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Tax preparation online For environmental tax purposes, United States includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the continental shelf areas (applying the principles of section 638), and foreign trade zones. Tax preparation online No one is exempt from the environmental taxes, including the federal government, state and local governments, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit educational organizations. Tax preparation online Oil Spill Liability Tax The oil spill liability tax is reported on Form 6627, Environmental Taxes, and Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return (IRS Nos. Tax preparation online 18 and 21). Tax preparation online The oil spill liability tax rate is $. Tax preparation online 08 per barrel and generally applies to crude oil received at a U. Tax preparation online S. Tax preparation online refinery and to petroleum products entered into the United States for consumption, use, or warehousing. Tax preparation online The tax also applies to certain uses and the exportation of domestic crude oil. Tax preparation online Crude oil includes crude oil condensates and natural gasoline. Tax preparation online Petroleum products include crude oil, refined and residual oil, and other liquid hydrocarbon refinery products. Tax preparation online Crude oil. Tax preparation online   Tax is imposed on crude oil when it is received at a United Sates refinery. Tax preparation online The operator of the refinery is liable for the tax. Tax preparation online   Tax is imposed on domestic crude oil used or exported before it is received at a United States refinery. Tax preparation online However, the use of crude oil for extracting oil or natural gas on the premises where such crude oil was produced is not taxable. Tax preparation online The user or exporter is liable for the tax. Tax preparation online Imported petroleum products. Tax preparation online   Tax is imposed on petroleum products when they enter the United States for consumption, use, or warehousing. Tax preparation online The person entering the petroleum product into the country is liable for the tax, including the tax on imported crude oil, even if it is subsequently received at a U. Tax preparation online S. Tax preparation online refinery. Tax preparation online   Tax is imposed only once on any imported petroleum product. Tax preparation online Thus, the operator of a U. Tax preparation online S. Tax preparation online refinery that receives imported crude oil must establish that the petroleum tax has already been imposed on such crude oil in order not to be liable for the tax. Tax preparation online ODCs For a list of the taxable ODCs and tax rates, see the Form 6627 instructions. Tax preparation online Taxable event. Tax preparation online   Tax is imposed on an ODC when it is first used or sold by its manufacturer or importer. Tax preparation online The manufacturer or importer is liable for the tax. Tax preparation online Use of ODCs. Tax preparation online   You use an ODC if you put it into service in a trade or business or for the production of income. Tax preparation online Also, an ODC is used if you use it in the making of an article, including incorporation into the article, chemical transformation, or release into the air. Tax preparation online The loss, destruction, packaging, repackaging, or warehousing of ODCs is not a use of the ODC. Tax preparation online   The creation of a mixture containing an ODC is treated as a taxable use of the ODC contained in the mixture. Tax preparation online An ODC is contained in a mixture only if the chemical identity of the ODC is not changed. Tax preparation online Generally, tax is imposed when the mixture is created and not on its sale or use. Tax preparation online However, you can choose to have the tax imposed on its sale or use by checking the appropriate box on Form 6627. Tax preparation online You can revoke this choice only with IRS consent. Tax preparation online   The creation of a mixture for export or for use as a feedstock is not a taxable use of the ODCs contained in the mixture. Tax preparation online Exceptions. Tax preparation online   The following may be exempt from the tax on ODCs. Tax preparation online Metered-dose inhalers. Tax preparation online Recycled ODCs. Tax preparation online Exported ODCs. Tax preparation online ODCs used as feedstock. Tax preparation online Metered-dose inhalers. Tax preparation online   There is no tax on ODCs used or sold for use as propellants in metered-dose inhalers. Tax preparation online For a sale to be nontaxable, you must obtain from the purchaser an exemption certificate that you rely on in good faith. Tax preparation online The certificate must be in substantially the form as the sample certificate set forth in Regulations section 52. Tax preparation online 4682-2(d)(5). Tax preparation online The certificate may be included as part of the sales documentation. Tax preparation online Keep the certificate with your records. Tax preparation online Recycled ODCs. Tax preparation online   There is no tax on any ODC diverted or recovered in the United States as part of a recycling process (and not as part of the original manufacturing or production process). Tax preparation online There is no tax on recycled Halon-1301 or recycled Halon-2402 imported from a country that has signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol). Tax preparation online   The Montreal Protocol is administered by the United Nations (U. Tax preparation online N. Tax