My very, very bad! Today, Sept. 15, is the due date for the third estimated tax voucher (sometimes called quarterly payment), known as Form 1040ES.
The reminder is in the left column there under September Tax Moves, but I like to give y'all a separate blog post notice, too.
My excuse for forgetting: I set up my payment last week via the IRS' Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, or EFTPS, so I totally forgot about today's deadline.
It's too late now to use EFTPS, but if you plan to mail your third estimated tax payment, you've got time. Your 1040-ES is considered timely filed if it's postmarked today.
Here's the annual payment schedule so you won't have to worry if I get pre-occupied and am late with a reminder in January:
|Estimated tax due||For income received from|
|April 15||Jan. 1 through March 31|
|June 15||April 1 through May 31|
|Sept. 15||June 1 through Aug. 31|
|Jan. 15 (next tax year)||Sept. 1 through Dec. 31|
estimated deadlines follow the same IRS rules when it comes to a due
date on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday; that is, you have until
the next business day to make the payment.
And don't forget about your state taxes if you make estimated payments at the level, too. Most follow the federal payment calendar.
- Figuring your estimated tax amount
- Time to open your EFTPS account
- ES time means EFTPS enrollment time
- EFTPS 'R' Us
- State Tax Departments