In general, an excise tax is a tax is imposed on the sale of specific goods or services, or on certain uses. Federal excise tax is usually imposed on the sale of things like fuel, airline tickets, heavy trucks and highway tractors, indoor tanning, tires, tobacco and other goods and services.
Businesses that are subject to excise tax generally must file a Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return to report the tax to the IRS. Excise taxes are imposed on a wide variety of goods, services and activities. The tax may be imposed at the time of
Sale by the manufacturer
Sale by the retailer
Use by the manufacturer or consumer
Many excise taxes go into trust funds for projects related to the taxed product or service, such as highway and airport improvements. Excise taxes are independent of income taxes. Often, the retailer, manufacturer or importer must pay the excise tax to the IRS and file the Form 720. They may pass the cost of the excise tax on to the buyer.
In an era when smartphones
and tablets have taken over, filing tax returns through paper is slowly going
extinct and completing tax returns online is the need of the hour as it is
easier, precise and efficient. The less complicated your tax return is, the
more rudimentary is the preparation for it.
The slight panicky feeling that happens when deadlines approach and start to accumulate is every tax payer’s worst nightmare. These tax deadlines happen once every year or every quarter and failure to address them results in penalties and interest from Uncle Sam.
It’s time now to put on your
thinking hat and have these tax returns completed in order to stay compliant
with the IRS. A Few Tax forms that are Due this month would namely be:-
Form 2290: The Federal
Excise Tax Form 2290 also known as Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is due for renewal
for the current 2020 tax year. And the deadline to report any new Vehicles first
used in the month of June is due by July31st.
IFTA: International Fuel Tax Agreement is due by July 31st for the second quarter of 2020.
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In the fast-paced Trucking Industry overcoming deadlines is the most essential part to stay compliant with the IRS, missing out on these crucial deadlines will result in penalties with interest for late filing. It feels like this year has just begun, but we are almost at the end of the first month of 2020. The interesting fact about the month of January is that you have Three Tax Deadlines corresponding together on January 31st.
CAUTION !! Deadlines Ahead.
Was your vehicle used for the first time in December 2019?
Form 2290 is due by
January 31st for vehicles first put into service in the month of
December 2019. You must file Form 2290 for these trucks by the last day of the month following the month
the vehicle was first used on public highways.
720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return has to be reported by the last
day of the month following the calendar quarter, this form is filed every quarter
to report taxes imposed on the manufacture, sale or usage of certain type of
goods and products and the deadline for the 4th quarter of 2019 is January 31st. Failure to file or late filing will result
in penalties with interest.
International Fuel Tax Agreement report is filed for vehicles that travel in at least 2 or more IFTA jurisdictions. All reports will house the amount of fuel used and mileage covered for each jurisdiction traveled. IFTA fuel reports are due four times a year, the last day of the month after each quarter closes. Prepare this report for the fourth quarter of 2019 before the January 31st deadline.
With Three Tax Form deadlines fast approaching every day counts, the last few days will see an exceptional amount of returns being processed by the IRS, beat the deadline race by filing online using www.taxexcise.com / www.tax2290.com. Our user-friendly website allow users to report and complete tax returns in a cost-effective and timely manner. Returns processed online do get a quicker response and are accepted in just a few minutes.
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With just a day away from 2020, its time to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the New Year with brightness and joy.
In honor of the New Year 2020, we want to take a moment and thank you all for your continued support. With a journey of a decade behind us, you have helped make each year better than the last. We look forward to continue doing business with you in the year ahead. At the end of the day our customers are the single most important part of everything we do, we value your business and wish you..
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New Year promises to be an exciting and busy time for all of us. With so much going on this holiday season, there is just too little time for us to be prepared for the upcoming tax deadlines that begins from January 2020. So we bring you this blog to help you get organized for the month in advance:
January 31st, 2020 is the Deadline to E-file your Federal Excise Tax Form 2290
for Vehicles first used in the Month of December 2019 since July 2019.
Federal Excise Tax Form 720 for the Fourth Quarter of 2019 is due by January 31st.
International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), for the Fourth Quarter of 2019 is also
due by January 31st.
Important E-filing Notice:The IRS e-file system is currently shut down beginning Thursday, December 26, 2019 for year-end maintenance and will not be available until they open for e-filing in January 2020. The IRS hasn’t announced the opening day for e-filings but they are usually operational from early-to mid-January.
You can still e-file your tax returns using our website during the Business shut down, we’ll hold your return and transmit it to the IRS when they open for e-filing. But if you need the acknowledgments during the shutdown, we suggest you to paper file your tax returns instead.
The IRS may not be available to assist you during the
shutdown period but Taxexcise.com and its Tax Experts will be available to
assist you even during the Production cutover time. Feel free to reach our Team
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using the LIVE CHAT option available on the website.
Important information for all our CPA customers:
Preparer tax identification number (PTIN) applications and renewals for
2020 are now being processed by the IRS.
All the CPAs who are e-filing federal tax returns for clients
must have a valid 2020 PTIN before preparing returns. All enrolled agents must
also have a valid PTIN.
As the year is gradually coming to an end bringing us to the 4th quarter of the year 2019, and you know what else is happening by the end of this month? The deadline to file your quarterly Federal Excise taxes that is Form 720 and IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement)
Form 720 is used to pay the quarterly federal excise tax levied by the IRS on certain business owners, these return must be filed every quarter, however in some cases the payment is to be made monthly or bimonthly or even along with the quarterly filing, regardless the Tax return filing must be submitted to the IRS on or before the stipulated deadlines which are April 30th, July 31st, October 31st, and Jan 30th respectively.
With that, it is clear that the deadline to report your quarterly federal excise tax is drawing near 31st October being the last day to report these filing.
Simultaneously, the International Fuel Tax Agreement is also due quarterly for the Interstate drivers and it is equally important to file this return with your base Jurisdiction to get your IFTA license to be able to operate interstate.
Synonymously, the federal Highway Use Tax Form 2290 is also due for any truck that was put into service in September. October 31st is the deadline to file the Tax Form 2290 on those units.
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