2023 - IRS Tax Calendar

To make your tax life simpler, the IRS releases a tax calendar each year. An IRS tax calendar is like a year planner split into quarters. It shows when you need to submit tax forms, pay taxes, and do other things required by federal tax law. Nevertheless, to make sure you get your taxes right and avoid mistakes or penalties, we suggest using these easy-to-use tax calculators and tools.

Why Should You Use The Tax Calendar?

Using the Tax Calendar is beneficial for you in many ways because:

  • You don't have to figure out due dates yourself.
  • It helps you file return and pay taxes on time– preventing penalties.
  • No need to worry about weekends or holidays affecting due dates.

Which Tax Calendar Should I Use?

To choose the right tax calendar for you:

  • Start with the General Tax Calendar: Check and mark the dates that apply to your situation. This is your main guide.
  • If you are an employer: Also, use the Employer's Tax Calendar. It has specific dates related to employer responsibilities.
  • For excise taxes: If you need to pay excise taxes, use the Excise Tax Calendar. Look for dates specific to these taxes.

Note: Depending on your situation, you might need to use more than one calendar. Each calendar covers different aspects of taxes, so pick the ones that match your needs.

What Are the Key Dates and Deadlines for 2023?

The following are some of the key dates and deadlines for tax year 2023. For the key dates of the current tax year, click here.

First Quarter (January, February, March):

  • January 10: Report tips over $20 for December using Form 4070.
  • January 17: Pay estimated tax for 2022 or file 2022 return if not paid through withholding.
  • January 31: File income tax return if the last estimated tax is not paid by January 17. We suggest you use this tool to calculate tax and estimate refunds with precision.

Second Quarter (April, May, June):

  • April 10: Report tips over $20 for March using Form 4070.
  • April 18: File 2022 tax return and pay tax. Pay first installment of 2023 estimated tax.
  • May 10: Report tips over $20 for April using Form 4070.
  • June 12: Report tips over $20 for May using Form 4070.
  • June 15: Pay second installment of 2023 estimated tax.

Third Quarter (July, August, September):

  • July 10: Report tips over $20 for June using Form 4070.
  • August 10: Report tips over $20 for July using Form 4070.
  • September 11: Report tips over $20 for August using Form 4070.
  • September 15: Pay third installment of 2023 estimated tax.

Fourth Quarter (October, November, December):

  • October 10: Report tips over $20 for September using Form 4070.
  • October 16: File 2022 tax return (if extended) and pay tax, interest, and penalties.
  • November 13: Report tips over $20 for October using Form 4070.
  • December 11: Report tips over $20 for November using Form 4070.
  • December 15: Pay fourth installment of 2023 estimated tax for corporations.

Remember that, just as it is essential to follow these key dates on the tax calendar, it is necessary to accurately calculate tax withholding based on your paycheck, create and submit the form W-4, and claim your refund if required.