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Payroll taxes, taxes paid on wages and salaries of employees are an ongoing responsibility for small business owners with employees. Calculating payroll taxes let alone paying them on time can be overwhelming. With so many deadlines, some even industry specific, keeping track of payroll tax related deadlines can be tricky for small business owners. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a layer of changes as deadlines for individuals filing and paying income taxes have been extended to May 17,2021.
Square has compiled a downloadable calendar of important dates for payroll tax deposits, wage reports, and employment tax returns to keep your eye on throughout the year.
Download it as a calendar file
Integrate this calendar with an iCal or Outlook calendar. All you have to do is download and open the file, it will automatically sync to your digital calendar. The calendar dates will not update automatically so be sure to refer to the IRS website for the most up-to-date guidance on payroll tax deadlines.
Stay on top of payroll tax deadlines
Payroll taxes make up a large part of the federal budget, in fact in the fiscal year of 2019, federal payroll taxes accounted for $1.24 trillion. Missing payroll tax deadlines can result in late charges that vary based on how many days late your payment is, legal penalties, and changed interest rates.
Leverage a glossary of payroll related tax forms
From forms for income tax and federal tax returns to healthcare forms for your employees, our glossary is a direct line to the forms you’ll need to fill and file throughout the year as an employer with payroll.