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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Eric Steele

- Eric Steele Trucking

- Third Generation Northern California Logger


Thanks to Eric for sharing this great photo of your Kenworth Logging Vehicle! 

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com
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Trucking Spotlight

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"This is my 1999 Kenworth W900L, AKA: 'The Black Stallion.'  This is the truck that brings home the bacon.  It's been from coast to coast, & border to border.  It never gives up.  In appreciation of all it's hard work, the family gets together for the best maintenance and detailing any truck can ever receive.  Thanks to my Black Stallion!"
-Juan C Rojas
JCR Trucking


Thanks to Sonia for sharing this pic of this beautiful Kenworth! It sounds like it truly lives up to its name: "The Black Stallion"

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com
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Form 2290 E-File Deadline for HVUT 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 June. 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!

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 June will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by July 31st, and the tax will be based on 1 month, instead of the full year.

If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer before today’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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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Brad Danielson

Thanks to Brad for sharing this photo of his truck on the road!

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog. Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at
ExpressTruckTax.com
 
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Reminder: HVUT Due Tomorrow For First Used Vehicles in June 2013

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

If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer before Wednesday’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, July 29, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Akos Kosik
- A & K Logistics Inc.

Thanks to Akos for sharing this great truck photo!  Stay Safe on the Road.

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog.  Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com
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IRS Form 2290 Stamped Schedule 1

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ExpressTruckTax is the solution to E-File IRS Form 2290 and get your stamped Schedule 1 as simply and quickly as possible.

The Stamped Schedule 1 is required in order to register a vehicle. If you mail the Form 2290 to the IRS, it can take 4-6 weeks before it is processed.  If you choose to physically take to the IRS, the nearest office may be many miles away. There can also be very long waiting period at the IRS office of up to several hours.

E-Filing has become more and more popular among taxpayers and tax professionals. The IRS itself recommends E-Filing as their preferred method for filing Form 2290. Instead of waiting for hours or up to 6 weeks for the IRS to stamp your Schedule 1 and send it back to you, ExpressTruckTax 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 ExpressTruckTax will transmit that information directly to the IRS electronically. Once the IRS accepts the return, they send the stamped Schedule 1 back to ExpressTruckTax, who will automatically email or fax the Schedule 1 to the taxpayer.

ExpressTruckTax sends the Stamped Schedule 1 to the taxpayer as a pdf attachment. Although the form will not be physically stamped, the official E-File watermark serves as an official IRS stamp.

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, July 26, 2013

Payment Options to Pay Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes Due to the IRS

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When E-Filing Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax with ExpressTruckTax you have 3 options for paying any tax amounts due:

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 email 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 2290s at this time.
To E-File the Form 2290 online now, go toExpressTruckTax.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, July 25, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Rennie Miller

- RockRoad Trucking Inc

- Thank You ExpressTruckTax!

The ExpressTruckTax team would like to thank Rennie for sending us this great photo of you, your truck, and your dog. 

If you would like to share photos of your truck, we would love to feature them on our blog.  Photos can be submitted after E-Filing the IRS Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax.com
 
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IRS Form 2290 Deadline

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If you own or drive a Heavy Highway Vehicle, you are probably curious about the new tax period for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. The New Tax Year for Heavy Vehicles will begin on July 1, 2013 and end on June 30, 2014.

The Filing Season for this new Tax year begins on July 1, and the due date is typically the end of August, but since August 31st is a Saturday and Monday Is Labor Day, the final due date for Form 2290 is Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

If you put a new vehicle in use during the Tax period, then the due date will be the last day of the following month. For example, if a new vehicle is placed in service in August, the due date for the 2290 would be September 30th.

To File this Annual Excise Tax for Heavy Vehicles, you can use the IRS Approved E-File provider - ExpressTruckTax.com. 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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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

RecordKeeping Requirements For Form 2290

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There are specific recordkeeping requirements regarding Form 2290.  According to the Instructions for the IRS Form 2290:
You must 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 schedules 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. 
  • A detailed description of the vehicle, including the VIN 
  • 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. 
  • The date you acquired the vehicle and the name and address of the person from whom you acquired it. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 use ExpressTruckTax to E-File Form 2290, your previous returns are readily available when you log into your account.  Should you ever be required to produce a Form 2290 Return, you can simply log into your account and print it out. No more looking through files to find it!

