Important Tax Deadlines and Dates

Updated for Tax Year 2020


OVERVIEW

The IRS has extended the tax deadline for individual tax returns, quarterly estimated taxes, and for filing a tax extension in 2020 in response to Coronavirus. Knowing when and what you have to file can save you a lot of headaches at tax time. Mark your calendar with these updated important tax deadlines.


 

Tax deadlines

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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.

 

 

April 15, 2021

Individual Tax Returns Due for Tax Year 2020
The due date for filing tax returns and making tax payments is April 15. If you haven't applied for an extension, e-file or postmark your individual tax returns by midnight.

 

Individual Tax Return Extension Form Due for Tax Year 2020

 

1st Quarter 2021 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 this date. 

 

Last Day to make a 2020 IRA Contribution
If you haven't already funded your retirement account for 2020, do so by April 15, 2021. 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, 2021, you can wait until then to put 2020 money into those accounts.

 

 

June 15, 2021

2nd Quarter 2021 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 this date.

 

 

September 15,  2021

3rd Quarter 2021 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, 2021 tax deadline.

 

 

October 15, 2021

Extended Individual Tax Returns Due
If you got a filing extension on your 2020 tax return, you need to get it completed and postmarked by October 15, 2021.

 

January 15, 2021

4th Quarter 2021 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, 2022 tax deadline.

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