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Form 1040Form 1040 Publication 509 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Form 1040 Tax questions. Form 1040 Background Information for Using the Tax CalendarsElectronic deposit requirement. Form 1040 Legal holidays. Form 1040 Statewide legal holidays. Form 1040 Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 509, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Form 1040 irs. Form 1040 gov/pub509. Form 1040 What's New Publication 1518 discontinued after 2013. Form 1040 Publication 1518, IRS Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed, is discontinued after 2013. Form 1040 An IRS Tax Calendar and most of the information previously contained in Publication 1518 can be found at www. Form 1040 irs. Form 1040 gov/taxcalendar. Form 1040 Reminders Photographs of missing children. Form 1040 The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Form 1040 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Form 1040 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Form 1040 Introduction A tax calendar is a 12-month calendar divided into quarters. Form 1040 The calendar gives specific due dates for: Filing tax forms, Paying taxes, and Taking other actions required by federal tax law. Form 1040 What does this publication contain? This publication contains the following. Form 1040 A section on how to use the tax calendars. Form 1040 Three tax calendars: General Tax Calendar, Employer's Tax Calendar, and Excise Tax Calendar. Form 1040 A table showing the semiweekly deposit due dates for payroll taxes for 2014. Form 1040 Most of the due dates discussed in this publication are also included in the IRS Tax Calendar available at www. Form 1040 irs. Form 1040 gov/taxcalendar. Form 1040 Who should use this publication? Primarily, employers need to use this publication. Form 1040 However, the General Tax Calendar has important due dates for all businesses and individuals. Form 1040 Anyone who must pay excise taxes may need the Excise Tax Calendar . Form 1040 What are the advantages of using a tax calendar? The following are advantages of using a calendar. Form 1040 You do not have to figure the due dates yourself. Form 1040 You can file or pay timely and avoid penalties. Form 1040 You do not have to adjust the due dates for Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Form 1040 You do not have to adjust the due dates for special banking rules if you use the Employer's Tax Calendar or Excise Tax Calendar . Form 1040 Which calendar(s) should I use? To decide which calendar(s) to use, first look at the General Tax Calendar and highlight the dates that apply to you. Form 1040 If you are an employer, also use the Employer's Tax Calendar . Form 1040 If you must pay excise taxes, use the Excise Tax Calendar . Form 1040 Depending on your situation, you may need to use more than one calendar. Form 1040 Table 1. Form 1040 Useful Publications IF you are. Form 1040 . Form 1040 . Form 1040 THEN you may need. Form 1040 . Form 1040 . Form 1040 An employer • Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Form 1040 • Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Form 1040 • Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits. Form 1040 • Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide. Form 1040 A farmer • Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide. Form 1040 • Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Form 1040 An individual • Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Form 1040 Required to pay excise taxes • Publication 510, Excise Taxes. Form 1040 What is not in these calendars? The calendars do not cover the employment or excise tax deposit rules. Form 1040 You can find the deposit rules for employment taxes in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Form 1040 The deposit rules for excise taxes are in Publication 510, Excise Taxes, and in the Instructions for Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. Form 1040 In addition, the calendars do not cover filing forms and other requirements for: Estate taxes, Gift taxes, Trusts, Exempt organizations, Certain types of corporations, or Foreign partnerships. Form 1040 What other publications and tax forms will I need? Table 1 lists other publications you may need to order. Form 1040 Each calendar lists the forms you may need. Form 1040 See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. Form 1040 Comments and suggestions. Form 1040 We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Form 1040 You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Form 1040 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224 We respond to many letters by telephone. Form 1040 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Form 1040 You can send us comments from www. Form 1040 irs. Form 1040 gov/formspubs. Form 1040 Click on More Information and then click on Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Form 1040 Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our forms and publications. Form 1040 Ordering forms and publications. Form 1040 Visit www. Form 1040 irs. Form 1040 gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Form 1040 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Form 1040 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Form 1040 If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Form 1040 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Form 1040 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Form 1040 Background Information for Using the Tax Calendars The following brief explanations may be helpful to you in using the tax calendars. Form 1040 IRS e-services