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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Exotic Carriers

- This Clean 2001 KEN W900L is owned and operated by Richy.  Hauling upscale cars in a matching enclosed Kentucky car carrier from coast to coast.  The truck has the nickname: "The Punisher" with a simple mural of a skull with the words "It's not revenge, it's punishment."

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Jason Anzaldua

- Anzaldua & Son Trucking

- This is our black beauty... We love her & she gets the job done!

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IRS HVUT Form 2290 Taxes on Truckers

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for truckers is increasing and is expected to continue to increase 10% over the next 10 years. The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is a fee assessed annually on these heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. This tax is paid by filing IRS Form 2290. The current tax period is July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. The deadline to file for all vehicles used during the month of July is August 31, 2012.

The penalty for not filing the IRS Form 2290 by August 31st is equal to 4.5% of total tax due.  This amount is assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Those who choose not to make their HVUT payment also face an additional monthly 0.5% of the tax due penalty. Additional interest charges of 0.54% per month accrue as well. Within 5 months of not filing and paying the HVUT tax, the HVUT liability that was originally $550 will be over $700 in IRS tax debt. In addition to the monetary federal penalties, states suspend the registrations of vehicles for which proof of HVUT payment has not been provided. So not only will the taxpayer owe more money, they will also be unable to renew their registrations, so they will be unable to work. HVUT evasion penalties can even be as severe as fines and incarceration.

There are a few instances where a vehicle is exempt from paying the HVUT tax, even if most of those instances; a Form 2290 is required to be filed even if no tax is due. You can find detailed information on the IRS site at www.irs.gov/trucker.

You can e-file your Form 2290 quickly and easily at ExpressTruckTax.com and receive your Schedule 1 within minutes. Your Schedule 1 serves as proof of payment for your HVUT and when you file by the August 31, 2012 deadline you will avoid any IRS penalties. Contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Kier Schenk

- 2007 International 9400 i Hi-Rise

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
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Record keeping Requirements for Registered Heavy Highway Vehicles for Form 2290

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Keep records for all taxable highway vehicles registered in your name for at least 3 years after the date the tax is due or paid, whichever is later. They must be available at all times for inspection by the IRS. Also keep copies of all returns and schedule 1s you have filed. 

Keep your records even if a vehicle is registered in your name for only a portion of a period. If the tax is suspended on a highway motor vehicle for a period because its use on public highways during the period did not exceed 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles), the registrant must keep the records at least 3 years after the end of the period to which the suspension applies.

Records for each vehicle should show all of the following information.

1. A detailed description of the vehicle, including the VIN.

2. The weight of loads carried by the vehicle in the same form as required by any state in which the vehicle is registered or required to be registered.

3. The date you acquired the vehicle and the name and address of the person from whom you acquired it.

4. The first month of each period in which a taxable use occurred and any prior month in which the vehicle was used in the period while registered in your name, with proof that the prior use was not a taxable use.

5. The date the vehicle was sold or transferred and the name and address of the purchaser or transferee. If it was not sold, the records must show how and when you disposed of it.

6. If the tax is suspended for a vehicle, keep a record of actual highway mileage. For an agricultural vehicle, keep accurate records of the number of miles it is driven on a farm.

When you E-File your Form 2290 using an IRS Authorized E-File Provider like ExpressTruckTax.com, all your records are stored in your online account. If your records are ever requested by the IRS, you can simply sign into your account and download the requested records.   

In addition to having your records right there at your fingertips, through ExpressTruckTax.com, you can file your Form 2290, pay your HVUT taxes owed to the IRS and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. Having the option to E-File makes the annual filing process quick and easy and simplifies the recordkeeping requirements.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Tenesa Pickett

- New Leaf Trucking, LLC

- This truck was customized and runs under the name Revelation. 3:21 with the skulls of galgotha on the side. A truck bearing witness to the highways across the U.S




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Trucking Spotlight

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- Steve Higgins

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Why use ExpressTruckTax to file your Form 2290 for HVUT for 2012-2013 Tax Year?

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You get what you pay for, right? Generally that rule is true, however we here at Express Truck Tax encourage you to do your research so you can make an informed decision, when choosing an online service provider for E-Filing your Form 2290. Sure, we could charge our customers more money for the service we provide, but our main goal at ExpressTruckTax is to provide an easy to use service at an affordable price. We focus on superior customer service and strive to surpass our customer’s expectations.

