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Showing posts with label 2290 deadline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2290 deadline. Show all posts

Thursday, August 22, 2019

So, What's the Deal with the IRS 2290 Deadline?

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Truckers must file IRS 2290 by the 2290 filing deadline to avoid IRS penalties.
If you’re reading this article, you probably know that you need to file your IRS 2290 soon.

But did you know that the 2290 filing deadline is September 3rd, 2019, not the usual August 31st?

Maybe you’re wondering why the 2290 deadline is different.

Or perhaps you have some confusion surrounding filing IRS Form 2290 and paying your actual IRS 2290 payment.

Better yet, you might be thinking about how much of a hassle this is, and wondering why it’s necessary in the first place.

Well, you’re about to find out! I’m here to answer all of your IRS 2290 questions.

Form 2290 Due Date

Why September 3rd?

Normally, the Form 2290 deadline is August 31st.

This year, that date falls on a Saturday. The next business day would be Monday, September 2nd, but that’s Labor Day.

Therefore, this year, the Form 2290 due date is September 3rd, 2019.

You might be thinking about how lucky you are to get a couple extra days this year, but think again.

As tempting as it may be to wait until the last minute, how likely are you to think about filing IRS 2290 and paying your 2290 highway use tax after a weekend and holiday…?

Trust me. File today or, at the very latest, file August 30th. That way you’ll ensure that the 2290 deadline is met.

Plus, if there are any issues or your IRS Form 2290 is rejected and you need to make corrections, you’ll have time to do so before the Form 2290 due date.

I'm not asking much. If you file with an IRS-authorized e-file provider like ExpressTruckTax the whole process takes as little as 10 minutes.

Seriously, just get it over with.

What About the IRS 2290 Payment?

So, you might’ve heard that if you can’t afford to pay your IRS 2290 payment right now, you should go ahead and file IRS Form 2290 anyway.

This is true.

Failing to file IRS Form 2290 by the 2290 filing deadline will result in a penalty of 4.5% of the 2290 highway use tax due. This will increase monthly for up to 5 months.

However, the penalty for failing to pay your IRS 2290 payment is only 0.5% of your total tax amount, plus additional interest of 0.54% per month.

Even if you can’t afford to pay your IRS 2290 payment right now, you should still file.

If you file, but do not pay your full 2290 highway use tax amount, you’ll face a much lower penalty (0.5% compared to 4.5% of the total tax due).

Maybe you can pay by September 3rd, but not by tomorrow.
Truck drivers are required to file IRS Form 2290 and make their IRS 2290 payment by the Form 2290 due date. File today anyway.

You don’t want to get stuck with a rejected return or worse, without a  2290 Schedule 1

You may face unexpected penalties.

You never know what could happen. Take a moment to file now.


When Will I Get My 2290 Schedule 1?

Your 2290 Schedule 1 is a huge part of why it’s so critical for you to file on time.

An updated 2290 Schedule 1 is necessary for operation, including anything from renewing your tags to traveling internationally or renewing your IFTA license.

If you file IRS 2290 online with ExpressTruckTax, you’ll get a copy of your 2290 Schedule 1 just minutes after IRS Form 2290 filing. It doesn’t get much easier than that.








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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Best Tips For Filing 2290 Form 2019 Quickly

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Truck drivers hurry to file 2290 Form 2019 before the upcoming 2290 deadline.
The IRS Form 2290 deadline is almost here!

This year, the IRS 2290 filing deadline is September 3rd since the usual August 31st date falls on a weekend.

We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to file IRS 2290 Form 2019 as fast as possible to avoid IRS penalties.

Let’s get started.

How To File 2290 Form 2019 Fast

Getting Started

Before you begin your 2290 filing, here’s some information you’ll want to collect to speed up the 2290 filing process.

- Your EIN (Employer Identification Number)

You must have an EIN to file. If you need an EIN, apply online with the IRS, or call TSNAmerica at (803) 386-0320.

- Your business name and business address
Enter business information at the beginning of the 2290 filing process.

- Your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
This number should be 17 characters, including both numbers and letters.

- Authorized signatory details

Sign your IRS Form 2290 online with a unique 5-digit signature PIN.

- Your vehicle’s gross taxable weight

The weight of your vehicle when fully equipped for service, minus the weight of you and the load. Find this number on your cab card or a sticker inside the door of your cab. (The number on the door may be outdated, so use the cab card number if you have it.)

- Payment information

ExpressTruckTax offers multiple HVUT 2290 payment options, including credit card, direct debit, EFW (Electronic Funds Withdrawal), and EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System).

You can also mail the IRS your highway tax 2290 payment via check or money order.

Form 2290 Filing Tips

Filing 2290 Form 2019 doesn’t have to be a hassle. In fact, with ExpressTruckTax, you can file IRS 2290 in under 20 minutes.

However, if an IRS 2290 mistake is made, the IRS will reject your form, forcing you to re-file.

To avoid this, ExpressTruckTax will run an instant error check on your highway tax 2290 before filing.

Also, if you’ve filed with us before, your information will be saved, further reducing the chance of error.

If you do end up making a mistake, ExpressTruckTax offers free VIN corrections and IRS 2290 amendments.

Can’t pay your HVUT (heavy highway vehicle use tax) amount right now? Don’t worry. The penalty for failing to pay your highway tax 2290 is lower than the penalty for failing file. File now, pay HVUT 2290 later.

File 2290 Form 2019 before the upcoming IRS 2290 filing deadline.

IRS 2290 Filing Steps

IRS Form 2290 online filing has changed the game for highway tax 2290, making the process faster and easier.

