Free Small Business and HR Compliance Calendar: April 2021

Get to Know Your Customers Day, Earth Day, IRS and COBRA deadlines — find out what else is happening in April with our free calendar.

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Hello, April! The flowers are starting to bloom and the days are sunnier and longer …. we hope you’re enjoying spring so far and have fun activities planned this season! There are plenty of events to celebrate this month — World Health Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, Earth Day, and our favorite, National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day.

Tax Day is also coming up. The IRS has extended the filing season from April 15 to May 17 but it ONLY applies to federal income tax returns. That deadline doesn’t always align with due dates for state income taxes, so make sure to check your state’s deadline.

This easy-to-use calendar can help you keep your business on track. Download it, bookmark it, and refer to it throughout the month.

To download our calendar with dates and descriptions, click here.

April 1, 2021

April Fools Day. Don’t be a fool — watch out for pranks! #AprilFools

Federal COBRA Premium Subsidy Period. Subsidized COBRA is available is April 1, 2021 through September 30, 3021.

ARPA Changes to FFCRA Effective. The American Rescue Plan Act permits the FFCRA tax credit for a new bank of emergency paid sick leave, beginning April 1, 2021.

Set Summer Travel & PTO Policies. Ensure your employees know what your summer holiday and PTO policies are. HR pros recommend this happens in April!

April 2, 2021

Good Friday. Good Friday is not a federal holiday, but 21% of civilian workers get the day off with pay.

April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday. A religious holiday celebrated by 77% of Americans.

April 7, 2021

World Health Day. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, this year’s theme is building a fairer, healthier world. #LetsTalk

April 11, 2021

National Pet Day. If your business is open on the weekend it might be a fun idea to invite dogs into the office today! #NationalPetDay

April 15, 2021

National Tax Day. The IRS has extended the filing season from April 15 to May 17. It ONLY applies to federal income tax returns. Make sure your state tax return deadline lines up. #TaxDay

Get to Know Your Customers Day. The perfect day to reach out to your customers and get to know them better. It occurs on the third Thursday of each quarter. #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay

April 16, 2021

National Stress Awareness Day. Stress can take a toll on your employees performance. Be sure to check in with them. #StressAwarenessDay

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. Let’s be real. We’ve been wearing our PJs to work for a year now lol #PJDay

April 21, 2021

National Administrative Professionals Day. Don’t forget to recognize and thank the professionals who keep the office running smoothly. #AdministrativeProfessionalsDay

April 22, 2021

Earth Day. Since 1970, this holiday has been celebrated globally to demonstrate support for environmental protection. #EarthDay2021

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. With many professionals working from home now, every day is Take Your Kid to Work Day!

April 30, 2021

IRS Deadline: File Form 941 – Federal Quarterly Return. Employers must file Form 941, Quarterly Federal Tax Return to report withholding, Social Security, and Medicare (FICA) taxes.

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