Tax Filing Dates

tax filing dates Tax Filing DatesHere are the important tax filing dates for 2013.

While there has been some deadlines in 2013, the IRS will begin processing tax returns on JANUARY 30th, 2013 for some types of returns.

In general terms you can determine your tax filing dates as follows:

 

 

PERSONAL TAX DEADLINES

Annual tax returns. Your personal tax return (Form 1040) is due on the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of your tax year.

Estimated tax payments. The first three quarterly installments of estimated tax (Form 1040-ES) are due on the 15th day of the fourth, sixth and ninth months of your tax year. The fourth and final installment is due on the 15th day of the first month following the close of your tax year.

Calendar

Tax Day Date Type of Income Tax Return Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2013* 2012 Federal Tax Return Tax Day for Tax Year 2012 – Filing deadline & due date for Federal Income Tax Returns.
April 15, 2013 2012 Federal Tax Extension Due date for Tax Extensions for 2012 Federal Income Tax Returns.
June 17, 2013 2012 Federal Tax Return for US Residents Living Outside the Country If you’re a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the country, send in Form 1040 for 2012 and pay any tax due. See the entry for April 17. File Form 4868 to obtain four additional months to file. (Note: Military participants in combat zones may earn further extensions.
October 15, 2013 2012 Federal Tax Return Last day to efile a 2012 Income Tax Return for Tax Extension filers and late Tax Return filers.
April 15, 2016 2012 Tax Amendment File an Amended Return anytime, but there is a deadline of 3 years from the original due date to claim any tax refund.
December 31, 2013 Last Day to Make a Tax Change Last day to make any tax moves for the year 2012. Last day to set up a solo 401(k) for self-employed persons. Marital status on this date determines your marital status for the whole year.
No Deadline Previous Year Tax Returns File a Tax Return for a previous tax year anytime, but a refund can only be claimed within 3 years of the original tax deadline.

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CORPORATE TAX DEADLINES

Annual tax returns. Your annual corporate return (Form 1120 or 1220-S) is due on the 15th day of the third month following the close of your corporation’s tax year. S corporations must provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 or a substitute Schedule K-1.

Estimated tax payments. The quarterly installments of estimated taxes are due on the 15th day of the fourth, sixth, ninth and 12th months of the corporation’s tax year.

Switching to an S corp. If you’re electing S corp status (Form 2553), the deadline is the 15th day of the third month of the year in which the election will apply. Note: You can make the election anytime during the preceding tax year.

PARTNERSHIP TAX DEADLINES

Annual returns. Your annual partnership return (Form 1065) is due on the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the partnership’s tax year. Partnerships must provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 or a substitute Schedule K-1.

Corporation & Partnership Tax Deadlines Calendar

Tax Day Date Type of Income Tax Return Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
January 15, 2013* 4th Quarter 2012 Estimated Tax Payment Due If you are self-employed or own a business and have other fourth quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, it should be postmarked by January 17, 2013.
January 31, 2013* Employees & Contractors should receive W-2s & 1099s Prepare copies of W-2s & 1099s for 2012 and give them to your employees/contractors by January 31st
February 28, 2013* Send Form W-3, 1099, 1096 to the IRS Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, should be sent to the IRS along with Copy A of all employee W-2s that was issued in 2013 for calendar year 2011. Forms 1099 and 1096 should also be sent to the IRS. A separate 1096 is required for each 1099 type.
March 15, 2013 File 2012 Calendar Year Income Tax Return For C corporations file Form 1120 or 1120-A for 2011 calendar year and pay any tax that is due. For S corporations file Form 1120-S. File form 7004 for an automatic 6 month extension.
March 15, 2013 S Corporation Election Form Due File form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation, by this date to be treated as an S corp beginning with calendar year 2013.
April 15, 2013 Partnerships (and LLCs treated as partnerships) File 2012 Calendar Year Return If you are a partnership or LLC treated as a partnership, file your 2011 calendar year return (Form 1065). For an automatic five-month extension, file Form 7004.
April 15, 2013 1st Quarter 2013 Estimated Tax Payment Due If you have first quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, your form should be postmarked by April 15, 2013
April 15, 2013 Last Day to Make a 2012 IRA Contribution You can continue to fund your 2012 retirement account until this date. This is the deadline for a contribution to a traditional IRA, deductible or not, and a Roth IRA. If you have a Keogh or SEP and you request a filing extension to October 15, 2013, you may wait until then to put 2012 money into those accounts.
June 17, 2013 2nd Quarter 2013 Estimated Tax Payment Due If you have second quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, your form should be postmarked by June 17, 2013
September 16, 2013 Income Tax Return Due for Extension Filers Corporations and S-Corp if you received a six-month extension from March 15, send in your 2012 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120, 1120-A or 1120s for S Corps) and pay any tax that is due. For Partnerships and LLCs that are treated as partnerships, file your tax return if you received a 5 month extension on April 15th.
September 16, 2013 3rd Quarter 2013 Estimated Tax Payment Due If you have third quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, your form should be postmarked by September 16, 2013
October 15, 2013 Last Chance to Recharacterize 2012 Roth IRA Conversion If you converted a traditional IRA to a Roth during 2012 and paid tax on the conversion with your 2012 tax return, October 15, 2013 is the deadline for recharacterizing or reconverting. This can save you money if the IRA has lost money since the time of the original conversion.
January 15, 2014 4th Quarter 2013 Estimated Tax Payment Due If you have fourth quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, your form should be postmarked by September 16, 2013.

We do recommend that you always check with a professional or visit the IRS website for more information on filing your taxes.

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