Missed the deadline? Don’t lose your refund by not filing, even if it’s after the filing deadline.

If you requested an extension, you have until October 17 to timely file your 2021 tax return. Special extensions apply to some disaster victims.

If you still need to file:

  • Make sure you claim the tax benefits you’re due with IRS Free File.
  • Get the full amount of the Child Tax Credit. Reconcile the advance payments of the Child Tax Credits you received in 2021.
  • Missing stimulus payments for you or our family members? Find if you’re eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit, especially if you welcomed a new child or dependent family member in 2021.

Claiming Dependents and Filing Status

Tax Credits

Education Tax Benefits

Children’s Income

Life Events

Learn how life events can affect the tax you owe and your refund.

Family Caregivers and Household Employees

Find if you need to pay federal employment tax for a family caregiver, babysitter, nanny, or housekeeper with the Household Employer's Tax Guide.