But don’t take it from us, here’s what our customers are saying:

Ease of use:

Ease of use, and help in correcting my errors- Melody P, Chinook- MT

Wow! That was so simple and to think I've been doing this by snail-mail for years! - Judith H, Little Rock, AR

Really easy and hassle free- Delia P, Fresno, CA

Your system was easy to use---I had no problems at all- Dave, Chillicothe, OH

I'm new in truck business and I didn't know how to fill out forms and pay taxes. This site helps me a lot. - Carolina P, Atlanta, GA

It was easy to navigate throughout the site. The instructions were very clear and concise. - Kathy L, Preston, ID

Ease of use, convenience of previous return being available for transfer to new return.-Kim, AZ

Extremely easy to process, especially when you have already used ExpressTruckTax before.-Sandra, CA 

Site is very easy to understand and navigate. No hidden "fine print".-Scott, MA

So easy to use - I'm not techy, walking through each step was so easy and the price is just right, thank you.-Cynthia, CT

Price:

The step-by-step instructions made this site very user friendly for a first time filer like me. I also appreciate the small fee since I only have one truck. - Betty P, WallaWalla, WA  

Low price, easy, and fast- Neil C, Rensselaer, IN  

Application was very easy to use and the payment options were amazing. Thanks much- Ginger M, Brookfield, WI

Timing and Accuracy of Program:

This was an excellent and fast way to process my 2290. - Sandra P, Montgomery, AL

Ease of use, and help in correcting my errors- Melody P, Chinook-MT

I love not having to go stand in line at the IRS I tried another site and it was so confusing. I would add a truck and it would not show up on my list of vehicles. This was so simple I got my document within 2 minutes. - Anna C, Camarillo, CA

Pretty easy to navigate and I like the ability to back up if you make a mistake.- Keith H, Stark weather, ND

The straight forward ease of entering required information needed to get the form correctly filled out- Clark L, Lehi, UT

Low price, easy, and fast- Neil C, Rensselaer, IN

Speed of processing, not has to wait at the local IRS office for your "number" to come up, or weeks for the IRS to return the stamped 2290. - Clark L, Lehi, UT

From the Tax Professional with Multiple Customers:

I liked that I could add different companies and still use the same email. I have tried other sites and was unable to do this. As a permit service this is invaluable- Cindy, Muskego, WI

I love having the ability to enter additional e-mail addresses or leasing company info. To send Stamped Schedule 1s to and how simply the site walks me through each step along with the bulk upload features.-Jennifer, AL

Customer Service:

It was easy to follow and I had no trouble. I tried another service and had been trying for two days and still got no where. Thank you for making my life easier. Cathy- Catherine R, Hixton, WI

I CALLED YOUR OFFICE FIRST AND THE PERSON THAT ANSWERED THE PHONE WAS VERY HELPFUL AND MADE THE WHOLE PROCESS LESS TAXING. - Sharon K, Omaha, NE

Easy to follow & understand instructions, Super to have quick phone response without lengthy automated menu. Up-front pricing clearly stated, excellent. - Mary S, Dallas, TX

It was very self explanatory for each page. I called for assistance the call was answered by a real helpful person after the first ring, Very impressive- Stephen G, Aztec, NM

It was nice to be able to call the office and to speak to someone right away who was able to answer all of our questions and explain themselves easily. There were no long waits or machines telling you to press a million buttons before getting to a real person. Also everyone who we spoke to was very nice and had a good attitude throughout the whole conversation. - Shawna H, Saint Augustine, FL

You have a top notch site, a pleasure to visit and do business with such knowledgeable support- Stephen G, Aztec, NM

VERY GOOD STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS JUST DIAL THE NUMBER AND JAMES GIVES GREAT SERVICES TO HELP YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND WILL GIVE THIS SERVICE TO EVERYONE I KNOW IT'S THE BEST !!!- Robert L, Warner Robins, GA
        
But again, don’t just take our word for it, or even our customer’s, take the time to do your own research to determine which provider will give you the best service at the best price. And if you have questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 704-234-6005. Your call will answer by one of our friendly US based customer support team members who will gladly answer your questions.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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 - Michael Garrison

