Alert your Payroll people: IRS has released its official holiday calendar, indicating when employers get an extra day to make federal payroll tax deposits.
The official 2009 calendar is the one used by U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Although the schedule is specifically created for federal employees, most employers and banks also follow this calendar.
Note that when a holiday falls on a nonworkday — Saturday or Sunday — the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).
- Thursday, January 1, New Year’s Day
- Monday, January 19, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Monday, February 16, Washington’s Birthday
- Monday, May 25, Memorial Day
- Friday, July 3, Independence Day
- Monday, September 7, Labor Day
- Monday, October 12, Columbus Day
- Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day
- Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day
- Friday, December 25 Christmas Day
While you’re filling out your calendar, it might also be helpful to get a copy of IRS’ Publication 509, Tax Calendars for 2009 from http://www.irs.gov/. That way you’ll be sure you never miss a tax deposit deadline.