ExpressTruckTax is an IRS-authorized, e-file provider, dedicated to simplifying the online IRS 2290 filing process. Our secure, cloud-based software ensures safe HVUT 2290 payment and 2290 Form 2019 filing.

Simply follow these steps to file 2290 Form 2019:

1. Sign up for your FREE ExpressTruckTax account
2. Select “start new return”
3. Enter vehicle information and details
4. Calculate tax (ExpressTruckTax will do this for you with our IRS 2290 Tax Calculator)
5. Undergo an instant error check

6. Transmit your form and pay HVUT 2290

Once these steps are completed, you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes!









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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

This Is What Actually Happens If You Don't File IRS 2290

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Truckers file IRS 2290 before the 2290 deadline to avoid penalties.
The IRS Form 2290 deadline is creeping up.

Don’t end up blindsided. Filing IRS 2290 for 2019 by the 2290 deadline is critical, not only to stay compliant, but also to remain in operation and avoid fines.

Still not convinced? Don’t wait around until the end of August to find out for yourself, we’ll tell you what will happen right now.

Here’s a rundown of what exactly what happens when you miss 2290 deadline:

What Happens If You Forget About IRS 2290?

IRS 2290 Deadline

Normally, the annual IRS 2290 deadline is August 31st, but this year that date falls on a Saturday. 

Therefore, the 2290 due date is technically September 3rd.

We’re off to a good start. You’ve got a couple more days to file than normal.
But you’re busy. What if you still can’t find the time or motivation?

IRS 2290 Penalties

Here’s some motivation:

If you miss the 2290 deadline, you’ll face penalties. Let’s say you simply forget to file.

First, you’ll need to pay the IRS 2290 late filing penalty, which is 4.5% of the total HVUT 2290 tax amount you owe.

Then, you’ll face an additional .54% of interest each month that passes without you filing.

On top of that, you’ll still have to pay the original HVUT 2290 amount you owe whenever you do file.

If the reason for late filing was an error on your original IRS 2290 return, you may be able to avoid penalties altogether.

You can attach an explanation to your corrected 2290 for 2019 filing, showing reasonable cause for the delay. Even this, however, does not guarantee that the IRS will accept your statement and save you from the penalty. 

Avoiding Form 2290 Penalties

There’s an easy fix for avoiding IRS Form 2290 penalties:

File HVUT 2290 before the 2290 due date!

Failing to file HVUT 2290 for 2019 before the 2290 due date can lead to heavy penalties.

The Form 2290 deadline is usually August 31, but since that falls on a weekend this year, it is September 3rd. 

You really have no excuse not to file on time. Especially with ExpressTruckTax as an option.

ExpressTruckTax allows you to file IRS 2290 for 2019 online quickly and easily. 

Plus, you’ll get your Schedule 1 just minutes after you’ve submitted your return.

It doesn’t take long, and you can file from anywhere. Knock it out today and forget about the 2290 due date until next year.







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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Your HVUT Form 2290 is Due Next Thursday

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Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290
What’s on your mind? The fact that it’s pretty hot and humid at this point during the summer, the fact that Labor Day is almost here to enjoy, or the fact that your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 is due by next Thursday, on August 31st?

If your mind isn’t on the deadline, then it should be, for at least 5 minutes, because that’s all it takes to quickly and conveniently file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax in order to receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within about 15 minutes, depending on IRS volume. Also, so you can become a HVUT expert we have put together a list of HVUT facts.

All About The HVUT


So what exactly is the HVUT? It is the tax assessed on the use of public highways by heavy vehicles with gross weights of 55,000 pounds or more. The taxes collected are used to repair, maintain, and build public highways.

You must file HVUT Form 2290 for every taxable highway motor vehicle that is required to be registered in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use period.

A taxable highway motor vehicle is one with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more and includes any self-propelled vehicle designed to carry loads over public highways, regardless if it’s designed to perform other functions. A taxable vehicle consists of a chassis or a chassis and a body but does not include the load.

E-filing App For Form 2290 HVUT
The current HVUT tax period began on July 1, 2017, and will end on June 30, 2018. The HVUT is based on your first use month and is due by the last day of the month following the first use month. For example, if you first use your truck in October then your Form 2290 will be due by November 30th. Because a majority of truckers first use their trucks in July, the last day of the following month, which is August 31st is a huge deadline day.

As a result of filing your Form 2290, you will get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 which serves as your proof of payment. It actually has a digital watermark stamp that includes the time that the IRS approved and accepted your Form 2290. Your stamped Schedule 1 is very important because you need it to register new vehicles and to renew your vehicle tags. Without it, you will be operating illegally.

Luckily filing Form 2290 is extremely easy and some of your information can be found on previous stamped Schedule 1s. All you need to file is your business name, address, and EIN (Employer Identification Number). For your vehicles, you need the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and taxable gross weight.

How to E-File Form 2290?


You can actually file Form 2290 in 5 minutes or less with ExpressTruckTax. Simply head to ExpressTruckTax.com or download the ExpressTruckTax app to your smartphone or tablet and follow the step-by-step e-filing guide to instantly complete your Form 2290. Then you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within about 15 minutes.

For an even easier way to file call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a US-based representative file for you. All you have to do is answer a few questions during a short phone call, then your filing process will be complete and you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

Contact ExpressTruckTax


Our dedicated, US-based support team is standing by to help. If you need any assistance give us a call Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST at 704.234.6005, connect with us via live chat, or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Are You Prepared For These Tax Deadlines?

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How are things going? We know it’s a busy time since business picks up in the spring. Plus, you’re really focusing on driving carefully due to all the crazy storms that are popping because of unpredictable April weather. On top of all that, tax season is here!

