Tax Day 2019: Important 1099 Tax Deadlines

1099 Filing Deadlines for the 2018 Tax Year

If you're an independent contractor or someone who works for yourself, you're probably going to be receiving a 1099 form pretty soon, and that means some tax deadlines are coming up. Don't worry, we've rounded up all the important dates you need to know about so you don’t miss any! 

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Late January, 2019 - IRS begins accepting tax returns

In general, the IRS starts accepting tax return filings towards the end of January. At this point, the IRS hasn’t yet announced this exact date. Don’t stress–we will update this as soon as we have the information. Keep in mind: you won't be able to file earlier than this date!

Jan 31, 2019 - 1099 Forms delivered

You should receive your 1099 forms (and W-2 forms if you also receive income from an employer!) reporting your 2018 earnings from companies you worked with by or before this date. 1099 and W-2 forms simply have to be postmarked by January 31, so you might receive them a few days into February.

Relevant Forms: 1099-MISC, 1099-K, 1099-G, etc. 

April 15, 2019 - 2018 tax returns due OR extensions due

You should either postmark your return by this date or e-file prior to this deadline. If you do mail in your return, a tax filing is considered filed on time as long as you postmark it by this date!

If you don’t feel like you are going to be ready to file by Tax Day 2019 and need an extension, make sure to file for one before this date with Form 4868. An extension will grant you six more months (AKA until October 15) to file your return. Keep in mind an extension will NOT give you an extension to pay the tax that you owe; you’ll still need to send in a tax payment to the IRS, even if you’ve filed for an extension. 

Relevant Forms: 1040, Schedule SE, Schedule C, or any other forms required for your income returns

Special circumstance: June 15, 2019 - Deadline for U.S. citizens abroad

If you are an American living in another country, you have until June 15th to file your income taxes. 

Oct. 15, 2019 - Final deadline for those who filed for a Form 4868 extension

Received an extension? You need to file prior to this deadline!

Relevant Forms: 1040, Schedule SE, Schedule C, or any other forms required for your income returns

2019 Quarterly Tax Deadlines

Quarter 4 2018 Deadline: January 15, 2019

  • File estimated taxes for September 1st through December 31st of 2018 earnings.

  • Relevant Forms: 1040-ES

Quarter 1 2019 Deadline: April 15, 2019

  • File estimated taxes for January 1st through March 31st earnings.

  • Relevant Forms: 1040-ES

Quarter 2 2019 Deadline: June 17, 2019

  • File estimated taxes for April 1st through May 31st earnings.

  • Relevant Forms: 1040-ES

Quarter 3 2019 Deadline: September 16, 2019

  • File estimated taxes for June 1st through August 31st earnings.

  • Relevant Forms: 1040-ES

Quarter 4 2019 Deadline: January 15, 2020

  • File estimated taxes for September 1st through December 31st of 2018 earnings.

  • Relevant Forms: 1040-ES