October 2015 Tax and Compliance Deadlines

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Breezy conditions, back to school and the bizarrely haunting holiday of Halloween just around the corner … with all the seasonal changes, you need to keep up with key tax compliance and due dates for October. Here are key tax compliance and due dates for October. Intuit® Tax Pros is pleased to offer guidance and information to all tax practitioners.

In October, it is recommended that you:

  • Conduct year-end tax planning sessions with individual clients.
  • Remind individual clients to use flexible spending account funds before year end, unless plan provides post year-end grace period or carryover.
  • File returns for individual clients who obtained automatic six-month extensions.
  • Renew Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for 2015.

Key Compliance Dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 2 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on September 26–29.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on September 30–October 2.
  • Friday, Oct. 9 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on Oct. 3–6.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13 Tipped employees who received $20 or more in tips during September report them to the employer on Form 4070.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 Monthly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax for September. Individuals file 2014 income tax return if automatic six-month extension was obtained. Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on Oct. 7–9.
  • Friday, Oct. 16 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on Oct. 10–13.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on Oct. 14–16.
  • Friday, Oct. 23 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on Oct. 17–20.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on Oct. 21–23.
  • Friday, Oct.30 Semiweekly depositors deposit FICA and withheld income tax on wages paid on Oct. 24–27.

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