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You will need to file 1040-ES for the IRS
You will have two of these. The Jun 1 – Aug 31 estimated payment is due date September 15
The October payment would be due on January 15 of the following year -so you will file 2 1040-ES returns
You would file the same form - Ohio IT 1040 ES for the state of Ohio
Here is the information for estimated payments from the state: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/ohio_individual/individual/estimated_payments.aspx
Here is the information on estimated taxes from the IRS: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Estimated-Taxes
The information you should have when you calculate this is your income and your expenses
You will only owe estimated tax on the profit
i looked at those links already. my question is more detailed: exactly what the number of the forms are. And what documentation I need to file it
Yes, the number to the forms is 1040-ES for the IRS
and IT 1040-ES for Ohio
and what paperwork do i need? i.e. 2012 tax return?
Yes, that's it - it's just an estimated tax. You will file your additional forms when you file at the end of the year
No, you don't need your 2012 tax return - you just need the information on your income and expenses for that period
ok. when you say 2 1040s for federal is that 2 vouchers or 2 separate forms completely?
You will fill out the 1040-ES two separate times, one for each quarter
and any income i generated before this freelance job i can wait till the end of the year to file?
Were you working as a W-2 employee?
Not this year, but I received unemployment
You should be fine. Just focus on your freelance income
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