Americans already starting to receive tax refunds

Deadline to file is April 18th
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Posted at 8:16 AM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 11:16:20-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The IRS says Americans are already starting to receive their tax refunds.

On Friday the federal agency released statistics showing it has received nearly 17-million returns as of February 4th. That's on top of the backlog of 2020 returns the IRS is busy working through.

The IRS says nearly 13-million tax returns have been processed. The average refund has been around $2,200.

The IRS began accepting returns on January 24th.

Americans have until April 18th to file.

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The filing deadline to submit 2021 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed is Monday, April 18, 2022, for most taxpayers. By law, Washington, D.C., holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone in the same way federal holidays do. The due date is April 18, instead of April 15, because of the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia for everyone except taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts. Taxpayers in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 19, 2022, to file their returns due to the Patriots' Day holiday in those states. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, October 17, 2022, to file.