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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Form 2290 VIN Number Corrections Are Free at


It is always important to be extra careful when filing Form 2290 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 HVUT Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes through, 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.

Hassle-free VIN number corrections found exclusively at ExpressTruckTax.  Regardless of how you originally filed your Form 2290 return, you can E-File your VIN correction with for FREE with  just a few clicks and get your new IRS Stamped Schedule 1 back within minutes.

To start a VIN Correction you will create a new return, choose 2290 amendment and then choose VIN Correction.  The filing process is simple, takes only minutes and is 100% free.  We at are here to get you back on the road as quickly and easily as possible.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

E-file Form 2290 for any Heavy Vehicles First Used in May 2012


As stated in the Form 2290 instructions found on, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. June 30, 2012 marks the Form 2290 filing deadline for any heavy vehicles that were first used in May 2012.  Any vehicles used less than 5,000 miles (7,500 miles agricultural) during the tax period will have no tax due to the IRS, but are still required to file their Form 2290 return to avoid any penalty.

When you e-file Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, you will receive a IRS accepted stamped Schedule 1 in minutes, Schedule 1 can be notified through email to your Trucking or leasing company as well. A stamped 2290 Schedule 1 is used to register any Heavy Highway Vehicle in the state DMV’s. along with excellent US based customer support guides you with easy and simple steps to e-file IRS Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return to get Schedule 1. For more information you can contact Express Truck Tax Customer support Team folks @ 704.234.6005 or you can email to
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2290 Tax season is just around the corner, E-file today with ExpressTruckTax


The new Heavy Vehicle Use Tax year begins July 1, 2012 and runs through June 30, 2013. The Form 2290 filing deadline for all taxable vehicles used during the month of July is August 31, 2012. All tax must be paid in full by the deadline to avoid penalties.

The tax is based on the gross vehicle weight and ranges from $100 to $550 per year per vehicle. For vehicles first used during any other month than July during the tax period, the tax is prorated and due by the last day of the month following the month first used. For example, if a vehicle will be first used in December, the Form 2290 would have to be filed by January 31, 2013. There is no tax due for any vehicle used than 5,000 (7,500 agricultural) miles during a tax period. The Form 2290 return would still need to be filed, but the vehicle would be classified as a suspended vehicle, so no tax would be due. There are other circumstances where a vehicle is classified as suspended, but enables you to identify those vehicles. 

States require a stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax in order to register the vehicle. With you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 within minutes, so you no longer have to wait to register or renew your vehicles.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

IRS E-File Provider: ExpressTruckTax Offers E-Filing for the New HVUT Tax Period

The IRS Form 2290 can be E-Filed for the new HVUT Tax Period of 2012-2013 as of July 1, 2012. 

The New Tax Year for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes is nearly here. The leading service provider for E-Filing HVUT – will begin accepting the IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (HVUT) for the 2012-2013 tax year on July 1, 2012. 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 ExpressTruckTax.

Here are some of the services that ExpressTruckTax has to offer:

One Click Login
  • There is no need to create an account. Just login with Facebook or Google to start the process in seconds.
User-Friendly Program
  • 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.
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 a spreadsheet.
Quick Credits
  • While filing Form 2290, the system can identify credits and help taxpayers quickly and easily file Form 8849, so that they get their money back from the IRS faster. An IRS Form 8849 is automatically generated when tax credits exceed the amount of tax due.
Stamped Schedule 1
  • The tax system is so fast; a Stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS can be received in a matter of minutes.

ExpressTruckTax is offering the greatest value in the industry for HVUT e-filing, there is also additional pricing and packages to suit any company in any situation. Tax professionals can take advantage of deep price discounts and special packages for their clients.

Form 2290 Amendments and free VIN corrections can be filed 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 Truck Tax Experts are available anytime in English and Spanish from their USA-based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC.

ExpressTruckTax has close ties to the trucking industry. They are exclusively recommended and endorsed by several major trucking and state associations. Through these partnerships, ExpressTruckTax is able to educate and provide continued 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
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What is My First Used Month(Form 2290)?


When Filing the IRS Form 2290, you will be asked to provide the First Use month for a vehicle.

This date refers to the time when the vehicle was placed in service during the tax period. If this vehicle has been in service for previous years and will continue to be in service this year, the first use month will be July. This is because the tax period for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes is from July until June.

