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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Only Hours Left to E-File the IRS Form 2290 for 2011-2012

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The IRS Form 2290 must be filed by Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Although the deadline is very soon, it is still possible to E-File this form online through Express Truck Tax. For any heavy vehicle that was used during the months of July, August, September, or October a Form 2290 must be filed. This IRS form is used to collect Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

It is incredibly simple to E-File this return online thanks to ExpressTruckTax.com. The User-Friendly and Intuitive system allows anyone to file a Form 2290 in minutes. All that is needed is some basic business information and the return can be sent to the IRS in just a few minutes.

There is no reason to wait in a long line in the IRS office or make a mad dash to the post office. It is much easier to simply file this form from your computer. The process takes just a few minutes and you can E-File the return from any computer with an Internet connection.

Filing this form online only takes a few minutes and you will receive a stamped schedule 1 within minutes of filing this form online. Although the deadline is approaching, you will still be able to E-File your Form 2290 through our service anytime. If you have any questions, please contact us at our USA-based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ExpressTruckTax Customer Spotlight!

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HVUT IRS Form 2290 Penalties

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The law provides penalties for failing to file returns or pay taxes when due. There are also penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.

Penalties for HVUT non-compliance are costly to motor carriers. The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by Due date is equal to 4.5 percent of total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.

Based on these rates, an HVUT liability that was originally $550 would climb to over $700 by the end of the five-month period of delinquency. In addition to these federal penalties, many states suspend the registrations of vehicles for which proof of HVUT payment has not been provided.

Penalties for HVUT non-compliance for states are even more costly. The Secretary of Transportation has the authority to withhold up to 25 percent of the state's Interstate Maintenance funds [23 U.S.C. 104(b)(5)] if it fails one of its periodic compliance reviews.

When an examiner detects non-compliance, any findings should be presented to management in the FHWA division office. Based on the assessment performed by FHWA division management, the matter may need to be brought to the attention of the U.S. DOT Office of Inspector General (OIG). If the OIG launches an investigation, the compliance review report will be delayed because information presented within it could be used as evidence during the criminal investigation.

Once all criminal investigations and prosecutions are complete, a finding of non-compliance may be made public. The procedures for dealing with a finding of non-compliance are detailed in 23 CFR 369.12-369.17. In the event that a state is found to be in non-compliance, the following procedures are followed:

• The Division Administrator notifies the Governor via certified mail of the finding of nonconformity
• The state is given 30 days to request a meeting to present evidence to overturn the nonconformity finding or to identify steps taken to bring the registration program into conformity
• The state has the option to present evidence in written form
• If the finding is changed to compliant, the Administrator issues a final decision and the matter is concluded
• A finding of nonconformity requires the authorization of the Secretary of Transportation and must be served on the Governor or his or her designee

Where is Form 2290 filed?

It’s possible to paper file your Form 2290 with the IRS, visit www.irs.gov for more information on paper filing. The IRS encourages all filers to file electronically, and it is required of those reporting 25 or more vehicles. You can get your filing done at Expresstrucktax.com and save time and money. IRS authorized e-filers like http://www.Expresstrucktax.com have additional information and contextual help windows to make filing taxes less taxing.

Make sure to have your name and business name, location, EIN, and the VIN of every vehicle you wish to file.
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Pay Highway Use Taxes (IRS Form 2290) with a check, but File it online

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With Express Truck Tax, an IRS-Authorized e-file provider for Filing Highway Use Taxes Online, there are several different options for paying the IRS Tax amount due. The IRS accepts Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, check payments, or money orders.

The process for Electronic Funds Withdrawal and EFTPS is fairly simple. However, many people do not fully understand the process of paying by check or money order. Most people think that they will not receive a Schedule 1 until the tax is paid. If that were the case, it would make little sense to E-File online.

The Stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS will be issued for simply filing the Form 2290. It does not have to be paid to receive this form immediately. That is where people get confused about paying by check or money order. If the taxpayer elects to mail a check or money order, they will still receive a Stamped Schedule 1 immediately.
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ExpressTruckTax Customer Spotlight!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Paying Heavy Vehicle Use Tax(IRS 2290 Form) Online

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"Crazy Black Friday deals at ExpressTruckTax! Up to 25% Off on IRS Form 2290 filing fees"

When filing the IRS Form 2290 online through ExpressTruckTax.com there are several payment options. The IRS accepts Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, checks, or money orders.