 - M A Garrison Trucking, LLC

 - 2004 Sterling LT9522, 450 HP, 80,000 lb GVRW, 16 Foot Wheeler RocStar bed
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IRS Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 Webinar

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As you know, the Truck Tax Season has now begun, and the IRS Form 2290 must be filed during the months of July and August. If you would like to learn more about this tax, you can Sign-Up for our Free Webinars about the IRS Form 2290. These Truck Tax Education sessions will cover all the primary aspects of the Form 2290 and also explain how to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Topics will include the following:

- What Is the IRS Form 2290?
- When to File the IRS Form 2290?
- How to File the IRS Form 2290?
- How to Pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax?
- What Happens If You Don't File?

When?

Friday, July 27 - 7:00pm (EST) - Sign Up For Free

All Attendees will receive $5.00 OFF their next 2290 or IFTA Filing through ExpressTruckTax!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What is Form 2290?

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The IRS Form 2290 is used to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT as it is commonly known. The Form 2290 must be filed on an annual basis for every heavy vehicle weighing at least 55,000 pounds.

All you need to E-File is your Basic Business information, your Vehicle Identification Number or VIN, and the Gross Vehicle Weight.

The best way to file Form 2290 is through ExpressTruckTax.com - the Authorized IRS E-file Provider. With ExpressTruckTax, this form can be completed and submitted to the IRS within minutes.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, you can use www.ExpressTruckTax.comContact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Payment Options to Pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes Due to the IRS

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When E-Filing with ExpressTruckTax you have 3 options for paying any tax amounts due. Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) using your bank routing number and bank account number, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) by visiting EFTPS.gov or by mailing in a check or money order.

Each payment method is processed directly by the US Treasury. Regardless of the payment method you choose you can still receive your Stamped Schedule 1 via e-mail within minutes of your return being accepted by the IRS because you have either paid or made an electronic promise to pay the taxes due. You will choose your payment option during the process of E-Filing your Form 2290.

Please note that credit cards cannot be used to make tax payments because the IRS does not accept this payment method for IRS Form 2290 at this time.

To file this Form online, you can visit ExpressTruckTax.com and E-File in just minutes. If you have any questions please feel free to call our US based Customer support team at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

What is Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290) used for?

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The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is an annual fee assessed on heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the unloaded weight of the motor vehicle and any trailers together with the maximum load customarily carried on-road by the truck-trailer combination. IRS Form 2290 is filed annually to pay the HVUT due on the taxable vehicle and proof of payment is the Stamped Schedule 1.

The damage to the road surface caused by heavy trucks is 160,000 times more than that of a car, according to the findings of the American Association of State Highways Official (AASHO) road test. The tax, which is based on the vehicle weight, is a significant source of transportation funding in the US. The HVUT ensures that operators of heavy trucks pay a little more for the highway network relative to the motorists than the light trucks who meet their responsibility through other forms of taxes (e.g., registration fees, motor fuel taxes) but do less damage to the system. The monies collected are used to help pay for road repairs and maintenance.

The IRS has simplified the process of filing Form 2290 and paying your HVUT taxes with the ability to E-File.  Anyone who is filing a return with 25 or more vehicles is required to file electronically, but everyone is encouraged to do so. Through an IRS Authorized E-File Provider, like ExpressTruckTax.com, you can file your Form 2290, pay your HVUT taxes owed to the IRS and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes.  Having the option to E-File makes the annual filing process quick and easy.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Phillip Herndon
-  Tide Trucking LLC
-  Tuscaloosa, AL
-  2005 Peterbilt - My pride and joy


We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You! 
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Tax Form 2290 Webinar

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As you know, the Truck Tax Season has now begun, and the IRS Form 2290 must be filed during the months of July and August.  If you would like to learn more about this tax, you can Sign-Up for our Free Webinars about the IRS Form 2290.  These Truck Tax Education sessions will cover all the primary aspects of the Form 2290 and also explain how to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Topics will include the following:

- What Is the IRS Form 2290?
- When to File the IRS Form 2290?
- How to File the IRS Form 2290?
- How to Pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax?
- What Happens If You Don't File?
 
