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Showing posts with label 2290 VIN Correction. Show all posts
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ExpressTruckTax Offers Free VIN Corrections

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Let’s face it, paperwork isn’t the most interesting thing in the world. Heck, it isn’t even close to being considered the 2nd most interesting thing in the world! When we sit down to fill out forms sometimes our minds wander and we accidentally enter in typos and mistakes. When this happens to you, it’s not your fault and you shouldn’t be punished. That’s why ExpressTruckTax offers free VIN corrections.

What’s My VIN?


Your VIN is your vehicle identification number. It’s a 17 character long number that throws in some letters and the font is usually small and hard to see. Therefore, unfortunately, it’s incredibly easy to make typos when entering your VIN on your form 2290. If you put the incorrect VIN on your 2290 then there will be hassles and headaches at the DMV later.

ExpressTruckTax wants to save you that trouble, that’s why we work with the IRS as a trusted and secure source to offer free VIN corrections and to get you your Stamped Schedule 1 in a matter minutes. However, the VIN correction isn’t the only free correction we offer, you can make any correction to your form 2290 at any time.

Also, e-filing a VIN correction is incredibly simple. All you need to do is create an account and click “Create a Return then click the ‘2290 amendment’ option to complete your free VIN correction.

You can either make a VIN correction for a return filed with ExpressTruckTax or make a VIN correction for returns created elsewhere or by paper. To put it simply, you can make 2290 corrections with ExpressTruckTax even if you didn’t e-file with us.

Then you simply fill out the VIN correction information and transmit your form the IRS. You can resubmit your forms as many times as necessary to make corrections and amendments for free. The next step is to relax because you’ll receive your updated Stamped Schedule 1 in a matter of minutes!

However, keep in mind that VIN corrections can only be made for taxable and suspended vehicles. They can’t be made for credit vehicles or for previously suspended vehicles. Also, when filing a free VIN correction you can’t combine it with credits that have been claimed on the same form.

Remember that the original form with the incorrect VIN on it must be paid for before you submit a correction or the IRS will assess penalties on top of the tax that you actually owe.

E-Filing With ExpressTruckTax


There’s no way around it, you have to file your taxes. Form 2290 and your IFTA returns are due every year, and they aren’t going anywhere. So, why not make the process of filing your taxes and returns incredibly easy with ExpressTruckTax?

When it comes to your form 2290 we offer step by step instructions on how to fill out the form, plus you’ll receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in a matter of minutes. You can also receive your Stamped Schedule 1 via text, email, and fax and submit free corrections.

With IFTA you can use our innovative tools for quickly entering your odometer readings, maintain your trip sheets and fuel records, accurately calculate your fuel tax and more. We provide everything you need to generate your IFTA calculations! 

Plus, we have an outstanding support team that’s always standing by to answer your questions. If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

E-File 2290s at the Right Price!

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E-File 2290s at the Right Price!
E-File 2290s at the Right Price!
2290 - seems like the magic number everyone has been talking about since last month, the month before that, this month, and next month.

But a 2290 is something that as a trucker–whether you’re a greenhorn or an experienced road warrior - you should know.

And no, “2290” isn't code for a rest stop or a crazy four-wheeler switching lanes every ten seconds. It’s a number - by that we mean a tax form - designated by the glorious moguls of the IRS to name the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax that all truckers have to pay each year.

When it comes to filing and paying this tax, there are a lot of options out there.
  • You could stand in a long line at the IRS office, only to get turned away when you don’t have all of the information you need. 
  • You could fill out the form yourself and then mail it, along with your money, to the IRS. 
  • Or, you could use the most-trusted e-file provider of 2290s, ExpressTruckTax, and never have to leave the comfort of your home or truck. 

We’ve been in the business long enough to have seen just about every type of problem you might experience when filing your 2290.

But we’re not just a place to complete and transmit your return, we also offer a whole heck of a lot of features too.

Check ‘em out!

ExpressTruckTax Features


First off, getting started with ExpressTruckTax is completely free. That’s right...FREE! All you need to do is create an account (or use the one you created last year) and then click file.

There’s no complicated programs to download or forms to print off—everything is done right from your phone, computer, or tablet.