An Electronic Funds Withdrawal can be from either a checking or savings account. All that is needed to set this up is a routing number and an account number. An exclusive service that Express Truck Tax offers is the option to also pay the processing fees through Electronic Funds Withdrawal as well. Most other options require the fees to be paid by credit cards, but Express Truck Tax offers the ability to pay the taxes and fees from the account.

EFTPS stands for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. To pay using this method, one must already have an account set up with EFTPS. If you do not already have an EFTPS account, it can take 2 weeks or more to create one.

And of course there is also the option to pay either by check or money order. For either of these forms of payment, you can download a payment voucher from Express Truck Tax after you have gone through the process of filing. If you selected to pay by check or money order, you will have the option to download a Payment voucher from the Action column of the dashboard of your account. With this voucher, you can mail the check or money order to your local IRS office. Even if you select to pay by check or money order, you can still E-File the Form 2290 instantly. The Form will still be accepted by the IRS and the person filing will still receive a stamped schedule 1 within minutes. The check or money order would be due by November 30th.

To pay the minor processing fees to Express Truck Tax, you can pay by debit card, credit card, or by an Electronic Funds withdrawal. If you choose to pay by electronic funds withdrawal, you can use the same account that the taxes were paid from.

For Service providers such as tax professionals or Trucking associations that need to file many 2290 Forms. Express Truck Tax also offers several prepayment options. This includes buying credits for future returns, unlimited returns per client, and unlimited filings for the year for various prices.

www.ExpressTruckTax.com allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically! This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes. Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to E-File Form 2290. The taxpayer will then receive the schedule 1 via email or fax as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will then be watermarked by the IRS instead of an actual physical stamp. Be sure to get this taken care of soon because the due date for all vehicles.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Free IRS Form 2290 (HVUT) VIN Corrections

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Correcting a VIN(Vehicle Identification Number) is very easy in our system. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form. In order to file a VIN correction, the taxpayer simply needs to file a IRS 2290 Amendment.

If they already have an account with us, they will need to click the orange 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside their account. Once they click this button, they will be asked what form they would like to file. They will need to choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk them through the VIN correction filing process. The drivers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax.

There is no charge to e-file a VIN correction however they will need to enter a valid credit card in order to authenticate the filing. The card will not be charged.

We hope this helps. Please let us know if there is anything else we may do to be of assistance. If any of your drivers have additional questions about the VIN correction, they are more than welcome to contact our customer support line at 704-234-6005 and we will gladly assist. Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Express Truck Tax Customer Spotlight!

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Happy Thanksgiving! From Express Truck Tax

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With Highway Use Taxes due on November 30th of this year, this has been a very busy Thanksgiving season for the folks at Express Truck Tax. We are very thankful for all of the Truckers, Owner Operators, Trucking Companies, and Service Providers that have chosen to file their Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax through ExpressTruckTax.com. Our US-Based Customer Support Center in Rock Hill, SC has been flooded with calls this month and we are grateful for it!

The tax year may be a bit different this year due to the November 30 deadline, but the legislation is the same as it has been in previous years. The tax due will be the same, and the weight classifications are also the same. The only thing that is different is that the filing process can be much easier and more convenient with ExpressTruckTax.

Filing this form online only takes a few minutes and you will receive a stamped schedule 1 within minutes of filing this form online. Although the Thanksgiving Holiday is coming up, you will still be able to E-File your Form 2290 through our service anytime. If you have any questions, please contact us at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

IRS Form 2290 Video: Highway Use Tax Due on November 30

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Don't Forget that Highway Use Taxes(IRS form 2290) are due in just 8 days! You can E-File them online with ExpressTruckTax.com.

Be sure to File your IRS Form 2290 by November 30th to avoid any late Fees.

Here is a video from the IRS about E-Filing Highway Use Tax by November 30.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

E-File IRS Form 2290 before it’s too late

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ExpressTruckTax.com is the quickest, easiest, and best value for filing your Form 2290 (Heavy Truck Use Tax) online with the IRS. The due date for the tax is getting closer, and here are a few points to keep in mind while e-filing.

• E-file your 2290 returns with Expresstrucktax.com
• Review Federal Tax ID# or EIN# [Employer Identification Number]
• Review your Tax Year and Month
• Review your VIN# [Vehicle Identification Number]
• Sign and date your return electronically
• Choose IRS payment option
• Review all the information
• Double check your Business Name
• E-File Your 2290 Return

Choose an IRS payment option:

There are several options to pay the HVUT taxes with the IRS.
Electronic Funds Withdrawal, or Direct Debit: The IRS will collect the taxes due after they are provided with a bank account number and routing number
• EFTPS: You have to schedule the payment to the IRS by going to EFTPS.gov.
• Check/Money Order: The IRS also supports Check/Money Order as long as it is scheduled by the 30th.

