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Showing posts with label 2011 form 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2011 form 2290. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2011

E-File Form 2290 for the 2011-2012 Tax period as of Nov 1

The IRS has now published the Form 2290 for the 2011-2012 tax period. Beginning today, November 1st, the IRS will begin accepting the 2290 form. Our records indicate that you have used our system for an advanced filing of your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes through our website You can now log into your account to download a completed copy of the Form 2290 for your records. For those who paid by check or money order, you may also download your payment voucher as well.

Some of the benefits to filing a HVUT return with Express Truck Tax include the following:

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Once the IRS begins accepting 2011-2012 forms on November 1st, we will instantly submit your return to the IRS for processing. If you have any questions, you can contact us at our US-Based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704.234.6005 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm EST or by email at
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

E-File a Form 2290 for 2011-2012 with Express Truck Tax

0 is packed with all sorts of features that benefit Owner Operators, Trucking Companies, and other service providers filing HVUT. It has everything you need to to file your truck taxes online so that you can stay on the road.

One of the most commonly filed IRS forms among those in the Trucking Industry is the IRS Form 2290, and its accompanying Schedule 1. With Express Truck tax, you can easily file this IRS form online in minutes, and for as little as $9.90, it is the most attractive price in the industry.

When creating your Form 2290 online, Express Truck Tax will automatically create a Form 8849 for credits. There is also the option to upload an Excel Template for a multiple vehicle filing. You can file for only 1 truck or up to 40,000 vehicles with our Enterprise Filing! Express Truck Tax also offers flexible pricing plans to fit any fleet. Tax professionals and CPAs also receive custom discounted pricing to file for many of their clients.

After filing Form 2290 with the IRS through Express Truck Tax, the person filing will receive Free Fax and Email Notifications to let them know that the Schedule 1 is ready. Express Truck Tax also offers optional Text Message reminders as well. Once the IRS processes the Return, you will be notified so that you can print your stamped schedule 1. Express Truck Tax can also notify your contracting (leasing) company to let them know that your payment has been made.

You can file your Form 2290 (HVUT) in just minutes with this easy-to-use software that will save you time and money. was built by one of the most talented teams in the industry—no one has more experience in HVUT E-Filing!

The customer service does not stop once the form is filed. Express Truck Tax also offers Free VIN corrections so that no one is penalized for a simple typo. There is also the ability to amend a previously filed Form 2290 through the service. For any questions about the service, Express Truck Tax offers unlimited, USA-based customer support via email, chat, and phone. Simply email, call 704-234-6005, or go to to live chat with the excellent customer support professionals.

Get started today at Email us at or call 704-234-6005 to talk to our Truck Tax Experts.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Free Services from Express Truck Tax (2011 form 2290)

When selecting an E-File provider for filing Truck Taxes with the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, it is important to consider what you are getting. The price of this service varies dramatically between providers, but you may be surprised to hear what is included with some of them. There are some companies that charge exorbitant amounts, but only provide a bare minimum level of service. You will not find a better combination of price and value as

To err is human. You would think that most companies would understand and adapt to this. Unfortunately some people even make mistakes on their Tax Returns. If You were so unfortunate when filing your IRS Form 2290 to incorrectly record the VIN number of your heavy vehicle, there is still hope for you! Thanks to the Good Folks at Express Truck Tax, you can E-File an IRS Form 2290 VIN Correction absolutely free! Unlike other services that would charge you for another filing, the good folks on the Truck Tax team for provide VIN Corrections at no extra charge.

Another Free service that Express Truck Tax is offering is the ability to send a copy of the Stamped Schedule 1 directly to their Contracting, Leasing, or Trucking Company as soon as it is processed via email. You can also send a copy to your Accountant, Tax Preparer, or Business Manager as well. That way everyone can be kept in the loop as far as your taxes are concerned.

