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Estimated Tax - Individuals


Rev. date: 1/2010


How do I know if I have to file quarterly individual estimated tax payments?

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You must make estimated tax payments for the current tax year if both of the following apply:
There are special rules for:

Rev. date: 1/2010


Do self-employment taxes need to be paid quarterly or yearly?

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If you are required to make estimated tax payments, self-employment tax is paid by making quarterly estimated tax payments which include both income tax and social security tax.

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When are the quarterly estimated tax returns due?

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How do I report the estimated payments I have made when I file my taxes at the end of the year?

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Take credit for all your estimated tax payments in the "Payments" section of Form 1040 (PDF), U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, or Form 1040A (PDF), U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.