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Important deadlines for the IRS and tax refunds in 2022

COVID-19 has disrupted the way the world functioned, and even extended deadlines for 2020 taxes in 2021.

While it has not been announced that the same would happen in 2022, it’s a possibility.

Whether COVID-19 will be a concern in the spring of 2022 is yet to be determined.

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There may even be new tax laws that don’t exist yet, and many stimulus laws have made tax season a bit more complicated.

For 2022, the deadlines may be more like they were before the pandemic. The deadlines before were in place due to IRS offices being closed and the world wide shutdown.

What are the current deadlines for taxes in 2022?

Taxes as of now need to be filed by April 15, 2022.

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If they aren’t filed by that point then you’ll need to file for an automatic extension by April 15.

Hopefully with a bit more normalcy, tax refunds can be received with in a few weeks.

Prior to the pandemic the IRS accepted returns during the last week of January.

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New legislation may delay their acceptance by a couple of weeks.

If you’re looking to get your refund as soon as possible, there are some things to keep in mind.

How early you file matters. Typically the earlier you file, the sooner it’s accepted for processing.

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Which tax credits you claim influences how long it takes to process.

When filing online the return is usually processed quicker than when filing by mail.

If a return is filed with an Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit it will take longer to process in order to verify.

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