Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments Due Dates for 2011 and 2012

Are you self employed or an independent contractor? Are you someone who received a block of income on which federal income tax was not withheld (Eg. Annuity Distribution, IRA distribution, bad debt forgiveness, etc.)?

If you answered yes, then you have to pay attention to estimated tax payment deadlines. These are the deadlines on which you must pay your share of federal income taxes that would have been owed on that money.

Here is a summary of due dates for your reference:

QuarterPeriod2011 Due Dates2012 Due Dates
Q1 January 1 – March 31 April 18, 2011 April 17, 2012
Q2 April 1 – May 31 June 15, 2011 June 15, 2012
Q3 June 1 – August 31 September 15, 2011 September 17, 2012
Q4 September 1 – December 31 January 17, 2012 January 15, 2013