2019 Tax Filing Due Dates

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed late December 2017 brought many changes to the tax code, however it did not change the statutory due dates for filing taxes.

Whenever a regular tax filing date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal observed holiday in the District of Columbia, the due date for returns is pushed to the next business day.  In 2019, only a few dates will be adjusted because of this rule.

For calendar year tax returns reporting 2018 information that are due in 2019, the following due dates will apply.  Click here for a printable list of business 2019 tax filing due dates.

Form 2019 Tax Filing Due Dates (Tax Year 2018)
Form W-2 & certain 1099-Misc (electronic or mail) January 31st
Form 1065 – Partnerships March 15th
Form 1120-S – S Corporations March 15th
Form 1040 – Individuals April 15th
FinCEN 114 – FBAR (will be allowed to extend) April 15th
Form 1041 – Trusts and Estates April 15th
Form 1120 – C Corporations April 15th
Form 990 Series – Tax Exempt Organizations May 15th
Form 5500 Series – Employee Benefit Plan July 31st
   
Form Extended Due Dates
Form 1065 Extended Return September 15th (9/16 for 2019)
Form 1120-S Extended Return September 15th (9/16 for 2019)
Form 1041 Extended Return September 30th
Form 1120 Extended Return October 15th
Form 1040 Extended Return October 15th
FinCEN 114 (Extended with Form 1040) October 15th
Form 5500 Series Extended Return October 15th
Form 990 Series Extended Return November 15th

For fiscal year filers:

  • Partnership and S Corporation tax returns will be due the 15th day of the third month after the end of their fiscal tax year.
  • C Corporation tax returns will be due the 15th day of the fourth month after the end of their fiscal tax year. A special rule to defer the due date change for C Corporations with fiscal years that end on June 30th defers the change until December 31, 2025 – a full ten years.
  • Employee Benefit Plan tax returns are due the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends.

It is important to check when tax returns are due for all states in which taxpayers operate, because individual states may not conform to the Federal filing dates.

For some insight in how the biggest tax reform overhaul since 1986 will impact your tax return, be sure to read our articles about individual tax deductions, individual marginal tax rates, our refresher on major tax law changes for small business owners, or check out our on-demand webinars for a more in-depth look at specific tax topics.

If you have any questions about these new due dates and the impact on your tax filings, please contact one of our qualified tax professionals.

Now that you’re caught up for 2019, check out the New Tax Due Dates for 2020!


Written by: Erin Kidd, EA

Erin Kidd is the Tax Individual Practice Supervisor at Thompson Greenspon and has nearly a decade of tax experience specializing in individual taxation. Throughout her career, she has focused on simplifying complex tax issues and educating clients to maximize their tax benefits and plan for future events. Erin is responsible for the review of individual Federal and multi-state tax returns, managing the firm’s Military Spouse Remote Preparer Program, preparation of individual tax returns with international taxation and reporting requirements, and assisting with the resolution of client issues with Federal and State Taxing Authorities. 

Erin holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University, is an Enrolled Agent, a federally licensed tax preparer who has unlimited rights to practice before the IRS, and an Accredited Financial Counselor ®. She has been recognized by the Garrison Commands of West Point, NY and Fort Leavenworth, KS for her contributions to the military community for her work with the installations’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Centers

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3 Comments

  1. Nationwide Tax Consulting on April 15, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Why individuals from Maine and Massachusetts are allowed to file their taxes by April 17?

    • Thompson Greenspon on April 15, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      Maine and Massachusetts have a state holiday, Patriots Day, which is being observed on Monday 4/15/19. The following day is Emancipation Day in DC, which is considered a holiday for Federal Offices in DC. As a result, Maine and Massachusetts’ tax filing due date is April 17th, 2019 for 2018 individual tax returns.

  2. Tod Marcus on October 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for the comprehensive list of 2019 deadlines. Readers please dont forget that the reporting of non US trust information returns (3520a) are due on the 15th of March and can be extended 6 months.

    Thanks again!

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