As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of April 2016.

April 1
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date March 26–29.
Individuals. Taxpayers who turned 70½ during 2015 must start to receive required minimum distributions (RMDs) from their IRAs; retirees who turned 70½ during 2015 must receive RMDs from workplace retirement plans.

April 6
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date March 30–31 and April 1.

April 8
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date April 2–5.

April 11
Employees who work for tips. Employees who received $20 or more in tips during March must report them to their employer using Form 4070.

April 13
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date April 6–8.

April 18
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date April 9–12.
Employers. Employers deposit Social Security, Medicare, and withheld income tax for March. Employers who paid cash wages of $1,900 or more in 2015 to a house-hold employee, file Schedule H (Form 1040).
Farmers and fisherman. File 2015 income tax return (Form 1040) by April 18 if not previously filed.
Individuals. Individuals file a 2015 income tax return (Form 1040 series) and pay any tax due.
Partnerships. File a 2015 calendar year return (Form 1065). Provide each partner with a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1.

April 20
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date April 13–15.

April 22
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date April 16–19.

April 27
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date April 20–22.

April 29
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll date April 23–26.

May 4
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll dates April 27–29. 

May 6
Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for payroll dates April 30–May 3.