And I am paying mine online with a credit card by using officialpayments.com again, in order to get a few more rail miles in my Amtrak Guest Rewards account. Since my estimated Federal payment is almost $3,000, that’s an additional 3,000 miles towards a free bedroom upgrade on Amtrak. In just one year of making estimated payments, I have enough miles for a free upgrade worth upwards of $500 – not a bad trade for $200 in fees over the year.
So for those of you who pay estimated taxes, tomorrow is the due date. This is the worst one of the year because taxes for the previous year are due as well, but after this they get easier. Just make sure you make those estimated taxes to avoid extra charges next year!