2019 Tax Filing Season Dates

It’s that time again to think tax season for filing your 2018 tax return!  Even with the government shutdown still in process, the IRS has assured taxpayers that returns will still be accepted and refunds will still be issued.  Here are some dates to keep in mind:

January 28, 2019 IRS expected to open e-filing system for 2018 tax year returns

January 31, 2019 Deadline for all 1099-MISC  (with amount in box 7 nonemployee income) & W-2s to be processed and mailed out

February 15, 2019 (subject to change due to government shut-down) Returns already filed with refunds including earned income tax credit (EITC) and the additional child tax credit (ACTC) are released for deposit.  According to the IRS, deposits should be available in taxpayers bank accounts around the end of February.  If you have questions about your refund status, please visit the IRS site Where’s My Refund.

February 15, 2019 Most financial institution 1099s (1099-B, 1099-S) should be mailed out.

March 15, 2019 All calendar year S-corp (1120S) and partnership (1065) tax returns due.

April 15, 2019 All Individual (1040) and calendar year C corporation (1120) tax returns due or file an extension.

April 15, 2019 1st Quarter 2019 estimated tax payments due (other quarter dates are June 15, 2019, September 17, 2019, January 15, 2020).

October 15, 2019 Due date for extended individual income tax returns.  This extended deadline is only for filing.  If an amount is due, the deadline is April 15 and any amount not paid can incur penalties and fines.

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