IRS Tax Form 720, or the Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, is where the businesses across America report and pay the excise taxes, must be completed at end of every quarter. The Federal Excise Taxes is imposed on specific goods or services that are manufactured in or imported into the U.S. Excise taxes are often included in the price of the product, like gasoline or alcohol, so you might not even realize you’re paying them. However, if your business sells a good or service that is subject to excise tax, then you are responsible for reporting and paying those taxes; IRS Form 720 allows you to do so.
The IRS released a notice (Notice 2020-48) automatically extending the due date for excise tax returns reporting federal sporting goods excise taxes until Oct. 31, 2020 for returns that are generally due July 31. Further, the period from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31 will be disregarded for purposes of calculating any penalties or interest for the second quarter returns that are not paid by Oct. 31. The penalties and fees will begin to accrue on Nov. 1, 2020 if the taxes are not paid or the returns are not filed.Continue reading Second quarter sporting goods excise tax filing deadline extended