Being aware of important tax filing dates as a realtor is the best way to avoid paying any penalties and unnecessary fees. As a realtor, you file self-employment taxes. In most cases, this means also paying quarterly taxes, which requires that you know many different dates and deadlines.

Here are the most important realtor tax filing dates you should be aware of for the upcoming 2018 tax year.

January 16, 2018 – 4th Quarter 2017 Payment Due

Your final estimated payment for the 2017 tax year will be due by January 16th. In order to avoid any extra fees with this deadline, you’ll need to have your forms postmarked by January 16, 2018. Click here to learn more about filing your fourth quarterly payment.

April 17, 2018 – Individual Tax Returns Due for Year 2017

If you failed to file quarterly taxes or you have an additional return which must be filed as an individual yearly tax return, this is due before midnight on April 17, 2018. The only exception to this is if you have filed for an extension prior to this date.

2018 Quarterly Payment Dates

Here are the dates each quarterly payment is due in 2018. Be sure to file by the deadline to avoid any extra fees or penalties.

  • April 17, 2018 – 1st Quarter Deadline
  • June 15, 2018 – 2nd Quarter Deadline
  • September 17, 2018 – 3rd Quarter Deadline
  • January 15, 2019 – 4th Quarter Deadline

Being aware of these deadlines and dates ahead of time is the best way to stay on top of your self-employment taxes as a real estate agent or broker. If you need assistance filing quarterly taxes, or to ensure you never miss another deadline, contact a tax advisor today.