We strongly advise our Canadian customers to use this option as EFW may not work for Canadian banks.

Just a reminder, if you choose Direct Debit (EFW) as a payment method, the IRS will not process your return during the weekends, or on federal holidays, but on the next business day.

Review Tax ID Numbers

carefully check Tax Identification numbers on your return.

Review Your Return

Expresstrucktax.com is a very smart program, it automatically checks for any errors before you transmit your 2290 return to IRS, but it’s always good to double check everything before you hit the ‘Transmit to IRS’ button.
We are always available to help if needed. We are one of the few companies which are locally based to offer customer support. Call 704.234.6005 to speak with our Rock Hill, SC support center.
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Figuring the IRS Tax for Form 2290 for Tax Year 2011-2012

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It’s tax season for all those needing to file the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. Although it can be complicated to file this return, ExpressTruckTax.com has made it much easier. The Form 2290 can be filed online through the secure E-Filing System that Express Truck Tax has created.

This Excise Tax must be filed annually for any vehicle over 55,000 pounds that operates on public roads. The tax amount can vary depending on the number of months the vehicle was in service during the tax period and it is also determined by the gross vehicle weight. This Taxable Gross Weight is calculated by using the total weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service.

Here is a Payment Table for Heavy Vehicles and logging vehicles as determined by the taxable gross weight of the vehicle.


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Express Truck Tax Customer Spotlight !

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E-file IRS HVUT Form 2290 in November 2011-2012

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The Tax Year for 2011 - 2012 has been different due to the delay in the filing process. This year the Form 2290 is due during the period ranging from November 1 - 30, 2011 for the 2011-2012 tax periods. In order to File the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT), Express Truck Tax has made the process Quick, Simple, and Easy-to-use. When you use Express Truck Tax to E-File a Form 2290, the process takes just a few minutes. Choosing to E-file this return is much simpler than paper filing. Instead of using a confusing form full of tax jargon, Express Truck Tax has simplified the form to plain English. It is just a series of questions, mostly pertaining to basic business information. The process is broken down into several short and to-the-point sections.

The first step to Filing the Form 2290 Online is to go to ExpressTruckTax.com an IRS Authorized E-File Provider for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. From this page, you can get started on a Form 2290, IFTA filing, or sign up as a service provider. To login, just click on the Sign-Up button. From here, just enter some basic information to set up you Express Truck Tax account. (Please note: it is totally free to create an account. You only pay per return)

After signing up, you will be taken to the Dashboard of your account. This page displays your basic business information as well as the status of your most recent returns. From here, you can add new businesses to file for, as well as create new returns. To File a new 2290, just click on Create New Return at the bottom of the page.

The first thing that will be asked is the First Use Month of the vehicle as well as the year that you are filing for. If the vehicle has been on the road since last year, then select July 2011 as the first use month because that is the first month of the tax period.

On the next section, you can add heavy vehicles. There are several categories to add them to. They can be Taxable Vehicles, Suspended Vehicles, Prior Year Suspended Vehicles, Sold/Destroyed/Stolen Vehicles, or Low Mileage Credit Vehicles. Taxable Vehicles are normal heavy vehicles that travel a minimum of 5,000 miles per year. Suspended Vehicles fall below the 5,000 mile threshold (7,500 if agricultural) and no taxes are due for these, but they must still be filed for. Prior Year Suspended Vehicles are vehicle that were filed for previously, but they either exceeded the mileage threshold or the vehicle was sold. Sold/Destroyed/Stolen Vehicles are just as they sound - sold, destroyed, or stolen before June 1. Low Mileage Credit Vehicles are recorded if taxes were paid for a vehicle in the previous year, but the vehicle never exceeded the mileage threshold.

After selecting the type of payment for the taxes due, the system performs an internal audit of the information that was submitted. This audit checks for any basic errors that may have been made.

You can then select how you would like to pay the IRS. The IRS accepts Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, and check or money order. An electronic funds withdrawal would instantly withdraw the payment from a bank account within 5 business days. EFTPS stands for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. It is a government program, but in order to use it you must already have an EFTPS account (this can take at least 2 weeks to create). A check or money order can also be used to pay the taxes due. In order to use this method, you will need to print a payment voucher from the Express Truck Tax website then mail that to your local IRS office.

