Body New Tax Deadline is May 17 Get details on the new tax deadlines. If you need more time: Find out what to do if you can’t pay what you owe by May 17. Ask for an extension to file to Oct. 17. An extension to file is not an extension to pay taxes owed. Understand penalties and interest may apply after the deadline. If you already filed a paper return, we will process it in the order we received it. Do not file a second tax return or call the IRS. Check Back for Updates to this Page For the latest updates on coronavirus tax relief, check IRS.gov/coronavirus. We’re reviewing the tax provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law on March 11, 2021. Tools Get Your Tax Information for FAFSA Get Information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Parents can claim certain tax credits or deductions depending on their filing status. Read our publication about the tax rules. Using IRS Free File or getting free tax help from volunteers can make sure you claim the tax benefits you’re due. Claiming Dependents and Filing Status Determine your filing status with the Interactive Tax Assistant Find out if you can claim a child or relative as a dependent with the Interactive Tax Assistant File Form 8332, Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent Child Tax Credits Learn about the Child and Dependent Care Credit Read how to determine the Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents Does My Child/Dependent Qualify for the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents? Find out if you qualify for the Adoption Credit Learn about the gift tax and how it applies to the transfer of property Education Tax Benefits Find tax benefits for education Get tax information for students Am I Eligible to Claim an Education Credit? Find out if all or part of a scholarship or grant is tax free Children’s Income Find tax rules and forms to report income earned by a child or dependent File Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income File Form 8814, Parents’ Election to Report Child’s Interest and Dividends Life Events Learn how life events can affect the tax you owe and your refund. Find out if child support and alimony payments are taxable income (FAQ) Learn about tax rules that apply if you are divorced Learn how to file estate taxes or on behalf of a deceased taxpayer Use the Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure the right amount is withheld from your pay Family Caregivers and Household Employees Review the Household Employer's Tax Guide to see if you need to pay federal employment tax for a family caregiver, babysitter, nanny, or housekeeper.