Quarter End

Any paychecks dated within a calendar quarter (regardless of the pay-period ending date) are included in the quarter's wage information. The quarters are as follows:

  • Quarter 1 (Q1): January 1 - March 31
  • Quarter 2 (Q2): April 1 - June 30
  • Quarter 3 (Q3): July 1 - September 30
  • Quarter 4 (Q4): October 1 - December 31
Quarter 1, 2, 3 & 4 - 2017 Important Filing Dates
March 31
June 30
September 30
December 31
Last day of the quarter. Any paycheck dated within the quarter (regardless of the pay-period ending date) will be included in your first quarter 941 and state tax filings.
April 30
July 31
October 31
January 31
Deadline for filing Federal Form 941. Form 941 filings is due on the last day of the month following the end of the quarter.

See Instructions for Form 941 for additional information.

NOTE: This does not affect your scheduled tax payment for 941.
Deadline for filing most State Tax forms. Most state quarterly filings are due on the last day of the month following the end of the quarter. To verify the filing deadline in your state, visit our Payroll Tax Compliance website and select your State. In the Tax Forms tab, click the View link next to the State Forms to see the filing due dates.

Note: Quarter end is a busy season for tax agencies, therefore submitting or e-filing your tax forms before the deadline is a good idea.

Year End

See below for important dates to be aware of during Year End.

Jan 31: Form Deadlines

  • Final day to furnish W-2s to your employees. See General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3
    You will meet the furnish requirement if the form is properly addressed and mailed on or before the due date.
  • Final day to file 1099s for nonemployee compensation payments in Box 7.
  • Final day to distribute 1099s to your vendors. The due date is extended to February 15,2018, if you are reporting payments in boxes 8 or 14.
    If you need instructions on how to set up and print 1099 Misc Form for your Vendors, see Set up vendor and print 1099/1096 forms.
  • Final day to file 941 for Q4 2017.
  • Final day to file 2017 943 and 944.

Feb 28: Last day to file paper

Last day to file paper 1096 and 1099 forms with the IRS. (If filed electronically, the due date is April 2 for filings outside of Box 7.)
If you need instructions on how to set up and print 1099 Misc Form for your Vendors, see Set up a vendor and print 1099/1096 forms.

Apr 2: Last day to file electronic

Last day to file electronic 1099 forms with the IRS for filings outside of Box 7. If you filed paper forms, you do not need to file electronically.

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