USA April 2017 Federal tax deadlines for the USA


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General

April 10
Employees who work for tips. If you received $20 or more in tips during March, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

April 18
Individuals: File a 2016 income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868. For more information, see Form 4868. Then, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by October 16.

Individuals: If you’re not paying your 2017 income tax through withholding (or won't pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2017 estimated tax. Use Form 1040ES. For more information, see Pub. 505.

Household employers: If you paid cash wages of $2,000 or more in 2016 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes. If you’re required to file a federal income tax return (Form 1040), file Schedule H (Form 1040) with the return and report any household employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H (Form 1040) if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2015 or 2016 to household employees. Also, report any income tax you withheld for your household employees. For more information, see Pub. 926.

Corporations: File a 2016 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe in taxes.

Corporations: Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2017. A worksheet, Form 1120W, is available to help you estimate your tax for the year.


Employers

April 18
Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax: If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments made in March.

Nonpayroll withholding: If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments made in March.

Household employers: If you paid cash wages of $2,000 or more in 2016 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H (Form 1040). If you’re required to file a federal income tax return (Form 1040), file Schedule H (Form 1040) with the return and report any household employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H (Form 1040) if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2015 or 2016 to household employees. Also, report any income tax you withheld for your household employees. For more information, see Pub. 926.


Excise

April 12
Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method: Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of March.

April 14
Regular method taxes: Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of March.

April 26
Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method: Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 16 days of March.

April 28
Regular method taxes: Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of April.


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The above information applies for Calendar Year taxpayers, and was taken from the IRS Tax Calendar for 2017, which can be found here: Publication 509: Tax Calendar 2017.

The above list is a general overview and does not necessarily constitute a complete and accurate picture of your / your client's tax obligations for April 2017. Care should be taken to ensure all deadlines are correctly adhered to.
 
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