HEAT ALERT

Excessive heat watch issued for New Jersey with sizzling temps in the 90s this week

Tax season begins two weeks early due to virus, IRS funding

This year's tax filing season will begin on Jan. 24, 17 days earlier than last year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday.

Associated Press

Jan 10, 2022, 6:17 PM

Updated 890 days ago

Share:

Tax season begins two weeks early due to virus, IRS funding
This year's tax filing season will begin on Jan. 24, 17 days earlier than last year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday.
The IRS is warning that a resurgence of COVID-19 infections on top of less funding authorization from Congress than the Biden administration had requested could make this filing season particularly challenging.
“The pandemic continues to create challenges, but the IRS reminds people there are important steps they can take to help ensure their tax return and refund don't face processing delays,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.
Avoiding a paper tax return will be more than important than ever this year to avert processing delays, Rettig said. He urged taxpayers to file their returns electronically and to get their refunds by direct deposit.
It is also import for taxpayers who received a COVID-19 relief Economic Impact Payment last year or who got an advance Child Tax Credit payment to make sure they report the correct amount on their tax returns to avoid processing delays, Rettig said.
The IRS will send letters to recipients of the impact payments and the advance Child Tax Credit payments and taxpayers can also check for the amounts they received on the website IRS.gov.
The deadline for tax returns to be filed is Monday, April 18 this year, three days later than the normal April 15 deadline for filing taxes. The later date is a result of a Emancipation Holiday in the District of Columbia. By law, Washington, D.C., holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone the same way federal holidays do.
April 18 is the deadline for filing tax returns or requesting an extension. which gives taxpayers until Oct. 17 to file their returns for 2021.


More from News 12
2:46
NJ Transit rail service into and out of NY Penn Station delayed up to 90 minutes due to disabled train

NJ Transit rail service into and out of NY Penn Station delayed up to 90 minutes due to disabled train

2:25
HEAT ALERT: Scorching high temperatures remain in place across New Jersey

HEAT ALERT: Scorching high temperatures remain in place across New Jersey

2:06
Doctors highlight the importance of using sunscreen, particularly for people of color

Doctors highlight the importance of using sunscreen, particularly for people of color

0:53
‘He’s a coward.’ Norcross calls out Platkin for filing racketeering indictment against him

‘He’s a coward.’ Norcross calls out Platkin for filing racketeering indictment against him

1:27
Jersey Shore towns open cooling centers to help residents deal with extreme heat

Jersey Shore towns open cooling centers to help residents deal with extreme heat

0:52
Jersey Proud: 4 men bike 217 miles from NY to Cape May to raise money for childhood cancer

Jersey Proud: 4 men bike 217 miles from NY to Cape May to raise money for childhood cancer

0:26
Police: Bloomfield man shot at vehicle in Montclair road rage incident

Police: Bloomfield man shot at vehicle in Montclair road rage incident

2:17
NJ Hall of Fame Entertainment & Learning Center to open this month at American Dream

NJ Hall of Fame Entertainment & Learning Center to open this month at American Dream

0:27
New Jersey AG investigates death during police encounter at Route 9 gas station in Woodbridge

New Jersey AG investigates death during police encounter at Route 9 gas station in Woodbridge

0:26
Officials: Wildfire in Berkeley Township temporarily closes portion of the Garden State Parkway

Officials: Wildfire in Berkeley Township temporarily closes portion of the Garden State Parkway

Prosecutors try to link alleged bribes of Sen. Bob Menendez to appointment of federal prosecutor

Prosecutors try to link alleged bribes of Sen. Bob Menendez to appointment of federal prosecutor

1:42
Animal experts urge pet owners to keep an eye on their animals during extreme heat

Animal experts urge pet owners to keep an eye on their animals during extreme heat

1:23
Doctors warn people with diabetes to be extra cautious during periods of extreme heat

Doctors warn people with diabetes to be extra cautious during periods of extreme heat

1:27
Police chase from Roxbury to Parsippany ends in fiery car crash; 3 burglary suspects hospitalized

Police chase from Roxbury to Parsippany ends in fiery car crash; 3 burglary suspects hospitalized

0:33
Some NJ schools announce early dismissals as state braces for heat wave

Some NJ schools announce early dismissals as state braces for heat wave

1:32
Landscaping care, tips for your lawn during extreme heat

Landscaping care, tips for your lawn during extreme heat

0:30
Newark police: Delivery driver assaulted, robbed last month; suspects sought

Newark police: Delivery driver assaulted, robbed last month; suspects sought

0:30
Morristown's Nic Fink to compete in 2024 Paris Olympics

Morristown's Nic Fink to compete in 2024 Paris Olympics

2:28
Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

1:41
Police: Justin Timberlake charged with DWI in Sag Harbor

Police: Justin Timberlake charged with DWI in Sag Harbor