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denniswhipp
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I would like to print blank (no amounts) estimated tax payment forms. Can I do this in TurboTax?

 
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ToddL
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I would like to print blank (no amounts) estimated tax payment forms. Can I do this in TurboTax?

Unless a TurboTax Desktop program determines that you are required to pay estimated taxes (i.e. an amount > $0), it will not prepare "blank" 1040-ES Payment Vouchers. If, however, you prepare vouchers that result in actual estimated payment amounts, you can go to Forms View (Desktop programs only) and override those amounts to display "0" or just blank (enter a "." in the overridden field).

Typically, we strongly discourage any use of the Override feature since it can void our Accuracy Guarantee. Since the Estimated Payment vouchers are technically not part of your tax return, the Accuracy Guarantee should not be an issue.

You have other choices that don't involve using the override feature in your main tax file: 

First, you can play around with the Form W-4 & estimated taxes interview to generate a minimal amount of estimated tax due, print the Form 1040ESs, and make a "pen and ink" change to the amount when you decide how much you want to pay (cross out the printed amount and write-in the desired amount). This will give you a voucher filled in with your personal information.  You can then re-enter your actual estimate numbers in the interview.

Alternatively, you can print blank 1040-ESs from the IRS website and complete them manually. See: 2017 1040-ES

Finally, you could also create a new return in TurboTax, save it with name "Zero Estimate", enter your personal information, complete the Estimate interview with a large Self-employment income and then override the resulting 1040-ES amounts to "0".

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ToddL
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I would like to print blank (no amounts) estimated tax payment forms. Can I do this in TurboTax?

Unless a TurboTax Desktop program determines that you are required to pay estimated taxes (i.e. an amount > $0), it will not prepare "blank" 1040-ES Payment Vouchers. If, however, you prepare vouchers that result in actual estimated payment amounts, you can go to Forms View (Desktop programs only) and override those amounts to display "0" or just blank (enter a "." in the overridden field).

Typically, we strongly discourage any use of the Override feature since it can void our Accuracy Guarantee. Since the Estimated Payment vouchers are technically not part of your tax return, the Accuracy Guarantee should not be an issue.

You have other choices that don't involve using the override feature in your main tax file: 

First, you can play around with the Form W-4 & estimated taxes interview to generate a minimal amount of estimated tax due, print the Form 1040ESs, and make a "pen and ink" change to the amount when you decide how much you want to pay (cross out the printed amount and write-in the desired amount). This will give you a voucher filled in with your personal information.  You can then re-enter your actual estimate numbers in the interview.

Alternatively, you can print blank 1040-ESs from the IRS website and complete them manually. See: 2017 1040-ES

Finally, you could also create a new return in TurboTax, save it with name "Zero Estimate", enter your personal information, complete the Estimate interview with a large Self-employment income and then override the resulting 1040-ES amounts to "0".

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gzimmerman1946
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I would like to print blank (no amounts) estimated tax payment forms. Can I do this in TurboTax?

I found another way to do this, but I guess it is not that different from doing an override  Go to forms, Est Tax Options.  At the top click on "100% (110%) of your 2019 taxes".  That will generate estimated tax vouchers, but let's say you want to change the amount.   Click on each of the vouchers so that it has a tab in the display window.  Go back to the Est Tax Options form & click on "100% of tax on your 2020 estimated taxable income".  Assuming that the tax amount next to that is zero, your estimated tax vouchers under those four tabs will now be blank.  Fill in the amount you want to pay with each voucher.  TurboTax will retain and print these vouchers.

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