You also have the option of using these other great features that come along in your account:

  • Complete e-filing of your 2290
  • Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes—sent by fax or email
  • E-filing Form 2290 amendments
  • 2290 VIN corrections
  • Unlimited submissions for rejected Form 2290s
  • Instant tax audit
  • Text notifications
  • Instant proof of payment notification
  • A friendly USA-based support anytime you need it


The Price


Don’t pay the price of trusting anyone else to file your 2290 for you.

Don’t pay the price when you are late getting your 2290 to the IRS.

Don’t pay anyone else to do the job for you when you can use ExpressTruckTax.

Trust me. ExpressTruckTax is the right price to pay for all of your 2290 needs. And we’ll be here year after year to help you.

After all, it’s truckers that keeps America running. ExpressTruckTax is here to keep you on the road.

Log in or create an account now with ExpressTruckTax and get to filing your 2290 before the madness at the IRS office sets in. Just visit ExpressTruckTax.com.

Related Blog: IRS Form 2290 Payment Methods


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

2290 Amendment Form: Fix Your Filing

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In the year 1919, Washington politicians decided the United States had enough to drink and passed the Eighteenth Amendment—also known as Prohibition. About 13 years later, the US Congress saw the failure of Prohibition, and repealed it in its entirety with the Twenty-First Amendment. Hey, we all make mistakes!





These days, it seems like everybody has something to say about amendments. While we know you have opinions about who can bear arms, let’s stay focused here, Trucking Nation.






Jokes aside, there’s a chance you might make a mistake when you file your heavy vehicle use taxes this year. For this reason alone, you can file a Form 2290 Amendment with ExpressTruckTax. What are these amendments for? They are for increased taxable gross weight, exceeded mileage for suspended vehicles, and vehicle identification number corrections.

Increased Taxable Gross Weight

If the maximum load your truck customarily carried increased, the taxable gross weight probably changed. When this happens, you need to calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on Form 2290. When filing, you just choose the Amended Return option, and document the month or date the taxable gross weight increased. This should occur on the last day of the month following the month in which the taxable gross weight increased.

Suspended Vehicles Mileage Exceeded

When a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit, you need to file this amendment. The mileage use limit applies to the total mileage a vehicle is on the road during a period, regardless of the number of owners. Mileage use limit for a heavy vehicle on public highways is 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).

Vehicle Identification Number Correction

If you filed a 2290 and somehow entered an incorrect VIN, you can file a VIN Correction Amendment to fix it. Now, VIN Corrections can only be filed for taxable or suspended vehicles and not for credit vehicles or for prior year suspended vehicles. When you file a VIN Correction, you must have already paid for the taxes due on the original Form 2290, or the IRS will assign penalties in addition to the actual tax. The good news is, VIN corrections are free if you filed your original 2290 with ExpressTruckTax!

With ExpressTruckTax, we make it easy to file Form 2290 Amendments. Not only do we make it easy, but you will also get your Schedule 1 for the new weight category in minutes!

While you may not need a 2290 Amendment, we’re here to answer any questions about 2290 filing you come across. Reach our dedicated, bilingual customer support team by phone at 704.234.6005, live chat, or by email.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

How to Choose a Service Provider for Form 2290?


If you are required to file HVUT, or Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, then you are familiar with the IRS Form 2290.  If you have been paying these taxes for many years, then you likely to be more familiar with the process for paper filing. However, there have been some huge technology advances in the past few years and the IRS does now accept and encourage taxpayers to E-File their 2290 Form.  

There are several online service providers for the IRS Form 2290, and you need to select the one that is right for you!  In making these decisions, there are a few things that you should consider. When you select a provider, make sure that they are an authorized IRS E-File Provider, make sure that they can handle all of your truck tax needs, and it is best to find a provider that is entirely web-based.

As for the Authorized E-File Providers, you should look on their website for a statement that they are indeed authorized by the IRS to E-File. You can also refer to the IRS Website to see a complete list of Authorized E-File Providers.  

If you are filing Truck Taxes for more than just the Form 2290, such as IFTA, or Form 8849 then it would be beneficial to have them all filed from the same place. Some service providers are exclusively for Form 2290, or Form 8849, etc. It would be most economical and convenient to get them all filed in the same place.

