There’s never a day without a deadline of some sort. Whether it’s paying for your car insurance, signing up for healthcare, paying your taxes, picking up your kid on time from soccer practice, etc., there’s always something to be done by a certain time. We here at Accounting Outside the Box totally understand it can be hard to remember all the dates involved in the tax world. Especially if you’re a business owner, there are other dates you have to remember than just the big tax deadline.

We’ve decided to put together a list of the important dates for you all to help keep track of it all. It might make a nice print out to tack up to your refrigerator, program into your phone’s calendar or reminder application. Take a look at the list below for the deadlines for 2016:

  • IRS Starts accepting individual returns
    • January 19
  • W2 and 1099 go out by
    • February 1
  • Property Tax – varies from locality to locality
    • Salem- May 31
    • Roanoke County – April 12
    • Roanoke City – May 31
    • Botetourt County – Dec5
    • Bedford County – Dec 5
    • Franklin County – Dec 5
  • Business License- Same as property tax
  • S Corp Tax Returns/Partnership returns with calendar year, C Corps
    • March 15
  • Individual Tax Return
    • April 18
  • Previous tax returns
    • No deadline UNLESS you have a refund due, in which case, you MUST file within three years of the due date to still receive your refund
  • Quarterly Payroll
    • First Quarter – April 30
    • Second Quarter – July 31
    • Third Quarter – October 31
    • Fourth Quarter – January 31
  • S Corp, C Crops, and Partnership Tax Returns if you filed an extension
    • September 15
  • Individual Tax Returns if you filed an extension
    • October 17

Keep in mind that these dates vary each year due to how the days fall on the calendar. For instance, taxes were due this year on April 18 instead of April 15 because of a holiday in Washington D.C.. Or, if the deadline falls on a weekend, the day is subject to change a little.

We hope you found these helpful and as always, we’re here to help if you need any deadline clarification!