In order to help you plan for tax year 2020, we’ve compiled a list of key tax deadlines for you to keep in mind and mark on your calendar.
Open Enrollment for Marketplace Insurance: November 1, 2020 – December 15, 2020
If you need Marketplace health insurance for 2021, you have to enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace by December 15, 2020. Want your coverage to take immediate effect by the New Year on January 1, 2021? Select your plan by December 20, 2020.
TurboTax Goes Live: December 3, 2020
TurboTax is also offering a Refund Advance beginning December 3, 2020. While the IRS doesn’t start accepting returns until mid to late January and it typically takes about 21 days to get your refund after acceptance, you don’t have to play the waiting game with TurboTax Refund Advance.
Deadline to Maximize Your 401K Contributions: December 31, 2020
Whether you are self-employed or work for an employer, you have until the end of the year to maximize your 401K contributions, saving you money for retirement and on your taxes.
IRS E-file Opens: Mid to Late-January 2020
While the IRS e-file open date is not yet confirmed for tax year 2020, the IRS usually starts accepting returns in mid to late January.
W-2s and 1099-Misc Start to Arrive: February 1, 2021
You should start seeing your W-2s and 1099s arrive in the mail.
Tax Year 2020 Tax Deadline: April 15, 2021
April 15 is the big day! Individual tax returns are due for Tax Year 2020, so be sure to e-file or postmark your individual tax returns by midnight local time.
Last Day to make 2019 IRA Contributions: April 15, 2021
It’s not just Tax Day! If you haven’t maxed out your IRA contribution for 2020, you can make contributions to an IRA by April 15, 2021, to lower your 2020 taxable income and also get a tax deduction, but be sure to tell your plan administrator that your contribution is for 2020.
Self-Employed? Know Your Quarters!
4th Quarter 2020 Estimated Tax Payment Due: January 15, 2021
If you’re self-employed or have other fourth-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, remember to get them postmarked by the January 15, 2021 tax deadline.
1st Quarter 2021 Estimated Tax Payment Due: April 15, 2021
If you are self-employed or have other first-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, send in your first quarter estimate by April 15, 2021.
2nd Quarter 2021 Estimated Tax Payment Due: June 15, 2021
If you are self-employed or have other second-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, make sure your payment is postmarked by this date.
3rd Quarter 2021 Estimated Tax Payment Due: September 15, 2021
If you are self-employed or have other third-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, make sure your third quarter payment is postmarked by Sept. 15, 2021 tax deadline.
4th Quarter 2021 Estimated Tax Payment Due: January 15, 2021
If you are self-employed or have other fourth-quarter income that requires you to pay quarterly estimated taxes, get them postmarked by January 15, 2022 tax deadline.
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