Originally Posted by ecjohnston
I pay estimated at the end of each quarter to eliminate some of the "Ouch" on April 15th, but I get exactly what you're talking about.
i pay in some every quarter, but i definitely underpay by 1040ES payments by a large margin. my dividend payouts can vary drastically every year and i hate paying in more than i'll owe, so i underpay and make up for it on 4/15. i pay just enough in the reduce my penalties to a negligible level.