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Due Dates

All due dates assume that the date falls on a business day. If the due date falls on a holiday or weekend, the due date will be the next business day.

January 15
Individuals – Make a payment of your estimated tax for this year if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the final installment date for this year’s estimated tax. However, you do not have to make this payment if you file this year’s return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due by January 31 of the following year.

January 31
Employers – Federal unemployment tax. File Form 940 (or 940-EZ) for this year.

Employers – Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File Form 941 for the fourth quarter of this year.

Employers – Give your employees their copies of Form W-2 for the previous year.

Employers – Give annual information statements to recipients of 1099 payments made during previous year.

March 15
S Corporations – File a previous calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S)Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder’s Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004

S Corporation election – File Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation, to choose to be treated as an S Corporation beginning with current calendar year. If Form 2553 is filed late, S treatment will begin with next calendar year.

April 15
Individuals – File an income tax return for previous year (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, or you can get an extension by phone if you pay part or all of your estimate of income tax due with a credit card. Then file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by October 15.

Individuals – If you are not paying your current year income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your current estimated tax. Use Form 1040-ES.

Partnerships – File a previous calendar year return (Form 1065). Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner’s Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1. If you want an automatic 5-month extension of time to file the return and provide Schedule K-1 or a substitute Schedule K-1, file Form 7004. Then file Form 1065 by September 15.

April 30
Employers – Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the first quarter of current year. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until May 10 to file the return.

Employers – Federal Unemployment Tax. Deposit the tax owed through March if more than $500.

Individuals – Make a payment of your current estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second installment date for estimated tax in current year.

August 1

Employers – Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the second quarter of the current year. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return.) If you have deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until August 10 to file the return.

Employers – Federal Unemployment Tax. Deposit the tax owed through June if more than $500.

September 15
Individuals – Make a payment of your current year estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment date for estimated tax in the current year.

Partnerships – File a previous year return (Form 1065). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 5-month extension. Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute K-1.

S corporations – File a previous year income tax return (Form 1120S).This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 6-month extension. Otherwise, see March 15. Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) or a substitute Schedule K-1.

October 15
Individuals – If you have an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax return for previous year, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.

October 31
Employers – Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the third quarter of the current year. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until November 10 to file the return.

Employers – Federal Unemployment Tax. Deposit the tax owed through September if more than $500.

All Employers – Give your employees their copies of Form W-2 for the previous year by January 31 of the following year. If an employee agreed to receive Form W-2 electronically, post it on a website accessible to the employee and notify the employee of the posting by January 31st.