Luckily you have ExpressTruckTax here to help out in any way we can by providing you with a simple way to quickly e-file your HVUT, calculate your IFTA totals, and inform you about upcoming tax deadlines. So, let’s take a look at what’s coming up.

Upcoming Tax Deadlines


Watch out, at the end of the month your first quarter IFTA report is due! The deadline falls on April 30th, which is a Sunday. Since the deadline falls on a weekend day, the actual IFTA deadline is on the next business day, Monday, May 1st. That gives you the entire weekend to calculate your IFTA totals!

But who wants to spend their weekend calculating when they could be relaxing and watching the game? That’s why we’ve made it extremely easy to quickly calculate and keep track of everything you need for your IFTA totals.

You can use the quick entry screen to keep up with your odometer readings, quickly calculate your totals with our fuel tax calculator app, keep up with your miles per jurisdiction with our trip sheets, and more.

Your HVUT is due annually on August 31st, so you may feel a little more relaxed about that deadline since you have all summer to file your 2290. However, if you have a new truck or new to you truck then your HVUT is due the last day of the month after your first used month. Meaning if you first use your new vehicle in April then your 2290 is due by May 31st.

ExpressTruckTax is the market leading HVUT solution because we’ve simplified the e-filing process to help you fill out your Form 2290 and receive your stamped Schedule 1 in a matter of minutes.

Our step-by-step guide will help you instantly complete your 2290, and our 2290 calculator will help you accurately calculate how much you owe. Plus, your vehicle information will be saved for next time, and we offer free VIN corrections. After you’ve transmitted your 2290 to the IRS you’ll quickly receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

All of that stuff is great for your truck taxes, but what about your personal taxes?! The Income Tax Return Deadline is quickly approaching April 18th! We understand that while you’re busy out on the road it can be difficult to gather all the information necessary to file.

That’s why we have your personal tax filing solution. Simply head to our sister company, ExpressExtension, to e-file Personal Tax Extension Form 4868. IRS Form 4868 is for individual and joint taxpayers to apply for an additional 6-months to file their personal income tax returns.

The process is easy, you spend a few minutes filling out Form 4868 and transmit it to the IRS by the April 18th deadline to instantly receive 6 extra months to file your return, pushing your deadline back to October 16th. Visit ExpressExtension.com for more information.

If you need to file while out on the road, no problem. Simply download the free 4868 app to your smartphone or tablet to file 1040 extension online at any time from any location.

Contact Us


Tax time is a busy time and it can also be a confusing time. That’s why the dedicated ExpressTruckTax team is standing by to help. We will be more than happy to assist you with any questions that you may have. Call us anytime Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005, live chat with us, or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

File Your 2290 From Any Location With Our Mobile App

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Truckers are always on the move, literally. They spend hours on the road making an honest living while transporting items from point a to point b. As they’re traveling around the country life doesn’t slow down for them, they still have the same tax deadlines as everyone else. That’s why ExpressTruckTax has taken a step to make life easier for truckers by providing them with the free ExpressTruckTax app that allows you to e-file the IRS Form 2290.

First, Here is a little about the HVUT Form 2290


The HVUT or Heavy Vehicle Use tax Form 2290 must be filed for every month that a taxable vehicle is used on public highways. The funds from this tax go towards the repair of public highways making the roads smooth and safe for truckers to use.

Qualifying vehicles for the Form 2290 include highway motor vehicles that have a taxable weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Highway motor vehicles include any vehicle that is self-propelled and designed to carry loads over public highways.

The type of load a vehicle carries as far as passengers, equipment, cargo, or supplies doesn’t matter because the vehicle weight consists of the chassis and body, not the load.

Your form 2290 is due the last day of the 2nd month after the month that your vehicle is first used. For example, if you first use a HVUT qualifying vehicle in February then your Form 2290 is due by March 31st.

Then after that for every year that the vehicle is in use during the taxable period beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th of the following year, you’ll need to complete your Form 2290 by the August 31st deadline.

The ExpressTruckTax 2290 E-Filing App


The free ExpressTruckTax app allows for people who are out on the road to easily e-file their HVUT Form 2290 in a matter of minutes. Then they’ll instantly receive their Stamped Schedule 1.

The app can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets and don’t even require you to have wifi, meaning you can literally file your Form 2290 from any location, as long as you have a little cell phone service.

When using the app you can quickly enter in your HVUT information and transmit it to the IRS in a matter of minutes. Then relax and sit pretty, because you’ll be sent a push notification from the app as soon as your Stamped Schedule 1 is ready.

There’s no headache involved when using this app because it provided easy to follow instructions. Plus, you can use the built-in 2290 calculator to quickly calculate how much you owe.

A copy of your Stamped Schedule 1 will be available for you to access within the app at any time for you to show traffic officers or people at the DMV. Proof that you paid your HVUT will always be at your fingertips.

If you form is rejected don’t worry. Will notify you of the rejection. Then with the app, you can quickly make amendments and corrections at any time, and resubmit your form to the IRS as many times as necessary for free.

Here at ExpressTruckTax, we’re committed to providing quality service at the best price possible. That’s why we allow you to manage multiple EIN’s under one account and offer discounts for bulk filers and even offer an unlimited filing option.

You can also save time by using your prepaid return credits to cover your 2290 filing fees.

Try ExpressTruckTax Today


Not only does ExpressTruckTax offer you innovative features to help you quickly and easily file your 2290, but it also includes tools to help you calculate your IFTA return! No other company provides this level of high-quality service for the lowest price possible.

We even have a dedicated support team that’s here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us via live chat, phone, or email.

Simply create your free ExpressTruckTax account to get started!
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Today Is the Last Day to E File HVUT Form 2290!

