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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Form 2290 Deadline Today for Vehicles First Used in September 2012

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Today is October 31st and that means today is the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles that were first placed on public highways during September 2012.

You can use ExpressTruckTax.com to pay this tax online.  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 and 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 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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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tomorrow is the Deadline to file Form 2290

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Tomorrow, October 31st is the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles first placed on public highways during the month of September.

Form 2290, is the form you use to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT.  this tax is imposed by the federal government in order to help pay for the damage done to our public highways by vehicles that weigh 55,000 or more.

You can pay your Highway Use Tax quickly and easily using ExpressTruckTax.com.  All you need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Vehicle Weight.  You will have the option to choose which form of payment you would like to use to pay your IRS fees and then transmit your information directly to the IRS. Within minutes you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1, which is your receipt or proof that you filed your Form 2290.

If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer you can use our mobile site at http://m.expresstrucktax.com.

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, October 29, 2012

Benefits of E-Filing Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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We’re really good at what we do, and what we do is make filing your taxes easier.  Here’s just a few reasons why:

IRS Approved
We’re an IRS Authorized E-File provider

Safe and Secure
Our site is encrypted and COMODO certified, keeping your information safe.

We are Mobile
On the road and can’t get to a computer? No problem, our mobile site,
http://m.expresstrucktax.com is compatible with iPhones, iPads, Androids, Windows Phones & Blackberrys. The Right Price
You can E-file for as little as $9.90, it is a great price in the industry.

Quick and Easy
IRS Form 2290 can be filed online in minutes.
You can use an Excel Template for a multiple vehicle filing.

Free Email Notifications
To let you know when your Schedule 1 is ready.

Optional Fax and Text Message Reminders
You can also opt to receive optional Fax and Text Message reminders and notify your contracting (leasing) company that your payment has been made.

Power to the Pros
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.

Automatic Form 8849
Express Truck Tax will automatically create a Form 8849 for any credits due.

Free VIN Corrections
Free VIN corrections so you are not penalized for a simple typo.

Form 2290 Amendments
You can also file Form 2290 Amendments if your taxable gross weight increases or you exceed the mileage limit.

Unparalleled Customer Service
The customer service does not stop once the form is filed. Express Truck Tax offers unlimited, US based customer support via email, chat, & phone. Simply email support@ExpressTruckTax.com, call 704.234.6005, or go to ExpressTruckTax.com to chat online with English & Spanish customer support professionals from their Rock Hill, SC Support Center.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

E-File Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles First Used in September 2012

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The HVUT, or the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is mandatory for vehicles to file the IRS Form 2290 after the first use month. The typical tax year for heavy vehicles begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year. 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 e-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. The tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. 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 September 28th (or any date during the month), it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of September will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by September 30, and the tax will be based on 10 months, instead of the full year.

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 assistance or have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Reminder-October 31st Deadline to File Form 2290

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Don’t forget to file your Form 2990 by the October 31st deadline for any heavy vehicles first placed in use during the month of September. The HVUT, or the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is mandatory for vehicles to file the IRS Form 2290 after the first use month. The easiest way to e-file the 2290 is through ExpressTruckTax.com

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! 

Remember, next Wednesday, October 31, 2012 is the deadline, so file today to avoid possible IRS penalties. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team 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, October 22, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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Angel Munoz

The Blue Machine

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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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When is Form 2290 Due?

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When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. 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 October 15th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month. If you first placed your vehicle on the road anytime in October, you can file your Form 2290 anytime between now and November 30, 2012.  

The tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of September will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by October 31, and the tax will be based on 10 months, instead of the full year. For vehicles first used in October, the tax will be based on 9 months and so on.

While the deadline is the last day of the following month, you may need to file your Form 2290 before the deadline in order to get or renew your IRP plates.  Many states require proof that your 2290 was filed before they will issue or renew your plates.

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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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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-  John Garnett

-  2008 Mack truck built for Mack Canada for the truck show

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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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October 31st Deadline for Form 2290 First Used in September 2012

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Although the HVUT, or the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is imposed annually, it is also mandatory for vehicles to file 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.

When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. The tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. 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 September 28th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of September will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by October 31, and the tax will be based on 10 months, instead of the full year.

With ExpressTruckTax you can E-File and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes.  All you will need to do is enter some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Weight of the Vehicle and then electronically transmit the return to the IRS. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

EIN Required to File Form 2290

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If you are filing Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT), you must have an EIN to file the return. The IRS will no longer accept Social Security Numbers for the Form 2290. An EIN is an Employer Identification Number, also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and can be used to verify a business entity.

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.

NOTE: Remember, for vehicles first used in September, the due date to file your Form 2290 is October 31, 2012. While you can get your EIN immediately, it can take the IRS up to 10 business days to update new EINs into their system; so you will want to get your EIN today!

Once your EIN is in the IRS system or if you already have one, you can file your Form 2290 return and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes at ExpressTruckTax. To E-File Form 2290 online now, go to ExpressTruckTax.com. If you have any questions along the way, 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, October 12, 2012

Form 2290 Suspended Vehicles

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If a highway motor vehicle does not exceed mileage 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) it is considered suspended and is exempt from tax. Mileage use limit means the use of a vehicle on public highways 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles). The mileage use limit applies to the total mileage a vehicle is used during a period, regardless of the number of owners.

An agricultural vehicle is any highway motor vehicle that is:
  • Used (or expected to be used) primarily for farming purposes, and
  • Registered (under state laws) as a highway motor vehicle used for farming purposes for the entire period. A special tag or license plate identifying the vehicle as used for farming is not required for it to be considered an agricultural vehicle.

So why would do you have to file if there is no tax due?  In order to obtain your registration and/or tags, state require and Stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS for all vehicles 55,000 lbs or more.  You must file Form 2290 in order to receive your Stamped Schedule 1.

At ExpressTruckTax.com, you can file your Form 2290 and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. To E-File the Form 2290 online now, go to ExpressTruckTax.com. If you have any questions along the way, 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, October 8, 2012

Who Is Required to File Form 2290?

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You must file IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) 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 taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding:
  • The actual unloaded weight (actual tare weight) of the vehicle fully equipped for service
  • The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and
  • The weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle
  • For Buses, The taxable gross weight of a bus is its actual unloaded weight fully equipped for service plus 150 pounds for each seat provided for passengers and driver.

Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. If you purchased and first used a vehicle in September, you must file a Form 2290 by the end of October.

You can E-File Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax. 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 assistance or have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Javier Muniz

- Mr. Herman Tompkins with our sister company TLS

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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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Why E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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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.
  • IRS Form 2290 can be filed online in minutes, and for as little as $9.90, it is a great price in the industry
  • Free Email Notifications to let them know when your Schedule 1 is ready
  • You can also opt to receive optional Fax and Text Message reminders and can also notify your contracting (leasing) company to let them know that your payment has been made.
  • 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.
  • You can 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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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Jeffery Trewyn

- 1999 flc-120

- I just spent 2 days buffing her out

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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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Monday, October 1, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Herbert W Moore III

- Herbert Moore Trucking

-Phoenix, AZ

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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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Form 2290 Due Date For Vehicles First Used After July

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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.  Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period must be completed by August 31.

Heavy vehicle use taxes are determined by the taxable gross weight and first use month of the vehicle. Vehicles used for logging are subject to lower taxes.  If you begin using your vehicle during any month other than July you are liable for a prorated tax amount during that tax period. Our system will automatically calculate your Form 2290 tax based on your vehicle weight and first use month.

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 assistance or have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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