As of Tuesday, February 1, 2022 all NACA Members MUST have their 2021 W2’s and 1099’s submitted to their NACA files. By law, employers are required to have these in your hands by January 31st, and you should immediately submit them to your NACA file if you have not done so already. 

As of the time of this posting, there has been no extension granted for filing tax returns this year.

2021 tax returns must be submitted to your NACA file no later than Monday, April 18th, 2022, the filing deadline for 2021 taxes. This means your 2021 tax return should also be in your NACA file no later than April 18th. The IRS will begin accepting 2021 returns on January 24th.

Why are taxes due April 18 instead of April 15 this year? As most people know, Tax Day is usually on April 15, unless it falls on a weekend or holiday, in which case it’s pushed back to the next available business day. Emancipation Day is being observed in the District of Columbia on April 15. The holiday honors the end of slavery in Washington, D.C.  Since April 15 is a legal holiday in D.C., the IRS can’t require tax returns be filed that day. The next business day is April 18 – so that becomes Tax Day in 2022 for most people. Maine and Massachusetts have until April 19th because of the observation of Patriots’ Day in those two states on the 18th.

Failure to comply will mean your file cannot move forward until the completed return has been submitted to your file. If you have completed your 2021 tax return and are simply waiting to file, please go ahead and send a signed copy of the return into your NACA file now. 

By the way, that means ALL pages of your tax return. All attached schedules, forms, etc. that you filed with your return must be submitted to your NACA file as well. 

Members who file a Form 4868 (Automatic Extension of Filing Deadline) will not be allowed to progress until their income tax return has been filed with the IRS and the return submitted to their file. The extension does NOT grant a waiver where your NACA file is concerned. 

Likewise, members who owe taxes this year must have that tax debt paid in full without exception before their file may continue to move forward. 

As of this writing, we’re finally back to normal this year after all the confusion the past couple of years. Should an extension of the filing deadline be given again in 2022, we will immediately update this forum with the new information.

Submit your W2 or 1099 as soon as you receive it, file on time and submit the signed return to your file ASAP (but by April 18 for certain), and have any taxes owed this year paid in full.Failure to comply will mean your file cannot move forward until the completed return has been submitted to your file. If you have completed your 2021 tax return and are simply waiting to file, please go ahead and send a signed copy of the return into your NACA file now. 

By TTrumble

Online Operations Team and Forum Administrator for NACA. Based in the NACA National Counseling Center in Charlotte, NC.

2 thoughts on “2022 Tax Season Requirements for Your NACA File”
  1. IRS is severely backed up in processing returns etc, thus account transcripts are not being processed and taking longer then 20 months to update. It is a condition for my file. Can wait to see if I can get threw the process before the deadline, or will I have to add a additional 20 months to the process for IRS to update 2021 account transcripts?

    1. Hello Latoya,

      I’m afraid the information you have regarding availability of tax return transcripts is considerably outdated. While there were massive delays in 2020, with even the filing deadline that year being pushed back to August, the IRS has worked steadily to catch up. While your individual tax status and how you filed may have some effect on availability, transcripts ordered online through the IRS website are arriving by mail in about ten days.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.