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Showing posts with label 2019 Form 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2019 Form 2290. Show all posts

Thursday, July 4, 2019

How To Get Prepared For Upcoming Truck Inspections

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One thing we like to say around here is "stay ready, so you don't have to get ready."

We are halfway through 2019 and there are still a couple truck inspections and important dates you have to make it through, like the 2019 Form 2290 filing deadline

The CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week 2019 and the CVSA's Brake Safety Week are both coming up fast.

If you're still operating your rig, it is safe to say you survived the CVSA Roadcheck 2019.

If you have been in the industry you know that the truck inspections don't stop there. Here are a few upcoming truck inspection dates you need to be aware of.


Upcoming Truck Inspection Dates


CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week 2019: (July 14-20, 2019)

The first truck inspection date you should remember is the CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week 2019. This inspection will last from July 14th to July 20th.

Each year this inspection puts focus on some form of dangerous driver behavior and this year there is an emphasis on speeding. 

During this week, North American jurisdictions will be promoting and endorsing the message: "Late won't kill you, speeding will"

Speeding is the one thing we have all been found guilty of from time to time, so this comes as a forewarning to every trucker with a led foot, who may get stopped.

The CVSA will partner with law enforcement personnel to issue warnings and/or citations to drivers operating a commercial vehicle or passenger vehicle, driving at unlawful speeds.


Previous Operation Safe Driver Week Results

During the CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week last year, there was nearly 17,000 passenger vehicle pulled over alone for speeding and almost 2,000 commercial vehicles. In addition, 17 commercial vehicles were given a citation for driving too fast for the weather conditions.

CVSA's Brake Safety Week 2019: (September 15-21, 2019)

The CVSA's Brake Safety Week will be taking place from September 15th through 21st. Roadside safety truck inspections will be conducted on commercial vehicles throughout North American jurisdictions. 

Any vehicle found with critical brake violations, or other critical violations, will not be able to travel until they are up to protocol.  

Any commercial vehicle that passes the truck inspection during the CVSA Brake Safety Week 2019 will receive a CVSA decal to identify them as such. 

Alongside the truck inspection, law enforcement will also be doing outreach and bringing awareness to the importance of proper brake safety.

Important Dates To Prepare For 

ExpressTruckTax's strives to be proactive. That is why our goal is to get you prepared early for the upcoming CVSA truck inspections, the 2019 Form 2290 deadline, and HVUT payment.

When you file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax your stamped Schedule 1 will be sent to you within minutes. After using the ExpressTruckTax step-by-step method you are good to go until July of 2020!


File your 2019 Form 2290 today and don't let procrastination get the best of you!




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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Easy Step-By-Step Form 2290 Instructions

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It's finally here. Today marks the start of the IRS accepting your 2019 Heavy Use Vehicle Tax (HVUT) 2290 returns.

ExpressTruckTax offers a quick and easy 2019 Form 2290 process that out beats our competition. Get your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes with these 7 simple steps. Meet your 2019 HVUT deadline by choosing the leading Form 2290 online filing solution, ExpressTruckTax.


2019-20 Form 2290 Instructions:

1. Sign in/Sign up

If you don't have an account you can register for a FREE ExpressTruckTax account

2. Click 'Start New Return'

Click the orange 'Start New Return' button and fill out the basic information  What you'll need: Business Name, Address, Employee Identification Number (EIN)

3. Enter Vehicle Information

Enter both your vehicle's first used month and tax year.

ExpressTruckTax 2019 Form 2290 filing is based on your vehicles first used month and is due the last day of the month following when it was first used.

4. Add Vehicle Details

Be sure to enter your correct Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and taxable gross weight.

When you enter your VIN and the taxable gross weight knowing your vehicle's category is important. In this section, you will need to select if the vehicle was used specifically for logging or agricultural purposes. 

There are some vehicles that are exempt or eligible for a break. If this is the case you will still need to file in order to receive your stamped Schedule 1.

