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Quarterly

Occurring every three months.

Quarter

Three months of a year, often abbreviated as "Q." Q1 is January, February, and March; Q2 is April, May, and June; and so forth. Publicly traded companies must report on their earnings and other business performance measures every three months. Analysts also use quarters to measure performance internally. For example, one might compare sales in Q1 of 2009 to those in Q1 of 2008 to measure the company's health without having to account for seasonal variance. Often, quarters are abbreviated along with the calendar year; for example, the second quarter of 2006 is expressed as Q2 2006 or Q2/06.
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The resident's quarterly assessments for August 2002 and November 2002 were not available for review.
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For purposes of determining the first required quarterly installment, the preceding year's tax liability may be used.
Accordingly, the annualization of actual quarterly income under the second exception would lead to the same quarterly tax estimates requirement as the general rule of 93% of actual tax.
Sponsors who make quarterly contributions to their defined benefit plan may fail to perform this analysis due to the plan's overfunded status.
However, Exception 1 remains available to an individual who, for any of his three prior tax years, did not --make any quarterly estimated tax payments; or --receive an IRS penalty assessment for failure to pay estimated tax.