When?
Tuesday, July 24 - 11:00am (EST) -
Sign Up For Free
Friday, July 27 - 7:00pm (EST) - Sign Up For Free

All Attendees will receive $5.00 OFF their next 2290 or IFTA Filing through ExpressTruckTax!
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Trucking Spotlight

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-  Glenn Woerdeman

-  2001 Volvo

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The IRS is Now Accepting the Form 2290 HVUT for 2012 - 2013 Tax Year

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The IRS is now accepting the Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes for the new 2012 - 2013 Tax Period. Each Heavy Highway Vehicle weighing at least 55,000 pounds must be filed for on an annual basis with this Form 2290.

The Filing period for this tax began on July 1st and Ends on August 31st. 

Now that the IRS has officially begun to accept these returns electronically, you can File this Form online and receive a Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, you can use http://ExpressTruckTax.com. Contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Benefits of E-Filing HVUT Form 2290 for Tax Professionals

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Tax professionals are the answer to many in the trucking industry when it comes to filing Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. E-Filing Form 2290 has many benefits for the Tax Professional who has hundreds of clients.  Here are a few:

  • It’s quick and easy, you can e-file and receive the Schedule 1 within minutes
  • Tax Professionals qualify for discounted pricing
  • Single log in to manage all of your clients
  • Save on a stamp...Saving you money & saving the trees...paperless!
  • Avoid waiting for Stamped Schedule 1; receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes!
  • Dedicated Account Manager-customer support to assist you if you have any questions
  • Keep track of your client’s tax filing history.  When you use an online service provider, you will have an online record of your previous year’s filings. No need to reenter the VIN numbers, they will already be there from the previous year, again saving you time.

Contact us today to get your account set up with ExpressTruckTax.com.

Our Users Love Us!

We know our program is the leader in the E-Filing Industry; and it makes us proud to hear it from our users.
  • You have made completing the 2290 so incredibly fast and easy I no longer dread it as I have for so many years! Thank you!!!
  • You have been a blessing, saving me from waiting in long lines.
  • This application is one of the easiest to use and understand that I've ever experienced.
  • Everything is so simple and so easy to understand. One of the most user-friendly sites I've ever encountered.
  • Site is very easy to understand and navigate. No hidden "fine print"

Our US based Customer Support Team at ExpressTruckTax.com is friendly and helpful, but don’t take it from us, check out what our users are saying:
  • Your "live chat" feature was very quick, very informative and once again, very easy to use. Great job!
  • It’s nice to have an actual person to call for support. Thanks EspressTruckTax!

Check us out at ExpressTruckTax.com, we are here to help. Please feel Free to call our Truck Tax Customer support team at 704-234-6005 or you can email us at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Rick Snyder

-  US Linen & Uniform, Inc

-  We love having the flag waving in the breeze on our trucks.  All of our new vehicles now have a flag wrap on the trucks.


We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!

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Trucking Spotlight

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- Sandra King

- DNS Transport, Inc

- This is our truck the day we brought it home from Arizona in 2006. It's been working hard ever since.

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You! 
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Proof of Payment Automatic Notification of IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1

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E-file IRS Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax and get automatic notifications of IRS accepted Schedule 1 via email, fax, text or postal mail. 
 
You can also notify additional email addresses at no additional cost. You can select to fax the return to someone else, so you can notify your leasing company, partner, etc automatically, so the driver does not have to worry about printing, faxing or emailing it to their leasing company, saving them time and money.

We have established partnerships with many trucking companies, through which their drivers can get discounted pricing and are able to take advantage of this automatic proof of payment notification feature, exclusive to ExpressTruckTax.

The Form 2290 can be E-Filed online through the IRS-Authorized E-File provider - ExpressTruckTax.com.  If you have any questions, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Cynthia Danford

-  BC Trucking Inc

-  We have owned this 2009 Peterbilt and have had no problems at all. We polish every year to make it look the best. We are proud of our truck.

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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EIN-What is it and how can you get one?

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An EIN is an Employer Identification Number, also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and can be used to verify a business entity. An EIN is usually required in order to file a tax return for a business. If you do not have an EIN, you can apply for one online through the IRS website or if you don’t have the time or unable to get to a computer, you can have a service provider, like Truck Services of North America to do it for you.

Please note that if you obtain a new EIN it takes approximately 10 business days for the EIN to become active within the IRS' e-file system, thus you should wait until after this period to complete a tax form online.