5. Calculate Tax

ExpressTruckTax will calculate the tax amount you owe when you file your 2019 Form 2290. We also accept 2019 HVUT payments via credit card, debit card, direct debit, electronic funds withdrawal (EFW), Electronic Federal Tax Payment System - EFTPS online, or by check/money order


6. Instant Error Check

ExpressTruckTax will allow you to review your information and make corrections. Our system performs an instant internal audit to ensure error-free filing.


7. Transmit Your Form

After you have checked for any errors you will need to enter a 5-digit code of your choice at the bottom of your form to electronically sign and transmit. 


Get Your Stamped Schedule 1 in Minutes!


Click the button below to get started today

Frequently Asked Questions

"When will I receive my Stamped Schedule 1?"

After these 7 steps, the next thing you'll have to do is just wait for your Stamped Schedule 1. When you file your 2019 Form 2290 with expressTruckTax you can expect to receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes.

"What if I get stuck?" 

If you need additional help filing your 2019 Form 2290 our dedicated EXpert support team is available via phone, live chat, and email. Our 100% US-based support staff will take the time to answer your questions thoroughly, so you will know exactly what to do.

"Can someone file my 2019 Form 2290 for me?"

Our sister product, Truck Services of North Amerca (TSNA) is a full-service 2019 Form 2290 solution. They off bilingual support and will file your 2019 Form 2290 on your behalf, right over the phone.


Call TSNAmerica Today!

803.386.0320


It is a straightforward process that will get you your Stamped Schedule 1 via email in record time. This process takes less than 5 minutes and will have you back on the road, doing what you love in no time.


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

What You Need To Know About The 2019 HVUT Due Date

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The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) must be filed annually by August 31st. This year, however, the HVUT due date is technically September 3rd.

Although there is a shift in the 2019 HVUT due date, this isn't a call for procrastination.


Why September 3rd?

As mentioned August 31st is normally the HVUT due date, but this year that date falls on a Saturday and the following business day is on Labor Day.


File Your 2019 Form 2290 Now and Pay Later

We are encouraging all of our clients to file their 2019 Form 2290 as early as today and beat the rush. If procrastination is on your mind just think of how many other truckers are thinking the same thing.

You could get your 2019 Form 2290 handled today and not worry about paying 2019 HVUT until later.

By later we mean before August 31st.



2019 HVUT Due Date: 
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019



Don't Wait Until the HVUT Due Date

We know that technically 5 is greater than 0 and pressing snooze again is better than hearing a 5 o'clock wake up call. However, what if that 0 meant 0 penalties versus 5 and pressing snooze one more time could cost you your job?

There is a long list of benefits for filing your 2019 Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, but our favorite is that you could win free stuff. That's right we are having an ExpressTruckTax giveaway. This year any ExpressTruckTax client who files before June 30th can win a FREE BlueParrott Bluetooth Headset and a whole lot more. This ExpressTruckTax giveaway might be our favorite yet.



Other Ways To File

ExpressTruckTax's sister company, Truck Services of North America (TSNAmerica) is now offering phone filing. You can now get for 2019 Form 2290 filed over the phone in just minutes by their well-trained support staff.




Possible HVUT Penalties

We know that time gets away from us all and by setting aside a few minutes of your day you could dodge huge penalties with the click of a button.

The IRS may impose penalties for several different reasons regarding HVUT Form 2290. You may be penalized for failing to file your return or to pay taxes owed by the 2019 Form 2290 due date. HVUT penalties may also be applied for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to interest accrued on late payments.


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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Ultimate Father's Day 2019 Gift Guide for Trucking Fathers

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Happy Father's Day 2019!


Father's Day 2019 is right around the corner! We are making sure that you are prepared by giving you the ultimate Father's Day gift guide for trucking fathers. Finding Father's Day gifts for truckers can be difficult, but here you will find gifts with prices ranging from $5 and up, so we are confident that something will be within your budget. Check out the coolest gifts we found for cool trucking dads. Father's Day 2019 just got a little bit more manageable.

Dash Cam

There is a lot of buzz on the pros and cons of a dash cam, but if the dad you're celebrating hasn’t stopped raving about his friend’s dash cam, odds are he is heavy on the pro side. There are some obvious pros to a dash cam that are changing the game for truckers. A dash cam can improve driving skills, are great trip documentation, and help with theft prevention. For Father's Day 2019 we are dedicated to finding you the perfect gifts. If you're still skeptical check out other blogs about what is the top-rated dash cam and why.

