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What Taxpayers Should do When They Need More Time to Pay

From the IRS latest issue (Issue Number: Tax Tip Number 2018-58), IRS shares a most important  tax tip about getting more time to pay the tax liabilities.

All taxpayers should file their taxes on time, even if they can’t pay what they owe. This saves them from a potential failure-to-file penalty. While taxes are due by the original due date of the return, some taxpayers are unable to pay them by the deadline.

Here are some tips for those who can’t pay their taxes in full by the April 17 deadline:

  • File on Time and Pay as Much as Possible. Taxpayers can pay online, by phone, by check or money order, or with their mobile device using the IRS2Go app.
  • Get a Loan or Use a Credit Card to Pay the Tax. The interest and fees charged by a bank or credit card company may be less than IRS interest and penalties.
  • Use the Online Payment Agreement tool. Taxpayers should not wait for the IRS to send a bill before setting up a payment plan. The best way to do this is to use the Online Payment Agreement tool. Taxpayers can also file an Installment Agreement Request with their return and set up a direct debit agreement, eliminating the need to send a check each month.
  • Don’t Ignore a Tax Bill. The IRS may take collection action against taxpayers who don’t respond to notices. Taxpayers should contact the IRS right away by calling the phone number on their bills to talk about options. The IRS will work with taxpayers suffering financial hardship.

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Tax deadline just days away; nearly 40 million to file by April 17

In the recent IRS issue (IR-2018-92, April 13, 2018), highlighted the April 17 deadline for filing tax returns and if you’re not ready then file for extension, the automatic extension tax pushes your due date to October 15.

IRS YouTube Videos: Extension of Time to File – English | Spanish | ASL

As the April 17 tax filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding the nearly 40 million taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that there are a variety of options to help them in the final days of the tax filing season.

IRS tax help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on IRS.gov. Whether filing a tax return, requesting an extension or making a payment, the IRS website can help last-minute filers on just about everything related to filing taxes.

Information about free e-file options, such as FreeFile, how to request an automatic six-month filing extension or fast and easy ways to pay any tax due using IRS Direct Pay are available online at IRS.gov.

The busiest part of tax season begins this week, with millions of people planning to file. Through April 6, the IRS has processed more than 101 million tax returns and issued more than 79.1 million tax refunds totaling $226.6 billion. The average refund to date is $2,864.

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Tax Time Tips from the IRS

Tax Time! IRS has issued a Tax Tip (Issue Number: Tax Tip 2018-56), here it is…

The tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17 this year. This is because April 15 falls on a weekend and the following Monday is a holiday in the District of Columbia. Even with an extra two days, the IRS urges taxpayers to avoid waiting until the last minute to file their taxes.

For those who have yet to file, the IRS has five quick ideas to help:

1. Gather Records. Good recordkeeping is important. It helps to ensure that nothing gets overlooked. Records such as receipts and cancelled checks also provide expense documentation.

2. Use IRS Online Tools. The IRS has many useful online tools, including the Interactive Tax Assistant, which provides answers to many tax questions. It gives the same answers that an IRS representative would give over the phone. Continue reading

Common Errors to Avoid when Filing a Tax Return

IRS in the recent Tax Tip issue (Issue Number: Tax Tip Number 2018-55) covered the common errors to avoid when filing a tax return. Electronic filing can very well eliminate the common errors and will collect all required data to be filled in a tax return. However here is the tax tip from IRS….

To ensure they meet their tax obligations, taxpayers should file accurate tax returns. If a taxpayer makes an error on their tax return, it will likely take longer to process and could delay a refund. Taxpayers can avoid many common errors by filing electronically, the most accurate way to file a tax return. All taxpayers can use IRS Free File.

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Tips for Getting Unclaimed 2014 Tax Refunds

IRS in its recent issue (Issue Number: IR-2018-83) has highlighted that refunds worth $1 billion is still unclaimed for tax year 2014… here is the complete message from them. Read it here 

Further to that IRS has also highlighted in its Tax Tips (Issue Number:    IRS Tax Tip 2018-53) for Getting Unclaimed 2014 Tax Refunds.

