It’s important to stay on top of your tax deadlines. Although the following dates apply to most situations, contact your tax advisor to discuss your specific filing deadlines:

January 15 — Due date for the fourth and final installment of 2012 estimated tax for individuals (unless you file your 2012 return and pay any balance due by January 31).

January 31 — Employers must furnish 2012 W-2 statements to employees. 1099 information statements must be furnished to payees by payers. (Deadline for providing Forms 1099-B and consolidated statements to customers is February 15.)

January 31 — Employers must file 2012 federal unemployment tax returns and pay any tax due.

February 28 — Payers must file information returns (such as 1099s) with the IRS. (April 1 is the deadline if filing electronically.)

February 28 — Employers must send W-2 copies to the Social Security Administration. (April 1 is the deadline if filing electronically.)

March 1 — Farmers and fishermen who did not make 2012 estimated tax payments must file 2012 tax returns and pay taxes in full.

March 15 — 2012 calendar-year corporation income tax returns are due.

April 15 — Individual federal income tax returns for 2012 are due unless you file for an automatic extension. Taxes owed are due regardless of extension.

April 15 — 2012 federal partnership returns are due.

April 15 — 2012 annual gift tax returns are due.

April 15 — Deadline for making your 2012 IRA and education savings account contributions.

April 15 — First installment of 2013 individual estimated tax is due.

June 17 — Second installment of 2013 individual estimated tax is due.

September 16 — Third installment of 2013 individual estimated tax is due.

October 15 — Deadline for filing your 2012 individual tax return if you filed for an extension of the April 15 deadline.