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Today Is the Last Day to E File HVUT Form 2290!
Today Is the Last Day to E File HVUT Form 2290!
Well, today is the day to file tax Form 2290. Our online e-filing program is primed and ready to go—and our dedicated customer support staff are standing by, ready to answer your questions.

Still unsure if you want to e-file Form 2290 for 2016-2017? We put together a list of the 8 steps required to e-file (and therefore get your stamped Schedule 1).

Trust us, you want to follow these steps and e-file before the Form 2290 due date passes. I mean, you don’t want to get hit with penalties, do you?

Step 1: Sign in / Create Your Account


First of all, creating an account is always free! We never charge you to create your account, and you don’t have to pay until you transmit your return. We’ll even let you create sub-accounts for employees, accountants, or anybody else

Step 2: Enter Your Business Information


At this point, you need to enter your business information. This includes your name and your Employer Information Number (EIN), which you need to make sure you know.

Step 3: Choose Your Tax Year and First Used Month


At step 3, you enter your tax year and first used month for the vehicle(s) you are filing for.

The tax year you’ll be filing for (for this deadline) will be 2016-2017!

Step 4: Enter Your Vehicle Information


After that, you need to enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) and the taxable gross weight of the vehicle(s) you are filing for.

If you need to, you can select if your vehicle is used for any special purposes, such as for agricultural use or logging.

Note: Logging doesn’t mean you use e-logs or any other type of mileage logging system.

Step 5: IRS Payment Options


There are several payment options for you to select when you e-file IRS HVUT Form 2290. We suggest that you make sure you’re familiar with the IRS payment options available, including:

  • Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  • Check or Money Order

Step 6: Summary and Audit Check


Before we transmit your 2290, we’ll check over your form to make sure it’s clear of any basic filing errors.

We can’t guarantee that you won’t be audited, but we can do our best to make sure nothing looks funky before we transmit!

Step 7: Transmit Your Return to the IRS


At this point, your return is ready to be transmitted to the IRS. Simply add your electronic signature and voila! We can transmit, and you’re done with Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return for the year!

Step 8: Receive Your Stamped Schedule 1


Want to know the best part? Shortly after you file, you’ll get your 2290 Schedule 1. That’s not bad!

Note: You can e-file 2290 directly from the ExpressTruckTax App?

As always, the team here at ExpressTruckTax will be here to help and support you through the e-filing process. Give us a call at 704.234.6005 if you have any questions!



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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

So You Need to Make a Correction After You E-Filed Form 2290?

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Making Corrections to Form 2290 After E-Filed
Making Corrections to Form 2290
As we near the heavy vehicle use tax Form 2290 deadline, it’s worth remembering that we do our best to make sure you’re covered throughout the year.

We offer Form 2290 Amendments for both our filers, as well as any filers who didn’t file with us.

Free VIN Corrections


When you file form 2290 online for 2016-2017, it’s not unheard of to rush through the process and find yourself a few months later in a sticky situation.

For example, if you realize your vehicle identification number was entered wrong during the deadline.

Instead of freaking out, head back to ExpressTruckTax and file a free VIN correction!

And if you didn’t file with us, no worries - it’s just a small fee!

Taxable Gross Weight Increase


After you file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax return Form 2290, your vehicle’s taxable gross weight might increase.

If it does, simply login to ExpressTruckTax and e-file a 2290 Amendment for a taxable gross weight increase!

Mileage Exceeded


If a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage limit, you need to e-file a 2290 Amendment. With a mileage exceeded, you can have us calculate and pay the excess tax for the year. All you need to do is e-file a truck tax Form 2290 Amendment for Mileage Exceeded.

So as we approach the 2290 truck tax due date, have no fear - we’ll be here to help you when you need to e-file a 2290 correction!


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Monday, August 22, 2016

ExpressTruckTax Mobile App: E-File Form 2290 on the Road

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E-File Form 2290 from the Road
ExpressTruckTax Form 2290 Mobile App
As we go into the final stretch with truck taxes, we want to remind you about the ExpressTruckTax mobile app.

We believe it’s one of the easiest ways you can file form 2290 online for 2016-2017.

All About the ExpressTruckTax App


If you didn’t know, we offer a mobile app for both iOS and Android. As a truck driver, you’re always on the go. Why not be able to access a saved copy of your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 and stamped Schedule 1 - anytime, anywhere.

Key Features of the App


What can you do with the ExpressTruckTax mobile app? Not only can you e-file truck tax Form 2290, you can do everything that you can do on the ExpressTruckTax website, and more!

With the ExpressTruckTax app, you can:
  • Automatically calculate your tax amount
  • Correct and resubmit any rejected returns for FREE
  • Add and manage multiple businesses and EIN’s with one account
  • Save time by using the prepaid return credits for 2290 filing fees
  • Take advantage of bulk pricing and unlimited filing options

Benefits of E-Filing with the ExpressTruckTax App


First of all, the app is free to download. You won’t have to pay until you e-file your 2290 form.

Secondly, you can take it anywhere. And we mean that! With the app in hand, you have the power to e-file whether you’re at home or on the road.

Best of all? You can receive a push notification once the IRS accepts your return! No more wondering!

When Is the 2290 Form Deadline Due Date?


The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline is August 31st, 2016.

Instead of pushing off the 2290 truck tax due date, download our app and e-file today!

That’s just over a week away. E-file now!


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Deadline Approaches - Have You Filed IRS Form 2290?

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The Deadline Approaches - Have You Filed IRS Form 2290?
The Deadline Approaches - Have You Filed IRS Form 2290?
Has there been a buzzing in the back of your ear? Do you feel like you forgot something, but can’t remember what?

