Chapter 6: Closing details
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If you pay attention to tax details and paperwork throughout the year, you might make it easier on yourself at filing time.
In this chapter, you’ll learn about paying estimated taxes on income from which taxes are not withheld, what kinds of records you need to keep and how this organization can help you, and how to change your address with the IRS.
Taking care of tax details
Paying attention to your taxes throughout the year can actually make it easier for your at filing time.
Estimated taxes are a quarterly chore for many filers
When taxes are not withheld from income, such as alimony or rental income, you must estimate your taxes each quarter — and pay up.
Record keeping, or how not to become a tax pack rat
Here’s our guide to what tax records you need to keep. Plus, reasons — besides the dreaded audit — that good records can help you.
Changing your tax address
You need to let the IRS know if you’ve moved or married or divorced and changed your name. Use Form 8822 to make the change.