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Income tax filing online 1. Income tax filing online   Filing and Paying Business Taxes Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Identification NumbersNew EIN. Income tax filing online Employee. Income tax filing online Other payee. Income tax filing online Income TaxDo I Have To File an Income Tax Return? How Do I File? IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) When Is My Tax Return Due? How Do I Pay Income Tax? Self-Employment (SE) TaxHow to become insured under social security. Income tax filing online Earning credits in 2013 and 2014. Income tax filing online Employment Taxes Excise Taxes Information ReturnsWaiver of penalties. Income tax filing online Penalties. Income tax filing online Introduction This chapter explains the business taxes you may have to pay and the forms you may have to file. Income tax filing online It also discusses taxpayer identification numbers. Income tax filing online Table 1-1 lists the benefits of filing electronically. Income tax filing online Table 1-2 lists the federal taxes you may have to pay, their due dates, and the forms you use to report them. Income tax filing online Table 1-3 provides checklists that highlight the typical forms and schedules you may need to file if you ever go out of business. Income tax filing online You may want to get Publication 509, Tax Calendars. Income tax filing online It has tax calendars that tell you when to file returns and make tax payments. Income tax filing online Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Income tax filing online S. Income tax filing online Individual Income Tax Return 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals Sch C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business Sch C-EZ (Form 1040) Net Profit From Business Sch SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax See chapter 12 for information about getting publications and forms. Income tax filing online Identification Numbers This section explains three types of taxpayer identification numbers, who needs them, when to use them, and how to get them. Income tax filing online Social security number (SSN). Income tax filing online   Generally, use your SSN as your taxpayer identification number. Income tax filing online You must put this number on each of your individual income tax forms, such as Form 1040 and its schedules. Income tax filing online   To apply for an SSN, use Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Income tax filing online This form is available at Social Security Administration (SSA) offices or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Income tax filing online It is also available from the SSA website at www. Income tax filing online socialsecurity. Income tax filing online gov. Income tax filing online Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Income tax filing online   The IRS will issue an ITIN if you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get an SSN. Income tax filing online In general, if you need to obtain an ITIN, you must attach Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, with your signed, original, completed tax return and any other required documentation and mail them to the following address. Income tax filing online  Internal Revenue Service ITIN Operation P. Income tax filing online O. Income tax filing online Box 149342 Austin, TX 78714-9342 The exceptions are covered in detail in the instructions for Form W-7. Income tax filing online If you must include another person's SSN on your return and that person does not have and cannot get an SSN, enter that person's ITIN. Income tax filing online The application is also available in Spanish. Income tax filing online The form is available at IRS. Income tax filing online gov or you can call 1-800-829-3676 to order the form. Income tax filing online    An ITIN is for tax use only. Income tax filing online It does not entitle the holder to social security benefits or change the holder's employment or immigration status. Income tax filing online Employer identification number (EIN). Income tax filing online   You must also have an EIN to use as a taxpayer identification number if you do either of the following. Income tax filing online Pay wages to one or more employees. Income tax filing online File pension or excise tax returns. Income tax filing online   If you must have an EIN, include it along with your SSN on your Schedule C or C-EZ. Income tax filing online   You can apply for an EIN: Online by clicking on the Employer ID Numbers (EINs) link at www. Income tax filing online irs. Income tax filing online gov/businesses/small. Income tax filing online The EIN is issued immediately once the application information is validated. Income tax filing online By telephone at 1-800-829-4933. Income tax filing online By mailing or faxing Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. Income tax filing online New EIN. Income tax filing online   You may need to get a new EIN if either the form or the ownership of your business changes. Income tax filing online For more information, see Publication 1635, Understanding Your EIN. Income tax filing online When you need identification numbers of other persons. Income tax filing online   In operating your business, you will probably make certain payments you must report on information returns. Income