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. 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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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

E-File Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax With ExpresssTruckTax

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Now that you have created your ExpressTruckTax account, you can E-File your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with the IRS form 2290 in just a few minutes.

This video walks you through the simple process of E-Filing your Form 2290.  The entire process takes only minutes.  Receive your Stamped Schedule 1 and be on your way.

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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Monday, July 22, 2013

How to E-File a Form 2290 Amendment?

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A Form 2290 Amendment, is quite simply, an adjustment or modification to the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Common reasons to file a Form 2290 Amendment include:
  • VIN Corrections - A VIN correction would need to be filed if an error was made on the 2290 when entering the 17 character Vehicle Identification Number
  • Taxable Gross Weight Increase - If a 2290 was filed with an incorrect gross weight listed for the vehicle
  • Mileage Exceeded - If a Form 2290 was filed, as a "Suspended Vehicle" and it exceeded the 5,000 mile threshold

The easiest way to File this form is online through ExpressTruckTax.com. As an IRS approved E-File provider, ExpressTruckTax can E-File a 2290 Amendment in just minutes! You can even File a VIN correction for Free. Simply choose the Form 2290 Amendments option as shown below.


If in case your vehicle has a change in its VIN number. It's either changed or entered wrongly. This could be done at ease. Here is how you can rectify them





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, July 19, 2013

What Is Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) 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.

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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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- James Ray
- Money Maker

Thanks for sharing this photo with us, James.  The Superman logo is a good choice for this Super Truck! 
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Form 2290 First Use Month

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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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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Gary Rolbiecki

Thanks for sending us this great photo of your Kenworth, Gary!  Stay Safe on the Road!
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E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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The 2013-2014 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Year is under way and E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is quick and easy.  The whole process is just 4 easy steps.
  • Step 1: Create your account
  • Step 2: Enter your vehicle information
  • Step 3: E-File with IRS
  • Step 4: Receive your Stamped Schedule 1

Our user friendly program allows you to E-File  Form 2290 for as little as $9.90 and you will receive your Schedule 1 in just minutes!

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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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Amy Hernandez
- My Pete got a makeover! Chopped, Painted, and Chromed!

Thanks Amy!  Your Peterbilt is looking great in that color! 
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Valery Korneev

The ExpressTruckTax Team would like to thank Val for sharing this Volvo with us on our blog.  Keep on Trucking & we will keep on E-Filing the IRS Form 2290.
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E-File Form 2290 - Extended Customer Support

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ExpressTruckTax is the place to E-File Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax for the 2013-2014 Tax Year.  Our easy-to-use program and excellent customer service sets us apart in the industry.

In July and August we will provide extended live phone, chat, & email support from 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday. 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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Monday, July 15, 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 June, the due date to file your Form 2290 is July 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. You cannot E-File your Form 2290 until your EIN is is the system, so you will want to get your EIN today to ensure you can file 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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Friday, July 12, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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-   Steve Grobin
-   On my way to New Brunswick Canada to pick up potato flakes for Pringles in TN
-  This picture was taken in Maine.


Thanks for sharing this photo with us, Steve!  Stay safe on your long journey!
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Understanding Your HVUT Responsibilities

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What is HUVT?
HVUT is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax that 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.

Who Must File?
You must file Form 2290 for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2013, and ending on June 30, 2014, 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 period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.  The deadline to file is August 31, 2013.

What is Required?
You need the details of your business - Business Name (Sole proprietor can use their legal name) and address, EIN (Employer Identification Number) , details of the authorized signatory.

You need the details of your vehicle - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Gross weight of the Vehicle

If you are going to pay the IRS by direct debit (we strongly recommend it), keep the routing number and the account number ready.

When to File?
Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes 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 of the following year. The annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period IS DUE BY August 31st each year.

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 October, you must file a Form 2290 by the end of November.