preparation online ). Tax preparation online To determine if a country has signed the Montreal Protocol, contact the U. Tax preparation online N. Tax preparation online The website is untreaty. Tax preparation online un. Tax preparation online org. Tax preparation online Exported ODCs. Tax preparation online   Generally, there is no tax on ODCs sold for export if certain requirements are met. Tax preparation online For a sale to be nontaxable, you and the purchaser must be registered. Tax preparation online See Form 637, Application for Registration (for Certain Excise Tax Activities). Tax preparation online Also, you must obtain from the purchaser an exemption certificate that you rely on in good faith. Tax preparation online Keep the certificate with your records. Tax preparation online The certificate must be in substantially the form as the sample certificate set forth in Regulations section 52. Tax preparation online 4682-5(d)(3). Tax preparation online The tax benefit of this exemption is limited. Tax preparation online For more information, see Regulations section 52. Tax preparation online 4682-5. Tax preparation online ODCs used as feedstock. Tax preparation online   There is no tax on ODCs sold for use or used as a feedstock. Tax preparation online An ODC is used as a feedstock only if the ODC is entirely consumed in the manufacture of another chemical. Tax preparation online The transformation of an ODC into one or more new compounds qualifies as use as a feedstock, but use of an ODC in a mixture does not qualify. Tax preparation online   For a sale to be nontaxable, you must obtain from the purchaser an exemption certificate that you rely on in good faith. Tax preparation online The certificate must be in substantially the form as the sample certificate set forth in Regulations section 52. Tax preparation online 4682-2(d)(2). Tax preparation online Keep the certificate with your records. Tax preparation online Credits or refunds. Tax preparation online   A credit or refund (without interest) of tax paid on ODCs may be claimed if a taxed ODC is: Used as a propellant in a metered-dose inhaler (the person who used the ODC as a propellant may file a claim), Exported (the manufacturer may file a claim), or Used as a feedstock (the person who used the ODC may file a claim). Tax preparation online For information on how to file for credits or refunds, see the Instructions for Form 720 or Schedule 6 (Form 8849). Tax preparation online Conditions to allowance for ODCs exported. Tax preparation online   To claim a credit or refund for ODCs that are exported, you must have repaid or agreed to repay the tax to the exporter, or obtained the exporter's written consent to allowance of the credit or refund. Tax preparation online You must also have the evidence required by the EPA as proof that the ODCs were exported. Tax preparation online Imported Taxable Products An imported product containing or manufactured with ODCs is subject to tax if it is entered into the United States for consumption, use, or warehousing and is listed in the Imported Products Table. Tax preparation online The Imported Products Table is listed in Regulations section 52. Tax preparation online 4682-3(f)(6). Tax preparation online The tax is based on the weight of the ODCs used in the manufacture of the product. Tax preparation online Use the following methods to figure the ODC weight. Tax preparation online The actual (exact) weight of each ODC used as a material in manufacturing the product. Tax preparation online If the actual weight cannot be determined, the ODC weight listed for the product in the Imported Products Table. Tax preparation online However, if you cannot determine the actual weight and the table does not list an ODC weight for the product, the rate of tax is 1% of the entry value of the product. Tax preparation online Taxable event. Tax preparation online   Tax is imposed on an imported taxable product when the product is first sold or used by its importer. Tax preparation online The importer is liable for the tax. Tax preparation online Use of imported products. Tax preparation online   You use an imported product if you put it into service in a trade or business or for the production of income or use it in the making of an article, including incorporation into the article. Tax preparation online The loss, destruction, packaging, repackaging, warehousing, or repair of an imported product is not a use of that product. Tax preparation online Entry as use. Tax preparation online   The importer may choose to treat the entry of a product into the United States as the use of the product. Tax preparation online Tax is imposed on the date of entry instead of when the product is sold or used. Tax preparation online The choice applies to all imported taxable products that you own and have not used when you make the choice and all later entries. Tax preparation online Make the choice by checking the box in Part II of Form 6627. Tax preparation online The choice is effective as of the beginning of the calendar quarter to which the Form 6627 applies. Tax preparation online You can revoke this choice only with IRS consent. Tax preparation online Sale of article incorporating imported product. Tax preparation online   The importer may treat the sale of an article manufactured or assembled in the United States as the first sale or use of an imported taxable product incorporated in that article if both the following apply. Tax preparation online The importer has consistently treated the sale of similar items as the first sale or use of similar