Upcoming Important Tax Dates for Individuals

  • September 15, 2018 — Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2018 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment.
  • October 15, 2018 — Individuals
    If you have an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax return for 2017, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.
  • January 15, 2019 — Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2018 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the
    year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is
    the final installment date for 2018 estimated tax payments.
  • January 31, 2019 — Individuals
    Individuals who must make estimated tax payments. If you did not pay your last
    installment of estimated tax by January 15, you may choose (but are not required) to file your income tax return (Form 1040) for 2017 by January 31. Filing your return and paying any tax due by January 31 prevents any penalty for late payment of the last installment. If you cannot file and pay your tax by February 1, file and pay your tax by April 15.
  • April 15, 2019 — Individuals
    File a 2018 income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. For more information, see Form 4868. Then, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by October 15.
    If you are not paying your 2019 income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2019 estimated tax. Use Form 1040ES.
  • June 15, 2019 — Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2019 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second installment.
  • September 15, 2019 — Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2019 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment.
  • October 15, 2019 — Individuals
    If you have an automatic 6-month extension to file your income tax return for 2018, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due.