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Below you will find links to tax calendars provided by the IRS and the state of California.


FILING DATES
Form (TY2015) Due Date (2016)
*unless fiscal rather than calendar year used
Extended Due Date (2016)
1040 (Individual Return) April 18 October 17
1041 (Fiduciary Return) April 18* September 15*
1065 (Partnership Return) April 18* September 15*
1120 or 1120-S (Corp. Return) March 15* September 15*
990 (Non-profit Organization) May 16* August 15* (November 15*)

Form (TY2017) Due Date (2018)
*unless fiscal rather than calendar year used
Extended Due Date (2018)
*unless fiscal rather than calendar year used
1040 (Individual Return) April 17 October 15
1065 (Partnership Return) March 15* September 17*
1120-S (S-Corp. Return) March 15* September 17*
1120 (Corp. Return) April 17* October 15*
1041 (Fiduciary Return) April 17* October 1*
990 (Non-profit Organization) May 15* November 15*
FinCEN 114 (FBAR) April 17 October 15
1099 & 1096 January 31 N/A
W-2 & W-3 January 31 N/A


STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Purpose Time (CA)
 Audit  3 years (4 years)
 Collections  10 years (20 years)
ESTIMATED TAX DUE DATES
(for individuals)
Quarter Due Date
1 4/17/2018
2 6/15/2018
3 9/17/2018
4 1/15/2019










• IRS e-file Refund Cycle Chart for 2018

If the IRS receives your return between these dates… Then your refund should be directed deposited by Then your refund check should be mailed by
Jan 29 – Feb 4 Feb 16 Mar 2
Feb 5 – 11 Feb 23 Mar 9
Feb 12 – Feb 18 Mar 2 Mar 16
Feb 19 – 25 Mar 9 Mar 23
Feb 13 – 19 Mar 3 Mar 8
Feb 26  – Mar 4 Mar 16 Mar 30
Mar 5  – Mar 11 Mar 23 Apr6
Mar 12 – 18 Mar 30 Apr 13
Mar 19 – 25 Apr 6 Apr 20
Mar 26 – Apr 1 Apr 13 Apr 27
Apr 2 – Apr 8 Apr 20 May 4
Apr 9  – 15 Apr 27 May 11
Apr 16 – 22 May 4 May 18
Apr 23  – 29 May 11 May 25
Apr 30  – May 6 May 18 Jun 1

* For taxpayer-specific status, please use the IRS Refund Status tool



• When Age Matters

Here's an easy-to-reference list of ages at which various federal tax rules become relevant.

NOTE:  Common law dictates that a person is deemed to have reached a given age on the day before his birthday.  For example, a taxpayer whose 65th birthday is on January 1st, is considered to be age 65 as of December 31st of the prior year and, therefore, is eligible for an additional Standard Deduction amount for all of the prior year.  But due to several quirky IRS rulings regarding children, a child only attains a given age on the day (not the day before) he was born.

Age Applicable Tax Rule

0 (at birth)

Taxpayer may be entitled to claim dependency exemption for newborn child

13

Parent may no longer claim Child Care Credit for qualified dependent care expenses

17

Parent may no longer claim Child Tax Credit ($1,000)

18

  • Child is subject to Social Security taxes if employed by parent
  • Cannot make new contributions to child’s Coverdell Education Savings Account
  • Parents may not claim Adoption Credit ($13,400)

19

Child no longer qualifies as a dependent unless full-time student for at least 5 months during the year

24

  • Even if full-time student, child no longer qualifies as a dependent
  • Kiddie tax rules no longer apply

25

Minimum age to claim Earned Income Credit without a qualifying child

27

Parent no longer required to include child on family health plan

30

  • Balance of Coverdell Savings Account must be distributed or rolled over to an account for another qualifying family member
  • Balance of myRA must be rolled over into a ROTH account

40

May deduct the long-term care insurance premiums as a medical expense

50

  • Taxpayer entitled to make additional annual “catch-up” contributions ($1,000) to retirement plan
  • Qualified public safety employee not subject to penalty for early withdrawal from employer’s retirement plan

55

No early withdrawal penalty if taxpayer has separated from service

59½

No penalty for early withdrawal from retirement plan

62

Eligible for reduced Social Security benefits

65

  • Taxpayer entitled to higher Standard Deduction
  • Deduction for medical expenses must exceed 7.5% (not 10%) of AGI [through 12/31/16]
  • May no longer claim the Earned Income Credit without a qualifying child
  • No contributions to Health Savings Account allowed once eligible for Medicare

70

May no longer deduct the long-term care insurance premiums as a medical expense

70½

  • Subject to Excess Accumulation Penalty if Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) not taken from retirement account
  • May make a tax-free withdrawal from an IRA if using a Qualified Charitable Distribution
  • May roll retirement account into a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract

85

Must begin taking distributions from Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract

 



• When to Expect Informational Returns

Form Number Reporting Information Due Date

1042-S

Foreign Source Income

March 31

1095-A

Health Insurance Marketplace

January 31

1095-B
& 1095-C

Affordable Care Act

January 31
(March 2 in 2018)

1098

Home Mortgage Interest

February 1

1098-E

Student Loan Interest

February 1

1098-T

Tuition, Reimbursements, Scholarships, Grants

February 1

1098-B

Sales, Barters, Redemptions of Securities

February 15

1099-C

Cancellation/Forgiveness of Debt Income (incl. mortgages)

February 1

1099-DIV

Dividends, Capital Gains & Distributions

February 1

1099-G

Govt. Payments (incl. tax refunds & unemployment compensation)

February 1

1099-INT

Interest Income

February 1

1099-K

Credit Payments (in the course of trade or business)

February 1

1099-MISC

Rents & Royalties, Prizes & Awards, Non-employee Compensation

February 1

1099-R

Retirement Plan Distributions

February 1

1099-S

Real Estate Sales

February 15

1099-SA

HSA & MSA Distributions

February 1

SSA-1099

Social Security Payments

February 1

W-2

Wages (incl. sick pay & benefits)

February 1

W-2G

Gambling Winnings

February 1

 

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