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Friday, March 30, 2012

Truck Tax Form 2290 Deadline of March 31st for Vehicles First Used inFebruary

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Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, must be filed and paid annually. The Tax Period for Heavy Vehicles is typically from July 1 until June 30 of the following year. However, HVUT must also be filed the month after the vehicle is first used. So, if a vehicle is put in service during the tax period, HVUT must also be filed for the First Use Month.

Since March is coming to a close, the filing deadline is nearing for any Heavy Vehicles that were placed in service during the month of February, 2012. If a heavy vehicle was first used in February of 2012, the HVUT due date is March 31, 2012.

Fortunately, this tax can be paid online using ExpressTruckTax.com It is easy to use and simple to understand. You can File HVUT for your Taxable Vehicles in just minutes. A Vehicle is considered to be a taxable vehicle if it was operating on public roads between the tax periods of July through June. A vehicle is also considered to be taxable if it has a taxable gross weight of at least 55,000 pounds and travels at least 5,000 miles during the tax period (7,500 miles if used for agriculture).

When using ExpressTruckTax.com to E-File your HVUT, here is a helpful checklist to guide you through the filing process:
• 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

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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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rules for HVUT IRS Form 2290 Filing

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Each year, heavy vehicles are taxed by the IRS depending on their weight, and miles travelled. The IRS Form 2290 imposes an excise tax on certain highway motor vehicles (26 CFR Part 41) under section 4481 of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 4481 imposes an excise tax on the use in any taxable period of a highway motor vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. The amount of the tax is based on the gross weight of the vehicle with a maximum of $550 per vehicle per taxable period. The person to whom the vehicle is registered at the time of the first use for the year must pay the tax. The tax period begins on July 1 and ends on June 30th of the following year.

A Form 2290 must generally be filed by the last day of the month following the month in which someone first becomes liable for tax. For most taxpayers, their first use of a vehicle in a taxable period occurs in July and thus their return is due by August 31st. This is because July is the first month of the tax period, and if a vehicle was registered in the previous year, July is the first month of the current year. Section 41.6001–2(b) explains that when a state that receives an application to register a highway motor vehicle, they must receive a ‘‘proof of payment” of the tax imposed by section 4481(a). This proof of payment typically consists of a receipted Schedule 1 (Form 2290) that is returned by the IRS to a taxpayer that files the form 2290 and pays the amount of tax due with the return.

Once the return has been accepted by the IRS, the filing party will receive a copy of the Stamped Schedule 1 in an email as a PDF attachment. Instead of a physical stamp, this form will be marked with an E-File watermark. This should include the word “Received” as well as the date that the return was filed. Although this may look different than the traditional physical stamp, it is indeed an official IRS document.

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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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Calculate the Tax Due for IRS Form 2290

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The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes can be used to determine the amount of Excise Taxes needs to be paid to the IRS in order for the Heavy Vehicle to receive a Stamped Schedule 1. 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.


As you can see from the graph, this only applies to vehicles operating on public roads that weigh at least 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.

Vehicle that drive less than 5,000 miles throughout the year would be considered a suspended vehicle, and there would be no tax due Tax Suspended Vehicles, also known as low mileage or category W vehicles are not subject to taxation because these vehicles will remain below the mileage threshold of 5,000 miles during the tax period (or 7,500 miles, if Agricultural use).
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