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January 2021 Deadlines

January 11

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in December 2020 to report this income to their employers on Form 4070.  

January 15

Whats Due?

Deadline to pay the fourth-quarter estimated tax payment for tax year 2020. The fourth and final estimated payment for the 2020 tax year is due on Jan. 15, 2021.

On Oct. 19, 2020, the IRS announced tax deadline extensions for individuals and businesses impacted by the California wildfires and Hurricane Delta. Those affected by the California wildfires and who had a valid extension to file their 2019 tax returns by Oct. 15, now have until Jan. 15, 2021, to file their returns and make tax payments.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) typically begins processing tax returns in late January. It can be expected to announce the exact date for accepting 2020 returns sometime during the first week of January in 2021.

February 2021 Deadlines

February 1

Whats Due?

Deadline for employers to mail out W-2 to their employees and for businesses to furnish 1099 Forms reporting non-employee compensation, bank interest, dividends, and distributions from a retirement plan

Deadline for financial institutions to mail out Form 1099-B relating to sales of stock, bonds, or mutual funds through a brokerage account, Form 1099-S relating to real estate transactions; and Form 1099-MISC, if the sender is reporting payments in boxes 8 or 14

Deadline for catching up on unpaid fourth-quarter estimated taxes without additional penalties by filing 2020 tax returns

February 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in January 2021 to report this income to their employers

February 16

Whats Due?

Those affected by Hurricane Delta who had valid extensions to file by Oct. 15, now have until Feb. 16, 2021, to file their tax returns and make payments. This relief applies to areas that FEMA has designated as needing assistance.

March 2021 Deadlines

March 1

Whats Due?

Deadline for businesses to mail Forms 1099 and 1096 to the IRS

March 2

Whats Due?

Deadline for farmers and fishermen to file individual income tax returns

March 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in February 2021 to report this income to their employers

March 15

Whats Due?

Deadline for corporate tax returns (Forms 1120, 1120-A, and 1120-S) for tax year 2020, or to request an automatic six-month extension of time to file (Form 7004) for corporations that use the calendar year as their tax year, and for filing partnership tax returns (Form 1065) or to request an automatic five-month extension of time to file (Form 7004)

Partnership returns (IRS Form 1065): These are due March 15, 2021. The extended deadline is Sept. 15, 2021

S-corporation returns (IRS Form 1120-S): These returns are due March 15, 2021, for corporations operating on a calendar year. The extended deadline is Sept. 15, 2021. The deadline for S-corp and partnership returns is the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of the fiscal year, if they're on a fiscal year rather than a calendar year.

March 31

Whats Due?

Deadline for businesses to e-file Forms 1099 and 1096 to the IRS, except Form 1099-NEC

April 2021 Deadlines

April 12

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in March 2021 to report this income to their employers

April 15

Whats Due?

Deadline to file individual tax returns (Form 1040) for the tax year 2020 or to request an automatic extension (Form 4868) for an extra six months to file your return, and for payment of any tax due

Individual income tax returns: April 15 falls on a weekday in 2021, and it's not a holiday this year, so the filing deadline for your 2020 personal tax return is indeed April 15, 2021

C-corporation income tax returns (IRS Form 1120): These are due April 15, 2021, for C-corporations that operate on a calendar year. The extended deadline is Oct. 15, 2021. The deadline for C corp returns is the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of the corporation's fiscal year if the corporation operates on a fiscal, rather than a calendar, year

Deadline for household employers who paid $2,200 or more in wages in 2020 to file Schedule H for Form 1040

Deadline for first-quarter estimated tax payments for the 2021 tax year

May 2021 Deadlines

May 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in April 2021 to report this income to their employers

June 2021 Deadlines

June 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in May 2021 to report this income to their employers

June 15

Whats Due?

Deadline for second-quarter estimated tax payments for the 2021 tax year

Deadline for U.S. citizens living abroad to file individual tax returns or file Form 4868 for an automatic four-month extension

July 2021 Deadlines

July 12

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in June 2021 to report this income to their employers

August 2021 Deadlines

August 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in July 2021 to report this income to their employers

September 2021 Deadlines

September 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in August 2021 to report this income to their employers

September 15

Whats Due?

Deadline for third-quarter estimated tax payments for the 2021 tax year

Final deadline to file corporate tax returns for tax year 2020, if an extension was requested (Forms 1120, 1120-A, 1120-S)

October 2021 Deadlines

October 12

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in September 2021 to report this income to their employers

October 15

Whats Due?

Final extended deadline to file individual tax returns for the year 2020 (Form 1040)

Deadline for taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in adjusted gross income (AGI) for tax year 2020 to use Free File to prepare and file their returns

November 2021 Deadlines

November 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in October 2021 to report this income to their employers

December 2021 Deadlines

December 10

Whats Due?

Deadline for employees who earned more than $20 in tip income in November 2021 to report this income to their employers

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