Before you finish, ExpressTruckTax.com offers many additional services such as a fax or an automated text message to your cell phone as soon as the Schedule 1 is available. You can also have the form faxed to anyone including your leasing company, trucking association, or yourself.

www.ExpressTruckTax.com allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically! This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes. Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to file Form 2290. The taxpayer will then receive the schedule 1 via email or fax as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will then be watermarked by the IRS instead of an actual physical stamp.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (HVUT) IRS Form 2290 and Schedule-1

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Don't Forget to E-File IRS Form 2290 This Year!

Although filing season has been delayed ExpressTruckTax has all your requirements fullfilled to file your Tax Online. HVUT must be filed between November 1, 2011 to November 30, 2011.

A Form 2290 return can be used for paying Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Taxes due for highway motor vehicles used during the tax period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. It can also be used to calculate and pay taxes for vehicles that were previously listed as a Suspended Vehicle if that vehicle later exceeded the mileage threshold during the tax period.

HVUT, or Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, is a federal highway tax imposed annually on trucks, truck tractors, and buses using public highways. The tax applies to vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Form 2290 is used for filing this tax and upon acceptance, the IRS will provide a Stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment and can also be used to register the vehicle at the DMV.

Vehicle Owners and Operators use ExpressTruckTax.com to eFile HVUT using Form 2290 and receive a Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes.The IRS encourages all taxpayers to file the Form 2290 electronically for Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Returns for 2011-2012. Electronic filing is required for taxpayers with 25 or more vehicles.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

IRS Form 2290 - Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes

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What is HVUT?
HVUT or Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is the fee imposed by the IRS annually on heavy vehicles that operate on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.

The taxable gross weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the following:
• The actual unloaded weight of the vehicle, when it is fully equipped for service
• The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service normally used in addition to the vehicle
• The weight of the maximum load that can be carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers typically used with the vehicle
• For Buses, The taxable gross weight is its actual unloaded weight fully equipped for service in addition to 150 pounds for each seat provided for passengers and driver.

The Tax Calculations:
The tax year for Form 2290 starts in July and ends in June of the next year. If the gross taxable weight is from 55,000 to 75,000 pounds, the HVUT is $100, plus $22 per thousand pounds over 55,000 pounds. For over 75,000 pound vehicles, the maximum HVUT is $550/ year. The taxes are lower for logging vehicles. Logging Vehicles are vehicles which are primarily used for transporting products harvested from the forest and is registered with a state agency as such.

Taxes are prorated for any vehicles placed into service after the month of July.

HVUT Exemptions:
There are a number of groups that receive exemptions from HVUT. Such as:
• Federal Government
• Indian tribal governments (for vehicles used in essential tribal functions)
• State & Local governments, including the District of Columbia
• Mass transportation authorities
• The American Red Cross
• Nonprofit volunteer fire departments, ambulance associations or rescue squads

There are also a number of vehicles exempted from the HVUT:
• Any vehicle not considered to be a highway motor vehicle — e.g., mobile machinery for non-transportation functions, vehicles specifically designed for off-highway use, and non-transportation trailers and semi-trailers
• Qualified blood collecting vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations
• Mobile machinery that is used for non-transportation purposes

Exempt carriers may be required to file tax forms with the IRS or notify the local department of motor vehicles (DMV) of their exempt status

there are other vehicles that are exempt based on the number of miles it is driven:
• Commercial Vehicles traveling less than 5,000 miles annually
• Agriculture Vehicles traveling less than 7,500 miles annually

The above vehicles are called Suspended Vehicles, but must be reported to the IRS.

What is the Purpose of HVUT?
The HVUT is a significant source of transportation funding in the U.S. In 2006 alone, the HVUT generated more than $1.4 Billion in Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenue.

The Federal HTF protects America's investment in its transportation infrastructure. In 2007 alone, Federal HTF receipts were $39.9 Billion, with $34.9 Billion dedicated to the HTF's Highway Account. The Federal HTF finances a wide spectrum of transportation investments which include:
• Highway improvements (e.g., land acquisition, other right-of-way costs, preliminary and construction engineering, construction and reconstruction, resurfacing and restoration costs of roadways and bridges)
• Highway and bridge maintenance
• Highway law enforcement
• Safety programs (e.g., driver education and training, vehicle inspection programs, enforcement of vehicle size and weight limits)
• Congestion relief projects
• Administrative costs (e.g., research, engineering)
Investment in our nation's highway infrastructure helps:
• Save money, time, & lives
• Reduce the amount and severity of crashes for all kinds of vehicles
• Enhance the ability of emergency responders
• Lower fuel and insurance costs
• Decrease energy consumption
• Ease congestion
• Boost air quality
• Increase mobility
• Improve the efficiency of the movement of goods
• Raise business productivity
• Strengthen the nation's economic productivity