tax filing online These payments are discussed under Information Returns, later in this chapter. Income tax filing online You must give the recipient of these payments (the payee) a statement showing the total amount paid during the year. Income tax filing online You must include the payee's identification number and your identification number on the returns and statements. Income tax filing online Employee. Income tax filing online   If you have employees, you must get an SSN from each of them. Income tax filing online Record the name and SSN of each employee exactly as they are shown on the employee's social security card. Income tax filing online If the employee's name is not correct as shown on the card, the employee should request a new card from the SSA. Income tax filing online This may occur if the employee's name was changed due to marriage or divorce. Income tax filing online   Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, is completed by each employee so the correct federal income tax can be withheld from their pay. Income tax filing online   If your employee does not have an SSN, he or she should file Form SS-5 with the SSA. Income tax filing online Other payee. Income tax filing online   If you make payments to someone who is not your employee and you must report the payments on an information return, get that person's SSN. Income tax filing online If you must report payments to an organization, such as a corporation or partnership, you must get its EIN. Income tax filing online   To get the payee's SSN or EIN, use Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. Income tax filing online   A payee who does not provide you with an identification number may be subject to backup withholding. Income tax filing online For information on backup withholding, see the Form W-9 instructions and the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. Income tax filing online Income Tax This part explains whether you have to file an income tax return and when you file it. Income tax filing online It also explains how you pay the tax. Income tax filing online Do I Have To File an Income Tax Return? You have to file an income tax return for 2013 if your net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more. Income tax filing online If your net earnings from self-employment were less than $400, you still have to file an income tax return if you meet any other filing requirement listed in the Form 1040 instructions. Income tax filing online How Do I File? File your income tax return on Form 1040 and attach Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ. Income tax filing online Enter the net profit or loss from Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ on page 1 of Form 1040. Income tax filing online Use Schedule C to figure your net profit or loss from your business. Income tax filing online If you operated more than one business as a sole proprietorship, you must attach a separate Schedule C for each business. Income tax filing online You can use the simpler Schedule C-EZ if you operated only one business as a sole proprietorship, you did not have a net loss, and you meet the other requirements listed in Part I of the schedule. Income tax filing online IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) Please click here for the text description of the image. Income tax filing online E-file logo You may be able to file your tax returns electronically using an IRS e-file option. Income tax filing online Table 1-1 lists the benefits of IRS e-file. Income tax filing online IRS e-file uses automation to replace most of the manual steps needed to process paper returns. Income tax filing online As a result, the processing of e-file returns is faster and more accurate than the processing of paper returns. Income tax filing online As with a paper return, you are responsible for making sure your return contains accurate information and is filed on time. Income tax filing online Using e-file does not affect your chances of an IRS examination of your return. Income tax filing online You can file most commonly used business forms using IRS e-file. Income tax filing online For more information, visit IRS. Income tax filing online gov. Income tax filing online Electronic signatures. Income tax filing online   Paperless filing is easier than you think and it's available to most taxpayers who file electronically—including those first-time filers who were 16 or older at the end of 2013. Income tax filing online If you file electronically using tax preparation software or a tax professional, you will participate in the Self-Select PIN (personal identification number) program. Income tax filing online If you are married filing jointly, you and your spouse will each need to create a PIN and enter these PINs as your electronic signatures. Income tax filing online    To create a PIN, you must know your adjusted gross income (AGI) from your originally filed 2012 income tax return (not from an amended return, Form 1040X, or any math error notice from the IRS). Income tax filing online You will also need to provide your date of birth (DOB). Income tax filing online Make sure your DOB is accurate and matches the information on record with the Social Security Administration before you e-file. Income tax filing online To do this, check your annual Social Security Statement. Income tax filing online   With a Self-Select