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Showing posts with label Federal tax 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Federal tax 2290. Show all posts

Friday, June 22, 2012

It’s Almost Time to File 2290, so what are the benefits of Efiling?

The tax period for the 2012-2013 tax years is just over a week away and you are busy preparing so you can file on time.  For years you have filed your 2290 by filling out the Form 2290 and either taking it into the field office or mailing it in.  So why would you want to e-file?

Here are just some of the benefits of E-Filing:

1. IRS requires anyone with 25+ trucks is required to E-File  

2. It’s quicker; you can file from the comfort of your own home, no more going to the IRS office and waiting in those long lines!  

3. Save on a stamp...Saving you money & saving the trees...paperless!   
4. Avoid waiting for Stamped Schedule 1; receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes!  

5. Customer support, when choosing an E-File provider choose one who offers customer support to assist you if you have any questions  

6. Keep track of your tax filing process.  When you use an online service provider, you will have an online record of your previous year filings.  No need to reenter the VIN numbers, they will already be there from the previous year, again saving you time.

Concerned about what happens if you make a mistake? What happens if you type in the wrong VIN and don’t realize it before you submit your return?  Not a problem at all, when you choose a service provider, like, who offers FREE Online VIN Corrections. You will be able to correct your VIN free of charge with just a few clicks.  E-Filing saves you both time and money!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

This Picture comes from J.A.G. (Just A Girl) Trucking – 1999 Kenworth W9 L Six axle dump truck equipped with a 3406 E 475 Cat engine - 8LL transmission
If you have used us in the past, you can also send us a picture of your heavy vehicle, and we will post it on our blog.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

E-File Form 2290 for the 2012 - 2013 Tax periods as of July 1

As you may remember all too well, last year was a very strange year for Truck Taxes. With the threat of a Government shutdown and the seemingly immovable gridlock in Washington, DC it was unclear if a solution would be found. Eventually congress did extend the current legislation for Highway Use taxes, but it were several months late and filing was in November instead of July and August as it usually is.

This year, filing the Form 2290 for the 2012-2013 tax periods should be relatively simpler. As of now, there is no reason to expect a delay in the filing season. The quickest and most secure way to file this tax is through - an IRS Authorized E-File provider

Some of the benefits to filing a HVUT return with ExpressTruckTax include the following:

File with ExpressTruckTax and receive:

1. The Best Value in the Industry
As little as $9.90 for a single vehicle!
2. Account setup and full service support for free
USA Based Customer Support
Everyone makes mistakes, correct your VIN for free online
4. Receive Stamped Schedule 1 back in Minutes
We automatically email you to let you know
5. Automatic notification to your trucking/leasing company

A State-of-the-Art Application:

1. Most features available
2. Receive Email, Fax, and FTP copies of your Schedule 1
3. Bulk upload taxable, suspended, and credit vehicles
4. Automatically generate refund or credit applications (Form 8849)
5. Maintain unlimited businesses and unlimited vehicles with a single login

Award Winning US-based Customer Support:

1. Personal account manager for your business
2. Live phone, email, and chat support
3. Help text and videos throughout the application
4. Tax Professionals and IT Experts ready to help at a moment’s notice
5. File online or over the phone
6. 98% customer approval rating
7. Trusted by many of the largest carriers and service providers in North America

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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Monday, April 16, 2012

Filing a Form 2290 Online

Only a few years ago, a wireless internet connection was a rarity. Now it is hard to find a place that does not offer Wi-Fi. Due to this increase in web access, people are becoming more and more productive. As you may have noticed, the IRS is also moving in this direction. Each year, more and more people E-File their tax returns with the IRS online. The IRS seems to be pushing this method of tax filing as well. One particular example of this is IRS Form 2290, which is used to collect what is referred to as the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT. 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.

It is already mandatory for all Trucking Companies or other organizations that need to file a Form 2290 for 25 or more heavy vehicles to E-File the return instead of paper filing it. This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 which must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. This form can be mailed to the IRS, which can take up to several weeks to process. It could also be taken directly to the IRS office, which can take several hours of your day. This must be accompanied by a proof of EFTPS payment.

This form must be filed annually, for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current period. The Current Period begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the next year. 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 3rd, the Form 2290 will be due on May 31st.

Even though there are thousands, if not millions, of Heavy Vehicles that are required to file HVUT the IRS still requires everyone to either mail the Form 2290 to the IRS or actually come to the IRS office. Fortunately there is an easier way that has recently become available. 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 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.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Truck Tax Form 2290 Deadline of March 31st for Vehicles First Used inFebruary

Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, must be filed and paid annually. The Tax Period for Heavy Vehicles is typically from July 1 until June 30 of the following year. However, HVUT must also be filed the month after the vehicle is first used. So, if a vehicle is put in service during the tax period, HVUT must also be filed for the First Use Month.

Since March is coming to a close, the filing deadline is nearing for any Heavy Vehicles that were placed in service during the month of February, 2012. If a heavy vehicle was first used in February of 2012, the HVUT due date is March 31, 2012.

Fortunately, this tax can be paid online using It is easy to use and simple to understand. You can File HVUT for your Taxable Vehicles in just minutes. A Vehicle is considered to be a taxable vehicle if it was operating on public roads between the tax periods of July through June. A vehicle is also considered to be taxable if it has a taxable gross weight of at least 55,000 pounds and travels at least 5,000 miles during the tax period (7,500 miles if used for agriculture).

When using to E-File your HVUT, here is a helpful checklist to guide you through the filing process:
• E-file your 2290 returns with
• Review Federal Tax ID# or EIN# [Employer Identification Number]
• Review your Tax Year and Month
• Review your VIN# [Vehicle Identification Number]
• Sign and date your return electronically
• Choose IRS payment option
• Review all the information
• Double check your Business Name
• E-File Your 2290 Return 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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