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IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Sandy; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadline Extended to Feb. 1, 2013

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Internal Revenue Service announced additional tax relief to affected individuals and businesses.

Following recent disaster declarations for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York will receive tax relief. Other locations may be added in coming days based on additional damage assessments by FEMA.The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting in late October.  As a result, affected individuals and businesses will have until Feb. 1, 2013 to file these returns and pay any taxes due. This includes the fourth quarter individual estimated tax payment, normally due Jan. 15, 2013. It also includes payroll and excise tax returns and accompanying payments for the third and fourth quarters, normally due on Oct. 31, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013 respectively. It also applies to tax-exempt organizations required to file Form 990 series returns with an original or extended deadline falling during this period.

The IRS will abate any interest, late-payment or late-filing penalty that would otherwise apply. The IRS automatically provides this relief to any taxpayer located in the disaster area. Taxpayers need not contact the IRS to get this relief. Beyond the relief provided by law to taxpayers in the FEMA-designated counties, the IRS will work with any taxpayer who resides outside the disaster area but whose books, records or tax professional are located in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. All workers assisting the relief activities in the covered disaster areas who are affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization are eligible for relief.  Taxpayers who live outside of the impacted area and think they may qualify for this relief need to contact the IRS at 866-562-5227.

In addition, the IRS is waiving failure-to-deposit penalties for federal payroll and excise tax deposits normally due on or after the disaster area start date and before Nov. 26, if the deposits are made by Nov. 26, 2012. Details on available relief can be found on the disaster relief page on IRS.gov.

The tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by the hurricane and is based on local damage assessments by FEMA. For information on disaster recovery, individuals should visit disasterassistance.gov.

The IRS also assures taxpayers, businesses and tax preparers that IRS is working aggressively to monitor the situation and provide additional relief as needed.

So far, IRS filing and payment relief applies to the following localities:

In Connecticut (starting Oct. 27): Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London Counties and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribal Nation located within New London County;

In New Jersey (starting Oct. 26): Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union;

In New York (starting Oct. 27): Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester.

TaxExcise.com helps taxpayers, businesses and tax preparers file their Excise Tax Returns with the IRS electronically and have an acknowledgment received online within minutes. Tax Excise extends its support providing mobile application m.Tax2290.com to e-file Forms.

Avoid Travelling as much as possible at least when not needed, make use of E-file through TaxExcise.com and Stay SAFE and COVERED!!

Reach us @ 1-866-245-3918 or write to us at support@taxexcise.com, for any required assistance.

Salutation for the women in trucking!!!

5% (or more) of the composition of the trucking industry in America are women. For the convenient advantages in the industry or for any other reason, more and more women are stepping to run the wheels each year. People who say ‘trucking is not where women land up for it is too rough and stressful for them’, are considered mere ignorant of today’s world. Women have been in trucking from as long as there have been trucks. Lillie Elizabeth Drennan, apart from being the first lady to be Commercial driver licensed in 1929, was also the first ever woman to take ownership of trucking business. She operated her business successfully for nearly 24 years despite long routes, rough roads and stress from the opposition. Her legacy has inspired many, especially women, to follow her steps into trucking industry to take forward driving as a career.

Women share the dreams and difficulties of the roads as far as driving trucks is concerned and the industry wouldn’t be running the same way without these dedicated women of wheels. Tax2290 salutes all women drivers for their courage, patience and power that they possess to run the wheels on roads. As owners, they now can file form 2290 for their heavy truck’s heavy vehicle use tax online, so fast and safely. It doesn’t take much time to fill in the IRS form 2290 requisite details and the filers would be returned with Schedule 1 copy within minutes.

Women in Trucking has been working towards the encouragement of employment of women in the trucking industry, promotion of their accomplishments and minimization of obstacles faced by these women. They have been actively working for the motivation of the transportation industry and their women-related activities chiefly. Tax2290 is a proud member of the Women In Trucking Association extending our support to help them provide the necessary resources to encourage women having goals inclined towards the trucking industry. We also heartily congratulate Ellen Voie, President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, who has been honored by the White House in “ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things” through its “Champions of Change” initiative on Aug 6th, 2012. There’s another date of high cardinality to truck owners, 31st August, 2012, which is the last date to file HVUT tax returns.For more information on due date extension due to Labor Day weekend IRS shut down, click here.

“e-file makes life easy”, says an experienced Tax professional

The doors of Tax2290 were wide open, this time offline, in position for the much awaited entry of an otherwise busy tax professional (TP hereafter). In a blue jean and white formal shirt he came in and took his interview-ready clean seat. “Sorry for eating up some of your precious time this tax season”, said one of our Tax2290 professional (T2290P hereupon) with a gentle smile.

TP: Oh not really! e-file makes it pretty easy these days.

T2290P: Happy to be servicing professionals like you any day. So, everyone’s talking about going paperless including the IRS. What does this mean for you?

