2021 Income Tax Returns:  Deadline, Filing and Payment

As a responsible taxpayer, you should know the deadline for filing an income tax return and the venue of filing and paying. Understanding this essential tax compliance would save you from paying excessive tax penalties and surcharges.

When are the deadline for filing the income tax returns and payment of tax due?

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has extended the deadline for filing and payment to April 18 as the original deadline of April 15 falls on a Good Friday, which is a non-working holiday.

The extension is based on the general rule that if the cut-off falls on a holiday, non-working day, or weekend, the actual deadline is automatically moved to the next business day.

Where can I file my income tax returns? And pay the corresponding tax due?

Here’s the good news. You can choose which bank to file your tax return given the rush of last filers within days before the deadline.

According to Bank Bulletin 2022-06 issued by the BIR, authorized agent banks (AABs) are instructed to accept manually filed and out-of-district tax returns.

Moreover, in a separate advisory dated March 22, the BIR encourages taxpayers to file their 2021 ITR and pay the tax due through AABs or Revenue Collection Officers, regardless of RDO jurisdiction.

To serve you even better, for “no-payment” income tax returns, the BIR instructed taxpayers to submit them electronically using the eBIRForms facility. Otherwise, taxpayers will be penalized for wrong venue in relation to Section 248 of the Philippine Tax Code.

Taxpayers are also allowed to file the ITR using the eBIRForms and eFPS facilities and pay the tax due through any of the accredited e-Payment facilities of BIR.

Will AABs’ banking hours extended to accommodate tax filing and payment?

From April 1 – 18, AABs will entertain taxpayers until 5 PM. Aside from the banking hours extension, the RDOs will assign BIR personnel to the bank to help receive the ITR and corresponding payment.

Final Thoughts

As we all know, taxes help the government run its business. BIR leaves no stone unturned to generate the necessary funds for the national treasury.

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  1. We’re closing in on the tax deadline here, too. I gave all my info to my tax guy a month ago. I hate having it breathing down my neck.

  2. I feel like each year people are filing later and later, pushing the deadlines. I like to get mine out of the way early to not only collect a return, but so I don’t have to stress about deadlines.

  3. It’s that time of year again! Thank you so much for helping. I know so many people struggle with their income taxes. <3 You rock!

  4. Myyellowapron says:

    Such an informative post. Such helpful tips. Thank you for sharing. We have an accountant.

  5. This is awesome ad taxes can be painful to deal with and get them done.

  6. Thank you for this checklist of items and explanations. Taxes can seem taxing with all the different requirements. It have be a rush to get everything done on time.

  7. I really appreciate this extension date because I still haven’t done my taxes. Thankfully this is the time that the government gives an extension!

  8. Melanie Edjourian says:

    My husband and I always make sure that our tax return is completed and tax is paid before the deadline. It does help that the deadline has been extended for those that haven’t completed theirs in time.

  9. Great educational information on taxes. Thank you for writing this up.

  10. Woi! I almost to pay my taxes duly! Thank you for this timely reminder!

  11. Faith Stephenson says:

    I am glad to know all these information. I will definitely share this with others.

  12. Rosey says:

    My best friend’s husband has been dealing with this… The process and penalties of filing late are no fun at all. Best to get it done on time if at all possible!

    1. Yes. I got you. You need to process the taxes on time if you dont want to get penalized.

  13. Neely Moldovan says:

    Ah yes that time of year! We just finished ours but this is so importat!

  14. I feel like tax time always sneaks up on me. It is good to have the information and a good strategy for meeting all the deadlines.

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