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Should you be making estimated tax payments?

Should you be making estimated tax payments?

Should you be making estimated tax payments?

During the tax year you must prepay a substantial amount of the taxes you'll owe for that year, or you risk being hit with an underpayment penalty. If you're an employee, that's usually not a problem. Your employer will withhold taxes from each paycheck. You can adjust the amount withheld so that it covers your total tax bill, even if you have extra income from moonlighting or investments. But if you're self-employed or retired, you might need to make estimated tax payments.

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Reminder: 2nd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment Due

Reminder: 2nd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment Due
Reminder:
2nd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment Due 

If you have not already done so, now is the time to review your tax situation and make an estimated quarterly tax payment using Form 1040-ES. The second quarter due date is now here.

Normal due date: Monday, June 15th 2015

Remember you are required to withhold at least 90% of your current tax obligation or 100% of last year’s federal tax obligation.* A quick look at last year’s tax return and a projection of this year’s obligation can help determine if a payment might be necessary. Here are some other things to consider:

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