Paying estimated tax payments for Form 1040-ES via EFW (1040)

Alerts and notices
Leave feedback

Internal Employees: Submit feedback

Contact information (optional):

Leave this blank:

Please tell us how we can make this information more helpful.

Characters left:

MFA required for electronic filing

Effective May 3rd, the 2017 version of UltraTax CS requires multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access the electronic filing transmission feature in CS Connect.

Thomson Reuters is committed to proactively evolving our security features to help you protect your firm and your clients' data. For more information about multi-factor authentication, see Multi-factor authentication overview.

To designate estimated tax payments from Form 1040-ES for next year to be automatically debited from a client's bank account on their electronically filed return, do the following:

The IRS allows you to designate one or more estimated tax payments to be withdrawn through an Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) when you electronically file a return or extension.

  1. Open the 1040 client's return.
  2. Open Screen ELF in the Electronic Filing folder.
  3. Enter 1 (Return) or 2 (Extension) in the appropriate Electronic funds withdrawal for estimated tax field for each quarter estimate to be withdrawn.
  4. Open Screen 1040 in the General folder.
  5. Enter the Daytime telephone/ext number under Taxpayer Information. 
  6. Open Screen Bank in the General folder.
  7. Enter the primary bank account information in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Withdrawal Information section.
  8. Review and correct all Critical and ELF Critical diagnostic messages. To do so, press CTRL+D.


  • The IRS will withdraw the funds on the designated due dates for the estimated tax payments selected.
  • Designate EFW only for quarters with estimates due (to prevent an ELF Critical diagnostic message and an E-File Error Report error).

Related topics:

Internal notes

Share This