I am sure I sent a $1000 for my last quarterly tax payment and it’s going $796. How do I fix this?


Thanks for visiting the Intuit Community, bffirth,

Let me get the help you need about estimated tax payments you’ve made.

Just to verify, is the $1000 quarterly tax payment you’ve made just for a specific quarter? Were you able to pay the previous quarter estimated taxes due? This is to ensure that I’d be able to answer your query into your fullest satisfaction.

Since the QuickBooks Self-Employed quarterly taxes page follows the principle of First-In-First-Out. Wherein, if you have tax dues for Q1 and Q2, the payments you've just made will be applied on it. 

Say for instance, you've made a payment of $500 for Q3 but you still have unpaid tax dues for Q1 which is for $90 and Q2 which is for $50. The system will automatically apply payments to Q1 and Q2. The remaining amount which is $360 will be applied to Q3.

To fix the problem, you can make payments again for your remaining tax dues.

I’d also suggest contacting our QuickBooks Self-Employed Support to take a look into your account since this is a public forum and we don’t have visibility in pulling up account information. For them to determine what caused the issue.

If you have any other questions concerning tax payments, please feel free to reach back out. I’m always here to help. Have a great day!

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