The IRS reminds taxpayers they may have money waiting for them. About 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2014 federal income tax return have unclaimed tax refunds totaling about $1.1 billion. Here are some things taxpayers should know about these unclaimed refunds: Continue reading

More Time to File your Personal Tax Return by Filing Extension Tax Form 4868 & 7004

Tax time and every one of us are getting our paper works ready, you know that April 17 is the last day to report it with the IRS. If you’re not ready don’t get panic you can claim additional time to file your tax returns by reporting Extension Tax Form 4868 for personal returns and Form 7004 for business returns.

Tax-filing extensions are available to taxpayers who need more time to finish their returns. Remember, this is an extension of time to file, not an extension of time to pay. However, taxpayers who are having trouble paying what they owe may qualify for payment plans and other relief. Either way, taxpayers will avoid stiff penalties if they file either a regular income tax return or a request for a tax-filing extension by this year’s April 17 deadline. Taxpayers should file, even if they can’t pay the full amount due. Here are further details on the options available. Continue reading

Form 720, Quarterly Excise Tax Return for 4th Quarter of 2017 is due NOW!

Form 720 is a quarterly excise tax return that some; businesses must file with the Internal Revenue Service. According to the IRS, “Excise taxes are taxes paid when purchases are made on a specific goods, such as gasoline. Excise taxes are often included in the price of the product. There are also excise taxes on activities, such as on wagering or on highway usage by trucks.” If you accrue excise taxes in the course of doing business, you should know the rules on filing 720 taxes.

Who Must File

If, as a business entity, you were liable for any of the federal excise taxes listed by the IRS on Form 720, Parts I and II, you must file the form. The excise taxes included in Part I are such items as petroleum spill taxes and ozone-depleting chemical tax; communications and air transportation taxes; fuel taxes for diesel, kerosene, gasoline, and other gases; coal and tire manufacturing taxes.

In Part II, the IRS enumerates such excise taxes as those related to the sales of sport fishing and archery, inland waterways fuel use taxes and Bio-fuel sold, but not used as fuel. Continue reading

Time to Prepare and File your 2017 4th Quarter IFTA!

 

The deadline to file your 2017’s 4th Quarter IFTA Return is January 31, 2018. A Quarterly IFTA Tax Return must be filed even if the licensee does not operate or purchase any taxable fuel in an IFTA member jurisdiction during the quarter.

 

What you need:

  1. Mileage log-whether you use manual trip sheets, GPS, or electronic trip sheets; it is not only necessary to have in order to file your quarterly IFTA return, but you will need these if you are even audited.
  2. Fuel Receipts-you will need to know how many gallons of fuel were purchased in each state.

 

Options to prepare and file your return:

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2017’s Taxes that are due by January 2018!

www.Taxexcise.com / www.Tax2290.com – a product of Think Trade Inc wishes you all a very Happy New Year. A fresh new year is once again upon us. It’s the time to be thankful for the blessings of the past year and to take stock of all our achievements. At the same time, New Year 2017 is a brand new year to start afresh, to start strong, and yet another chance to do everything we want to do this year.

Hope you all had a great holiday season; it’s now time to get back to business & take care of the last obligations of 2017. Though Fiscal year 2017 has ended there are few Taxes of 2017 that are due this month i.e. January 2018. Below are the list of Tax Forms that are due by January 2018 & those are supported by www.Taxexcise.com / www.Tax2290.com – a Product of Think trade Inc. Continue reading

Must Use Services Offered by ThinkTrade Inc, that You Need this Month!

ThinkTrade Inc is an authorized and certified by IRS to offer e-filing services for federal excise taxes. ThinkTrade Inc is the FIRST EVER & THE ONLY DECADE OLD IRS Authorized E-file Service provider for E-filing Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290. There are various Tax Forms, Supported by ThinkTrade Inc under the banner of www.taxexcise.com / www.tax2290.com . One can say for sure that there are no months without some or the other tax deadline.

Month of October comes with few Excise Tax obligations, below are the list of Tax Forms that are due this Month, than can be filed through ThinkTrade Inc’s Line of Products: Continue reading