The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee was introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the sole purpose of funding medical research. Under the Affordable Care Act, issuers of specified health insurance policies and self-insured health plans are required to pay a fee to help with funding the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This fee is calculated based on the average number of lives covered and must be reported once a year after the second quarter (April, May & June) ends before July 31st (or the following business day if July 31 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday).
As the FIRST IRS AUTHORIZED & ONLY DECADE OLD E-file Service Provider for E-filing, it is our duty to alert all excise taxpayers of the upcoming deadline. Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Reporting, to be sent by the end of the calendar quarter. Form 720 is filed quarterly to record taxes levied on the manufacturing, distribution, or use of a certain class of goods and materials, with the first quarter deadline falling on April 30th, 2021. We’re halfway through April, which means we’re approaching the Due Date for the first quarter of 2021. Walking to the local IRS office or mailing the paper-filled Form 720 in this short time period is the slowest way of filing form 720 and you can foresee a delay in getting the filings acknowledged and if the date is skipped or filed late, you will have to incur penalties.
Keep in mind that even though you have no sales to record, you must also file a Form 720 by choosing the alternative for a Zero Return (Zero Tax Liability). This is to notify the IRS that you have no Excise taxes to declare for the year.
The Internal Revenue Service today reminded self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses, corporations and others who pay their taxes quarterly that the payment for the first quarter of 2021 is due Thursday, April 15, 2021.
The extension to May 17, 2021 for individuals to file their 2020 federal income taxes does not apply to estimated tax payments. The 2021 Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, can help taxpayers estimate their first quarterly tax payment.
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.
“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to.”
We have an important message about your Form 720 tax returns, today is the deadline to file Form 720 excise tax return for the third calendar quarter of 2020 (July, August, and September). However it is only applicable for businesses that deals in goods and services subject to excise tax. If you were responsible for collecting excise taxes during this quarter and haven’t filed your tax return yet, you must prepare and file it by today, November 2nd, 2020.