It's nice to have you here in the Community, @goldensfire.
Allow me to help you today so you'll be able to pay your sales tax successfully.
As of now, we haven't received reports with other users experiencing the same performance issue while paying sales tax in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). There are lot's of possible reasons why QuickBooks freezes or closes out. Here are the following:
To help resolve the issue, you may need to use the Refresher tool which ends QuickBooks processes running in the background and also performs mini repair on your QuickBooks Desktop.
If the issue persists, you may proceed to the next solutions provided by this article: Solutions for when QuickBooks stops working.
You can always reach out to me directly if you have any other concerns about paying sales tax in QuickBooks Desktop. I'll be glad to help you.