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EFPTS helps employers keep an eye on tax responsibilities

The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System has features that can help small business employers meet their tax obligations. Treasury regulations require employment tax deposits be made electronically. Whether employers prepare and submit payroll taxes themselves or hire a payroll service provider, payments should be made using EFTPS.   

This system is secure, accurate, easy to use and provides immediate confirmation of each transaction. Anyone can use EFTPS. The service is free of charge and allows employers to make and verify federal tax payments electronically 24 hours a day, seven days a week online or by phone.

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Quarterly Excise Tax reporting for 2019 3rd Quarter October 31 is the deadline


When it’s time to file a federal excise tax return for your business, there are various ways you can do it, depending on whether you want to do it online or manually. However this Quarterly Federal Excise tax has to be reported and paid on time, now it is due for 3rd Quarter of 2019 and October 31 is the last date.

Excise taxes are narrowly based taxes on consumption, levied on specific goods, services, and activities. They can be either a per unit tax (such as the per gallon tax on gasoline) or a percentage of price (such as the airline ticket tax). Generally, excise taxes are collected from producers or wholesalers, and are embedded in the price paid by final consumers. The excise taxes on the service or products will be collected from the buyers and paid to the IRS.

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The filing deadline for extension filers is almost here deadline is Tuesday, October 15

It’s almost here…the filing deadline for taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2018 tax return. This year’s deadline is Tuesday, October 15.

Even though time before the extension deadline is dwindling, there’s still time for taxpayers to file a complete and accurate return. Taxpayers should remember they don’t have to wait until October 15 to file. They can file whenever they are ready.

Taxpayers who did not request an extension and have yet to file a 2018 tax return can generally avoid additional penalties and interest by filing the return as soon as possible and paying the amount owed.

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IRS announces waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian and also the 2290 HVUT returns falls Due Today

WASHINGTON – To minimize or prevent disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel-powered highway vehicles because of Hurricane Dorian, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the State of Florida.

This relief is effective immediately. Consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency waiver for Florida allowing the sale, distribution, and use of red dyed Non-Road Diesel Locomotive and Marine fuel in the State of Florida for use in highway diesel vehicles, this relief will remain in effect through Sept. 15, 2019.  

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Truckers should e-file highway use tax return by Sept. 3

IRS recently shared a release (Issue Number: IR-2019-138) covering the due date for reporting and paying the Federal Vehicle Use Tax form 2290. Yes, September 3rd is the due date this year (Tax Year 2019-20). the usual deadline is August 31 and it falls on a weekend, so the deadline is pushed to the next business day. Here it is from the IRS release…

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a reminder for owners of most heavy highway vehicles that the time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1, 2019.

The highway use tax applies to highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. This generally includes large trucks, truck tractors and buses. The tax is based on the weight of the vehicle and a variety of special rules apply. These special rules are explained in the instructions to Form 2290.

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July 31 Deadline for 2nd Quarter Federal Excise Tax Returns time to know the penalties and interest rates

The federal excise tax returns reported on IRS Tax Form 720 is now due for the 2nd Quarter of 2019, this July 31. You just have couple of days left to have this reported and paid, never wait further or you might end up paying more than the tax amount.

Enough talked about the Federal Excise Tax reporting, this is the time to know what it would be the penalties and interest rated for missing the filing and paying deadline. With taxexcise.com, you can sit back and relax; we’re protected with Thawte SSL certificate, a leading Global Certificate Authority and McAfee Secure, making sure to serve you with the best and the secured website to file your return online.

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Good tax planning includes good Record Keeping

Tax planning should happen all year long, not just when someone is filing their tax return.  An important part of tax planning is record keeping. Well-organized records make it easier for a taxpayer to prepare their tax return. It can also help provide answers if a taxpayer’s return is selected for examination or if the taxpayer receives an IRS notice.

This tip is one in a series about tax planning. These tips focus on steps taxpayers can take now to help them down the road.

