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2021 NYSE Holidays

  • New Year's Day
    Friday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Monday, January 18
  • Washington's Birthday
    Monday, February 15
  • Good Friday
    Friday, April 2
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 31
  • Independence Day
    Monday, July 5 (July 4 holiday observed)
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 6
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 25
  • Christmas Day
    Friday, December 24 (Christmas holiday observed)

2022 NYSE Holidays

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Monday, January 17
  • Washington's Birthday
    Monday, February 21
  • Good Friday
    Friday, April 15
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 30
  • Independence Day
    Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 5
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Thursday, November 24
  • Christmas Day
    Monday, December 26 (Christmas holiday observed)

UPCOMING FOMC Meetings

If you are interested in knowing economic data the minute it becomes available, mark your calendar with the following release dates for Federal Open Market Committee meetings, and announcements for gross domestic product (GDP), Consumer Price Index (CPI), and employment numbers.2020

2020

  • November 4-5 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • December 15-16* (Tuesday-Wednesday)

2021

  • January 26-27 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • March 16-17 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • April 27-28 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • June 15-16 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • July 27-28 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • September 21-22 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • November 2-3 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
  • December 14-15 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

2022

  • January 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

* Meeting associated with a Summary of Economic Projections and a press conference by the Chair.
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CALENDAR FOR IRAS AND RETIREMENT PLANS

  • April 1Last day of grace period for first IRA required minimum distribution for clients who turned 70½ last year
  • September 30- Last day for plan sponsors to establish a new SIMPLE IRA - Last day for plan sponsors to issue summary annual reports to participants (or nine months after last day of plan year)
  • September 30- Last day for plan sponsors to establish a new SIMPLE IRA - Last day for plan sponsors to issue summary annual reports to participants (or nine months after last day of plan year)
  • October 15- Last day to recharacterize a converted IRA from last year - Last day to contribute to SEP or Keogh for last year if extension was filed (note: contribution must be made before tax return is filed)

TAX DEADLINES

Most of the usual tax deadlines fall on a weekday this year, so there are few changes from the standard tax calendar. If you have doubts about anything to do with taxes or the appropriate deadlines, check with a tax advisor.

  • Jan. 15Fourth installment of previous year's estimated taxes due. If tax return is filed by Jan. 31, fourth installment can be made at that time.
  • Jan. 311099s must be sent to recipients so they can be checked for accuracy.
  • Feb. 28Deadline for submitting 1099s to IRS
  • April 15
    • Tax filing deadline
    • Tax returns are due, and balance of tax for previous year must be paid. U.S. citizens working out of the country have an automatic extension to June 15. All others can request an automatic six-month extension to Oct. 15 using Form 4868, although balance of tax is still due on this date.
    • First installment of 2017 taxes due (see IRS Publication 505, "Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax")
    • Last day to file an amended tax return for 3 years prior.
  • June 15Second installment of estimated taxes due. Tax returns due for U.S. citizens working outside the country (may request four-month extension to Oct. 15).
  • Sept. 15Third installment of estimated taxes due.
  • Oct. 15Tax returns due for those who requested an extension.
  • Dec. 31Last day to pay expenses for itemized deductions (items charged on credit cards count, even if paid off later).

INVESTING AND TAX PLANNING

Tax planning for investments should be a year-round activity, but things come up toward the end of the year.Make sure you and tax advisor review portfolio holdings a good two months or so before these deadlines and think through potential strategies.

  • Oct.1Mutual fund year-end distributions begin.Watch dates and plan purchases around them.
  • Nov.30Last day for doubling up to avoid wash sale rule.
  • Dec.31Last day to sell stock and realize gain/loss.

COLLEGE PLANNING

College costs are skyrocketing, and it's foolish to pay more just because of a missed deadline.

  • Jan.1 to March 1.FAFSA filing period.Estimated data may be used if all tax information has not been received (early filing is recommended).
  • April 15 Last day for Coverdell ESA contributions.
  • Dec.31
    • Last day for college expenses to qualify for Hope or lifetime learning credit; consider prepaying next year's expenses to claim full credit
    • Last day for 529 plan contributions and take state tax deduction (if applicable)

CHARITABLE/GIFT PLANNING

It's always best to budget in charitable gifts throughout the year, but year-end tax planning may require some last-minute transactions.
  • Establish a Keogh plan for this year (contribution is due by the date tax return is filed or no later than Oct. 15, of the following year, if extension is requested)
  • Establish and fund a solo 401(k) for this year
  • Complete this year's contributions to employer-sponsored 401(k) plans
  • Take this year's required minimum distributions from IRAs
  • Correct excess contributions to IRA, Coverdell, and qualified plans to avoid penalty
Dec. 31
  • Last day to make tax-deductible contributions to charities
  • Last day to make annual tax-free gifts of $15,000 per person

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