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Your Online Account | Internal Reven ue Service 01/10/2022

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2022 tax filing season begins J an. 24; IRS outlines refund timing a nd what to expect in advance of Apr il 18 tax deadline
WASHINGTON − The Intern al Revenue Service announced that the nation 's tax season will start on Mond ay, Jan. 24, 2022, when the t ax agency will begin accepting and processi ng 2021 tax year returns.
The January 24 sta rt date for individual tax return file rs allows the IRS time to perfo rm programming and testing that is critic al to ensuring IRS systems run smooth ly. Updated programming helps ensure that eligib le people can claim the proper amou nt of the Child Tax Credit aft er comparing their 2021 advance credits a nd claim any remaining stimulus money as a Recove ry Rebate Credit when they file the ir 2021 tax return.

"Planni ng for the nation's filing season proce ss is a massive undertaking, and I RS teams have been working non-stop the se past several months to prepare," sa id IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "The pandem ic continues to create challenges, but t he IRS reminds people there are importa nt steps they can take to he lp ensure their tax return and refu nd don’t face processing delays. Filing electronical ly with direct deposit and avoiding a pap er tax return is more important th an ever this year. And we ur ge extra attention to those who receiv ed an Economic Impact Payment or an advan ce Child Tax Credit last year. Peop le should make sure they report t he correct amount on their tax retu rn to avoid delays.”

The IRS encourag es everyone to have all the informati on they need in hand to ma ke sure they file a complete a nd accurate return. Having an accurate t ax return can avoid processing delays, refu nd delays and later IRS notices. Th is is especially important for people w ho received advance Child Tax Credit paymen ts or Economic Impact Payments (American Resc ue Plan stimulus payments) in 2021; th ey will need the amounts of the se payments when preparing their tax retu rn. The IRS is mailing special lette rs to recipients, and they can al so check amounts received on

Li ke last year, there will be individua ls filing tax returns who, even thou gh they are not required to fi le, need to file a 2021 retu rn to claim a Recovery Rebate Cred it to receive the tax credit fr om the 2021 stimulus payments or reconci le advance payments of the Child T ax Credit. People who don’t normally fi le also could receive other credits.
April 18 t ax filing deadline for most
The filing deadli ne to submit 2021 tax returns or an extensi on to file and pay tax ow ed is Monday, April 18, 2022, f or most taxpayers. By law, Washington, D. C., holidays impact tax deadlines for everyo ne in the same way federal holida ys do. The due date is Apr il 18, instead of April 15, becau se of the Emancipation Day holiday in t he District of Columbia for everyone exce pt taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachuset ts. Taxpayers in Maine or Massachusetts ha ve until April 19, 2022, to fi le their returns due to the Patriot s’ Day holiday in those states. Taxpaye rs requesting an extension will have unt il Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, to file .

Awaiting processing of previous tax retur ns? People can still file 2021 returns
Rett ig noted that IRS employees continue to wo rk hard on critical areas affected by t he pandemic, including processing of tax retur ns from last year and record leve ls of phone calls coming in.

In many areas, we are unable to deliv er the amount of service and enforceme nt that our taxpayers and tax syst em deserves and needs. This is frustrati ng for taxpayers, for IRS employees a nd for me,” Rettig said. “IRS employe es want to do more, and we wi ll continue in 2022 to do everythi ng possible with the resources available to us. And we will continue to lo ok for ways to improve. We wa nt to deliver as much as possib le while also protecting the health a nd safety of our employees and taxpaye rs. Additional resources are essential to helpi ng our employees do more in 2022 – a nd beyond.”

The IRS continues to redu ce the inventory of prior-year individual t ax returns that have not been ful ly processed. As of Dec. 3, 20 21, the IRS has processed nearly 169 milli on tax returns. All paper a nd electronic individual 2020 refund returns receiv ed prior to April 2021 have be en processed if the return had no erro rs or did not require further review.
Taxpaye rs generally will not need to wa it for their 2020 return to be ful ly processed to file their 2021 t ax returns and can file when th ey are ready.

Key information to he lp taxpayers
The IRS encourages people to u se online resources before calling. Last fili ng season, as a result of COVID-e ra tax changes and broader pandemic challeng es, the IRS phone systems received mo re than 145 million calls from Janua ry 1 – May 17, more th an four times more calls than in an avera ge year. In addition to, t he IRS has a variety of oth er free options available to help taxpaye rs, ranging from free assistance at Volunte er Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseli ng for the Elderly locations across t he country to the availability of t he IRS Free File program.

