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Showing posts with label Federal Highway Use Tax Form 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Federal Highway Use Tax Form 2290. Show all posts

Friday, July 20, 2012

The IRS is Now Accepting the Form 2290 HVUT for 2012 - 2013 Tax Year


The IRS is now accepting the Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes for the new 2012 - 2013 Tax Period. Each Heavy Highway Vehicle weighing at least 55,000 pounds must be filed for on an annual basis with this Form 2290.

The Filing period for this tax began on July 1st and Ends on August 31st. 

Now that the IRS has officially begun to accept these returns electronically, you can File this Form online and receive a Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, you can use Contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Filing IRS HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax

Filing Form 2290 online is very simple through - An IRS Authorized E-File provider. All that is needed is basic information about the vehicle such as its first use month, taxable gross weight, and VIN. All taxable highway motor vehicles must file this form.

You may be asking yourself, what does the IRS consider to be a taxable highway motor vehicle? Well, the IRS considers Highway Motor Vehicles to be taxable if it is a self-propelled vehicle that is designed to transport a load over public highways. Such vehicles may include trucks, truck tractors, and even buses. The IRS does not usually consider vehicles like vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks, or other similar vehicles because they typically weigh less than 55,000 pounds.

The HVUT rates for these vehicles are broken down into 3 categories. Vehicles that are less than 55,000 pounds do not have HVUT because they do not qualify as a heavy vehicle. Vehicles between 55,000 and 75,000 pounds owe $100, plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 pounds. And last but not least, for vehicles that weigh over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 annually. allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically! This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes. Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to E-File Form 2290. The taxpayer will then receive the schedule 1 via email or fax as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will then be watermarked by the IRS instead of an actual physical stamp. Be sure to get this taken care of soon because the due date for all vehicles.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

E-File a Form 2290 Online and Save Time on your HVUT filing

Each Year, Heavy Vehicle owners must file an IRS Form 2290 in order to fulfill the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. This applies to all vehicles whose taxable gross weight is 55,000 pounds or more. This also only applies to vehicles operating on public roads for at least 5,000 miles during the tax year of July 1 - June 30. This mileage limit is different for agricultural [or farm] vehicles. Vehicles that are used for agriculture are allowed to travel up to 7,500 miles on public roads during the year and still remain exempt from the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.

There are three different categories for HVUT rates for these vehicles. Vehicles below 55,000 pounds do not have HVUT because they do not qualify as a heavy vehicle. Vehicles between 55,000 and 75,000 pounds owe $100, plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 pounds. Finally, for vehicles that are over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 per year.

Although it is rare, some Vehicles that fit the above description may be exempt from the HVUT and Filing requirements of Form 2290. To officially be exempt from filing Form 2290, the vehicle must be owned and operated by the following:

The District of Columbia
The Federal Government
State or local government
Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Association, or Rescue Squad
Indian Tribe Government (Only if the Vehicle is used for essential Tribe or Government Function)
American National Red Cross
Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles

As mentioned previously, a Form 2290 must be filed annually for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the tax period. The Tax Period is from July 1st, and ends on June 30th. A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service. The due date for each month is the last day of the following month. For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on April 3, the Form 2290 will be due on May 31. allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically! This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes. Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to E-File Form 2290. The taxpayer will then receive the schedule 1 via email or fax as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will then be watermarked by the IRS instead of an actual physical stamp. Be sure to get this taken care of soon because the due date for all vehicles.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

HVUT Form 2290 tips for Owner-Operators

The job of a Heavy Vehicle Owner Operator can be one of the most stressful and yet it is also one of the most vital for our nation’s economy. An owner operator’s job is not only physically strenuous due to the long hours on the road; it can also be mentally draining, confusing, and stressful due to the various regulations that are imposed on owner operators each year for their heavy vehicles. These highway regulations include Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) which includes the IRS Form 2290 as well as IRS Form 8849. Another tax that affects the trucking industry is the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA).

Filing IFTA can also be a very long and confusing process due to the amount of records that need to be collected and maintained. The reason for keeping these records is so that the Fuel Tax (IFTA) is accurately distributed to all of the states and provinces that were involved. For Example, if a driver drove through a state on its public highways, but did not purchase any fuel in that state, then that state did not receive any taxes from that driver. The Fuel Tax would redistribute the taxes so that certain states would not be neglected if they were used. Each driver must keep detailed trip notes for the number of miles that were traveled, and also how much fuel was purchased in each state or province.

