Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

January 18, 2017 Michelle Mire

The 2017 U.S. Small Business Payroll Calendar 

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Payroll Calendar Dates to Add to Your Calendar App
Helpful Information on Key Payroll Topics 
2017 Canadian Payroll Calendar

Accountant, bookkeeper, small business owner, entrepreneur, startup, human resource manager or someone who just likes a good-looking calendar?

Key payroll filing dates, public holidays when the banks are closed, fun, friendly images and a clean format — you'll find them all here in the 2017 Wagepoint U.S. Payroll Calendar. Download your copy below or skip to the text outline for dates you can enter into the calendar app of your choice. 

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2017 Payroll Calendar Dates to Add to Your Calendar App 

Here's a handy text-based list of all the dates in the payroll calendar so that this information can be added into various calendar tools. (PS: If you have any suggestions for a "click to add" tool, please share your suggestions in the comments.) 

January 

Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day 
Jan. 2 — New Year’s Day Holiday — All banks closed* 
Jan. 10 — Tipped Income Report Due 
Jan. 16 — MLK Day — Some banks closed* | Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due
Jan. 17 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due (If banks in a certain area were closed due to the MLK holiday) 
Jan. 22 — New Form I-9 Must be Used
Jan. 31 — Payroll Tax Deadlines: Payroll Taxes Quarterly Reporting Form 941 Due | Annual Reporter Payroll Tax Deposit Due
Jan. 31 — Annual Filing Deadline For: Form W-2s with Form W-3s — (file with the SSA and provide copies to employees)**| Form 940 — Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) | Form 944 — (If notified by the IRS to do so) |Form 945 — Non-Payroll Withholding | Copy A of Paper Form 1099 (Miscellaneous Income) with Form 1096 — With Entries for Box 7 (Payments to Contract Workers)

February

Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day 
Feb. 10 — Tipped Income Report Due 
Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day 
Feb. 15 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due 
Feb. 20 — Presidents Day — Some banks closed*
Feb. 28 — Manual Filing Deadline For: Copy A of Paper Form 1099 (Miscellaneous Income) with Form 1096 — With NO Entries for Box 7 (No Payments to Contract Workers) | Paper Form 8027 (Employer’s Report of Tipped Income)| Paper W-2s (AZ, AK, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NJ, NM, WV)| Paper and Electronic W-2s (OK)**

March 

March 10 — Tipped Income Reports Due 
March 12 — Daylight Saving Time Begins 
March 15 — Monthly Payroll Tax Deposits Due
March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day 
March 20 — First Day of Spring
March 31 — Electronic Filing Deadline For: Forms 1099 and 8027 |State W-2s and 1099s (AZ, AK, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NJ, NM, WV)**

April 

April 10 — Tipped Income Reports Due 
April 14 — Good Friday
April 16 — Easter
April 17 — Emancipation Day (Washington DC only) — *Some banks closed | Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due
April 18 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due for Washington DC (Due to April 17 holiday)
April 22 — Earth Day

May 

May 1 — Payroll Taxes Quarterly Reporting Form 941 Due 
May 10 — Tipped Income Reports Due
May 14 — Mother’s Day
May 15 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due
May 26 — First Day of Ramadan
May 29 — Memorial Day — All banks closed*

June

June 12 — Tipped Income Reports Due 
June 15 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due 
June 18 — Father’s Day 
June 21 — First Day of Summer
June 25 — Eid

July 

July 4 — Independence Day — All banks closed*
July 10 — Tipped Income Reports Due 
July 17 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due 
July 31 — Payroll Taxes Quarterly Reporting Form 941 Due 

August

Aug. 10 — Tipped Income Reports Due 
Aug. 15 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due 

September 

Sept. 4 — Labor Day — All banks closed*
Sept. 4 - 8 — National Payroll Week #NationalPayrollWeek 
Sept. 11 — Tipped Income Reports Due
Sept. 15 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due 
Sept. 22 — First Day of Fall 

October

Oct. 9 — Columbus Day — Some banks closed*
Oct. 10 — Tipped Income Reports Due 
Oct. 16 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due
Oct. 19 — Diwali
Oct. 31 — Halloween | Payroll Taxes Quarterly Reporting Form 941 Due 

November

Nov. 5 — Daylight Saving Time Ends
Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — Some banks closed*
Nov. 13 — Tipped Income Reports Due
Nov. 15 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due 
Nov. 23 — Thanksgiving — All banks closed*

đź“ŚIt's never too early to start thinking about your end-of-year processes! 

December 

Dec. 11 — Tipped Income Reports Due 
Dec. 13 — First Day of Hanukkah
Dec. 15 — Monthly Reporter Payroll Tax Deposits Due
Dec. 20 — Last Day of Hanukkah
Dec. 21 — First Day of Winter
Dec. 25 — Christmas — All banks closed*

*For holidays and bank closures, allow at least one extra business day for direct deposit. Federal employment and unemployment tax deposits must be made on a business day, Monday to Friday. If a deposit is required on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, you must make your deposit by the close of the following business day. 

**Certain states follow the federal W-2 deadlines while others have different schedules. If you are handling your end-of-year manually, you will need to verify the dates for the states in which you operate/pay employees through the appropriate state websites. You should also verify that you have used the correct rate tables for your state W-2s and 1099s. 

Helpful Information on Key Payroll Topics 

In order to help you throughout the year, here's a list of some of our most popular US payroll topics:

General Topics

E-Books and Guides

Year-End Best Practices

For more payroll articles and a wealth of small business resources, see the Wagepoint Blog. To learn more about submitting a guest post, click here

Enjoy the calendar! If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comments below. Your comments can help us make this tool even better. 

About the Author

Michelle Mire

Blogmaster, content expert and marketing guru at Wagepoint, Michelle is having fun (seriously I am) extolling the virtues of small business payroll and generating articles with actionable advice for small businesses and startups. Michelle probably needs to get out a little more often.

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