Archive for November 20, 2011

Electronic Filing Options for Business and Self-Employed Taxpayers

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Electronic Filing Options for Business and Self-Employed Taxpayers


Forms 1120/1120-S and 7004

Form 7004, Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns


Employment Taxes (Forms 940, 941 and 944)

Estates & Trusts (Form 1041)

Excise Tax Returns (Form 720 and Form 2290 and Excise Claim Form 8849 (Schedule 3 and 6))

Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) (Forms 1099, 1098, W-2G & more)

Partnership Returns

Modernized e-File (MeF)
MeF Internet filing is available for charities and non-profits, corporations and partnerships.

Electronic Payment Options

EFTPS – Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

Convenient Payment Options Using Credit Card and Electronic Funds Withdrawal

e-file for Business Providers & Partners

Find a listing of companies who offer IRS e-file for Business products and services including direct links to each companies’ Web site. Be sure to check the special offers and discounts from our IRS e-file for Business Partners.

Social Security Administration (SSA) Employer Web Site
Learn how to submit your Forms W-2 electronically.

Reminder to Truckers: Highway Use Tax Returns Due Nov. 30

Trucking Tax Center


Alert: This is where you should check for up to date information about the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use tax, Form 2290, for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011. Sepcial provisions still apply through November 30 for filing your return and/or registering your vehicle.

Updated as of November 1, 2011
The Form 2290 is available now. If your vehicle was first used in July, August, September or October 2011, you are required to file Form 2290 by November 30, 2011. You will not be liable for any late filing penalty or interest if you meet this due date. Beginning November 1, 2011, we will provide a stamped (receipted) Schedule 1 to those who file and pay their tax.

e-filing and Paying Your 2011 Excise Tax
IRS e-file for 2290 is now available for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011. Visit the e-file provider page and choose the IRS authorized e-file provider that’s best for you. 

An Option for Getting Your Tags and/or Registering Your Vehicle
You can get your tags for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011 because existing regulations require states to register a heavy highway vehicle when the application for registration is received between July 1 and November 30, 2011. If you have your receipted Schedule 1 for the previous year’s taxable period, in this case, July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, states can continue to accept it as proof of payment through November 30, 2011.

An Option for Registering Your Newly Acquired Vehicle
Through November 30, 2011, states also must register newly acquired heavy highway use vehicles without proof of tax payment if:

  • you present the original or a photocopy of a bill of sale showing that the vehicle was purchased by the owner during the 150 days before the date the state received the application for registration; and,
  • the vehicle has not been registered in any state subsequent to the date of purchase. 


IRS Reminds Taxpayers about Home Energy Credits

This IRS YouTube video describes energy credits available to taxpayers who plan to winterize their homes before the year’s end.