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 – Social Security Tax Deferrals from 2020:
Payment of deferred employer share of social security tax from 2020
If an employer deferred paying the employer's share of social security tax in 2020, 50% of the employer share of social security tax is due by January 3, 2022, and the remainder by January 3, 2023. Payments or deposits made before January 3, 2022, are first applied against the first 50% of the deferred employer share of social security tax, and then applied against the remainder of the deferred payments.
Payment of deferred employee share of social security tax from 2020
If an employer deferred withholding and payment of the employee's share of social security tax on wages and compensation between September 1 and December 31, 2020, the employer must withhold and pay those taxes no later than January 3, 2022.
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Deposit Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Income Tax
All employees who claimed exemption from income tax withholding in 2020 must submit a new Form W-4 to continue to claim the exemption from income tax withholding in 2021.
Give annual information statements on Forms 1099 to recipients of certain payments that were made during 2020. 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 10 of Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income.
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.