There are several tax deadlines to be aware of, like the federal deadline, your individual state deadline, and the late filing deadline. We’ve listed the major ones in this article. Please note – the information in this article is up to date for tax year 2022 (taxes filed in 2023).
When is the federal tax filing deadline?
The deadline for federal tax returns and payments is April 18, 2023.
Important 2023 tax dates
The IRS has set the following deadlines for the upcoming tax season:
- January 23, 2023 – IRS begins accepting turns
- January 17, 2023 – Fourth quarter estimated payments due for tax year 2022
- February 1, 2023 – Employers must mail W-2 forms
- April 18, 2023 – Tax Day/federal returns and payments due, final day for 401k contributions, final day to file an extension
- October 16, 2023 – Late filing deadline
What’s the tax deadline for my state?
The due date for filing and paying state taxes varies by state. You can check your state’s Department of Revenue for the most up-to-date information.
Tax deadlines for independent contractors, consultants, and the self-employed
The last quarterly estimate deadline for work completed during Q4 of 2022 is January 17, 2023. Is Q4 your first time reporting an estimate? Find out more about quarterly estimate taxes here.
Below, you’ll find more important tax dates for 2023.
|Small Business||Filing Deadline||Extension Deadline|
|Sole Proprietors||April 24, 2023||Oct. 16, 2023|
|Partnerships||March 15, 2023||Sept. 15, 2023|
|Multimember LLCs||March 15, 2023||Sept. 15, 2023|
|S-Corps||March 15, 2023||Sept. 15, 2023|
|C-Corps||April 17, 2023||Oct. 16, 2023|
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When is the deadline to file a federal tax return extension?
You must file an extension by April 18, 2023, if you need more time to file your 2022 tax return. Remember – a tax extension gives you more time to submit your return, not to pay your taxes.
Will the IRS extend the tax deadline for 2022 returns?
It depends – the IRS typically only extends deadlines in the case of unexpected events, like natural disasters. As of right now, the deadline is on track to be April 18, 2023.
When do I have to file an amended return for tax year 2022?
You have three years from the original due date to file an amended return, which would be April 18, 2026, for returns filed in 2023. You only need to file an amended return if you need to make changes, and you cannot amend a return until it has been accepted by the IRS. Read more about filing an amended return here.
How do I file my taxes before the deadline?
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Other frequently asked questions:
Who is the IRS?
The IRS is a federal agency in charge of collecting taxes and enforcing tax laws. The bureau was established in 1862 during the Civil War to pay war expenses.
The service has evolved over time, allowing taxpayers to file online, among other changes. But the overall purpose of the agency has remained the same. Visit the IRS to learn more.
Who is in charge of the tax deadlines?
The IRS sets deadlines for federal tax compliance. It should be noted that holidays celebrated solely in Washington, D.C., impact taxpayers in the same way as federal holidays. In 2022, the usual deadline, April 15, was changed to April 18 because Emancipation Day impacted all taxpayers except Maine and Massachusetts. Taxpayers in those states had until April 19 to file because of the Patriot’s Day holiday.
When will the IRS announce the filing deadline?
The IRS usually announces the key dates at the start of each calendar year. Keep tabs on their site to get in the know about upcoming dates.
What happens if I miss the tax filing deadline?
It depends on your situation. If you owe taxes, you will be penalized for filing late. If not, you’re in the clear. Check out our post about late filing to learn more.
This article was last updated on 1/16/2023.