10 Tax Deadlines for April 18 (Today is Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between requesting a tax extension, making IRA or HSA contributions, and meeting other tax deadlines, there's more to do today than just filing your federal income tax return.

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Time is running out if you haven't filed your 2021 federal income tax return yet. This year's tax filing deadline is April 18 for most people – that's today! (The deadline is April 19 for residents of Maine (opens in new tab) and Massachusetts (opens in new tab).) But filing your federal tax return isn't the only thing you should be thinking about today – there are a few more tax deadlines to worry about, too.

You might have to take some action today if you're self-employed, saving for retirement or college, have a health savings account, or employ a nanny. There are other reasons why you might have a tax-related deadline today, too. And, of course, overlooking a tax deadline could cost you money – either in additional taxes, penalties, or interest. So, as a quick reminder, here are 10 tax deadlines for today that you don't want to miss. Check them out to see if something unexpected applies to you.

Rocky Mengle
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rocky was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023. He has more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, he worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky has a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.