Use this Tax Calendar to view due dates for filing tax forms, paying taxes, and key federal holidays that affect individuals and businesses for each month. If the due date for a return or deposit falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, your return or deposit is considered timely if it is filed or deposited on the next business day. We drafted this tax calendar for calendar-year taxpayers since most individuals and small businesses are on a calendar year. Employment tax due dates are determined on a calendar-year basis for all taxpayers.
Final installment of 2014 estimated tax (Form 1041-ES) by trusts, calendar-year estates, and certain residuary trusts in existence more than two years, unless Form 1041 is filed and taxes are paid in full by Feb 2, 2015.
Employers must file Form 940, annual return of federal unemployment (FUTA) taxes for 2014.
Business recipients of $600 or more of interest on any mortgage must furnish Form 1098 to payer.
Information called for on Form 8300 must be provided to each payer in a transaction of more than $10,000 in cash at any time during 2014. Form 8300 must have been filed with the IRS by the 15th day after the date of the transaction.
Partnerships must provide Form 8308 to the transferor and transferee in any exchange of a partnership interest that involved unrealized receivables or substantially appreciated inventory items.
Trustees or issuers of IRAs or SEPs must provide participants with a statement of the account’s value.
Business recipients of $600 or more of interest from an individual on any mortgage must file Form 1098 with the IRS (together with transmittal Form 1096) for paper filings or, if filing electronically, by Mar 31st.
Form W-2G and Form 1099-R for 2014 “A” copies (together with transmittal Form 1096) for paper filings or, if filing electronically, by Mar 31st, must be filed with the IRS.
Last date for filing application (Form 7004) by calendar-year corporations for automatic six-month extension to file 2014 income tax return.
Form 5452 for reporting nontaxable corporate distributions made to shareholders during calendar year 2014 should be filed by calendar-year corporations with income tax return. Fiscal-year corporations file Form 5452 with income tax return for first fiscal year ending after calendar year in which distributions were made.
Calendar-year corporations’ 2014 information return (Form 5471) with respect to foreign corporations. (Fiscal-year corporations file form with income tax return.)
Last date for a calendar-year corporation to file an amended income tax return (Form 1120X) for the calendar year 2011.
Last date for filing application (Form 7004) by S corporations for automatic six-month extension to file 2014 income tax return.
Last date for filing Form 2553 to elect to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2015. The penalty for filing the election late is to postpone treatment as an S corporation until calendar year 2016.
Last day for calendar-year individuals to file application (Form 4868) for automatic six-month extension to file 2014 income tax return.
Individuals’ information returns (Form 5471) with respect to foreign corporations to be filed with Form 1040.
Last day for individuals to file amended income tax returns (Form 1040X) for the calendar year 2011.
Payment of first installment of 2015 estimated income taxes (Form 1040-ES) by calendar-year individuals, other than farmers and fishermen. Estimated tax payments for fiscal-year individuals are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, and 9th months of the tax year and the 1st month of the following tax year.
Trusts and calendar-year estates and certain residuary trusts in existence more than two years must make first payment of estimated taxes for 2015 (Form 1041-ES). Fiscal-year estates must make payments on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, and 9th months of the fiscal year and the 1st month of the following fiscal year.
Last day for calendar-year estates and trusts to file application (Form 7004) for automatic five-month extension of time to file 2014 income tax return.
Last day for estates and trusts to file amended tax returns for calendar year 2011.
Last day for calendar-year U.S. partnerships to file application (Form 7004) for automatic five-month extension to file 2014 income tax return.
Last day for calendar-year partnerships to file an amended return for 2011.
Calendar-year private foundations and Code Sec. 4947(a) trusts treated as private foundations must file Form 990-PF, and private foundations must pay the first quarter installment of estimated excise tax on net investment or tax on unrelated business income. Fiscal-year organizations must file by 15th day of 5th month after close of tax year, for both Form 990-PF and estimated taxes referred to above.
Calendar-year Code Sec. 501(a) organizations with unrelated business income must file income tax return on Form 990-T. Fiscal-year organizations must file by 15th day of 5th month following close of tax year.
Exempt organizations requesting an extension of time to file Form 990 may file Form 8868.
Payment of second installment of 2015 estimated tax by individuals (Form 1040-ES), other than farmers and fishermen, by trusts and by estates (Form 1041-ES), and certain residuary trusts in existence more than two years. Nonresident aliens who have no wages subject to U.S. withholding must make first payment (Form 1040-ES (NR)).
Payment of third installment of 2015 estimated tax by individuals (Form 1040-ES), other than farmers and fishermen, by trusts and by estates (Form 1041-ES), and certain residuary trusts in existence more than two years.
Final installment of 2015 estimated tax (Form 1041-ES) by trusts, calendar-year estates, and certain residuary trusts in existence more than two years, unless Form 1041 is filed and taxes are paid in full by Feb 1, 2016.
Income Tax Withholding, FICA Taxes, Backup Withholding. Employment taxes are withheld income tax, FICA contributions, and backup withholding on reportable payments. Generally, an employer must make either MONTHLY or SEMIWEEKLY deposits during a calendar year based upon the aggregate amount of employment taxes paid during the “lookback” period. The lookback period for each calendar year is the 12-month period that ended the preceding June 30. Thus, an employer’s obligation to make deposits in 2015 will be based upon the aggregate employment taxes paid during the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. New employers are considered to have an aggregate tax liability of zero for any calendar quarter in which the employer did not exist.
Monthly Deposits. Monthly deposits are required if the aggregate amount of employment taxes reported by the employer for the lookback period is $50,000 or less. Monthly deposits are due on the 15th day of the following month in which the payments were made.
Semiweekly Deposits. An employer is a semiweekly depositor for the entire calendar year if the aggregate amount of employment taxes during the lookback period exceeds $50,000. Further, a monthly depositor will become a semiweekly depositor on the first day after the employer becomes subject to the One-Day Rule, discussed later. Semiweekly deposits are generally due on either Wednesday or Friday—depending upon the timing of the employer’s pay period. Employers with payment dates, i.e., paydays, that fall on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday must deposit the employment taxes on or before the following Wednesday. Employers with payment dates that fall on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday must make their deposit on or before the following Friday. An employer will always have three business days in which to make the deposit. Thus, if any of the three weekdays following the close of a semiweekly period is a holiday, then the employer will have an additional business day in which to make the deposit.
One-Day Rule. If an employer has accumulated $100,000 or more of undeposited employment taxes, then the taxes must be deposited by the close of the next banking day.
Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Taxes. The calendar year is divided into four quarters for purposes of determining when deposits of federal unemployment tax (FUTA) are necessary. The periods end on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. If the employer’s FUTA tax liability is $500 or less, then the employer does not have to deposit the tax, instead the amount may be carried forward and added to the liability for the next quarter to determine if a deposit is required. If the employer owes more than $500 in undeposited FUTA tax at the end of a quarter, including any FUTA tax carried forward from an earlier quarter, then the tax owed must be deposited by the end of the next month by either a electronic funds transfer (EFTPS) direct or a EFTPS financial institution.