Important 2019 Tax Dates

Wondering when your taxes are due?

We all know individual tax returns are due April 15, but what about other tax paperwork? Below are the various deadlines for all tax-related documents.

Tax Dates 2019 Calendar

February 15, 2019

This is the deadline for financial institutions to mail out the following:

  • Form 1099-B relating to sales of stock, bonds, or mutual funds through a brokerage account
  • Form 1099-S relating to real estate transactions
  • Form 1099-MISC if the sender is reporting payments in boxes 8 or 14

February 28, 2019

This is the deadline for businesses to mail out the following to the IRS:

  • Form 1099
  • Form 1096

March 15, 2019

This is the deadline for 2018 corporate tax returns, and they must mail out the following:

  • Form 1120
  • Form 1120-A
  • Form 1120-S

If a corporation uses the calendar year as their tax year, and wants to request automatic six-month extension of time to file, they must mail out Form 7004 on this day.

This is also the deadline to file partnership tax returns (Form 1065) or to request an automatic five-month extension of time to file (Form 7004).

April 15, 2019

This is the big one. April 15 is the deadline to file individual tax returns (Form 1040) for the year 2018.

If you are requesting an automatic extension, you must submit Form 4868 by April 15. An extension provides an extra six months to file your return. Payment of the tax is still due by April 15. You may submit payment for any taxes you owe with the extension form.

April 15 is the last day to make a contribution to traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Health Savings Account, SEP-IRA, or solo 401(k) for the 2018 tax year. You have until October 15 to fund a SEP-IRA or solo 401(k) if you get an extension.

First-quarter estimated tax payments for the 2019 tax year are also due by April 15.

This is also the deadline to file estate income tax/trust income tax returns with Form 1041. If you wish to request an automatic five-month extension of time to file, Form 7004 must be submitted by April 15.

May 31, 2019

This is the deadline for financial institutions to send out Form 5498 to report balances for an individual retirement account

June 17, 2019

Second-quarter estimated tax payments for the 2018 tax year are due on June 17.

June 17, 2019

This is the deadline for U.S. citizens living abroad to file individual tax returns (Form 1040) or file Form 4868 if they wish to have an automatic 4-month extension.

September 16, 2019

Third-quarter estimated tax payments for the 2019 tax year are due on September 16.

if an extension for corporate tax returns for the year 2018 was requested, the following forms must be submitted by September 16:

  • Form 1120
  • Form 1120-A
  • Form 1120-S

October 1, 2019

This is the deadline for self-employed persons or small businesses to establish a SIMPLE-IRA.

October 15, 2019

This is the final extended deadline to file individual tax returns for the year 2018 (Form 1040). The IRS will not accept an electronically filed tax return for the year 2018 after this date. If you’re filing after October 15, you’ll have to mail in your tax return for processing.

This is also the final deadline to fund a SEP-IRA or solo 401(k) for tax year 2018 if you requested an automatic extension of time to file.

What Happens If You Miss a Date?

The IRS says you should file your return ASAP if you miss the deadline. If you owe taxes, pay them as soon as possible. The IRS should still accept your money and your return, but you may be hit with a fine or extra interest charge.

If you owe money and wish to make a payment online, use the IRS Direct Pay. You may also submit your late return online until October 15 with the IRS Free File.

If you are unable to pay the tax that you owe immediately, don’t make the IRS wait. File your return regardless and apply for an installment agreement. The IRS will let you pay over time as long as you make arrangements to do so.

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