taxable imported products. Tax preparation online The importer has not chosen to treat entry into the United States as use of the product. Tax preparation online Imported products table. Tax preparation online   The table lists all the products that are subject to the tax on imported taxable products and specifies the ODC weight (discussed later) of each product. Tax preparation online   Each listing in the table identifies a product by name and includes only products that are described by that name. Tax preparation online Most listings identify a product by both name and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) heading. Tax preparation online In those cases, a product is included in that listing only if the product is described by that name and the rate of duty on the product is determined by reference to that HTS heading. Tax preparation online A product is included in the listing even if it is manufactured with or contains a different ODC than the one specified in the table. Tax preparation online   Part II of the table lists electronic items that are not included within any other list in the table. Tax preparation online An imported product is included in this list only if the product meets one of the following tests. Tax preparation online It is an electronic component whose operation involves the use of nonmechanical amplification or switching devices such as tubes, transistors, and integrated circuits. Tax preparation online It contains components described in (1), which account for more than 15% of the cost of the product. Tax preparation online   These components do not include passive electrical devices, such as resistors and capacitors. Tax preparation online Items such as screws, nuts, bolts, plastic parts, and similar specially fabricated parts that may be used to construct an electronic item are not themselves included in the listing for electronic items. Tax preparation online Rules for listing products. Tax preparation online   Products are listed in the table according to the following rules. Tax preparation online A product is listed in Part I of the table if it is a mixture containing ODCs. Tax preparation online A product is listed in Part II of the table if the Commissioner has determined that the ODCs used as materials in the manufacture of the product under the predominant method are used for purposes of refrigeration or air conditioning, creating an aerosol or foam, or manufacturing electronic components. Tax preparation online A product is listed in Part III of the table if the Commissioner has determined that the product meets both the following tests. Tax preparation online It is not an imported taxable product. Tax preparation online It would otherwise be included within a list in Part II of the table. Tax preparation online   For example, floppy disk drive units are listed in Part III because they are not imported taxable products and would have been included in the Part II list for electronic items not specifically identified, but for their listing in Part III. Tax preparation online ODC weight. Tax preparation online   The Table ODC weight of a product is the weight, determined by the Commissioner, of the ODCs used as materials in the manufacture of the product under the predominant method of manufacturing. Tax preparation online The ODC weight is listed in Part II in pounds per single unit of product unless otherwise specified. Tax preparation online Modifying the table. Tax preparation online   A manufacturer or importer of a product may request the IRS add a product and its ODC weight to the table. Tax preparation online They also may request the IRS remove a product from the table, or change or specify the ODC weight of a product. Tax preparation online To request a modification, see Regulations section 52. Tax preparation online 4682-3(g) for the mailing address and information that must be included in the request. Tax preparation online Floor Stocks Tax Tax is imposed on any ODC held (other than by the manufacturer or importer of the ODC) on January 1 for sale or use in further manufacturing. Tax preparation online The person holding title (as determined under local law) to the ODC is liable for the tax, whether or not delivery has been made. Tax preparation online These chemicals are taxable without regard to the type or size of storage container in which the ODCs are held. Tax preparation online The tax may apply to an ODC whether it is in a 14-ounce can or a 30-pound tank. Tax preparation online You are liable for the floor stocks tax if you hold any of the following on January 1. Tax preparation online At least 400 pounds of ODCs other than halons or methyl chloroform, At least 50 pounds of halons, or At least 1,000 pounds of methyl chloroform. Tax preparation online If you are liable for the tax, prepare an inventory on January 1 of the taxable ODCs held on that date for sale or for use in further manufacturing. Tax preparation online You must pay this floor stocks tax by June 30 of each year. Tax preparation online Report the tax on Form 6627 and Part II of Form 720 for the second calendar quarter. Tax preparation online For the tax rates, see the Form 6627 instructions. Tax preparation online ODCs not subject to floor stocks tax. Tax preparation online   The floor stocks tax is not imposed on any of the following ODCs. Tax preparation online ODCs mixed with other ingredients that contribute to achieving the purpose for which the mixture will be used, unless the mixture contains only ODCs and one or more stabilizers. 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