The tax filing and payment deadlines in 2021 is the same as any other year—April 15. However, you can shift these dates depending on your tax situation.
All taxpayers have the option to file for a tax extension. If you’re in need of extra time to gather your tax documents or expecting an information return that you haven’t received yet, file tax extension. With an extension, you will have six more months to file a tax return.
Although you will push the tax filing deadline further, the tax payment deadline is going to remain the same as it is. You must file taxes by April 15 even if you file for an extension. When filing an extension, you will need to state the estimated tax liability for 2020 and pay taxes. If you withheld or paid more tax than your tax liability, you won’t be required to pay though.
Learn more about filing tax extension.
As for deadlines to fulfill other tax duties, here are a few notable due dates.
Information Returns Deadline
Businesses, individuals, and organizations are required to report income paid. These fall under information returns. A few examples of information returns include Form W-2—Wage and Tax Statement, Forms 1099, Forms 1098, Forms 1094, and Form 3921, and Form 3922.
There are two deadlines for these information returns. Since you are also required to file these tax forms to report to the IRS, the deadline to report the IRS and the deadline to file to the recipient is different.
For the 2021 tax season, the deadline to file information returns to the IRS is February 28th. On the other hand, the deadline to file to recipients is much earlier. All taxpayers must file information returns to the recipients by January 31st.