May 26, 2022

The Chronicle has complied the following recommendations from the Oregon Department of Revenue (ODR) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) designed to help you navigate successfully through the tax season.

The Oregon Department of Revenue

The IRS and DOR will begin accepting efile tax returns on Jan. 24. The tax filing deadline this year is April 18.

Returns will be processed in the order they are received. However, as in years past, the department won’t issue personal income tax refunds until mid-February. A refund hold is part of the department’s tax fraud prevention efforts and allows for confirmation that the amounts claimed on tax returns match what employers report on forms W-2 and 1099.

Revenue encourages taxpayers to organize their tax records and check on the following items before filing their 2021 tax return to ensure that it is a complete and accurate tax return:

  • Make sure your information is current at Revenue Online.
  • If you don’t have a Revenue Online account, we encourage you to set one up.
  • See the IRS and DOR websites for tax filing tips.
  • Assemble your W-2 from your employer(s), 1099 forms and other documents you will need to file.

Check the amount of any Child Tax Credit payments you received. Advance payments were sent automatically by the IRS to those eligible. Families who received advance payments need to file a 2021 tax…

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