Everyone knows April 15 is Tax Day – the last day to file your return without penalty.  But you’ll have a few extra days to file in 2018.  Keep reading to learn when your taxes are due and what other deadlines you can’t afford to miss.

January 4, 2018

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January 16, 2018

  • 4th quarter 2017 estimated tax payments are due

Self-employed or have other fourth quarter income?  If so, your estimated tax payment is due by January 16th.  The IRS accepts payment online, over the phone or by mail, whichever works best for you.

April 1, 2018

  • 1st required minimum distribution (RMD) deadline

If you turned 70 ½ in 2017 and delayed taking your first RMD from your employer sponsored retirement plan or traditional IRA, you must withdraw the funds by April 1st.  Failing to withdraw the appropriate amount by the deadline will result in the money being taxed at 50%.

April 17, 2018

  • Tax Day

Your individual federal and state income tax returns must be e-filed or postmarked before midnight.  ezTaxReturn now offers FREE Form 1040EZ federal returns for those who qualify.

  • Final chance to request an extension

Need more time to do your taxes?  If so, April 17th is the last day to request an extension.  This can easily be done by completing and submitting Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time.  Although you’ll have an extra six months to file, you must pay any owed taxes by April 17th to avoid penalties and interest.

  • 1st quarter 2018 estimated tax payments are due

If you’re self-employed or have other first quarter income, your estimated tax payment is due by April 17th.

  • Last day to make 2017 IRA contributions

April 17th is your last chance to max out your traditional or Roth IRA for 2017.  Remember, the IRA contribution limit is $5,500 ($6,500 if you’re 50 or older).

June 15, 2018

  • 2nd quarter 2018 estimated tax payments are due

Those who are self-employed or have other second quarter income must make their estimated tax payment by June 15th.

September 17, 2018

  • 3rd quarter 2018 estimated tax payments are due

If you’re self-employed or have other third quarter income, your estimated tax payment is due by September 17th.

October 15, 2018

  • Extended tax deadline

Six months have come and gone.  If you requested a tax filing extension, October 15th is the last day to file your income tax return.

December 31, 2018

  • Required minimum distribution (RMD) deadline

Last chance to withdraw your required minimum distribution from your employer sponsored retirement plan or traditional IRA.  This rule only applies to those who are 70 ½ and older.  If you turned 70 ½ in 2018, you can delay your first payment until April 1, 2019.

January 15, 2019

  • 4th quarter 2018 estimated tax payments are due

Those who are self-employed or have fourth quarter income must pay their estimated taxes by January 15, 2019.