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Turbotax military free 4. Turbotax military free   Communications and Air Transportation Taxes Table of Contents Uncollected Tax Report Communications TaxLocal-only service. Turbotax military free Private communication service. Turbotax military free Exemptions Credits or Refunds Air Transportation TaxesTransportation of Persons by Air International Air Travel Facilities Transportation of Property by Air Special Rules on Transportation Taxes Excise taxes are imposed on amounts paid for certain facilities and services. Turbotax military free If you receive any payment on which tax is imposed, you are required to collect the tax, file returns, and pay the tax over to the government. Turbotax military free If you fail to collect and pay over the taxes, you may be liable for the trust fund recovery penalty. Turbotax military free See chapter 14, later. Turbotax military free Uncollected Tax Report A separate report is required to be filed by collecting agents of communications services and air transportation taxes if the person from whom the facilities or services tax (the tax) is required to be collected (the taxpayer) refuses to pay the tax, or it is impossible for the collecting agent to collect the tax. Turbotax military free The report must contain the name and address of the taxpayer, the type of facility provided or service rendered, the amount paid for the facility or service (the amount on which the tax is based), and the date paid. Turbotax military free Regular method taxpayers. Turbotax military free   For regular method taxpayers, the report must be filed by the due date of the Form 720 on which the tax would have been reported. Turbotax military free Alternative method taxpayers. Turbotax military free   For alternative method taxpayers, the report must be filed by the due date of the Form 720 that includes an adjustment to the separate account for the uncollected tax. Turbotax military free See Alternative method in  chapter 11. Turbotax military free Where to file. Turbotax military free    Do not file the uncollected tax report with Form 720. Turbotax military free Instead, mail the report to: Internal Revenue Service Excise Tax Program SE:S:SP:EX MS C9-109 5000 Ellin Rd. Turbotax military free  Lanham, MD 20706 Communications Tax A 3% tax is imposed on amounts paid for local telephone service and teletypewriter exchange service. Turbotax military free Local telephone service. Turbotax military free   This includes access to a local telephone system and the privilege of telephonic quality communication with most people who are part of the system. Turbotax military free Local telephone service also includes any facility or services provided in connection with this service. Turbotax military free The tax applies to lease payments for certain customer premises equipment (CPE) even though the lessor does not also provide access to a local telecommunications system. Turbotax military free Local-only service. Turbotax military free   Local-only service is local telephone service as described above, provided under a plan that does not include long distance telephone service or that separately states the charge for local service on the bill to customers. Turbotax military free Local-only service also includes any facility or services provided in connection with this service, even though these services and facilities may also be used with long-distance service. Turbotax military free Private communication service. Turbotax military free   Private communication service is not local telephone service. Turbotax military free Private communication service includes accessory-type services provided in connection with a Centrex, PBX, or other similar system for dual use accessory equipment. Turbotax military free However, the charge for the service must be stated separately from the charge for the basic system, and the accessory must function, in whole or in part, in connection with intercommunication among the subscriber's stations. Turbotax military free Teletypewriter exchange service. Turbotax military free   This includes access from a teletypewriter or other data station to a teletypewriter exchange system and the privilege of intercommunication by that station with most persons having teletypewriter or other data stations in the same exchange system. Turbotax military free Figuring the tax. Turbotax military free   The tax is based on the sum of all charges for local telephone service included in the bill. Turbotax military free However, if the bill groups individual items for billing and tax purposes, the tax is based on the sum of the individual items within that group. Turbotax military free The tax on the remaining items not included in any group is based on the charge for each item separately. Turbotax military free Do not include in the tax base state or local sales or use taxes that are separately stated on the taxpayer's bill. Turbotax military free Exemptions Payments for certain services or payments from certain users are exempt from the communications tax. Turbotax military free Nontaxable service. Turbotax military free   Nontaxable service means bundled service and long distance service. Turbotax military free Nontaxable service also includes pre-paid telephone cards and pre-paid cellular service. Turbotax military free Bundled service. Turbotax military free   Bundled service is local and long distance service provided under a plan that does not separately state the charge for the local telephone service. Turbotax military free Bundled service includes plans that provide both local and long distance service for either a flat monthly fee or a charge that varies with the elapsed transmission time for which the service is used. Turbotax military free Telecommunications companies provide bundled service for both landlines and wireless (cellular) service. Turbotax military free If Voice over Internet Protocol service provides both local and long distance service and the charges are not separately stated, such service is bundled service. Turbotax military free   The method for sending or receiving a call, such as on a landline telephone, wireless (cellular), or some other method, does not affect