DEADLINE.  It’s a loaded word with an ominous connotation.  In the world of bookkeeping, the only thing that can make the word any more threatening is to throw “IRS” in front of it.

Another critical IRS deadline is fast approaching for those that requested a 6-month extension and many small business owners continue to wait until the last minute to get their books in order to file taxes by the October 15 deadline. This habit of procrastinating is equally demanding and stressful for not only the business owner, but also the company’s bookkeeper.

Save this government link for important tax deadlines for small business.  Below you’ll find remaining deadlines for 2013.  Set yourself up for success by adding the deadlines to your business calendar with electronic reminders weeks in advance to give everyone involved the proper time necessary to do their part.  Let it be easy!

Remaining Critical IRS Deadlines for 2013:


October 15, 2013

Final deadline to file individual tax returns (with extension). (Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ.)

Last day the IRS will accept an electronically filed tax return for the year 2012. If filing after October 15th, you’ll need to mail in your tax return for processing.

Final deadline to fund a SEP-IRA or solo 401(k) for tax year 2012 if you requested an automatic extension of time to file.


November 2013

Start planning any year-end tax moves.


December 1, 2013

If you are covered by an HSA-compatible health insurance policy as of December 1st, you’ll be eligible to contribute the full amount to a Health Savings Account for the year.


December 31, 2013

Last day to make any tax moves for the year 2012. Last day to set up a solo 401(k) for self-employed persons.

Marital status on this date determines your marital status for the whole year.

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