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Thursday, August 6, 2015

What to Know Before You Choose an E-file Provider


Sometimes finding an e-file provider can be difficult. With all the scams out there, it’s hard to know who you can trust. But there are a few simple rules you can follow in order to make sure you’re e-filing safely and efficiently.

When looking for an e-file provider, the checklist below can really help you find one that’s right for you. Make sure they follow all the rules listed, and if they don’t, find one that does so you can get your e-filing done in a way that’s best for you.

Here’s the checklist your e-file provider should follow:

Is Your E-file Provider Authorized by the IRS?


First of all, the e-file provider should be IRS authorized. The easiest way to find out whether her not they’re authorized is to check the IRS website. Here at ExpressTruckTax, we have an excellent relationship with the IRS.

In fact, our programmers have years of experience building back-end systems for them. And we still work closely with the IRS to make sure our software reflects the most current e-filing requirements. We definitely go above and beyond as an authorized e-filer.

How Do They Send Your Return to the IRS?


The next step is to know how your e-file provider sends your return to the IRS. Do they mail it? Send it directly? How does it get from point A to point B for successful e-filing?

At ExpressTruckTax, we securely transmit your HVUT to the IRS for you. That way there are no long wait times for snail mail. Plus, the whole process is secure, and you can rest assured your information is in the right hands.

How Do You Get Your Stamped Schedule 1?


Getting your Stamped Schedule 1 is important. You need this as proof of filing so you can renew your heavy vehicle registration until the next tax year. So you need to know how your e-file provider will transmit this form to you. Will they mail it, or will they send it automatically?

With ExpressTruckTax, you will get your Stamped Schedule 1 through your e-mail immediately! You can even have us e-mail it to your carrier as well. Plus we can fax it, and send you a notification via text when it is received. And to top it all off, if you need it sent by USPS, we can do that too!

Make sure your e-file provider has more than one option for you to receive your Stamped Schedule 1, because they should be working for you and not the other way around.

Does The E-file Provider Offer USA-Based Support?


You definitely want your e-file provider to offer US-Based support. This is important because that means they’ve taken the time to train their employees so they can answer any of your HVUT questions!

At ExpressTruckTax, our support team is legendary. They’re here all year round to help you. We don’t believe in “seasonal support,” we believe in having people who can answer your questions about HVUT from tax season to tax season.

And to make things even easier, we offer 24/7 emergency email support. And you can get support in two languages: English and Spanish, during our new extended business hours from 8AM to 8PM EST.

As you can tell, we are proud to say that ExpressTruckTax is one of the e-file providers that has every requirement on this list. And we’re leaders in the e-file industry to boot, partnered with some of the largest trucking associations and companies in the nation.

If you need any help with the e-file process, then our dedicated support legends are always here for you. All you have to do is give them a call at 704.234.6005 or send them email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24 hour support in English and Spanish.

And remember there’s only 25 days left to e-file before penalties. So don’t delay, e-file today!

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