If you are self-employed or retired, you don’t have tax withheld from a paycheck. So you need to “pay as you go” by sending estimated tax payments to the government on a quarterly basis.
The federal due dates are April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15. (If the due date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, or national holiday, the deadline moves to Monday.)
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