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Monday, September 30, 2013

Deadline Today for Heavy Vehicles First Used in August 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. September 30th  marks the Form 2290 filing deadline for any heavy vehicles that were first used in August 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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Friday, September 27, 2013

Reminder: HVUT Due Monday For First Used Vehicles in August 2013

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Monday, September 30th is the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles first placed on public highways during the month of August. 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 Monday'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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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

IRS Payment Options For Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT)

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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 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, September 23, 2013

Form 2290 Amendments

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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.

 


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, September 20, 2013

Form 8849-Claim For Refund of Excise Taxes

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If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit.  You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period (July 1–June 30).

With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy.  Just create an account or log in if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using 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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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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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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, September 16, 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 August, the due date to file your Form 2290 is September 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-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, September 13, 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.  ExpressTruckTax 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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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What You Need to File Form 2290

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ExpressTruckTax.com is the quickest, easiest, and best value for filing your Form 2290 (Heavy Truck Use Tax) online with the IRS.
Here are a few points to keep in mind while Filing 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

  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal, or Direct Debit: The IRS will collect the taxes due after they are provided with a bank account number and routing number
  • EFTPS: You have to schedule the payment to the IRS by going to EFTPS.gov.
  • Check/Money Order: The IRS also supports Check/Money Order as long as it is scheduled by the 31st of the filing month

  • Review all the information
  • Double check your Business Name
  • Transmit Your 2290 Return


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, September 9, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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"Peterbilt says it All."
-Darla Miller

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

Stay Safe on the Road!

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Trucking Spotlight

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"My Klassey Classic"
- M.D. McDaniel


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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- Jami Hartley  
- J.L. Hartley, Inc.  

- An acquaintance got us interested in working on the railroad. This is the truck we are leasing the first year to see how things go, and decide if we want to stay in this business. So far, So good. Would love to own 2 trucks next year!

    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

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 deadline you will avoid any IRS penalties.

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, September 6, 2013

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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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

E-File Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles First Used in August 2013

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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. 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 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 August 28th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of August will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by September 30, and the tax will be based on 11 months, instead of the full year.

All you will need is:
  • some basic business information,
  • EIN 
  • VIN 
  • 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!
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, September 3, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- KD Hughes Trucking
- 1996 Eagle Pro Sleeper
- Completely restored with expanded frame wrapped in diamond plate.
- Show Truck as well as work truck
- Monticello, Indiana

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

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Benjamin Roussin

- Landstar 2006 Volvo 780

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

Happy Trucking!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- ALD Transport LLC

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

Stay Safe on the Road!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Edward Gomez Trucking

- This is my first own truck.  It's been tough, but God willing, my second will improve."

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

Happy Trucking!
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Trucking Spotlight

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- Lev Shpilman
- 2001 Volvo VN770 with 465 HP Engine

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

Stay Safe on the Road!
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IRS extended E-File Deadline for Form 2290

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If you missed the Form 2290 deadline on Saturday, August 31, 2013, you are in luck because the IRS extended the E-Filing deadline until today, September 3, 2013 due to their planned maintenance over the Labor Day weekend.

That means you can still file on time as long as you E-File (the paper return deadline was NOT extended).  If you intended on paper filing but missed the deadline, you will need to E-File instead to avoid possible IRS penalties.

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

Normally you receive your Schedule 1 within minutes, but due to the IRS Maintenance, you will not receive your Schedule 1 until after the IRS resumes normal business activity after noon on today, September 3, 2013.  

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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