Monthly Archives: July 2020

IRS reminder: File and pay 2019 business taxes by July 15; 2020 estimated tax also due

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded business taxpayers that their 2019 tax returns and tax payments, as well as their first two 2020 estimated tax payments, are due on Wednesday, July 15.

The July 15 due date generally applies to any tax return or tax payment deadline that was postponed due to COVID-19. In April, the IRS said that this postponement applied to all taxpayers that had a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020. No late-filing penalty, late-payment penalty or interest will be due for payments prior to July 15.

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HERoes of the Highway

Do you remember when you were a child and someone would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up?  The typical elementary school response was firefighter, police officer, teacher, doctor, pilot, or even astronaut cited by children.

For many of you reading this blog, perhaps you already knew you wanted to drive a truck or work in supply chain when you were older.  I’m guessing you were in the minority.  Most of the occupations children mentioned had high profiles and were considered more glamorous than working in the trucking industry.

Professional drivers have often been the “invisible” ones on the road.  When you do your job well and are operating in a safe and efficient manner, no one seems to notice you.  It’s only when a motorist thinks you are going too fast, too slow, or driving erratically when they seem to pay attention to the eighteen wheelers alongside them.

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2290 Electronic filing: WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY…?

Tax 2290 is the federal vehicle use tax form reported across the states with the IRS in a year between July and June. The tax year starts from July 2020 to June 2021 and IRS watermarked Schedule 1 proof is the valid document to show that it is been paid for the listed vehicle. Here let us see what it is is, when it is reported, how it is paid and many.

WHAT:

  • The IRS tax form 2290 is used to prepare and report the highway heavy vehicle use taxes on motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.
  • Form 2290 and Schedule -1 could be prepared and reported electronically with the IRS, anyone who requires to file 2290s can use TaxExcise.com to file it electronically.
  • Electronic filing is safe, secured and fast; quickest way of filing 2290 returns with the IRS.
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IRS offers additional retail partners that accept cash payments for federal taxes

The Internal Revenue Service today announced additional retail partners are accepting cash payments for federal taxes. This cash payment option is for individual and business taxpayers.

The IRS’ continuing partnership with ACI Worldwide’s OfficialPayments.com and the PayNearMe Company allows taxpayers to make a payment without a bank account or credit card at participating 7-Eleven stores, Ace Cash Express and Casey’s General Stores nationwide.


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Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

IRS has easy ways to help taxpayers who need more time or payment options 

The Department of the Treasury and IRS announced the tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed. Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15.

Due to COVID-19, the original filing deadline and tax payment due date for 2019 was postponed from April 15 to July 15.

The IRS reminds taxpayers filing Form 1040 series returns that they must file Form 4868 by July 15 to obtain the automatic extension to Oct. 15. The extension provides additional time to file the tax return – it is not an extension to pay any taxes due.

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IRS provides tax relief for the low-income housing credit and bonds for qualified residential rental projects

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service on July 1, 2020 issued Notice 2020-53 (PDF) to provide tax relief to issuers, operators, owners, and tenants of qualified low-income housing projects or qualified residential rental projects financed with exempt facility bonds, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over these projects.

For certain time-sensitive actions scheduled to be performed and requirements to be met on or after April 1, 2020 and before December 31, 2020, owners and operators now have until December 31, 2020 to perform the actions and satisfy the requirements.



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