Below are the options for you to pay your Quarterly Taxes if you are subscribed to the standalone version of QuickBooks Self-Employed.

Mail Payment

Settle your Quarterly Taxes by mailing the payment along with your estimated payment form (1040-ES voucher) you filled out using QuickBooks Self-Employed.

  1. Sign into QuickBooks Self-Employed.
  2. Select Taxes, then choose the specific quarter you need to pay.
  3. Select Pay Now, then fill out your 1040-ES payment voucher and Continue.
  4. Print your voucher. The printout will include the instructions on how to mail your voucher to the right IRS office based on your address.
  5. You must have your check and voucher in a stamped envelope postmarked by the quarterly taxes due date. The due date is at the top-right of the 1040-ES payment voucher.

Note: If you're paying by mail or through another source, you need to make sure the transaction is recorded as Estimated Taxes on the Transactions page.

Make payments online

When paying online, you have the option to pay directly to eftps.gov or within QuickBooks Self-Employed Quarterly Taxes (for users with TaxBundle).

Before paying online, you must first enroll an EFTPS account.

Reminders:

  • You must have a bank account and a routing number
  • It will take 5-7 days for the IRS to generate a PIN for your EFTPS account, so be sure to give yourself enough time
  • Be sure to enroll as an Individual and use your SSN
    • Even if you have an EIN, the estimated taxes you're paying are for your Personal Taxes. This means you must use your Social Security number so your payments are associated with you as individual.
    •  If you enroll as a Business or use an EIN instead of a Social Security number, you won't be able to pay your 1040-ES online. You'll need to start over and create a new account using your Social Security number. (That means waiting for another 5-7 days again.)

Set up EFTPS account

  1. Go to https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/.
  2. Select Enroll.
  3. Enroll as an Individual.
  4. Fill out all the sections with the information being asked for. Any incomplete sections will prevent you from moving forward to the review tab.
  5. Review all information and proceed to completing your enrollment.

You will receive your PIN and enrollment number by US mail.

Pay Online

Once you've enrolled with EFTPS and received your PIN, it's time to set up online payments.

Go to eftps.gov, select Make a payment, then fill out the information needed.

If you have a tax bundle subscription, you can pay directly from QBSE Quarterly Taxes.

  1. Log into QuickBooks Self-Employed.
  2. Select Taxes, then Quarterly Taxes.
  3. Select Pay Now in the upper right, then choose Online.
  4. Enter your details from EFTPS and select either the current or a unique amount.
  5. Select Continue and follow the onscreen prompts.

The payment should reflect in QuickBooks Self-Employed as pending on the Quarterly Taxes page. Once the payment has cleared with your bank, it will update.

Your EFTPS payment is processed immediately after you submit it electronically. It may take 5-7 days for the payment to post to your EFTPS payment history log. Depending on your bank, it may be immediately or up to 2-3 days for the payment to reflect in QBSE. In order for the payment to reflect in QBSE, you must have the bank account connected from which the payment is debited. If you prefer not to connect this bank account, or your bank is not available to connect, you can create the payment via the Transactions tab.

If you don't see the payment reflecting for the quarter, ensure the transaction is assigned to the right quarter.

  1. Go to Taxes, then Quarterly Taxes.
  2. Select the quarter you want to mark the tax payment for.
  3. Click Don't see your payment? Find your estimated tax payments.
  4. Check off the tax payment and select Mark as tax payment.

Tip! If you see the payment under "paid estimated taxes, no further action is needed. Be sure to double check the date the transaction cleared! It may not have cleared your bank and pulled into QuickBooks Self-Employed until after the quarter ended.

 

If you need to make payments but you haven’t gotten your PIN or your account is not set up yet, you have a few options.

Option 1: Call 1-800-555-4477 two business days after completing your EFTPS enrollment. If the information you provided matched IRS records, an agent can take your payment. For security reasons, the agent will not be able to give you the PIN over the phone.

Option 2: Pay via https://www.irs.gov/payments .This should only be used as a temporary method until your EFTPS account is established.

Option 3: Mail your payment along with your 1040-ES. (See Mail Payment section above)

Quarterly estimated tax payment due dates

Payment Period Due Date
January 1 - March 31 April 15
April 1 - May 31 June 15
June 1 - August 31 September 15
September 1 - December 31 January 15

*See January payment in Chapter 2 of Publication 505Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax

See more on when quarterly estimated tax payment due dates at the IRS website.