Compliance Calendar

The Compliance Calendar contains important payroll filing dates and information every payroll professional needs to know during the current calendar year such as:

  • Filing dates for Forms W-2 and 941
  • When to distribute Forms W-2, 1095-C, and 1099-MISC

It also includes deposit due dates for important payments as well as the dates within which employers may make lawful shortfall deposits.

Note: The requirement to deposit and pay the employer's share of social security tax can be deferred for the remainder of 2020, as provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. See the COVID-19 Payroll Resource Center for details.

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Deposit Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Income Tax

Deposit social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax for payments in January if monthly depositor.

For nonpayroll withholding: If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in January.

All employees who claimed exemption from income tax withholding in 2019 must submit a new Form W-4 to continue to claim the exemption from income tax withholding in 2020.

Give annual information statements on Forms 1099 to recipients of certain payments that were made during 2019. This due date applies only to the following types of payments: Payments reported on Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions; Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions; and substitute payments reported in Box 8 or gross proceeds paid to an attorney reported in Box 14 of Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. These forms can be issued electronically with the consent of the recipient.