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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.

Forms Reporting Deadline
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

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