whether a service is local-only or bundled. Turbotax military free Long distance service. Turbotax military free   Long distance service is telephonic quality communication with persons whose telephones are outside the local telephone system of the caller. Turbotax military free Pre-paid telephone cards (PTC). Turbotax military free   A PTC will be treated as bundled service unless a PTC expressly states it is for local-only service. Turbotax military free Generally, the person responsible for collecting the tax is the carrier who transfers the PTC to the transferee. Turbotax military free The transferee is the first person that is not a carrier to whom a PTC is transferred by the carrier. Turbotax military free The transferee is the person liable for the tax and is eligible to request a credit or refund. Turbotax military free For more information, see Regulations section 49. Turbotax military free 4251-4. Turbotax military free   The holder is the person that purchases a PTC to use and not to resell. Turbotax military free Holders are not liable for the tax and cannot request a credit or refund. Turbotax military free Pre-paid cellular telephones. Turbotax military free   Rules similar to the PTC rules described above apply to pre-paid cellular telephones. Turbotax military free The transferee is the person eligible to request the credit or refund. Turbotax military free Installation charges. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to payments received for the installation of any instrument, wire, pole, switchboard, apparatus, or equipment. Turbotax military free However, the tax does apply to payments for the repair or replacement of those items incidental to ordinary maintenance. Turbotax military free Answering services. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to amounts paid for a private line, an answering service, and a one-way paging or message service if they do not provide access to a local telephone system and the privilege of telephonic communication as part of the local telephone system. Turbotax military free Mobile radio telephone service. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to payments for a two-way radio service that does not provide access to a local telephone system. Turbotax military free Coin-operated telephones. Turbotax military free   The tax for local telephone service does not apply to payments made for services by inserting coins in public coin-operated telephones. Turbotax military free But the tax applies if the coin-operated telephone service is furnished for a guaranteed amount. Turbotax military free Figure the tax on the amount paid under the guarantee plus any fixed monthly or other periodic charge. Turbotax military free Telephone-operated security systems. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to amounts paid for telephones used only to originate calls to a limited number of telephone stations for security entry into a building. Turbotax military free In addition, the tax does not apply to any amounts paid for rented communication equipment used in the security system. Turbotax military free News services. Turbotax military free   The tax on teletypewriter exchange service does not apply to charges for the following news services. Turbotax military free Services dealing exclusively with the collection or dissemination of news for or through the public press or radio or television broadcasting. Turbotax military free Services used exclusively in the collection or dissemination of news by a news ticker service furnishing a general news service similar to that of the public press. Turbotax military free This exemption applies to payments received for messages from one member of the news media to another member (or to or from their bona fide correspondents). Turbotax military free For the exemption to apply, the charge for these services must be billed in writing to the person paying for the service and that person must certify in writing that the services are used for an exempt purpose. Turbotax military free Services not exempted. Turbotax military free   The tax applies to amounts paid by members of the news media for local telephone service. Turbotax military free International organizations and the American Red Cross. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to communication services furnished to an international organization or to the American National Red Cross. Turbotax military free Nonprofit hospitals. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to telephone services furnished to income tax-exempt nonprofit hospitals for their use. Turbotax military free Also, the tax does not apply to amounts paid by these hospitals to provide local telephone service in the homes of their personnel who must be reached during their off-duty hours. Turbotax military free Nonprofit educational organizations. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to payments received for services and facilities furnished to a nonprofit educational organization for its use. Turbotax military free A nonprofit educational organization is one that satisfies all the following requirements. Turbotax military free It normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum. Turbotax military free It normally has a regularly enrolled body of pupils or students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are regularly carried on. Turbotax military free It is exempt from income tax under section 501(a). Turbotax military free This includes a school operated by an organization exempt under section 501(c)(3) if the school meets the above qualifications. Turbotax military free Qualified blood collector organizations. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to telephone services furnished to qualified blood collector organizations for their use. Turbotax military free A qualified blood collector organization is one that is: Described in section 501(c)(3) and exempt from tax under section 501(a), Primarily engaged in the activity of collecting human blood, Registered with the IRS, and Registered by the Food and Drug Administration to collect blood. Turbotax military free Federal, state, and local government. