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I will owe a payment for 2017 federal taxes, which I'll pay with my April 15 tax submission (I like to owe money in April, as long as there's no penalty).

I will also owe an estimated tax payment for April 15. I'm wondering if there are any "cons" to simply including the total of the two with my 2017 tax payment, and checking that I want the "refund" to be applied to my 2018 taxes. I think the IRS recognizes the timing of the excess payment as April 15 OK, so it's essentially the same as making the estimated tax payment. The "pro" for me, lazy as I am, is that I don't have to make two payments or fill out the first estimated tax form.

Any problems or other thoughts with this approach? Other than commenting on my laziness. :-)

Thanks.
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