Monday is Tax Day 2021: New tax filing deadline is here

Posted at 1:20 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 17:33:02-04

There's still time to do your taxes, but the clock is ticking because Monday is Tax Day.

The deadline is usually April 15, but the IRS pushed it back because of the pandemic.

That means your federal tax returns and income taxes you might owe must be turned in by the end of the day.

You can file for an extension, but remember the extension is to file your taxes. It is not an extension to pay the money you might owe for 2020. 

This story was originally published by Robin Dich at Newsy.

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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.