The benefits of a web-based system are many. If the system is not web based, then there is less reason to use them.  The IRS recommends E-Filing because of it’s speed and security. If you are required to download lots of files and store information on your computer, your system is not completely web based. The benefits of a web-based system are obviously the speed of transfer to the IRS when you are finished, but also the security of storing your information online instead of on your computer.  

ExpressTruckTax.com is one such provider. It is entirely web-based, they are a one-stop-shop for truck tax needs, and they are authorized by the IRS as an official E-File provider. If you need any help, you can also contact their wonderful, Customer support team!  They offer live chat & phone support Mon-Fri, as well as email support 24/7.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

IRS Form 2290: The Filing Process


Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, or HVUT, can be filed with the IRS by using IRS Form 2290 . This fee is required by the IRS for all vehicles with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.  This Form must be filed annually for heavy vehicles operating on public highways.

This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 that must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.  The IRS accepts this form by mail, but that can take up to several weeks to process.  This form could also be taken directly to the IRS office, but that option can take several hours of your day.  This must be accompanied by a proof of EFTPS payment.  

It is required that this form be filed annually for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the tax year.  The tax year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.  A Form 2290 must also be filed when a vehicle is placed in service.  The due date for that is the last day of the following month.  For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on January 5th, the Form 2290 will be due on February 28th.  

Even though there are thousands, if not millions, of Heavy Vehicles that are required to file the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, 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.  www.ExpressTruckTax.com allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically!  

Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to E-File Form 2290.  This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes.  The file is electronically submitted to the IRS, and within minutes the file is processed by the IRS and sent back to the person filing.  The form will then contain a watermark from the IRS as proof that it has been processed.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ExpressTruckTax Offers FREE VIN Corrections!

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Everyone Makes Mistakes. 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!

This is an exclusive offer that no other E-Filing Service for truck taxes is offering. The filing process for this only takes a few minutes and the best part of it all is that it is also totally 100% FREE.  To Clarify, Express Truck Tax allows anyone to correct the VIN Number on any previously filed IRS Form 2290. 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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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tax Credit Vehicles (IRS Form 2290)

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You may be surprised to know that you can file an IRS Form 2290 to claim a credit for certain Heavy Vehicles in some scenarios.  You can also E-File an IRS Form 2290 for these credit vehicles through www.expresstrucktax.com  

Heavy vehicles that were stolen, destroyed, or sold before June 1st and not used during the rest of the year qualify as a vehicle to claim a credit for.  If a heavy vehicle was used for 5,000 miles or less, or an agricultural vehicle that was used for 7,500 miles or less, it too qualifies as a credit vehicle.  It is important to also note that a credit, lower tax rate, exemption, or refund is not allowed for an occasional light or decreased load; nor is it allowed for a discontinued or changed use of the vehicle.

Although the rules that apply to credit vehicles may be complicated and confusing, ExpressTruckTax.com helps make it simple.  The filing process only takes a few minutes.  If you need any help, their dedicated customer support team can help walk you through the process.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

IRS Will Not Mail Form 2290


The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that they will not be mailing Form 2290 to taxpayers this year. This step was taken due to the increase in electronic filing. It also seems to be encouragement to file electronically as well. The IRS had legitimate reason to do this because filing electronically really is the quickest, easiest, and safest way to file.  

Fortunately, it has become incredibly simple to file Form 2290 or other Tax forms associated with the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) such as Form 8849. All you have to do is go to www.ExpressTruckTax.com and start filing. You can file your Schedule 1 for Form 2290, Form 8849, A VIN Correction, and Fuel Tax.  

This easy to use system allows the user to walk through the process at their own speed and asks questions in plain English, not confusing tax jargon. There are even special deals for Owner-Operators who need to file for multiple vehicles. Tax Professionals may also benefit from special pricing for multiple filings.  

Even if you still need help filing your Truck Taxes, Express Truck Tax has an excellent team of customer service professionals who will help you file your return in no time.  
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Monday, May 16, 2011

IRS Form 2290 Amendments

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When the information of the vehicle changes, IRS wants you to file amendments to the originally filed form 2290. There are three types of amendments available for form 2290.

