3 Financial Dates and Deadlines for September 2021

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Life moves quickly. It’s easy to get distracted. But that can be costly.

Miss an important financial date or deadline, and you could be on the hook for a penalty or lose out on a limited-time opportunity to save money.

Enter our “Money Calendar” series.

In this edition, we’ve rounded up the noteworthy money dates in September 2021. Take a look and mark your calendar with any dates that apply to you.

Sept. 1 — Expanded Amazon guarantee effective

Amazon recently announced that it will expand its “A-to-z Guarantee” to better protect buyers when a defective product sold through Amazon’s website causes property damage or personal injury, even if the product was sold by a third party.

As part of this change, Amazon will pay shoppers for valid claims of less than $1,000, which the retailer says account for more than 80% of cases related to defective products.

For learn more about the expanded policy, see “Amazon Pledges to Reimburse Buyers of Faulty Products.”

Sept. 6 — Labor Day

While the holiday itself is observed on a Monday, Labor Day sales are likely to kick off by Friday, Sept. 3, if not sooner.

To learn which deals will be worth acting on this year, check out “The 8 Best Things to Buy in September — and 5 to Avoid.”

Sept. 15 — Deadline for estimated tax payments

Sept. 15 is the deadline for the third quarterly installment of estimated taxes for the 2021 tax year — the one for which your tax return is due in spring 2022. This deadline applies to the self-employed and other workers who earn income that isn’t subject to withholding, who use IRS Form 1040-ES to pay this tax.

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