How to File?
Electronically.  File Form 2290 electronically through any electronic return originator (ERO), transmitter, and/or intermediate service provider (ISP) participating in the IRS e-file program for excise taxes, such as ExpressTruckTax.com. E-Filing is required by the IRS, if you are reporting 25 or more trucks on a return. For more information on e-file, visit Trucking Tax Center.

Paper.  Mail Form 2290 to the address shown under Where To File. If you did not pay the tax using the Electronic Funds Transfer or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), mail Form 2290-V and your check or money order with Form 2290.

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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Thursday, July 11, 2013

E-File Form 2290-Credits For Sold, Destroyed or Stolen Vehicles

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If you have taxable vehicles that were sold, destroyed or stolen before June 1, and they were not used for the remainder of the tax period, you may claim a prorated credit or refund for some of the taxes paid.

This video walks you through the simple process for claiming your Form 2290 credit or refund.

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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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Joy Mattice

- Kenworth

This orange Kenworth is quite a beauty, and quite a giant.  Stay safe on the road! 
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Trucking Spotlight

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-  J. Bower Trucking
-  My old Kenworth

Thanks for sharing this photo.  This Kenworth looks great, no matter what its age may be. 

Keep on Trucking & we will Keep on E-Filing the Form 2290!
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File Your Form 2290 On Time To Avoid Penalties

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Filing your Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) can be time consuming and confusing.  The IRS has simplified this process by introducing the ability to E-File your Form 2290.  Now that you can E-File, you can complete the process within minutes and you have an online record of previous returns right there at your fingertips.  ExpressTruckTax is an IRS Authorized E-File Provider that makes this process even easier with their friendly US based customer support team who is ready to eager to lend a helping hand if necessary.  The program is very easy to use, even for those who are not too comfortable with a computer.

This tax is due every year and must be paid in full and on time or you will be assessed penalties and interest. The penalties for filing late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing on time. The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 in a timely manner is equal to 4.5% of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5% of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54% per month accrue as well.

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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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

E-File Form 2290-Credits Not Exceeding Low Mileage

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If you paid heavy vehicle use taxes during a previous tax period, but did not exceed the 5,000 mile threshold or 7,500 for agricultural you are eligible for a tax credit or a refund.

This video walks you through the simple process for claiming your Form 2290 credit and/or refund.

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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Monday, July 8, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Jimmy Nevarez
- Angus Transportation, Inc
- I Love Using ExpressTruckTax.com for all my e-Filing Needs on this beauty of a truck: "Silver Lining"

Thanks Jimmy!  "Silver Lining" really is a beauty.  Stay safe on the road!
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Form 2290 HVUT Requirements

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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 monies collected are used to offset the cost for road repairs and maintenance.

Suspended vehicles (Category W) are still required to file a Form 2290, even though there is no tax due.  A vehicle is considered suspended if the motor vehicle does not exceed 5,000 miles or 7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles during the tax period, regardless 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.

Also note that logging vehicles are taxed at a reduced rate.
There are some vehicles that are exempt from the tax and are not required to file Form 2290. They are:
  • The Federal Government,
  • The District of Columbia,
  • A state or local government,
  • The American National Red Cross,
  • A nonprofit volunteer fire department, ambulance association, or rescue squad,
  • An Indian tribal government but only if the vehicle's use involves the exercise of an essential tribal government function,
  • A mass transportation authority if it is created under a statute that gives it certain powers normally exercised by the state,
  • Qualified blood collector vehicles (see below) used by qualified blood collector organizations, or
  • Mobile machinery that meets the specifications for a chassis

For more information on exempt vehicles, go to irs.gov/trucker.

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 now encouraged to E-File.  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.  Your Schedule 1 serves as proof of payment for your HVUT and when you file by the August 31, 2013 deadline you will avoid any IRS penalties.

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, July 5, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Al Kent

A Big Thanks to Al Kent for sending us this photo of his truck!  You can't beat this scenery.

Keep on Trucking & we will keep on E-Filing 2290s. 
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Ivica Petrovic

- Safe Cargo Line, Inc

Thanks for sharing this photo of your Peterbilt with us, Ivica.  We wish you safe travels on the road ahead!  Keep on Trucking!
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E-File Form 2290 In Just Mintues With ExpressTruckTax

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

  • Create your account
  • Enter your vehicle information
  • E-File with IRS
  • Receive your Stamped Schedule 1

You can E-File for Form 2290 for just $9.90 and receive your Schedule 1 in just minutes!

