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Summary of Reporting Due Dates for Employment Taxes
Filing deadlines for the most commonly filed employment tax forms appear in the table below.
|Form 940, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax||January 31st of the following year.|
|Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return||Quarterly, typically due at the end of April, July, October and January.|
|Form 943, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees||January 31st of the following year.|
|Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return||January 31st of the following year.|
|Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax||January 31st of the following year.|
|Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement||January 31st of the following year.|
|Copy A of all paper Forms 1099 with Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns||February 28th|
|Copy A of all paper Forms W-2 with Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements||February 28th|
- Electronic and paper returns are due on the same dates.
- You can get an extension of 10 calendar days from the due date if you have paid all your taxes in full.
- Find more information about due dates for making deposits and filing these forms in Publication 15, Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Sep-2013