Estimated Tax


Estimated Tax
Periodic advance payment of taxes which are based upon the amount of income that is earned and the amount of estimated tax liability that will be incurred as a result. Estimated taxes are assessed on income that is not subject to any type of withholding, which includes self-employment income, dividend income, rental income, interest income and capital gains.

Estimated taxes are usually paid on a quarterly basis. If the estimated taxes that are paid do not equal at least 90% of the taxpayer's actual tax liability (or 100% or 110% of the taxpayer's prior-year liability, depending on the level of adjusted gross income), then interest and penalties are assessed against the delinquent amount.


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  • estimated tax — Tax to be paid quarterly on income that is not subject to withholding tax, including self employed income, investment income, alimony, rent, and capital gains. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * estimated tax UK US noun [U] ► …   Financial and business terms

  • estimated tax — Federal and state tax laws require a quarterly payment of estimated taxes due from corporations, trusts, estates, non wage employees, and wage employees with income not subject to withholding. Individuals must remit at least 100% of their prior… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estimated tax — Federal and state tax laws require a quarterly payment of estimated taxes due from corporations, trusts, estates, non wage employees, and wage employees with income not subject to withholding. Individuals must remit at least 100% of their prior… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estimated tax — An income tax estimated as to amount, prior to the actual accrual of the entire income, as a basis for payment in instalments during the year and, if the taxpayer is employed, for withholding of a certain amount by the employer from each salary… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estimated tax — noun income tax paid periodically on income that is not subject to withholding taxes; based on the taxpayer s predicted tax liability • Hypernyms: ↑income tax …   Useful english dictionary

  • estimated tax return — noun return required of a taxpayer whose tax withheld from income does not meet the tax liability for the year • Syn: ↑declaration of estimated tax • Hypernyms: ↑tax return, ↑income tax return, ↑return …   Useful english dictionary

  • declaration of estimated tax — noun return required of a taxpayer whose tax withheld from income does not meet the tax liability for the year (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑estimated tax return • Hypernyms: ↑tax return, ↑income tax return, ↑return …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tax forms in the United States — are used by taxpayers and tax exempt organizations to report financial information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They are used to report income and calculate taxes owed to the government of the United States. TOC Federal tax forms 990… …   Wikipedia

  • estimated taxes — Quarterly tax payments made by self employed individuals to the IRS and state tax agencies for their anticipated income tax liability for the year, in lieu of withholding from a paycheck. Estimated tax payments are used to pay both income and… …   Law dictionary


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