Important Tax Dates

2016

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


January

Friday, 15

  • Individuals: Pay the final installment of your 2014 estimated tax. Use Form 1040-ES.
  • Farmers and fishermen: Pay your estimated tax for 2014. Use Form 1040-ES.

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February

Tuesday, 2

  • Furnish Forms 1098, 1099 and W-2G to recipients for certain payments during 2014. Furnish Form W-2 to employees who worked for you during 2014.
  • File Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 and/or 945 if you did not deposit all taxes when due.
  • File your tax return if you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15th

Wednesday, 10

  • File Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 and/or 945 if you timely deposited all required payments.

Wednesday, 17

  • File a new Form W-4 if you claimed exemption from income tax withholding in 2014.
  • Furnish Forms 1099-B, 1099-S and certain Forms 1099-MISC to recipients.

Thursday, 18

  • Begin withholding on employees who claimed exemption from withholding in 2014 but did not file a W-4 to continue withholding exemption in 2015.

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March

Wednesday, 2

  • File Form 1096 with information returns, including Forms 1098, 1099 and W-2G for payments made during 2014.
  • File Form W-3 with Copy A of all Forms W-2 issued for 2014.
  • Farmers and fishermen: File Form 1040 and pay any tax due. However, you have until Apr 15 to file if you paid your 2014 estimated tax payments by Jan 15, 2015.

Tuesday, 15

  • Corporations: File Form 1120 for calendar year and pay any tax due. For automatic 6-month extension, file Form 7004 and deposit estimated tax.
  • S Corporations: File Form 1120S for calendar year and pay any tax due. Furnish a copy of Sch. K-1 to each shareholder. File Form 2553 to elect S Corporation status beginning with calendar year 2015.
  • Electing Large Partnerships: Furnish Sch. K-1 (Form 1065-B) to each partner.

Tuesday, 31

  • Electronically file Forms W-2, W-2G, 1098, 1099, and 8027.

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April

Monday, 18

  • Individuals: File Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. For automatic 6-month extension file Form 4868 and deposit estimated tax. Pay the first installment of 2015 estimated tax.
  • Partnerships: File Form 1065 and furnish a copy of Sch. K-1 to each partner.
  • Electing Large Partnerships: File Form 1065-B calendar year return.
  • Household Employers: File Sch. H with Form 1040 if you paid $1,900 or more to a household employee.
  • Corporations: Deposit the first installment of your 2015 estimated tax.

Friday, 29

  • Employers: File Form 941 for the first quarter.
  • Deposit FUTA tax owed through Mar if more than $500.

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May

Wednesday, 11

  • File Form 941 for the first quarter if you timely deposited all required payments.

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June

Wednesday, 15

  • Individuals living outside the U.S.: File Form 1040.
  • Individuals: Pay the second installment of 2015 estimated tax.
  • Corporations: Deposit the second installment of your 2015 estimated tax.

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July

Friday, 29

  • Deposit FUTA owed through June if more than $500.
  • File Form 941 for the second quarter.
  • File Form 5500 or 5500-EZ for calendar year 2014 employee benefit plan

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August

Wednesday, 10

  • File Form 941 for the second quarter if you timely deposited all required payments.

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September

Thursday, 15

  • Individuals: Pay the third installment of your 2015 estimated tax.
  • Partnerships: File Form 1065 if you timely requested a 5-month extension.
  • Corporations: File calendar year Form 1120 or 1120S if you timely requested a 6-month extension.
  • Corporations: Deposit the third installment of your 2015 estimated tax.

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October

Tuesday, 18

  • Individuals: File Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if you timely requested a 6-month extension.
  • Electing Large Partnerships: File Form 1065-B if you timely requested a 6-month extension.
  • File Form 5500 if you timely requested an extension on Form 5558.

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November

Wednesday, 2

  • File Form 941 for the third quarter.
  • Deposit FUTA owed through Sep if more than $500.

Thursday, 10

  • File Form 941 for the third quarter if you timely deposited all required payments.

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December

Thursday, 15

  • Corporations: Deposit the fourth installment of your 2015 estimated tax.

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