Important Tax Deadlines and Dates

Updated for Tax Year 2019


OVERVIEW

Knowing when and what you have to file can save you a lot of headaches at tax time. To avoid paying penalties, mark your calendar with the following important tax deadlines.


Tax deadlines

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  January 15, 2020

4th Quarter 2019 Estimated Tax Payment Due
If you are self-employed or have other fourth-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, get them postmarked by January 15, 2020 tax deadline.

 

 

         April 15, 2020

Individual Tax Returns Due for Tax Year 2019
If you haven't applied for an extension, e-file or postmark your individual tax returns by midnight April 15, 2020.

 

Individual Tax Return Extension Form Due for Tax Year 2019
Need more time to prepare your tax return? File your request for a tax extension by April 15 to push your tax deadline back to October 15, 2020.

 

1st Quarter 2020 Estimated Tax Payment Due
If you are self-employed or have other first-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, get your Form 1040-ES postmarked by April 15, 2020 tax deadline.

 

Last Day to make a 2019 IRA Contribution
If you haven't already funded your retirement account for 2019, do so by April 15, 2020. That's the deadline for a contribution to a traditional IRA, deductible or not, and a Roth IRA. However, if you have a Keogh or SEP and you get a filing extension to October 15, 2020, you can wait until then to put 2019 money into those accounts.

 

 

        June 15, 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 Estimated Tax Payment Due
If you are self-employed or have other second-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, make sure your payment is postmarked by June 15, 2020 tax deadline

 

 

       September 15,  2020

3rd Quarter 2020 Estimated Tax Payment Due
If you are self-employed or have other third-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, make sure your third quarter payment is postmarked by Sept. 15, 2020 tax deadline.

 

 

   October 15, 2020

Extended Individual Tax Returns Due
If you got a filing extension on your 2019 tax return, you need to get it completed and postmarked by October 15, 2020.

 

   January 15, 2021

4th Quarter 2020 Estimated Tax Payment Due
If you are self-employed or have other fourth-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, get them postmarked by January 15, 2021 tax deadline.

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