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to communication services provided to the government of the United States, the government of any state or its political subdivisions, the District of Columbia, or the United Nations. Turbotax military free Treat an Indian tribal government as a state for the exemption from the communications tax only if the services involve the exercise of an essential tribal government function. Turbotax military free Exemption certificate. Turbotax military free   Any form of exemption certificate will be acceptable if it includes all the information required by the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations. Turbotax military free See Regulations section 49. Turbotax military free 4253-11. Turbotax military free File the certificate with the provider of the communication services. Turbotax military free An exemption certificate is not required for nontaxable services. Turbotax military free   The following users that are exempt from the communications tax do not have to file an annual exemption certificate after they have filed the initial certificate to claim an exemption from the communications tax. Turbotax military free The American National Red Cross and other international organizations. Turbotax military free Nonprofit hospitals. Turbotax military free Nonprofit educational organizations. Turbotax military free Qualified blood collector organizations. Turbotax military free State and local governments. Turbotax military free   The federal government does not have to file any exemption certificate. Turbotax military free   All other organizations must furnish exemption certificates when required. Turbotax military free Credits or Refunds If tax is collected and paid over for nontaxable services, or for certain services or users exempt from the communications tax, the collector or taxpayer may claim a credit or refund if it has repaid the tax to the person from whom the tax was collected or obtained the consent of that person to the allowance of the credit or refund. Turbotax military free Alternatively, the person who paid the tax may claim a refund. Turbotax military free For more information on how to file for credits or refunds, see the Instructions for Form 720 or Form 8849. Turbotax military free Collectors. Turbotax military free   The collector may request a credit or refund if it has repaid the tax to the person from whom the tax was collected, or obtained the consent of that person to the allowance of the credit or refund. Turbotax military free These requirements also apply to nontaxable service refunds. Turbotax military free Collectors using the regular method for deposits. Turbotax military free   Collectors using the regular method for deposits must use Form 720X to request a credit or refund if the collector has repaid the tax to the person from whom the tax was collected, or obtained the consent of that person to the allowance of the credit or refund. Turbotax military free Collectors using the alternative method for deposits. Turbotax military free   Collectors using the alternative method for deposits must adjust their separate accounts for the credit or refund if it has repaid the tax to the person from whom the tax was collected, or obtained the consent of that person to the allowance of the credit or refund. Turbotax military free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 720. Turbotax military free Air Transportation Taxes Taxes are imposed on amounts paid for: Transportation of persons by air, Use of international air travel facilities, and Transportation of property by air. Turbotax military free Transportation of Persons by Air The tax on transportation of persons by air is made up of the: Percentage tax, and Domestic-segment tax. Turbotax military free Percentage tax. Turbotax military free   A tax of 7. Turbotax military free 5% applies to amounts paid for taxable transportation of persons by air. Turbotax military free Amounts paid for transportation include charges for layover or waiting time and movement of aircraft in deadhead service. Turbotax military free Mileage awards. Turbotax military free   The percentage tax may apply to an amount paid (in cash or in kind) to an air carrier (or any related person) for the right to provide mileage awards for, or other reductions in the cost of, any transportation of persons by air. Turbotax military free For example, this applies to mileage awards purchased by credit card companies, telephone companies, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. Turbotax military free   Generally, the percentage tax does not apply to amounts paid for mileage awards where the mileage awards cannot, under any circumstances, be redeemed for air transportation that is subject to the tax. Turbotax military free Until regulations are issued, the following rules apply to mileage awards. Turbotax military free Amounts paid for mileage awards that cannot be redeemed for taxable transportation beginning and ending in the United States are not subject to the tax. Turbotax military free For this rule, mileage awards issued by a foreign air carrier are considered to be usable only on that foreign air carrier and thus not redeemable for taxable transportation beginning and ending in the United States. Turbotax military free Therefore, amounts paid to a foreign air carrier for mileage awards are not subject to the tax. Turbotax military free Amounts paid by an air carrier to a domestic air carrier for mileage awards that can be redeemed for taxable transportation are not subject to the tax to the extent those miles will be awarded in connection with the purchase of taxable transportation. Turbotax military free Amounts paid by an air carrier to a domestic air carrier for mileage awards that can be redeemed for taxable transportation are subject to the tax to the extent those miles will not be awarded in connection with the purchase of taxable transportation. Turbotax military free Domestic-segment tax. Turbotax military free   The domestic-segment tax is a flat dollar amount for each segment of taxable transportation for which an amount is paid. Turbotax military free However, see Rural airports, later. Turbotax military free A segment is a single takeoff and a single landing. Turbotax