You don't need to make an estimated tax payment🍹
Keeper Tax automatically scans the last 18 months of your purchase history for easy-to-miss tax write-offs. The average user finds $1,249 in under 5 minutes.
Once you’ve figured out how much you owe in quarterly taxes, making the payment is fairly straightforward and takes less than 15 minutes. You’ll need to make the payments four times per year, according to these due dates:
The easiest way to make a federal tax payment is to use IRS Direct Pay.
Before you get started, make sure you have these details on-hand:
On the first screen, select “Estimated Tax” as the reason for payment, “1040ES” as the Apply field, and the year you are making the payment for. Do this even if you have a single-member LLC set up - only corporate taxes need to be filed through the IRS Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), and this is a bit harder to set up.
From here, the instructions on the IRS website are fairly self-explanatory. You’ll need to input your personal details, the payment amount, and input a payment method.
After making the payment, you can see the status by clicking on “Look up Payment” on the IRS Direct Pay website.
If your state collects income taxes, you’ll need to also make a state estimated tax payment. Every state has different requirements for this, but it’s usually also quite painless. You’ll find state-specific instructions are generally easy to find on your State’s revenue department website.
The due dates for making state payments are the same as the federal ones, and the information required is also generally identical.
Most states offer two options for making the payment: an online portal, and mailing a check. Some states have great websites, but if you’re not so lucky you can always just mail a check.
The Quarterly Tax Payment Program is a limited-entry service offered to existing Keeper Tax members. Participants will have quarterly tax payments made on their behalf.
The Keeper team employs tax professionals and algorithms to reviews every submission. The program can only be as accurate as the information provided by participants, and Keeper cannot take responsibility for errors made due to false information.
Keeper reserves the right to deny any participant if their tax situation is too complex.