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Tax Year 2019 Calendar: Important Federal Dates and Deadlines

TurboTax forms availability dates

January 4, 2020

  • The Intuit Electronic Filing Center begins accepting and holding ("stockpiling") 2019 tax returns that are final and able to be e-filed.
  • The IRS starts processing stockpiled returns on January 27, 2020. A few returns will be processed up to a week before this date for testing purposes.
    • If your return is among those that the IRS processes early as part of its testing, your tax refund (if any) won't be processed until after January 27.

January 15, 2020

  • Due date for fourth installment of 2019 estimated tax payments.

January 27, 2020

  • The IRS starts processing previously stockpiled returns on a first-in, first-out basis.
  • The IRS will run a small number of stockpiled returns through their systems up to a week before this date for testing purposes.
    • If yours is one of them, please note that your tax refund (if any) will not be processed until after January 27.

March 16, 2020

  • Deadline for filing an S Corporation or Partnership return or extension.

April 15, 2020

  • All April 15 deadlines have been extended 90 days to July 15 due to COVID-19.

July 15, 2020

  • Deadline for filing a 2019 personal, calendar-year corporation, and calendar-year estates/trusts tax returns or extension (formerly due April 15).
    • The return or extension must be postmarked or transmitted for e-filing by Wednesday, July 15
      • If you owe taxes: To avoid late payment penalties and interest, any additional taxes you owe must be paid by this date even if you filed an extension.
      • If you're expecting a refund: If you missed the July 15 filing deadline, you have until April 14, 2023 to file and still receive your refund. After that date, any refund would be forfeited to the Department of the Treasury.
  • Deadline for filing a 2019 personal return for U.S. citizens or residents living and working abroad, including military duty (formerly June 15).
  • Due date for first and second installments of 2020 estimated tax payments (formerly due April 15 and June 15, respectively).
  • Deadline for all other filing/payments due April 1, 2020 through July 14, 2020.
  • Deadline to claim a 2016 tax year refund (formerly April 15).

July 20, 2020

  • Deadline for resubmitting or paper-filing a rejected federal return that was originally e-filed by the July 15 deadline if you did not file an extension.
    • Note: Although the last day to resubmit a rejected return is October 20, the July 20 deadline applies to taxpayers who owe taxes and want to avoid the late-filing penalty.

September 15, 2020

  • Final deadline to file your 2019 S corporation or partnership tax return if you filed an extension.
  • Due date for third installment of 2020 estimated tax payments.

October 1, 2020

  • Final deadline to file your 2019 calendar-year estate/trust tax return if you filed an extension.

October 15, 2020

  • Final deadline to file your 2019 personal tax return if you filed an extension.

October 20, 2020

  • Final deadline to resubmit a rejected return that was originally e-filed on or before October 15.
    • If you're expecting a refund and miss the October 20 final cutoff date, you have until October 15, 2023 to file a paper return and claim your 2019 refund. After that date, any refund would be forfeited to the Department of the Treasury.

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