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Tax Calendar: Important IRS Tax Deadlines in 2022

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Tax Calendar for 2022

If you were wondering, "What are the taxes due dates this year?" you found the right article. Missing a deadline might be a diligent taxpayer’s worst nightmare, but it’s a scenario that’s far from unrealistic, given how confusing the tax calendar might get. Luckily, you can read this guiding article to learn the IRS deadline 2022 rules for the taxes that apply to you and avoid confusion.

This section contains a list of the US tax filing deadline dates, with personal and corporate tax categories to be reported by each respective date.

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January Tax Deadlines

January 10, 2022

  • Report tips generated in December 2021 to your employer (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in December of the previous year.

January 18, 2022

  • Pay the last installment of estimated tax for 2021 (Form 1040-ES) — applies to all individuals, except those who file Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR as their 2021 return and are to pay by January 31, 2022

January 31, 2022

  • For individuals,  who must make estimated tax payments, but didn’t pay their last part of 2021 estimated tax can be filed a tax return. (Form 1040 / Form 1040-SR).
  • Send annual information statements to their recipients (Forms 1099) — for businesses.
  • File non-employee compensation paid in 2021 (Form 1099-NEC) — for businesses.
  • Mail W-2 forms out to employees — for employers.
  • File Form W-3 with all the Copies A of Form W-2 that were issued for 2021 — for employers.
  • File your Form 941 for the 4th quarter of 2021 — for employers.

February Tax Deadlines

February 10, 2022

  • Report tips generated in January 2022 to your employer (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in January 2022.

February 15, 2022

  • Individuals who claimed exemption from income tax withholding in 2021 should file Form W-4.

February 28, 2022

  • File information returns (for example, certain Forms 1099) for certain payments you made during 2021.
  • 1099-MISC deadline to file to the IRS — for businesses.
  • Use Form 1096 to summarize the forms for each type of payment  — for businesses.

March Tax Deadlines

March 10, 2022

  • Report tips generated in February 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in February 2022.

March 15, 2022

March 31, 2022

  • E-filing deadline for forms: 1099 (except Form 1099-NEC), 1097, 1098, 3921, 3922, and W-2G) — for businesses. This date applies to these forms only if you file them electronically.

April Tax Deadlines

April 11, 2022

  • Report tips generated in March 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in March 2022.

April 18, 2022

May Tax Deadlines

May 2, 2022

  • File Form 941 for the 1st quarter of 2022 — for employers.

May 10, 2022

  • Report tips generated in April 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in April 2022.

June Tax Deadlines

June 10, 2022

  • Report tips generated in May 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in May 2022.

June 15, 2022

  • Tax return deadline (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR) for U.S. citizens and residents who live and work outside the United States. A tax deadline extension can be granted to those in combat areas.
  • File Form 4868 for a 4-month extension otherwise.
  • Use Form 1040-ES to pay the second installment of 2022 estimated tax.

July Tax Deadlines

July 11, 2022

  • Report your income from tips generated in June 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in June 2022.

August Tax Deadlines

August 1, 2022

  • File Form 941 for the 2nd quarter of 2022 — for employers.

August 10, 2022

  • Report tips generated in July 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in July 2022.

September Tax Deadlines

September 12, 2022

  • Report tips generated in August 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in August 2022.

September 15, 2022

  • Third payment of your estimated tax for 2022 (Form 1040-ES), unless withholding is used for payment.
  • File 2021 calendar year return (Form 1065 for partnerships or Form 1120-S for S corporations) if you requested 6-month extension.
  • Estimated income tax for 2022 (Form 1120-W) — for corporations.

October Tax Deadlines

October 11, 2022

  • Report tips generated in September 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in September 2022.

October 17, 2022

  • File income tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR) — applies to individuals with an automatic 6-month extension.
  • Corporate income tax return for 2021 (Form 1120) — applies to corporations with an automatic 6-month extension.

October 31, 2022

  • File Form 941 for the 3rd quarter of 2022 — for employers.

November Tax Deadlines

November 10, 2022

  • Report tips generated in October 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in October 2022.

December Tax Deadlines

December 12, 2022

  • Report tips generated in November 2022 (Form 4070) — applicable to individuals who received 20+ USD as tips in November 2022.

December 15, 2022

  • Pay estimated income tax for 2022 (Form 1120-W) — for corporations.
  • Encourage your employees to fill out a new Form W-4 or Form W-4(SP) for 2023 if they had any financial or personal changes during the year — for employers.

What Happens if I File After the Deadline?

Reporting your taxes after the respective US tax deadline is still better than not reporting them at all. The IRS emphasizes that the first step to take whenever you realize you’ve missed a deadline is to obtain the necessary files and proceed to submit your tax statements.

No penalty applies if you don’t owe any taxes. If there is an amount due, though, a penalty calculated as a set percentage is applied to it both for late filing and late payment.

How Can PDFLiner Help with the Tax Filing Process?

PDFLiner is an all-in-one PDF solution that can be used to work with US Internal Revenue Service tax forms among many others. This straightforward online platform enables you to keep all of your tax forms in one place. Use the tax calendar to make sure you never miss a tax filing deadline.

The feature also provides for immediate access to the respective IRS forms in PDF format, which is officially acceptable for the purpose of e-filing. You can also use PDFLiner to work on fillable PDF forms previously downloaded from IRS resources, or use a link to those for quick access. Our platform has all the tools you might need for filling out a tax form. These include a broad range of tax forms and extensive signing functionality. 

The E-signing feature is represented by the Signature Wizard, a tool that helps you to create a signature according to your needs. With this tool, you can easily shift between various methods of attaching an electronic signature to your tax form, such as by typing in your name or using a picture of your actual physical signature.

Frequently asked questions

  • What's the quickest way to file my tax return?
    To make sure you don’t violate the tax due dates in 2022 schedule and save your time, it’s best to use IRS-approved e-filing software to submit the filled-out forms electronically. You’ll need to set up an e-Services account with the IRS.
  • Can IRS forms be signed electronically?
    Yes, most of the forms can be signed and filed electronically. You can use PDFLiner to generate an electronic signature as well as to store a template for further use when reporting your taxes.
  • Which forms can’t be electronically filed?
    Forms 1041-QFT and 990-T as well as amendment forms can’t be e-filed with the IRS. This also applies to Forms 1040, 1040-A, and 1041, 1040-EZ with any attachments and other documents that aren’t received electronically and have to be submitted by post.
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