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 – 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

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Employers must file quarterly tax returns (Form 941) for the first quarter of 2022. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If the tax liability is less than $2,500, it can be paid in full with a timely filed return. (Employers that have deposited all of the tax on time have until May 10 to file.)

Deposit FUTA tax owed through March if more than $500.

Shortfall deposits by semi-weekly depositors for deposits made April 1 to 6 for March liabilities.

Shortfall deposits or payments by monthly depositors for deposits made February 15, March 15, and April 15.