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Why it’s important for taxpayers to know their filing status

When a taxpayer files their tax return, they need to know their filing status. What folks should remember is that a taxpayer’s status could change during the year. So, any time is a good a time for a taxpayer to learn about the different filing statuses and which one is best for them.

Knowing the correct filing status can help taxpayers determine several things about filing their tax return:

  • Is the taxpayer required to file a federal tax return or should they file to receive a refund?
  • What is their standard deduction amount?
  • Is the taxpayer eligibility for certain credits?
  • How much tax they should pay?
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Taxpayers should be ready to verify their identity when calling the IRS

Taxpayers and tax professionals who call the IRS will be asked to verify their identities.. Being prepared before a call or visit can save taxpayers time by avoiding having to make multiple calls.

Before calling, taxpayers and tax professionals should instead consider using IRS.gov to access resources like the IRS Service Guide to get faster answers to their tax questions.

If a taxpayer decides to call, they should know that IRS phone assistors take great care to only discuss personal information with the taxpayer or someone the taxpayer authorizes to speak on their behalf. To make sure that taxpayers do not have to call back, the IRS reminds taxpayers to have the following information ready: Continue reading

Relief from Addition to Tax for Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax by Individual Farmers and Fishermen

The IRS is granting an extension of the March 1st deadline for farmers and fishermen to make their estimated tax payment before being subject to estimated tax penalties – as long as they file and pay the full amount of tax reported on their 2018 return by April 15, 2019 (or by April 17, 2019, for those taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts). 

• To claim the waiver of the estimated tax penalty, farmers and fishermen must attach Form 2210-F, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen, to their 2018 tax return. The taxpayer’s name and identifying number should be entered at the top of the form, and the waiver box (Part I, Box A) should be checked.  The rest of the form should be left blank. Continue reading

Here’s how tax reform affects taxpayers who claim the child tax credit

IRS Issue Number: Tax Reform Tax Tip 2019-15

Many people claim the child tax credit to help offset the cost of raising children. Tax reform legislation made changes to that credit for 2018 and later. Here are some important things for taxpayers to know.

Credit amount. The new law increases the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000. Eligibility factors for the credit have not changed. As in past years, a taxpayer can claim the credit if all of these apply:

  • the child was younger than 17 at the end of the tax year
  • the taxpayer claims the child as a dependent
  • the child lives with the taxpayer for at least six months of the year

Credit refunds. The credit is refundable, now up to $1,400. If a taxpayer doesn’t owe any tax before claiming the credit, they will receive up to $1,400 as part of their tax refund. Continue reading

There are six new schedules some taxpayers will file with the new Form 1040

The 2018 Form 1040 replaces prior year Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. The 2018 Form 1040 uses a building-block approach that allows individuals to file only the schedules they need with their federal tax return. Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules.

Electronic filers may not notice these changes as the tax software will automatically use their responses to complete the Form 1040 and any needed schedules. For taxpayers who filed paper returns in the past and are concerned about the 2018 changes, this may be the year to consider the benefits of filing electronically. Continue reading

2018 Fourth Quarter Excise Tax Form 720 is DUE NOW!

“This is a question too difficult for a mathematician. It should be asked of a philosopher” ― Albert Einstein.

Taxes are something that one cannot avoid till he/she is alive; likewise if you own a business you will have to file a list of taxes to keep your business alive. One such Tax is Federal Excise Tax, filed through Form 720 every quarter.

Any business that deals with goods and services are subject to excise tax, it must prepare a Form 720 quarterly to report the tax to the IRS. Ways to prepare and file your taxes are only two, Either your fill out a paper form, figure out complicated calculations and mail it to the IRS or E-file Form 720 through www.Taxexcise.com , “THE ONLY E-FILE SERVICE PROVIDER FOR FORM 720”.

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Form 2290, Form 720 & IFTA all Three Taxes are Due NOW!

Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.  ― Lin Yutang

Well no matter how wise you are, if you are an Excise Tax Payer You are damn busy this month. That is simply because of the fact that it’s not 1 or 2 but Three Taxes are DUE as of now. The only E-file Service Provider who can cover you up for all the Three Taxes is www.Tax2290.com / www.TaxExcise.com – Products of Think Trade Inc.

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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