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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

IRS Form 2290 Payment Methods

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IRS Form 2290 Payment Methods
IRS Form 2290 Payment Methods
You can pay for your taxes with 3 different payment methods, but unfortunately, credit card and debit card are not an option.

However, you can pay your ExpressTruckTax Filing Fee with credit (or) debit. But that’s it!

So how can you pay for Form 2290?

Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW):


If you go with EFW for payment, the IRS will initiate an electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) from your bank, using bank details that you provide.

Of course, you want to make sure that you have enough funds in your account to cover the taxes due.

EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System):


Here’s the tricky one - the IRS accepts payments via EFTPS, as well. You need to schedule the EFTPS payment on your own and you are responsible for timely payment of the taxes.

Now, this option isn’t for everybody and most single truck filers won’t have this as an option. To find out more, visit the EFTPS website or call 1-800-555-4477.

For Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) payments to be on time, you must initiate the transaction at least 1 business day before the date the payment is due.

Check (or) Money Order:


You can also send your payment by check or money order, but not by cash. When you pay by check or money order, you need to print the completed payment voucher - 2290-V, page 5 of the completed form 2290.

Make your payment payable to the United States Treasury, and then write your name, address, EIN, "IRS Form 2290" and the date (as entered in Box 3) on your payment. Detach the voucher 2290-V and send it with your payment.

If you have filed electronically, don’t send IRS Form 2290 and Schedule 1 with the payment voucher. Don’t staple your payment to the voucher or IRS Form 2290, either.

Send the payment and voucher 2290-V to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 804525,
Cincinnati, OH 45280-4525



Just to reiterate, you cannot pay for your 2290 taxes with a credit or debit card! We accept the payment only for the filing fee.

If you have any questions about payment methods, reach out to our awesome support team at ExpressTruckTax by phone at 704.234.6005.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

E-File a Federal Tax Form 2290 and get a Stamped Schedule 1 in Minutes

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In order to E-File IRS Form 2290 and get a stamped Schedule 1, the process can be rather complicated. Fortunately, ExpressTruckTax has a solution to make this filing process as simple as possible.
Here are the traditional instructions:
  • The First Step to Receive a Stamped Schedule 1 for your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is to fill out the IRS Form 2290. The Schedule 1 is generated by the information entered in this form. This can be done either by hand or online.
  • This Form then needs to be taken to the nearest IRS Office along with a proof of payment or proof of EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) Payment. This could also be mailed to the IRS as well.
  • If the form is mailed to the IRS, it can take 4-6 weeks before it is processed.
  • If the form is actually taken to the IRS, the nearest office may be many miles away. There can also be very long waiting period at the IRS office of up to several hours.
  • Both options are very time consuming.
  • The IRS will then review your Form 2290 and when it is verified, they will stamp it and return a portion of it to the taxpayer.
The Stamped Schedule 1 is required in order to register a vehicle. So it can be very stressful to wait until the last minute to register your vehicle because you are waiting for the IRS to send you a stamped schedule 1.

Although these are the traditional ways of getting a Stamped Schedule 1, an easier way has come about in the past few years. E-Filing has become more and more popular among taxpayers and tax professionals. The IRS itself recommends E-Filing as their preferred method for filing most tax forms. A leading provider of this service for those in the Trucking or Transportation industry is www.ExpressTruckTax.com.

Instead of waiting for hours or up to 6 weeks for the IRS to stamp your schedule 1 and send it back to you, Express Truck Tax will get your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing. When you login to the site, you can enter the information for the Form 2290, and Express Truck Tax will then create a Schedule 1 based on that information. That form will be sent to the IRS electronically, and they will then send the stamped Schedule 1 back to Express Truck Tax, who will then automatically email the file to the taxpayer.

This document can also be faxed as well as emailed to the taxpayer as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will be transmitted with a watermark as well as an IRS E-File logo since the document will not be physically stamped. When ExpressTruckTax sends the Stamped Schedule 1 to the taxpayer, it will be sent as a pdf attachment. Although the form will not be physically stamped, the official E-File watermark serves as an official IRS stamp.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HVUT IRS Form 2290 Penalties

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The law provides penalties for failing to file returns or pay taxes when due. There are also penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.

Penalties for HVUT non-compliance are costly to motor carriers. The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by Due date is equal to 4.5 percent of total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.

Based on these rates, an HVUT liability that was originally $550 would climb to over $700 by the end of the five-month period of delinquency. In addition to these federal penalties, many states suspend the registrations of vehicles for which proof of HVUT payment has not been provided.

