Important Dates for Taxes

There are several important dates for taxes that you don't want to ignore. To start, on January 15, if you are not paying your income taxes through withholding or you are making payments in addition to withholding, you will want to make your fourth estimated tax payment for the prior year.

The other due dates for estimated payments are April 15th, June 15th and September 15th. Note - If you file your tax return and pay all taxes due by February 2nd, the fourth payment is not necessary.

On February 2nd, income statements are also due from your employer's, contractors and financial institutions. This includes, W-2s and 1099s.

Next, on February 17th, if you have been exempt from income tax withholding, a new W-4 form must be filed if you want to continue the exemption for next tax year.

By March 15th, K-1 documents are to be delivered to shareholders of privately held companies and partnerships.

Most taxpayers know that on April 15th, returns are due. It is also the final date to file a 4868 filing extension (for help with this visit this page), which will give you a six-month extension to file your return. Besides these due dates it is also the final date to make a prior year contribution to a personal retirement fund.

October 1st is the last day for establishing a same calendar year Simple IRA or 401K plan for a business.

October 15th is the final date to file if the taxpayer received an extension.

Everyone gets busy but making note of these may help you to not forget an important filing date this season.

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