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March 2024 Business and Individual Due Dates

Business Due Dates

March 1 - Farmers and Fishermen

 File your 2023 income tax return (Form 1040 or 1040-SR) and pay any tax due. However, you have until April 15 (April 17 if you live in Maine or Massachusetts) to file if you paid your 2023 estimated tax by January 16, 2024.


March 1 - Applicable Large Employers (ALE) – Forms 1095-B and 1095-C

If you’re an Applicable Large Employer, provide Forms 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage to full-time employees. For all other providers of minimum essential coverage, provide Form 1095-B, Health Coverage to responsible individuals. See the Instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B and the Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C for more information about the information reporting requirements.


March 15 - Partnerships

File a 2023 calendar year return (Form 1065). Provide each partner with a copy of their Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1 and, if applicable, Schedule K-3 (Form 1065) or substitute Schedule K-3 (Form 1065). If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004. Then file Form 1065 and provide Schedules K-1 or substitute Schedules K-1, and if applicable Schedules K-3, to the partners by September 16.


March 15 - S-Corporations

File a 2023 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120-S) and pay any tax due. Provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120-S), Shareholder’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1 (Form 1120-S) and, if applicable, Schedule K-3 (Form 1120-S) or substitute ScheduleK-3 (Form 1120-S).

To request an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 7004 and pay the tax estimated to be owed. Then file the return; pay any tax, interest, and penalties due; and provide each shareholder with a copy of their Schedule K-1 (Form 1120-S) and, if applicable, Schedule K-3 (Form 1120-S) by September 16.


March 15 - S-Corporation Election

File Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation, to choose to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2024. If Form 2553 is filed late, S treatment will begin in the calendar year 2025.


March 15 - Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Income Tax

If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in February.


March 15 - Non-Payroll Withholding

If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in February.


Individual Due Dates

March 11- Report Tips to Employer

If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during February, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than March 11. Your employer is required to withhold FICA taxes and income tax withholding for these tips from your regular wages. If your regular wages are insufficient to cover the FICA and tax withholding, the employer will report the amount of the uncollected withholding in box 8 of your W-2 for the year. You will be required to pay the uncollected withholding when your return for the year is filed.


March 15 - Time to Call For Your Tax Appointment

It is only one month until the April due date for your individual income tax returns. If you have not made an appointment to have your taxes prepared, we encourage you to do so before it becomes too late.


Do not be concerned about having all your information available before making the appointment. If you do not have all your information, we will simply make a list of the missing items. When you receive those items, just forward them to us.

Even if you think you might need to go on an extension, it is best to prepare a preliminary return and estimate the result so you can pay the tax and minimize interest and penalties. We can then file the extension for you.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Weekends & Holidays:

If a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is automatically extended until the next business day which is not itself a legal holiday.



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