PIN, there is nothing to sign and nothing to mail—not even your Forms W-2. Income tax filing online For more details on the Self-Select PIN program, visit IRS. Income tax filing online gov. Income tax filing online State returns. Income tax filing online   In most states, you can file an electronic state return simultaneously with your federal return. Income tax filing online For more information, check with your local IRS office, state tax agency, tax professional, or IRS. Income tax filing online gov. Income tax filing online Refunds. Income tax filing online   You can have your refund check mailed to you, or you can have your refund deposited directly to your checking or savings account. Income tax filing online   With e-file, your refund will be issued in half the time as when filing on paper. Income tax filing online Most refunds are issued within 3 weeks. Income tax filing online If you choose Direct Deposit, you can receive your refund in as few as 10 days. Income tax filing online Offset against debts. Income tax filing online   As with a paper return, you may not get all of your refund if you owe certain past-due amounts, such as federal tax, state tax, a student loan, or child support. Income tax filing online You will be notified if the refund you claimed has been offset against your debts. Income tax filing online Refund inquiries. Income tax filing online   You can check the status of your refund if it has been at least 24 hours (4 weeks if you mailed a paper return) from the date you filed your return. Income tax filing online Be sure to have a copy of your tax return available because you will need to know the filing status, the first social security number shown on the return, and the exact whole-dollar amount of the refund. Income tax filing online To check on your refund, do one of the following. Income tax filing online Go to IRS. Income tax filing online gov and click on Where's My Refund. Income tax filing online Call 1-800-829-4477 for automated refund information, and follow the recorded instructions. Income tax filing online Call 1-800-829-1954 during the hours shown in your form instructions. Income tax filing online Balance due. Income tax filing online   If you owe tax, you must pay it by April 15, 2014, to avoid late-payment penalties and interest. Income tax filing online You can make your payment electronically by scheduling an electronic funds withdrawal from your checking or savings account or by credit card. Income tax filing online Using an Authorized IRS e-file Provider Many tax professionals can electronically file paperless returns for their clients. Income tax filing online You have two options. Income tax filing online You can prepare your return, take it to an authorized IRS e-file provider, and have the provider transmit it electronically to the IRS. Income tax filing online You can have an authorized IRS e-file provider prepare your return and transmit it for you electronically. Income tax filing online You will be asked to complete Form 8879, IRS e-file Signature Authorization, to authorize the provider to enter your self-selected PIN on your return. Income tax filing online Depending on the provider and the specific services requested, a fee may be charged. Income tax filing online To find an authorized IRS e-file provider near you, go to IRS. Income tax filing online gov or look for an “Authorized IRS e-file Provider” sign. Income tax filing online Using Your Personal Computer A computer with Internet access is all you need to file your tax return using IRS e-file. Income tax filing online When you use your personal computer, you can e-file your return from your home any time of the day or night. Income tax filing online Sign your return electronically using a self-selected PIN to complete the process. Income tax filing online There is no signature form to submit or Forms W-2 to send in. Income tax filing online Free Internet filing options. Income tax filing online   More taxpayers can now prepare and e-file their individual income tax returns free using commercial tax preparation software accessible through IRS. Income tax filing online gov or www. Income tax filing online usa. Income tax filing online gov. 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Income tax filing online Ask your employer or financial institution if they offer IRS e-file as an employee, member, or customer benefit. Income tax filing online Free Help With Your Return Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-trained volunteers. Income tax filing online The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-income taxpayers, and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 or older with their tax returns. Income tax filing online Some locations offer free electronic filing. Income tax filing online Table 1-1. Income tax filing online Benefits of IRS e-file Accuracy • Your chance of getting an error notice from the IRS is significantly reduced. Income tax filing online Security • Your privacy and security are assured. Income tax filing online Electronic signatures • Create your own personal identification number (PIN) and file a completely paperless return through your tax preparation software or tax professional. Income tax filing online There is nothing to mail. Income tax filing online Proof of acceptance • You receive an electronic acknowledgment within 48 hours that the IRS has