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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How To Prepare For Summer As A Trucker

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Hello Summer carved out of a watermelon sliceThose who have already chosen ExpressTruckTax to file their Form 2290 2019 are finding themselves with a lot of time on their hands for Summer 2019. ExpressTruckTax saves truckers money and time with a solution ranked higher than all others in the trucking industry.

Filing the Form 2290 2019 is a big task, but it doesn't have to be. ExpressTruckTax is adamant about giving clients the best possible experience. This is why it is called the leading Form 2290 solution and for the 2019-20 season, it's no different. The process for filing your Form 2290 2019 has gotten quicker compared to past years.

In the trucking industry more time on your hands can mean more time with family or more time on the road. If you choose to spend that extra time on the road there are a few things you should be concerned about.

Check The Fuel For Your Body

Heat exhaustion can go hand in hand with dehydration. There are two forms of heat exhaustion that can take place when the temperature begins to rise, water depletion and salt depletion. Water depletion symptoms can be weakness and headaches.

Watch out for any of the signs that relate to heat exhaustion and be aware of changes in your body and functions.

Food High in Water Content

  • Cucumbers 
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Yogurt
  • Spinach

Tips and Tricks

  • Remove tight-fitting clothing
  • Take a cool shower
  • Get out of the sun

Check The Fuel For Your Vehicle

The engine cooling system is important, especially in sweltering temperatures. Your body can be affected by heat exhaustion, what makes you think your rig can't?! Before beginning your trip make sure your system has both enough antifreeze and water.

Checking on the coolant of your vehicle is important in making sure your vehicle isn’t overheating. Coolant that is too hot can lead to engine failure and even a fire.


Slow It Down And Take A Break

White Rig driving into the sunset on a Summer day
Your vehicle is more vulnerable to overheating when you are traveling at high speeds. There is extra stress on both the tires and engine being applied.
  • Drive slow and remember to take frequent breaks to let the system cool down.
  • Tire blowouts are more common in hot weather. Air pressure also increases with temperature. Allowing the tires to cool off every few hours or ideally every 100 miles reduce the risk of not only blowouts but fire as well.

Enjoy The Summer

Truckers can get pretty overwhelmed in the Summer because of the time they're missing away from family on top of their workload increasing. One way truck drivers can enjoy their Summer is by getting ahead on their Form 2290 2019. If you haven't already you can file now and have your Form 2290 2019 submitted to the IRS the very day they begin accepting Forms.

We hope these tips make your Sumer 2019 one to remember. Stay safe, stay hydrated and stay ready for anything. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

What You Need To Know About The 2019 HVUT Due Date

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The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) must be filed annually by August 31st. This year, however, the HVUT due date is technically September 3rd this year.

Although there is a shift in the 2019 HVUT due date, this isn't a call for procrastination.

Why September 3rd?

As mentioned August 31st is normally the HVUT due date, but this year that date falls on a Saturday and the following business day is on Labor Day.

2019 HVUT Due Date: 
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

File Your 2019 Form 2290 Now and Pay Later

We are encouraging all of our clients to file their 2019 Form 2290 as early as today and beat the rush. If procrastination is on your mind just think of how many other truckers are thinking the same thing.

You could get your 2019 Form 2290 handled today and not worry about paying 2019 HVUT until later.

By later we mean before August 31st. 😉

Don't Wait Until the HVUT Due Date

We know that technically 5 is greater than 0 and pressing snooze again is better than hearing a 5 o'clock wake up call. However, what if that 0 meant 0 penalties versus 5 and pressing snooze one more time could cost you your job?

There is a long list of benefits for filing your 2019 Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, but our favorite is that you could win free stuff. That's right we are having an ExpressTruckTax giveaway. This year any ExpressTruckTax client who files before June 30th can win a FREE BlueParrott Bluetooth Headset and a whole lot more. This ExpressTruckTax giveaway might be our favorite yet.


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Other Ways To File

ExpressTruckTax's sister company, Truck Services of North America (TSNAmerica) is now offering phone filing. You can now get for 2019 Form 2290 filed over the phone in just minutes by their well-trained support staff.

Possible HVUT Penalties

We know that time gets away from us all and by setting aside a few minutes of your day you could dodge huge penalties with the click of a button.

The IRS may impose penalties for several different reasons regarding HVUT Form 2290. You may be penalized for failing to file your return or to pay taxes owed by the 2019 Form 2290 due date. HVUT penalties may also be applied for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to interest accrued on late payments.


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Monday, June 3, 2019

Enter To Win A BlueParrott Bluetooth Headset

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Load'er up and hammer on this summer with the official ExpressTruckTax SWAG BAG!

File your 2019-20 Form 2290 by June 30, 2019, and be automatically entered to win a Blueparrot Bluetooth headset and so much more.

For the last 4 years, ExpressTruckTax has been a market leader for early Form 2290 filing. There are plenty of incentives for choosing the truck industries leading Form 2290 filing solution and FREE gifts are one of them!

On July 1st, 2019 we will announce the winner via live on Facebook! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to load'er up and hammer on with a new BlueParrott Bluetooth headset.



RULES & REGULATIONS
The filing & payment to transmit a Form 2290 is necessary to enter to win.

By entering an ExpressTruckTax Giveaway (each, a “Sweepstakes”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements. “ExpressTruckTax” means Span Enterprises LLC or any of its affiliates.


Eligibility 

Open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who have an ExpressTruckTax account and are 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry. Employees of ExpressTruckTax, its affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Prize(s) and Winner Selection Method

The Sponsor will award a prize to one or more individuals who file their 2019-20 Form 2290 on ExpressTruckTax.com between 6/3/2019-6/30/2019. Potential winner(s) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If you are a winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you.

