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Common questions about fiduciary Form 2210 underpayment penalty

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax3Updated July 14, 2022

Below are solutions to frequently asked questions about entering Form 2210 underpayment penalty information in the Fiduciary module of Lacerte.

Lacerte won't generate Form 2210 if an exception to the penalty is met. For estates and trusts, no penalty applies if:

  • A decedent's estate for any tax year ending before the date that is 2 years after the decedent's death.
  • A trust that was treated as owned by the decedent if the trust will receive the residue of the decedent's estate under the will (or if no will is admitted to probate, the trust primarily responsible for paying debts, taxes, and expenses of administration) for any tax year ending before the date that is 2 years after the decedent's death.

Refer to the Instructions for Form 2210 for more information about exceptions to the penalty.

The estate may owe the penalty for the current tax year if the total of the withholding and timely estimated tax payments didn't equal at least the smaller of:

  1. 90% of the 2021 tax, or
  2. 100% of the 2020 tax.
    • The estate's 2020 tax return must cover a 12-month period.

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