Tax Prep & Planning

Tax Deadlines In 2018 – For Individual Filers

A tax calendar is a 12-month calendar divided into quarters. This calendar gives specific due dates for:

  • Filing tax forms
  • Paying taxes
  • Other actions individual filers may have to take, required by federal tax law
  • Please note: Employer deadlines are not included in this tax calendar

This tax calendar is suitable for the individual tax filer, and contains information about how to use the calendar and general tax deadlines throughout 2018.

First Quarter

January, February, & March Tax Deadlines

JANUARY

January 10: Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070, Employee Reporting of Tips to Employer.

January 16: Estimated quarterly tax payments for Q4 2017 are due.

January 31: For those who must make estimated tax payments, if you didn’t pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 16, you can elect 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.

FEBRUARY

February 12: Employees who work for tips and earn $20 or more in tips during January, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

February 15: Individuals who 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.

MARCH

March 12: Employees who work for tips and earn $20 or more in tips during February, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

Second Quarter

April, May, & June Tax Deadlines

APRIL

April 10: Employees who work for tips and earn $20 or more in tips during March, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

April 17: TAX DAY! Your individual 2017 income tax return is due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868 and pay what you estimate you owe in tax to avoid penalties and interest.

MAY

May 10: Employees who work for tips and earn $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

JUNE

June 11: Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during May, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

June 15: If you’re 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 17, earlier.

June 15: Estimated quarterly tax payments for Q2 2018 are due.

Third Quarter

July, August, & September Tax Deadlines

JULY

July 10: Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during June, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

AUGUST

August 10: Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

SEPTEMBER

September 10: Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

September 17: Estimated quarterly tax payments for Q3 2018 are due.

Fourth Quarter

October, November, & December Tax Deadlines

OCTOBER

October 10: Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during September, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

October 15: 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.

NOVEMBER

November 13:  Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during October, report them to your employer using Form 4070.

DECEMBER

December 10: Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

December 17: The fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2018 is due if applicable.

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