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Showing posts with label E-file 2290 VIN Correction for FREE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label E-file 2290 VIN Correction for FREE. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

E-File a VIN Correction for your Form 2290 for FREE!!!

It is always important to be extra careful when filing any form with the IRS. A small mistake could end up costing you more money or risking an IRS audit. However, if you E-File the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes through you have the ability to resubmit it until it is accepted at no extra charge. Likewise, if a mistake is made while entering the Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, a VIN Correction can also be E-Filed for free.

Entering the Vehicle Identification Number for heavy vehicles on the Form 2290 is typically a stumbling block for many taxpayers. This is due to the fact that the VIN is 17 Characters long and this needs to be added for each individual vehicle.

When paper filing this form, this would have to be written manually, but with an excel file of all the vehicles can be uploaded instead. This saves time and helps eliminate the risk of error.

Reminder: a VIN is 17 Characters long and does not contain the following characters:

If for any other reason an IRS Form 2290 is rejected by the IRS through the taxpayer will still be able to make changes to their tax return and resubmit it to the IRS until it is accepted. There is no additional charge for this service either.

Filing this form online only takes a few minutes and you will receive a stamped schedule 1 within minutes of filing this form online. Although the deadline is approaching, you will still be able to E-File your Form 2290 through our service anytime. If you have any questions, please contact us at our USA-based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

File The IRS Form 2290 Amendment for VIN Corrections Free Online

It is easy to mistakenly enter an incorrect VIN on the Form 2290. Correcting a VIN(Vehicle Identification Number) is very easy in our system. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form. In order to file a VIN correction, the taxpayer simply needs to file a IRS 2290 Amendment.

If they already have an account with us,they will need to click the orange 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside their account. Once they click this button, they will be asked what form they would like to file. They will need to choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk them through the VIN correction filing process. The drivers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax.

There is no charge to e-file a VINcorrection however they will need to enter a valid credit card in order to authenticate the filing. The card will not be charged.

We hope this helps. Please let us know if there is anything else we may do to be of assistance. If any of your drivers have additional questions about the VIN correction,they are more than welcome to contact our customer support line at 704-234-6005 and we will gladly assist.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax 2290 & IFTA: an Overview

What are they?
Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (or HVUT) is, just as it sounds, an annual tax on Heavy Vehicles that operate on public highways. The IRS Form 2290 is what is used by the government to collect this tax. It is a fee that the IRS requires all vehicles with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds to pay annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways. The tax collected 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.

IFTA is short for the International Fuel Tax Agreement, which is an agreement between American and Canadian jurisdictions to simplify the reporting of motor fuel taxes purchased and consumed. Under this agreement, one quarterly fuel use tax report is filed representing miles traveled, fuel purchased and used, and taxes/credits due in each member jurisdiction. The base jurisdiction then distributes the funds to each affected jurisdiction according to information contained in the quarterly fuel use tax reports. An interstate motor carrier operating "qualified motor vehicles" between at least 2 member jurisdictions (The 48 contiguous states of the US and 10 Canadian provinces) must have an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license and decals issued by their base jurisdiction. If you have the IFTA license, you must file the Quarterly IFTA Return to your base jurisdiction.

How do they Work?
Besides the fact that they are both fees imposed on heavy vehicles, these are both similar in that they are both very complicated through the traditional paper-filing process. The complications with IRS Form 2290 come from the difficulty of actually filing one. The trouble with IFTA is that it is an incredibly detailed system.

The IRS Form 2290 includes a Schedule 1 which must be stamped by the IRS. This can either be mailed to the IRS, which can take up to several weeks to process. It can also be taken directly to the IRS office, which can take several hours of your day. This must be accompanied by the proof of EFTPS payment.

IFTA requires drivers of Heavy Vehicles to keep trip logs of miles traveled as well as how much fuel was purchased in each state or province. IFTA must be filed quarterly and the filing date is the 30th of the following month. These trip logs are difficult to keep up because they require very detailed information. As mentioned earlier, these forms are then filed with their base jurisdiction. Most states do not provide E-Filing as of yet. Therefore most of the time these forms are mailed to the state.

One Solution for Both
A simple solution for both of these is to use an online E-File Provider. The most advanced of the available services is Express Truck Tax acts as a one stop shop for all truck tax needs. Through them, you can E-File your Form 2290 with the IRS. It also provides a way to keep online records of your mileage and fuel purchases for IFTA reporting. This can make the IFTA process much easier.
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