The Tax Returns are due April 18, 2022. The IRS begins accepting tax returns in late January. If you need to complete your tax return in April, the following are tips that may be helpful for a last-minute tax filer. 1. Have your taxes filed electronically. The IRS is sitting on a massing backlog of unprocessed tax returns from previous tax years. Sending your taxes in on paper, you might end up waiting a really long time for your refund to deposit in your bank account. Filing electronically generally takes the IRS half the time to process electronically filed returns as it does for the agency to process paper returns. When filing electronically you'll be less likely to have errors and prevent your tax return from getting rejected.