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Electronic payment of federal estimates for an individual return in Lacerte

SOLVEDby Intuit182Updated March 31, 2023

Federal estimates can only be paid with the e-filed 1040 returns. The estimate vouchers must be mailed for paper-filed returns.

Federal estimates can be paid electronically in Lacerte, however, this feature is only available for electronically filed returns, and must be set up before sending the return. This information will automatically be included in the client letter. Your federal estimated tax payments will be directly withdrawn from your bank account according to the estimated tax payment schedule.

To set up federal estimates electronically:

  1. Go to Screen 3, Miscellaneous Information/Direct Deposit.
  2. Select Direct Deposit of Refund/Electronic Payment from the left sections panel.
  3. Select the box, Electronic payment of estimated tax.
  4. Enter the bank account information in the Financial Institution subsection.

Additional information

  • The federal estimate payment information will be sent when you e-file the federal return. The estimate payment information isn't included with the filing of the extension.
  • The E-File Estimated Payments Wizard available in the e-file menu is only available for select federal and state returns. For a complete list refer to Using the E-file Estimated Payment Wizard in Lacerte.
  • Lacerte has no records if electronic payments of estimated taxes are being withdrawn. 
    • To find out or cancel a payment, call the IRS e-file Payment Services at 1-888-353-4537 to inquire about or cancel your payment, but wait 7 to 10 days after your return was accepted before calling.
    • Refer to the IRS Pay Taxes by Electronic Funds Withdrawal under the Cancelation, Errors, and Questions section for more information.

Tax Year 2023 Filing Due Dates

DateTax Return Type
Friday, March 1, 2024Form 1040 for Farmers and Fishermen are due if you didn't file or pay 2023 estimated tax payments by Jan 15.
Friday, March 15, 2024Calendar year 1120S and 1065 returns due.
Monday, April 15, 2024Calendar year 1040, 1040SR, 1120, 1041, 1120F returns due.
Wednesday, May 15, 2024Calendar year 990 returns due.
Monday, June 17, 2024Some 1040-NR for nonresident aliens who didn't receive wages as an employee subject to US income tax and 1040 for individuals living outside the US returns due.
Wednesday, July 31, 2024Form 5500 due.
Monday, September 16, 2024Calendar year returns due for forms 1120S and 1065 if extensions were filed and accepted.
Monday, September 30, 2024Calendar year returns due for form 1041 if extensions were filed and accepted.
Tuesday, October 15, 2024Calendar year returns due for forms 1040, 1040NR and 1120 if extensions were filed and accepted.

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