military free The amount of the domestic-segment tax is in the Instructions for Form 720. Turbotax military free Charter flights. Turbotax military free    If an aircraft is chartered, the domestic-segment tax for each segment of taxable transportation is figured by multiplying the tax by the number of passengers transported on the aircraft. Turbotax military free Rural airports. Turbotax military free   The domestic-segment tax does not apply to a segment to or from a rural airport. Turbotax military free An airport is a rural airport for a calendar year if fewer than 100,000 commercial passengers departed from the airport by air during the second preceding calendar year (the 100,000 passenger rule), and one of the following is true: The airport is not located within 75 miles of another airport from which 100,000 or more commercial passengers departed during the second preceding calendar year, The airport was receiving essential air service subsidies as of August 5, 1997, or The airport is not connected by paved roads to another airport. Turbotax military free   To apply the 100,000 passenger rule to any airport described in (3) above, only count commercial passengers departing from the airport by air on flight segments of at least 100 miles. Turbotax military free   An updated list of rural airports can be found on the Department of Transportation website at www. Turbotax military free dot. Turbotax military free gov and enter the phrase “Essential Air Service” in the search box. Turbotax military free Taxable transportation. Turbotax military free   Taxable transportation is transportation by air that meets either of the following tests. Turbotax military free It begins and ends either in the United States or at any place in Canada or Mexico not more than 225 miles from the nearest point on the continental United States boundary (this is the 225-mile zone). Turbotax military free It is directly or indirectly from one port or station in the United States to another port or station in the United States, but only if it is not a part of uninterrupted international air transportation, discussed later. Turbotax military free Round trip. Turbotax military free   A round trip is considered two separate trips. Turbotax military free The first trip is from the point of departure to the destination. Turbotax military free The second trip is the return trip from that destination. Turbotax military free Uninterrupted international air transportation. Turbotax military free   This means transportation entirely by air that does not begin and end in the United States or in the 225-mile zone if there is not more than a 12-hour scheduled interval between arrival and departure at any station in the United States. Turbotax military free For a special rule that applies to military personnel, see Exemptions, later. Turbotax military free Transportation between the continental U. Turbotax military free S. Turbotax military free and Alaska or Hawaii. Turbotax military free   This transportation is partially exempt from the tax on transportation of persons by air. Turbotax military free The tax does not apply to the part of the trip between the point at which the route of transportation leaves or enters the continental United States (or a port or station in the 225-mile zone) and the point at which it enters or leaves Hawaii or Alaska. Turbotax military free Leaving or entering occurs when the route of the transportation passes over either the United States border or a point 3 nautical miles (3. Turbotax military free 45 statute miles) from low tide on the coast line, or when it leaves a port or station in the 225-mile zone. Turbotax military free Therefore, this transportation is subject to the percentage tax on the part of the trip in U. Turbotax military free S. Turbotax military free airspace, the domestic-segment tax for each domestic segment, and the tax on the use of international air travel facilities, discussed later. Turbotax military free Transportation within Alaska or Hawaii. Turbotax military free   The tax on transportation of persons by air applies to the entire fare paid in the case of flights between any of the Hawaiian Islands, and between any ports or stations in the Aleutian Islands or other ports or stations elsewhere in Alaska. Turbotax military free The tax applies even though parts of the flights may be over international waters or over Canada, if no point on the direct line of transportation between the ports or stations is more than 225 miles from the United States (Hawaii or Alaska). Turbotax military free Package tours. Turbotax military free   The air transportation taxes apply to “complimentary” air transportation furnished solely to participants in package holiday tours. Turbotax military free The amount paid for these package tours includes a charge for air transportation even though it may be advertised as “free. Turbotax military free ” This rule also applies to the tax on the use of international air travel facilities, discussed later. Turbotax military free Liability for tax. Turbotax military free   The person paying for taxable transportation is liable for the tax and, ordinarily, the person receiving the payment collects the tax, files the returns, and pays the tax over to the government. Turbotax military free However, if payment is made outside the United States for a prepaid order, exchange order, or similar order, the person furnishing the initial transportation provided for under that order must collect the tax. Turbotax military free    A travel agency that is an independent broker and sells tours on aircraft that it charters must collect the transportation tax, file the returns, and pay the tax over to the government. Turbotax military free However, a travel agency that sells tours as the agent of an airline must collect the tax and remit it to the airline for the filing of returns and for the payment of the tax over to the government. Turbotax military free An independent third party that is not under the airline's supervision or control, but is acting on behalf of, and receiving compensation from, a passenger, is not required to collect the tax and pay it to the government. Turbotax military free For more information on resellers of