There are several important dates taxpayers should keep in mind for this year’s filing season.
IRS Free File Opens. Taxpayers can begin filing returns through Free File partners; tax returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting Feb. 12. Tax software companies also are accepting tax filings in advance.
Earned Income Tax Awareness Day to raise awareness of valuable tax credits available to many people – including the option to use prior-year income to qualify.
IRS Begins 2021 tax season. Individual tax returns begin being accepted and processing begins.
This is the date that it is projected that Where's My Refund tool will be updated for those claiming EITC and ACTC, also referred to as PATH Act returns.
First week of March
Tax refunds begin reaching those claiming EITC and ACTC (PATH Act returns) for those who file electronically with direct deposit and there are no issues with their tax returns.
Deadline for filing 2020 tax returns.
Deadline to file for those requesting an extension on their 2020 tax returns
Links to Additional Resources:
IRS Mobile App, Click Here
IRS Free File, Click Here
Full IRS Notice on 2021 Tax Filing Season, Click Here
IRS Recovery Rebate center, Click Here
Tax treatment of Unemployment Benefits, Click Here