Important Tax Dates

2016 Important days by dates:

* Tax Law changes every year. We keep track of all the tax law change to help you get your maximum refund and credit. *

  • January 1 — Everyone Federal Holiday (New Year’s Day)
  • January 11 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to your employer.
  • January 18 — Everyone Federal Holiday (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • January 15 — Employers Deposit payroll tax for Dec last year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • January 15 — Individuals pay your estimated tax for last year using Form 1040-ES.
  • January 15 — Farmers & fishermen Pay your estimated tax for last year using Form 1040-ES.
  • January 31 — Individuals If you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15, you may choose (but are not required) to file your income tax return (Form 1040) for last year by January 31.
  • January 31 — All Businesses Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2015. Furnish Forms 1098, 1099 and W-2G to recipients for certain payments during last year. Furnish Form W-2 to employees who worked for you during last year.
  •  January 31 — Employers Deposit any FUTA tax owed through Dec last year. File Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 and/or 945 if you didn’t deposit all taxes when due. File tax return if you didn’t pay your last installment of estimated tax by Jan 15th.
  • February 10 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during January, report them to your employer.
  • February 10 — Employers File your last year’s Form 940, 941, 943, 944 and/or 945 if you timely deposited all required payments.
  • February 16 — Individuals If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year, you must file a new Form W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year.
  • February 16 — All Businesses Furnish Forms 1099-B, 1099-S and certain Forms 1099-Misc to recipients during last year. Deposit payroll tax for Jan. if the monthly deposit rule applies.
  • February 16 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Jan this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • February 15 — Everyone Federal Holiday (Washington’s Birthday)
  • February 28 — All Businesses File information returns (Form 1098, 1099 and W-2G) for certain payments you made during last year.
  • February 28 — Farmers & fishermen File your last year’s income tax return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due.
  • February 28 — Employers  File Form W-3 with Copy A of all Forms W-2 issued for last year.
  • March 1 — Farmers & fishermen File your last year Form 1040 and pay any tax due. However, you have until Apr. 15 to file if you  paid your last year’s estimated tax payments by Jan 15.
  • March 10— Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during February, report them to your employer.
  • March 15 — Corporations File your last calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax due. For automatic 6-month extension, file Form 7004 and deposit estimated tax.
  • March 15 — S Corporations File your last calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. Furnish a copy of Schedule K-1 to each shareholder. File Form 2553 to elect S Corporation status beginning with this calendar year.
  • March 15 — Partnerships Electing Large Partnerships:  Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), Partner’s Share of Income (Loss) From an Electing Large Partnership, or a substitute Schedule K-1.
  • March 15 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Feb this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • March 31 — All Businesses  File Forms 1098, 1099, & W-2G with the IRS. This due date applies only if you filed electronically (not by magnetic media).
  • April 10 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during March, report them to your employer.
  • April 15 — Individuals File your last year’s income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due.
  • April 15 — Household Employers If you paid cash wages of $1,800 or more last year to a household employee, you must file Schedule H.
  • April 15 — Individuals First payment due for those paying this year’s estimated tax in installments (Use Form 1040-ES)
  • April 15 — Partnerships File your last year calendar year return (Form 1065) and furnish a copy of Sch. K-1 to each partner.
  • April 15 — Partnerships Electing large partnerships:  File your last year calendar year return (Form 1065-B)
  • April 15 — Corporations Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for this year.
  • April 15 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Mar this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • April 30 — Employers  File Forms 941 for the first quarter of 2016. Deposit FUTA tax owed through Mar if more than $500.
  • May 10 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer.
  • May 16 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Apr. this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • May 30 — Everyone Federal Holiday (Memorial Day)
  • June 10 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during May, report them to your employer.
  • June 15 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for May this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • June 15 — Individuals If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the United States and Puerto Rico, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.
  • June 15 — Individuals If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the United States and Puerto Rico, and want additional time to file your return, file Form 4868 to obtain 4 additional months to file.
  • June 15 — Individuals Second payment due for those paying this year estimated tax in installments (Use Form 1040-ES).
  • June 15 — Corporations Deposit the second installment of estimated income tax for this year.
  • July 4 — Everyone Federal Holiday (Independence Day)
  • July 11 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during June, report them to your employer.
  • July 15 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Jun this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • July 31 — Employers  File Forms 941 for the second quarter of this year. Deposit FUTA tax owed through Jun if more than $500.
  • August 10 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to your employer.
  • August 15 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Jul 2016 if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • September 5— Everyone Federal Holiday (Labor Day)
  • September 10 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to your employer.
  • September 15 — Individuals Third payment due for those paying this year estimated tax in installments (Use Form 1040-ES).
  • September 15 — Corporations File your last calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due (applies only to automatic 6 month extension).
  • September 15 — S Corporations File your last calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due (applies only to automatic 6-month extension).
  • September 15 — Partnerships File your last calendar year return (Form 1065) (applies only given an additional 5-month extension).
  • September 15 — Corporations Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for this year.
  • September 15 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Aug this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • October 10 — Everyone Federal Holiday (Columbus Day)
  • October 11 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during September, report them to your employer.
  • October 17 — Individuals If you have an automatic 6-month extension, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.
  • October 17 — Partnerships Electing large partnerships:  File your last calendar year return (Form 1065-B). Applies only if you were given an additional 6-month extension.
  • October 17 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Sep this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • October 31 — Employers  File Forms 941 for the third quarter of this year. Deposit FUTA tax owed through Sep if more than $500.
  • November 10 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during October, report them to your employer.
  • November 11 — Everyone Federal Holiday (Veterans’ Day)
  • November 15 — Employers  Deposit payroll tax for Oct this year, if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • November 24— Everyone Federal Holiday (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 12 — Employees who work for tips If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer.
  • December 15 — Corporations Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for this year.
  • December 15 — Employers Deposit payroll tax for Nov this year if the monthly deposit rule applied.
  • December 25 — Everyone Federal Holiday (Christmas Day)
  • December 31 — New Year Eve