If you are filing Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT), you will also need an EIN to file the return. The IRS will no longer accept Social Security Numbers for the Form 2290. It must be an EIN.

The Form 2290 can be E-Filed online through the IRS-Authorized E-File provider ExpressTruckTax.com  If you have any questions, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Trucking Spotlight!

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-  Rey Moreno


-  Pro Star Enterprises, LLC


-  Born to Truck... Forced to Break!


We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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E-File IRS Form 2290 for 2012-2013 tax year from a Smartphone!

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The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes can now be E-Filed from any smartphone or mobile device using the Mobile Site -http://m.ExpressTruckTax.com

Here, you can sign into your account, or create a new one. To really save time, you can sign in with your Google or Facebook account. 

The mobile version of ExpressTruckTax is just as easy to use as the full site. Here you can add taxable vehicles, suspended vehicles, setup notifications, and even File your return with the IRS.

There's nothing to sync or download. just logon from your phone and E-File in minutes. Contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Don Backen

- Bobby Lehmann Inc

- Bobby Lehmann Trucking Specializing in oilfield heavy hauling!

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

When is Form 2290 due?

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Form 2290 is the IRS Form you use to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). This is annual federal tax on taxable highway vehicles that is based on a vehicle's gross taxable weight.

You must file IRS Form 2290 and Schedule 1 for the tax if a taxable highway motor vehicle is registered, or required to be registered, in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the tax period and the vehicle has a gross taxable weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

The current tax period is July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013. Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. August 31, 2012 is the deadline to file Form 2290 for all vehicles used in July.

Electronic filing is required for each return reporting 25 or more vehicles, but all taxpayers are encouraged to e-file, using an authorized IRS e-file Provider, such as ExpressTruckTax.com.

Use ExpressTruckTax.com to file your 2290 return within minutes. It’s quick and easy to use, with our friendly US based customer support who are there ready to help you via phone, email or chat.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

When to File an IRS Form 2290?

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Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, must be filed using the Form 2290 on an annual basis. The Tax period for Heavy Vehicles begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th. 

For New Vehicles placed in service, the IRS Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. For example, if you purchase and first use a vehicle in January, you must file a Form 2290 by the end of February. 

The Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period must be completed during the months of July and August each year.

ExpressTruckTax.com is an authorized IRS e-file provider for Form 2290 for 2012, e-file HVUT Form 2290 today and get IRS stamped Schedule 1 in seconds. You can also contact our US based Customer support team @ 704.234.6005 or email us at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- David Langford / Laura Blake

- Langford Trucking, LLC

- 2006 Peterbilt Tri Axle

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Frankie W. Hill

- 2001 Freightliner Classic

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Carol Luetters

- Luetters Enterprise LLC

- 2013 Peterbilt 386


We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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This photo comes from James A. Morgan

We are proud to showcase our clients trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you.
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Jack Albritton Jr.

-  1994 Mack CH613

We are proud to showcase our clients trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you.
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Brent Meyer

- KDB Trans Service, Inc.

- 2006 Peterbilt 379 Tri-axle

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog, if you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank you!
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

FAQ’s for Truckers who E-File IRS Form 2290 for 2012-2013 Tax year

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For truckers who are new to the E-Filing process, it may seem a bit intimidating; but rest assured, it is a quick and easy process.  Below are some common questions that may help.

Who is required to E-File Form 2290?
Those reporting 25 or more vehicles for any taxable period are required to E-File through an IRS-approved software provider; however everyone is encouraged to E-File.  Electronic filing saves you time and postage, and helps to reduce preparation and processing errors.

Why do I need an Employer Identification Number to e-file?
The EIN along with your name provides a unique identifier for each taxpayer, which protects your privacy.

What is my name control?
Your name control is assigned at the time the IRS approves your application for an Employer Identification Number. The name control consists of up to four alpha or numeric characters. Before the IRS can validate your electronically filed return, you must provide your name control and it must match what the IRS has in their records.

Can I still file my return electronically if I just received my EIN?
Yes, you may file your return electronically. However, you should wait two weeks from the date your EIN was assigned to allow your name control to be established in the IRS computer system. Your return will be rejected if you try to file your return electronically before your EIN is fully established.

