Tax Due Dates

APRIL

April 10 – Employees who work for tips

If you received $20 or more in tips during March, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070 Employee’s Report of Tips to Employer.

April 15 – Individuals – *DUE TO COVID-19, DUE DATE IS 5-17-21, excluding estimated tax payments.

File an income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, or 709) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, or you can get an extension by phone if you pay part or all of your estimate of income tax due with a credit card. Then file Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, or 709 by October 15.

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

April 15 – Household employers

If you paid cash wages of $2,000 or more in the previous year to a household employee, file Schedule H (Form 1040) with your income tax return and report any employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of the previous 2 years to household employees. Also report any income tax you withheld for your household employees.

April 15 – Employers

Social Security, Medicare and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax payments for March.

Nonpayroll Withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in March.

April 15 – Trusts and Estates

File a previous calendar year return (Form 1041). Provide each beneficiary with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1. If you want an automatic 5-month extension to file the return and provide Schedule K-1 or a substitute Schedule K-1, file Form 7004. Then file Form 1041 by September 30.

April 15 – Corporations

File Form 1120 or 1120-A and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe.

Deposit the first installment of your estimated income tax for current year. A worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your tax for the year.

File FBAR Form 114 electronically with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

April 30 – Employers

Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the first quarter of current year. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until May 10 to file the return.

Federal Unemployment Tax. Deposit the tax owed through March if more than $500.