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What is the income tax deadline for 2021?

For the second year in a row, the IRS has extended the tax deadline due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic.

The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.

Despite the extension, the IRS is encouraging taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to.

For those who can’t file by the May 17, 2021 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request an extension to file their return.