Tax time is important for many people, it may be an opportunity to receive their largest payment of the year through their tax refund.
When can I file my taxes and how long do I have?
IRS began accepting tax returns February 12, 2021. They also recently announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021. Learn more about Tax Day extension.
Direct Deposit is the safest and fastest way to receive a tax refund. Setting up direct deposit is not just quicker and more secure, it’s also a particularly good solution if you don’t have an address where you can reliably receive mail. If you do not have a bank or credit union account, you can explore account options that are safe, affordable, insured and can be opened remotely .
How can I file my taxes for free or receive assistance filing my taxes at no cost?
There are multiple ways for you to file your taxes at no cost to you and your family if you meet eligibility requirements. Free filing services are generally available to low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speakers. However, eligibility requirements do vary, so please confirm prior to preparing and filing your taxes. Learn more about where to file for free.
How can I claim my first or second round stimulus payment on my taxes?
IRS and Treasury have issued all first and second Economic Impact Payments. If you didn’t get a first or second payment or got less than the full amounts, you may qualify for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit and must file a 2020 tax return to claim it, even if you don’t normally file. Learn more.