    1.Additional Tax From Increase in Taxable Gross Weight
    2.Suspended vehicles exceeding the mileage use limit
    3.VIN Correction

Additional Tax From Increase in Taxable Gross Weight

This type of amendment is filed if the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases during the period and the vehicle falls in a new higher category. For instance, an increase in maximum load customarily carried may change the taxable gross weight.

When this happens, you Need to calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on Form 2290, line 3. Also you need to check the Amended Return box and to the right of “Amended Return” write the month the taxable gross weight increased. This should be by the last day of the month following the month in which the taxable gross weight increased.
      
With ExpressTruckTax.com, we make it easy to file this increase in taxable gross weight and accurately calculate the difference in tax due to IRS.  You will also get your Schedule 1 for the new weight category in minutes.

Suspended vehicles exceeding the mileage use limit

This type of amendment is filed if a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit. Mileage use limit for a heavy vehicle on public highways is 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles). The mileage use limit applies to the total mileage a vehicle is on the road during a period, regardless of the number of owners.
You to need to calculate the tax on Form 2290, page 2, based on the month the vehicle was first used in the period. File the amended Form 2290 and Schedule 1 by the last day of the month following the month in which the mileage use limit was exceeded.

With ExpressTruckTax.com, we make it easy to file this amendment and accurately calculate the tax due to IRS.  You will also get your Schedule 1 for the weight category in minutes. 

VIN Correction

VIN Correction is filed if you have made a mistake in any of the VIN in the previously filed Form 2290.

VIN Corrections can be only done for Taxable or suspended vehicles and not for credit vehicles or for prior year suspended vehicles. When you file a VIN Correction Form 2290, you can’t combine it with claiming credits on the same form. The wrong VIN must have been paid for in the original form 2290. Otherwise, the IRS will assign penalties in addition to the actual tax.

ExpressTruckTax.com offers Efiling of VIN Correction with no strings attached. You can efile VIN Correction and get your corrected Schedule 1 in minutes. 
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Organizing IFTA(International Fuel Tax Agreement)

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The International Fuel Tax Agreement, or IFTA, requires certain vehicles to pay a Fuel Tax to each state that it was driven in. IFTA is a tax collection agreement among the 48 contiguous United States and the 10 Canadian Provinces bordering the US.

IFTA requires a report for each vehicle of how many miles were travelled as well as the amount of fuel that was purchased in each state or province. This helps accurately allocate how the payments collected through IFTA are distributed.  For example, if a vehicle drove through a state, but did not purchase any fuel in that state, part of the vehicle’s IFTA payment would be distributed to the state without any fuel purchases because it used the roads of the state, but payed no taxes for the fuel consumed within that state.

These reports can be very difficult to keep a record of, but fortunately, ExpressTruckTax.com has built a tool that can help drivers accurately keep a record of their Fuel Use. It is even possible to generate state IFTA returns online with this program. This program also has some built-in auditing features that can check for common mistakes made on these returns. This will therefore, limit your risk of being audited because of IFTA. Some of the features include, but are not limited to: State Adjacency Check, Abnormal MPG Audit, and Free Online Trip Sheets!
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What is HVUT- IRS Form 2290?

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What is HVUT?
The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, or HVUT as it is commonly referred to as, is the fee imposed by the IRS annually on heavy vehicles that operate on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.

The taxable gross weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the following:

  • The actual unloaded weight of the vehicle, when it is fully equipped for service
  • The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service normally used in addition to the vehicle
  • The weight of the maximum load that can be carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers typically used with the vehicle
  • For Buses, The taxable gross weight is its actual unloaded weight fully equipped for service in addition to 150 pounds for each seat provided for passengers and driver.
The Tax Calculations:
The tax year for Form 2290 starts in July and ends in June of the next year. If the gross taxable weight is from 55,000 to 75,000 pounds, the HVUT is $100, plus $22 per thousand pounds over 55,000 pounds. For over 75,000 pound vehicles, the maximum HVUT is $550/ year. The taxes are lower for logging vehicles.  Logging Vehicles are vehicles which are primarily used for transporting products harvested from the forest and is registered with a state agency as such.

Taxes are prorated for any vehicles placed into service after the month of July.

