Important deadlines for the 2022 tax season

The IRS will start accepting and processing 2021 tax returns on Monday, January 24, 2022. 


Other dates to remember for the 2022 tax season

April 18, 2022 (Monday)

Tax returns and payments owed must be submitted if an extension hasn’t been requested.


If a filing extension is requested, the taxpayer’s tax bill is also due on April 18th. The filing extension is, as its name implies, an extension to file a return.


Taxes are normally due on April 15th. This year, taxpayers have a few extra days to pay their taxes due to Washington, D.C.’s Emancipation Day holiday. Although this day isn’t observed elsewhere, all taxpayers, including those not residing in the U.S., are able to submit their tax returns and tax payments by April 18, 2022.


April 19, 2022 (Tuesday)

Taxpayers in Maine or Massachusetts must submit their tax returns and tax payments by April 19th if they aren’t filing an extension. This is due to the two states’ observation of the Patriots’ Day holiday.


October 17, 2022 (Monday)

Taxpayers who filed a tax filing extension must file their 2021 returns by on or before October 17, 2022.


More resources

The deadlines in this article were retrieved from the IRS’s site.


During this tax year and beyond, please:

  • Consult with the IRS or a reputable tax professional to confirm second-hand information, like deadlines and details that could affect you
  • Be wary of scams and review the IRS’s list of scams (which is not an all-inclusive list)