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7 common tax return blunders to avoid

Although tax laws change every year, you can count on certain things to be timeless. That includes the same common mistakes taxpayers with simple and complex returns every year. Knowing what those common errors are will help keep you in the clear. [Continue Reading]

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Upcoming Tax Dates

January 1 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (New Year's Day) - Details

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

January 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 December 2016.

January 14 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 16 days of December 2016.

January 15 — Individuals
Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2016 if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES - Details

January 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December 2016.

January 15 — Nonpayroll withholding.
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in December 2016.

January 16 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr./Inauguration Day) - Details

January 17 — Farmers & fishermen
Pay your estimated tax for 2016 using Form 1040-ES - Details

January 27 — 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 December 2016.

January 29 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of January.

January 31 — All Employers
Give your employees their copies of Form W2 for 2016. If an employee agreed to receive Form W2 electronically, have it posted on a website and notify the employee of the posting.

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