If a new vehicle is placed in service during the tax period, the first use month would be the month in which the vehicle was first used. If a vehicle was only used during part of the tax period, the tax for the year will be prorated.

To e-file a Form 2290 online, you can use and if you have any questions about your First Use Month, you can contact the Truck Tax Experts at 704.234.6005.
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Friday, June 22, 2012

It’s Almost Time to File 2290, so what are the benefits of Efiling?

The tax period for the 2012-2013 tax years is just over a week away and you are busy preparing so you can file on time.  For years you have filed your 2290 by filling out the Form 2290 and either taking it into the field office or mailing it in.  So why would you want to e-file?

Here are just some of the benefits of E-Filing:

1. IRS requires anyone with 25+ trucks is required to E-File  

2. It’s quicker; you can file from the comfort of your own home, no more going to the IRS office and waiting in those long lines!  

3. Save on a stamp...Saving you money & saving the trees...paperless!   
4. Avoid waiting for Stamped Schedule 1; receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes!  

5. Customer support, when choosing an E-File provider choose one who offers customer support to assist you if you have any questions  

6. Keep track of your tax filing process.  When you use an online service provider, you will have an online record of your previous year filings.  No need to reenter the VIN numbers, they will already be there from the previous year, again saving you time.

Concerned about what happens if you make a mistake? What happens if you type in the wrong VIN and don’t realize it before you submit your return?  Not a problem at all, when you choose a service provider, like, who offers FREE Online VIN Corrections. You will be able to correct your VIN free of charge with just a few clicks.  E-Filing saves you both time and money!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

What is IRS Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax?


 What is IRS Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax?

IRS Form 2290 is used to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT. This Form must be filed on an annual basis for every Heavy Highway Vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds.

All you need to e-file Form 2290 is your basic vehicle information, Vehicle Identification Number or VIN, and Vehicle Gross weight.

The best way to e-file IRS Form 2290 is through which is an IRS approved authorized e-file provider. With ExpressTruckTax HVUT Form can be completed and submitted in less than 10 minutes.

If you have any questions about e-filing Form 2290, you can contact the Truck Tax team at 704.234.6005 or email us at
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Form 2290 Amendment Video


What is a Form 2290 Amendment?

A Form 2290 Amendment is quite simply, an amendment to the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Common reasons to file a Form 2290 amendment include: VIN Corrections - A VIN correction would need to be filed if an error was made on the 2290 when entering the 17 character Vehicle Identification Number Taxable Gross Weight Increase - If a 2290 was filed with an incorrect gross weight listed for the vehicle Mileage Exceeded - If a Form 2290 was filed, as a "Suspended Vehicle" and it exceeded the 5,000 mile threshold.

The easiest way to file this form is online through

As an IRS approved E-File provider, ExpressTruckTax can E-File a 2290 Amendment in just minutes! You can even file a VIN correction for Free.

To learn more and get started, you can go to and E-File your Form 2290 amendment.
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How to prepare for the 2012/2013 filing period for Form 2290 (Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return)?

Want to be ready when filing begins for the 2012/2013 tax year for your Form 2290?  Here’s a checklist of what you will need:
  • Federal Tax ID# or EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Taxable Gross Weight of Vehicle(s)
The taxable gross weight of a vehicle (other than a bus) is the total of:  

1. The actual unloaded weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service,
2. The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and
3. The weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle.
There are three methods to pay the tax:
1. Electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) if filing electronically. 
3. Check or money order using the payment voucher.

That’s it!  Our program takes care of computing the tax and enables you to submit your IRS payment.  You will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes! is an IRS authorized e-file provider for Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. Get IRS 2290 Schedule 1 and stay safe on the road. You can call our customer support @ 704.234.6005 or e-mail @

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Create a Form 2290 For a New Vehicle


Adding a New Vehicle:

If you have already filed your initial 2290 for the current tax year and need to add another vehicle or have acquired a new vehicle you will need to create a new 2290 return with only the new vehicle on it.

You do not need to enter any of the vehicles you have already filed for on this return, only those you have not filed for yet.