Where can I find an approved e-file provider?
You can find an approved provider for Form 2290 on the 2290 e-file partner’s page at irs.gov.

When are my Form 2290 taxes due?
You must file Form 2290 by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways. These due date rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting the suspension of tax. It is important to file and pay all your 2290 taxes on time to avoid paying interest and penalties.

How will I know the IRS has received my return?
You will receive an electronic version of the Schedule 1 containing a watermark of the e-file logo in the background. The Schedule 1 can be printed from your own computer.

How do I make corrections to my e-filed return?
You would need to file an amendment to the 2290.

If I buy another truck after I have e-filed my 2290 for the current tax period, should I e-file my original 2290 again and simply add the new vehicle to the Schedule 1?
You must file a new Form 2290 listing only the new vehicles. You may e-file that 2290 anytime before the last day of the month following the month the new vehicle was first used.

May I file one 2290 for two trucks that I place on the road in two consecutive months?
The amount of tax you owe depends on the month when you first placed your trucks on the road, so you would need to file a separate 2290 for each truck stating the month it was first used.

What should I do if my e-filed return is rejected by the IRS for duplication?
Make sure the correct VIN are listed and are not duplications from a previous filing; correct any duplication and re-submit the return.

What is a duplicate filing error?
The system detects when you have filed a return under the same EIN, for the same tax period, for the same vehicle(s) and/or the same VIN category. Check to make sure you are reporting new vehicles only and that the other information is correct.

How do I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle that was sold, destroyed or stolen during the tax period?
You can claim a credit using Form 8849, Schedule 6, and Other Claims. The refund amount will depend on when the vehicle was sold, destroyed or stolen.

How do I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle I used less than 5,000 miles during the tax period?
If you already paid the tax on a vehicle you used for less than 5,000 miles, you can claim a credit using Form 8849, Schedule 6, and Other Claims. However, a credit or claim for this refund cannot be filed until the next tax period.

ExpressTruckTax.com is an IRS authorized e-file provider for Form 2290 and 8849 guides you with easy and simple steps to e-file your HVUT Tax. Create an account with ExpressTruckTax  and file your 2290 tax return today and get 2290 Schedule 1 in seconds. You can contact our Truck Tax customer support team at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We would Like to Wish Everyone a Happy Independence Day!

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We will not be offering live support this Wednesday (July 4th). We will only provide emergency email support as needed. We will return to our normal business hours on July 5th.
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Trucking Spotlight!

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This Picture comes from EILENN MCLAIN-DOUG MCLAIN TRUCKING- 1956 PETERBILT, Still hauling logs in Lakeview, OR.




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Customer Spotlight

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This picture comes from Harry Baldwin- Chief Enterprises & Excavating.

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


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Basing the IRS Form 2290 HVUT Tax on weight is fairer

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The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the unloaded weight of the motor vehicle and any trailers together with the maximum load customarily carried on-road by the truck-trailer combination.

The HVUT rates for these vehicles are broken down into 3 categories. Vehicles that are less than 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. Vehicles that weigh over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 annually.

The damage to the road surface caused by heavy trucks is 160,000 times more than that of a car, according to the findings of the American Assciation of State Highways Official (AASHO) road test. The tax, which is based on the vehicle weight, is a significant source of transportation funding in the US.
The HVUT is more fair by ensuring that operators of heavy trucks pay a little more for the highway network relative to the motorists and light trucks who meet their responsibility through other forms of taxes (e.g., registration fees, motor fuel taxes) but do less damage to the system. So it makes more sense that the heavier vehicles pay a higher tax since they are doing more damage to the road.

E-file IRS Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return with ExpressTruckTax.com and get stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. If you have any questions contact Truck Tax team at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@expresstrucktax.com
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Form 2290 filing season started for Tax Year 2012-2013, E-file today with ExpressTruckTax

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The Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) filing season for the 2012-2013 tax year has begun!  The deadline for filing your return 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.

This federal excise tax is imposed through the IRS Form 2290 on an annual basis. This IRS Form 2290 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 ExpressTruckTax.com 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.

States require a stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax in order to register the vehicle.  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. 

Use ExpressTruckTax.com to file your 2290 return within minutes.  It’s quick and easy to use and if you have any questions, please contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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