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In regards to 1040-ES, do I need to complete that if I plan to use EFTPS (which I've never used before so I have no idea how it works)? I signed up for EFTPS two days ago and I'm supposed to receive my PIN in a week. Am I correct in assuming that I can simply make some type of lump sum payment in my name without specifying exactly what it's for?

If you make the payment through EFTPS you don't need to mail a 1040-ES. EFTPS doesn't have the best user interface I've seen, but you should be able to figure it out once you have your PIN. Just remember that you're making an estimated tax payment for 2012.

Phil
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