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Edcosoft, -- I might not be as clear as you, but I
think we're trying to say the same thing, non?!?!

We're doing better. "Safe Harbor" means different things to different people. Best step is to not have to file the 2210 at all. Next step is to be able to use the Short Method on page 1. Next step is to use the Regular Method and juggle withholding to minimize penalty. And the worst thing is to have to fill out the AI to reduce a penalty. That's why we publish our 2210 Calculator. You can end with no penalty on the Regular and AI Method, but still not meet a Page 1 "safe harbor". And you can pay uneven installments, and still meet a safe harbor to not have to file the 2210. The AI actually gives you credit for meeting a safe harbor (1/4 of last year's taxes, or 1/4 of 90% of this year's taxes) in each quarter although you don't meet it in other quarters. See Line 22 of AI for why you shouldn't pay any penalty, or installments in your example about using the AI. Also, I still don't understand what you're saying about "periods". Ed
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