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Friday, August 5, 2011

IRS Interim Regulations for Filing Heavy Vehicle Use Tax(Form 2290)

For those who are heavily involved in the Trucking and Transportation Industry, it may not be a surprise that this tax year has so far been less than normal as far as Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is concerned.  
 
A Federal Register notice was posted on July 20th, this newly imposed final and temporary regulations by stating that Form 2290 taxpayers should not file before November 1, 2011. The new regulation also added that the IRS will not be providing receipted Schedule 1 forms before the 1st of November.

It is unclear what the future holds for HVUT. Many speculate that there will simply be a delay in the filing season, but the bill has yet to be voted on at this point. If Congress does not change the law, the tax will expire by September 30th, but it seems unlikely that the government would let a tax like this one simply expire. Current regulations have set a tax for July 1, 2011, until Sept. 30, 2011. If Congress neglects to act on this Truck Tax regulation, taxpayers will only be liable for the “short taxable period” (July - September) and would be required to file by Nov. 30. However, if Congress extends the tax past Sept. 30, anyone who files for the “short taxable period” will also be liable for a second Form 2290 for what remains of the 2011-2012 tax year.

For vehicles that need to be registered during Jul-Oct of 2011, the state DMV’s are required to accept a Stamped Schedule 1 from the previous year since it is not possible to receive a stamped Schedule 1 until November 2011. If a vehicle was acquired within the current year, and there is not a stamped Schedule 1 for the previous year, the owner only needs to provide some form of proof of purchase to prove that the vehicle was recently placed in his/her possession.

Luckily, once the Form 2290 is available, ExpressTruckTax.com will be able to E-File the form and send it to the IRS in minutes. The E-Filing Process is very simple; the form can be completed in minutes, and it can be sent to the IRS as soon as it is finished. It is such a time saver when you compare it to waiting in the IRS office for hours or sending it via postal mail and waiting weeks for the IRS to process it.

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