Financial Quarters*

Written by Dana Kinsey

Last published at: May 1st, 2019

Basic calendar year quarters are:

  • 1st quarter: 1 January – 31 March
  • 2nd quarter: 1 April – 30 June
  • 3rd quarter: 1 July – 30 September
  • 4th quarter:  1 October – 31 December


Fiscal or financial year calendar quarters can vary.

Examples:

  • 1st quarter: 1 October – 31 December
  • 2nd quarter: 1 January – 31 March
  • 3rd quarter: 1 April – 30 June
  • 4th quarter: 1 July – 30 September


  • 1st quarter: 1 April – 30 June 
  • 2nd quarter: 1 July – 30 September 
  • 3rd quarter: 1 October – 31 December
  • 4th quarter: 1 January – 31 March