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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Form 2290 Deadline Today for Heavy Vehicles First Used in August 2012

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Today is the last day of September and that means today is the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles that were first placed on public highways during August 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

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 filed today to avoid possible IRS penalties.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our friendly US Truck Tax Experts in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Form 2290 Amendments

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You have E-Filed Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.com, paid your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax and received your Schedule 1.  For most truckers, that takes care of the HVUT filing until next year, unless you need to make an amendment.
The most common reason for Amendments are:
  • Taxable Gross Weight Increases - If you taxable gross weight increases anytime during the tax period, you are required to notify the IRS and can do so with our program
  • Mileage limit is exceeded - If you go over the 5,000 miles (7,500 for farm vehicles) during the tax period, you are required to notify the IRS and can do so with our program
  • To do VIN Correction (for FREE) - If you notice your VIN is incorrect, you can quickly and easily file a VIN Correction and it’s FREE with ExpressTruckTax.  Even if you did not previously file with us.

Whatever your reason is for needing to file a Form 2290 Amendment, there’s no need to panic, because you can do so quickly and easily with ExpressTruckTax.com. Simply log into your account (or if you do not yet have an account, click on ‘New User’ and create one), choose ‘Start New Return’ then ‘Form 2290 Amendments’.  From there choose the reason for the Amendment and follow the step by step instructions and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes.  That’s it!

For any questions about Form 2290 Amendments, simply call 704.234.6005, email support@ExpressTruckTax.com or go to ExpressTruckTax.com to chat online with the excellent customer support professionals from their Rock Hill, SC Support Center.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Henry Roemer

- Luvin my newest truck... Freedom Open Road... The best of both worlds: Business & Travel

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Can I File IRS Form 2290 Without an EIN?

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Unfortunately, the answer is no. The IRS requires ANY taxpayer filing a Form 2290 to use an EIN or Employer Identification Number when filing. The IRS expressly prohibits the use of social security numbers for the filing of 2290.

We receive many questions from taxpayers who believe they're not a business - simply a driver. In these cases, you still need to have a business such as a sole proprietorship.

To get an  Employer Identification Number from the IRS, you can follow one of the following options:

  • a.Apply Online: The customer can obtain an EIN immediately by visiting IRS Online EIN application
  • b. Apply over the phone: Taxpayers can obtain an EIN immediately by calling the Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. An assistor takes the information, assigns the EIN, and provides the number to an authorized individual over the telephone. Note: International applicants must call (215) 516-6999 (Not a toll-free number).
  • c. Apply Fax: Fax the completed form SS-4 to IRS. If you provide a return fax number, IRS will send a fax to that number within 4 days with a new EIN.
  • d. Apply through Paid Provider: You can use a CPA or a process agent, like Truck Services of North America and let them take care of preparing and filing the return for you.
  • e. Apply by Mail: This is the slowest way to get the EIN number. mail the completed Form SS-4 to the IRS. The address is listed on the form itself. This could take up to 4 weeks to get the EIN number.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact our friendly US Based Customer Support Team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or visit us at ExpressTruckTax.com.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Terry K. Hood

- 1999 KW 900L 625 HP Cat 13-speed 3.53 gears

- Top Speed: 126 mph

- Studio Bunk houses all the creature comfort for the purpose of entertainment and office duties, while being away from home... Cya at the end of the line!

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Benefits of E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.com

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ExpressTruckTax.com has many features that benefit Owner Operators, Trucking Companies, and other service providers filing HVUT.  It has everything you need to file your truck taxes online so that you can stay on the road.

With Express Truck Tax, you can easily file the IRS Form 2290, for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT). This IRS form can be filed online in minutes, and for as little as $9.90, it is a great price in the industry.

The person filing Form 2290 with the IRS through Express Truck Tax will receive Free Email Notifications to let them know when the Schedule 1 is ready. The taxpayer can also opt to receive optional Fax and Text Message reminders as well. These Reminders can also notify your contracting (leasing) company to let them know that a payment has been made.

Form 2290 filing can be for only 1 truck or up to 40,000 vehicles with our Enterprise Filing. ExpressTruckTax also offers flexible pricing plans to fit any size fleet. CPAs and Tax professionals can also receive discounted pricing rates to file for many of their clients. There is also an option to use an Excel Template for a multiple vehicle filing.  If you are owed a credit for Truck Taxes and you are filing Form 2290 online, Express Truck Tax will automatically create a Form 8849 for any credits due.

Express Truck Tax also offers Free VIN corrections so that no one is penalized for a simple typo. You can also file Form 2290 Amendments if your taxable gross weight increases or you exceed the mileage limit.   

You can file your Form 2290 (HVUT) in just minutes via self-service, file by phone and full service, meaning you can register and file yourself, or have us take care of the filing. Either way, this easy-to-use software will save you time and money. ExpressTruckTax.com was built by one of the most talented teams in the industry—no one has more experience in HVUT E-Filing!

The customer service does not stop once the form is filed. For any questions about the service, Express Truck Tax offers unlimited, US based customer support via email, chat, and phone. Simply email support@ExpressTruckTax.com, call 704.234.6005, or go to ExpressTruckTax.com to chat online with the excellent customer support professionals from their Rock Hill, SC Support Center.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

File The IRS Form 2290 Amendment for VIN Corrections Free Online

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It is easy to mistakenly enter an incorrect VIN on the Form 2290. 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.  And VIN Corrections are FREE with Express Truck Tax! In order to file a VIN Correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment.

If you already have an account with us, you will click the green 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside your account. Once you click this button, you will choose 2290Amendment and then select the VIN Correction option. The system will then walk you through the VIN Correction filing process. Taxpayers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax. If you do not already have an account with us, click the 'New User' button and you will be able to set up your account with your email address and choosing a password.

