Fellow's Benefits Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting ready for tax season!

If you are paid with a stipend, your federal and state taxes are likely not withheld from your paycheck (check your paystubs: my.jh.edu  HR  ESS). If this is the case, you will need to make quarterly tax payments to avoid a penalty (Penalty only applies if you underestimate your taxes by 10% or more). Estimated taxes are due by the end of 4 tax periods.

Tax Periods:

  • January 1 to March 31 – Due April 15
  • April 1 to May 31 – Due June 15
  • June 1 to August 31 – Due September 15
  • September 1 to December 31 – Due January 15 of the following year 
Overall guide from the IRS

How to pay Maryland estimated taxes:

  1. Maryland quarterly tax calculator
  2. You can pay your quarterly taxes online on the Maryland iFile website, register here and fill out form 502D.

How to pay Federal estimated taxes:

  1. Figuring out how much you owe (Calculator)
  2. Pay online using Form 1040-ES (select "estimated tax" as reason for payment)