Since the vast majority of all funds contributed by states to the Federal HTF are returned through highway improvements, this is a direct incentive for state agencies to take necessary measures to enhance HVUT compliance.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Express Truck Tax offers E-Filing for Form 2290 for as little as $9.90

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ExpressTruckTax.com makes filing truck taxes easy. With step-by-step help and an excellent USA based support team, an IRS Form 2290 or 8849 can be filed in minutes.

ExpressTruckTax.com is now accepting the IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (HVUT), for the 2011-2012 tax years. Their fast and intuitive system is as powerful as it is versatile. Whether it’s a one-man trucking company, or a national corporation with multiple fleets, everyone can get far when they’re rolling with Express Truck Tax.
Here are some of the services that Express Truck Tax has to offer:
Easy-to-Use System
-Contextual help and video guides with clear instructions appear throughout the process. They’ve done everything possible to make taxes less taxing.
Real-Time Notifications
-Get notifications about the status of a tax return through emails, text messages and even fax! The Schedule 1 can be emailed or faxed automatically to a trucking or leasing company.
Quick Credits http://www.expresstrucktax.com/
-While filing Form 2290, the system can identify credits and help users quickly and easily file Form 8849, so users get their money back from the IRS faster. An IRS Form 8849 is automatically generated when tax credits exceed the amount of tax due.
Bulk Upload
-Companies with more than 25 trucks are required by the IRS to e-file Form 2290. Instead of entering each truck one by one, entire fleets can be uploaded using an Excel spreadsheet.
Express Truck Tax is offering the greatest value in the industry for HVUT e-filing; there are also dozens of prices and packages to suit any company in any situation. Tax professionals can take advantage of deep price discounts and special packages for their clients. The tax system is so fast; a stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS can be received in a matter of minutes.
Express Truck Tax helps you file applications for amendments and free VIN corrections in a few easy steps. The system performs a free internal audit of tax information to check for errors before it is submitted. If additional help is still needed, the experienced Express Truck Tax Team is available anytime in English and Spanish from their USA-based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC.
Express Truck Tax has close ties to the trucking industry. They are exclusively recommended and endorsed by several major state trucking associations. Through these partnerships, Express Truck Tax is able to provide continuing support to those within the trucking industry.
There’s really no better combination of affordable prices and knowledgeable professionalism in the industry. To get started now, visit ExpressTruckTax.com
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Monday, November 14, 2011

A Record Number of IRS form 2290 Filings with Express Truck Tax

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On November 1, 2011 the IRS began accepting E-Filing of the IRS Form 2290 for the 2011 - 2012 Tax Period. Since then, there has been a record amount of E-Filing of the Form 2290 through ExpressTruckTax.com. Due to a delay in the filing process, the Form 2290 is due by November 30 for each vehicle that has a First Use Month of July, August, September, or October of this year. Due to this short filing season, it is especially beneficial to E-File this Tax Return online.

Thousands have already used ExpressTruckTax.com to file this form for filing Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. HVUT is an annual tax which is imposed on heavy vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more that operate on public roads. The funds from this tax help fund highway projects.

Some of the benefits to filing a HVUT return with Express Truck Tax include the following:

File with ExpressTruckTax and receive:
• The Best Value in the Industry
• Account setup and full service support for free
• Free VIN Corrections
• Receive Stamped Schedule 1 back in Minutes
• Automatic notification to your trucking/leasing company

Award Winning US-based Customer Support:
• Based in Rock Hill, South Carolina
• Personal account manager for your business
• Live phone, email, and chat support
• Help text and videos throughout the application
• Tax Professionals and IT Experts ready to help at a moment’s notice
• File online or over the phone
• 98% customer approval rating
• Trusted by many of the largest carriers and service providers in North America

A State-of-the-Art Application:
• Most features available
• Receive Email, Fax, and FTP copies of your Schedule 1
• Bulk upload taxable, suspended, and credit vehicles
• Automatically generate refund or credit applications (Form 8849)
• Maintain unlimited businesses and unlimited vehicles with a single login

