Federal payroll tax deadlines and tasks
Deadline Forms to File Other Tasks
January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31 Form 941 and Schedule B Deposit FUTA tax due if it is more than $500.
Pay undeposited income, social security, and Medicare taxes with Form 941 if your total tax liability for the quarter is less than $2,500. Assisted Payroll customers: The payroll service makes these deposits no matter what the amount.
January 31 Form 940 and Schedule A, Form 944 Provide each employee with a completed Form W-2 and provide 1099 vendors with Form 1099-MISC.
February 15


Request a new Form W-4 from employees who claimed exemption from withholding last year.

February 28 Forms W-2 and W-3 (print deadline), Forms 1099-MISC and 1096


April 1

Forms W-2 and W-3 (e-file deadline)


December 1


Remind employees to submit a new Form W-4 if their withholding allowances have changed or will change for the next year.

December 31


Form W-5 expires. Eligible employees who want to receive advance earned income credit (EIC) next year must give you a new Form W-5.

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