This week’s question comes from Carl, a corporate controller. I received a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about Federal Tax Deposit coupons titled, You can no longer make required deposits using Form 8109/8109-B. Why did I receive a notice about Federal Tax Deposit coupons? Answer: As previously announced, the IRS will discontinue accepting paper coupons for Federal Tax Deposits after December 31, 2010.
Updated Guidance Issued by the IRS
Updated guidance was announced in TD 9507 (REG153340-09), published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2010. The Explanation of Provision and Summary of Comments was broken into several sub-topics.
- Burden on Small Businesses
- Alternative Payment Methods
- Raising the De Minimis Amounts
- Security and Distrust of Electronic Payment Systems
- EFTPS Registration
- Foreign Taxpayers
- One-Day Rule
- Delay the January 1, 2011 Effective Date
- Business Days and Legal Holidays
- Other Differences From the Proposed Regulations
Taxpayers Must Make Most Payments Electronically
Most taxpayers must make all payments electronically. Small employers (those whose tax liability on the return is less than $2,500) have three options to make payments:
- Remit employment taxes with their quarterly or annual tax return,
- Voluntarily make deposits by EFT, or
- Use other methods of payment as provided by the instructions relating to the return.
Vision Payroll Makes Federal Tax Payments Using EFTPS
Vision Payroll makes all federal payroll tax deposits and payments using EFTPS. Additional payments for taxes such as federal income taxes and federal excise taxes may be made for clients by Vision Payroll. Previous registration is required so contact Vision Payroll today to get started.