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Now in Protocol 005 we have to pay estimated 1420 mutez for each tz1 -> tz1 transfer in fees. Also if it's the first transaction from the address we have to add another 1420 mutez for reveal. I used to empty my accounts by sending a transaction with an amount equal to the balance minus 1420 or 2840 mutez.

So,

total_fee = tx_fee + reveal_fee(if needed)
amount = balance - total_fee

This calculation formula worked for me fine. But just now I've faced an error says "not enough balance". I see that the difference between needed balance and actual is 1420 mutez. But I've already subtracted 2480 mutez from the balance.

Which kind of operation should I also count in the formula?

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If you are using the tezos client CLI, you should try to run the transaction command with --dry-run in order to test it and receive a cost estimation.

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