Estimated Tax Payments
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.
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.
To figure your estimated tax, you must figure your expected gross income, taxable income, taxes, deductions, and credits for the year. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040es.pdf
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