The filing process for this only takes a few minutes and the best part of it all is that these additional services 100% FREE. To Clarify, Express Truck Tax allows anyone to correct the VIN Number on any previously filed IRS Form 2290 as well as email a copy of the Stamped schedule 1 to anyone once it has been accepted. The filer will then receive their new IRS Stamped Schedule 1 in only minutes.

With this incredibly helpful service, you will be able to get your truck taxes taken care of quickly, so that you can get back on the road in no time! Express Truck Tax realizes that your time on the road is valuable and that you need to spend as little time as possible worrying about the little things. That's why Express Truck Tax is making this process much simple for Truck Drivers everywhere.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

File HVUT (Form 2290 Heavy vehicle Use Tax Return) in November 2011

Due to the fact that this filing season for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) has been changed, the IRS Form 2290 will now be available in November of 2011. The legislation that controls the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax nearly expired earlier in the year, and Congress was forced to extend the current legislation in order to prevent a shutdown of the Government funded Highway and Transportation departments.

The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is an excise tax that is filed annually on none other than Heavy Vehicles that are used on public roads. Vehicles that are included in the tax must be of a certain weight (55,000 pounds or more) as well as a certain mileage (5,000 miles or more, 7,500 or more if agricultural).

In order to make the filing process easier with the IRS using Form 2290, it is very important that you keep accurate records, just like you would when filing any other type of tax return. It is crucial for anyone filing form 2290 to maintain their records for at least 3 years prior to the filing date for any taxable highway vehicles registered to them. For fleet owners and small trucking companies who have filed form 2290 in the past, it is wise to always keep the 2290 records on hand, as one never knows when IRS inspection may take place. It is even important to save these returns if they are only for a part of a year. In the case of a suspended vehicle (public highway use was less than 5,000 miles/year) it is still necessary to keep records of Form 2290’s filed for them as well.
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IRS Form 2290 (HVUT) Payment Page Video


If you owe taxes, there are several payment methods currently accepted by the IRS.

These include: Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, or Check or Money Order

If You choose to pay by Electronic Funds Withdrawal, you may pay using either a checking or Savings Account.

You will need to enter the US Bank Account Number and Routing Number in order for the IRS to process the payment. This information is typically listed on a check.

EFTPS, or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, is a government website that allows taxpayers to schedule Federal Tax Payments electronically.

In order to make payments using you must complete the EFTPS registration process, which can take 5-7 business days.

Lastly, you may pay by mailing a check or money order to the IRS. If mailing your payment, you must include the 2290V, or payment voucher, with your payment. You may download a completed 2290V, including mailing instructions, directly from your ExpressTruckTax account.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Express Truck Tax Form 2290 E-filing Dashboard Help Video


The dashboard serves as your Home Page and displays a real-time summary of your Express Truck Tax account.

There are many options and features found on your dashboard,

For all HVUT returns accepted by the IRS, you may view and download your official schedule 1 by selecting an option from the gray schedule 1 dropdown box.

For any incomplete returns, a status icon will be displayed in the far left column. You may continue working on an incomplete return simply by clicking the link "continue where you left off"

In order to create a new return, simply click the "Create New Return" button at the bottom right.

From your Dashboard, you may also view a list of every business entered in your account. To add a new business, simply click the blue "Add Business" button. You may also edit the details of each business by clicking the "edit" button next to the business name on the top left.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Send a IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1 to Your Trucking or Leasing Company


Many owner operators and independent contractors are required to give their leasing or contracting company a copy of their 2290 schedule 1. ExpressTruckTax can help.

On the Proof of Payment Notifcation page, you can select to send your Schedule 1 to any contract or leasing company automatically as soon as your schedule 1 is received from the IRS.

Simply check the box labeled "Send proof of payment to contracting leasing company and enter the requested contact information. As soon as your 2290 has been processed, Express Truck Tax will email and/or fax a copy to the company.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Difficulty of Paper Filing an IRS Form 2290 (HVUT)

Although the IRS still accepts physical tax returns by postal mail, it does appear to be moving away from that and closer to requiring E-Filing more and more. One particular example of this is IRS Form 2290, which is used to collect what is referred to as the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT. It is a fee that the IRS requires all vehicles with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds to pay annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways.

