Income Tax Deadlines for 2012/2013

by Michael on Oct 5, 2012

Photo of April 15th Tax Filing Deadline

This is mainly a note to myself, though I imagine that it might be of some use to you guys, so I’m publishing it here…

I was recently leafing through my calendar and decided to consolidate all relevant (at least to me) income tax filing deadlines in one place.

What follows is a list of those deadlines for the rest of the 2012 tax year, all of 2013, and just a bit into 2014. I’ve tried to highlight the most critical (or at least most actionable) dates.

  • Oct 15, 2012 – This is the final filing deadline for 2011 Form 1040 (and related) tax returns for all taxpayers who requested a filing extension.
  • Jan 15, 2013 – 4th quarter estimated tax payments due for 2012 — unless you file your 2012 return and pay all taxes due by January 31, 2013.
  • Jan 31, 2013 – This is the 2012 filing/full payment deadline if you skip the last estimated tax payment. You should also have received all of your W-2 and 1099 forms (except 1099-B; see below) for 2012 by this date.
  • Feb 15, 2013 – You should receive your 1099-B form(s) for 2012 by this date.
  • Mar 15, 2013 – This is the filing deadline for calendar-year corporate income tax returns for the 2012 tax year.
  • Apr 15, 2013 – This is the filing deadline for 2012 income tax returns, as well as returns related to the gift tax, estate tax, trusts, etc. It’s also the deadline for the 1st quarter estimated tax payments for 2013.
  • May 31, 2013 – This is the deadline for trustees to file IRS Form 5498 (related to things like IRA contributions) so you should be receiving it soon. Just go ahead and file it away for future reference.
  • Jun 17, 2013 – 2nd quarter estimated tax payments due for 2013.
  • Sep 16, 2013 – 3rd quarter estimated tax payments due for 2013. This is also the final filing deadline for Form 1041, 1065, and 1120 tax returns for those who requested an extension.
  • Oct 15, 2013 – Final filing deadline for 2012 Form 1040 (and related) income tax returns for all who requested an extension.
  • Jan 15, 2014 – 4th quarter estimated tax payments due for 2013 — unless you file your 2013 return and pay all taxes due by January 31, 2014.
  • Jan 31, 2014 – This is the 2013 filing/full payment deadline if you skip the last estimated tax payment. You should also have received all of your W-2 and 1099 forms (except 1099-B; due in February) for 2012 by this date.

So there you have it. Be sure to mark your calendars. Or just bookmark this page for future reference. If nothing else, it gives you something to look forward to. 😉


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