When Are Taxes Due in 2024? Tax Deadlines by Month

Knowing all the tax deadlines for 2024 can help you avoid costly penalties.

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It's essential to know when taxes are due in 2024. And, for many people, there are more tax deadlines to worry about than just the due date for your federal income tax return. The IRS can hit you with penalties and interest if you miss a tax deadline. 

  • For example, the standard penalty for failing to file your annual tax return on time is 5% of the tax due for each month (or partial month) your return is late. 
  • If you don't pay your taxes on time, the monthly penalty is 0.5% of the unpaid amount, up to 25% of what you owe. 
  • You will also owe interest on the unpaid taxes. Penalties apply to missing other tax deadlines, too. 
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DateDeadline
January 10Tips for December 2023 reported to employer
January 16Estimated tax payment for 4th quarter of 2023
January 16Farmers and fishermen pay estimated tax for 2023
January 31Deadline to file and pay 2023 taxes in full if not making an estimated tax payment in Jan.

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DateDeadline
February 12Tips for January 2024 reported to employer
February 15File Form W-4 to reclaim exemption from withholding for 2024
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DateDeadline
March 1Farmers and fishermen file 2023 tax return to avoid penalty if estimated tax not paid by Jan.
March 11Tips for Feb. 2024 reported to employer
March 15S-Corporations and partnerships file 2023 business tax returns
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DateDeadline
April 1First Required minimum distribution (RMD) by individuals who turned 73 in 2023
April 10Tips for March 2024 reported to employer
April 15File 2023 tax return and pay tax due
April 15File Form 4868 to request 6-month income tax return filing extension (payment of tax not extended)
April 15File Schedule H (1040) and pay employment taxes for household employees (file separately if Form 1040 is not filed)
April 15Estimated tax payment for 1st quarter of 2024
April 15Contribute to individual retirement account (IRA) for 2023
April 15Withdraw excess IRA contributions in 2023 to avoid penalty if filing of form 1040 was not extended
April 15Contribute to health savings account (HSA) for 2023
April 15Contribute to solo 401(k) plan or simplified employee pension (SEP) plan for 2023 by self-employed if filing of form 1040 was not extended
April 15File 2020 tax return (Form 1040) to request unclaimed tax refund for the 2020 tax year
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DateDeadline
May 10Tips for April 2024 reported to employer (Form 4070)
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DateDeadline
June 10Tips for May 2024 reported to employer
June 17Estimated tax payment for 2nd quarter of 2024\
June 17U.S. taxpayers living and working abroad file 2023 tax return
June 17U.S. taxpayers living and working abroad file form 4868 to request 4-month income tax return filing extension (payment of tax not extended)
June 17Military personnel on duty outside the U.S. file 2023 tax return
June 17Military personnel on duty outside the U.S. file Form 4868 to request 4-month income tax return filing extension (payment of tax not extended)
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DateDeadline
July 10Tips for June 2024 reported to employer
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DateDeadline
August 12Tips for July 2024 reported to employer
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DateDeadline
September 10Tips for August 2024 reported to employer
September 16Estimated tax payment for 3rd quarter of 2024
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DateDeadline
October 10Tips for September 2024 reported to employer
October 15File extended 2023 tax return (Form 1040)
October 15Withdraw excess IRA contributions in 2023 to avoid penalty if filing of Form 1040 was extended
October 15Contribute to solo 401(k) plan or simplified employee pension (SEP) plan for 2023 by self-employed if you received a filing extension
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DateDeadline
November 12Tips for October 2024 reported to employer
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DateDeadline
December 10Tips for November 2024 Reported to Employer (Form 4070)
December 31Contribution to employer-sponsored retirement plan for 2024 (401(k), 403(b), 457 or federal thrift savings plans)
December 31Required minimum distribution (RMD) by individuals who are 74 or older at the end of 2024

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.

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