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Can I file and pay 1040ES online through TurboTax

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Level 15

Can I file and pay 1040ES online through TurboTax

No, you cannot pay any type of taxes through TurboTax.

You can print the Form 1040-ES and mail your payment to the IRS.  Or you can use the IRS payment website to pay the estimated taxes with Direct Pay -


See this TurboTax support FAQ for estimated taxes -

Level 15

Can I file and pay 1040ES online through TurboTax

No. You can prepare the 1040-ES but cannot e-file it or pay.

TurboTax (TT) can prepare the quarterly payment vouchers. In your 2018 software, enter at:


Federal Taxes or Personal (H&B version)


-Other Tax Situations


  -Other Tax Forms


    -Form W-4 and Estimated Taxes - Click the Start or Update button


On the next screen answer No to the W-4 question



If your goal is just to avoid the underpayment penalty, then paying 100% of the prior year tax liability is the “safe haven”

Or you can obtain  blank IRS Form 1040-ES from the IRS. The form and instructions are at this link:


You can also pay Federal directly here.  Be sure to select 1040ES:

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