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Showing posts with label 2290 logging truck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2290 logging truck. Show all posts

Thursday, May 24, 2018

It's Time to File Your IRS Form 2290 HVUT

 It's Time to File Your IRS Form 2290 HVUTAre you ready to file your Form 2290? We begin accepting 2290 e-filing starting in 6 days. Unfortunately, taxes can’t be avoided forever. No matter how fast you run or how hard you fight tax deadlines still slowly creep towards you. The only way to make it out unscathed is to file your IRS Form 2290.

Luckily for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) deadline, ExpressTruckTax provides a quick and convenient e-filing method so you can file your 2290 hassle free. Check out why ExpressTruckTax is the market leader in the 2290 e-filing industry.

It's Almost Time to File Your IRS Form 2290 HVUT

Using ExpressTruckTax saves you time. Instead of having to go wait in a long line at an IRS office, you can quickly e-file online with ExpressTruckTax. Plus, the e-filing process is incredibly easy. All you have to do is follow the step-by-step guide to complete your form in just a few minutes and transmit it directly to the IRS.

This year, starting on 6/1/2018, we're excited to share with you a few new features that will make your life easier. If you filed with us previously then you can copy your information from a previously accepted return to your current one. This way you don’t have to spend time re-entering your information.

With the bulk upload feature, you can quickly upload all of the information for your vehicles at once, helping those with multiple vehicles save time because they won’t have to enter their trucks in one by one. Use our Excel template or your own file to upload all of your vehicles at the same time.

File Your HVUT Tax Over The Phone

If you want an even easier way to file then contact our sister product, TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320. Their outstanding team will file Form 2290 in less than 5 minutes while you're on the phone. The process is as easy as a 5-minute phone call, and as a result, you’ll receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

If you need any assistance, call the dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team Monday- Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005. These US-based representatives are HVUT experts and will take the time to answer all of your questions and will even walk you through the entire filing process. We also offer live chat, so you can instant message a support representative while filing, and 24/7 email support at

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

What Is A Logging Vehicle For IRS Form 2290?

One question we often run into is "What is a logging vehicle for IRS Form 2290?" That is because when you file IRS Form 2290, you are asked to indicate whether your taxable vehicle is used for logging.

What is a Logging Vehicle For IRS Form 2290?

You might confuse the term “logging vehicle” with electronic logging devices. For Form 2290, however, logging vehicles are used to… well… haul logs. As in wood or other products from the forest.

How you classify your truck is essential because you can receive a reduced tax rate.

Check to see if your logging vehicle fits the IRS criteria to ensure you are paying the correct tax:

  • Your truck is exclusively used to transport material harvest from a forested site, Or your vehicle is used exclusively to transport harvested materials from one forested site to another forested site. If your vehicle runs between forested sites, it can use public highways in between those sites and still be considered a logging vehicle.


  • Your vehicle is registered in your base state (or any other state in which it is required to be registered) as a highway motor vehicle used exclusively for the transport of harvested materials from a forested site. Although the truck must be registered as a “logging vehicle” in your state, no special tag or license plate is required to identify the vehicle as a logging vehicle.

So, your vehicle should be registered as a logging vehicle, and it must be used to transport harvested forest materials only - but what does the IRS consider “harvested material”?

According to the IRS guideline, harvested products can include any raw timber taken from a forest, OR any timber that has been processed on the forested site for commercial processes, meaning the timber has already been sawed into lumber, chipped, or milled in some way.

If your vehicle fits these guidelines, then be sure to check the box “Used for Logging” when completing your HVUT Form 2290 to reap the rewards of a lower tax rate!

If you have questions about the status of your taxable vehicle, ask our team of experts. They know all of the IRS guidelines for logging, agriculture, exempt, suspended vehicles, and more! They are here to steer yours in the right direction!

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Know Your 2290 Vehicle Types: Suspended, Agricultural, Logging, Etc.

With the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline on August 31st quickly approaching we’re here to help with tips about the filing process, and where you can find some savings. We don’t want you to pay more than you have to. Plus, we want you to get the highest amount of credits that you can to claim a refund!

That’s why we’re discussing the different types of 2290 vehicles today. Some are subject to lower tax rates, will give you credits, and are even exempt from the HVUT all together!

2290 Vehicles 

It’s important to be aware that all of your qualifying highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of over 55,000 pounds or more must be reported on your Form 2290. The weight includes the vehicle’s chassis or the chassis and body, but not the load.

Qualifying vehicles include any self-propelled vehicles that are designed to carry loads on public highways, regardless if they’re designed to perform other functions or not. A few examples of other functions include being designed to carry special good or supplies, to carry passengers, or to carry permanently mounted equipment.

Logging Vehicle

This one is pretty simple. A logging vehicle is one that is exclusively used for the transportation of products like timber (logs) harvested from forested sites, or it exclusively transports products harvested from the site to and from locations within the forested site.

It’s important to list your vehicle as a logging one if it qualifies because logging vehicles are subject to lower tax rates than other heavy vehicles. Just keep in mind that your vehicle must be registered as a vehicle exclusively used for logging accordingly to the applicable vehicle registration laws in your state. 

Agricultural Vehicles

Agricultural vehicles are any highway motor vehicles that are used or expected to be used primarily for farming purposes. They must be registered under state laws are a highway motor vehicle used for farming purposes during the entire tax period.

A qualifying agricultural vehicle is one that is used for farming purposes for over half of the vehicle's use, based on mileage, during the tax period. These vehicles also require special tags or license plates to identify them as agricultural vehicles and are considered to be different from logging vehicles.

Agricultural vehicles count as suspended or credit vehicles if they’re used for fewer than 7,500 miles during the tax period.

Suspended Vehicles

A suspended or credit vehicle is a highway motor vehicle that is expected to travel less than 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period. This mileage limit applies to the total amount of miles it’s driven on the road, regardless of the number of owners.

Other suspended or credit vehicles include those that were sold, destroyed, or stolen and they must all be reported on your 2290. If they exceed the mileage limit during the tax period then you’ll owe HVUT for them.

While e-filing Form 2290 if ExpressTruckTax sees that your credit amount exceeds the amount of HVUT you owe then we will auto generate Form 8849 for you, so you can claim a refund or credit on the amount you paid to the IRS for these vehicles.

Exempt Vehicles

Vehicles that are exempt from the HVUT don’t need to be filed for, regardless of how many miles they travel. They’re 100% exempt from the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax! A few HVUT exempt vehicles include qualified blood collector vehicles, mobile machinery used for non-transportation purposes, heavy vehicles used by the federal government, and more.

E-File Now

Now that you know where you can save based on what type of vehicles you have head to to quickly e-file your Form 2290 and get your stamped Schedule 1 via email instantly. You can also call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a representative file for you over the phone.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team at 704.234.6005 Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST. We’re also available via live chat and offer 24/7 email support at
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