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April 2020 tax and compliance deadlines

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Here are your important tax and compliance deadlines for April 2020. For information about federal and state tax deadline extensions this year, please read “What to know about COVID-19 and taxes: deadline delays, the CARES Act and more.”

Key compliance dates:

Wednesday, April 1 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on March 25-27.

Friday, April 3 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on March 28-31.

Wednesday, April 8 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 1-3.

Friday, April 10:

  • Tipped employees who received $20 or more in tips during March report them to the employer on Form 4070, Employee’s Report of Tips to Employer.
  • Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 4-7.

Wednesday, April 15:

  • Monthly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax for March.
  • Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 8-10.

Monday, April 20 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 11-14.

Wednesday, April 22 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 15-17.

Friday, April 24 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 18-21.

Wednesday, April 29 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 22-24.

Thursday, April 30

  • Employers file Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, for the first quarter of 2020 (if tax for the quarter was deposited in full and on time, file by May 11).
  • Employers deposit federal unemployment tax owed through March if more than $500.

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    1. At this time, the rest of the estimated payment deadlines remain the same: First quarter 2020 estimated income tax payments are postponed from April 15 to July 15, 2020. However, second quarter 2020 estimated income tax payments are still due on June 15, 2020.

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