Update: Many of the deadlines below have changed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the IRS website for the latest information.
Filing your taxes can be confusing with trying to track the different due dates and forms. You don’t want to get it wrong and incur penalties.
This simple list covers the most common federal tax due dates so you can enter the ones that apply to you in your calendar. Make sure that you also research your state tax obligations if applicable so you don’t miss those.
Annual Tax Filing
Individuals and Families – Annual personal income tax filings (Form 1040) are due on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The majority of people file a 1040.
Corporations (including S and C Corps) – C corporations (Form 1120) also file on April 15.
S corporations (Form 1120S) and partnerships (Form 1065) file on March 15.
Estimated Tax Deadlines For 2020
Payments for estimated taxes are due on four different quarterly dates throughout the year:
1Q — April 15
2Q — June 15
3Q — September 15
4Q — January 15 of the next year
Estates and Trusts
Estates and trusts file Form 1041. This is also due on April 15, 2020.
Extension Due Dates
Extended returns have different filing dates depending on the type of tax form being filed:
Form 1065 extended return — September 15
Form 1120S extended return — September 15
Form 1041 extended return — September 30
Form 1120 extended return — October 15
Form 1040 extended return — October 15