Important Tax Dates for Individual Taxpayers

 

 

October 16, 2018

2017 tax return is due. Your 2018 income tax return is due if you filed an extension request.

 

 

December 31, 2018

Deduction deadline. The last date to make payments that can be deducted from your 2018 return.

 

Keogh plan deadline. The last date to establish a Keogh plan so you can deduct a Keogh plan contribution on your 2018 return.

 

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January 15, 2019

Fourth quarter estimated tax payment. Your fourth-quarter estimated tax payment (using form 1040-ES) for 2018 is due.

 

 

January 31, 2019

W-2 and 1099 forms should have arrived.

 

Tax information you send to others. If you are required to issue Form W-2 or Form 1099 to anyone such as a household employee or an independent contractor, mail the forms by this date.

 

 

February 15, 2019

File new W-4 forms. If you were exempt from income tax withholding for 2018, you must file a new Form W-4 by today to continue your exemption for 2019.

 

 

April 16, 2019

Tax return due. Your 2018 income tax return is due, unless you file for an extension until October 15, 2019. Note: When the April 15th statutory deadline for income tax filing falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the IRS pushes the deadline to Monday, the next business day.

 

File for extension. If you want an automatic extension of time to file your 2018 tax return, file Form 4868. To avoid a penalty, pay any tax that you owe.

 

Individual Retirement Accounts or Roth IRAs. This is the last day for making contributions to IRAs or Roth IRAs for calendar year 2018.

 

Estimated tax payment. Your first-quarter estimated tax payment (using form 1040-ES) for 2019 is due.

 

Household employers. If you paid cash wages of $1,300 or more in 2018 to a household employee, file Schedule H (Form 1040) with your income tax return and report any employment taxes by April 16, 2019.

 

 

June 15, 2019

Filing deadline. If you're a United States citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. You can file for an extension until October 15, 2019.

 

Estimated taxes due. Your second-quarter estimated tax payment (using form 1040-ES) for 2019 is due.

 

 

September 15, 2019

Estimated tax due. Your third-quarter estimated tax payment (using form 1040-ES) for 2019 is due.

 

 

October 16, 2019

Income tax return due. The due date for filing your 2018 income tax return if you filed an extension request.

 

 

December 31, 2019

Deduction deadline. The last date to make payments that can be deducted from your 2019 return.

 

Keogh plan deadline. The last date to establish a Keogh plan so you can deduct a Keogh plan contribution on your 2019 return.