The Business Guide to The January 31 IRS Deadline

Small business owner filing forms by the January 31 IRS deadlineThis is a reminder for all employers and small businesses that the filing deadline for Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC is January 31st. You are responsible for submitting copies of Form W-2 and 1099-MISC to your employees/independent contractors and the SSA/IRS. Here is the business guide to the January 31 IRS deadline.

 

The Business Owners Guide to The IRS Deadline

Form W-2 Employer Deadline

 

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act that was issued last December included a few new requirements for employers. For example, business owners are now required to file Form W-2 with the Social Security Administration and issue copies to recipients by Jan 31st.

In the past employers had until the end of February for paper filing or the end of March for electronic filing. In addition to the filing deadline, there were changes made to extension requests for Form W-2. IRS Form W-2 is only available for a 30-day extension, and this extension is not automatic.

If an extension is necessary, you must complete and submit Form 8809, The Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns as soon as possible.

 


Form W-2

January 31st: Form W-2 deadline for paper filing, e-filing, and recipient copy distribution


Form 1099-MISC Employer Deadline

Small business owner can focus on business after the January 31 IRS deadline

The January 31st deadline also applies to Form 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation for independent contractors. You also have to issue copies of Form 1099-MISC to your independent contractors by this deadline.

 

 

 


Form 1099-MISC

January 31st: If you are reporting Nonemployee compensation (NEC) in box 7 of your IRS 1099-MISC Form the deadline for filing with the IRS for both paper filing and e-filing. Recipient copies of Form 1099-MISC must be received by all independent contractor on or before this date.

February 28: Paper filing deadline for filing IRS Form 1099-MISC

April 2: Electronic filing deadline for IRS Form 1099-MISC


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