2002 Tax Calendar Details

General Tax Calendar

This tax calendar has the due dates for 2002 that most taxpayers
will need. Employers and persons who pay excise taxes should also use
the Employer's Tax Calendar and the Excise Tax
Calendar.

Fiscal-year taxpayers.
If you file your income tax return for a fiscal year rather than
the calendar year, you must change some of the dates in this calendar.
These changes are described under Fiscal-Year Taxpayers at
the end of this calendar.

First Quarter

The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January,
February, and March.

January 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips
to Employer.

January 15

Individuals.
Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2001 if you did not pay
your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in
enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the final
installment date for 2001 estimated tax. However, you do not have to
make this payment if you file your 2001 return (Form 1040) and pay any
tax due by January 31, 2002.

Farmers and fishermen.
Pay your estimated tax for 2001 using Form 1040-ES. You have
until April 15 to file your 2001 income tax return (Form 1040). If you
do not pay your estimated tax by January 15, you must file your 2001
return and pay any tax due by March 1, 2002, to avoid an estimated tax
penalty.

January 31

Individuals.
File your income tax return (Form 1040) for 2001 if you did not pay
your last installment of estimated tax by January 15. Filing your
return and paying any tax due by January 31 prevents any penalty for
late payment of the last installment.

All businesses.
Give annual information statements to recipients of certain
payments you made during 2001. (You can use the appropriate version of
Form 1099 or other information return.) Payments that are covered
include the following.

  • Compensation for workers who are not considered employees
    (including fishing boat proceeds to crew members).
  • Dividends and other corporate distributions.
  • Interest.
  • Amounts paid in real estate transactions.
  • Rent.
  • Royalties.
  • Amounts paid in broker and barter exchange
    transactions.
  • Payments to attorneys.
  • Payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members.
  • Profit-sharing distributions.
  • Retirement plan distributions.
  • Original issue discount.
  • Prizes and awards.
  • Medical and health care payments.
  • Debt cancellation (treated as payment to debtor).
  • Cash payments over $10,000. (See the instructions for Form
    8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or
    Business.
    )

See the 2001 Instructions for Forms 1099, 1098, 5498, and
W-2G
for information on what payments are covered, how
much the payment must be before a statement is required, which form to
use, and extension of time to provide statements.

February 11

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during January, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

February 15

Individuals.
If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year on
the Form W-4 you gave your employer, you must file a new Form
W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year.

February 28

All businesses.
File information returns (Form 1099) for certain payments you made
during 2001. These payments are described under January 31.
There are different forms for different types of payments. Use a
separate Form 1096 to summarize and transmit the forms for each type
of payment. See the 2001 Instructions for Forms 1099, 1098, 5498,
and W-2G
for information on what payments are covered, how
much the payment must be before a return is required, what form to
use, and extensions of time to file.

If you file Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G electronically (not by
magnetic media), your due date for filing them with the IRS will be
extended to April 1. The due date for giving the recipient these forms
will still be January 31.

March 1

Farmers and fishermen.
File your 2001 income tax return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due.
However, you have until April 15 to file if you paid your 2001
estimated tax by January 15, 2002.

March 11

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during February, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

March 15

Corporations.
File a 2001 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120 or
1120-A) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month
extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004 and deposit what
you estimate you owe.

S corporations.
File a 2001 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay
any tax due. Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule
K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits,
Deductions, etc.,
or a substitute Schedule K-1. If you
want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file
Form 7004 and deposit what you estimate you owe.

S corporation election.
File Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation,
to choose to be treated as an S corporation beginning with
calendar year 2002. If Form 2553 is filed late, S treatment will begin
with calendar year 2003.

Electing large partnerships.
Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form
1065-B), Partner's Share of Income (Loss) From an Electing
Large Partnership.
This due date is effective for the first
March 15 following the close of the partnership's tax year. The due
date of March 15 applies even if the partnership requests an extension
of time to file the Form 1065-B by filing Form 8736 or Form
8800.

Second Quarter

The second quarter of a calendar year is made up of April, May, and
June.

April 1

Electronic filing of Forms 1098, 1099, and W-2G.
File Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G with the IRS. This due date
applies only if you file electronically (not by magnetic media).
Otherwise, see February 28.

The due date for giving the recipient these forms will still be
January 31.

For information about filing Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G
electronically, see Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing
Forms 1098, 1099, 5498 and W-2G Magnetically or Electronically.

April 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during March, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

April 15

Individuals.
File an income tax return for 2001 (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ)
and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 4-month extension of
time to file the return, file Form 4868, Application for
Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax
Return,
or you can get an extension by phone if you pay part or
all of your estimate of income tax due with a credit card. Then file
Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by August 15. If you want an additional
2-month extension, file Form 2688, Application for Additional
Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return,
as
soon as possible so that your application can be acted on before
August 15.

Household employers.
If you paid cash wages of $1,300 or more in 2001 to a household
employee, file Schedule H (Form 1040) with your income tax return and
report any employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA)
tax on Schedule H if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in
any calendar quarter of 2001 or 2002 to household employees. Also
report any income tax you withheld for your household employees. For
more information, see Publication 926.

