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Tax Trails - Do You Have to Pay Estimated Tax?

Do you meet all three of the following conditions?

  • You had no tax liability for the preceding tax year
  • You were a citizen or resident alien of the United States throughout the preceding taxable year
  • Your preceding taxable year covered a 12-month period

Note: If you're a taxpayer who is a nonresident alien, please refer to Form 1040-ES (NR), U.S. Estimated Tax for Nonresident Alien Individuals, for more information about estimated taxes.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Jan-2017