#Good news! The IRS has extended the tax deadline to April 18th! As long as you submit your federal return by midnight on 4/18/2018, you won't be considered a late filer for your federal return. Direct debit tax payments that are submitted with your federal return (or on the IRS website) by 4/18 are also considered timely filed ×

Can I make an estimated tax payment in 2018 for 2017?

Yes, but only for the final quarter of 2017. The final deadline for 2017 quarterly estimated tax payments was January 16, 2018. This tax payment should be based on earnings from September 1 - December 31, 2017.

If you still owe for previous quarters, or underestimated and underpaid your taxes, you could be subject to penalties, even if you expect a tax refund after you file your 2017 federal income tax return.

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