Step by Step Help for Small Business/Self Employed Workers

A little late… I usually keep track of these kinds of things, but what can I say, it’s been busy here at the tax-fighting headquarters. For small business owners, self-employed workers, and everyone in-between, the IRS created a nifty calendar, “The IRS Tax Calendar 2009 for Small Businesses & Self Employed.” It’s too late to order a glossy version of this free calendar to hang in your office, but you can still print and download the calendar. Follow this link to access it:
Basically, this calendar has helpful hints and reminders to help keep you in compliance with the IRS. Save your ink: If you want to save your computer paper and printer ink, here’s some of the valuable information listed on the Official IRS Tax Calendar for February, 2009.February 4: Deposit Payroll Tax payments on Jan 28-30 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies. February 6: Deposit Payroll tax payments on Jan 31- Feb 3 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.February 10: File Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 and/or 945 if you timely deposited all required payments. February 11: Deposit Payroll tax for payments on Feb 4-5 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.February 13: Deposit Payroll tax for payments on Feb 7-10 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.February 15: File a new W-4 if your claimed exemption from withholding in 2008.February 16: Begin withholding on employees that claimed exemption from withholding in 2008 but did not file a W-4 to continue withholding exemption in 2009.February 17: Deposit Payroll tax for January if the monthly deposit rule applies.February 19: Deposit Payroll tax for payments on Feb 11-13 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.February 20: Deposit Payroll tax for payments on Feb 14-17 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.February 25: Deposit Payroll tax for payments on Feb 18-20 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.February 27: Deposit Payroll tax for payments on Feb 21-24 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.Mark this info on your calendar, hopefully it will keep you out of trouble with the IRS for the month of February.

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