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RESOURCES FOR WOMEN IN TRUCKING

Came across an interesting article in Big G Express Inc. through WIT eNews for July 2017. Check out here. We want this to be posted immediately in our blog to spread it across to our users and followers. ThinkTrade Inc. is an allied partner support Women In Trucking Association by offering 20% flat discount to WIT members to eFile 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax returns using code “2290WIT2019“. Infact we’re a tax software development company owned and managed by a women, we feel proud to support and part of WIT. Here we go right into that article…

Resource for Women in Trucking

Being a woman in trucking definitely has its challenges. This career is hard enough, but it’s also important that you’re equipped with the knowledge and tools you need to do your job well, to stay safe, and to get the support you need for a long and successful career. Big G makes safety a priority across the board – not only behind the wheel, but also by encouraging the women on the Big G team (and throughout the industry) to have the resources and skills to protect themselves wherever they are.

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Prepare yourself, your vehicle before highway trips in extreme heat

It’s summer and must-have items include fully charged cellphone, drinking water, umbrella… with merciless temperatures forecast over the coming days, be sure you and your vehicle are prepared before traveling on highways across the state highways. Motorists should always be ready for the possibility of becoming stranded, but that need is even more critical in extreme heat.

Summer driving tips

For you and your passengers: Have extra drinking water for everyone in the vehicle, including pets, an umbrella for shade and a fully charged cellphone. Pro tip: Take a cooler to keep extra drinking water cold, and consider adding several frozen bottles of water to use for cooling off or to thaw and drink if needed.

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Form 720 for 2nd Quarter Federal Excise Tax is now Due

The federal excise tax Form 720 to report and pay the excise tax on the goods or service offer is due now for the 2nd quarter of 2019. Form 720 electronic filing is easy, simple and quick at http://TaxExcise.com. The most economic and top rated website for Form 720 is now ready and started accepting returns.

Report PCORI FEE using Excise Tax Form 720

The Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORIfee, is calculated based on the average number of lives covered under the policy or plan.PCORI fees are reported and paid annually using IRS Form 720 (Quarterly FederalExcise Tax Return). PCORI Excise taxes can be reported using http://TaxExcise.com.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-insured health plans to help fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The fee, called the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee, is calculated based
on the average number of lives covered under the policy or plan. PCORI fees are reported and paid annually using IRS Form 720 (Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return). These fees are due each year by July 31 of the year following the last day of the plan year. The fee applies to policy or plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2012, and before Oct. 1, 2019. Although Form 720 is a quarterly return, for PCORI, Form 720 is filed annually only, by July 31.

PCORI Fee

The fee for policy and plan years ending on or after October 1, 2018, but before October 1, 2019, is the applicable rate of $2.45, multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the policy or plan. The fee for policy and plan years ending on or after October 1, 2019, but before October 1, 2018, remains at the applicable rate of $2.39, multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the policy or plan. See Patient-centered outcomes research fee (IRS No. 133), later, and Notice 2018-85.

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Indoor Tanning Services Excise Tax

Many businesses offering indoor tanning services are required to collect a 10 percent excise tax on the indoor tanning services they provide. The provider must pay the excise tax to the government, quarterly, along with IRS Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. The indoor tanning services providers file and pay the taxes online using http://TaxExcise.com.

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Excise Tax on Indoor Tanning Services Frequently Asked Questions

Electronic Filing for form 720

Electronic filing is the easy, best and fastest way of reporting your federal excise tax returns with the IRS. Saves you time and money, as cheap as $49.99 for a return and saves you big on your preparation fee. With taxexcise.com, you can sit back and relax; we’re protected with Thawte SSL certificate, a leading Global Certificate Authority and McAfee Secure, making sure to serve you with the best and the secured website to file your return online. Also, we always tell our customers to check if the site they’re filing with is secured and IRS certified because as the technology is moving rapidly, number of frauds are increasing.

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