Don’t waste any more time! Get your Form 2290 Filed today and join the thousands of others who have received their Schedule 1 in minutes! HVUT is due on November 30. You can always contact Express Truck Tax for any Truck Tax questions!
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Cost of Filing Late (HVUT IRS Form 2290)

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Anyone with serious experience in the trucking or transportation industry will tell you that there are many more business and economic responsibilities for truckers and Owner Operators besides simply getting something delivered at the right time and place. Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, or HVUT, is one of the most common taxes that the IRS imposes on heavy highway vehicles in the United States. Paying this tax properly involves filing the IRS Form 2290 and then receiving a Stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS. This Form is so easy to E-File online, and thanks to Express Truck Tax, there is no reason to be late, as you can see from the following points:

IRS Fines

The IRS can add all kinds of interest and late fees, but if you end up in court over the matter it will lead to the court costs as well as heavy fines. Unless you enjoy IRS Audits and spending time in courtrooms, it is a terrible to not pay your taxes.

A Form 2290 can be filed at any time after the deadline has passed but the tax due may be subject to penalties and interest. The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 in a timely manner is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT (Form 2290) payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.

Taxes help improve public roads

Paying taxes is never a joyful experience, but you should get some gratification in the fact that much of the taxes paid for HVUT go back into the cost of roads and highway expenses. It just makes sense; if you enjoy using something, you shouldn’t mind paying for it.

Not filing or not paying is a felony

Fines are bad enough, but it could be worse. Going to court can lead to criminal charges. The IRS & state governments could prosecute anyone who purposely cheats to avoid paying the truck tax. It can also lead to time in prison.

Stay focused on your business

If these are not paid in a timely manner, the previously mentioned fines, court appearances, and possible jail time could seriously put a halt on your business. The time and energy spent worrying about IRS Audits, Fines, and Court Dates is not worth it.

It’s So Easy

With Express Truck Tax, their team of Truck Tax experts will guide you through the process. All you need to do is login to www.ExpressTruckTax.com and start entering the vehicles that you need to file for. If there are any questions, you can call them at 704.234.6005 or send an email to support@ExpressTrucktax.com.

When you E-file IRS form 2290 with expresstrucktax.com there is no reason that it would not be on time as long as you submit it before the deadline. This year it is even more important to be sure to file on time because the Form 2290 must be filed within the month of November. With this close time frame, it is best to E-File instead of risking it getting lost in the mail. It’s made as easy as 1-2-3 to e-file truck tax with Form 2290 and gets IRS stamped Schedule 1 in few minutes. Avoid IRS penalties and Audits by keeping your 2290 records with express truck tax.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Express Truck Tax Offers Top Quality Customer Support to e-file IRSForm 2290!

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The Customer Service team at Express Truck Tax is always standing by to take any calls, emails or online chats that come their way. No automated responses or long on-hold times. Just high quality customer support. Their support center is US-Based in Rock Hill, South Carolina and they make sure to treat all callers with a true southern hospitality.

For anyone who needs to file a Form 2290 for their Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) Express Truck Tax is the best way to go! They offer the best prices and the best support out there. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few words from our customers over the past week:

“I was skeptical of using an online provider for this, but after I spoke with the folks at Express Truck Tax, I was able to complete this Form in just a few minutes!”
-Bradley G.
New Mexico

“No More waiting at the IRS office for me! Even for the minor fee, Express Truck Tax is totally worth it”
-Harold W.
Iowa

“When it comes to computers, I am pretty much illiterate, but Express Truck Tax really made it easy for me to File my 2290 and get my Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes.”
-Ruth D.
North Carolina

“I used another provider last year, and I was shocked to find that Express Truck Tax offered better prices, customer service and the system was even easier to use. Using ExpressTruckTax.com was a no brainer.”
-Max R.
Oklahoma

“As a tax preparer, I used to prepare the Form 2290 by hand and paper files it with the IRS for all my clients. ExpressTruckTax.com has saved me so much time. I couldn't do without it!”
-Joel L.
Kentucky

Don’t waste any more time! Get your Form 2290 Filed today and join the thousands of others who have received their Schedule 1 in minutes! HVUT is due on November 30. You can always contact Express Truck Tax for any Truck Tax questions!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to Pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with IRS Form 2290?

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Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, must be filed annually by the registered owners of heavy highway vehicles used on public roads. This tax is typically collected for the tax period which ranges from July to June of the next year. Until recently, these forms had to be paper filed either in the IRS office, or by postal mail. The IRS has recently begun to accept and encourage taxpayers to E-File this return now.

