Give your financials the VIP treatment this tax season

Skip the line this tax season with your backstage pass to all things tax. With access to free tax prep checklists, deadline reminders, and on-demand webinars, the hub has everything you need to file your business taxes with confidence and ease.

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Key deadlines

Find your filing deadline and form instructions here, separated by filing type.

Free tools

Expert-tested tax guides and checklists to help you do your own filing prep.

Tax prep and filing

Helpful guides to get your business taxes prepared and filed.

Tax FAQs

Our answers to frequently asked questions about getting ready for tax season.

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Tax deadlines

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1099-NEC

Deadline

Jan 31

1099-MISC

Deadline

Feb 15

If your business hired a contractor and paid them over $600 in the last year, you are responsible for issuing them a 1099-NEC before January 31.

If you made payments to nonemployees in the last year (payments of fees, benefits, commissions, prizes and awards), a 1099-MISC is due on February 15.


S corporation

Deadline

March 15

March 15 is also the deadline to file for an extension using Form 7004.

If you successfully apply for an extension, your new filing due date is September 15. Note that even with an extension, you still need to pay an estimate of your taxes on the original due date.


Partnerships

Deadline

March 15

Documents

March 15 is also the deadline to file for an extension using Form 7004.

If you successfully apply for an extension, your new filing due date is September 15. Note that even with an extension, you still need to pay an estimate of your taxes on the original due date.


C corporation

Deadline

April 18

Documents

March 15 is also the deadline to file for an extension using Form 7004.

If you successfully apply for an extension, your new filing due date is September 15. Note that even with an extension, you still need to pay an estimate of your taxes on the original due date.


Sole proprietors

Deadline

April 18

Documents

April 18 is also the deadline to file for an extension using Form 4868.

If you successfully apply for an extension, your new filing due date is October 16. Note that even with an extension, you still need to pay an estimate of your taxes on the original due date.


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Tax prep and filing

Here you'll find entity-specific tax guides, along with tips and best practices so you can stay informed this tax season.


Handy tools for tax season

Tackle tax season with our free checklists, calculators, and trackers.

Avoiding Tax Mistakes


The IRS sees small businesses make the same costly tax mistakes every year. Our tax experts share how you can avoid these errors.

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U.S. Small Business Tax Checklist

Download our free tax checklist to find out what you need to gather specifically for your tax filing type.

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Navigating Tax Season 2023

Watch our on-demand webinar for an expert-led discussion about what small businesses need to know in order to be prepared for filing taxes.

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Frequently asked tax season questions

See what other small business owners like you are asking this tax season.

What tax deductions are available to small business owners like me?
Do I have to pay self-employment tax?
Should I make my LLC an S corp?
What are the tax advantages and disadvantages of an LLC?
Do I have to make estimated tax payments?
How much does it cost to file business taxes?

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