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Yes, absolutely you can skip estimated tax payments for 2021. Of course, you could end up owing a lot when you file in early 2022, especially if you're earning self-employment income, so make sure you save plenty to be able to pay what you owe then.


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The US has progressive tax brackets, meaning that the tax rates increase as you go up in tax brackets. For example, for 2020 for married filing jointly, the first $19,750 of taxable income is taxed at 10%; the next $60,500 of taxable income is taxed at 12%; and the next $90,800 of taxable income is taxed at 22%, etc. (And there's also effectively a "0% ...


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I'm assuming you file jointly. The income of the second spouse is taxed at the "incremental" tax rate. In your case this income is taxed (more or less) in the 22% bracket, so the incremental tax on your spouses income would be $6600 dollars, which is more than the withholding. You can do it the other way around and see the same effect: if you start ...


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