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US Tax deadlines for tax years 2022/23 and Economic Impact Payments

An overview of the US tax deadlines for tax years 2022 and 2023 and crucial information about Economic Impact Payments that US citizens are entitled to, wherever they live.

Written by Lauren Ross on 24 January 2023

 

US Tax Deadlines 2022 and 2023

  • 2022 key US tax deadlines
    • 18 April 2023: Tax Deadline to pay
    • 15 June 2023: Automatic two-months extension for expats to file taxes
    • Tax filing date can be extended to 15 December for expats when extension will be filed by 6/15/2023
  • 2023 US tax deadlines 
    • 15 April 2024: Tax Deadline to pay
    • 17 June 2024: Automatic two-months extension for expats to file taxes
    • Tax filing date can be extended to 16 December for expats when extension will be filed by 6/17/2024

Economic Impact Payments

Both the Treasury Department and the IRS have been automatically distributing economic impact payments of $1,200 per taxpayer to individual tax filers with a gross income of up to $75,000, and up to $150,000 for married couples that file joint returns, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Tax filers will have the amount of the payment reduced if their income exceeds this amount, by $5 for every $100 over the above income bracket.  Your adjusted gross income is based on your 2019 tax return if this has been filed or your 2018 return.

If you filing status is single or married filing separate you will not receive any payment if your adjusted gross income exceeds $99,000. If you filing status is married filing jointly you will not receive a payment if your adjusted gross income exceeds $198,000.

US taxpayers can still claim missing Economic Impact Payments by filing 2020 and 2021 tax returns, assuming they are eligible and they have not yet received them.

Advanced child tax credit payments

Advanced child tax credit payments that may have been received from July - December 2021 will have to be returned/paid back (as part of your 2021 tax liability) to IRS if your main home was not in the US for more than half of 2021.

Why it’s best to file as soon as possible

Taxpayers that do not owe money to the IRS are that are owed refunds are being urged to not leave them until the last minute and to file for them as quickly as possible, resulting in them receiving them much sooner.

Many financial issues have been caused by Covid-19, and the filers that have been drastically affected by these and are more-so in need of money due to the pandemic, will benefit much sooner if completed early. Electronically filed returns are issued within a three-week period, however this time frame is doubled with paper-filed returns.

It is worth noting that you are still able to file for a six-month extension to file your returns which has not changed, although with this you must consider looking into your home state to see exactly what its guidelines are for extensions, as different states will vary what exactly is granted.

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As part of our introduction service, you will be offered a free 15-minute consultation where the specialist will review your current situation and discuss how the various changes may affect you. If you need more in depth assistance following the consultation, the specialist will be able to provide you with a fee quotation for their services.

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