Steering Wheel Desk

9 times out of 10 every trucking dad has had to eat in his lap or bare down on the steering wheel in order to write something down. This unique and thoughtful gift will make any truckers life a lot easier when he is living his life on the road. It can be used for holding a laptop/tablet, eating, or writing. Your trucker will be glad you thought of him and all his laundry with ketchup stains.

Unique Shift Knob

All truckers are into customizing their rig and what better way to help your trucker create their dream rig than by providing something totally unique. Companies like Raney's offer the most unique trucking accessories, sure to make any trucker stand out. A unique shift knob will have your trucker feeling like a boss.

Tire Pressure Monitor

Tire pressure safety and maintenance are extremely important for truckers who are constantly on the road. A tire pressure monitoring system notifies drivers when the pressure is low in a tire or when it is going flat. Purchasing one for your trucker for Father's Day 2019 will show just how much you care about him making it back home. For a trucker, without a tire pressure monitoring system this gift will be one that keeps on giving.

Fun T-Shirts With a Catchy Slogan

Truckers can never have too many t-shirts. With the constant need to go, go, go truckers often find themselves wearing the same outfit repeatedly. Give the trucker in your life a new favorite/lucky shirt to wear and admire. Shirts like the one we are giving away for free this year in our swag bag's are just the thing to get your 2019 Father of the Year making it one of our favorites on this list of gifts for truckers.

File His 2019 Form 2290 

One thing all truckers have in common is that they are always on the move. Truckers also have a lot to manage when it comes to their rigs and home lives. That is why for Father's Day 2019 filing his 2019 Form 2290 would be a great way to say Happy Father's Day! This year when you file the 2019 Form 2290, with ExpressTruckTax, before July 1st you are automatically entered to win a BlueParrott Bluetooth headset and more! Click below to get started filing.

Gloves

Most truckers do a lot with their hands. Some may even mention that a trucker without a callus or two may not be a trucker at all. A pair of heavy-duty, weatherproof gloves will make all the difference to a trucker whose hands endure rigorous days.

Entertainment Subscription

Paying for an entertainment subscription may be the best last-minute gift you can get someone. Instead of waiting to have something customized, or shipped to your house an entertainment subscription is ready instantly. Whether the man you’re honoring this year is into music, podcasts, movies, or motivational books you can never go wrong with paying for one or more of his favorite entertainment outlets.

Tell a Trucking Dad "Thank You"!

Enjoy this father's day with the ones you love and if you know a trucker, who is a trucker remember to thank him for sacrificing time with his family so that you can spend time with yours. If you have already gotten your trucking dad something for Father's Day 2019, no worries these gifts for truckers will be great for Father's Day 2020. From a high-tech dash cam to an inexpensive t-shirt, ExpressTruckTax is excited to help you put a smile on your favorite trucker's face. If you get your trucker a gift from this list be sure to tag us on Facebook. We want to see the smile it puts on his face!








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Monday, June 3, 2019

Enter To Win A BlueParrott Bluetooth Headset

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ExpressTruckTax Giveaway button 'file my 2290 today'


Load'er up and hammer on this summer with the official ExpressTruckTax SWAG BAG!

File your 2019-20 Form 2290 by June 30, 2019, and be automatically entered to win a Blueparrot Bluetooth headset and so much more.

For the last 4 years, ExpressTruckTax has been a market leader for early Form 2290 filing. There are plenty of incentives for choosing the truck industries leading Form 2290 filing solution and FREE gifts are one of them!

On July 1st, 2019 we will announce the winner via live on Facebook! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to load'er up and hammer on with a new BlueParrott Bluetooth headset.



RULES & REGULATIONS
The filing & payment to transmit a Form 2290 is necessary to enter to win.

By entering an ExpressTruckTax Giveaway (each, a “Sweepstakes”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements. “ExpressTruckTax” means Span Enterprises LLC or any of its affiliates.


