Navigating Small Business Quarterly Estimated Taxes

Learn what IRS quarterly taxes mean for your business and how 1-800Accountant can help.

PaymentIncome PeriodDue Date
1st PaymentJanuary 1 - March 31April 18, 2023
2nd PaymentApril 1 - May 31June 15, 2023
3rd PaymentJune 1 - August 31September 15, 2023
4th PaymentSeptember 1 - December 31January 16, 2024

When Are Quarterly Taxes Due 2023?

Estimated tax payments are due to the IRS once per quarter. Deadlines are sometimes altered from year to year.


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Quarterly Estimated Tax Payment Process FAQs

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What are quarterly estimated taxes?

Four times a year, anyone making a profit or has taxable income, but doesn’t have taxes being withheld simultaneously (like a W-2), may need to make quarterly estimated tax payments.

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Who must make quarterly tax payments?

Individuals that receive tax forms other than a W-2 typically have to pay, but there are exemptions for specific professions, such as fishing and farming.

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Who does not have to pay quarterly taxes?

Exempt industries and W-2 employees without additional income sources do not have to pay quarterly taxes.

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How do you calculate quarterly estimated taxes?

Small business owners use IRS Form 1040-ES to calculate estimated tax they owe. There are three steps to calculating estimated payments.

  • Calculate your taxable income based on your marital status and income.
  • Compute any credits and deductions you may get, such as child tax credits or credits for taxes already withheld.
  • Calculate your remaining tax due.
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    What happens if you miss a quarterly estimated tax payment?

    If you don’t make sufficient payments throughout the year or on time, then an extra penalty may be added to what you owe on your tax return. That amount will depend on how much you underpaid and exactly how late you were with your estimated payments.

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    How do I file quarterly taxes?

    You can pay estimated taxes online or use two additional options the IRS accepts. Fees may apply depending on the method you choose.

  • Electronic
  • Phone
  • Mail
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