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MarthaL
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Is it required for a Trust to pay estimates taxes if the taxes for the prev year are over $3000 or can the taxes be left to the beneficiaries at EOY on their K-1 forms?

Turbotax Business for the 1041 (first year) is telling me that the Trust doesn't have to pay estimated taxes in 2017 even though the Trust owes over $3000 tax for 2016 income. I feel the program should walk me through scenarios of what might be expected income in 2017 or tell me why, when we owed so much on rental income last year, that we don't have to pay any estimated taxes in 2017. The program says " A fiduciary must make estimated tax payments if the Trust's tax liability (income tax minus credits) is expected to be at least $1000.  Since the tax on Trust income is really high and we've gotten over $4000 in rent in just 2 months, is the program screwing up perhaps??

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tagteam
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Is it required for a Trust to pay estimates taxes if the taxes for the prev year are over $3000 or can the taxes be left to the beneficiaries at EOY on their K-1 forms?

" Turbotax Business for the 1041 (first year)..."

 

The keywords are "first year". Clearly, a fiduciary must make estimated tax payments if the trust's tax liability is expected to be at least $1000, but there are exceptions, to wit:

 
 

Estimated tax payments aren't required from:

1. An estate of a domestic decedent or a domestic trust that had no tax liability for the full 12-month 2016 tax year;

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tagteam
Level 15

Is it required for a Trust to pay estimates taxes if the taxes for the prev year are over $3000 or can the taxes be left to the beneficiaries at EOY on their K-1 forms?

" Turbotax Business for the 1041 (first year)..."

 

The keywords are "first year". Clearly, a fiduciary must make estimated tax payments if the trust's tax liability is expected to be at least $1000, but there are exceptions, to wit:

 
 

Estimated tax payments aren't required from:

1. An estate of a domestic decedent or a domestic trust that had no tax liability for the full 12-month 2016 tax year;

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