February 2022 Individual Due Dates
February 4–Tax Appointment
February 10–Report Tips to Employers
If you are an employee that received more than $20 in tips during January, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than February 10. Your employer is required to withhold FICA taxes and income tax withholding for these tips from your regular wages. If your regular wages are insufficient to cover the FICA and tax withholding, the employer will report the amount of the uncollected withholding in box 12 of your W-2 for the year. You will be required to pay the uncollected withholding when your return for the year is filed.
February 15–Last Date to Claim Exemption from Withholding
If you are an employee who claimed an exemption from income tax withholding last year on the Form W-4 you gave your employer, you must file a new Form W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year.
February 2022 Business Due Dates
Certain Small Employers File Form 944 to report Social Security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2021. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year in full and on time.
Farm Employers File Form 943 to report Social Security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax for 2021. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year timely, properly, and in full.
Federal Unemployment Tax File Form 940 for 2021. This due date applies only if you deposited the tax for the year in full and on time.
February 15–All Businesses
The following information statements are due to recipients to whom certain payments were made during 2021: Form 1099-B (Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions), Form 1099-S (Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions) and Form 1099-MISC (Miscellaneous Income) if substitute payments are reported in Box 8 or gross proceeds paid to an attorney are reported in Box 10. With the consent of the recipient, the1099 can be issued electronically.
Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Income Tax If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in January.
Non-Payroll Withholding If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in January.
Payroll Withholding Employers begin withholding for employees who claimed exemption from withholding in 2021 but have not provided a W-4 (or W-4(SP)) to continue the exemption for 2022.
February 28–Information Returns Filing Due
File government copies of information returns (Form 1099) and transmittal Forms 1096 for certain payments made during 2021, other than the 1099-NECs that were due January 31. There are different 1099 forms for different types of payments.
Payers of Gambling Winnings File Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns, along with Copy A of all the Forms W-2G you issued for 2021. If you file Forms W-2G electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms was January 31.
Applicable Large Employers (ALE)–Form 1095-C If you’re an Applicable Large Employer, file 1094-C, Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns, and 1095-C with the IRS. For all other providers of minimum essential coverage, file paper Forms 1094-B, Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns, and 1095-B with the IRS. If you’re filing any of these forms with the IRS electronically, your due date for filing them will be extended to March 31. See the instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B and the Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C for more information about the information reporting requirements.
Large Food and Beverage Establishment Employers File Form 8027, Employer’s Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips. Use Form 8027-T, Transmittal of Employer’s Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips, to summarize and transmit Forms 8027 if you have more than one establishment. If you file Forms 8027 electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31.