Part 3 – Mandate for business tax filers: help from tax practitioners
Jan. 11, 2013 – TaxTalk Blog
This is the third of a three-part series.
A couple of days ago we discussed registration requirements, procedures, and exceptions to the new electronic filing mandate for filing and remitting sales and withholding taxes. Today we’re talking about how you can use tax practitioners to help you meet your filing requirements.
Did you know that with INtax, your authorized practitioner can file and pay your business taxes on your behalf; take care of several other record-keeping tasks; and manage several of your business tax types, including Indiana retail sales, out-of-state sales, prepaid sales, metered pump sales, tire fees, fuel taxes, and withholding taxes, and more?
Here are just a few of the other tasks a practitioner can do for you using INtax:
- Correspond with the Department online through a confidential, secure inbox
- Schedule payments up to 30 days ahead
- File a return even when no tax is due for that filing period so you can avoid best information available (BIA) bills
- View your payment and return history at any time
Important: Practitioners are required to have a Power of Attorney on file for you before being able to register/maintain your INtax account. To learn more about the Power of Attorney procedures and download a form, visit www.in.gov/dor/3802.htm.
We urge you to review the INtax QuickStart Guide. This guide will help new users register for INtax and navigate through the website. To get a copy of the guide, click here. In addition, our Customer Contact section is calling taxpayers to inform them of the change and an INtax hotline is available for taxpayers who need help with the registration process (317-232-2337).
According to a user survey, most current users had positive feedback about the program:
- 90% of users surveyed said that the instructions for INtax are easy to understand
- 90% of users surveyed said that the INtax website is easy to navigate
- 83% of users surveyed who had viewed the INtax tutorials said that the tutorials were helpful
- 91% of users surveyed said that they were satisfied with INtax
Be sure to either register for INtax or begin using a third-party agent to electronically file and remit your sales and withholding taxes rather than risk non-compliance and legal actions. And remember, an INtax hotline is available if you need help with the registration process (317-232-2337).
Finally, get Departmental Notice #36, Electronic Filing and Payment Mandates, for more information about the new requirements.
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