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(1) Payments of estimated tax with respect to short taxable years are to be made at the times and in the amounts required for regular tax years as listed in 15-31-502 , MCA, except that any installment that is not paid before the 15th day of the last month of the short taxable year must be paid on that date. For example:

(a) Corporation X, a calendar year corporation, changes to a fiscal year starting September 1. Corporation X was required to make estimated payments for the short tax year covering the periods from January 1 through August 31. Corporation X was required to make two 25% installments of estimated tax, the first on or before April 15, and the second on or before June 15, and had to pay 50% of the estimated tax on or before August 15 (the 15th day of the last month of the short tax year) , as the last installment.

(2) If the tax period was three months or less, there would be no quarterly estimated payment requirement.

History: 15-31-501, MCA; IMP, 15-31-502, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 1764, Eff. 8/14/92; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2353, Eff. 8/12/94; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2046, Eff. 10/12/01.

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