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

If you have any questions about the VIN Correction, 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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Friday, September 7, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Sebastian Perez

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Trucking Spotlight

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- David Bauman
 
- My Truck is a 2000 Western Star.  I have owned it for two years.  Still needs work.  Truck came from M.N. A lot of rust on this truck. One day it will be a Show Truck!
 
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Tim McCauley Trucking, LLC

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Form 2290 E-File Deadline is Today!

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If you have not yet filed your Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, you will want to E-File it today to avoid any possible IRS late fees, penalties and/or interest.  Due to the Labor Day scheduled IRS maintenance, the IRS Form has extended the E-Filing deadline until today, Friday, September 7, 2012. Paper filing is not an option without possible penalties, as the deadline for paper return deadline was NOT changed from August 31st.  

You can quickly and easily file online through ExpressTruckTax.com. Our program makes it incredibly simple for anyone to E-File their 2290 return online, but we have extended our customer support hours from 8AM-11.30PM EST this week to assist those last minute filers, who may be unfamiliar or intimidated with the E-Filing process.  Our friendly customer support team is there to answer any questions you may have along the way.

All you will need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Weight of the Vehicle to complete the return.  Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! If you need help along the way or have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 during our extended customer support hours of 8AM-11.30PM EST or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- David Schoon
 
- 1991 W900

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Only 2 Days Left to E-File Form 2290 for the 2012-2013 Tax Year

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Due to the Labor Day scheduled IRS maintenance, the IRS Form has extended the E-Filing deadline until tomorrow, Friday, September 7, 2012. With the deadline extension, it is still possible to file on time, but you must E-File this form, as the deadline for paper return deadline was NOT changed from August 31st.  

You can quickly and easily file online through ExpressTruckTax.com. Our program makes it incredibly simple for anyone to E-File their 2290 return online, but we have extended our customer support hours from 8AM-11.30PM EST this week to assist those last minute filers, who may be unfamiliar or intimidated with the E-Filing process.  Our friendly customer support team is there to answer any questions you may have along the way.

All you will need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Weight of the Vehicle to complete the return.  Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes!

We encourage you to get your returns filed now. If you have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 during our extended customer support hours of 8AM-11.30PM EST or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Form 2290 E-File Tips

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With the extended E-File Form 2290 deadline coming soon, we have had many questions and unusual situations arise during the filing process. For instance, some or our returning customers had changed their email address since last year, so they were unable to log into their account.  With ExpressTruckTax.com, there is no need to set up another username to remember, instead you just use your email address to set up and access your account.  Should you change your email address and the email address you previously used, no longer exists you would simply use your previous email address to login to your account and then click on 'My Account' and then 'change contact details'.  From there you will be able to update the email address listed on your account, which will update your login info as well.  If you do not remember the password you can contact our customer support team at 704-234-6005 and after verification, we will be able to change your email and then send a password reset.

We have extended customer support hours this week from 8AM till 11.30PM EST to ensure you can get the assistance you may need in order to get your Form 2290 filed by the September 7, 2012 deadline.

Friday is the deadline so to E-File the Form 2290 online now, go to ExpressTruckTax.com. If you have any questions, 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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Trucking Spotlight

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- Matthew Wright
 
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Steve Pieri

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Form 2290 E-File Extended Customer Support Hours

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No need to panic if you missed the August 31, 2012 deadline for filing your Form 2290 Return for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.  Due to the Labor Day scheduled IRS maintenance, the IRS Form has extended the E-Filing deadline until Friday, September 7, 2012. With the deadline extension, it is still possible to file on time, but you must E-File this form, as the deadline for paper returns was August 31st.  

You can file online through ExpressTruckTax.com and we have extended our customer support hours from 8AM-11.30PM EST this week to assist the last minute filers, who may be unfamiliar with the E-Filing process.  Our friendly customer support team is there to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Our User-Friendly and Intuitive program makes it incredibly simple for anyone to E-File their 2290 return online. All you need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Weight of the Vehicle to send your return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes!

Although the deadline has been extended until Friday, we encourage you to get your returns filed now. If you have any questions, please contact us at our US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 during our extended customer support hours of 8AM-11.30PM EST or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

IRS Labor Day Planned Maintenance Outage

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The IRS shut down many of its services at 1PM EST on Friday, August 31, 2012 and will remain down until Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for a planned maintenance and upgrading an electrical system.

Some of the services that will be affected by the temporary outage are:
  • Toll-Free Services
  • Employee Identification Numbers
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  • E-Filing Services

For specific details on which IRS departments and services will be unavailable, go to www.irs.gov/uac/Available-IRS-Services-during-the-Labor-Day-Planned-Maintenance-Outage.

August 31, 2012 marked the Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Deadline.  If you were mailing in your return, it had to be postmarked by Friday, August 31, 2012 in order to meet the deadline.  If you did not get your return filed on time, the IRS has extended the E-Filing Form 2290 deadline until Friday, September 7, 2012.  So you can still file your return to meet the extended E-File Deadline.

Simply go to ExpressTruckTax.com to set up your account.  You will be prompted to enter your business details, including EIN, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and Gross Weight of the Vehicle (Combined with maximum load).  You will be able to choose your IRS payment option, either Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFT), Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) or Check/Money Order.  Once the return is complete you will be prompted to transmit the return.  

Normally you receive your Schedule 1 within minutes, but due to the IRS Maintenance, you will not receive your Schedule 1 until after the IRS resumes normal business activity after noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Although the deadline has been extended, we encourage you to get your returns filed now. If you have any questions, please contact us at our US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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