The IRS has already made it mandatory for all Trucking Companies or other industries that have to file a Form 2290 for 25 or more heavy vehicles to E-File the return as opposed to paper filing it. This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 which must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. This form can be mailed to the IRS, which can take up to several weeks to process. It could also be taken directly to the IRS office, which can take several hours of your day. This must be accompanied by a proof of EFTPS payment.

This form must be filed annually, for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current period. The Current Period begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the next year. A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service. The due date for each month is the last day of the following month. For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on October 3rd, the Form 2290 will be due on November 30th.

Even though there are thousands, if not millions, of Heavy Vehicles that are required to file HVUT the IRS still requires everyone to either mail the Form 2290 to the IRS or actually come to the IRS office. Fortunately there is an easier way that has recently become available. 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 about 10 minutes. Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to file Form 2290. The taxpayer will then receive the schedule 1 via email or fax as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will then be watermarked by the IRS instead of an actual physical stamp.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Filing Federal HVUT Form 2290 in 2011

It has been a wild ride for those waiting to file Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax with IRS Form 2290 this year. Although the typical filing season begins in July, this year was different because the tax was set to expire this year. The lack of Congressional action to extend the tax legislation poised the threat of a shutdown of government supported transportation jobs. Although it took several passionate speeches from President Barack Obama concerning the loss of jobs and the negative effects that a shutdown would have on the economy to convince Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate to act together, they did finally come together and agree to extend the current legislation. Although many industry experts agree that a more permanent piece of new legislation is needed to effectively regulate the industry, this was widely believed to be a step in the right direction.

As of right now, the Filing Season for the current Tax Period will officially begin November 1st, and all Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes will need to be filed by November 30th. This delay threw a lot of people for a loop when they tried to register their heavy vehicle. Since a Stamped Schedule 1 is required to register a vehicle with the DMV, no one was able to provide that over the past few months because the IRS did not accept Form 2290’s and thus did not give out any Stamped Schedule 1’s because that is a part of the 2290 form.

For those who need to file the IRS Form 2290 and receive a Stamped Schedule 1, it is possible to E-File this form online. This way you will receive a stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing. This process is much quicker and much more efficient than the old paper filing process. This is especially favorable because there is a shorter amount of time in which to file (Nov 1-30).

To e-file this tax from your home or office, all you need to do is go to the website for the IRS-Approved E-File Provider, Express Truck Tax: The filing process could not be simpler! Most users agree that it is even easier than paper-filing! Even if you have questions, Express Truck Tax has a US-based customer service team of Truck Tax Experts that are standing by to take any calls, emails, or online chats that you may have.
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Friday, August 5, 2011

IRS Interim Regulations for Filing Heavy Vehicle Use Tax(Form 2290)

For those who are heavily involved in the Trucking and Transportation Industry, it may not be a surprise that this tax year has so far been less than normal as far as Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is concerned.  
A Federal Register notice was posted on July 20th, this newly imposed final and temporary regulations by stating that Form 2290 taxpayers should not file before November 1, 2011. The new regulation also added that the IRS will not be providing receipted Schedule 1 forms before the 1st of November.

It is unclear what the future holds for HVUT. Many speculate that there will simply be a delay in the filing season, but the bill has yet to be voted on at this point. If Congress does not change the law, the tax will expire by September 30th, but it seems unlikely that the government would let a tax like this one simply expire. Current regulations have set a tax for July 1, 2011, until Sept. 30, 2011. If Congress neglects to act on this Truck Tax regulation, taxpayers will only be liable for the “short taxable period” (July - September) and would be required to file by Nov. 30. However, if Congress extends the tax past Sept. 30, anyone who files for the “short taxable period” will also be liable for a second Form 2290 for what remains of the 2011-2012 tax year.

