Jan 05, 2022
Question of the Day

Question of the Day: What is the deadline for filing your 2021 tax return?

Answer: April 18th, 2022


  • Just like schoolwork, why is it important to know the deadline to file your tax return?
  • Can you file your tax return early? Why might you file BEFORE the deadline?
  • Why do you think the IRS gives people a few months after the end of the tax year to file their tax return?

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Behind the numbers (TurboTax)

When are taxes due?
2021 was an eventful year for taxes, from extensions and exemptions to loans and stimulus checks. Wondering how all of those changes might affect your tax deadlines for the 2021 tax year, taxes you’ll file in 2022?

What's the fastest way to file my tax return?
The fastest way to file your tax return is to file electronically.

E-filing your tax return to the IRS is more secure than paper filing. Because the tax return is electronically transmitted to the IRS, you don't have to worry about it getting lost in the mail or arriving late. You'll also get confirmation right away that the IRS received your return and has started processing it.

What if I need more time?
Don't let a looming tax deadline force you to rush through the tax filing process and make a mistake on your return. Simply request an extension.

The IRS grants an automatic six-month extension of the tax filing deadline to anyone who requests it. You can request an extension electronically with TurboTax or mail Form 4868.



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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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