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February 2011

February 1

Employers: Federal unemployment tax. File Form 940 for 2010. If your undeposited tax is $500 or less, you can either pay it with your returns or deposit it. If it is more than $500, you must deposit it. However, if you already deposited the tax for the year in full and on time, you have until February 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File Form 941 for the fourth quarter of 2010. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed returns.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until February 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Non payroll taxes. File Form 945 to report income tax withheld for 2010 on all non payroll items, including backup withholding and withholding on pensions, annuities, IRAs, gambling winnings, and payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed returns.) If you deposited the tax for the year in full and on time, you have until February 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Give your employees their copies of Form W-2 for 2010. If an employee agreed to receive Form W-2 electronically, post it on a website accessible to the employee and notify the employee of the posting by February 1st.

Individuals: Who must make estimated tax payments? If you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15, you may choose (but are not required) to file your income tax returns (Form 1040) for 2010. Filing your returns and paying any tax due by February 1, 2011 prevents any penalty for late payment of last installment.

Businesses: Give annual information statements to recipients of 1099 payments made during 2010.

Payers of Gambling Winnings: If you either paid reportable gambling winnings or withheld income tax from gambling winnings, give the winners their copies of From W-2G.

Certain Small Employers: File Form 944 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2010. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is $2,500 or more from 2010 but less than $2,500 for the fourth quarter, deposit any undeposited tax or pay it in full with a timely filed returns.

February 10

Employers: Federal unemployment tax. File Form 940 for 2010. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year in full and on time.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File Form 941 for the fourth quarter of 2010. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time.

Small Employers: File Form 944 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2010. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year in full and on time.

February 16

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in January.

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in January.

Individuals: If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year on the Form W-4 you gave your employer, you must file a new Form W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year.

Employers: Begin withholding income tax from the pay of any employee who claimed exemption from withholding in 2010, but did not give you a new Form W-4 to continue the exemption this year.

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March 2011

March 1

Businesses: File information returns (Form 1099) for certain payments you made during 2010. These payments are described under February 1. There are different forms for different types of payments. Use a separate Form 1096 to summarize and transmit the forms for each type of payment. See the 2010 Instructions for Forms 1099, 1098, 5498, and W-2G for information on what payments are covered, how much the payment must be before a returns is required, what form to use, and extensions of time to file.

If you file Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G electronically (not by magnetic media), your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms will still be February 1.

Payers of Gambling Winning: File Form 1096, Annual Summary and transmittal of U.S. Information returnss, along with Copy A of all the Forms W-G2 you issued for 2010. If you file Forms W-G2 electronically (not by magnetic tape), your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms remains February 1.

Employers: File Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, along with Copy A of all the Forms W-2 you issued for 2010. If you file Forms W-2 electronically (not by magnetic media), your due date for filing them with the SSA will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms will still be February 1.

Employers: With employees who work for tips. File Form 8027, Employer's Annual Information returns of Tip Income and Allocated Tips. Use Form 8027-T, Transmittal of Employer's Annual Information returns of Tip Income and Allocated Tips, to summarize and transmit Forms 8027 if you have more than one establishment. If you file Forms 8027 electronically (not by magnetic tape), your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31.

Farmers and Fishermen: File your 2010 income tax returns (Form 1040) and pay any tax due. However, you have until April 15 to file if you paid your 2010 estimated tax by January 15, 2011.

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

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in February.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in February.

Corporations: File a 2010 calendar year income tax returns (Form 1120 or 1120-A) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the returns, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe.

S Corporations: File a 2010 calendar year income tax returns (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the returns, file Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe.

Electing large partnerships: Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), Partner's Share of Income (Loss) From an Electing Large Partnership. This due date is effective for the first March 15 following the close of the partnership's tax year. The due date of March 15 applies even if the partnership requests an extension of time to file the Form 1065-B by filing Form 8736 or Form 8800.

S corporation election: File Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation, to choose to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2010. If Form 2553 is filed late, S treatment will begin with calendar year 2011.

March 31

Electronic filing of Forms 1098, 1099, and W-2G: File Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G with the IRS. This due date applies only if you file electronically (not by magnetic media). Otherwise, see March 1. The due date for giving the recipient these forms will still be February 1. For information about filing Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G electronically, see Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1098, 1099, 5498 and W-2G Magnetically or Electronically

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April 2011

April 12

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

April 15

Individuals: File an income tax returns for 2010 (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the returns, file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax returns, or you can get an extension by phone if you pay part or all of your estimate of income tax due with a credit card. Then file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by October 15.

Household Employers: If you paid cash wages of $1,700 or more in 2010 to a household employee, file Schedule H (Form 1040) with your income tax returns and report any employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2008 or 2010 to household employees. Also report any income tax you withheld for your household employees.

Individuals: If you are not paying your 2011 income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2011 estimated tax. Use Form 1040-ES.

Partnerships: File a 2010 calendar year returns (Form 1065). Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the returns and provide Schedule K-1 or a substitute Schedule K-1, file Form 7004. Then file Form 1065 by October 15.

Electing Large Partnerships: File a 2010 calendar year returns (Form 1065-B). If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the returns, file Form 7004. Then file Form 1065-B by October 15. See March 15 for the due date for furnishing the Schedules K-1 to the partners.