ExpressTruckTax.com is an IRS authorized E-File provider for this form. To file this form electronically using this service, it takes only a few minutes of your time. Once the form is submitted to the IRS, the taxpayer will receive a Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing in an email as a pdf attachment.

To pay this tax, the IRS offers several different methods of payment. They accept Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, and Check or Money Order.

An Electronic Funds Withdrawal can be from either a checking or savings account. All that is needed to set this up is a routing number and an account number.

EFTPS stands for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. To pay using this method, one must already have an account set up with EFTPS. If you do not already have an EFTPS account, it can take 2 weeks or more to create one.

And of course there is also the option to pay either by check or money order. For either of these forms of payment, you can download a payment voucher from Express Truck Tax after you have gone through the process of filing. If you selected to pay by check or money order, you will have the option to download a Payment voucher from the Action column of the dashboard of your account. With this voucher, you can mail the check or money order to your local IRS office. Even if you select to pay by check or money order, you can still E-File the Form 2290 instantly. The Form will still be accepted by the IRS and the person filing will still receive a stamped schedule 1 within minutes. The check or money order would be due by November 30th.

To pay the minor processing fees to Express Truck Tax, you can pay by debit card, credit card, or by an Electronic Funds withdrawal. If you choose to pay by electronic funds withdrawal, you can use the same account that the taxes were paid from.

For Service providers such as tax professionals or Trucking associations that need to file many 2290 Forms. Express Truck Tax also offers several prepayment options. This includes buying credits for future returns, unlimited returns per client, and unlimited filings for the year for various prices.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Filing Process for IRS Form 2290 in November 2011-2012

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In order to file the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT), Express Truck Tax has made the process Quick, Simple, and Easy-to-use. When you use Express Truck Tax to E-File a Form 2290, the process takes just a few minutes. Choosing to E-File this return is much simpler than paper filing. Instead of using a confusing form full of tax jargon, Express Truck Tax has simplified the form to plain English. It is just a series of questions, mostly pertaining to basic business information. The process is broken down into several short and to-the-point sections.

The first step to Filing the Form 2290 Online is to go to ExpressTruckTax.com an IRS Authorized E-File Provider for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. From this page, you can get started on a Form 2290, IFTA filing, or sign up as a service provider. To login, just click on the Sign-Up button. From here, just enter some basic information to set up you Express Truck Tax account. (Please note: it is totally free to create an account. You only pay per return)

After signing up, you will be taken to the Dashboard of your account. This page displays your basic business information as well as the status of your most recent returns. From here, you can add new businesses to file for, as well as create new returns. To File a new 2290, just click on Create New Return at the bottom of the page.

The first thing that will be asked is the First Use Month of the vehicle as well as the year that you are filing for. If the vehicle has been on the road since last year, then select July 2011 as the first use month because that is the first month of the tax period.

On the next section, you can add heavy vehicles. There are several categories to add them to. They can be Taxable Vehicles, Suspended Vehicles, Prior Year Suspended Vehicles, Sold/Destroyed/Stolen Vehicles, or Low Mileage Credit Vehicles. Taxable Vehicles are normal heavy vehicles that travel a minimum of 5,000 miles per year. Suspended Vehicles fall below the 5,000 mile threshold (7,500 if agricultural) and no taxes are due for these, but they must still be filed for. Prior Year Suspended Vehicles are vehicle that were filed for previously, but they either exceeded the mileage threshold or the vehicle was sold. Sold/Destroyed/Stolen Vehicles are just as they sound - sold, destroyed, or stolen before June 1. Low Mileage Credit Vehicles are recorded if taxes were paid for a vehicle in the previous year, but the vehicle never exceeded the mileage threshold.

After selecting the type of payment for the taxes due, the system performs an internal audit of the information that was submitted. This audit checks for any basic errors that may have been made.

You can then select how you would like to pay the IRS. The IRS accepts Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, and check or money order. An electronic funds withdrawal would instantly withdraw the payment from a bank account within 5 business days. EFTPS stands for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. It is a government program, but in order to use it you must already have an EFTPS account (this can take at least 2 weeks to create). A check or money order can also be used to pay the taxes due. In order to use this method, you will need to print a payment voucher from the Express Truck Tax website then mail that to your local IRS office.

