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Tax Year 2021 Calendar: Important Federal Dates and Deadlines

SOLVEDby TurboTax6175Updated January 10, 2022

January 7, 2022

  • The Intuit Electronic Filing Center begins accepting and holding/processing 2021 tax returns that are final and able to be e-filed
  • The IRS starts processing returns on January 24, 2022

January 18, 2022

  • Due date for fourth installment of 2021 estimated tax payments

March 15, 2022

  • Deadline for filing an S corporation or Partnership return or extension

April 18, 2022

  • Deadline for filing a 2021 personal return or extension
  • The return or extension must be postmarked or transmitted for e-filing by Monday, April 18
    • If you owe: To avoid late payment penalties and interest, any taxes you owe must be paid by this date, even if you filed an extension
    • If you're expecting a refund: If you missed the April 18 filing deadline, you have three years from the April 18, 2022 due date to file and still receive your refund. After that date, unclaimed 2021 refunds become the property of the Department of the Treasury
  • Deadline for filing a 2021 calendar-year C corporation or calendar-year estates/trusts tax return or extension
  • Due date for first installment of 2022 estimated tax payments
  • Deadline to claim a 2018 tax year refund

June 15, 2022

  • Deadline for filing a 2021 personal return for U.S. citizens or residents living and working abroad, including military duty
  • Due date for second installment of 2022 estimated tax payments

September 15, 2022

  • Final deadline to file your 2021 S corporation or partnership tax return if you filed an extension
  • Due date for third installment of 2022 estimated tax payments

October 17, 2022

  • Final deadline to file your 2021 calendar-year estate/trust tax return if you filed an extension
  • Final deadline to file your C corporation tax return if you filed an extension

October 17, 2022

  • Final deadline to file your 2021 personal tax return if you filed an extension

October 22, 2022

  • Final deadline to resubmit a rejected return that was originally e-filed on or before October 17
    • If you filed an extension and you're expecting a refund but missed the October 22 final cutoff date, you have until October 15, 2025 to file a paper return and claim your 2021 refund. After that date, any refund would be forfeited to the Department of the Treasury

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