IRS Key Filing Dates for 2021

  • January 15. E-filing Begins.

  • January 29. Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day to raise awareness of valuable tax credits available to many people – including the option to use prior-year income to qualify.

  • February 12. IRS begins accepting and processing tax returns.

  • February 22. Where's My Refund on irs.gov becomes active.

  • 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.

  • April 15. Deadline for filing 2020 tax returns.

  • October 15. Deadline to file for those requesting an extension on their 2020 tax returns.

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