U.S. tax season starts January 24, 2022; most individual returns due April 18, 2022

The “tax season” for individual taxpayers will start January 24, 2022.

The “tax season” for individual taxpayers will start January 24, 2022.

The IRS today announced that the “tax season” for individual taxpayers will start January 24, 2022, at which time the IRS will begin accepting and processing individual income tax returns for 2021.

The IRS release—IR-2022-08—also notes that the deadline for filing 2021 tax returns (or an extension to file) is Monday, April 18, 2022, for most taxpayers. This year, April 15, 2022, is the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia (holidays in Washington, D.C., affect tax deadlines for taxpayers in the same way that federal holidays do).

For taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts, they will have an extra day, until April 19, 2022, to file their returns because of the Patriots' Day holiday in those states.

Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, October 17, 2022, to file.


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