Penalties for HVUT non-compliance for states are even more costly. The Secretary of Transportation has the authority to withhold up to 25 percent of the state's Interstate Maintenance funds [23 U.S.C. 104(b)(5)] if it fails one of its periodic compliance reviews.

When an examiner detects non-compliance, any findings should be presented to management in the FHWA division office. Based on the assessment performed by FHWA division management, the matter may need to be brought to the attention of the U.S. DOT Office of Inspector General (OIG). If the OIG launches an investigation, the compliance review report will be delayed because information presented within it could be used as evidence during the criminal investigation.

Once all criminal investigations and prosecutions are complete, a finding of non-compliance may be made public. The procedures for dealing with a finding of non-compliance are detailed in 23 CFR 369.12-369.17. In the event that a state is found to be in non-compliance, the following procedures are followed:

• The Division Administrator notifies the Governor via certified mail of the finding of nonconformity
• The state is given 30 days to request a meeting to present evidence to overturn the nonconformity finding or to identify steps taken to bring the registration program into conformity
• The state has the option to present evidence in written form
• If the finding is changed to compliant, the Administrator issues a final decision and the matter is concluded
• A finding of nonconformity requires the authorization of the Secretary of Transportation and must be served on the Governor or his or her designee

Where is Form 2290 filed?

It’s possible to paper file your Form 2290 with the IRS, visit www.irs.gov for more information on paper filing. The IRS encourages all filers to file electronically, and it is required of those reporting 25 or more vehicles. You can get your filing done at Expresstrucktax.com and save time and money. IRS authorized e-filers like http://www.Expresstrucktax.com have additional information and contextual help windows to make filing taxes less taxing.

Make sure to have your name and business name, location, EIN, and the VIN of every vehicle you wish to file.
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Monday, November 14, 2011

A Record Number of IRS form 2290 Filings with Express Truck Tax

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On November 1, 2011 the IRS began accepting E-Filing of the IRS Form 2290 for the 2011 - 2012 Tax Period. Since then, there has been a record amount of E-Filing of the Form 2290 through ExpressTruckTax.com. Due to a delay in the filing process, the Form 2290 is due by November 30 for each vehicle that has a First Use Month of July, August, September, or October of this year. Due to this short filing season, it is especially beneficial to E-File this Tax Return online.

Thousands have already used ExpressTruckTax.com to file this form for filing Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. HVUT is an annual tax which is imposed on heavy vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more that operate on public roads. The funds from this tax help fund highway projects.

Some of the benefits to filing a HVUT return with Express Truck Tax include the following:

File with ExpressTruckTax and receive:
• The Best Value in the Industry
• Account setup and full service support for free
• Free VIN Corrections
• Receive Stamped Schedule 1 back in Minutes
• Automatic notification to your trucking/leasing company

Award Winning US-based Customer Support:
• Based in Rock Hill, South Carolina
• Personal account manager for your business
• Live phone, email, and chat support
• Help text and videos throughout the application
• Tax Professionals and IT Experts ready to help at a moment’s notice
• File online or over the phone
• 98% customer approval rating
• Trusted by many of the largest carriers and service providers in North America

A State-of-the-Art Application:
• Most features available
• Receive Email, Fax, and FTP copies of your Schedule 1
• Bulk upload taxable, suspended, and credit vehicles
• Automatically generate refund or credit applications (Form 8849)
• Maintain unlimited businesses and unlimited vehicles with a single login

Don’t waste any more time! Get your Form 2290 Filed today and join the thousands of others who have received their Schedule 1 in minutes! HVUT is due on November 30. You can always contact Express Truck Tax for any Truck Tax questions!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to Pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with IRS Form 2290?

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Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, must be filed annually by the registered owners of heavy highway vehicles used on public roads. This tax is typically collected for the tax period which ranges from July to June of the next year. Until recently, these forms had to be paper filed either in the IRS office, or by postal mail. The IRS has recently begun to accept and encourage taxpayers to E-File this return now.

ExpressTruckTax.com is an IRS authorized E-File provider for this form. To file this form electronically using this service, it takes only a few minutes of your time. Once the form is submitted to the IRS, the taxpayer will receive a Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing in an email as a pdf attachment.

To pay this tax, the IRS offers several different methods of payment. They accept Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, and Check or Money Order.

An Electronic Funds Withdrawal can be from either a checking or savings account. All that is needed to set this up is a routing number and an account number.

EFTPS stands for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. To pay using this method, one must already have an account set up with EFTPS. If you do not already have an EFTPS account, it can take 2 weeks or more to create one.

