Guide to Estimated Taxes 


Top page of our free online guide to estimated tax payments.

The pages described below will guide you through the process of determining whether you need to pay estimated taxes, how much you should pay, and how to handle your payments.

Estimated Taxes 101
Here's on overview of the subject for those who are getting started with estimated taxes

Who Must Pay
Use the information on this page to learn whether you're required to make estimated tax payments.

How Much to Pay
This page lets you know how much you need to pay in order to avoid an underpayment penalty.

Voluntary Payments
Some people make estimated tax payments even when they aren't required to do so. Here's why.

Increasing Your Withholding
This page explains how you can avoid making quarterly payments by increasing the amount withheld from your paycheck.

Making Estimated Tax Payments
Here's an explanation of how to make the payments.

Penalty for Underpayment
If you don't pay enough you'll end up with a penalty. Here's an explanation.