air transportation, see Revenue Ruling 2006-52. Turbotax military free You can find Revenue Ruling 2006-52 on page 761 of I. Turbotax military free R. Turbotax military free B. Turbotax military free 2006-43 at www. Turbotax military free irs. Turbotax military free gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb06-43. Turbotax military free pdf. Turbotax military free   The fact that the aircraft does not use public or commercial airports in taking off and landing has no effect on the tax. Turbotax military free But see Certain helicopter uses, later. Turbotax military free   For taxable transportation that begins and ends in the United States, the tax applies regardless of whether the payment is made in or outside the United States. Turbotax military free   If the tax is not paid when payment for the transportation is made, the air carrier providing the initial segment of the transportation that begins or ends in the United States becomes liable for the tax. Turbotax military free Exemptions. Turbotax military free   The tax on transportation of persons by air does not apply in the following situations. Turbotax military free See also Special Rules on Transportation Taxes, later. Turbotax military free Military personnel on international trips. Turbotax military free   When traveling in uniform at their own expense, United States military personnel on authorized leave are deemed to be traveling in uninterrupted international air transportation (defined earlier) even if the scheduled interval between arrival and departure at any station in the United States is actually more than 12 hours. Turbotax military free However, such personnel must buy their tickets within 12 hours after landing at the first domestic airport and accept the first available accommodation of the type called for by their tickets. Turbotax military free The trip must begin or end outside the United States and the 225-mile zone. Turbotax military free Certain helicopter uses. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to air transportation by helicopter if the helicopter is used for any of the following purposes. Turbotax military free Transporting individuals, equipment, or supplies in the exploration for, or the development or removal of, hard minerals, oil, or gas. Turbotax military free Planting, cultivating, cutting, transporting, or caring for trees (including logging operations). Turbotax military free Providing emergency medical transportation. Turbotax military free   However, during a use described in items (1) or (2), the tax applies if the helicopter takes off from, or lands at, a facility eligible for assistance under the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, or otherwise uses services provided under section 44509 or 44913(b) or subchapter I of chapter 471 of title 49, United States Code. Turbotax military free For item (1), treat each flight segment as a separate flight. Turbotax military free Fixed-wing aircraft uses. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to air transportation by fixed-wing aircraft if the fixed-wing aircraft is used for any of the following purposes. Turbotax military free Planting, cultivating, cutting, transporting, or caring for trees (including logging operations). Turbotax military free Providing emergency medical transportation. Turbotax military free The aircraft must be equipped for and exclusively dedicated on that flight to acute care emergency medical services. Turbotax military free   However, during a use described in item (1), the tax applies if the fixed-wing aircraft takes off from, or lands at, a facility eligible for assistance under the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, or otherwise uses services provided under section 44509 or 44913(b) or subchapter I of chapter 471 of title 49, United States Code. Turbotax military free Skydiving. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to any air transportation exclusively for the purpose of skydiving. Turbotax military free Seaplanes. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to any air transportation by seaplane for any segment consisting of a takeoff from, and a landing on, water if the places where the takeoff and landing occur are not receiving financial assistance from the Airport and Airways Trust Fund. Turbotax military free Bonus tickets. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to free bonus tickets issued by an airline company to its customers who have satisfied all requirements to qualify for the bonus tickets. Turbotax military free However, the tax applies to amounts paid by customers for advance bonus tickets when customers have traveled insufficient mileage to fully qualify for the free advance bonus tickets. Turbotax military free International Air Travel Facilities A tax per person is imposed (whether in or outside the United States) for international flights that begin or end in the United States. Turbotax military free However, for a domestic segment that begins or ends in Alaska or Hawaii, a reduced tax per person applies only to departures. Turbotax military free This tax does not apply if all the transportation is subject to the percentage tax, discussed earlier. Turbotax military free It also doesn't apply if the surtax on fuel used in a fractional ownership program aircraft (discussed earlier) is imposed. Turbotax military free See the Instructions for Form 720 for the tax rates. Turbotax military free Transportation of Property by Air A tax of 6. Turbotax military free 25% is imposed on amounts paid (whether in or outside the United States) for transportation of property by air. Turbotax military free The fact that the aircraft may not use public or commercial airports in taking off and landing has no effect on the tax. Turbotax military free The tax applies only to amounts paid to a person engaged in the business of transporting property by air for hire. Turbotax military free The tax applies only to transportation (including layover time and movement of aircraft in deadhead service) that begins and ends in the United States. Turbotax military free Thus, the tax does not apply to transportation of property by air that begins or ends outside the United States. Turbotax military free Exemptions. Turbotax military free   The tax on transportation of property by air does not apply in the following situations. Turbotax military free See also Special Rules on Transportation Taxes, later. Turbotax military free Cropdusting and firefighting service. