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2021 Taxes: Key Dates and Numbers

The 2022 tax season is upon us! Time to gather your documents, note the deadlines and prepare to file your 2021 taxes. To help guide you through the process, we've put together a listing of the key dates and numbers you need to know below.

Whether you do your own taxes or work with a tax professional, remember that tax time isn't the only time you should be thinking about your finances. In fact, creating a comprehensive and strategic plan can go a long way toward helping you to achieve your financial and life goals – not to mention avoid paying more than necessary at tax time.

Get in touch to see how we can put our Plan Well, Invest Well, Live Well strategic process to work for the benefit of you and your loved ones.

Key Dates for the 2022 Tax Season

There are several important dates taxpayers should keep in mind for this year's filing season:

  • January 14: IRS Free File opens. Taxpayers can begin filing returns through IRS Free File partners; tax returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting January 24. Tax software companies also are accepting tax filings in advance.
  • January 18: Due date for tax year 2021 fourth quarter estimated tax payment.
  • January 24: IRS begins 2022 tax season. Individual 2021 tax returns begin being accepted and processing begins.
  • January 28: 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.
  • April 18: Due date to file 2021 tax return or request extension and pay tax owed due to Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., even for those who live outside the area.
  • April 19: Due date to file 2021 tax return or request extension and pay tax owed for those who live in MA or ME due to Patriots' Day holiday.
  • October 17: Due date to file for those requesting an extension on their 2021 tax returns.


Key Numbers for 2021 Taxes: Tax Brackets, Deductions, Contribution Limits and More

Use this Key 2021 Tax Numbers printable pdf as a handy reference sheet for 2021 tax brackets, deductions, retirement and HSA contribution limits, capital gains taxes, Qualified Business Income deduction limits, payroll taxes and more.

Tax and Personal Finance Calculators

Check out the Financial Calculators page in our Resource Center for helpful resources, including a 1040 Tax Calculator, Estate Tax Planning calculator, and many other financial calculators to help you Plan Well.

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