February 2022

How Quickly I’ll receive my refund?

We issue most refunds in less than 21 calendar days. However, the tax return may require additional review and may take longer. The “Where’s My Refund?” has the latest information about your refund.

It’s taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue refunds for some 2020 tax returns that require review, including incorrect refund recovery credit amounts, or returns where 2019 income was used to calculate the tax credit Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).

There are many things that can affect when we issue your refund after receiving your return. Although we issue most refunds in less than 21 days, your refund may take longer. Also, remember to also take into account the time it takes for your financial institution to post the refund to your account, or for the refund to arrive in the mail.

Some returns take longer to process than others for many reasons,
including returns that:

• They have errors, such as incorrect amounts of refund recovery credit
they are incomplete.
• Need further review overall.
• Are affected by identity theft or fraud.
• Include a claim for the earned income tax credit or the additional child tax credit.

Cambios en American Rescue Plan

Cambios en el Plan American Rescue pueden aumentar los reembolsos para muchas familias; las personas deben presentar una solicitud incluso si no lo han hecho durante años.

El Servicio de Impuestos Internos instó hoy a los estadounidenses a presentar una declaración de impuestos federales sobre la renta de 2021 para que puedan aprovechar los beneficios fiscales clave incluidos en el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense y otra legislación reciente.

A menudo, las personas y las familias pueden obtener estos beneficios fiscales ampliados, incluso si tienen poco o ningún ingreso de un trabajo, negocio u otra fuente. Esto significa que muchas personas que normalmente no necesitan presentar una declaración deberían considerar hacerlo este año. Debido a que reclamar estos beneficios podría generar reembolsos de impuestos para muchas personas, las personas deben presentar una declaración precisa electrónicamente y elegir el depósito directo para evitar demoras en el procesamiento y acelerar la entrega de su reembolso.

Tax season 2022 is on

Tax season is on. The IRS began accepting and processing federal income returns for the latest tax year on Jan 24. Between now and April 18, which is the filing deadline for most Americans, nearly all taxpayers will submit their taxes electronically.

When it comes to e-filing, also known as online filing, there seem to be as many options to get the job done as there are forms to fill out. Which online filing option is right for you may depend on your income, your budget, the complexity of your return — and perhaps your patience for filling out forms.

This year, IRS Free File is open to all U.S. taxpayers whose 2021 adjusted gross incomes were $73,000 or less. And it doesn’t matter if you’re reporting unemployment income or capital gains: If you meet the program’s income eligibility, then IRS Free File will find you an online service that’ll do your tax math, answer so-called “simple” questions and submit your returns — all for free.