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July 2020 Business Due Dates

July 1 - Self-Employed Individuals with Pension Plans

If you have a pension or profit-sharing plan, you may need to file a Form 5500 or 5500-EZ for calendar year 2019. Even though the forms do not need to be filed until July 31, you should contact this office now to see if you have a filing requirement, and if you do, allow time to prepare the return.

July 15 - Corporations

If you took advantage of the 3-month COVID-19 automatic extension provided by the IRS to file your corporate income tax returns due on July 15, 2020, file Form 1120 or 1120S, or request an additional 3-month extension using Form 7004, and pay any tax due.  CAUTION: The extension did not apply to calendar year S-Corporation returns that were due on March 16, 2020.

July 15 - Fiduciaries 

If you took advantage of the 3-month COVID-19 automatic extension provided by the IRS to file your trust or estate income tax return for 2019, file Form 1041, or request an additional 2-1/2-month extension using Form 7004, and pay any tax due. 

July 15 - Estimated Tax – Corporations

Corporate 2020 estimated tax payments that would normally have been due between April 1, 2020 and July 14, 2020 are payable on July 15, 2020.

July 15 - Social Security, Medicare and Withheld Income Tax

If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in June 2020. However, you may be able to retain a portion of the deposit to fund the mandatory paid sick leave and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or defer portions to 2021 and 2022 under the CARES Act. 

July 15 - Non-Payroll Withholding 

If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in June.

July 31 -  Self-Employed Individuals with Pension Plans 

If you have a pension or profit-sharing plan, this is the final due date for filing Form 5500 or 5500-EZ for calendar year 2019.

July 31 - Social Security, Medicare and Withheld Income Tax

File Form 941 for the second quarter of 2020. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the quarter in full and on time, you have until August 10 to file the return. See note below.

Note: Under the Cares Act, employers…

  • Are able to defer paying the employer’s 6.2% portion of the Social Security taxes through the end of 2020. The delay provisions apply to all employers regardless of the number of the employer’s employees.

  • Are able to retain enough of the federal income tax withholding of each employee who received mandatory COVID-19 sick and family leave payments and both the employer’s and employee’s share of social security tax deposits, as well as the employer’s share of Social Security and Medicare taxes with respect to all employees, to reimburse themselves for mandatory COVID-19 sick and family leave payments.

  • Are able to retain the employer’s 6.2% portion of the Social Security taxes (and equivalent RR retirement amounts) to reimburse themselves for keeping employees on payroll under the Employee Retention Credit.

July 31 - Certain Small Employers

Deposit any undeposited tax if your tax liability is $2,500 or more for 2020 but less than $2,500 for the second quarter.

July 31 - Federal Unemployment Tax

Deposit the tax owed through June if more than $500.

July 31 - All Employers

If you maintain an employee benefit plan, such as a pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan, file Form 5500 or 5500-EZ for calendar year 2019. If you use a fiscal year as your plan year, file the form by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends.










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