Filing deadlines can creep up on you, and there’s nothing more annoying than having to pay a hefty fine that could have been easily avoided.
Below is a list of key filing deadlines for the 2015 financial year. Take a few minutes to save each relevant filing date to your calendar, set a reminder, and avoid missing a deadline for the rest of the year.
If you don’t think you’ll be able to get your 2014 taxes in on time, read this guide and file for a tax extension asap.
For more tax time support, leave a question for us in the comments section below, and check out the tax section in our Small Business Syllabus.
January 15: Estimated Quarterly Payments
February 2: Forms 1099 and W2 Postmarked
March 16: Corporate Tax Returns Due
March 16: Transition to an S-Corporation
March 31: File W2 and 1099 Forms Electronically
April 15: Individual and Partnership Tax Returns Due
April 15: Estimated Quarterly Payments
April 15: IRA Contribution Deadline
June 15: Estimated Quarterly Payments
September 15: Estimated Quarterly Payments
September 15: Corporate and Partnership Returns Due (with Extension)
October 15: Individual Tax Returns Due (with Extension)
November 1: Start Making Tax Moves
December 31: Tax Moves Deadline
January 15, 2016: Estimated Quarterly Payments
The fourth estimated quarterly payment for the 2015 tax year is due today.
Keep in mind that while these dates are common to many U.S. business owners, your business may also need to meet other filing deadlines and requirements not listed in this post. Do your research and work with your accountant early on to ensure you stay ahead of the tax man during the 2015 fiscal year.