Tax Season 2022 – Important Dates & Deadlines

It’s that time of year again — and no, we’re not talking about March Madness.

Tax season is here. And with the IRS continuing to grow overwhelmed by its pandemic-induced backlog, it’s shaping up to be another hectic one

This means, yet again, that during the busiest and most complex months for most taxpayers, you can expect significant delays and a lack of responsive customer service from the IRS. 

So what can you do to ease the stress of this tax season? Make sure you’re organized and prepared ahead of time.

Luckily for taxpayers, the CPAs and tax experts at Boxelder Consulting are always just a phone call away. Voted one of Denver’s best tax services in 2022, our team has gathered all of the practical information you need to ensure you’re ready for tax season and primed for a year of financial wellness.

In today’s guide, we’re reviewing the most important tax deadlines for the coming year. Read through the calendar below to remember all of the dates you need to be aware of during tax season 2022!

Note: If you or your business were affected by the Boulder County wildfires that started December 30, 2021, you may be eligible for deadline extensions. Learn more here.

 

March 15

–Income Tax Filing Deadline for S Corporations and Partnerships

 

S corporation (Form 1120-S) and partnership (Form 1065) tax returns are due March 15.

If you think you’ll miss the deadline or need some extra time, March 15 is also the last day to file for an extension!

Important Forms

 

April 18

–Income Tax Filing Deadline for Individuals, Sole Proprietorships, and C Corporations

–First Quarterly Tax Payment Deadline

 

April 18 is Tax Day! Individuals (Form 1040), sole proprietors (Form 1040 w/Schedule C), and C Corporations (Form 1120) filing income tax returns must file by April 18 (due to observance of Patriot’s Day, taxpayers in Massachusetts and Maine have an extra day to file — their deadline is April 19.)

If you think you’ll miss the deadline or need some extra time, April 18 is also the last day to file for an extension!

If you pay estimated quarterly taxes, your first payment (Form 1040-ES) is also due April 18. 

Important Forms

 

May 2

–First Quarterly Payroll Tax Filing Deadline

 

Don’t forget about payroll tax! The first quarterly deadline for employers to report the income, Social Security, or Medicare taxes withheld from their employee’s paychecks (Form 941) is May 2 this year. This Q1 deadline usually comes on April 30, but because that falls on a Saturday in 2022, employers have a couple of extra days to get those forms filed.

Important Forms

 

June 15

–Second Quarterly Tax Payment Deadline

 

If you pay estimated quarterly taxes, your second payment (Form 1040-ES) is due June 15. 

Important Forms

 

August 1

–Second Quarterly Payroll Tax Filing Deadline

 

Don’t forget about payroll tax! The second quarterly deadline for employers to report the income, Social Security, or Medicare taxes withheld from their employee’s paychecks (Form 941) is August 1 this year. This Q2 deadline usually comes on July 31, but because that falls on a Sunday in 2022, employers have an extra day to get those forms filed.

Important Forms

 

September 15

– Third Quarterly Tax Payment Deadline

– Extension Deadline (S corporations and Partnerships)

 

If you pay estimated quarterly taxes, your third payment (Form 1040-ES) is due September 15. 

If you’re an S-corporation or partnership who filed for an extension, your tax filing deadline is September 15.

Important Forms

 

October 15

– Extension Deadline (Individuals, Sole Proprietorships, and C corporations)

 

If you’re an Individual, Sole Proprietorship, or C corporation who filed for an extension, your tax filing deadline is October 15.

Important Forms

 

October 31

–Second Quarterly Payroll Tax Filing Deadline

 

Don’t forget about payroll tax! The third quarterly deadline for employers to report the income, Social Security, or Medicare taxes withheld from their employee’s paychecks (Form 941) is October 31.

Important Forms

 

What do I do if I miss a deadline?

Life happens. Sometimes even the best laid plans fall through, and we miss a deadline. Don’t worry — it’s not the end of the world! Here’s what to do if you miss one of these important tax deadlines.

First of all, don’t forget that you have the right to file for an extension on your income tax return. If you’re anticipating needing extra time to prepare your return, be sure to submit your extension application before your usual tax filing deadline.

If you do miss a deadline without filing for an extension, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Most importantly, you should know that penalties and interest will start to accrue the moment the deadline passes. This means that the longer you wait to file, the worse the situation could become. 

Also, know that the IRS issues failure-to-file penalties and failure-to-pay penalties separately. So, even if you don’t anticipate being able to pay in full right away, you should still try to get your late returns filed ASAP to minimize the damage. 

Finally, never forget that helping taxpayers resolve their back-tax issues is Boxelder’s bread and butter. You have one of Denver’s best tax services just a phone call away, so don’t try to face the unresponsive IRS on your own. If you think you may be behind on your filing and/or payments, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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About the Author

A company founder standing by Colorado's Front Range

Tom Conradt

Co-Founder, IRS Collections Defense Attorney

Tom Conradt is the co-founder of Boxelder Consulting & Tax Relief, and has been practicing IRS Collections defense law for the past ten years. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tom is the lead IRS Collections Defense Attorney and heads the tax resolution department. Tom’s favorite part about working at Boxelder Consulting is hearing about the relief that clients experience after they sign up and start seeing immediate results on their case. Tom enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, including skiing, hiking and climbing. He is also looking forward to the return of indoor pickup basketball.

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