Freelance Calendar: March 2019-April 2020
February 22, 2019
As a self-employed professional, you are a business of one—meaning, you have a few extra quarterly dates you’ll need to remember. These dates are primarily financial and accounting dates, but many businesses use these markers to reflect on their business and set new, informed goals. Below are dates you may find useful to note—quarterly estimated tax due dates, contribution dates, self-reflection dates, holidays, and, because we believe in balance, some fun dates you won’t want to miss.
You can download our free printable calendar or sign up to get email reminders. Get ready to mark your dates and make your mark, you jetsetter go-getter.
This can be a pretty stressful quarter as both your annual and Q1 taxes are due on April 15th (plus it’s still technically winter). Here are some steps you can take on getting ready if you still need to file.
If you go by a calendar year, the end of Q1 falls on March 31st, which makes March 30th a great day to reflect on your first quarter and go over your goals. This date isn’t set in stone but make sure you schedule in a date that works for you to get some thinking and goal-setting in.
- 3/10/19- Daylight Savings- Set your clock forward
- 3/25/19- Waffle day
- 3/30/19- Reflect on your first quarter- what were your successes? Where do you want to improve?
- 3/31/19- End of Q1 if you are on a Calendar Year.
- 4/15/19- 2018 Income tax due date AND 1st quarterly taxes are due*
- 4/15/19- last day to fund the previous year’s traditional or Roth IRA’s*
*Note, for Massachusetts and Maine residents, the date is actually 4/17/2019
After filing both your annual and quarterly estimated taxes, this quarter may seem like a breeze. It’s filled with a lot of fun dates to remind you that life isn’t all about work. It’s also the season of growth and new beginnings. Take some time out to bust some moves, have a donut, or pour yourself a glass of wine. Take a silly selfie before you reflect on Q2 and note what you’re proud of or what you can do better. And kudos to all the superhero parents out there who are freelancers—stay amazing.
- 4/16/19- Wear Pj’s to work day
- 4/29/19- International dance day
- 5/12/19- Mother’s day
- 5/25/19- National wine day
- 6/7/19- National donut day
- 6/16/19- Father’s Day
- 6/17/19- Quarter 2 taxes due
- 6/21/19- National Selfie day [take your best selfie tips link]
- 6/30/19- Reflect on your 2nd quarter. What do you want to stop doing? Start doing? Keep doing?
This is the quarter where many people tend to go on vacation—if not you, then possibly some of your clients. If you have experienced lean months around this time last year, then you may want to plan for that and save a month or two in advance.
Reflect again at the end of the quarter and don’t forget to tell a bad joke on August 16th. Here’s one for kicks: What’s a freelancer’s favorite term? Answer to joke at bottom of this post.
- 7/4/19- Independence Day
- 7/6/19- National Fried chicken Day
- 7/21/19- National Ice Cream Day
- 8/2/19- International Beer Day
- 8/16/19- Tell a Joke Day
- 8/26/19- National dog day
- 9/2/19- Labor Day
- 9/5/19- Cheese Pizza Day
- 9/16/19- 3rd Quarter Taxes Due
- 9/29/19- National coffee Day
- 9/30/19- Reflect on your 3rd quarter. How do you want the rest of the year to go?
- 10/15/19- Today is the deadline to file your return if extensions were filed earlier this year
It may seem strange how the last quarter ends in the middle of January, but good thing you’re ahead of the game and already planning it out. It may also be pretty busy as this quarter tends to be jam-packed with holidays. Get this freelancer holiday survival guide to stay sane during the holidays and to make sure you get to enjoy it as well.
- 10/17/19- National Pasta Day
- 10/26/19- Make a Difference Day
- 10/28/19- National Chocolate Day
- 11/3/19-Daylight Savings (Set your clocks back )
- 11/14/19- Pickle Day
- 11/28/19- Thanksgiving
- 12/4/19- National Cookie day
- 12/30/19- National Bacon Day
- 12/31/19- New Year’s Eve- reflect on how your year went. What are you grateful for? How are you getting after it next year?
- 1/1/20- New Year’s Day
- 1/15/20- Quarter 4 2019 taxes due
Congrats for making it back to Q1. The second time around may seem a little easier. Just like the year before, get your documents ready for your income and quarterly taxes by April 15th. Continue reflecting at the end of every quarter to help yourself and your career grow the way you want it. Celebrate Fun at Work Day but there’s no reason not to have some fun every day. Download our printable calendar to help you stay on top of it and to mark it up the way you need to.
- 1/24/19- National Peanut Butter Day
- 1/28/19- Fun at work day
- 2/9/20- Bagel and lox day
- 2/17/20- Random act of kindness day
- 3/11/20- Napping day
- 3/25/20- Waffle day
- 3/30/20- Reflect on your first quarter of 2019
- 4/12/20- Grilled cheese day
- 4/15/20- 2019 Income Taxes due AND 1st quarterly taxes are due
- 4/29/20- International dance day
Answer to joke from above:
Any term where they get paid on time.