January 3 – Time to Call For Your Tax Appointment
January is the beginning of tax season. If you have not made an appointment to have your taxes prepared, we encourage you do so before the calendar becomes too crowded.
January 10 – Report Tips to Employer
If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during December, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than January 10.
January 17 – Individual Estimated Tax Payment Due
It’s time to make your fourth quarter estimated tax installment payment for the 2011 tax year. Generally, this due date is January 15, but when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or federal legal holiday, it is not due until the next business day.
January 17 – Farmers & Fishermen Estimated Tax Payment Due
If you are a farmer or fisherman whose gross income for 2010 or 2011 is two-thirds from farming or fishing, it is time to pay your estimated tax for 2011 using Form 1040-ES. You have until April 17, 2012 to file your 2011 income tax return (Form 1040). Generally, this due date is January 15, but when the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or federal legal holiday, it is not due until the next business day. If you do not pay your estimated tax by January 17, you must file your 2011 return and pay any tax due by March 1, 2012 to avoid an estimated tax penalty.
January 31 – File 2011 Return to Avoid Penalty for Not Making 4th Quarter Estimated Payments File 2011
Return to Avoid Penalty for Not Making 4th Quarter Estimated Payment If you file your prior year’s return and pay any tax due by this date, you need not make the 4th Quarter Estimated Tax Payment (January calendar).