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Reasons Why Recordkeeping is Important for Tax Payers

Record keeping is the act of maintaining and preserving documents and records. Properly maintained records help tax payers in several ways especially when preparing tax return and during times when the IRS sends a notice. Important and essential records such as cancelled checks, receipts, etc. should be kept handy and in a place where it is easy to locate. Whether an individual or business owner, they should keep in mind to maintain their records for hassle-free filing of taxes. For example, those into the trucking business should ensure maintaining their documents to avoid any hassles when filing their tax return. Continue reading

What is Taxable Gross Weight?

Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax has to be reported for a vehicle weight 55,000 lbs or more. Depending on the Gross Weight the category of a vehicle will changes.

Taxable Gross Weight:

The taxable gross weight of a vehicle (other than a bus) is the total of:

  • The actual unloaded weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service,
  • The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and
  • The weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle.

Actual unloaded weight of a vehicle is the empty (tare) weight of the vehicle.

A trailer or semitrailer is treated as customarily used in connection with a vehicle if the vehicle is equipped to tow the trailer or semitrailer.

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Form 8849, Schedule-3 is up for Efiling…

The IRS is offering electronic filing of Form 8849 will satisfy the Congressional mandate to provide filers an electronic option for filing Form 8849, Schedule 3. Schedules 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8, are also available for efiling through www.TaxExcise.com.

How will Form 8849 e-file improve results? Refunds for an electronically filed Form 8849, with Schedule 2, 3 or 8,  will be processed within 20 days of acceptance by the IRS. All other Form 8849 schedules are processed within 45 days of acceptance. Much faster than Paper filing method

Will refunds be sent electronically? Currently, Excise refunds are manually processed and distributed in the form of paper checks.  IRS is working to make an electronic refund option available.

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