Well, we hope you didn’t forget that the heavy vehicle use tax deadline is approaching!

This is your first of numerous reminders to let you know, it’s deadline time!

When is the Form 2290 Deadline?


The Form 2290 due date for 2016-2017 is August 31st. That’s a Wednesday—mark it on your calendar.

How Can I File IRS Form 2290?


Well, if you are looking to avoid pen and paper filing, you need to e-file IRS Form 2290. If you’ve e-filed with us before, you know how easy it is. If you’ve never e-filed a 2290 before, we’ll run you through your options.


  • Option 1: Head to the ExpressTruckTax website on your computer, create an account from the web, enter your business details, enter your vehicle information, and within a few clicks you’ll be done.
  • Option 2: Use your mobile browser or download our app, create an account from your mobile device, enter your business details, enter your vehicle information, and within a few clicks you’ll be done.


But have no fear, e-filers. With our easy to use interview-style software and dedicated customer support, you should have no problems this truck tax filing season!

So as the deadline approaches, you need to ask yourself—Are you ready to e-file Form 2290?


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Friday, April 8, 2016

4 HVUT Errors You’ve Already Made

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Sure, Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes aren’t due until August, but do you know the most common errors?

While we have audit and error checks built into ExpressTruckTax, there are always a some user-end errors you need to watch out for.

The last thing you want is for one to slip by the cracks and go unnoticed until it’s too late!

Hopefully you haven’t made any of these, but we will do our best to guide you through these troubled waters.

Your VIN Was Mistyped


Honestly, this is one of the most common errors we hear about. With vehicle identification numbers being a 17-digit string of characters, who can be blamed?

Since these codes are frequently entered wrong, we know that plenty of truckers have to deal with this.

Now, really this is between you and the IRS, because you might file with the wrong VIN and never know. Yeah, that’ll be bad if you need to present your schedule 1 to some aspect of the law.

And don’t forget, your VIN numbers will never contain an O, I, or Q, unless the truck is over 20 years old.

So if you entered the wrong VIN and filed with ExpressTruckTax, log back in and get a free VIN correction. If you didn’t file with us, you can still file for a VIN correction after paying a small fee.

You Are Paper Filing… Because It's the Stone Age


Sorry, we kid. We are a little gung-ho about e-filing, so we like to rag on paper every now and then.

But really, paper filing puts you and your trucking profession in unnecessary danger. The error rate on typical paper filing sits around 21%, while e-filing is less than 1%.

What other reasons should you e-file? I dunno, you hate doing paperwork by hand, and you’re not a mathematician. That counts for us, at least.

Plus you will get your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes.

You Don't Need a New 2290, You Paid on Your Old Truck


Oh yeah, you paid. For your last truck, not your new one!

Just because you have 2290s for your old vehicle, doesn’t mean you’re set on your new one. The IRS does not believe in a 1-1 truck transference, so you can’t either.

That means you need to register your new truck like you would your old one, except you e-file your 2290 based on the first month you use it.

Speaking of First Month


If you bought your truck this year, you will have a first used month unique to the purchase at a prorated amount.

Basically, you’re only charged from the first month you use the truck instead of your typical July/August filing date.

Since August is the deadline, you will still have to pay that deadline, even if you bought your truck in May or June.

Don’t make this common mistake! And if you did, it’s better to file late than never.

And One More, as a Bonus…


You’re not e-filing with ExpressTruckTax! With our built-in error checks, easy to use e-filing system, and Truck Zone business center, you have plenty of reasons to e-file with us.

Plus you get your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes, so you can get back on the road in no time.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 704.234.6005. Or shoot us an email at Support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

Are YOU making these 2290 errors?

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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Countdown is On: Getting Your EIN

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The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax season is drawing to a close, Trucking Nation! There’s only a few more days before the deadline and you need to have all your trucks in a row so you can e-file with ease.

The first thing you need in order to e-file your HVUT is your EIN. EIN stands for for Employer Identification Number and it is imperative that you have one before you file.

With only 4 days left to get your 2290s e-filed, it is past time to register for an EIN. Especially since it takes the IRS up to 10 business days for your EIN to become active. Before that your EIN will be rejected by any e-filing system and you will be unable to submit your Form 2290.

While there isn’t enough time for you to get your EIN and still e-file on time, you need to request one right away. Because no matter what you need to e-file! And the sooner you request one, the smaller the penalties.

In order to request your EIN, you can do it one of three ways.
  • You can go directly to the IRS website and request your EIN online
  • You can or call their EIN hotline at 1.800.829.4933, and request your EIN over the phone.
  • Or you can request your EIN through fax or postal mail.

If you don’t have time to get you EIN, or none of those options appeal to you. We have people who can take the reins and do it for you. Not to mention, they’re secure and affordable!

With our friends at Truck Services of North America, you can get your EIN without ever having to lift a finger. Since they specialize in permits, registrations, and helping truckers e-file for just about anything. Just give them a call at 803.386.0320 or email them at support@tsnamerica.com to get started.

If you’ve misplaced your EIN, we can help with that as well!

  1. If you’ve e-filed with us before, your EIN is stored in your account! Just login and view your business details, or a previously filed return and voila, you have your EIN.
  2. If you haven’t e-filed with us before, you can check with the bank or local/state institution you’ve applied for a license with. Both should have your EIN on record.
  3. Or you can always call the IRS hotline at 1.800.829.4933, and they’ll give you the EIN directly over the phone after verifying your identity. 

But whatever you do, don’t wait! You need to request your EIN right away and before it’s too late for you to e-file on time. Don’t pay the IRS more than you have to!

