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Friday, November 29, 2013

Deadline Monday for Heavy Vehicles First Used in October 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. November 30th  marks the Form 2290 filing deadline for any heavy vehicles that were first used in October 2013.  But since that date falls on the weekend the Deadline will be Monday, December 2, 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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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving From ExpressTruckTax

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ExpressTruckTax would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.


Our office will be open during regular business hours of 8am - 3pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 with live chat and email support. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday November 29th, we will have email support only.


At this time of Thanksgiving celebration our thoughts turn gratefully to all the truckers, owner operators, trucking companies and service providers who continue to choose ExpressTruckTax for their HVUT filing.  Thank you for your business and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- BK Expedited, Inc.

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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Monday, November 25, 2013

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

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Monday, December 2, 2013 is the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles first placed on public highways during the month of October, since November 30th falls on a weekend. 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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Friday, November 22, 2013

How to get refund of your HVUT taxes

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The IRS Form 8849 is the "Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes."

If you need to file the Form 8849 Schedule 6 to claim a refund or credit of heavy vehicle use taxes previously paid, you can use ExpressTruckTax if you paid HVUT taxes last year but did not exceed the mileage use limit or if the vehicle was stolen/destroyed or sold.  Simply choose the Form 8849 Schedule 6 option as shown below.


We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period.

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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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Trucking Spotlight

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- Harley D Nelson

- Solo Cup 2008 Limited Edition Pro Star


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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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Transferred Truck During 2290 Tax Year

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A common question our Support Team at ExpressTruckTax is how to handle the situation when a vehicle is transferred to another company during the tax year. Assuming the Form 2290 was filed and the tax was paid for the current year, you would need to file a new Form 2290 under the new business name and EIN.  On the return, you will be able to claim the refund for the taxes that were paid under the previous business name and EIN.  You will need to call the IRS directly and they will walk you through the process or you can have a service provider, like Truck Services of North America to do it for you.

NOTE: The Form 2290 must be filed no later than the end of the month following when the transfer took place.  Example, if you formed a new business and the vehicles began operating under the new business name in February, your Form 2290 would have to be filed no later than March 31st.  If you file after March 31st, the return will be considered late and you may incur penalty fees.

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, November 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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Friday, November 15, 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 October, the due date to file your Form 2290 is November 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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Wednesday, November 13, 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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Monday, November 11, 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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Friday, November 8, 2013

Form 2290 RecordKeeping Requirements

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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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Wednesday, November 6, 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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