Individuals.
If you are not paying your 2002 income tax through withholding (or
will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first
installment of your 2002 estimated tax. Use Form 1040-ES. For
more information, see Publication 505.

Partnerships.
File a 2001 calendar year return (Form 1065). Provide each partner
with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of
Income, Credits, Deductions, etc.,
or a substitute Schedule
K-1. If you want an automatic 3-month extension of time to file
the return and provide Schedule K-1, file Form 8736. Then file
Form 1065 by July 15. If you need an additional 3-month extension,
file Form 8800.

Electing large partnerships.
File a 2001 calendar year return (Form 1065-B). If you want
an automatic 3-month extension of time to file the return, file Form
8736. Then file Form 1065-B by July 15. If you need an
additional 3-month extension, file Form 8800. See March 15
for the due date for furnishing the Schedules K-1 to the
partners.

Corporations.
Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2002. A
worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your
tax for the year.

May 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

June 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during May, report them to your
employer. You can use Form 4070.

June 17

Individuals.
If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or
on military duty) outside the United States and Puerto Rico, file Form
1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. Otherwise, see
April 15. If you want additional time to file your return,
file Form 4868 to obtain 2 additional months to file. Then file Form
1040 by August 15. If you still need additional time, file Form 2688
to request an additional 2 months as soon as possible so that your
application can be acted on before August 15.

However, if you are a participant in a combat zone you may be able
to further extend the filing deadline. See Publication 3,
Armed
Forces' Tax Guide.

Individuals.
Make a payment of your 2002 estimated tax if you are not paying
your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in
enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second
installment date for estimated tax in 2002. For more information, see
Publication 505.

Corporations.
Deposit the second installment of estimated income tax for 2002. A
worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your
tax for the year.

Third Quarter

The third quarter of a calendar year is made up of July, August,
and September.

July 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during June, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

July 15

Partnerships.
File a 2001 calendar year return (Form 1065). This due date applies
only if you were given an automatic 3-month extension. Provide each
partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute
K-1. If you need an additional 3-month extension, file Form
8800.

Electing large partnerships.
File a 2001 calendar year return (Form 1065-B). This due date
applies only if you were given an automatic 3-month extension. If you
need an additional 3-month extension, file Form 8800. See March
15
for the due date for furnishing the Schedules K-1 to
the partners.

August 12

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

August 15

Individuals.
If you have an automatic 4-month extension to file your income tax
return for 2001, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax,
interest, and penalties due. If you need an additional 2-month
extension, file Form 2688.

September 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

September 16

Individuals.
Make a payment of your 2002 estimated tax if you are not paying
your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in
enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third
installment date for estimated tax in 2002. For more information, see
Publication 505.

Corporations.
File a 2001 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120 or
1120-A) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you
timely requested an automatic 6-month extension. Otherwise, see
March 15.

S corporations.
File a 2001 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay
any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an
automatic 6-month extension. Otherwise, see March 15.
Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form
1120S) or a substitute Schedule K-1.

Corporations.
Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for 2002. A
worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you make an
estimate of your tax for the year.

Fourth Quarter

The fourth quarter of a calendar year is made up of October,
November, and December.

October 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during September, report them
to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

October 15

Individuals.
File a 2001 income tax return and pay any tax due if you were given
an additional 2-month extension.

Partnerships.
File a 2001 calendar year return (Form 1065). This due date applies
only if you were given an additional 3-month extension. Provide each
partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute
K-1.

Electing large partnerships.
File a 2001 calendar year return (Form 1065-B). This due date
applies only if you were given an additional 3-month extension. See
March 15 for the due date for furnishing the Schedules
K-1 to the partners.

November 12

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during October, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

December 10

Employees who work for tips.
If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to
your employer. You can use Form 4070.

December 16

Corporations.
Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2002. A
worksheet, Form 1120-W, is available to help you estimate your
tax for the year.

Fiscal-Year Taxpayers

If you use a fiscal year (rather than the calendar year) as your
tax year, you should change some of the dates in this calendar. Use
the following general guidelines to make these changes.

Note.
The 3 months that make up each quarter of a fiscal year may be
different from those of each calendar quarter, depending on when the
fiscal year begins.

Individuals

Form 1040. This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th
month after the end of your tax year.

Estimated tax payments (Form 1040-ES).
Payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, and 9th months of
your tax year and on the 15th day of the 1st month after your tax year
ends.

Partnerships

Form 1065. This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th
month after the end of the partnership's tax year. Provide each
partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute
Schedule K-1.

Form 1065-B (electing large partnerships).
This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of
the partnership's tax year. Each partner must be provided with a copy
of the Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B) or a substitute Schedule
K-1 by the first March 15 following the close of the
partnership's tax year.

Corporations and S Corporations

Form 1120 and Form 1120S (or Form 7004).
These forms are due on the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end
of the corporation's tax year. S Corporations must provide each
shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) or a
substitute Schedule K-1.

Estimated tax payments.
Payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, 9th, and 12th
months of the corporation's tax year.

Form 2553.
This form is used to choose S corporation treatment. It is due by
the 15th day of the 3rd month of the first tax year to which the
choice will apply or at any time during the preceding tax year.

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