TP: Of course, it means tax returns would be filed electronically instead of filling out in papers and mailing them to the IRS for processing. Now that’s not as easy as just said. It involves a lot of overhead related to postage charges, errors and cycles of corrections. The IRS has made it mandatory that any tax professional who prepares 11 or more tax returns has to electronically file all of those returns. This also means that your tax preparer is as well getting transitioned to being paperless as well. More and more tax professionals are storing their back-up documentation and past tax returns electronically as PDF’s. So, e-filing for clients on websites like yours makes our life as tax professionals so easy and I only wish this was available years ago itself for I would not have seen my dad getting troubled with papers and tension all around him. (Smiles)

T2290P: What would you point out as advantages of e-filing to clients who come to you or in general to those who file Form 2290 themselves online?

TP: You go green immediately, contributing your little part to pause the green-eating society. The ability to file your tax returns round the clock throughout the week right at your desk at home makes life very comfortable and easy. The speed of the entire tax return process dramatically increases with e-filing over paper due to advanced internet capabilities thus saving you money and energy worked out on postage/fax/courier/delivery charges, which of course can be used over a million other valuables. You can readily keep yourselves away from legendary difficulties like waiting endlessly for approvals, moving here and there for additional information etc because everything is checked and verified for errors right at the tax internet stop. And to add pie to all this, comes your schedule 1 copy to your desk within minutes as a proof of payment. What more reasons does anyone need to use e-file services online?

T2290P: Ahh. If only I was a trucker, I would have immediately used such a tax life pacifier. So one last question. How strongly would you recommend the e-file option this tax season for its safety?

TP: I have long been a serious advocate of the electronic filing (e-file) system. In my experience in both paper as well as today’s modernized e-file systems, I can confidently say e-filing tax returns is definitely quicker than mailing a paper return, much secure, and certainly reduces the risk for errors. It doubtlessly saves time and reduces headache for all the parties involved as long as the files are securely stored over the internet like now. I’d rather have ten years worth of CD’s on my shelf than ten years worth of boxes. Does anyone need anything stronger?

Before we could send him off in warmth for spending some valuable time with us, his phone rang and we could hear him say “Yes. Please stay right there. Am coming in minutes. And yes, I do use only e-file system for Form 2290 this season so you don’t have to worry too much.

He turned to us and said, “Thanks for this interview. I hope everything will shine like sun this season. Bye” and we said, “Thanks a ton for your time. Bye.

Not to forget, the closing date for filing Form 2290 for the year 2012-2013 is, the 31st of August, 2012. Get back to your computer-facing seats before that and start the e-file form 2290 process at Tax2290.com. Need assistance in between, make a call @ 1-866-245-3918 or write to support@taxexcise.com.

Benefits of E-filing Your Form 2290 !!

With books turning into eBooks, print newspaper firms shutting down because of electronic newspaper at the tip of the hand of customers, everything has become concise, fast and electronic. With our daily pleasure increasing due to technology changes, why not do the same for our tax returns. With the technology revolution, everything is electronic and so are our tax returns. When you sit down to work on your paper tax returns, a lot of times it gets messier, you get frustrated, you have to turn the pages over and over again to make sure it is done right and nothing will be a hindrance for your tax return.  This can be quite frustrating.

Spare yourself from the headache, eye strain, and hand and muscle cramp. Use the technology that is being offered to you by us. With the use to E filing,

  • You can have accurate filing with less that 1% chance of errors.
  • Your personal and financial information is secured since it is sent to IRS through encrypted lines. So no more worries of your information going to the wrong hands.
  • Save time, money and energy by going paperless. Give your hands and muscles some rest.
  • Faster Refund!!!!!
  • Get acceptance receipt on completing and submitting your tax returns.
  • Double check by the software itself if any information is missing. Hence even more accurate.
Get Tax 2290 filed On-line Now

With the help of our on-line application on Tax2290.com,

  • You can bulk upload all you vehicle information at the same time from your computer. (Saves Time and money)
  • You can add all and delete all if mistake has been made or if needed.
  • We keep your records safe so in case of amending your previous tax returns, you can also do it electronically which will lessen down the hours you work on to gather all the information from previous years.
  • A full summary of your tax return is provided to you before you hit that final ‘Submit’ button.
  • ‘Error Check’ option is like a ‘Cherry on the top’ for making sure you didn’t miss any information.
  • Save the envelopes and stamps for other documents since we offer paper filing and E filing for your tax returns.

Filing your tax returns through Tax2290.com is very simple. The filer need not to be a computer savvy to file their tax forms with Tax2290.com. The application is designed in a way that even a first time filer can file it with ease. There are plenty of help texts on every screen you navigate and all the complicated IRS Tax Jargon’s are broken down to simple English. Tax2290.com gets your returns filed faster than anyone else.

The application is filled with lot of other additional features like Text Alert, Fax and emailed copies of your stamped Schedule 1. The unique text alert feature will send you an instant text message to the assigned mobile phone as soon as there is an update from the IRS on the status of your tax return. If the filer opts for the fax option the stamped receipt from the IRS will be automatically faxed to the fax machine of the filer.

Though the application is very simple, we will not leave you all by yourself on the website. You can avail help form the friendly customer support team any time you want through live chat on the website. You can call them @ 1-866-245-3918 or email them to support@taxexcise.com.

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.