Free Small Business and HR Compliance Calendar: October 2021

Get ready for all that’s coming up in October — including holiday planning, tax deadlines, Local Chamber of Commerce Day, Halloween, and more.

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Goodbye summer and hello fall! We hope you’re ready for all that’s coming up in October — including holiday planning, tax deadlines, Local Chamber of Commerce Day, Halloween, and more. To help you stay on track during all of October, here’s our easy-to-use calendar with compliance reminders, social media events, and other dates to know.

Use this link to download a printable PDF version of this calendar.

October 1

  • Start Planning for the Holidays: The holidays are just around the corner. Do you have a marketing plan in place? Brainstorm how you’ll promote your business this holiday season.
  • International Coffee Day: #InternationalCoffeeDay

October 4

  • National Taco Day: Let’s Taco ’bout the best food ever! If you don’t like tacos, we’re nacho type… Inhale tacos, exhale negativity. #NationalTacoDay
  • National Customer Service Week: October 4-8 is National Customer Service Week. Celebrate the employees who make your business great by supporting your customers on a daily basis

October 5

  • Joint Employer Rule Rescinded: A joint-employer rule that took effect in March 2020 is rescinded and effective on this day.

October 10

  • World Mental Health Day: Observed annually to raise awareness and support of mental health with the goal to erase the negative stigma.
    #WorldMentalHealthDay
  • Employee’s Report of Tips: Employees who make $20 or more in tips the previous month need report it to their employer using Form 4070

October 11

  • International Day of the Girl: Celebrate the hardworking women in your office. #DayOfTheGirl
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a day to recognize indigenous people and honor their history and culture. It began as a counter celebration to Columbus Day.

October 14

  • Notice of Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage: If you offer prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals, you must notify them as to whether the plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable coverage.

October 15

  • Individual and C Corporation Tax Return Deadline: It’s the deadline for those who filed for an extension. (Form 1120)

October 16

  • Boss’s Day: Time to send your boss a thank you card for being awesome! If they aren’t awesome….you should probably send them a little something anyway LOL. #BossDay

October 20

  • Local Chamber of Commerce Day: Local chambers create a strong and vibrant economic community. Say thanks to the small businesses that make up your community.

October 21

Get to Know Your Customers Day: Take the time to reach out to your customers and get to know them better. It might be helpful to the success of your business. #GetToKnowYourCustomers

October 24

Civic Time Off: Consider offering paid Civic Time Off to your employees to allow them to vote on November 2

October 27

Cranky Coworkers Day: Yup. This is a real holiday. And if you don’t know who the cranky coworker is in your office, it might be you!

October 30

Checklist Day: Are you super organized? Place a checkmark next to this holiday! Create a checklist of your own, or use one of ours to keep your business on track.

October 31

  • Halloween: Have a costume contest and eat some sweet treats. Likely your employees will want to leave early to take their children trick-or-treating! #Halloween
  • Deadline to file Form 941: Employer’s quarterly tax return
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