accepted your return for processing. Income tax filing online Fast refunds • You get your refund faster with Direct Deposit—in as few as 10 days. Income tax filing online Free Internet filing options • Use IRS. Income tax filing online gov to access commercial tax preparation and e-file services available at no cost to eligible taxpayers. Income tax filing online Electronic payment options • Convenient, safe, and secure electronic payment options are available. Income tax filing online E-file and pay your taxes in a single step. Income tax filing online Schedule an electronic funds withdrawal from your checking or savings account (up to and including April 15, 2014) or pay by credit card. Income tax filing online Federal/State filing • Prepare and file your federal and state tax returns together and double the benefits you get from e-file. Income tax filing online When Is My Tax Return Due? Form 1040 for calendar year 2013 is due by April 15, 2014. Income tax filing online If you use a fiscal year (explained in chapter 2), your return is due by the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of your fiscal year. Income tax filing online If you file late, you may have to pay penalties and interest. Income tax filing online If you cannot file your return on time, use Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Income tax filing online S. Income tax filing online Individual Income Tax Return, to request an automatic 6-month extension. Income tax filing online For calendar year taxpayers, this will extend the tax filing due date until October 15. Income tax filing online Filing an extension does not extend the time to pay your taxes, only the time to file the tax return. Income tax filing online How Do I Pay Income Tax? Federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. Income tax filing online You must pay it as you earn or receive income during the year. Income tax filing online An employee usually has income tax withheld from his or her pay. Income tax filing online If you do not pay your tax through withholding, or do not pay enough tax that way, you might have to pay estimated tax. Income tax filing online You generally have to make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe taxes, including self-employment tax (discussed later), of $1,000 or more when you file your return. Income tax filing online Use Form 1040-ES to figure and pay the tax. Income tax filing online If you do not have to make estimated tax payments, you can pay any tax due when you file your return. Income tax filing online For more information on estimated tax, see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Income tax filing online What are my payment options?   You can pay your estimated tax electronically using various options. Income tax filing online If you pay electronically, there is no need to mail in Form 1040-ES payment vouchers. Income tax filing online These options include: Paying electronically through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Income tax filing online Paying by authorizing an electronic funds withdrawal when you file Form 1040 electronically. Income tax filing online Paying by credit or debit card over the phone or by Internet. Income tax filing online Other options include crediting an overpayment from your 2013 return to your 2014 estimated tax, or mailing a check or money order with a Form 1040-ES payment voucher. Income tax filing online EFTPS    To enroll in EFTPS, go to www. Income tax filing online eftps. Income tax filing online gov or call 1-800-555-4477. Income tax filing online When you request a new EIN and you will have a tax obligation, you are automatically enrolled in EFTPS. Income tax filing online Benefits of EFTPS: The chance of an error in making your payments is reduced. Income tax filing online You receive immediate confirmation of every transaction. Income tax filing online Penalty for underpayment of tax. Income tax filing online   If you did not pay enough income tax and self-employment tax for 2013 by withholding or by making estimated tax payments, you may have to pay a penalty on the amount not paid. Income tax filing online The IRS will figure the penalty for you and send you a bill. Income tax filing online Or you can use Form 2210, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, to see if you have to pay a penalty and to figure the penalty amount. Income tax filing online For more information, see Publication 505. Income tax filing online Self-Employment (SE) Tax Self-employment tax (SE tax) is a social security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves. Income tax filing online It is similar to the social security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of most wage earners. Income tax filing online If you earned income as a statutory employee, you do not pay SE tax on that income. Income tax filing online Social security coverage. Income tax filing online   Social security benefits are available to self-employed persons just as they are to wage earners. Income tax filing online Your payments of SE tax contribute to your coverage under the social security system. Income tax filing online Social security coverage provides you with retirement benefits, disability benefits, survivor benefits, and hospital insurance (Medicare) benefits. Income tax filing online By not reporting all of your self-employment income, you could