The 2021 tax filing deadline is April 15. This is the date by which you must file your federal income tax return. If you're not able to file by the deadline, you can request an extension from the IRS. However, you will still need to pay any taxes owed by the April 15 deadline. Interest and penalties may apply if you don't pay on time.
If you're expecting a refund, there's no penalty for filing late. However, the sooner you file, the sooner you'll get your money.
If you need help preparing your tax return, there are many resources available. The IRS website offers free online tools and publications. You can also find assistance from tax professionals or software programs.
There's a lot to know about the 2021 tax filing deadline. Watch this quick video to stay informed and file your return on time to avoid any penalties.