If you need any help with the EIN or e-filing your 2290s, then our dedicated support legends are here for you. Just give them a call at 704.234.6005 or send them an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/hour support in English and Spanish. And they’ll help you e-file in a flash!

With only 4 days left you don’t have time to delay, so e-file today!


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

How to E-file Safely & Securely

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When doing your taxes, security should be the first thing on your mind. And while ExpressTruckTax offers a safe, secure solution in order to e-file your taxes, you should be sure to go the extra mile to keep your own information secure.

ExpressTruckTax is and always will be secure, but to make sure you’re using our product to it’s fullest, here are some tips and tricks on how to be safe when e-filing.

Never Share Your Password


As a general rule of the internet, you shouldn’t share your password to anything with anyone. Giving someone access to private, personal information about your truck, your finances, and your taxes is a big no-no. So you should always keep your password to yourself.

If you need help, or have someone to file for you, make certain it’s someone you trust. Even then, your password should be your own. That’s why we have CPA accounts, so if you have an accountant who files for you, they can do so from their account

Never download files from unknown sources


If you don’t know the source, don’t download it! Downloading things from unknown sources puts you at risk. No matter what it is! Always make sure you’re on the right website, or you could risk getting a malware infection, and nobody wants that.

Since ExpressTruckTax uses secure servers and are McAfee Hackerproof, there’s never a risk when you e-file with us. And downloading documents from our website is secure too! So you never have to worry about a thing.

Reach our tax experts for instant assistance


If you need any assistance, or you’re having trouble with anything related to e-filing with us, we’ve got support! Our dedicated support team is here all year long to help you access files, access your account, and get ready for the new tax season. All you have to do is give them a call!

Staying safe online isn’t always easy, but with ExpressTruckTax, we promise to protect your information on our secure, hacker-proof servers. More info here.

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

And remember, Trucking Nation, you only have 5 days left to e-file your HVUT without penalties!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Benefits of E-filing Form 2290 Anywhere With our Mobile App

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E-Filing your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes can be a hassle, but with the ExpressTruckTax smartphone and tablet apps, you can e-file your 2290s with ease.

As leaders in the e-filing industry, we know how to treat our e-filers right. And with HVUT season ending in less than 10 days, we’ve got your back!


All you have to do is download the ExpressTruckTax app from the App Store or Google Play Store, and you can reap the endless benefits of e-filing anywhere! Plus we’ve still got the best value in the industry at just $9.90 for a single truck filing.

So prepare to be amazed, Trucking Nation, because the endless benefits are app can offer you will change the way you e-file your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

So join the e-filing revolution and take a look at just a few of the amazing benefits you can expect when you e-file with ExpressTruckTax.










2290 Tax Calculator App: With this specialized calculator app for iPhone and Android, you’ll never have to make another HVUT tax calculation. Our tax calculator will do all the work for you! In fact, you can find out exactly how much you owe in less than 5 minutes, and before you e-file. 

RigMinders App: RigMinders is a specialized reminder app just for truckers! RigMinders can remind you about trucking industry deadlines (like HVUT and IFTA) for your own truck, or a whole fleet. You can also program in personal deadlines, and maintenance appointments. It’s available for both iPhone and Android.








The Support Legends: Our dedicated support legends will be there for you every step of the way. In fact, they’re even here in the HVUT off season! And they’ll be ready to answer all of your tax questions at the drop of a hat, from right here in Rock Hill, SC. So be prepared for some legendary phone support, 24/hour email support, and chat support in both English and Spanish.

E-file Anywhere: With our app you can e-file anywhere. From in the cab of your truck, to your mechanic’s waiting room. Just follow three simple steps, and you’ll be done in 20 minutes or less! Then you can get your Stamped Schedule 1 and get back to your life.

Convenient Payment Methods: The IRS does not accept credit or debit cards for tax payments, but we do offer three easy ways to pay. You can pay through Direct Debit, EFTPS, or Check or Money Order.

Instant Audit: Before you securely transmit your return to the IRS, our automated system will scan it for errors. Just one more thing to make sure you e-file successfully!

Notifications: We have a 4 notification system when it comes to your truck taxes. Gone are the days of waiting on the edge of your seat to make sure your return has been accepted, and that you’ve gotten your Stamped Schedule 1.

Now we can send you a notification through email, text, fax, or all of the above. And we can even fax your Stamped Schedule 1 to anyone who needs it! Whether it’s your carrier, home office, or your spouse. And last, but not least, we can still send your Stamped Schedule 1 by postal mail if prefer to have a paper copy.








Automatic Stamped Schedule 1: You can get your Stamped Schedule 1 by e-mail automatically! All it takes is less than 10 minutes IRS to get your return, accept it, and send you a proof-of-filing. Then you can renew your registration, and you’re all done!

Retrieve Docs: You can retrieve important tax documents from your ExpressTruckTax dashboard at any time. You can even re-download, and reprint your Stamped Schedule 1 if you ever misplace it or need another copy.

You can do all this and more when you e-file from your smartphone with the ExpressTruckTax app. And if you need any help along the way, our dedicated support legends are here for you. All you have to do is give them a call at 704.234.6005 or send them an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/hour support in English and Spanish.

And don’t forget, you have less than 10 days to e-file before the deadline. Don’t pay the IRS more than you have to! E-file now to avoid paying penalties.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Countdown is On: How to E-file for Farmers

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It’s harvest time, Trucking Nation! And for more than just for crops. Your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes are due on your agricultural vehicle by the end of the month.