cause your social security benefits to be lower when you retire. Income tax filing online How to become insured under social security. Income tax filing online   You must be insured under the social security system before you begin receiving social security benefits. Income tax filing online You are insured if you have the required number of credits (also called quarters of coverage), discussed next. Income tax filing online Earning credits in 2013 and 2014. Income tax filing online   For 2013, you received one credit, up to a maximum of four credits, for each $1,160 ($1,200 for 2014) of income subject to social security taxes. Income tax filing online Therefore, for 2013, if you had income (self-employment and wages) of $4,640 that was subject to social security taxes, you receive four credits ($4,640 ÷ $1,160). Income tax filing online   For an explanation of the number of credits you must have to be insured and the benefits available to you and your family under the social security program, consult your nearest Social Security Administration (SSA) office. Income tax filing online    Making false statements to get or to increase social security benefits may subject you to penalties. Income tax filing online The Social Security Administration (SSA) time limit for posting self-employment income. Income tax filing online   Generally, the SSA will give you credit only for self-employment income reported on a tax return filed within 3 years, 3 months, and 15 days after the tax year you earned the income. Income tax filing online If you file your tax return or report a change in your self-employment income after this time limit, the SSA may change its records, but only to remove or reduce the amount. Income tax filing online The SSA will not change its records to increase your self-employment income. Income tax filing online Who must pay self-employment tax. Income tax filing online   You must pay SE tax and file Schedule SE (Form 1040) if either of the following applies. Income tax filing online Your net earnings from self-employment (excluding church employee income) were $400 or more. Income tax filing online You had church employee income of $108. Income tax filing online 28 or more. Income tax filing online The SE tax rules apply no matter how old you are and even if you are already receiving social security or Medicare benefits. Income tax filing online SE tax rate. Income tax filing online   For 2013, the SE tax rate on net earnings is 15. Income tax filing online 3% (12. Income tax filing online 4% social security tax plus 2. Income tax filing online 9% Medicare tax). Income tax filing online Maximum earnings subject to SE tax. Income tax filing online   Only the first $113,700 of your combined wages, tips, and net earnings in 2013 is subject to any combination of the 12. Income tax filing online 4% social security part of SE tax, social security tax, or railroad retirement (tier 1) tax. Income tax filing online   All your combined wages, tips, and net earnings in 2013 are subject to any combination of the 2. Income tax filing online 9% Medicare part of SE tax, social security tax, or railroad retirement (tier 1) tax. Income tax filing online   If wages and tips you receive as an employee are subject to either social security or railroad retirement (tier 1) tax, or both, and total at least $113,700, do not pay the 12. Income tax filing online 4% social security part of the SE tax on any of your net earnings. Income tax filing online However, you must pay the 2. Income tax filing online 9% Medicare part of the SE tax on all your net earnings. Income tax filing online Deduct one-half of your SE tax as an adjustment to income on line 27 of Form 1040. Income tax filing online   More information. Income tax filing online   For information on methods of calculating SE tax, see Chapter 10, Self-Employment Tax. Income tax filing online Table 1-2. Income tax filing online Which Forms Must I File? IF you are liable for: THEN use Form: DUE by:1 Income tax 1040 and Schedule C or C-EZ2 15th day of 4th month after end of  tax year. Income tax filing online Self-employment tax Schedule SE File with Form 1040. Income tax filing online Estimated tax 1040-ES 15th day of 4th, 6th, and 9th months of tax year, and 15th day of 1st month after the end of tax year. Income tax filing online Social security and Medicare taxes and income tax withholding 941 or 944 April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 313. Income tax filing online     See Publication 15. Income tax filing online Providing information on social security and Medicare taxes and income tax withholding W-2 (to employee)  W-2 and W-3 (to the Social Security Administration) January 313. Income tax filing online   Last day of February (March 31 if filing electronically)3. Income tax filing online Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax 940 January 313. Income tax filing online     April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31, but only if the liability for unpaid tax is more than $500. Income tax filing online Filing information returns for payments to nonemployees and transactions with other persons See Information Returns Forms 1099 – to the recipient by January 31 and to the IRS by February 28 (March 31 if filing electronically). Income tax filing online     Other forms – see the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. Income tax