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Upcoming Tax Dates

August 10 Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to your employer - Details

August 10 Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the second quarter of 2015. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full.

August 12 Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of July.

August 14 Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of July.

August 17 Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in July.

August 17 Nonpayroll withholding
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in July.

August 26 Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 16 days of July.

August 28 Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of August.

August 31 Heavy highway vehicle use tax
File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in July.

August 31 Wagering tax
File Form 730 and pay the tax on wagers accepted during July.

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