Corporations: Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2011. A worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your tax for the year.

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in March.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in March.

April 30

Employers: Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the first quarter of 2011. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed returns.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until May 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Federal Unemployment Tax. Deposit the tax owed through March if more than $500.

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May 2011

May 10

Employers: Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the first quarter of 2011. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time.

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

May 17

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in April.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in April.

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June 2011

June 10

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during May, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

June 15

Individuals: If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the United States and Puerto Rico, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. Otherwise, see April 15. If you want additional time to file your returns, file Form 4868 to obtain 4 additional months to file. Then file Form 1040 by October 15. However, if you are a participant in a combat zone you may be able to further extend the filing deadline.

Individuals: Make a payment of your 2011 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second installment date for estimated tax in 2011.

Corporations: Deposit the second installment of estimated income tax for 2011. A worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your tax for the year.

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in May.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in May.

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July 2011

July 12

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during June, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

July 15

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in June.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in June.

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August 2011

August 2

Employers: Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the second quarter of 2011. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed returns.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until August 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Federal Unemployment Tax. Deposit the tax owed through June if more than $500.

Employers: If you maintain an employee benefit plan, such as a pension, profit sharing, or stock bonus plan, file Form 5500 or 5500-EZ for calendar year 2010. If you use a fiscal year as your plan year, file the form by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends.

Certain Small Employers: Deposit any undeposited tax if your tax liability is $2,500 or more for 2011 but less than $2,500 for the second quarter.

August 10

Employers: Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the second quarter of 2011. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time.

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

August 16

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in July.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in July.

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September 2011

September 10

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

September 15

Partnerships: File a 2010 calendar year returns (Form 1065). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 6-month extension. Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute K-1.

Individuals: Make a payment of your 2011 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment date for estimated tax in 2011.

Corporations: File a 2010 calendar year income tax returns (Form 1120 or 1120-A) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 6-month extension. Otherwise, see March 16.

S Corporations: File a 2010 calendar year income tax returns (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 6-month extension. Otherwise, see March 16. Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) or a substitute Schedule K-1.

Corporations: Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for 2011. A worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you make an estimate of your tax for the year.

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in August.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in August.

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October 2011

October 12

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during September, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

October 15

Individuals: If you have an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax returns for 2010, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.

Electing Large Partnerships: File a 2010 calendar year returns (Form 1065-B). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 6-month extension. See March 15 for the due date for furnishing the Schedules K-1 to the partners.

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in September.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in September.

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November 2011

November 1

Employers: Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the third quarter of 2011. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed returns.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until November 10 to file the returns.

Certain Small Employers: Deposit any undeposited tax if your tax liability is $2,500 or more for 2011 but less than $2,500 for the third quarter.

Employers: Federal Unemployment Tax. Deposit the tax owed through September if more than $500.

Employers: Income Tax Withholding. Ask employees whose withholding allowances will be different in 2011 to fill out a new Form W-4.

Employers: Earned Income Credit. Ask each eligible employee who wants to receive advance payments of earned income credit during the year 2011 to fill out a Form W-5. A new Form W-5 must be filled out each year before payments are made.

November 10

Employers: Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File form 941 for the third quarter of 2011. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time.

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during October, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

November 15

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in October.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in October.

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December 2011

December 10

Employees: Who work for tips? If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

December 15

Corporations: Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2011. A worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your tax for the year.

Employers: Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in November.

Employers: Non payroll withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in November.

All Employers: Give your employees their copies of Form W-2 for the previous year by January 31 of the following year. If an employee agreed to receive Form W-2 electronically, post it on a website accessible to the employee and notify the employee of the posting by January 31st.

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January 2012

January 1

Employers: Stop advance payments of the earned income credit for any employee who did not give you a new Form W-5 for next year.

January 10

Employees who work for tips: If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070 Employee's Report of Tips to Employer.

January 15

Employers: Social Security, Medicare and withheld income tax. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December of this year.

Individuals: Make a payment of your estimated tax for this year if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the final installment date for this year's estimated tax. However, you do not have to make this payment if you file this year's returns (Form 1040) and pay any tax due by January 31 of the following year.

Employers: Non payroll Withholding. If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December.

January 31

Employers: Federal unemployment tax. File Form 940 (or 940-EZ) for this year. If your undeposited tax is $100 or less, you can either pay it with your returns or deposit it. If it is more than $100, you must deposit it. However, if you already deposited the tax for the year in full and on time, you have until February 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax. File Form 941 for the fourth quarter of this year. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed returns.) If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until February 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Non payroll taxes. File Form 945 to report income tax withheld for this year on all nonpayroll items, including backup withholding and withholding on pensions, annuities, IRAs, gambling winnings, and payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members. Deposit any undeposited tax. (If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed returns.) If you deposited the tax for the year in full and on time, you have until February 10 to file the returns.

Employers: Give your employees their copies of Form W-2 for the previous year. If an employee agreed to receive Form W-2 electronically, post it on a website accessible to the employee and notify the employee of the posting by January 31st.

Employers: Give annual information statements to recipients of 1099 payments made during previous year.

Individuals: File your income tax returns (Form 1040) for this year if you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15. Filing your returns and paying any tax due by January 31 prevents any penalty for late payment of last installment.

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