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Due Dates

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This document applies to all license types.  Content last updated 8/8/2017
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The Due Date is the date that a tax return needs to be filed.  The due date is determined by each individual jurisdiction.

Due dates on non-business days

Most jurisdictions adjust their due date for a filing period when it falls on a non-business day.  The Maintenance > Taxpayer Preferences Due Date Ind contains options for selecting a new due date.  Check with your jurisdiction for rules regarding non-business day due date.

  • Next Business Day sets the due date to the next business day after a weekend or holiday.
    • This is the default setting.
  • Previous Business Day sets the due date to the first business day prior to a weekend or holiday.
  • Due Date keeps the date set to a specific value, regardless of whether a business or non-business day.


In this example, TN Exporter return is normally due on the 20th day of the month, and it falls on a Sunday.  The Due Date Ind in Taxpayer Preferences is set to 'Next Business Day' because this jurisdictions allows you to file the next day.  When the September 2015 session is created, the due date in the table is set to Monday, 9/21.  

Change the due date on a tax session

You can adjust the due date manually per tax session.

  • However, if you change it do be a later date, consider jurisdiction rules for discounts allowed or late filing penalties.
  1. Click the row in the tax session grid.
  2. Click Session Details, and select the Form Settings tab.
  3. In the Tax Session Options section, select a new Due Date from the calendar icon and click Save Options.
  4. The tax session grid Due Date column will show the change.
    • If you don't see your due date in the tax session grid, click Columns to add it to your view.

Override the due date on a return

Some jurisdictions allow an override to the due date restrictions on late filing fees or discounts.  When you generate the return, the Form Manual Entry tab will have the option if it applies. Check mark the override box and then choose the new value.

View due dates for all existing sessions

  1. Click Maintenance > Due Dates.
  2. Use the filter to find your jurisdiction and return.
  3. Click on a row to open it and view the detail.
  4. Each session and taxpayer type has its own due date record, which is created at the same time as the session.
  5. Due date records are system-entered and may not be edited.


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