The IRS Form 2290 has its own set of detailed instructions, sections. The first part, the Schedule 1, must be completed and stamped by the IRS in order for the vehicle to be registered with the Department of Motor vehicles. The traditional way to obtain this stamp from the IRS can be filed one of two ways. The form can be sent to the IRS office via postal mail and then wait for the stamped form to be sent in the mail, which can take several weeks. The other option is to file at the nearest IRS office and get it stamped in person. This is also a very time consuming option that often includes waiting in line for a long period of time.

Fortunately, these confusing processes have been made easier, simpler, and safer. serves as a one-stop-shop for all truck tax needs! Express Truck Tax allows drivers to E-File a completed Form 2290 online with the IRS and receives a stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. (The stamp is actually a watermark, not a physical stamp. State DMV’s will accept this as proof) The IFTA process is also much easier thanks to the online tools that Express Truck Tax has to offer. With features like online trip sheets and abnormal MPG audits, Express Truck Tax has what it takes to get you back on the road with as little paperwork as possible.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Express Truck Tax offers E-Filing for Form 2290 for as little as $9.90

0 makes filing truck taxes easy. With step-by-step help and an excellent USA based support team, an IRS Form 2290 or 8849 can be filed in minutes. is now accepting the IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (HVUT), for the 2011-2012 tax years. Their fast and intuitive system is as powerful as it is versatile. Whether it’s a one-man trucking company, or a national corporation with multiple fleets, everyone can get far when they’re rolling with Express Truck Tax.
Here are some of the services that Express Truck Tax has to offer:
Easy-to-Use System
-Contextual help and video guides with clear instructions appear throughout the process. They’ve done everything possible to make taxes less taxing.
Real-Time Notifications
-Get notifications about the status of a tax return through emails, text messages and even fax! The Schedule 1 can be emailed or faxed automatically to a trucking or leasing company.
Quick Credits
-While filing Form 2290, the system can identify credits and help users quickly and easily file Form 8849, so users get their money back from the IRS faster. An IRS Form 8849 is automatically generated when tax credits exceed the amount of tax due.
Bulk Upload
-Companies with more than 25 trucks are required by the IRS to e-file Form 2290. Instead of entering each truck one by one, entire fleets can be uploaded using an Excel spreadsheet.
Express Truck Tax is offering the greatest value in the industry for HVUT e-filing; there are also dozens of prices and packages to suit any company in any situation. Tax professionals can take advantage of deep price discounts and special packages for their clients. The tax system is so fast; a stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS can be received in a matter of minutes.
Express Truck Tax helps you file applications for amendments and free VIN corrections in a few easy steps. The system performs a free internal audit of tax information to check for errors before it is submitted. If additional help is still needed, the experienced Express Truck Tax Team is available anytime in English and Spanish from their USA-based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC.
Express Truck Tax has close ties to the trucking industry. They are exclusively recommended and endorsed by several major state trucking associations. Through these partnerships, Express Truck Tax is able to provide continuing support to those within the trucking industry.
There’s really no better combination of affordable prices and knowledgeable professionalism in the industry. To get started now, visit
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Filing Process for IRS Form 2290 in November 2011-2012

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 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, 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 31, 2011

E-File Form 2290 for the 2011-2012 Tax period as of Nov 1

The IRS has now published the Form 2290 for the 2011-2012 tax period. Beginning today, November 1st, the IRS will begin accepting the 2290 form. Our records indicate that you have used our system for an advanced filing of your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes through our website You can now log into your account to download a completed copy of the Form 2290 for your records. For those who paid by check or money order, you may also download your payment voucher as well.

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
Automatic notification to your trucking/leasing company

Award Winning US-based Customer Support:
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

Once the IRS begins accepting 2011-2012 forms on November 1st, we will instantly submit your return to the IRS for processing. If you have any questions, you can contact us at our US-Based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704.234.6005 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm EST or by email at
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Express Truck Tax Form 2290 E-filing Dashboard Help Video


The dashboard serves as your Home Page and displays a real-time summary of your Express Truck Tax account.

There are many options and features found on your dashboard,

For all HVUT returns accepted by the IRS, you may view and download your official schedule 1 by selecting an option from the gray schedule 1 dropdown box.

For any incomplete returns, a status icon will be displayed in the far left column. You may continue working on an incomplete return simply by clicking the link "continue where you left off"

In order to create a new return, simply click the "Create New Return" button at the bottom right.

From your Dashboard, you may also view a list of every business entered in your account. To add a new business, simply click the blue "Add Business" button. You may also edit the details of each business by clicking the "edit" button next to the business name on the top left.
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