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When can you file taxes

What’s the earliest you can file taxes 2021? The tax season is coming up fast and taxpayers who are expecting a refund from the IRS will surely want to file their federal income tax returns as early as possible.

The tax season start date will be announced by the Internal Revenue Service in late-December. The earliest day to file taxes is usually between January 27 and 31. As soon as the IRS announces the tax season start, we will keep you updated but you can take January 31 as the earliest day to file taxes.

If you’re wondering about whether or not you should file taxes early, we highly suggest doing so because you will get your refund much faster — and added with not worrying about taxes at all, it’s just better to file it and be done with it.

How soon can I get my refund?

The IRS generally issues and sends tax refunds within 21 days of filing your return. However, this timeframe is only for electronically filed tax returns. If you file a paper tax return, it can take anywhere from 30 to 45 days. This is even longer for state income tax returns.

Is my stimulus check added to my refund?

The IRS will issue stimulus checks as part of a stimulus tax credit. This credit is refundable like the child tax and earned income tax credit. If you owe taxes to the IRS, it will cut the amount you owe instead of contributing to a refund.

How can I see my refund status?

Check your refund status using the Where’s My Refund tool. You will see every three steps to your tax refund; return received, refund approved, and refund sent. t usually takes between 21 to 30 days to get a refund.

When can I amend my tax return?

There is no specific deadline to amend a tax return but for credits and refunds, you must amend your return within 3 years after the date you filed your original return. Take note that it takes significantly longer for the IRS to process amended tax returns.

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