April 2017 Tax and Compliance Deadlines

Tax Law and News April

Congratulations! You’ve made it through most of tax season. Although you’re still very busy, it’s important to keep up with important compliance deadlines. Here’s a list for review.

In April, it is recommended that you:

  • File extensions for individual clients who will not meet the April 18 filing deadline.
  • Conduct reviews of clients’ prior year returns to determine need for amended returns.
  • File extensions for corporate clients that will not meet April 18 filing deadline.


Key Compliance Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 5 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on March 29-31.
  • Friday, April 7 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 1-4.
  • Monday, April 10 – Tipped employees who received $20 or more in tips during March report them to the employer on Form 4070.
  • Wednesday, April 12 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 5-7.
  • Friday, April 14 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 8-11.
  • Tuesday, April 18:
    • Individuals file 2016 returns (Form 1040, Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ); alternatively, file for an automatic six-month extension (Form 4868).
    • New Due Date: Calendar-year C corporations file 2016 returns on Form 1120; alternatively, file for an automatic five-month extension.
    • Individuals and calendar-year corporations pay first installment of 2017 estimated tax.
    • Monthly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax for March.
  • Wednesday, April 19 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 12-14.
  • Friday, April 21 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 15-18.
  • Wednesday, April 26 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 19-21.
  • Friday, April 28 – Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on April 22–25.

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