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Important Tax Dates and Deadlines Throughout the Year

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Key Tax Deadlines for Tax Year 2023

When Does Tax Season Start?

It officially starts January 2nd and ends on April 15, 2024. The IRS will accept returns for the 2023 tax year beginning January 23, 2024.

Make sure you file within this period to avoid penalties and interest charges.

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Look at a tax preparation checklist.

These checklists give you detailed information on necessary tax documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc.). If you’re still unsure, reach out to a tax professional to assist you.

When Are Taxes Due?

April 15 in 2024 is the last day to timely file a 2023 individual tax return unless you file an automatic 6-month extension before the deadline.

Generally, April 15th is the deadline to file an individual tax return (i.e. File Form 1040), unless April 15th falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday.

If April 15th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, then the deadline to file falls on the next business day that is not recognized as a holiday. In 2024, April 15th falls on Monday.

What Is The Tax Extension Deadline?

The deadline is Tuesday, October 15th, 2024.

This is the last day to timely file tax returns that filed an automatic 6-month extension and were originally due on April 15, 2024.

Generally, October 15th is the deadline to timely file tax returns that filed an automatic 6-month extension and were originally due on April 15th, unless October 15th falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday.

In 2024, October 15th falls on a Tuesday.

Important IRS Tax Deadlines and Dates for 2023

  • January 16, 2024 – Fourth quarter 2023 estimated tax payments due. If you’re self-employed or have other income without any tax withholding, and you make quarterly estimated tax payments on taxes due, this is the due date for your final quarterly payment for the 2023 tax year.


  • January 23, 2024 – 2023 Tax filing season begins. This marks the first day the IRS will begin accepting and processing 2023 federal tax returns.


  • January 31, 2024 – Due date for employers to send W-2 forms. To ensure you’re able to complete your tax return on time, the IRS requires all employers to send you a W-2 no later than January 31 following the close of the tax year. Generally, this means W-2s get sent by January 31, but you won’t necessarily receive your form by this date.


  • January 31, 2024 – Certain 1099 forms are sent. Various 1099 forms, and forms 1099-NEC,1099-MISC, and 1099-K are used to report payments that typically don’t come from an employer, such as if you work as an independent contractor, gig worker, or self-employed person or if you receive income such as interest, dividends, prize winnings, rents, royalties, or brokerage account transactions. If January 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, these forms are due to be sent the following business day.


  • February 15, 2024 – Reclaim your exemption from withholding. If you chose to claim an exemption from your employer withholding taxes from your paycheck last year by filing a Form W-4, you’ll need to re-file the form by this date. You would file this exemption request if you anticipate having no tax liability this year and had none in the previous year.


  • April 15, 2024 – Tax day – Typically, tax day is April 15 each year but can be delayed if it falls on a weekend or holiday. Missing the tax deadline can have consequences like penalties and interest. These penalties can include a failure to file penalties and additional late payment penalties.


  • April 15, 2024 – Last day to File Form 4868 and request an extension to file your individual income tax return. If you won’t be ready to complete your tax return by tax day, make sure you instead complete an extension request, granting you the ability to delay filing a completed return until October 15, 2024. But remember, even if you choose to file an extension, you are still required to pay any taxes you may owe by the April deadline or face a late payment penalty.


  • September 16, 2024 – Deadline for extended partnership and S-corporation returns


  • October 15, 2024 – Deadline for extended C-corporation returns.


  • January 15, 2025 – Fourth quarter 2023 estimated tax payments due.

Estimated Tax Payments Due Dates

The estimated tax payment deadline is the date by which taxpayers who have estimated tax liability must make their tax payment. The deadline is usually April 15, but it can be different if the taxpayer’s fiscal year is different from the calendar year.
Payment Payment Period Due Date

1st Payment

January 1 to March 31

April 15, 2024

2nd Payment

April 1 to May 31

June 17, 2024

3rd Payment

June 1 to August 31

September 16, 2024

4th Payment

September 1 to December 31

January 15, 2025

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