2022 Tax Return Dates and Deadlines
The Form 1040 tax return deadline: April 18, 2023
Official IRS Tax Dates
Mark your calendar with these official IRS tax dates.
January 23, 2023
IRS Starts Processing Taxes
April 18, 2023
Filing Deadline for 2022 Taxes
October 16, 2023
Deadline for Extension Filers
State Payment Deadlines Vary
States are still updating their payment deadlines, and each state might have a different deadline. Learn More
When does tax season start?
The filing season for 2022 tax returns starts on January 23, 2023. The IRS will begin processing tax returns on that day.
When are taxes due?
Federal Taxes for the 2022 tax year are due on April 18, 2023. You can use FreeTaxUSA to file your Federal Taxes completely free. Start a Free Return
How do I extend my 2022 taxes?
If you are unable to file your individual taxes by April 18, 2023, you will still be able to file an extension. Start Free Extension
After you have filed an extension, you have until October 16, 2023 to file your federal and state taxes. You can use FreeTaxUSA to file an extended tax return anytime until the October 16, 2023 deadline.
What happens if you miss the IRS deadline?
If you miss both the April 18, 2023 and the October 16, 2023 deadline, you'll want to file your returns as soon as possible. We can help you file your late tax returns. Just go to our prior years page and select which tax year you want to file. After that, we'll walk you through all the steps you need to complete your prior year tax returns. You will have to print out your tax forms and mail them to the IRS because the IRS will not accept e-filed tax returns after the extension deadline.
Is it too late to file past year taxes?
It is not too late to file back taxes. You can use FreeTaxUSA to file taxes from 2021 all the way back to 2015. Use our prior year software to file whichever year you missed. Most people even have a return waiting for them, and the best part is it only costs $17.99. Provide your tax documents and fill out the information and we'll take care of all the calculations. Then print your tax return and mail it to the IRS.