What are my 1st Q 2019 Estimated tax payments on $2944.00 income earned this quarter? I am a self employed realtor living and working in Florida.

My quickbooks estimated Q1 tax is $0.  That cannot be correct.  I anticipate earning more income in future quarters this year.


Thank you for posting here in the Community, jen2wheeler.

I can share some information on how we calculate your estimated taxes. 

Technically, the calculation for your estimated taxes is based on your Self-employment income and deductionsProjections and lastly your Tax bracket and tax profile

Your income and deductions are the transactions that you've categorized as Business Income and Business Expenses

Your Q1 estimated taxes is calculated by taking your estimated annual tax (based on your tax profile) and dividing by the number of quarters in a fiscal year (4). If your tax payment is $0, then there's no need to make a $0 estimated tax payment or file a 1040(ES) form.

You can check your Quarter 1 recommended payment on your Taxes tab. The recommended payment that you can see on your Quarterly estimated taxes window is your projections for the current year.

Here's an article that will give you more information about how we calculate your estimated tax payments.

That's it. Let me know if you have follow-up questions on how it was being calculated by leaving a comment below. I'm always here to assist. Have a great rest of the day. 

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