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If I had a large increase in my income this year, what do I file to indicate why I haven't paid quarterly taxes.
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Good question. The IRS may be lenient if it's your first year but it's a gray area. At worst, you'll owe a penalty of about 5% on top of your tax bill. Hope that helps.

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