So get ready to renew your tags, farmers! Because keeping your tags up-to-date and filing your HVUT on time is a great way to stay in the good graces of the IRS. And you need to file your 2290’s so you’ll able to renew your vehicle registration on time, or you could face serious consequences and penalties.

Filing for suspended, logging, or agricultural vehicles is a little bit different than filing for a taxable vehicle. Because Agricultural Vehicles get a larger allotment of mileage before they are considered taxable and not suspended vehicles. For example, regular taxable vehicles have a 5,000 mile limit before they are no longer considered suspended, while agricultural vehicles have a 7,500 mile limit.

While the difference in how you file isn’t anything extreme, we’ve got a handy dandy guide to show you how to file specifically for agricultural vehicles.
How to File for Agricultural Vehicles

When e-filing for agricultural vehicles, simply follow the same three easy steps as usual, but with a slight twist when entering your vehicle information.

Step 1: Account Setup  




  • If you already have an account with us, all you have to do is login.
  • However, if you’ve never created an account with us before, then go ahead and select “Create Account," and then enter your email address and a password of your choosing to get started.
    • Pro-tip #1: To save time, you can also choose to login with your Google Account, or Facebook Account.
  • Next, enter your business details. Including your EIN, business name, and signing authority.
  • Select “File for Current Tax Year,” and then finally, click “Next” to move on to vehicle details.

Step 2: Vehicle Details


  • This is where you all all of your vehicle information. If you’re a returning user, chances are you have some vehicles saved in Truck Zone. 
  • But if you’re a new user, you have some choices on how to upload your new vehicle information. You can enter the vehicles one-by-one manually, or you can use an excel file.
  • Remember to choose the right section for your vehicle. Since you are using agricultural and farming equipment, your vehicle may be classified under suspended if you’re under 7,500 miles for the tax year. 


  • If this is the case, skip the taxable vehicle section and choose to add your vehicle under suspended instead.
  • If your vehicle has gone over the mileage limit, simply add your truck under “Taxable Vehicles” and move on to the next step.

Step 3: Transmit



  • Next, review your details and make certain everything is correct. Our system will also review your information for you, just in case.
  • And finally, you can securely transmit your return to the IRS, and get your Stamped Schedule 1 back via email in minutes.

That’s it! It really is that simple. Three tiny steps that are imperative for staying compliant and renewing your vehicle registration come tax season.

If you need any help along the way, just ask our dedicated support legends! You can give them a call at 704.234.6005 during our new extended business hours from 8AM to 8PM EST, or you can shoot them an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/hour support in English and Spanish.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

What to Know Before You Choose an E-file Provider

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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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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Countdown is On: Form 2290 Bootcamp

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled #TruckTechTuesday, to bring you 2290 bootcamp!

We know you must have questions, and we’ve got the answers. Here’s everything you’ve ever wondered about HVUT, broken down into one easy read. Because that’s what ExpressTruckTax is all about, making things easier for the trucking industry!

What is Form 2290?


IRS Form 2290 with Schedule 1 is a tax form that must be filed each year for all taxable highway vehicles that are registered, or required to be registered in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law.

That means if you own a heavy vehicle, a vehicle that has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, or have one registered in your name in the US, District of Columbia, Canada, or Mexico, you need to file Form 2290 and pay the excise tax every year!

When to File


You need to file your 2290 every year beginning in July. The regular HVUT tax year begins on July 1 and ends the following June. But tax for the year is due during the renewal period, which is typically from July 1st to August 31st of each year, giving you two whole months to e-file.

However, if you purchase a new vehicle during the tax year, then your HVUT is due the month after you purchase a new vehicle. Meaning if you purchased your vehicle in August, your HVUT would be due September 31.

When Is the Deadline?


The 2290 deadline to file for renewals is on August 31, every year. This means you now have less than a month to e-file! However, if you purchased your vehicle later during the tax year, your first-used month and your tax due date will be different.

You have a month to file after you purchase your new vehicle, for example, if you purchase your vehicle in October, your taxes are due at the end of November or you will face penalties.

However, it is better to e-file right away. That way you can have your taxes filed and out of the way until the next tax year, and you don’t have to worry about missing any deadlines and getting penalized for it.

When Do I Need to Renew?


You need to renew your HVUT every year during the renewal period. If you wait to file, you risk facing some pretty hefty penalties for not filing. That and you can’t renew your vehicle registration with the DMV.

Is This a State Tax?


No, unlike IFTA, HVUT it is a federally-mandated tax. As stated previously, if you have a heavy vehicle registered, or required to be registered in your name in North America, and Mexico, you are required to file yearly Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

If you have any more questions about the 2290 and how to file, our dedicated support legends are here for you! So give us a call at 704.234.6005 during our new extended business hours from 8AM to 8PM EST. Or you can send them an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/hour support in English and Spanish.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Countdown is On: E-file Before the HVUT Deadline

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If you haven’t filed your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes for this year, then you’re running out of time! You have less than a month left to e-file by the due date on August 31.

But before you e-file there are some things you need to know to get started. From your EIN, VIN, and Gross Vehicle Weight to the actual e-filing process, we’ve got you covered!

What You Need Before you E-file

  • Your EIN
  • Access to Internet
  • Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone
  • Your VIN
  • Your Gross Vehicle Weight

Once you have all that, it’s time to e-file. All you have to do is follow the simple guide below, then you’re all done!


How to E-file


With ExpressTruckTax you can rest assured the e-filing process is incredibly easy. In fact, just follow three simple steps, and you’ll be done in no time!

Step 1: Account Setup

  • If you’ve created an account with us, simply login to your account.
  • If you’ve never created an account with us before, then go ahead and hit “Create Account”, then enter your email address and a password of your choosing to get started.
    • Pro-tip #1: To save time, you can also choose to login with your Google account or your Facebook Account. 
  • Now you need to enter all your business details, including your EIN, business name, and any signing authority you may have. 
  • Then you can move on and e-file your 2290 for the current tax year.