Before you finish, ExpressTruckTax.com offers many additional services such as an automated text message to your cell phone as soon as the Schedule 1 is available. You can also have the form faxed to anyone including your leasing company, trucking association, or yourself.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Trucking Spotlight

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This Picture comes from Blane Manuel - 2003 Peterbilt 379

If you have used us in the past, you can also send us a picture of your vehicle, and we will post it on our blog.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Express Truck Tax Customer Spotlight!

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This Picture comes from: Dean Fern - 2007 Volvo 630, 450 Cummins, 10 sp

If you have used us in the past, you can also send us a picture of your vehicle, and we will post it on our blog.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

E-filing Excise Taxes Now Available For Heavy Highway Vehicles

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Although it has been a long year for those in the Trucking and Transportation Industry, It is now possible to transmit returns to the IRS through Express Truck Tax. The process for filing Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Returns was briefly interrupted as the legislation that controlled the tax itself nearly expired. Fortunately, due to urges from various congressmen and President Obama himself, the legislation was extended. Had Congress let the legislation expire, there would have been a shutdown of any government funded Transportation jobs. Although many industry experts agree that new legislation is needed, this extension serves as a quick fix the much worse possibility of all government transportation projects being shut down.

This change resulted in a later filing period for 2011 - 2012. Instead of filing by the month of August, the filing period for the 2011-2012 tax period begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th 2011. The IRS did not even begin accepting these forms until November 1st. With a much shorter filing period, those needing to file a Form 2290 will greatly benefit from eFiling this return. The IRS has been steadily pushing people to eFile since last year. The IRS is no longer sending paper forms to those needing to file. They even admit that the eFiling process is easier for them and saves the government money as opposed to paper filing.

The Form 2290 is incredibly easy to eFile with Express Truck Tax. The whole process can be completed in a matter of minutes. Once the 2290 Form has been submitted to the IRS, a Stamped Schedule 1 will be sent from the IRS directly to the taxpayer through Express Truck Tax. The form will arrive as a pdf attachment in an email.

To fill out the Form 2290 online, all you will need is the basic business information such as the EIN, VIN, and the vehicle weight. The IRS accepts several different payment options including: Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System), and also check or money order. Each of these options is fairly simple. Electronic Funds Withdrawal is a very quick and immediate process, just provide your bank account number as well as your routing number, and the IRS will electronically withdraw the payment.

Express Truck Tax offers a very User-Friendly process. Instead of using a tax form that is loaded with confusing tax jargon, The Express Truck Tax system uses a series of basic questions that are simple and straightforward so that you can finish it in as little time as possible. Even if you have questions regarding the Form 2290, you can always call the dedicated Truck Tax Experts at their USA based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704.234.6005 or email them at support@ExpressTruckTax.com
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

E-file HVUT (IRS Form 2290) for 2011-2012

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The 2011-2012 Tax Period is here and the IRS is now accepting the Form 2290 for the new tax year! ExpressTruckTax.com can help you get the form as quickly as possible without all the headaches and stress of waiting in the IRS office or sending the form in the mail. Express Truck Tax has already helped thousands of others to E-File their Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) with Form 2290.

The everyday low prices can help you save money! With the most experienced HVUT e-filing staff, award-winning US-based customer service, and pricing to fit any fleet, it’s no surprise that ExpressTruckTax is the leader in HVUT E-Filing!

For more reasons as to why eFiling is the best way to File HVUT, here are the following points:

Although the IRS still accepts physical tax returns by postal mail, it does appear to be moving away from that and closer to requiring E-Filing more and more. One particular example of this is IRS Form 2290, which is used to collect what is referred to as the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT. It is a fee that the IRS requires all vehicles with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds to pay annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways.

The IRS has already made it mandatory for all Trucking Companies or other industries that have to file a Form 2290 for 25 or more heavy vehicles to E-File the return as opposed to paper filing it. This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 which must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. This form can be mailed to the IRS, which can take up to several weeks to process. It could also be taken directly to the IRS office, which can take several hours of your day. This must be accompanied by a proof of EFTPS payment.

This form must be filed annually, for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current period. The Current Period begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the next year. A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service. The due date for each month is the last day of the following month. For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on October 3rd, the Form 2290 will be due on November 30th.

Even though there are thousands, if not millions, of Heavy Vehicles that are required to file HVUT the IRS still requires everyone to either mail the Form 2290 to the IRS or actually come to the IRS office. Fortunately there is an easier way that has recently become available. www.ExpressTruckTax.com allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically! This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes. Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to file Form 2290. The taxpayer will then receive the schedule 1 via email or fax as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will then be watermarked by the IRS instead of an actual physical stamp.
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