For vehicles that need to be registered during Jul-Oct of 2011, the state DMV’s are required to accept a Stamped Schedule 1 from the previous year since it is not possible to receive a stamped Schedule 1 until November 2011. If a vehicle was acquired within the current year, and there is not a stamped Schedule 1 for the previous year, the owner only needs to provide some form of proof of purchase to prove that the vehicle was recently placed in his/her possession.

Luckily, once the Form 2290 is available, will be able to E-File the form and send it to the IRS in minutes. The E-Filing Process is very simple; the form can be completed in minutes, and it can be sent to the IRS as soon as it is finished. It is such a time saver when you compare it to waiting in the IRS office for hours or sending it via postal mail and waiting weeks for the IRS to process it.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Three Month Extension of IRS Form 2290(HVUT) - Now Due on Nov. 30, 2011


The IRS recently advised those in the transportation industry with heavy highway vehicles that their next federal highway use tax return will be due on November 30, 2011, instead of the typical due date of August 31st.

The current highway use tax is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2011. The proposed temporary regulations dictate that the November 30th filing deadline for Form 2290 HVUT Return for the tax period that begins on July 1, 2011, applies to vehicles used during July, as well as those first used during August or September. The IRS also states that returns should not be filed and payments should not be made before Nov. 1. This extension is designed to reduce confusion and possible multiple filings that could result if Congress reinstates or modifies the tax after that date.

For those in the transportation industry who need to apply for state vehicle registration on or before November 30th, the new regulations require states to accept the stamped Schedule 1 of the Form 2290 issued by the IRS for the previous tax year, ending on June 30, 2011 as a proof of payment. Federal Law requires that state governments receive proof of payment of the federal highway use tax as a condition of vehicle registration. Typically, after the return is filed and the tax is paid, the taxpayer receives a stamped Schedule 1 to use when registering the vehicle.

If someone needs to register a newly acquired vehicle during the July-to-November period, the new regulations require a state to register the vehicle, without proof that the highway use tax was paid, as long as the person registering the vehicle presents a copy of the bill of sale or another document showing that the owner purchased the vehicle within the previous 150 days.

The heavy vehicle use tax applies to trucks, truck tractors and buses with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Vehicles such as vans, pick-ups and panel trucks are typically not taxable because they fall below the 55,000-pound requirement.

Although the IRS discourages filing until November 1, 2011, the good folks at Express Truck Tax are willing to help you every step of the way!  If you have any questions regarding Truck Taxes, and how to file them, feel free to chat with their experts at (704) 234-6005.  You can also email them at  For more information about Truck Taxes, check out their Website and Blog:
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What You Need to File Internal Revenue Service Form 2290 Online(HVUT)


To file the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, there are a few key pieces of information you will need to know in order to receive a stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS. First and foremost, you should have an idea as to the number of miles driven by each vehicle, because if a vehicle was driven less than 5,000 miles (or 7,500 miles if agricultural) then it would technically be considered to be a credit vehicle. Other information that is key to filing Form 2290 is your Employee Identification Number (EIN), Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and the taxable gross weight of the vehicle.

The Employee Identification Number is a required section of the Form 2290. This is a number that is unique to you, and the IRS uses it to identify a business entity. If you do not have an EIN, you can apply for one through the IRS website.  

Another necessary part of the Form 2290 is, of course, the Vehicle Identification Number. Every vehicle is required to have a VIN, which is a 17 character combination of numbers and letters.  This information can typically be found on the registration or title of the vehicle. In order to know how much tax is to be paid, you must also report the Taxable Gross Weight of the vehicle. This can be found by adding the following totals: unloaded weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service, unloaded weight of any trailers equipped for service and customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and the weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle.

Once this information is obtained, the best way to file the Form 2290 is by using an IRS-approved E-File provider like Filing this form online is a much better option than mailing it in, or waiting in line at the IRS office. Filing Online through the secure servers of Express Truck Tax is safer than sending important tax documents via postal mail.  It is also much quicker. The IRS typically processes each return and sends it back to you in a matter of minutes. This helps you stay focused on what matters to you, not on endless paperwork, or long lines at the IRS office.
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