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Friday, May 31, 2013

Form 2290 E-File Deadline is Today!

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Today is the last day to file Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax for any vehicles first placed in service during the month of April. If you have not yet filed your Form 2290, you will want to E-File it today to avoid any possible IRS late fees, penalties and/or interest.

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. 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 are on the road and unable to get to a computer before Friday’s deadline, you can use our mobile site at http://m.expresstrucktax.com.

If you need help along the way or have any questions, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center 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, May 30, 2013

Form 2290 Deadline Today for Vehicles First Used in April 2013

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If you placed your vehicle on the road in April, the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles is tomorrow, May 31st!

You can do this in minutes when you 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:
  • 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.

If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer before tomorrow’s deadline, 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 Express Tax Support Center 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, May 27, 2013

Reminder: HVUT Due Friday For First Used Vehicles in April 2013

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Friday, May 31st is the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles first placed on public highways during the month of April. IRS 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.

Your tax due 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 April will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by May 31st, and the tax will be based on 3 months, instead of the full year.

If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer before Friday’s deadline, 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 Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com. We have Spanish Support too!
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Friday, May 24, 2013

IRS E-Filing System Unavailable from 10 pm May 23 - 9 am May 28th

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Reminder the IRS E-Filing system will be down from 10 pm Thursday, May 23rd through 9 am Tuesday May 28th. You can still transmit your returns using ExpressTruckTax.com during this time, but you will not receive your Stamped Schedule 1 until Tuesday, once the IRS begins processing the returns.

Also note, the downtime does NOT affect any filing deadlines. All deadlines will remain the same.

ExpressTruckTax works to help you stay informed of situations that may affect you. For any questions please contact us at ExpressTruckTax, email support@ExpressTruckTax.com or call 704.234.6005.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

IRS To Be Closed Tomorrow, May 24th

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The IRS will be closed on tomorrow May 24th, as well as June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, 2013 due to the current budget situation. Filing and payment deadlines will NOT be affected, so you will want to take these dates into account as advised by the IRS:
  • Due to the current budget situation, including the sequester, all IRS operations will be closed on those days. This means that all IRS offices, including all toll-free hotlines, the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the agency’s nearly 400 taxpayer assistance centers nationwide, will be closed on those days. IRS employees will be furloughed without pay. No tax returns will be processed and no compliance-related activities will take place.
  • The IRS noted that taxpayers should continue to file their returns and pay any taxes due as usual.
  • Taxpayers needing to contact the IRS about their returns or payments should be sure to take these furlough dates into account. In some instances, this may include taxpayers with returns or payments due soon after a furlough day, such as the June 17 deadline for taxpayers abroad and those making a second-quarter estimated tax payment as well as the Sept. 3 deadline for truckers filing a highway use tax return.

For full details see the IRS notice.

ExpressTruckTax works to help you stay informed of situations that may affect you. For more information, contact us at ExpressTruckTax, email support@ExpressTruckTax.com or call 704.234.6005.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is as easy as 1, 2, 3 when you use ExpressTruckTax.com.  The whole process is just 4 easy steps.

  • Step 1: Gather Information
  • Step 2: Enter your vehicle information
  • Step 3: Transmit Information to IRS
Once you have transmitted your return to the IRS, and it is accepted, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 back in just minutes! You can E-File for Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax for just $9.90

To get started today, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center 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, May 16, 2013

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:

  • Apply Online: The customer can obtain an EIN immediately by visiting IRS Online EIN application
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

NOTE: Remember, for vehicles first used in April, the due date to file your Form 2290 is May 31, 2013. 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 to ensure it is in the system by the deadline!

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 or contact our Express Tax Support Center 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, May 13, 2013

E-File Form 2290 Amendments With ExpressTruckTax

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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
  • 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, 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, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center 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, May 9, 2013

What Is a Form 2290 Suspended Vehicle?

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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 2290in order to receive your Stamped Schedule 1.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center 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, May 7, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Shawn Nelson
- Northwest Dairy Forwarding Co.
- This truck is driven by 4th generation son of the owner of our company (NWD) 
- We have been in business since 1926 and this truck runs from Minnesota to California
 
 
Note:  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, May 6, 2013

E-File Form 2290 Anywhere, Anytime!

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ExpressTruckTax makes E-Filing Form 2290 easy.  Our program is user friendly, quick and simple.  You can create an account, enter the required information and transmit your return to the IRS in just minutes!  Once the IRS accepts your return, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 back in no time.  No lines, no waiting, no stress!

ExpressTruckTax even makes it easy for those of you on the road and unable to get to a computer.  All you need to do is use our mobile site, http://m.expresstrucktax.com/ and you will be able to E-file your Form 2290 return from any mobile device, anytime, anywhere.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Form 2290 Filing Period Now Open For Vehicles First Used In April

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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. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of April will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by May 31st.

Your 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 April 20th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month, regardless of the fact it was only used for a couple of days, and the tax will be based on 3 months, instead of the full year.

You can E-File Form 2290 in minutes using ExpresssTruckTax.  All you will need is:

Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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