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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Thursday, July 4, 2013

E-File Form 2290-Adding / Uploading / Adding Vehicles

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For your taxable vehicles enter all vehicles for this tax period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Do not enter low mileage / suspended vehicles (category 'W') on this page. Low mileage vehicles can be entered on the next page.

You can Add Taxable Vehicles manually by selecting the green button at the top. If you have multiple vehicles to file for, you can also upload a spreadsheet by using the Bulk Upload button.  You can choose Express Upload, which is a template that ExpressTruckTax has prepared or Smart Upload, to upload your own template.

Another great feature that we have added is the Truck Zone. This ExpressTruckTax Exclusive feature allows you to save your trucks from year to year & easily add them to your Form 2290.

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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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Reminder-IRS To Be Closed July 4 - 5

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The IRS will be closed tomorrow, July 4th for the holiday and Friday, July 5th due to the scheduled furlough day.  

The next scheduled furlough day is July 22, 2013.

All deadlines remain the same and you can still file your Form 2290 online, just be advised that you will not receive your Stamped Schedule 1 until Monday.

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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Truck Zone - An Exclusive ExpressTruckTax Feature

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The Truck Zone allows you to enter and store information for hundreds to thousands of Heavy Vehicles in one place. It's like your digital garage. This exclusive feature gives you the ability to file, edit, amend, and sort your entire fleet in one place. The days of changing your vehicle's information one at a time are over. No more going from place to place, trying to remember what you did on one page and transposing it somewhere else. Consolidate your work and enjoy efficiency.

If you want to file an IRS Form 2290 for 10 trucks,  with this feature you can simply select the 10 trucks that need to be filed and E-File them in minutes. When you want search for a specific schedule 1 either by trucks or unit numbers or drivers, you can come to the Truck Zone and enter the criteria you want and find the one you need.

We have a feature where you can upload a Schedule 1 (obtained by postal mail or done from other providers) that is associated with a particular VIN(s) and enter the other information like First used month, Tax year, Type of Return (2290, VIN correction or amendment) and who has paid for the schedule 1. This way there will just one report to look for the schedule 1's.

We always strive to make the program better and easier for our customers to use, and 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.

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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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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-  Jerry Burcham Trucking

Thanks for sending us this photo of your truck, Jerry.  We are glad to help you E-File your Form 2290 so that you can keep on trucking.  The ExpressTruckTax Team wishes you a Happy 4th of July!

Stay Safe on the Road
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Norma Trujillo
- 2005 Peterbilt
- Unrivaled Performance and Enduring Craftsmanship

Thanks for sharing this great photo with us, Norma.  This blue color really glows when the sun hits it like that. 
 
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Prior Year Low Mileage / Suspended Vehicles

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If you listed any vehicle low mileage or suspended during the previous tax year, the IRS requires that you report that vehicle if any of the following occurred:
  • The vehicle exceeds 5,000 miles (7,500 agricultural vehicles)
  • The vehicle was sold or transferred

With ExpressTruckTax, you can report this quickly and easily.  The video above walks you through the simple 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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Monday, July 1, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Grant McDonald

- 2007 Peterbilt 379

- 625 Cat 18spd

A Special Thanks to Grant for sharing this 2007 Peterbilt on our blog.  Keep on Trucking & we will keep on E-Filing 2290s. 
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Bobby Gilliard III

- G&S Enterprise Group LLC

Thanks for sharing this photo of your truck, Bobby.  We're glad to help you E-File your 2290 so that you can spend more time on the Road in this beautiful truck. 
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2013-2014 Form 2290 Tax Year Filing Period Now Open

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The IRS is now accepting Form 2290 Returns for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes for the new 2013 - 2014 Tax Year. Each Heavy Highway Vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds or more must be filed for on an annual basis using Form 2290.

The Filing period for this tax begins today, July 1st and ends on August 31st.

Now that the IRS has officially begun to accept these returns electronically, you can E-File Form 2290 online and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes. 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.

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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