filing online Excise tax See Excise Taxes See the instructions to the forms. Income tax filing online 1 If a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, file by the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Income tax filing online For more information, see Publication 509, Tax Calendars. Income tax filing online 2 File a separate schedule for each business. Income tax filing online 3 See the form instructions if you go out of business, change the form of your business, or stop paying wages. Income tax filing online     Employment Taxes If you have employees, you will need to file forms to report employment taxes. Income tax filing online Employment taxes include the following items. Income tax filing online Social security and Medicare taxes. Income tax filing online Federal income tax withholding. Income tax filing online Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. Income tax filing online For more information, see Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Income tax filing online That publication explains your tax responsibilities as an employer. Income tax filing online To help you determine whether the people working for you are your employees, see Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Income tax filing online That publication has information to help you determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee. Income tax filing online If you incorrectly classify an employee as an independent contractor, you may be held liable for employment taxes for that worker plus a penalty. Income tax filing online An independent contractor is someone who is self-employed. Income tax filing online You do not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments made to an independent contractor. Income tax filing online Excise Taxes This section identifies some of the excise taxes you may have to pay and the forms you have to file if you do any of the following. Income tax filing online Manufacture or sell certain products. Income tax filing online Operate certain kinds of businesses. Income tax filing online Use various kinds of equipment, facilities, or products. Income tax filing online Receive payment for certain services. Income tax filing online For more information on excise taxes, see Publication 510, Excise Taxes. Income tax filing online Form 720. Income tax filing online   The federal excise taxes reported on Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, consist of several broad categories of taxes, including the following. Income tax filing online Environmental taxes on the sale or use of ozone-depleting chemicals and imported products containing or manufactured with these chemicals. Income tax filing online Communications and air transportation taxes. Income tax filing online Fuel taxes. Income tax filing online Tax on the first retail sale of heavy trucks, trailers, and tractors. Income tax filing online Manufacturers taxes on the sale or use of a variety of different articles. Income tax filing online Tax on indoor tanning services. Income tax filing online Form 2290. Income tax filing online   There is a federal excise tax on the use of certain trucks, truck tractors, and buses on public highways. Income tax filing online The tax applies to vehicles having a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Income tax filing online Report the tax on Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. Income tax filing online For more information, see the Instructions for Form 2290. Income tax filing online Depositing excise taxes. Income tax filing online   If you have to file a quarterly excise tax return on Form 720, you may have to deposit your excise taxes before the return is due. Income tax filing online For details on depositing excise taxes, see the Instructions for Form 720. Income tax filing online Information Returns If you make or receive payments in your business, you may have to report them to the IRS on information returns. Income tax filing online The IRS compares the payments shown on the information returns with each person's income tax return to see if the payments were included in income. Income tax filing online You must give a copy of each information return you are required to file to the recipient or payer. Income tax filing online In addition to the forms described below, you may have to use other returns to report certain kinds of payments or transactions. Income tax filing online For more details on information returns and when you have to file them, see the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. Income tax filing online Form 1099-MISC. Income tax filing online   Use Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, to report certain payments you make in your business. Income tax filing online These payments include the following items. Income tax filing online Payments of $600 or more for services performed for your business by people not treated as your employees, such as fees to subcontractors, attorneys, accountants, or directors. Income tax filing online Rent payments of $600 or more, other than rents paid to real estate agents. Income tax filing online Prizes and awards of $600 or more that are not for services, such as winnings on TV or radio shows. Income tax filing online Royalty payments of $10 or more. Income tax filing online Payments to certain crew members by operators of fishing boats. Income