HVUT Exemptions:
There are a number of groups that receive exemptions from HVUT.  Such as:

  • Federal Government
  • State & Local governments, including the District of Columbia
  • The American Red Cross
  • Nonprofit volunteer fire departments, ambulance associations or rescue squads
  • Indian tribal governments (for vehicles used in essential tribal functions)
  • Mass transportation authorities
There are also a number of vehicles exempted from the HVUT:
  • Any vehicle not considered to be a highway motor vehicle — e.g., mobile machinery for non-transportation functions, vehicles specifically designed for off-highway use, and non-transportation trailers and semi-trailers
  • Qualified blood collecting vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations
  • Mobile machinery that is used for non-transportation purposes
Exempt carriers may be required to file tax forms with the IRS or notify the local department of motor vehicles (DMV) of their exempt status

There are other vehicles that are exempt based on the number of miles it is driven: The above vehicles are called Suspended Vehicles, but must be reported to the IRS.

What is the Purpose of HVUT?
The HVUT is a significant source of transportation funding in the U.S. In 2006 alone, the HVUT generated more than $1.4 Billion in Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenue.

The Federal HTF protects America's investment in its transportation infrastructure. In 2007 alone, Federal HTF receipts were $39.9 Billion, with $34.9 Billion dedicated to the HTF's Highway Account. The Federal HTF finances a wide spectrum of transportation investments which include:
  • Highway improvements (e.g., land acquisition, other right-of-way costs, preliminary and construction engineering, construction and reconstruction, resurfacing and restoration costs of roadways and bridges)
  • Highway and bridge maintenance
  • Highway law enforcement
  • Safety programs (e.g., driver education and training, vehicle inspection programs, enforcement of vehicle size and weight limits)
  • Congestion relief projects
  • Administrative costs (e.g., research, engineering)
Investment in our nation's highway infrastructure helps:
  • Save money, time, & lives
  • Reduce the amount and severity of crashes for all kinds of vehicles
  • Enhance the ability of emergency responders
  • Lower fuel and insurance costs
  • Decrease energy consumption
  • Ease congestion
  • Boost air quality
  • Increase mobility
  • Improve the efficiency of the movement of goods
  • Raise business productivity
  • Strengthen the nation's economic productivity
Since the vast majority of all funds contributed by states to the Federal HTF are returned through highway improvements, this is a direct incentive for state agencies to take necessary measures to enhance HVUT compliance.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

IRS Form 2290 VIN Correction Process

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       Create an account with ExpressTruckTax or if you are one of the thousands of people who are already users of ExpressTruckTax, sign in with your email id and your password.
       If you are new, you need to enter your basic business details before proceeding.
        You will then be taken to the dashboard, from here click “Create Return”. You will be presented with 3 options. Choose the option “2290 Amendment including VIN Correction” and further choose VIN Correction.
       You will have two choices now: Are you filing a VIN Correction for the return created in ExpressTruckTax or Are you filing VIN Correction for a return created elsewhere or by paper. There is no difference between two options, except that using the first option, the system will pull your past return and show the VIN numbers you want to correct.
       The next step is to enter theincorrect VIN and the correct VIN.
       You can make multiple VIN Corrections on the same return.
       When you are done, go through the next screens and note that there is no tax due to IRS as the taxes were paid when you filed the original 2290.
       Although, this service is free with no strings attached, the system will ask that you enter your credit card for verification. This is for the following reasons:
       The IRS wants to make sure the filers are real and who they say they are.
       Since there is no tax, spammers and crooks can simply use this system to overwhelm the IRS
       ExpressTruckTax is a very secure system and wants to make sure that real users are using it and they have a pleasant experience.
       After the credit card is verified, then it is time to transmit the return to the IRS.
       With ExpressTruckTax, it takes less than 5 minutes – day or night to get your corrected Schedule 1.
       You get your Schedule 1 by email and also by fax automatically if you have opted for it.
       During this process, if you have any questions, please call the US based customer support at 704-234-6005.
       Please be reminded that all this is free.
What you can’t do?
       VIN Corrections can be only done for Taxable or suspended vehicles and not for credit vehicles or for prior suspended vehicles.
       When you file a VIN Correction Form 2290, you can’t combine it with claiming credits on the same form.
       The wrong VIN must have been paid for in the original form 2290. Otherwise, the IRS will assign penalties in addition tothe actual tax. 
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