Step 2: Vehicle Details

  • Now you need to add all of your vehicle information. If you’re a returning user, you can select the trucks you filed for previously using Truck Zone. 
  • If you are a new user, you can input your vehicle information one of two ways: 
  • You can choose to do it manually, entering one truck at a time
  • Or you can upload all of your trucks in one fell swoop from a, Excel file.
  • And remember, there are three different types of vehicles you can file for. So know the differences!

Step 3: Pay & Securely Transmit

  • Now all you need to do is select your payment method and transmit your return!
    • Pro-tip #2: The IRS only accepts three payment methods: Direct Debit, EFTPS, and check or money order. They do not accept debit or credit cards.
  • After you’ve decided how to pay, review your details on last time and make sure everything is correct. Our system will also review your information for you, just in case. 
  • Then you can securely transmit your return to the IRS, and get your Stamped Schedule 1 back via email in minutes.

Links to Help You E-file


If you have any questions about other parts of the e-filing process, or how to make sure you’re prepared, we’ve got tons of guides for you to follow!  Hopefully we’ve answered every question you could think of to ask, but if you still need help we have an amazing US-Based support team ready and waiting to help you.

Forgot Your Password?
  • If you forgot your password, don’t worry! Here is a step-by-step blog on how to recover your password and continuing using your ExpressTruckTax account.

How to Create an Account
  • If you’re a new user, this is the guide for you! We go over how to create an account with ExpressTruckTax step-by-step so you can begin e-filing and get back to your life.

FastTransfer Feature
  • The FastTransfer feature helps you save time by allowing you to copy your previous return for your current tax year. This guide explains how to utilize the feature in order to e-file.

Truck Zone
  • Truck Zone is your very own virtual garage. Store all of your trucks securely on our servers, and never forget a vehicle. This guide explains how this feature benefits you and how to use it.

7 Common E-filing Mistakes to Avoid
  • Everybody makes mistakes, but with this guide we’re hoping to minimize several common occurrences. Learn what to avoid and how to successfully e-file for the HVUT tax season.

6 Tips For Success this Renewal Season
  • Have a successful renewal season with these 6 easy tips on how to e-file!

The Do’s and Don’ts of E-filing Your 2290
  • Tips on how to make e-filing even easier by being prepared throughout the tax year.

If you need any help along the way, just ask our dedicated support legends! You can give them a call at 704.234.6005 during our new extended business hours from 8AM to 8PM EST, or you can shoot them an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/hour support in English and Spanish.

E-file today, avoid late penalties, and get back to your life!

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Monday, July 13, 2015

E-file Anywhere with ExpressTruckTax

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ExpressTruckTax just got a facelift.

 And now with our new look available for both iPhone and Android users, and our mobile website for Blackberry and Windows Phone users, you can e-file even more places in a flash!

Our apps have always been user-friendly and easy-to-use, but now it’s even easier (and prettier, if you ask us).

With tax season in full force, you’ll need all the help you can get! Remember, you only have until August 31st to get those 2290’s done.

When you e-file with ExpressTruckTax, either through our website or our new and improved apps, you can get your 2290’s securely transmitted to the IRS in just under 10 minutes. And once you’re done and you’ve transmitted your return, you’ll get your Stamped Schedule 1 emailed directly to you!

You can e-file anywhere and anytime. No matter where you are, if you have your smartphone (or tablet), you can e-file.

Whether you’re waiting in line on your lunch break, sitting in the shade in the park, or having a cup of coffee at a truckstop, if you’ve got 10 minutes, you can e-file!
Jair relaxing on a bench and e-filing his 2290.

With just three simple steps, ExpressTruckTax can help you file your 2290 and get right back to your life. No muss, no fuss, just a great product and superior e-filing.

How to E-file On-the-Go


To e-file with our new apps in a flash, all you need to do is follow three simple steps!

Account Setup

  • If you’ve never filed with us before, then you’ll need to set up your account. In order to do this, simply select “create new account” or choose to login with your Google+ or Facebook account.
  • If you’re a returning user, simply enter your information and login.
  • Now you can enter in your business details and your EIN number. Again, if you’ve filed with us previously, you can simply use the same business details and EIN that you filed with last year.
  • Then choose to file for the current year and move on to step two!



Vehicle Details

  • After you’ve entered your business information and selected to file for the current tax year, the next step is to enter the information for your vehicle or vehicles. 
  • You can do this in a number of different ways. You can import them from a CSV file, you can enter them in manually, or if you’ve filed with us previously, you can import them from your virtual garage in TruckZone.
    • Pro-tip: There are three different kinds of vehicles you can enter. Make sure you’re entering them all on the right screen or you may have to file an amendment (and owe the IRS more money).
  • At the end of this step you can enter in any low mileage credits, and then quickly and easily move on to step 3!

Pay & Transmit

  • The final step in the e-filing process is to pay and securely transmit your return to the IRS.
  • Simply select your payment method from the three types the IRS accepts: Direct debit, EFTPS, and check or money order. Then review your information and securely transmit your return to the IRS.
  • Your Stamped Schedule 1 will follow any minute. It’s just that easy!



If you have any questions or need any help through the e-filing process, our support legends are here for you. Our USA-based support team is ready to help you around the clock! You can reach them by phone during our new extended hours from 8AM to 8PM EST or by email day and night.

Give them a call at 704.234.6005 or send them at email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/7 support in English and Spanish.

Don’t delay, e-file today!

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