Am I Required to Make Estimated Tax Payments?


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This interview will help you determine if you’re required to make estimated tax payments for 2020 or if you meet an exception.

Information You’ll Need

  • Your 2019 income tax return.
  • An estimate of your 2020 income.

The tool is designed for taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see International Taxpayers.

Caution: The Treasury Department and IRS are extending the due date for estimated tax payments due on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can wait until July 15, 2020 to make that payment, without penalty. Until the update can be made, see Coronavirus Tax Relief for additional information.


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes

Please Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity, you’ll be forced to start over.

Caution: Using the “Back” button within the ITA tool could cause an application error.