Important Financial Dates
January 3

Self-Employed Individuals Pay Half of Deferred 2020 Social Security Taxes

January 18

Estimated Tax Payment for 4th Quarter of 2021 (Form 1040-ES)

January 31 File 2021 Tax Return (Form 1040) to Avoid Penalty if Last Installment of Estimated Tax Not Paid by January 18
April 1 First required minimum distributions (RMD) by Individuals Who Turned 72 in 2021
April 18

File 2021 Tax Return (Form 1040) and Pay Tax Due (except for residents of Maine and Massachusetts)

April 18 File Form 4868 to Request 6-Month Income Tax Return Filing Extension (payment of tax not extended)
April 18 File Schedule H (1040) and Pay Employment Taxes for Household Employees (file separately if Form 1040 is not filed)
April 18

Estimated Tax Payment for 1st Quarter of 2022 (Form 1040-ES)

April 18

Last Day to Contribute to Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for 2021

April 18 Withdraw Excess IRA Contributions in 2021 to Avoid Penalty if Filing of Form 1040 Was Not Extended
April 18 Last Day to Contribute to Health Savings Account (HSA) for 2021
June 15 Estimated Tax Payment for 2nd Quarter of 2022 (Form 1040-ES)
June 15 U.S. Taxpayers Living and Working Abroad File 2021 Tax Return (Form 1040)
June 15 Military Personnel on Duty Outside the U.S. File 2021 Tax Return (Form 1040)
September 15 Estimated Tax Payment for 3rd Quarter of 2022 (Form 1040-ES)
October 17 File Extended 2021 Tax Return (Form 1040) and Pay Tax Due
October 17 Contribute to Solo 401(k) Plan or Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Plan for 2021 by Self-Employed if Filing of Form 1040 Was Extended
December 31 Last Day to Contribute to Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plan for 2022 (401(k), 403(b), 457 or federal thrift savings plans)
December 31 Last Day to withdraw Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) by Individuals Who are 73 or Older at the End of 2022

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