Tax Tips for April 2022

IRS Tax Withholding Estimator helps taxpayers get their federal withholding right

Tax Tip 2022-66, April 28, 2022 — All taxpayers should review their federal withholding each year to make sure they're not having too little or too much tax withheld. Doing this now can help protect against facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty in 2023.

Understanding taxpayer rights: The right to challenge the IRS's position and be heard

Tip 2022-65, April 27, 2022 — Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights when working with the IRS which are known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. One of these is the right to challenge the IRS's position and be heard.

Extension filers: Tax help is just a click away on IRS.gov

COVID Tax Tip 2022-64, April 26, 2022 — Taxpayers with an extension can file when they are ready but most should file by October 17, 2022. Special deadline exceptions may apply for some disaster victims, certain military service members and eligible support personnel in combat zones.

Here’s how taxpayers can resolve common after-tax day issues

COVID Tax Tip 2022-63, April 25, 2022 — This year’s deadline to file and pay federal income taxes has passed for most people. If a taxpayer is due a refund, there is no penalty for filing late. However, those who owe and missed the deadline without requesting an extension should file quickly to limit penalties and interest.

Taxpayers should open and carefully read any mail from the IRS

Tax Tip 2022-62, April 21, 2022 — The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons.

What someone should do if they missed the April deadline to file and pay taxes

Tax Tip 2022-61, April 20, 2022 — The federal income tax deadline has passed for most individual taxpayers. However, some haven't filed their 2021 tax returns or paid their tax due.

How taxpayers can check the status of their federal tax refund

Tax Tip 2022-60, April 19, 2022 — Once a taxpayer files their tax return, they want to know when they’ll receive their refund. The most convenient way to check on a tax refund is by using the Where's My Refund? tool on IRS.gov.

Most federal tax returns are due; people who can’t pay should still file on time

Tax Tip 2022-59, April 18, 2022 — The filing and payment deadline for most 2021 federal tax returns has arrived. Taxpayers should file or request an extension of time to file and pay any taxes they owe by the April 18, 2022, deadline to avoid penalties and interest.

Important reminders for people filing their tax return at the last minute

COVID Tax Tip 2022-58, April 14, 2022 — The April deadline for filing a 2021 tax return is near, but IRS tax help is available 24 hours a day on IRS.gov. Whether filing a tax return, requesting an extension, or making a payment, the IRS website has answers to most tax questions and can help people avoid having to call the IRS.

Here’s how to tell the difference between a hobby and a business for tax purposes

Tax Tip 2022-57, April 13, 2022 — A hobby is any activity that a person pursues because they enjoy it and with no intention of making a profit. People operate a business with the intention of making a profit.

What taxpayers should do if they get an identity theft letter from the IRS

Tax Tip 2022-56, April 12, 2022 — When a thief steals someone’s Social Security number, they can use it to file a fraudulent tax return. This is tax-related identity theft. The IRS scans tax returns for possible fraud.

What people should do if their third-round Economic Impact Payments are missing or incorrect

COVID Tax Tip 2022-55, April 11, 2022 — In 2021, the IRS issued more than 175 million third-round Economic Impact Payments, totaling over $400 billion. Most eligible people already received the full amount of their credit in advance and don't need to include any information about this payment when they file their 2021 tax return.

Why it may take longer than 21 days for some taxpayers to receive their federal refund

COVID Tax Tip 2022-54, April 7, 2022 — The IRS issues most refunds in fewer than 21 days for taxpayers who file electronically and choose direct deposit. However, some returns have errors or need more review and may take longer to process.

Anyone can get the latest tax news by following IRS on social media and subscribing to e-news

Tax Tip 2022-53, April 6, 2022 — People can stay connected to the IRS through the agency’s verified social media accounts and subscribing to e-news services. These communication channels provide valuable information all year, not just during filing season.

Options for taxpayers who need help paying their tax bill

Tax Tip 2022-52, April 5, 2022 — Taxpayers who can’t pay the full amount of federal taxes they owe should file their tax return on time and pay as much as possible. This will help reduce penalties and interest. If they can’t pay their full bill, they have some other options.

Time is running out to file for tax year 2018 and still get unclaimed refunds

Tax Tip 2022-51, April 4, 2022 — In 2018, over a million taxpayers didn’t file their federal return, leaving $1.5 billion in unclaimed refund money. It’s not too late for people to file and get their refund, but the deadline is soon.

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