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June 17th – Estimated Tax Payment Due

The IRS issued a reminder that the 2nd quarter Estimated Tax Payment for 2024 is due on June 17th. According to the release, “Taxpayers making estimated tax payments should consider this deadline to avoid falling behind on their taxes and facing possible underpayment penalties.”

Avoiding an Underpayment Penalty

To avoid an underpayment penalty at tax time, taxpayers should pay most of their taxes during the year, owing less than a $1,000 when filing their return. Generally, for 2024 that means paying at least 90% of the tax owed on their 2024 return, or at a minimum 100% of the tax shown on their year 2023 tax return.

Exceptions to the Underpayment of Estimated Tax Penalty and special rules apply for some groups of taxpayers, such as farmers, fishermen, certain higher income taxpayers, casualty and/or disaster victims, those who recently became disabled, recent retirees and those who receive income unevenly during the year.

Uncertain of Amount Owed?

The use of the Tax Withholding Estimator by taxpayers will help ensure that the right amount of tax is being withheld from their paychecks or other income that is subject to withholding. Estimates provided are as accurate as the information entered by taxpayers.

This tool can help taxpayers avoid having too little tax withheld and facing an unexpected tax bill at tax time next year.

Estimated Tax Payment Due Dates for 2024

Keep in mind that third quarter payments are due September 16, 2024, and the final estimated tax payment for tax year 2024 will be due on January 15, 2025.

As always, should you have questions on this or other matters affecting you or your business, please call  or email us to speak with a CPA today.

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For more information visit the IRS website.