for contributions to health savings accounts (HSAs), Archer Medical Savings Accounts (Archer MSAs), and Coverdell education savings accounts (Coverdell ESAs) is also April 15. 

When is open enrollment for Marketplace Insurance?  

If you need to enroll in a health insurance plan through the Marketplace, make sure to do it between the dates of November 1, 2021 – December 15, 2021. 

When do I need to report my tip income each month?  

Report your tip income on the 10th of every month. For example, if you make $100 in tips in January, you must report this by February 10.  

What are the due dates for estimated tax payments?  

2021 Estimated 4th Quarter Tax Payment DueJanuary 17, 2022 

2022 Estimated 1st Quarter Tax Payment DueApril 18, 2022

2022 Estimated 2nd Quarter Tax Payment DueJune 15, 2022

2022 Estimated 3rd Quarter Tax Payment DueSeptember 15, 2022 

Self-employed? Read more about quarterly estimated taxes here

The information in this article is up to date for tax year 2021 (taxes filed in 2022).

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