Tax guide

IRS Tax Dates

Introduction

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

2020 Federal Legal Holidays

  • January 1 – New Year's Day
  • January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • February 17 – Washington's Birthday
  • May 25 – Memorial Day
  • July 3 – Independence Day
  • September 7 – Labor Day
  • October 14 – Columbus Day
  • November 11 – Veterans' Day
  • November 26 – Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 – Christmas Day

2020 E-Filing Dates

  • TBA – First day to e-file and first IRS acknowledgements of e-filed returns
  • February 15 – First day refunds can be issued for taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit.
  • April 15 – Last day to e-file returns and extensions
  • June 15 – Last day to e-file timely extension request for overseas taxpayers
  • October 15 – Last day to e-file returns that received 6-month extension

2020 Estimated Tax Payment Dates

  • January 15 – Make last 2019 estimated tax payment
  • April 15 – First 2020 estimated tax payment due
  • June 15 – Second 2020 estimated tax payment due
  • September 15 – Third 2020 estimated tax payment due

Tax Document Dates

  • January 31, 2020 – Deadline for employers to file Form W-2s with the Social Security Administration.
  • January 31, 2020 – Deadline for reporting payments to contract workers on Form 1099-MISC.

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