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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Filing 2290? Tax Software Can Help


Any individual buying or using a heavy duty truck must file and pay the Heavy Duty Trucks Road Tax. The filing process involves filling out Form 2290. You can use online software to fill it out and get it done in just a few minutes.

Make sure to have the Vehicle Identification Numbers of any vehicles you are filing for. If the truck(s) you're filing for will travel 5,000 miles or less during the tax period (July to June of the next year), a tax refund can be claimed by the filer. That also applies if the heavy highway vehicle was destroyed, stolen or sold during the tax period. Claiming the refund requires a different form. Some online programs will even help tax payers file for their refund.

There are different tax rules for different types of trucks--depending on the weight and what the truck is being used for. The taxable gross weight is 55,000 pounds or higher in most cases. Refer to Form 2290 or your online tax software for help with your particular truck.

Some online programs offer bundles that will let you file forms for hundreds of trucks for one price. This is useful if you have trucks that aren't going on the road till later in the year.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Filing HVUT

IRS Schedule 1 Form 2290 is used to pay Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (let's call it HVUT for short). Those that need to pay HVUT can do so online through an IRS authorized e-filer. Online filing is mandatory when filing for 25 vehicles or more. Even if you don't have a lot of vehicles, the IRS still recommends that file online. Make sure you use a secure and authorized online e-filer. The government uses the money received from the taxes to help maintain and improve roads/

Peak season for paying your HVUT starts in July. Taxes can be paid through June of the next year.

Here's some of the information you'll need when you file.
-Name and company information
-Vehicle Identification Numbers
-Number of vehicles
-Gross weight of the vehicles

You'll need more info than that of course, but the form isn't hard to fill out, especially if you're using helpful online software that will get you through the process step by step. You can even use the online software to send your payment in.
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E-file your HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.