Tax Due Dates For 2011


by Brandi Savitt – April 11, 2011

A Cheat Sheet for Taxpayers

Are you one of those super organized tax payers who have already filed, and now are dreaming about what you’re going to do with this year’s refund?  Or are you like the tens of thousands of us procrastinators who still haven’t done our taxes and are hoping to get it together before next Monday to avoid having to file an extension?!

No matter what kind of tax payer you tend be, we all have to pay our taxes at least once a year.  But depending on how much you make, whether you own your own business, invest, consult or freelance, you may have more tax due dates and paperwork to worry about than the average April filer.

Get organized for the rest of the year NOW with this Fab & Fru cheat sheet compiled by the Shriver & Company accounting firm. By putting the dates that apply to you directly into your calendar, you will not only help yourself avoid late fees, you will also save yourself from serious stress & panic when the next filing date suddenly rolls around!

April 18, 2011

  • Last day to file your 2010 personal return (or extension) and pay any tax that is due. *Remember: even if you file an extension, you are only getting an extension on submitting the paperwork- NOT the money you owe!
  • 2010 returns for trusts and calendar-year estates, partnerships, and LLCs are also due on the 18th.
  • In addition, the 18th is the last day to make any final contribution to an IRA or Education Savings Account for 2010 are . SEP and Keogh contributions are also due today if your return is not being extended.
  • First quarter estimated tax payments are due for individuals.
  • First quarter estimated tax payments are due for trusts.
  • First quarter estimated tax payments are due for calendar-year corporations.
  • If you need to file a 2010 gift tax return, it also must be filed or extended by this date.
  • If you paid cash wages of $1,700 or more in 2010 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H by this date. You may also have to report any federal unemployment tax paid and any income tax you withheld for your household employees.

May 16, 2011

  • If the monthly deposit rule applies, employers must deposit the tax for payments in April for social security, Medicare, withheld income tax, and nonpayroll withholding.

June 15, 2011

  • Second quarter estimated tax payments are due for individuals.
  • Second quarter estimated tax payments are due for trusts.
  • Second quarter estimated tax payments are due for calendar-year corporations.
  • If the monthly deposit rule applies, employers must deposit the tax for payments in May for social security, Medicare, withheld income tax, and non-payroll withholding.
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One Response to “Tax Due Dates For 2011”

  1. Amy Saves says:

    great informative post! I tweeted it to my followers. thanks!

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