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2008-2009 Tax Calendar – MSN Money

December 10, 2008
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There will be no shortages when it comes to Taxes.  Here are some important dates to remembers

 

 

Use this calendar to make sure you file your tax returns any extensions on time. For more information, check IRS Publication 509 (.pdf download).

December 31, 2008

Deduction deadline. The last date to make payments that can be deducted from your 2008 return.

Keogh plan deadline. The last date to establish a Keogh plan so you can deduct a Keogh plan contribution on your 2008 return.

January 15, 2009

Fourth quarter estimated tax payment. Your fourth-quarter estimated tax payment (using form 1040-ES) for 2008 is due. You may delay making this payment until Jan. 31 if you file your 2008 return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due by January 31, 2008.

Farmers and fishermen. Make estimated 2008 payments in full with using Form 1040-ES. If you do not pay your estimated tax by Jan. 15, you must file your 2008 return and pay any tax due by March 2, 2009, to avoid an estimated tax penalty

February 2, 2009

W-2, 1098 and 1099 forms. These forms should have arrived. Issuers are required to send them out by Jan. 31, which is a Saturday. So, the Internal Revenue Service gives them until Feb. 2. If you don’t get them, contact the issuer.

Tax information you send to others. If you are required to issue Form W-2 or Form 1099 to anyone such as an employee, a household employee or an independent contractor, mail the forms by this date.

Tax return due. If you missed your fourth quarter estimated tax deadline on January 15, you can still avoid a penalty if you file your tax return by this date and pay any tax due.

February 15, 2009

File new W-4 forms. If you were exempt from income tax withholding for 2008, you must file a new Form W-4 by today to continue your exemption for 2009.

March 2, 2009

Farmers and fishermen. If you did not make estimated tax payments for 2008, you can avoid penalties by filing your tax return and paying any tax due.

March 16, 2009

Corporations. File a 2008 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120 or 1120-A) and pay any tax due. You can apply for an automatic 6-month extension with Form 7004. If you file for extension, you must also make an estimated tax payment.

S corporations. File a 2008 calendar year tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. Send each shareholder a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) or a substitute Schedule K-1. You can apply for an automatic 6-month extension with Form 7004, but you must pay any tax due.

S corporation election. File Form 2553 to choose to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2009. If Form 2553 is filed late, S treatment will begin with calendar year 2010.

Electing large partnerships. Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B). This due date is effective for the first March 15 following the close of the partnership’s tax year and applies even if the partnership seeks an extension of time.

April 15, 2009

Tax return due. Your 2008 income tax return is due, unless you file for an extension until Oct. 15, 2009.

File for extension. If you want an automatic extension of time to file your 2008 tax return, file Form 4868. Filing the form gives you until Oct. 15, 2009 to file your return. To avoid a penalty, however, be sure to pay any tax that was due on April 15.

Individual Retirement Accounts or Roth IRAs. This is the deadline for making contributions to IRAs or Roth IRAs for tax year 2008.

Estimated tax payment. Your first-quarter estimated tax payment for 2009 is due.

State tax returns. If you are required to file a state tax return, it is probably due — but check with your state to be certain. Many states automatically extend the filing time for those who have filed for a federal extension.

Household employers. If you paid cash wages of $1,500 or more in 2008 to a household employee, file Schedule H (Form 1040) with your income tax return and report any employment taxes by April 15, 2009.

June 15, 2009

Filing deadline. If you’re a United States citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest and penalties due. You can file for an extension until Oct. 15, 2009.

Estimated taxes due. Your second-quarter estimated tax payment (using form 1040-ES) for 2009 is due.

September 15, 2009

Estimated tax due. Your third-quarter estimated tax payment (using form 1040-ES) for 2009 is due.

October 15, 2009

Income tax return due. Your 2008 income tax return is due if you filed an extension request using Form 4868.

December 31, 2009

Deduction deadline. The last date to make payments that can be deducted from your 2009 return.

Keogh plan deadline. The last date to establish a Keogh plan so you can deduct a Keogh plan contribution on your 2009 return.

2008-2009 Tax Calendar – MSN Money

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