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When Are Taxes Due? Tax Deadlines 2022

Each year, everyone's favorite annual obligation rolls around: getting those taxes filed. And whether you're an early bird or enjoy the adrenaline rush of a last-minute race to the finish line, there's a question that unites us all: "When are taxes due this year?"

Here's a cheat sheet to all the important tax deadlines for 2022 — from your federal income tax return due date to estimated tax payments.

When are federal income taxes due in 2022?

The tax deadline for filing a 2021 federal return is April 18, 2022. Residents of Maine and Massachusetts get an extra day — their deadline is April 19, 2022.

Nerdy tip: You may be wondering why this year's tax day is not the standard April 15 date you know and love. That's because the IRS rolls over the federal tax due date to the next business day following a holiday or weekend. This year, Friday, April 15 is Emancipation Day. As a result, the IRS pushed back the federal filing deadline to April 18. Residents of Maine and Massachusetts get an additional day to file because of another holiday (Patriot's Day) celebrated in their states.

Do you have to file taxes by the April 18 deadline?

No, but there's a catch. If you request a tax extension by April 18, 2022, your tax return will be due on October 17, 2022. However, your tax bill will still be due on April 18, 2022. Getting a tax extension provides more time to file your tax return, but it does not provide more time to pay your taxes.

When are state income taxes due?

State income tax due dates typically follow the federal deadline — but there are some exceptions. For example, residents of Virginia get until May 1 to file their state returns. Check with your state's taxes and revenue authority for further information.

Tax deadline for quarterly estimated payments

If you're self-employed, an independent contractor or have investment earnings, you might be curious about another set of deadlines: quarterly estimated payments. The IRS requires these quarterly estimated tax payments from many people whose income isn’t subject to payroll withholding tax.

For estimated taxes, the answer to "When are taxes due?" varies. The year is divided into four payment periods, and each period has its own payment due date. Click below to see the dates for 2022.

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