Eligibility 

Open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who have an ExpressTruckTax account and are 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry. Employees of ExpressTruckTax, its affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Prize(s) and Winner Selection Method

The Sponsor will award a prize to one or more individuals who file their 2019-20 Form 2290 on ExpressTruckTax.com between 6/3/2019-6/30/2019. Potential winner(s) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If you are a winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you.

You must have an ExpressTruckTax account and have filed a 2019-20 Form 2290 before June 30, 2019, in order to enter or receive a prize. Limit one entry per person and household using only one ExpressTruckTax.com account per Sweepstakes. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by the Sponsor. Prize(s) will be delivered by ExpressTruckTax.com.


Each prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. ExpressTruckTax may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value.


How to Enter. You will automatically be entered to win a prize upon the transmission of a 2019-20 Form 2290. If you do not wish to automatically be entered into the sweepstakes, you must notify us by email at support@expresstrucktax.com or call us at 704.234.6005. If you choose to promote your entry (including that you filed your Form 2290) via social media or other channels, you should disclose your connection to the Sweepstakes. For example, it may be sufficient to include a statement such as #ExpressTruckTaxGiveaway.


This giveaway is not associated with Blueparrot.com, Facebook.com, or Twitter.com.


Other Sweepstakes. Additional Terms. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, reserves the right to modify or cancel a Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor and ExpressTruckTax and its affiliates are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with a Sweepstakes; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter a Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account.


No greater than the number of prizes stated on the Sweepstakes Landing Page will be awarded. If any errors occur in the selection of a potential winner, or if more prizes are claimed than specified, Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax may award the prize(s) by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. All prizes made available for a Sweepstakes may not be awarded in the event Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries for an applicable Sweepstakes.


Miscellaneous. Each Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and each of their respective affiliates and agents, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes (all aforementioned parties are collective, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.


You agree that the Sponsor’s decisions related to each Sweepstakes and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in a Sweepstakes, Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may use the winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.


Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, ExpressTruckTax’ Privacy Policy.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Do You Need To File Form 2290?

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Do You Need To File Form 2290?
If you’re new to trucking, the numbers used for necessary forms may be a bit overwhelming. There’s the 2290s, 8849s, 4868s, 1099s, and 123s. Okay.. we might be exaggerating with the 123s, but you get the gist, it’s a lot of forms and a lot of numbers to remember. We won’t bore you and got through each form 1 by 1, but we will tell you about the two most relevant ones for this filing period.

What is Form 2290?


The form that you have probably heard the most about, as of late, is Form 2290. What is Form 2290, and how does it relate to you, if at all?!

Form 2290 is used to figure and pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used. Your next question is probably does it even apply to you, and the answer is it might. All vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more than travel by highway is required to file a Form 2290.

After paying taxes you will be given a Stamped Schedule 1 that serves as proof of payment from the IRS. This document is important, as it is needed in order to register your commercial vehicle.

Do You Need to File Form 8849?


There are exemptions and claim suspensions that apply to some vehicles meeting certain requirements. The requirements are as follows:

  • The vehicle used 5,000 highway miles or less during the period. 
  • The vehicle is an agricultural vehicle and used 7,500 miles or less during the period.
  • The Vehicle was stolen during the period
  • The vehicle was destroyed during the period
  • The vehicle was sold during the period 

The above list leads us to the importance of Form 8849. If any of the above is true about a vehicle you own/owned then you must first file a Form 2290, pay the correct amount of Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) and then complete the Form 8849.

Form 2290Claims and Refunds

In order to claim credits or refunds for vehicles stolen, destroyed, sold, or only used for 5,000 miles or less and 7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles, the Form 8849 is required. The

 things you’ll need to file a Form 8849 are your name, address, details on the vehicle you are seeking a claim/refund for and your Employee Identification Number (EIN). Be sure to double check that the EIN you are using is consistent with what the IRS has on file.

*If an EIN is needed you are able to apply for one online with the IRS.

File With ExpressTruckTax

The great thing about ExpressTruckTax is that it makes all of your Form 2290 filing simpler. It even gives you a chance to auto-generate a Form 8849 if you are in need of one for the current filing period.




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