I'm freelancing, how do I pay my taxes?
Freelancers generally find they have a more difficult tax situation than most employees.
As Tax season approaches, we want to make sure you have your taxes filed on time. Here are the tax dates you'll need to know.
Important: All requests for extensions on your tax returns must be received by the IRS by the original filing deadline (3/15/19, or 4/15/19 - depending on the type of tax return that you're filing).
Also Important: Requesting an extension to file your taxes is not a request to extend your tax payment. Your taxes must be paid by the applicable tax deadline.
1.First Day to File your Taxes
The IRS will start to accept tax returns for the 2018 tax year on January 28, 2019.
2.Business Tax Deadline
The original dates for filing business tax returns are as follows:
a) S-corps: March 15, 2019
b) Partnership: March 15, 2019
b) C-corps: April 15, 2019
3.Personal Tax Deadline
April 15, 2019, is the last day to file your personal tax returns without a tax extension.
4.Business Extension Deadline
If you extended your business tax return (extension needs to be filed by the original tax deadline), you'll need to file by:
a) S-corps: September 16, 2019
b) Partnerships: September 16, 2019
c) C- corps: October 15, 2019
5.Personal Extension Deadline
If you decide to file an extension, your new tax deadline will be extended by 6 months to October 15th, 2019. However, your extension NEEDS to be filed by the orignal tax deadline (April 15th, 2019) to avoid tax penalties and interest on any outstanding tax balance.
6. 2019 Quarterly Estimated Payment Deadlines
Quarterly estimated tax payments must be made by the following dates:
April 15th 2019
June 15th 2019
September 15th 2019
January 15th 2020
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