The end result should be that you have separate Stamped Schedule 1s from each filing but all should be current with the filing

To File a Form 2290 for your heavy vehicle, you can use the IRS-Authorized E-File Provider:

The process takes only a few minutes to complete, but if you have any questions, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005
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Friday, June 15, 2012

New Form 2290 Tax Year (2012-2013)


If you own or drive a Heavy Highway Vehicle, you are probably curious about the new tax period for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

The New Tax Year for Heavy Vehicles will begin on July 1, 2012 and end on June 30, 2013.

The Filing Season for this new Tax year will begin on July 1, and the due date is August 31, 2012.

To file this Annual Excise Tax for Heavy Vehicles, you can use the IRS Approved E-File provider -

This makes the filing process quick and easy. If you have any questions about the New Tax Period, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

What is HVUT(Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290)?


What is HVUT?

HVUT stands for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. This is an annual tax that must be filed for the tax year of July 1 until June 30.  As of now, the IRS is not yet accepting this form for the tax year of July 2012 - June 2013.  Filing for the Form 2290 should begin on July 1st of 2012. is an IRS authorized E-file Provider for HVUT Form 2290. E-file HVUT and get 2290 Schedule 1 in minutes. File your Form 2290 VIN Corrections for Free with us. Call us US based customer support team @ 704.234.6005 or you can e-mail us at

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

EIN Changes (Employer Identification Number)

As the IRS recently posted on their website, as of May 21st the IRS will only issue one EIN per day per “Responsible Party.” An EIN is an Employer Identification number. This number is assigned by the IRS to each business filing a tax return. This change comes right before the Truck Tax Season begins. As you may know the Tax year for HVUT runs from July - June. As of July 1st, it will be time to once again file the annual excise tax for Heavy Vehicles with the IRS Form 2290.

This EIN news is particularly relevant to those in the trucking industry because an EIN is required to file the Form 2290. In the past, the IRS has accepted a Social Security Number, but they have recently changed their requirements to no longer accept a Social Security Number in the place of an EIN.

The IRS definition of a Responsible Party can be found on their website. But it can be generally described as someone who has some sort of management or ownership in the business. is an IRS authorized E-File provider who can help you file form 2290 as well as keep secure online records of previously filed form 2290’s. For more information on the 2290 filing process, heavy vehicle use tax, IRS payment methods, etc visit the Express Truck Tax website or call our Truck Tax experts at 704-234-6005. You can also email any questions to
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

About the Internal Revenue Service Form 2290

Each Year, excise taxes must be paid for Heavy Highway Vehicles used on public roads. This tax is commonly referred to as HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) or simply Truck Taxes.

This federal excise tax is imposed through the IRS Form 2290 on an annual basis. This IRS Form can be E-Filed in just minutes to complete this requirement. Once it is filed, the taxpayer will receive a Stamped Schedule 1. This is required by State DMVs in order to register heavy highway vehicles.

If you have not ever E-Filed a tax returns before, there is no need to worry. The E-Filing process is actually easier than paper filing. We at also have a dedicated team of customer support professionals available to help you over the phone, email, or online chat (available in English or Spanish). All you need to file this IRS Form is your EIN (Employee Identification Number), Address, Phone Number, VIN’s (Vehicle Identification Numbers), and Gross Vehicle Weight and our program will take care of the rest.

Another great service that Express Truck Tax provides is the option to instantly notify your Contracting, Leasing, or Trucking, etc. Company the Schedule 1 as soon as it is accepted by the IRS. This process helps eliminate steps for the person filing. Many Trucking Companies require some kind of proof that their driver filed their Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes properly.

Instead of waiting for hours or up to 6 weeks for the IRS to stamp your schedule 1 and send it back to you, Express Truck Tax will get your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing. When you login to the site, you can enter the information for the Form 2290, and Express Truck Tax will then create a Schedule 1 based on that information. That form will be sent to the IRS electronically, and they will then send the stamped Schedule 1 back to Express Truck Tax, who will then automatically email the file to the taxpayer.

This document can also be faxed as well as emailed to the taxpayer as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will be transmitted with a watermark as well as an IRS E-File logo since the document will not be physically stamped. When ExpressTruckTax sends the Stamped Schedule 1 to the taxpayer, it will be sent as a pdf attachment. Although the form will not be physically stamped, the official E-File watermark serves as an official IRS stamp.
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