April 2019 Tax and Compliance Deadlines

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Chances are, you’re knee-deep in finalizing your clients’ returns for tax year 2018 or getting ready to put them on extension. Don’t forget about this month’s important tax and compliance deadlines. Here’s the list for April.

In April, it’s recommended that you:

  • File extensions for individual clients who will not meet the April 15 filing deadline.
  • Conduct reviews of clients’ prior-year returns to determine the need for amended returns.
  • File extensions for corporate clients who will not meet the April 15 filing deadline.

Key Compliance Dates:

Monday, April 1

  • File information returns (other than returns for nonemployee compensation) if filing electronically.
  • Large food and beverage establishments file Form 8027, Employer’s Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips, if filing electronically.

Wednesday, April 3 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on March 27-29.

Friday, April 5 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on March 30-April 2.

Wednesday, April 10

  • Tipped employees who received $20 or more in tips during March report them to their employer on Form 4070, Employee’s Report of Tips to Employer.
  • Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 3-5.

Friday, April 12 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 6-9.

Monday, April 15

  • Individuals file 2018 returns; alternatively, file for an automatic six-month extension (Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return).
  • Calendar-year C corporations file 2018 returns on Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return; alternatively, file for an automatic five-month extension.
  • Individuals and calendar-year corporations pay the first installment of their 2019 estimated tax.
  • Monthly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax for March.

Wednesday, April 17 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 10-12.

Friday, April 19 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 13-16.

Wednesday, April 24 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 17-19.

Friday, April 26 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 20-23.

Tuesday, April 30

  • Employers file Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, for the first quarter of 2019 (if tax for the quarter was deposited in full and on time, file by May 10).
  • Employers deposit federal unemployment tax owed through March if more than $500.

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