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Category: Finding Deductions

What are Estimated Taxes?

Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding. This includes income from self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, gains from the sale of assets, prizes and awards. You also may have to pay estimated tax if the amount of income tax being withheld from your salary, pension, or other income is not enough.

Estimated tax is used to pay both income tax and self-employment tax, as well as other taxes and amounts reported on your tax return. If you do not pay enough through withholding or estimated tax payments, you may be charged a penalty. If you do not pay enough by the due date of each payment period you may be charged a penalty even if you are due a refund when you file your tax return.

For more information on the rules for Estimated Taxes, click here.

If you would like to print out 2014 Estimated Payment Vouchers, you can do so using TaxSlayer. Please log into your TaxSlayer account and select Federal Section > Payments and Estimates > Vouchers for Next Year's Estimated Payments.