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I am an individual who is a freelancer. I am NOT incorporated

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I am an individual who is a freelancer. I am NOT incorporated at all. I am working for a large company AS A FREELANCER for July, August, Sept and Oct for total gross pay of $60,000. Can you please tell me EXACTLY what forms I need to fill out to pay estimated taxes on the $60,000 only for those four months. I am in Ohio, can you please also tell me EXACTLY what forms I need there as well. I will fill them all out. I just want to know WHAT IRS forms to fill out and WHAT paperwork should I have in front of me when I start.

Thanks.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 10 months ago.

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Customer:

i am good thank you. and you?

MyVirtualCPA :

You will need to file 1040-ES for the IRS

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You will have two of these. The Jun 1 – Aug 31 estimated payment is due date September 15

MyVirtualCPA :

The October payment would be due on January 15 of the following year -so you will file 2 1040-ES returns

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You would file the same form - Ohio IT 1040 ES for the state of Ohio

MyVirtualCPA :

Here is the information for estimated payments from the state: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/ohio_individual/individual/estimated_payments.aspx

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Here is the information on estimated taxes from the IRS: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Estimated-Taxes

MyVirtualCPA :

The information you should have when you calculate this is your income and your expenses

MyVirtualCPA :

You will only owe estimated tax on the profit

Customer:

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

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes, the number to the forms is 1040-ES for the IRS

MyVirtualCPA :

and IT 1040-ES for Ohio

Customer:

that's it?

Customer:

and what paperwork do i need? i.e. 2012 tax return?

MyVirtualCPA :

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

MyVirtualCPA :

No, you don't need your 2012 tax return - you just need the information on your income and expenses for that period

Customer:

ok. when you say 2 1040s for federal is that 2 vouchers or 2 separate forms completely?

MyVirtualCPA :

You will fill out the 1040-ES two separate times, one for each quarter

Customer:

and any income i generated before this freelance job i can wait till the end of the year to file?

MyVirtualCPA :

Were you working as a W-2 employee?

Customer:

Not this year, but I received unemployment

MyVirtualCPA :

You should be fine. Just focus on your freelance income

Customer:

great. thank you. can i print this?

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Use your browser's print function

Customer:

thanks

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of course but i can't print the transcript. can it be emailed to me?

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Customer:

great thank you

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