Is an S-Corporation required to pay quarterly estimated tax?
Generally, the corporation must make estimated tax payments for the following
taxes if the total of these taxes is more than an amount specified by law:
- the tax on certain capital gains,
- the tax on built-in gains,
- the excess net passive income tax, and
- the investment credit recapture tax.
For more information regarding estimated tax, refer to Form 1120S Instructions, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation, under
topic Estimated Tax Payments and Publication 542, Corporations,
under topicPaying and Filing Income Taxes.
How do partnerships file and pay quarterly estimated tax payments
Partnerships file Form 1065 (PDF), U.S.
Partnership Return of Income, to report income and expenses. The partnership
passes the information to the individual partners on Schedule K-1, Form 1065.
The partners report the information and pay any taxes due on Form 1040.
Because partners are not employees of the partnership, no withholding is taken
out of their distributions to pay the income and self-employment taxes on
their Forms 1040. The partners may need to pay Estimated Tax Payments using
Refer to Form 1065 Instructions, U.S. Partnership
Return of Income and Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated
Tax for additional information.
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