Figure 15-1. Estimated Tax for Farmers

Summary: This flowchart is used to determine if a farmer needs to make estimated tax payments.

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This is the starting of the flowchart.

Decision (1)

Do you expect to owe $1,000 or more after subtracting your withholding and credits?

Decision (2)

Was at least 66 2/3% of all your gross income in 2008 or 2009 from farming?

Decision (3)

Do you expect your 2009 income tax withholding and credits to be at least 66 2/3% of the tax shown on your 2009 return?

Decision (4)

Do you expect your 2009 income tax withholding and credits to be at least 100% of the tax shown on your 2008 return?

Decision (5)

Will you file your income tax return and pay the tax in full by March 1, 2010?

Process (a)

You do not have to pay estimated tax.

Process (b)

Follow the general estimated tax rules.

Process (c)

You must pay your estimated tax (your required annual payment) by January 15, 2010.

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