EY Tax Guide 2013

Important dates to help with your filing

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January

15

Final estimated tax payment for 2012 due if you did not pay your income tax (or enough of your income tax) for that year through withholding. Use Form 1040-ES.

31

If you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15, file your income tax return for 2012 on this date, thereby avoiding any penalty for late payment of the last installment. Use Form 1040 or 1040A.
February

15

File a new Form W-4 if you can claim exemption from withholding.

March

1

Farmers and fishermen must file their 2012 income tax return (Form 1040) to avoid an underpayment penalty for the last quarter of 2012 if they were required to but did not pay estimated tax on January 15.
April

15

File your income tax return for 2012 (Forms 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due. Make your 2012 IRA contribution.
  If you are not extending your return, make your Keogh or SEP-IRA contribution if you have self-employment income.
  For an automatic 6-month extension, file Form 4868 and pay any tax that you estimate will be due. Then file Form 1040 or 1040A by October 15. If you get an extension, you can't file Form 1040EZ. (You can use one Form 4868 to file for both your income tax and gift tax extensions.)
  Pay the first installment of your 2013 estimated tax if you are not paying your 2013 income tax (or enough of it) through withholding tax.
  If you made any taxable gifts during 2012 (more than $13,000 per donee), file a gift tax return for that year (Form 709 or 709-A) and pay any tax due.
June

17

Pay the second installment of 2013 estimated tax.
  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.

30

Individuals who have signature authority or other authority over certain bank, securities, or other financial accounts in a foreign country must file Form TD F 90-22.1. The form must be received on or before June 30.
September

16

Pay the third installment of your 2013 estimated tax.
  Last day to make a required minimum contribution to a defined benefit or money purchase Keogh plan.
October

15

If you requested an automatic 6-month extension to file your 2012 income tax return, file Form 1040 or Form 1040A and pay any tax, interest, and penalty due, and file any gift tax return if due.
  Last day to make a Keogh or SEP-IRA contribution deductible for calendar year 2012 if you requested a 6-month extension of time to file your tax return.
December

31

Last day to establish a Keogh plan for 2013.

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