Individuals

January 15

Individuals. Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2017 if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals. This is the final installment date for 2017 estimated tax payments. However, you do not have to make this payment if you file your 2017 return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due by January 31, 2018.

January 31

Individuals who must make estimated tax payments. If you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15, you may choose (but are not required) to file your income tax return (Form 1040) for 2017 by January 31. Filing your return and paying any tax due by January 31 prevents any penalty for late payment of the last installment. If you cannot file and pay your tax by February 1, file and pay your tax by April 15.

February 15

Individuals. If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year on the Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, you gave your employer, you must file a new Form W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year.

April 15

Individuals. File a 2017 income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) 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. For more information, see Form 4868. Then, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by October 15.

Household employers. If you paid cash wages of $2,000 or more in 2017 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes. If you are required to file a federal income tax return (Form 1040), file Schedule H (Form 1040) with the return and report any household employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H (Form 1040) if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2016 or 2017 to household employees. Also, report any income tax you withheld for your household employees. For more information, see Publication 926.

Individuals. If you are not paying your 2018 income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2018 estimated tax. Use Form 1040ES.

June 15

Individuals. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the United States and Puerto Rico, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. Otherwise, see April 18. If you want additional time to file your return, file Form 4868 to obtain 4 additional months to file. Then, file Form 1040 by October 16.

However, if you are a participant in a combat zone, you may be able to further extend the filing deadline. See Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide.

Individuals. Make a payment of your 2018 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second installment date for estimated tax in 2018. For more information, see Publication 505.

September 15

Individuals. Make a payment of your 2018 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment date for estimated tax in 2018. For more information, see Publication 505.

October 15

Individuals. If you have an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax return for 2017, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.

If you operate on a fiscal year, see tax calendar information for Fiscal-Year Taxpayers.

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Upcoming Tax Dates

November 10 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax.
File Form 941 for the third quarter of 2016.Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules.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 timely, properly, and in full, you have until November 10 to file the return.

November 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during October, report them to your employer - Details

November 10 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax.
File Form 941 for the third quarter of 2016. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full.

November 10 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of October.

November 11 — Everyone
Federal Holiday(Veterans Day) - Details

November 14 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of October.

November 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in October.Nonpayroll withholding.If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in October.

November 23 — Everyone
Federal Holiday(Thanksgiving Day) - Details

November 28 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 16 days of October.

November 29 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of November.

November 30 — Wagering tax
File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during October.

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