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Federal Due Dates by Month

  • January 2016
  • January 1

    Everyone gets a Federal Holiday ♠♠♠ (New Year’s Day)
  • January 10

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to your employer
  • January 15
    Individuals
    Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2012 if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES
  • January 21

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr./Inauguration Day)
  • 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 2012 by January 31
  • January 31

    All businesses
    Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2012
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  • February 2013
  • February 11

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during January, report them to your employer
  • February 15

    Individuals
    If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year on the Form W-4, you must file a new Form W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year
  • February 15

    All businesses
    Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2012
  • February 18

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Washington’s Birthday)
  • February 28

    All businesses
    File information returns (Form 1099) for certain payments you made during 2012
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  • March 2013
  • March 11

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during February, report them to your employer
  • March 15

    Corporations
    File a 2012 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax due
  • March 15

    S Corporations
    File a 2012 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due
  • March 15

    S Corporations
    S Corporation Election: File Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation, to elect to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2013
  • 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
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  • April 2013
  • April 1

    All Businesses
    File Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, and W-2G with the IRS. This due date applies only if you file electronically
  • 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 a 2012 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 in 2012 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H
  • April 15

    Individuals
    If you are not paying your 2013 income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2013 estimated tax. Use Form 1040-ES
  • April 15

    Partnerships
    File a 2012 calendar year return (Form 1065)
  • April 15

    Partnerships
    Electing large partnerships: File a 2012 calendar year return (Form 1065-B)
  • April 15

    Corporations
    Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2013
  • April 16

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (District of Columbia Emancipation Day)
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  • May 2013
  • May 10

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer
  • May 27

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Memorial Day)
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  • June 2013
  • June 10

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during May, report them to your employer
  • June 17

    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. If you want additional time to file your return, file Form 4868 to obtain 4 additional months to file
  • June 17

    Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2013 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second installment
  • June 17

    Corporations
    Deposit the second installment of estimated income tax for 2013
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  • July 2013
  • July 4

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Independence Day)
  • July 10

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during June, report them to your employer
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  • August 2013
  • August 12

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to your employer
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  • September 2013
  • September 2

    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 16

    Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2013 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment
  • September 16

    Corporations
    File a 2012 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 6-month extension
  • September 16

    S Corporations
    File a 2012 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 6-month extension
  • September 16

    Partnerships
    File a 2012 calendar year return (Form 1065). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 5-month extension
  • September 16

    Corporations
    Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for 2013
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  • October 2013
  • October 10

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during September, report them to your employer
  • October 14

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Columbus Day)
  • October 15

    Individuals
    If you have an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax return for 2012, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due
  • October 15

    Partnerships
    Electing large partnerships: File a 2012 calendar year return (Form 1065-B). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 6-month extension
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  • November 2013
  • November 11

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Veterans’ Day)
  • November 12

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during October, report them to your employer
  • November 28

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Thanksgiving Day)
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  • December 2013
  • December 10

    Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer
  • December 16

    Corporations
    Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2013
  • December 25

    Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Christmas Day)
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