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Federal Tax Calendar

Here are some key dates for the current tax year.Source: Internal Revenue Service, 2019

2020

January

15 –   Fourth quarter 2019 estimated tax due. Use Form 1040-ES.
31 – Deadline for employers to provide copies of Forms W-2 and 1099 for 2019 to employees.

February

18 –   If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year on the Form W-4 you gave your employer, you must file a new Form W-4 by February 18 to continue your exemption for another year.

March

  2 –  Deadline for farmers and fishermen who have a balance due on their taxes to file their 2019 individual income tax returns and pay the balance due without penalties.
16 –   Deadline for 2019 S Corporation corporate tax returns (Form 1120-S) or to request an extension using Form 7004.
16 –   Deadline to file 2019 partnership tax returns (Form 1065) or to request an automatic extension (Form 7004).

April

15 –   Deadline to file 2019 individual income tax returns (Form 1040) and any taxes owed, or to file for an automatic 6-month extension.
15 – Last day to contribute to a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, or SEP-IRA for the 2019 tax year.
15 – First quarter 2020 estimated tax due. Use Form 1040-ES.
15 – Deadline to file 2019 trust tax returns (Form 1041) or to request an automatic extension.
15 – Deadline to file 2019 corporate tax returns (Form 1120) or to request an automatic extension (Form 7004).

June

15 –   Deadline for U.S. citizens living abroad to file individual tax returns and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due, or to request a 4-month extension (Form 4868).
15 – Second quarter 2020 estimated tax due. Use Form 1040-ES.

September

15 –   Third quarter 2020 estimated tax due. Use Form 1040-ES.
15 –   Final deadline to file 2019 partnership tax return if you were given a 6-month extension.

October

  1 –   Deadline for existing employers to establish a SIMPLE IRA plan.
15 – If you were given a 6-month extension to file your income tax return for 2019, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.
15 – Final deadline to file 2019 partnership tax return if you were given a 6-month extension.

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