“O ur phone volumes continue to remain at record-setti ng levels,” Rettig said. “We urge peop le to check and establish an onli ne account to help them access informati on more quickly. We have invested in developi ng new online capacities to make th is a quick and easy way f or taxpayers to get the information th ey need.”

Last year's average tax refu nd was more than $2,800. More th an 160 million individual tax returns f or the 2021 tax year are expect ed to be filed, with the va st majority of those coming before t he traditional April tax deadline.

Overa ll, the IRS anticipates most taxpayers wi ll receive their refund within 21 da ys of when they file electronically if th ey choose direct deposit and there a re no issues with their tax retu rn. The IRS urges taxpayers and t ax professionals to file electronically. To avo id delays in processing, people should avo id filing paper returns wherever possible.
By l aw, the IRS cannot issue a refu nd involving the Earned Income Tax Cred it or Additional Child Tax Credit befo re mid-February, though eligible people may fi le their returns beginning on January 24. T he law provides this additional time to he lp the IRS stop fraudulent refunds fr om being issued.

Some returns, filed electronical ly or on paper, may need manu al review, which delays the processing, if o ur systems detect a possible error or missi ng information, or there is suspected identi ty theft or fraud. Some of the se situations require us to correspond wi th taxpayers, but some do not. Th is work does require special handling by an I RS employee so, in these instances, it m ay take the IRS more than t he normal 21 days to issue a ny related refund. In those cases whe re IRS is able to correct t he return without corresponding, the IRS wi ll send an explanation to the taxpayer.
Fi le electronically and choose direct deposit
To spe ed refunds, the IRS urges taxpayers to fi le electronically with direct deposit information as so on as they have everything they ne ed to file an accurate return. If t he return includes errors or is incomple te, it may require further review th at may slow the tax refund. Havi ng all information available when preparing t he 2021 tax return can reduce erro rs and avoid delays in processing.

Mo st individual taxpayers file IRS Form 1040 or Fo rm 1040-SR once they receive Forms W -2 and other earnings information from the ir employers, issuers like state agencies a nd payers. The IRS has incorporated rece nt changes to the tax laws in to the forms and instructions and shar ed the updates with its partners w ho develop the software used by individua ls and tax professionals to prepare a nd file their returns. Forms 1040 a nd 1040-SR and the associated instructions a re available now on For t he latest IRS forms and instructions, vis it the IRS website at
Free Fi le available January 14
IRS Free File wi ll open January 14 when participating provide rs will accept completed returns and ho ld them until they can be fil ed electronically with the IRS. Many commerci al tax preparation software companies and t ax professionals will also be accepting a nd preparing tax returns before January 24 to subm it the returns when the IRS syste ms open.
The IRS strongly encourages people to fi le their tax returns electronically to minimi ze errors and for faster refunds – as we ll having all the information they ne ed to file an accurate return to avo id delays. The IRS’s Free File progr am allows taxpayers who made $73,000 or le ss in 2021 to file their tax es electronically for free using software provid ed by commercial tax filing companies. Mo re information will be available on Fr ee File later this week.

In additi on to IRS Free File, the IRS 's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and T ax Counseling for the Elderly programs fr ee basic tax return preparation to qualifi ed individuals. See this page on IRS.g ov for more information.

Watch f or IRS letters about advance Child T ax Credit payments and third Economic Impa ct Payments
The IRS started sending Lett er 6419, 2021 advance Child Tax Cred it, in late December 2021 and continu es to do so into January. T he letter contains important information that c an help ensure the return is accura te. People who received the advance C TC payments can also check the amou nt of the payments they received by usi ng the CTC Update Portal available on
Eligib le taxpayers who received advanced Child T ax Credit payments should file a 2021 t ax return to receive the second ha lf of the credit. Eligible taxpayers w ho did not receive advanced Child T ax Credit payments can claim the fu ll credit by filing a tax return.
T he IRS will begin issuing Letter 64 75, Your Third Economic Impact Payment, to individua ls who received a third payment in 2021 in la te January. While most eligible people alrea dy received their stimulus payments, this lett er will help individuals determine if th ey are eligible to claim the Recove ry Rebate Credit for missing stimulus paymen ts. If so, they must file a 2021 t ax return to claim their remaining stimul us amount. People can also use I RS online account to view their Econom ic Impact Payment amounts.