tax filing online You also use Form 1099-MISC to report your sales of $5,000 or more of consumer goods to a person for resale anywhere other than in a permanent retail establishment. Income tax filing online Form W-2. Income tax filing online   You must file Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, to report payments to your employees, such as wages, tips, and other compensation, withheld income, social security, and Medicare taxes. Income tax filing online You can file Form W-2 online. Income tax filing online For more information about Form W-2, see the General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3. Income tax filing online Penalties. Income tax filing online   The law provides for the following penalties if you do not file Form 1099-MISC or Form W-2 or do not correctly report the information. Income tax filing online For more information, see the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns. Income tax filing online Failure to file information returns. Income tax filing online This penalty applies if you do not file information returns by the due date, do not include all required information, or report incorrect information. Income tax filing online Failure to furnish correct payee statements. Income tax filing online This penalty applies if you do not furnish a required statement to a payee by the required date, do not include all required information, or report incorrect information. Income tax filing online Waiver of penalties. Income tax filing online   These penalties will not apply if you can show that the failure was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Income tax filing online   In addition, there is no penalty for failure to include all required information, or for including incorrect information, on a de minimis (small) number of information returns if you correct the errors by August 1 of the year the returns are due. Income tax filing online (A de minimis number of returns is the greater of 10 or ½ of 1% of the total number of returns you are required to file for the year. Income tax filing online ) Form 8300. Income tax filing online   You must file Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business, if you receive more than $10,000 in cash in one transaction, or two or more related business transactions. Income tax filing online Cash includes U. Income tax filing online S. Income tax filing online and foreign coin and currency. Income tax filing online It also includes certain monetary instruments such as cashier's and traveler's checks and money orders. Income tax filing online Cash does not include a check drawn on an individual's personal account (personal check). Income tax filing online For more information, see Publication 1544, Reporting Cash Payments of Over $10,000 (Received in a Trade or Business). Income tax filing online Penalties. Income tax filing online   There are civil and criminal penalties, including up to 5 years in prison, for not filing Form 8300, filing (or causing the filing of) a false or fraudulent Form 8300, or structuring a transaction to evade reporting requirements. Income tax filing online Table 1-3. Income tax filing online Going Out of Business Checklists (Note. Income tax filing online The following checklists highlight the typical final forms and schedules you may need to file if you ever go out of business. Income tax filing online For more information, see the instructions for the listed forms. Income tax filing online ) IF you are liable for:   THEN you may need to: Income tax □ File Schedule C or C-EZ with your Form 1040 for the year in which you go out of business. Income tax filing online   □ File Form 4797 with your Form 1040 for each year in which you sell or exchange property used in your business or in which the business use of certain section 179 or listed property drops to 50% or less. Income tax filing online   □ File Form 8594 with your Form 1040 if you sold your business. Income tax filing online Self-employment tax □ File Schedule SE with your Form 1040 for the year in which you go out of business. Income tax filing online Employment taxes □ File Form 941 (or Form 944) for the calendar quarter in which you make final wage payments. Income tax filing online Note. Income tax filing online Do not forget to check the box and enter the date final wages were paid on line 15 of Form 941 or line 14 of Form 944. Income tax filing online   □ File Form 940 for the calendar year in which final wages were paid. Income tax filing online Note. Income tax filing online Do not forget to check box d, Final: Business closed or stopped paying wages, under Type of Return. Income tax filing online Information returns □ Provide Forms W-2 to your employees for the calendar year in which you make final wage payments. Income tax filing online Note. Income tax filing online These forms are generally due by the due date of your final Form 941 or Form 944. Income tax filing online   □ File Form W-3 to file Forms W-2. Income tax filing online Note. Income tax filing online These forms are generally due within 1 month after the due date of your final Form 941 or Form 944. Income tax filing online   □ Provide Forms 1099-MISC to each person to whom you have paid at least $600 for services (including parts and materials) during the calendar year in which you go out of business. 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