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Friday, April 27, 2012

It’s Time to E-File the IRS Form 2290 for all vehicles first used inMarch 2012

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Although the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is imposed annually, it is also mandatory for vehicles to file for this using the IRS form 2290 after the first use month. The typical tax year for heavy vehicles begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. For vehicles that are first used during the tax year, a prorated tax must be paid for the months that the vehicle was in use. This can be done with the IRS Form 2290 and the easiest way to file the 2290 is through ExpressTruckTax.com

When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. For Example, vehicles that were placed in service during the month of March will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by April 30. The tax will be calculated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. Remember that the tax year for Heavy Highway Vehicles is from July to June. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For Example, if a vehicle was used on March 28th, It will be taxed as though it was used the entire month.

Although it is rare, some Vehicles that fit the above description may be exempt from the HVUT and Filing requirements of Form 2290. To officially be exempt from filing Form 2290, the vehicle must be owned and operated by the following:
• The District of Columbia
• The Federal Government
• state or local government
• Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
• Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Association, or Rescue Squad
• Indian Tribe Government (Only if the Vehicle is Used for essential Tribe or Government Function)
• American National Red Cross
• Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
• Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

E-File a VIN Correction for your Form 2290 for FREE!!!

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It is always important to be extra careful when filing any form with the IRS. A small mistake could end up costing you more money or risking an IRS audit. However, if you E-File the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes through ExpressTruckTax.com you have the ability to resubmit it until it is accepted at no extra charge. Likewise, if a mistake is made while entering the Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, a VIN Correction can also be E-Filed for free.

Entering the Vehicle Identification Number for heavy vehicles on the Form 2290 is typically a stumbling block for many taxpayers. This is due to the fact that the VIN is 17 Characters long and this needs to be added for each individual vehicle.

When paper filing this form, this would have to be written manually, but with ExpressTruckTax.com an excel file of all the vehicles can be uploaded instead. This saves time and helps eliminate the risk of error.

Reminder: a VIN is 17 Characters long and does not contain the following characters:
I
O
Q

If for any other reason an IRS Form 2290 is rejected by the IRS through ExpressTruckTax.com the taxpayer will still be able to make changes to their tax return and resubmit it to the IRS until it is accepted. There is no additional charge for this service either.

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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Thursday, April 19, 2012

E-File a Form 2290 Online and Save Time on your HVUT filing

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Each Year, Heavy Vehicle owners must file an IRS Form 2290 in order to fulfill the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. This applies to all vehicles whose taxable gross weight is 55,000 pounds or more. This also only applies to vehicles operating on public roads for at least 5,000 miles during the tax year of July 1 - June 30. This mileage limit is different for agricultural [or farm] vehicles. Vehicles that are used for agriculture are allowed to travel up to 7,500 miles on public roads during the year and still remain exempt from the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.

There are three different categories for HVUT rates for these vehicles. Vehicles below 55,000 pounds do not have HVUT because they do not qualify as a heavy vehicle. Vehicles between 55,000 and 75,000 pounds owe $100, plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 pounds. Finally, for vehicles that are over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 per year.

Although it is rare, some Vehicles that fit the above description may be exempt from the HVUT and Filing requirements of Form 2290. To officially be exempt from filing Form 2290, the vehicle must be owned and operated by the following:

The District of Columbia
The Federal Government
State or local government
Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Association, or Rescue Squad
Indian Tribe Government (Only if the Vehicle is used for essential Tribe or Government Function)
American National Red Cross
Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles

As mentioned previously, a Form 2290 must be filed annually for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the tax period. The Tax Period is from July 1st, and ends on June 30th. 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 April 3, the Form 2290 will be due on May 31.

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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Monday, April 16, 2012

Filing a Form 2290 Online

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Only a few years ago, a wireless internet connection was a rarity. Now it is hard to find a place that does not offer Wi-Fi. Due to this increase in web access, people are becoming more and more productive. As you may have noticed, the IRS is also moving in this direction. Each year, more and more people E-File their tax returns with the IRS online. The IRS seems to be pushing this method of tax filing as well. 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.

It is already mandatory for all Trucking Companies or other organizations that need to file a Form 2290 for 25 or more heavy vehicles to E-File the return instead of 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 April 3rd, the Form 2290 will be due on May 31st.

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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