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to amounts paid for cropdusting or aerial firefighting service. Turbotax military free Exportation. Turbotax military free    The tax does not apply to payments for transportation of property by air in the course of exportation (including to United States possessions) by continuous movement, as evidenced by the execution of Form 1363, Export Exemption Certificate. Turbotax military free See Form 1363 for more information. Turbotax military free Certain helicopter and fixed-wing air ambulance uses. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to amounts paid for the use of helicopters in construction to set heating and air conditioning units on roofs of buildings, to dismantle tower cranes, and to aid in construction of power lines and ski lifts. Turbotax military free   The tax also does not apply to air transportation by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft for the purpose of providing emergency medical services. Turbotax military free The fixed-wing aircraft must be equipped for and exclusively dedicated on that flight to acute care emergency medical services. Turbotax military free Skydiving. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply to any air transportation exclusively for the purpose of skydiving. Turbotax military free Excess baggage. Turbotax military free    The tax does not apply to excess baggage accompanying a passenger on an aircraft operated on an established line. Turbotax military free Surtax on fuel used in a fractional ownership program aircraft. Turbotax military free   The tax does not apply if the surtax on fuel used in a fractional ownership program aircraft (discussed earlier) is imposed. Turbotax military free Alaska and Hawaii. Turbotax military free   For transportation of property to and from Alaska and Hawaii, the tax in general does not apply to the portion of the transportation that is entirely outside the continental United States (or the 225-mile zone if the aircraft departs from or arrives at an airport in the 225-mile zone). Turbotax military free But the tax applies to flights between ports or stations in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, as well as between ports or stations in Hawaii. Turbotax military free The tax applies even though parts of the flights may be over international waters or over Canada, if no point on a line drawn from where the route of transportation leaves the United States (Alaska) to where it reenters the United States (Alaska) is more than 225 miles from the United States. Turbotax military free Liability for tax. Turbotax military free   The person paying for taxable transportation is liable for the tax and, ordinarily, the person engaged in the business of transporting property by air for hire receives the payment, collects the tax, files the returns, and pays the tax over to the government. Turbotax military free   If tax is not paid when a payment is made outside the United States, the person furnishing the last segment of taxable transportation collects the tax from the person to whom the property is delivered in the United States. Turbotax military free Special Rules on Transportation Taxes In certain circumstances, special rules apply to the taxes on transportation of persons and property by air. Turbotax military free Aircraft used by affiliated corporations. Turbotax military free   The taxes do not apply to payments received by one member of an affiliated group of corporations from another member for services furnished in connection with the use of an aircraft. Turbotax military free However, the aircraft must be owned or leased by a member of the affiliated group and cannot be available for hire by a nonmember of the affiliated group. Turbotax military free Determine whether an aircraft is available for hire by a nonmember of an affiliated group on a flight-by-flight basis. Turbotax military free   For this rule, an affiliated group of corporations is any group of corporations connected with a common parent corporation through 80% or more of stock ownership. Turbotax military free Small aircraft. Turbotax military free   The taxes do not apply to transportation furnished by an aircraft having a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 6,000 pounds or less. Turbotax military free However, the taxes do apply if the aircraft is operated on an established line. Turbotax military free “Operated on an established line” means the aircraft operates with some degree of regularity between definite points. Turbotax military free However, it does not include any time an aircraft is being operated on a flight that is solely for sightseeing. Turbotax military free   Consider an aircraft to be operated on an established line if it is operated on a charter basis between two cities also served by that carrier on a regularly scheduled basis. Turbotax military free   Also, the taxes apply if the aircraft is jet-powered, regardless of its maximum certificated takeoff weight or whether or not it is operated on an established line. Turbotax military free Mixed load of persons and property. Turbotax military free   If a single amount is paid for air transportation of persons and property, the payment must be allocated between the amount subject to the tax on transportation of persons and the amount subject to the tax on transportation of property. Turbotax military free The allocation must be reasonable and supported by adequate records. Turbotax military free Credits or refunds. Turbotax military free   If tax is collected and paid over for air transportation that is not taxable air transportation, the collector may claim a credit or refund if it has repaid the tax to the person from whom the tax was collected or obtained the consent of that person to the allowance of the credit or refund. Turbotax military free Alternatively, the person who paid the tax may claim a refund. Turbotax military free For information on how to file