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2021 federal tax season dates announced; expect delays

[1]The 2021 tax filing season will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022, and run through April 18, 2022. However, taxpayers are warned that between the ongoing pandemic and a lack of resources at the Internal Revenue Service, returns could be slow to process.

Also of note, by law the IRS cannot issue a refund involving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) [2] or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) [3] before mid-February. The purpose of the law is to prevent fraudulent refunds from being issued. Even so, the IRS urges taxpayers to submit completed filing paperwork as soon as possible after January 24 to help ensure their tax return and any potential refunds don’t face processing delays.

For more information on your 2021 tax return filing, contact your ShindelRock tax professional [4].