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Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. You don't need to do estimated tax payments
so long as you pay at least what you owed last year in taxes. If your AGI is over $150,000 then you would need to pay in 110% of what you owed last year.
For example, say you have $5,000 withheld at your job. Last year you owed $4,500 and had a $500 refund. This year you had a $7,000 tax bill. However, you had $5,000 withheld. You withheld 100% of your last year's tax liability so you won't have an underpayment penalty.
So, no - you don't have to do estimated payments for the fourth quarter. If you have the money now, and are afraid you will spend it if you don't send it in to the IRS then of course fill out a 1040-ES and pay the estimated payment. Otherwise, so long as you have at least your prior years liability withheld, you don't need to make the payment.
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