Who must make estimated tax payments?
You may be required to make estimated tax payments if:
- no taxes are withheld from certain taxable income during the year
- you have net earnings from self-employment allocated to the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD)
Examples of taxable income
- self-employment income
- pension/annuity income
- prize winnings
- capital gains
- interest income
- dividend income
- lottery and horse racing proceeds
- rental income
- windfall income (any unanticipated income from which no taxes are withheld)
- gains from certain sales made by nonresident individuals and estates and trusts (refer to the forms below for more information)
- income derived from New York sources from partnerships or New York S corporations. See Form IT-2658, Report of Estimated Tax for Nonresident Individual Partners and Shareholders and Form CT-2658, Report of Estimated Tax for Corporate Partners.
If you are making estimated tax payments, you can pay electronically by creating an Online Services account or use Form IT-2105, Estimated Tax Payment Voucher for Individuals.
You do not need to pay estimated tax if:
- You expect your tax withheld during 2018 to be at least:
- 90% of the tax shown on your 2018 return
- 100% of the tax shown on your 2017 return if your New York AGI (or net earnings from self-employment allocated to the MCTD) is $150,000 or less ($75,000 if married filing separately for 2018)
- 110% of the tax shown on your 2017 return if your New York AGI (or net earnings from self-employment allocated to the MCTD) is more than $150,000 ($75,000 if married filing separately for 2018)*
* Note: special rules apply to farmers and fishermen. See Form IT-2105-I, Instructions for Form IT-2105, Estimated Tax Payment Voucher for Individuals
- You expect to owe less than $300 of New York State, $300 of New York City, and $300 of Yonkers income tax after deducting tax withheld and credits that you are entitled to claim
You should also note that estates (and certain grantor trusts) are exempt from paying estimated tax for the tax year of the decedent's death and the following year.