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Important Tax Dates for First Quarter 2022

The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January, February, and March.

IRS official tax dates you need to stay on top of your taxes.


FILING DATES


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.


January 18

Individuals.

Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2021 if you didn't pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or didn't pay in enough tax that way).


Use Form 1040-ES. This is the final installment date for 2021 estimated tax payments.


However, you don't have to make this payment if you file your 2021 return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR) and pay any tax due by January 31, 2022.


Farmers and fishermen.

Pay your estimated tax for 2021 using Form 1040-ES. You have until April 18 (April 19 if you live in Maine or Massachusetts) to file your 2021 income tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR).


If you don't pay your estimated tax by January 18, you must file your 2021 return and pay all tax due by March 1, 2022, to avoid an estimated tax penalty.


January 31

Individuals who must make estimated tax payments.

If you didn't pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 18, you may choose (but aren't required) to file your income tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR) for 2021 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 can't file and pay your tax by January 31, file and pay your tax by April 18 (April 19 if you live in Maine or Massachusetts).


All businesses.

Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2021. You can use the appropriate version of Form 1099 or other information return. Form 1099 can be issued electronically with the consent of the recipient.


Payments that may be covered include the following.

  • Cash payments for fish (or other aquatic life) purchased from anyone engaged in the trade or business of catching fish.

  • Compensation for workers who aren't considered employees (including fishing boat proceeds to crew members).

  • Dividends and other corporate distributions.

  • Interest.

  • Rent.

  • Royalties.

  • Payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members.

  • Profit-sharing distributions.

  • Retirement plan distributions.

  • Original issue discount.

  • Prizes and awards.

  • Medical and health care payments.

  • Debt cancellation (treated as payment to debtor).

  • Cash payments over $10,000. See the Form 8300 instructions.


See the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns for information on what payments are covered, how much the payment must be before a statement is required, which form to use, when to file, and extensions of time to provide statements to the IRS.


Forms 1099-B, Proceeds from Broker, and Barter Exchange Transactions; 1099-S, Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions; and certain reporting on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Information, are due to recipients by February 15.


Payers of non-employee compensation.

File Form 1099-NEC for nonemployee compensation paid in 2021.


February 10

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


February 15

Individuals.

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


All businesses.

Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2021. You can use the appropriate version of Form 1099 or other information return.


Form 1099 can be issued electronically with the consent of the recipient. This due date applies only to the following types of payments.

  • All payments reported on Form 1099-B.

  • All payments reported on Form 1099-S.

  • Substitute payments reported in box 8 or gross proceeds paid to an attorney reported in box 10 of Form 1099-MISC.

February 28

All businesses.

File information returns (for example, certain Forms 1099) for certain payments you made during 2021. These payments are described under All businesses under January 31, earlier. However, Form 1099-NEC reporting nonemployee compensation must be filed by January 31.


There are different forms for different types of payments. Use a separate Form 1096 to summarize and transmit the forms for each type of payment.


See the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns for information on what payments are covered, how much the payment must be before a return is required, which form to use, and extensions of time to file.


If you file Forms 1097, 1098, 1099 (except a Form 1099-NEC reporting nonemployee compensation), 3921, 3922, or W-2G electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31.


The due date for giving the recipient these forms generally remain January 31.


March 1

Farmers and fishermen.

File your 2021 income tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR) and pay any tax due. However, you have until April 18 (April 19 if you live in Maine or Massachusetts) to file if you paid your 2021 estimated tax by January 18, 2022.


March 10

Employees who work for tips.

If you received $20 or more in tips during February, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.


March 15

Partnerships.

File a 2021 calendar year return (Form 1065). Provide each partner with a copy of their Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or substitute Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) and, if applicable, Schedule K-3 (Form 1065) or substitute Schedule K-3 (Form 1065).


To request an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004.


Then, file the return and provide each partner with a copy of their final or amended (if required) Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) and, if applicable, Schedule K-3 (Form 1065) by September 15.


S corporations.

File a 2021 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120-S) and pay any tax due. Provide each shareholder with a copy of their Schedule K-1 (Form 1120-S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or substitute Schedule K-1 (Form 1120-S) and, if applicable, Schedule K-3 (Form 1120-S) or substitute Schedule K-3 (Form 1120-S).


To request an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe in tax.


Then, file the return; pay any tax, interest, and penalties due; and provide each shareholder with a copy of their Schedule K-1 (Form 1120-S) and, if applicable, Schedule K-3 (Form 1120-S) by September 15.


S corporation election.

File Form 2553 to elect to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2022. If Form 2553 is filed late, S corporation treatment will begin with calendar year 2023.


March 31

Electronic filing of Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, and W-2G. File Forms 1097, 1098, 1099 (except a Form 1099-NEC reporting nonemployee compensation), 3921, 3922, and W-2G with the IRS.


This due date applies only if you file electronically. Otherwise, see All businesses under February 28, earlier.


The due date for giving the recipient these forms generally remain January 31.


For information about filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, and W-2G electronically, see Pub. 1220.











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