January 2014 tax compliance calendar

As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This compliance calendar summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of January 2014.

January 2

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll dates December 25–27.

 

January 3

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll dates December 28–31.

 

January 8

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 1–3.

 

January 10

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 4–7.

Employees who work for tips. Employees who received $20 or more in tips during December must report them to their employer using Form 4070.

 

January 15

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 8–10.

Individuals. Individuals that did not pay their income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax through withholding) may make a final payment of estimated tax for 2013, using Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals.

 

January 17

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 11–14.

 

January 23

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 15–17.

 

January 24

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 18–21.

 

January 29

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 22–24.

 

January 31

Filing Season. The 2014 filing season officially begins.

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date January 25–28.

Information reporting. All employers must provide their employees with their copies of Form W-2 for 2013.

Payers of gambling winnings. Payers of reportable gambling winnings or withheld income tax from gambling winnings for 2013, must provide the winners with their copies of Form W-2G.

Nonpayroll items. Those who withheld income tax withheld for 2013 on all nonpayroll items, including backup withholding and withholding on pensions, annuities, IRAs, gambling winnings, and payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members, file Form 945 and deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules.

Social Security/Medicare taxes. Employers who withheld Social Security and Medicare taxes report the withholding for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Form 941. Small employers may report withholding for the entire year using Form 944.

 

February 5

Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll dates January 29–31.

 

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Content provided by CCH. If and only to the extent that this publication contains contributions from tax professionals who are subject to the rules of professional conduct set forth in Circular 230, as promulgated by the United States Department of the Treasury, the publisher, on behalf of those contributors, hereby states that any U.S. federal tax advice that is contained in such contributions was not intended or written to be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer by the Internal Revenue Service, and it cannot be used by any taxpayer for such purpose. 

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