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The tax-due-date reminders, provided below on the calendar, DO NOT represent an all-inclusive list of due dates and should not be relied upon as such. This calendar does not constitute legal, tax or accounting advice and it is offered as an information service ONLY. Any statements contained herein are not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the federal tax law.  (The tax-due-date information was provided by IRS Publication 509 and is for calendar-year taxpayers.)
 
 

 

 
 
 
Apr
15
Thu
2021
Corporations
Apr 15 all-day

File a 2020 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe in taxes.

Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2021. A worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your tax for the year.

Household Employers
Apr 15 all-day

If you paid cash wages of $2,200 or more in 2020 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes. If you’re required to file a federal income tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR), file Schedule H (Form 1040) with the return and report any household employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H (Form 1040) if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2019 or 2020 to household employees. Also, report any income tax you withheld for your household employees. For more information, see Pub. 926.

Household Employers
Apr 15 all-day

If you paid cash wages of $2,200 or more in 2020 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H (Form 1040). If you’re required to file a federal income tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR), file Schedule H (Form 1040) with the return and report any household employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H (Form 1040) if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2019 or 2020 to household employees. Also, report any income tax you withheld for your household employees. For more information, see Pub 926.

Individuals
Apr 15 all-day

File a 2020 Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868 and pay what you estimate you owe in tax to avoid penalties and interest. For more information, see Form 4868. Then, file Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR by October 15.

If you’re not paying your 2021 income tax through withholding (or won’t pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2021 estimated tax. Use Form 1040-ES. For more information, see Pub. 505.

Nonpayroll Withholding
Apr 15 all-day

If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments made in March.

Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
Apr 15 all-day

If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments made in March.

Apr
30
Fri
2021
Federal Unemployment Tax
Apr 30 all-day

Deposit the tax owed through March if more than $500.

Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Income Tax
Apr 30 all-day

File Form 941 for the first quarter of 2021. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full, you have until May 10 to file the return.

May
10
Mon
2021
Employees who work for tips
May 10 all-day

If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Income Tax
May 10 all-day

File Form 941 for the first quarter of 2021. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full.

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