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When Are Taxes Due? 2022 Filing & Extension Deadlines

Tax filing deadlines can creep up on you, and there’s nothing more frustrating than having to pay a fine that could have been avoided.

Take a few minutes to save each relevant filing date to your calendar (or download our federal tax calendar), and stay ahead of the IRS.

When is “tax day”?

The big “tax day” is April 18, 2022. This is when individuals, sole proprietors, and C corporations need to file their taxes.

What’s the deadline to pay your taxes?

If you’re sending your return in via snail mail, the IRS considers your return “on time” if it’s addressed correctly, has enough postage, and is in the mail before the end of business on your filing deadline.

Otherwise, you can e-file your return before midnight on your tax filing deadline day.

If you’re self-employed, your business probably pays taxes in four sums throughout the year, rather than on one day. These are called estimated tax payments. The due date for these 2022 payments are April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 16 (2023).

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When are 2022 tax extensions due?

You have right up until tax day to file for an extension. For individuals, that means you can still file for a tax extension right on April 18. The same goes for businesses: S corps and partnerships can still get an extension on March 15, and the last day for C corps to file for an extension is April 15.

2022 Tax Deadlines

Here is a detailed list of every tax deadline in 2022.

January 3, 2022

Extended 2021 filing deadline for Hurricane Ida victims (Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey)

Individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Ida have been granted an extension to certain filing deadlines.

If you are an individual or business that successfully extended your tax filing to October 15, 2021, you now have until January 3, 2022 to file.

Quarterly estimated income tax payments originally due on September 15, 2021 and excise tax returns due on November 1, 2021 have also been pushed to January 3, 2022.

January 18, 2022

Estimated quarterly payments

Say a final goodbye to 2021. The fourth (and final) estimated quarterly tax payment for the previous tax year is due today.

Note: Individuals, you do not have to file this payment due on January 18, 2022—so long as you file your 2021 tax return by January 31, 2022 and pay the remaining balance owed with your return (see Form 1040-ES for details).

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January 31, 2022

Form W-2 filing deadline

If you have employees, you’ll need to fill out two copies of Form W-2 for each one.

One W-2 must be submitted to the IRS. The other must be sent to the employee. The deadline for both is January 31, 2022.

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Form 1099-NEC Copy A and B filing deadline

If you work with independent contractors, Form 1099-NEC is due January 31, 2022.

Copy A must be filed with the IRS by this date. Copy B must be furnished to the contractor on this date, as well.

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Form 1099-MISC Copy B filing deadline

Regardless of whether you file electronically or using paper forms, Copy B of Form 1099-MISC must be sent to the payee by January 31, 2022.

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February 28, 2022

Form 1099-MISC paper filing deadline

Some 1099s will require a 1099-MISC form.

This due date will only be for paper filing. If you file electronically or miss the paper filing deadline, you can file on March 31, 2022.

You must deliver Copy A to the IRS. Copy B is sent to thee recipient and is due January 31, 2022.

Forms:

March 15, 2022

S corporation and partnership tax returns due

Today is the deadline to file your S corporation tax return (Form 1120-S) or Partnership return (Form 1065).

Note that S corporations and Partnerships do not pay taxes on their income. That tax is paid on the individual incomes of the shareholders or partners, respectively.

March 15 is also the deadline to file for an extension for S corp and partnership tax returns.

Forms:

March 31, 2022

Form 1099-MISC Copy A filing deadline

Some 1099s will require a 1099-MISC form. This includes payments to an individual or LLC of at least $600 during the year in rent paid, legal settlements, or prize or award winnings.

This due date will only be for electronic filing.

You must deliver Copy A to the IRS, and Copy B to your recipient.

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April 18, 2022

Estimated quarterly payments

So it begins. If your business pays taxes on a quarterly basis, the first 2022 estimated quarterly tax payment is due today.

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Individual tax returns due

This is the deadline to file Individual tax returns (Form 1040). If your income is below $66,000 for the tax year, you can e-file for free using IRS Free File. If your income was above that, you can use the IRS’ free, fillable forms.

If you’re a sole proprietor filing Schedule C on your personal tax returns, the April 18, 2022 deadline applies to you too.

April 18 is also the deadline to file for an extension to file your individual tax return.

C corporation tax returns due

Today is the deadline to file C corporation tax returns (Form 1120).

April 18 is also the deadline to file for an extension to file your corporate tax return.

Forms:

Further reading: What is Form 7004 and How to Fill it Out

State tax returns

Each state determines their own tax deadlines. To find a list of current state tax deadlines, click here.

June 15, 2022

Estimated quarterly payments

The second 2022 estimated quarterly tax payment is due today.

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September 15, 2022

Estimated quarterly payments

The third 2022 estimated quarterly tax payment is due today.

If you are an S corporation or partnership that successfully filed for an extension, your tax return is now due.

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October 15, 2022

If you are a C corporation that filed for an extension, your income tax return is now due.

This is also the new due date for sole proprietorships that successfully received a tax extension.

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November 1, 2022

Start making tax moves

End of year tax moves can help grow your business and reduce your taxable income for the calendar year. If you haven’t done so already, now’s the time to plan and take action.

December 31, 2022

Tax moves deadline

Today is the final day to make any tax moves for the 2022 tax year.

Set up a solo 401 (k)

If you are self-employed, today is the deadline to set up a solo 401 (k).

When can I start filing taxes for 2022?

In 2021, the IRS started accepting tax returns on February 12. This was due to making changes to their system. Typically, the IRS starts accepting tax returns around mid to late January.

When will I get my tax refund?

Most tax filers will receive their refund within 21 calendar days after their return was received by the IRS.

That’s not an IRS promise or anything. But in general, you can expect to get your tax refund 3-4 weeks after filing your return. You can check your IRS refund status in five minutes by using the IRS Where’s My Refund tool.

Paying your taxes late

Past your tax due date, you’ll have to pay a penalty for late payment. This amounts to an additional 0.5% of unpaid taxes every month until you pay your original tax bill (up to a maximum 25% of your total tax bill).

While it’s best to file and pay your taxes as soon as you can to minimize penalties, we put together a guide that explains what happens if you don’t file taxes.

If you have concerns about falling behind on tax payments, learn about the IRS Fresh Start program.

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This post is to be used for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, business, or tax advice. Each person should consult his or her own attorney, business advisor, or tax advisor with respect to matters referenced in this post. Bench assumes no liability for actions taken in reliance upon the information contained herein.

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