Filing Deadlines - 2020
Filing Deadlines (on or before)
January 15, 2020 — Pay the balance of your 2019 estimated tax. If you do not meet this date, you may avoid an estimated tax penalty for the last quarter by filing your 2019 return and paying the balance due by January 31, 2020.
Farmers and fishermen: File your single 2019 estimated tax payment by January 15, 2020. If you do not, you may still avoid an estimated tax penalty by filing a final tax return and paying the full tax by March 2, 2020.
January 31, 2020 — Make sure you have received a Form W-2 from each employer for whom you worked in 2019.
April 15, 2020 — You have until Wednesday, April 15, 2020, to file your 2019 return and pay the balance of your 2019 tax liability.
If you cannot meet the April 15 deadline for your 2019 return, we can file for an automatic six-month filing extension to October 15 upon request. However, even if you get an extension, interest will still be charged for taxes not paid by the original April 15 deadline and late payment penalties will be imposed unless at least 90% of your tax liability is paid by the original deadline or you otherwise show reasonable cause.
Pay the first installment of your 2020 estimated tax on or before April 15, 2020.
June 15, 2020 — Pay the second installment of your 2020 estimated tax.
September 15, 2020 — Pay the third installment of your 2020 estimated tax.
October 15, 2020 — File your 2019 return if you received an automatic six-month filing extension using Form 4868.
December 31, 2020 — If self-employed, a qualified retirement plan for 2020 must be set up by this date.
January 15, 2021 — Pay the balance of your 2020 estimated tax.