make taxes easier. Form 1040 Now more than ever before, businesses can enjoy the benefits of filing and paying their federal taxes electronically. Form 1040 Whether you rely on a tax professional or handle your own taxes, the IRS offers you convenient programs to make taxes easier. Form 1040 You can e-file your Form 1040; certain business tax returns such as Forms 1120, 1120S, and 1065; certain employment tax returns such as Forms 940 and 941; certain excise tax returns such as Forms 720, 2290, and 8849; and Form 1099 and other information returns. Form 1040 Visit www. Form 1040 irs. Form 1040 gov/efile for more information. Form 1040 You can pay taxes online or by phone using the Electronic Federal Tax Payments System (EFTPS). Form 1040 For detailed information about using this free service, see Electronic deposit requirement below. Form 1040 Use these electronic options to make filing and paying taxes easier. Form 1040 For more information on electronic payments, visit the IRS website at www. Form 1040 irs. Form 1040 gov/e-pay. Form 1040 Tax deposits. Form 1040 Some taxes can be paid with the return on which they are reported. Form 1040 However, in many cases, you have to deposit the tax before the due date for filing the return. Form 1040 Tax deposits are figured for periods of time that are shorter than the time period covered by the return. Form 1040 See Publication 15 (Circular E) for the employment tax deposit rules. Form 1040 For the excise tax deposit rules, see Publication 510 or the Instructions for Form 720. Form 1040 Electronic deposit requirement. Form 1040 You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits (such as deposits of employment tax, excise tax, and corporate income tax). Form 1040 Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Form 1040 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Form 1040 If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Form 1040 To get more information or to enroll in EFTPS, call 1-800-555-4477 (business), 1-800-316-6541 (individual), or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD/TTY). Form 1040 You can also visit the EFTPS website at www. Form 1040 eftps. Form 1040 gov. Form 1040 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide to Getting Started. Form 1040 If you fail to timely, properly, and in full make your federal tax deposit, you may be subject to a failure-to-deposit penalty. Form 1040 For an EFTPS deposit to be on time, you must initiate the deposit by 8 p. Form 1040 m. Form 1040 Eastern time the day before the date the deposit is due. Form 1040 Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Form 1040 Generally, if a due date for performing any act for tax purposes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the act is considered to be performed timely if it is performed no later than the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Form 1040 The term legal holiday means any legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Form 1040 The calendars provided in this publication make the adjustment for Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Form 1040 But you must make any adjustments for statewide legal holidays, as discussed next. Form 1040 An exception to this rule for certain excise taxes is noted later under the Excise Tax Calendar. Form 1040 Legal holidays. Form 1040 Legal holidays for 2014 are listed below. Form 1040 January 1— New Year's Day January 20— Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Form 1040 / Inauguration Day February 17— Washington's Birthday April 16— District of Columbia Emancipation Day May 26— Memorial Day July 4— Independence Day September 1— Labor Day October 13— Columbus Day November 11— Veterans Day November 27— Thanksgiving Day December 25— Christmas Day Statewide legal holidays. Form 1040 A statewide legal holiday delays a due date for filing a return only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. Form 1040 A statewide legal holiday does not delay a due date for making a federal tax deposit. Form 1040 Extended due date for Forms 1098, 1099, and W-2 if filed electronically. Form 1040 If you file Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2 electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS or the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be extended to March 31. Form 1040 For 2014, the due date for giving the recipient these forms is January 31. Form 1040 For information about filing Forms 1098, 1099, or W-2G electronically, see Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G Electronically. Form 1040 For information about filing Form W-2 electronically with the SSA, visit www. Form 1040 ssa. Form 1040 gov/employer or call 1-800-772-6270. Form 1040 Penalties. Form 1040 Whenever possible, you should take action before the listed due date. Form 1040 If you are late, you may have to pay a penalty as well as interest on any overdue taxes. Form 1040 Be sure to follow all the tax laws that apply to you. Form 1040 In addition to civil penalties, criminal penalties may be imposed for intentionally not paying taxes, for intentionally filing a false return, or for not filing a required return. Form 1040 Use of private delivery services. Form 1040 You can use certain private delivery services designated by the IRS to meet the timely mailing as timely filing/paying rule for tax returns and payments. Form 1040 These private delivery services include only the following. Form 1040 DHL Express (DHL): DHL Same Day Service. Form 1040 Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2 Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. 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