My employer is not located in Walker and will not withhold Walker income tax. What do I need to do to avoid penalty and interest?

If you expect that your Walker income not subject to withholding will be more than $10,000 for a resident after deductions or $20,000 for a non-resident after deductions ($100 in tax) in any calendar year, you must file quarterly estimated tax payments using form W-1040ES. For the tax year 2020, payments are due at the end of April, June, and September of 2020, and January of 2021. View the W-1040ES forms for the tax year 2020 (PDF).

Failure to file form W-1040ES and make the required payments will result in the assessment of penalty and interest for the late payment of tax. To avoid penalty and interest charges, you must pay in through withholdings and/or quarterly estimated payments at least 70% of your current year or prior year liability, whichever is lower.

If at any time during the year your income increases to such a level that one hundred dollars tax or more will be due at the end of the year, form W-1040ES must be filed with the appropriate payment. Please contact the Income Tax Department at 616-791-6880 if you need help calculating safe estimates.

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1. Am I a Walker resident subject to the tax?
2. Who needs to file a Walker Resident income tax return?
3. Who needs to file a Walker Non-Resident income tax return?
4. My employer is not located in Walker and will not withhold Walker income tax. What do I need to do to avoid penalty and interest?
5. I only lived in Walker for part of the year--how do I file?
6. I am having trouble preparing my Walker return. How do I get help?
7. My mailing address is Grand Rapids. How do I know if I live in Walker?
8. I can’t pay my Walker income tax on time. What interest rate do you charge?
9. I received a distribution from a pension plan and/or an IRA that was reported to me on Form 1099-R. How do I know if it is taxable?
10. How do I obtain a Walker withholding booklet?
11. What are the withholding rates?
12. I made a deductible IRA contribution for federal purposes. How do I calculate my Walker IRA deduction?
13. What mailing address should I send my completed Walker income tax return to?
14. I am a non-resident who worked for a Walker employer in 2021. Does the COVID-related stay at home order have an impact on my 2021 Walker tax return?