4th Quarter 2016 Tax Deadlines

IRS Filing Dates10/1/2016

  • Deadline for self-employed persons or small employers to establish a SIMPLE-IRA for the year 2016.


  • Final deadline to file individual tax returns for the year 2015. (Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ.)
  • Last day the IRS will accept an electronically filed tax return for the year 2015. If filing after October 15th, you’ll need to mail in your tax return for processing.
  • Final deadline to fund a SEP-IRA or solo 401(k) for tax year 2015 if you requested an automatic extension of time to file.


  • Start planning any year-end tax moves.


  • If you are covered by an HSA-compatible health insurance policy as of December 1st, you’ll be eligible to contribute to a Health Savings Account for the year.


  • Last day to make any tax moves for the year 2016. Last day to set up a solo 401(k) for self-employed persons.
  • Marital status on this date determines your marital status for the whole year.
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