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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Advance Form 2290 E-Filing Option

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The new tax period begins on July 1st, for tax year 2013-2014. ExpressTruckTax.com is introducing Advanced Filing of the Form 2290. This Advanced Filing is only possible through the expertise of ExpressTruckTax. You can complete your Form 2290 information and we will take care of E-Filing it as soon as the IRS is accepting returns on July 1st.  This option allows you to E-File your return now so you do not have to worry about it later.

We always strive to make the program better and easier for our customers to use, and one of the features that was requested was an area to manage all your vehicles. ExpressTruckTax is proud to introduce: Truck Zone. This new feature allows you to save your vehicle information, and for your next return you will be able to select vehicles from the "Truck Zone" with just a few clicks. Check it out within your account at www.ExpressTruckTax.com

In July and August we will provide extended live phone, chat, & email support. When you call us, there are no options to select, menus to dial through, or robots to deal with. Our phone support is provided by Real People based at our headquarters in Rock Hill, SC, who know all about the HVUT E-Filing Process.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our friendly US Based 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, June 28, 2013

June 30th Deadline for Heavy Vehicles First Used in May 2013

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As stated in the Form 2290 instructions found on irs.gov, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. June 30th  marks the Form 2290 filing deadline for any heavy vehicles that were first used in May 2013.

Any vehicles used less than 5,000 miles (7,500 miles agricultural) during the tax period will have no tax due to the IRS, but are still required to file their Form 2290 return to avoid any penalty.

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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E-File Form 2290 Anywhere, Anytime With ExpressTruckTax

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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, June 26, 2013

Form 2290 Credit Vehicles

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IRS Form 2290, Highway Heavy Vehicle Use Tax claiming credit for the following scenarios:
  • You can take credit for the vehicle if it was stolen, destroyed or sold before June 1 and not used during the remainder of the period, or
  • Used during the prior period 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).

A credit, lower tax, exemption, or refund is not allowed for an occasional light or decreased load or a discontinued or changed use of the vehicle.  What that means is if you filed your Form 2290 at 80,000 lbs, but had occasions where you operated at a lower weight class, that will not qualify you for a credit.  If you used your vehicle for only a portion of the tax year, you will qualify for the credit IF you did not exceed 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles).  If you did travel more than 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles) then you will NOT qualify for the credit.

The credit for vehicles that were stolen, destroyed or sold during the tax year will be prorated based on the dates of the occurrence.  For vehicles sold, destroyed or stolen, you must include the VIN, taxable gross weight, and date of sale, accident or theft. The credit for the tax paid can be claimed on the next Form 2290 filed or the refund can be claimed on Form 8849.  You do not have to wait until the tax period ends.

The credit for low mileage vehicles you either qualify for it and you will get the full amount that you paid as a credit or you will not qualify and you will not get any portion of the credit.  This credit is never prorated. For vehicles that tax was paid and the vehicles were used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles), the credit (or refund) cannot be claimed until the end of the tax period for which the initial tax was paid.  Even if you know at some point during the tax year that you will not exceed the 5,000 mile mark, you will not be able to claim the credit until the tax period ends, which is on June 30th.

The credit claimed cannot exceed the tax reported on Form 2290. If this occurs, any excess credit must be claimed using Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes, and Schedule 6, Other Claims. When you use ExpressTruckTax to E-File your Form 2290, if your credit exceeds the tax due, our program will automatically generate the Form 8849 for you.  No need to enter any additional information!

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, June 24, 2013

New 2013-2014 Form 2290 Tax Year Is One Week Away

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The new Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) year begins July 1, 2013 and runs through June 30, 2014.  The Form 2290 filing deadline for all taxable vehicles for the new tax year is August 31, 2013.  All tax must be paid in full by the deadline to avoid penalties.

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

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

For more information 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, June 20, 2013

Benefits of E-Filing Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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At ExpressTruckTax, we 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  Express Tax Support Center.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Tommy Funderburke

- My Million Mile + Red, White, & Blue Rig

Thanks for sharing the photo of your truck, Tommy.  The Stars & Bars look great on your Rig.  Stay Safe on the Road!   
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Emel Pruismann

- On top of Wolf Creek Pass

Thanks for sharing this photo of your truck, Emel.  Looks like some great views on Wolf Creek Pass!  Happy Trucking! 
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Monday, June 17, 2013

EIN Is 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 does not 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 May, the due date to file your Form 2290 is June 30, 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-FileForm 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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Thursday, June 13, 2013

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When E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, you will be asked to provide the first use date for the vehicle. This dates refers to the time when the vehicle was placed in service during the tax period.  If the vehicle has been placed in service for  previous years and will continue to be in service this year, the first use month will be July.  This is because the tax period for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes begins in July and ends in June.

If a new vehicle is placed in service during the tax period, the first use month will be the month in which the vehicle was first used. If a vehicle was only used for part of the tax period, the tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle was actually used. For example, if a vehicle was used on May 27th, 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 2 months, instead of the full year.

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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Monday, June 10, 2013

Free VIN Corrections With ExpressTruckTax

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Mistakes happen all the time, especially when entering a VIN on the Form 2290. ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to correct a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with our system. In order to file a VIN correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form.

The process is simple. 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 2290 Amendment 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!

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, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC by phone at 704-234-6005 or email at support@ExpressTruckTax.com. We have Spanish Support too!
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Jerry Winslett

- Texas Pipeliner

Thanks for sharing this photo of your truck, Jerry!  The red color of your truck looks great with the bright blue sky in the background.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

ExpressTruckTax is Mobile!!

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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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Monday, June 3, 2013

Filing Period Now Open For First Used Vehicles in May 2013

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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 May will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by June 30th.

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 May 27th, 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 2 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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