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Excise tax on indoor tanning services, for the first quarter of 2011 is due May 2.

Starting July 1, 2010, many businesses offering tanning services must collect a 10 percent excise tax on the tanning services they provide. This excise tax requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act that was enacted in March 2010.Use IRS Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return to report and pay the indoor tanning tax due by May 2, 2011. Act fast and report it electronically at www.TaxExcise.com What is taxable indoor tanning service?

Taxable indoor tanning service means a service employing any electronic product designed to incorporate one or more ultraviolet lamps intended for the irradiation of an individual by ultraviolet radiation, with wavelengths in air between 200 and 400 nanometers, to induce skin tanning

Who must pay the indoor tanning services tax?

Indoor tanning service providers are responsible for collecting the tax from the person paying for the service and in some situations, from the person receiving the service.What is taxable indoor tanning service?

Taxable indoor tanning service means a service employing any electronic product designed to incorporate one or more ultraviolet lamps intended for the irradiation of an individual by ultraviolet radiation, with wavelengths in air between 200 and 400 nanometers, to induce skin tanning.

Who must report the tax to the government?

The person receiving the payment for the indoor tanning service must report the indoor tanning services tax on and remit the full amount of tax with a timely filed return.

How do I report the indoor tanning services tax?

Report the indoor tanning services tax on Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return electronically at www.TaxExcise.com and get it accepted by the IRS in minutes.

Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs – Form 720, 2290 and 8849

The Excise Tax e-File project was initiated to satisfy the IRS’ requirement to provide electronic filing of Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, as directed in the American Jobs Creation Act (October 2004). Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs (Form 720, 2290 and 8849) has joined the ever-growing-number of tax forms and schedules that can be electronically filed, providing taxpayers the speed and reliability that millions of taxpayers and business owners already enjoy.

Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return is also available for optional electronic filing.  Simply make your selection on the 720 e-file partner’s page and join millions of taxpayers enjoying the convenience and ease of on-line filing, immediate acknowledgment of receipt and faster service.

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return is available for electronic filing. The electronic version of Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, expedite refunds, save personal resources (e.g., time & postage) and reduce preparation and processing errors.  Schedule 1 will be available almost immediately (once your return is accepted by the IRS) through your software developer/transmitter – no more waiting for it to come in the mail!

Taxpayers filing Form 2290 reporting 25 or more vehicles for any taxable period are required by statute to electronically file their Form 2290 tax return through an IRS-approved software provider.

Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes (Schedules 1,2, 3, 5, 6 and8) are now available for e-file. Electronically submitted Schedules 2, 3 and 8 refund claims will be processed within 20 days of acceptance by the IRS, versus the usual 45 day processing time on all other 8849 schedules.

FILE YOUR TAXES NOW!
To file your excise forms electronically you will need to select an approved software provider for the tax forms you want to file.   Form 720 provider information can be found on the 720 e-file partner’s page.  Form 2290 provider information can be found on the 2290 e-file partner’s page. Form 8849 provider information can be found on the 8849 e-file partner’s page.

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