USA March 2017 Federal tax deadlines for the USA


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General

March 1
Farmers and fishermen: File your 2016 income tax return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due. However, you have until April 18 to file if you paid your 2016 estimated tax by January 17, 2017.

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

March 15
Partnerships: File a 2016 calendar year return (Form 1065). Provide each partner with a copy of their Schedule K1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or substitute Schedule K1 (Form 1065). To request an automatic 6month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004. Then file the return and provide each partner with a copy of their final or amended (if required) Schedule K1 (Form 1065) by September 15.

Electing large partnerships: File a 2016 calendar year return (Form 1065B). Provide each partner with a copy of their Schedule K1 (Form 1065B), Partner's Share of Income (Loss) From an Electing Large Partnership, or substitute Schedule K1 (Form 1065B). This due date for providing Schedule K1 (Form 1065B) applies even if the partnership requests an extension of time to file Form 1065B. To request an automatic 6month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004. Then file the return and provide each partner with a copy of their amended (if required) Schedule K1 (Form 1065B) by September 15.

S corporations: File a 2016 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. Provide each shareholder with a copy of their Schedule K1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or substitute Schedule K1 (Form 1120S). To request an automatic 6month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe in tax. Then file the return; pay any tax, interest, and penalties due; and provide each shareholder with a copy of their Schedule K1 (Form 1120S) by September 15.

S corporation election: File Form 2553 to elect to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2017. If Form 2553 is filed late, S corporation treatment will begin with calendar year 2018.

March 31
Electronic filing of Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, and W2G: File Forms 1097, 1098, 1099 (except a Form 1099MISC reporting nonemployee compensation), 3921, 3922, and W2G with the IRS. This due date applies only if you file electronically. Otherwise, see February 28. The due date for giving the recipient these forms generally remains January 31. For information about filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, and W2G electronically, see Pub. 1220.


Employers

March 15
Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax: If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments made in February. Nonpayroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments made in February.

March 31
Electronic filing of Forms W2G: File copies of all the Forms W2G you issued for 2016. This due date applies only if you electronically file. Otherwise, see February 28. The due date for giving the recipient these forms remains January 31. For information about filing Forms W2G electronically, see Pub. 1220. Electronic filing of Forms 8027. File Forms 8027 for 2016. This due date applies only if you electronically file. Otherwise, see February 28.

Electronic filing of Forms 1094C and 1095C and Forms 1094B and 1095B: If you’re an Applicable Large Employer, file electronic Forms 1094C and 1095C with the IRS. For all other providers of minimum essential coverage, file electronic Forms 1094B and 1095B with the IRS. Otherwise, see February 28.



Excise

March 1
Regular method taxes: Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of February.

March 10
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 February.

March 14
Regular method taxes: Deposit the tax for the last 13 days of February.

March 27
Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method. Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 13 days of February.

March 29
Regular method taxes: Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of March.

March 31
Wagering tax: File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during February. Heavy highway vehicle use tax. File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in February.



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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 March 2017. Care should be taken to ensure all deadlines are correctly adhered to.
 
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