for credits or refunds, see the Instructions for Form 720 or Form 8849. Turbotax military free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Turbotax military free Publication 555 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Important Reminder IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Turbotax military free Tax questions. Turbotax military free Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 555, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Turbotax military free irs. Turbotax military free gov/pub555. Turbotax military free What's New Same-sex marriages. Turbotax military free  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. Turbotax military free The term "spouse" includes an individual married to a person of the same sex if the couple is lawfully married under state (or foreign) law. Turbotax military free However, individuals who have entered into a registered domestic partnership, civil union, or other similar relationship that is not called a marriage under state (or foreign) law are not married for federal tax purposes. Turbotax military free The word “state” as used here includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U. Turbotax military free S. Turbotax military free territories and possessions. Turbotax military free It means any domestic jurisdiction that has the legal authority to sanction marriages. Turbotax military free The term “foreign country” means any foreign jurisdiction that has the legal authority to sanction marriages. Turbotax military free If individuals of the same sex are married, they generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status. Turbotax military free However, if they did not live together during the last 6 months of the year, one or both of them may be able to use the head of household filing status. Turbotax military free For details, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Turbotax military free Also see Revenue Ruling 2013-17 and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals of the Same Sex Who Are Married Under State Law on IRS. Turbotax military free gov. Turbotax military free Important Reminder Photographs of missing children. Turbotax military free  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Turbotax military free Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Turbotax military free You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Turbotax military free Introduction This publication is for married taxpayers who are domiciled in one of the following community property states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, or Wisconsin. Turbotax military free This publication does not address the federal tax treatment of income or property subject to the “community property” election under Alaska state laws. Turbotax military free Community property laws affect how you figure your income on your federal income tax return if you are married, live in a community property state or country, and file separate returns. Turbotax military free If you are married, your tax usually will be less if you file married filing jointly than if you file married filing separately. Turbotax military free However, sometimes it can be to your advantage to file separate returns. Turbotax military free If you and your spouse file separate returns, you have to determine your community income and your separate income. Turbotax military free Community property laws also affect your basis in property you inherit from a married person who lived in a community property state. Turbotax military free See Death of spouse , later. Turbotax military free Registered domestic partners. Turbotax military free    This publication is also for registered domestic partners who are domiciled in Nevada, Washington, or California. Turbotax military free Registered domestic partners in Nevada, Washington, or California generally must follow state community property laws and report half the combined community income of the individual and his or her registered domestic partner. Turbotax military free   Registered domestic partners are not married for federal tax purposes. Turbotax military free They can use the single filing status, or if they qualify, the head of household filing status. Turbotax military free    You can find answers to frequently asked questions by going to www. Turbotax military free irs. Turbotax military free gov/pub555 and clicking on Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Registered Domestic Partners and Individuals in Civil Unions under Other Items You May Find Useful. Turbotax military free Comments and suggestions. Turbotax military free    We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Turbotax military free   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Turbotax military free NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Turbotax military free Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Turbotax military free   You can send your comments from www. Turbotax military free irs. Turbotax military free gov/formspubs. Turbotax military free Click on “More Information” and then on “Give us feedback on forms and publications. Turbotax military free ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Turbotax military free Ordering forms and publications. Turbotax military free    Visit www. Turbotax military free irs. Turbotax military free gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Turbotax military free Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Turbotax military free Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Turbotax military free    If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Turbotax military free gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Turbotax military free We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Turbotax military free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax 971 Innocent Spouse Relief Form (and Instructions) 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief 8958 Allocation of Tax Amounts Between Certain Individuals in Community Property States  See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. Turbotax military free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications