Tax Filing Deadline Date Changed for 2022
In 2022, it will be a federal holiday changing the traditional tax filing deadline, not the COVID-19 pandemic. Emancipation Day falls on Saturday, April 16th, but the holiday is observed in Washington D.C. on Friday, April 15th. Because April 15th is a federal holiday, the tax filing deadline has been pushed back to Monday, April 18th. This will apply to all states except Massachusetts and Maine who will have until April 19th for tax filing. April 18th will also be the deadline to request an automatic extension.
The IRS has yet to announce the day it will begin accepting 2021 returns.
Advance Child Tax Credit Recipients
To help taxpayers reconcile and receive all the Child Tax Credits to which they are entitled, the IRS has begun sending Letter 6419 to anyone who received at least one advance Child Tax Credit payment from July to December 2021. Even if you stopped payments at some point, you should still expect to receive a letter.
The letter will include the total amount of advance Child Tax Credit payments taxpayers received in 2021 and the number of qualifying children used to calculate the advance payments.
Married filers should take note: Each spouse will receive their own IRS Letter 6419.