And of course there is also the option to pay either by check or money order. For either of these forms of payment, you can download a payment voucher from Express Truck Tax after you have gone through the process of filing. If you selected to pay by check or money order, you will have the option to download a Payment voucher from the Action column of the dashboard of your account. With this voucher, you can mail the check or money order to your local IRS office. Even if you select to pay by check or money order, you can still E-File the Form 2290 instantly. The Form will still be accepted by the IRS and the person filing will still receive a stamped schedule 1 within minutes. The check or money order would be due by November 30th.

To pay the minor processing fees to Express Truck Tax, you can pay by debit card, credit card, or by an Electronic Funds withdrawal. If you choose to pay by electronic funds withdrawal, you can use the same account that the taxes were paid from.

For Service providers such as tax professionals or Trucking associations that need to file many 2290 Forms. Express Truck Tax also offers several prepayment options. This includes buying credits for future returns, unlimited returns per client, and unlimited filings for the year for various prices.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Filing Process for IRS Form 2290 in November 2011-2012

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In order to file the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT), Express Truck Tax has made the process Quick, Simple, and Easy-to-use. When you use Express Truck Tax to E-File a Form 2290, the process takes just a few minutes. Choosing to E-File this return is much simpler than paper filing. Instead of using a confusing form full of tax jargon, Express Truck Tax has simplified the form to plain English. It is just a series of questions, mostly pertaining to basic business information. The process is broken down into several short and to-the-point sections.

The first step to Filing the Form 2290 Online is to go to ExpressTruckTax.com an IRS Authorized E-File Provider for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. From this page, you can get started on a Form 2290, IFTA filing, or sign up as a service provider. To login, just click on the Sign-Up button. From here, just enter some basic information to set up you Express Truck Tax account. (Please note: it is totally free to create an account. You only pay per return)

After signing up, you will be taken to the Dashboard of your account. This page displays your basic business information as well as the status of your most recent returns. From here, you can add new businesses to file for, as well as create new returns. To File a new 2290, just click on Create New Return at the bottom of the page.

The first thing that will be asked is the First Use Month of the vehicle as well as the year that you are filing for. If the vehicle has been on the road since last year, then select July 2011 as the first use month because that is the first month of the tax period.

On the next section, you can add heavy vehicles. There are several categories to add them to. They can be Taxable Vehicles, Suspended Vehicles, Prior Year Suspended Vehicles, Sold/Destroyed/Stolen Vehicles, or Low Mileage Credit Vehicles. Taxable Vehicles are normal heavy vehicles that travel a minimum of 5,000 miles per year. Suspended Vehicles fall below the 5,000 mile threshold (7,500 if agricultural) and no taxes are due for these, but they must still be filed for. Prior Year Suspended Vehicles are vehicle that were filed for previously, but they either exceeded the mileage threshold or the vehicle was sold. Sold/Destroyed/Stolen Vehicles are just as they sound - sold, destroyed, or stolen before June 1. Low Mileage Credit Vehicles are recorded if taxes were paid for a vehicle in the previous year, but the vehicle never exceeded the mileage threshold.

After selecting the type of payment for the taxes due, the system performs an internal audit of the information that was submitted. This audit checks for any basic errors that may have been made.

You can then select how you would like to pay the IRS. The IRS accepts Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, and check or money order. An electronic funds withdrawal would instantly withdraw the payment from a bank account within 5 business days. EFTPS stands for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. It is a government program, but in order to use it you must already have an EFTPS account (this can take at least 2 weeks to create). A check or money order can also be used to pay the taxes due. In order to use this method, you will need to print a payment voucher from the Express Truck Tax website then mail that to your local IRS office.

Before you finish, ExpressTruckTax.com offers many additional services such as an automated text message to your cell phone as soon as the Schedule 1 is available. You can also have the form faxed to anyone including your leasing company, trucking association, or yourself.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

IRS Form 2290 (HVUT) Payment Page Video

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If you owe taxes, there are several payment methods currently accepted by the IRS.

These include: Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, or Check or Money Order

If You choose to pay by Electronic Funds Withdrawal, you may pay using either a checking or Savings Account.

You will need to enter the US Bank Account Number and Routing Number in order for the IRS to process the payment. This information is typically listed on a check.

EFTPS, or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, is a government website that allows taxpayers to schedule Federal Tax Payments electronically.

In order to make payments using EFTPS.gov you must complete the EFTPS registration process, which can take 5-7 business days.

Lastly, you may pay by mailing a check or money order to the IRS. If mailing your payment, you must include the 2290V, or payment voucher, with your payment. You may download a completed 2290V, including mailing instructions, directly from your ExpressTruckTax account.
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