Important US Payroll Dates For The Holidays

'Tis the season for hot chocolate, Mariah Carey to be played over and over again, and a few do-not-miss payroll holiday dates!

Payroll processing timelines for US federal holidays.

This year, the banks are open on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31. If you're a Wagepoint customer, the payroll processing timelines will continue to be four (4) business days prior to the pay date by 3 pm ET for direct deposit

 Check out our 2021 American small business payroll calendar.

I'm a Wagepoint customer — what does this mean for me?

  • Wages processed for a pay date of Friday, December 24 or Friday, December 31 will be reported on the Form W2 / Form 1099 for 2021. 
  • Wages processed for a pay date of Monday, January 3, 2022 will be reported on the Form W-2 / Form 1099 for 2022, even if the pay period dates fall in 2021.

Keep in mind that a minimum of two (2) payrolls (pay dates) need to be finalized in the 4Q 2021 in order for Wagepoint to prepare and submit Form W-2s / Form 1099s for you.

Wagepoint's US holiday schedule for 2021.

Please note that the Wagepoint offices will be closed on: 


Observed for

Thursday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving
Friday, December 24 Christmas Day
Friday, December 31 New Year’s Day

We're here to help.

The best way to reach us is by submitting a ticket from within Wagepoint. You can also reach us by email at

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Mel Ly

Mel is a Brand, Content and Communications Lead at Wagepoint with a keen interest in Wellness, People & Culture and the Employee Experience. When she isn't writing, she spends her time dog mom-ing, sipping on lattes and researching into different personality frameworks.

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