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If you are visually challenged or use a screen-reader, please read the accessibility section before reviewing the Overview of display modes.

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Overview

The Tax Calendar displays tax deposit and filing due dates. A form to be filed or a deposit to be made by a particular date is called an "event" on that date.

There are several display modes which allow you to tailor the Tax Calendar display:

  1. Full month

    "Full month" mode shows events in the current month beginning on the first day of the month.

    In this mode, a set of controls appears at the left side of the banner at the top of the Tax Calendar. These controls let you select the next or previous month or year.

    In addition, "Full month" mode provides an optional calendar-month grid of the weeks and days in the month. Days on which Tax Calendar events occur are shown in bold face in the grid. The grid can be toggled on and off by either clicking the grid icon in the controls at the top of the page or by pressing the letter G on the keyboard.

    If your display is wide enough to display the event list to the right of the grid, clicking on a cell in the grid for a date with events will cause event on that date to be highlighted in the list. If you click on a date with no events, nothing is highlighted in the event list.

    On a device with a narrow display, such as a smart phone, only the events on the selected date are listed below the grid. If a date with no events is selected, a message is shown below the grid indicating that there are no events on that date.

  2. Future events

    Instead of using "Full month" with its interactive controls, you can choose to display a simple list of upcoming events beginning with today's date.

    You can simply specify the number of events to list. As an example, you could choose to have the Tax Calendar show only the next 5 events regardless of their dates. Note that if the last event occurs on a date with multiple events, all of those events are listed.

    Alternatively, you can specify a number of days, weeks, months or years. With this approach you could, for example, configure the Tax Calendar to show only events in the next 2 weeks.

    We recommend that individuals using accessibility tools such as screen readers consider using the "Future events" mode because it provides a concise list of events without the clutter introduced by the calendar-month controls.

Accessibility for visually impaired users

The Tax Calendar has been redesigned to improve support for visually impaired users.

The default timeframe setting is "Full Month." This presents events for a month beginning on the first day of the month.

This setting also displays a set of controls at the top of the main Tax Calendar page. These controls let the user select next or previous month or year. Finally, Full month mode permits the user to display a visual date grid. The grid does not contain event data, but it does allow a user to visually locate dates which have events.

Because "Full Month" can display all events for a month, including previous events in the month, it may deliver a long list of events. You would have to read through these to find the few events with upcoming due dates on which you want to focus.

We recommend that visually impaired users consider using a timeframe setting which displays a limited number of events beginning with today's date. For example, selecting the Events unit type radio button in "Timeframe" section of Settings and choosing 3 as the number of units will cause the Tax Calendar to display the next 3 events from today's date forward, regardless of the month in which they fall.

Keyboard shortcuts

These shortcuts are available on the main Tax Calendar

Shortcuts usable only when "Full Month" is selected as timeframe in Settings.

Settings

Printing

The Tax Calendar provides a means of printing a single month at a time.

The printed output includes a calendar grid for the days of the month. Dates on the grid which have Tax events are shown in larger, bold type.

Event dates and descriptions are listed below the grid.

To print:

  1. Choose "Print events for a month" from the Tools menu.
  2. Select the desired Year and Month from the dropdown lists on the Print month page.
  3. Click the "Fetch events for this month" button.
  4. When the list of events is displayed, choose Print from your browser's File menu to print the month's events.