Both letters inclu de important information that can help peop le file an accurate 2021 tax retu rn. If the return includes errors or is incomple te, it may require further review whi le the IRS corrects the error, whi ch may slow the tax refund. Usi ng this information when preparing a t ax return electronically can reduce errors a nd avoid delays in processing.

The faste st way for eligible individuals to g et their 2021 tax refund that wi ll include their allowable Child Tax Cred it and Recovery Rebate Credit is by fili ng electronically and choosing direct deposit.
Ti ps to make filing easier
To avoid processi ng delays and speed refunds, the I RS urges people to follow these steps:
Organi ze and gather 2021 tax records includi ng Social Security numbers, Individual Taxpayer Identificati on Numbers, Adoption Taxpayer Identification Numbers, a nd this year’s Identity Protection Personal Identificati on Numbers valid for calendar year 2022.
Che ck for the latest tax informati on, including the latest on reconciling advan ce payments of the Child Tax Cred it or claiming a Recovery Rebate Cred it for missing stimulus payments. There is no ne ed to call.
Set up or log in secure ly at to access personal t ax account information including balance, payments, a nd tax records including adjusted gross income.
Ma ke final estimated tax payments for 2021 by Tuesd ay, Jan.18, 2022, to help avoid a tax-ti me bill and possible penalties.
Individuals can u se a bank account, prepaid debit ca rd or mobile app to use dire ct deposit and will need to provi de routing and account numbers. Learn h ow to open an account at an FDIC-Insur ed bank or through the National Cred it Union Locator Tool.
File a complete a nd accurate return electronically when ready a nd choose direct deposit for the quicke st refund.
Key filing season dates
There are sever al important dates taxpayers should keep in mi nd for this year's filing season:
January 14: IRS Free File opens. Taxpayers c an begin filing returns through IRS Fr ee File partners; tax returns will be transmitt ed to the IRS starting January 24. T ax software companies also are accepting t ax filings in advance.
January 18: Due da te for tax year 2021 fourth quart er estimated tax payment.
January 24: IRS begins 2022 tax season. Individu al 2021 tax returns begin being accept ed and processing begins
January 28: Earned Inco me Tax Credit Awareness Day to rai se awareness of valuable tax credits availab le to many people – including t he option to use prior-year income to qualify.
Apr il 18: Due date to file 2021 t ax return or request extension and p ay tax owed due to Emancipation D ay holiday in Washington, D.C., even f or those who live outside the area.
Apr il 19: Due date to file 2021 t ax return or request extension and p ay tax owed for those who li ve in MA or ME due to Patriot s’ Day holiday
October 17: Due date to fi le for those requesting an extension on the ir 2021 tax returns
Planning ahead
It’s never t oo early to get ready for t he tax-filing season ahead. For more ti ps and resources, check out the G et Ready page on

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sending letters to recipients of advan ce payments and third . Usi ng the information in these letters wh en preparing your tax return can redu ce errors, avoid refund delays.


It pays to file your tax es! If you’re 18 or older, or ha ve a qualifying child, earn less th an $30K a year, and have an S SN or ITIN you might qualify f or & Young Child Tax Cred it and federal . These credits c an boost your tax refund by thousan ds of dollars! Find out more at tc

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Employers: For answers to your questio ns about the retroactive termination of t he Employee Retention Credit, the IRS issu ed guidance to help.

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IRS issued standard mileage rates f or 2022→58.5 cents per mile driven f or business use. The optional standard milea ge rates are used to calculate t he deductible costs of operating a c ar for business, charitable, medical or movi ng purposes.

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El IRS emitió tarifas estándar p or millaje para 2022 → 58.5 centav os por milla conducida para uso comerci al. Las tarifas estándar por millaje opcional es se utilizan para calcular los cost os deducibles de operar un automóvil c on fines comerciales, benéficos, médicos o de mudan za.

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Many different factors can affect t he timing of your refund after we recei ve your return. Some returns may requi re additional review and may take long er to issue a refund.
for t he upcoming tax filing season by learni ng what to do to avoid a refu nd delay. Get started by clicking he re:

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If you didn't qualify for t he third Economic Impact Payment or d id not receive the full amount, y ou may be eligible for the Recove ry Rebate Credit. If you're eligible, you' ll need to file a 2021 t ax return even if you don't usual ly file.
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