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
  • April 15 – Last day to e-file returns and extensions
  • October 15 – Last day to e-file returns with a 6-month extension

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)

You’ve got the dates—now get ready to file!

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