Tax guide

IRS Tax Dates

What IRS tax dates do I need to remember?

2021 E-filing Dates

  • February 12 – IRS begins accepting and processing e-filed returns and extensions
  • Tax Day Extended – May 17 – Last day to e-file returns and extensions
  • October 15 – Last day to e-file returns with a 6-month extension

States Conforming to Federal Deadline Extension

State Date Notes
Alabama May 17  
Arizona May 17  
Arkansas May 17  
California May 17  
Colorado May 17  
Connecticut May 17  
Delaware May 17  
District of Columbia May 17  
Georgia May 17  
Hawaii April 20  
Idaho May 17  
Illinois May 17  
Indiana May 17  
Iowa June 1  
Kansas May 17  
Kentucky May 17  
Louisiana June 15 Winter storms extension
Maine May 17  
Maryland July 15  
Massachusetts May 17  
Michigan May 17  
Minnesota May 17  
Mississippi May 17  
Missouri May 17  
Montana May 17  
Nebraska May 17  
New Jersey May 17  
New Mexico May 17  
New York May 17  
North Carolina May 17  
North Dakota May 17  
Ohio May 17  
Oklahoma June 15 Winter storms extension
Oregon May 17  
Pennsylvania May 17  
Rhode Island May 17  
South Carolina May 17  
Utah May 17  
Vermont May 17  
Virginia May 17  
West Virginia May 17  
Wisconsin May 17  

2021 Estimated Tax Payment Dates

  • January 15 – Make last 2020 estimated tax payment
  • April 15 – First 2021 estimated tax payment due
  • June 15 – Second 2021 estimated tax payment due
  • September 15 – Third 2021 estimated tax payment due

Tax Document Dates

  • February 1, 2021 – Deadline for employers to file Form W-2s with the Social Security Administration
  • February 1, 2021 – Deadline for reporting payments to contract workers on Form 1099-MISC

2021 Federal Legal Holidays

  • January 1 – New Year's Day
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15 – Presidents’ Day
  • May 31 – Memorial Day
  • July 5 – Independence Day (Public Holiday Date)
  • September 6 – Labor Day
  • October 11 – Columbus Day
  • November 11 – Veterans' Day
  • November 25 – Thanksgiving Day
  • December 24 – Christmas Day (Public Holiday Date)

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