You must have an ExpressTruckTax account and have filed a 2019-20 Form 2290 before June 30, 2019, in order to enter or receive a prize. Limit one entry per person and household using only one ExpressTruckTax.com account per Sweepstakes. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by the Sponsor. Prize(s) will be delivered by ExpressTruckTax.com.


Each prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. ExpressTruckTax may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value.


How to Enter. You will automatically be entered to win a prize upon the transmission of a 2019-20 Form 2290. If you do not wish to automatically be entered into the sweepstakes, you must notify us by email at support@expresstrucktax.com or call us at 704.234.6005. If you choose to promote your entry (including that you filed your Form 2290) via social media or other channels, you should disclose your connection to the Sweepstakes. For example, it may be sufficient to include a statement such as #ExpressTruckTaxGiveaway.


This giveaway is not associated with Blueparrot.com, Facebook.com, or Twitter.com.


Other Sweepstakes. Additional Terms. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, reserves the right to modify or cancel a Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor and ExpressTruckTax and its affiliates are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with a Sweepstakes; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter a Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account.


No greater than the number of prizes stated on the Sweepstakes Landing Page will be awarded. If any errors occur in the selection of a potential winner, or if more prizes are claimed than specified, Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax may award the prize(s) by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. All prizes made available for a Sweepstakes may not be awarded in the event Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries for an applicable Sweepstakes.


Miscellaneous. Each Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and each of their respective affiliates and agents, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes (all aforementioned parties are collective, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.


You agree that the Sponsor’s decisions related to each Sweepstakes and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in a Sweepstakes, Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may use the winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.


Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, ExpressTruckTax’ Privacy Policy.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Get The Office Scoop From The Real Experts of Form 2290

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Real ExpertsThe Real Experts of Form 2290 have no problem giving you the inside scoop of what takes place in the office. They also have no problem telling you about their REAL lives. Meet the team that is making sure you and thousands of others are getting top of the line support.

Scroll down to see what the Real EXperts are up to this season!

AMBER

Amber loves Disney. Some may even say she is a fanatic, but around the office we call it passion. That same passion Amber has when it comes to all things Disney is what she expresses when assisting our loyal customers, year after year. This is what makes Amber one of our EXpert vets.

ANDREW

When Andrew isn’t weirdly, spending time convincing new team members he can lick his own elbow,  he is convincing truckers to “just e-file it”. What makes Andrew an EXpert is his commitment to making e-filing your 2290 a lot easier than this unique, but yet oddly-impressive, party trick of his. 😝


ARIEL

At night, Ariel is a wizard costume designer, but her powers don’t stop there. She is our in-house oracle that foresees your future Google search and is the reason you are seeing our social media ads after telling your spouse you need to file your 2290…


Shhh.. She’s listening.  


BRYAN

The 2290 renewal period is a beast, and “Trucker B.”, as he is notoriously known as, expects this year to be the best one yet! As a Form 2290 vet, “Trucker B.” is ready to conquer the beast without breaking a sweat. 😅
That is what we call, skill!


ELENA

Even though Elena is a blue belt in Tae Kwon Do and can break a wooden board on a fly, her true talent is remembering specifics about our clients. She is excited to chat with our longtime clients, who she refers to as a family.


HANNAH

Hannah’s colorful vocabulary isn’t the only way she chooses to EXpress herself. Her eclectic taste in music will have her reciting Biggie lyrics one moment and serenading to the likes of Fleetwood Mac the next. She is just as excited to experience the hype of the 2290 season as she was when she heard Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” for the first time.


LEAH

Since the age of 8, Leah has been dominating thousands of dirt tracks all by herself! 💪
This year Leah is throwing on a jersey, (well an ExpressTruckTax shirt), and joining a team of EXperts to tackle thousands of Form 2290’s!


MEREDITH

When Meredith isn’t enthusiastically keeping truckers up to date on how to save time and money, she is keeping her coffee cup full to the rim. What makes Meredith an EXpert is her commitment to helping truckers with tons on their plate.


MISSAEL

Missael is a Carolinian, by way of Mexico, and with true southern spirit is determined to show some of the vets why he deserves a spot amongst the elites. This may be his first season, but he is geared up for what lies ahead.


RYAN

Like any world traveler, Ryan knows it all and has seen it all, this goes for Form 2290 as well. Ryan is thrilled to partner with a team of like-minded individuals to handle what is thrown ExpressTruckTax’s way. The busiest and craziest time of the year is no big deal to our office globetrotter.


TAYLOR

Taylor is a self-taught DIY carpenter from the University of Pinterest. When she isn’t building her next masterpiece, she is building you the most convenient online experience. From floral backdrops to Form 2290 blog post, her hands can create them both.   






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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Do You Need To File Form 2290?

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Do You Need To File Form 2290?
If you’re new to trucking, the numbers used for necessary forms may be a bit overwhelming. There’s the 2290s, 8849s, 4868s, 1099s, and 123s. Okay.. we might be exaggerating with the 123s, but you get the gist, it’s a lot of forms and a lot of numbers to remember. We won’t bore you and got through each form 1 by 1, but we will tell you about the two most relevant ones for this filing period.

What is Form 2290?


The form that you have probably heard the most about, as of late, is Form 2290. What is Form 2290, and how does it relate to you, if at all?!

Form 2290 is used to figure and pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used. Your next question is probably does it even apply to you, and the answer is it might. All vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more than travel by highway is required to file a Form 2290.

After paying taxes you will be given a Stamped Schedule 1 that serves as proof of payment from the IRS. This document is important, as it is needed in order to register your commercial vehicle.

Do You Need to File Form 8849?


There are exemptions and claim suspensions that apply to some vehicles meeting certain requirements. The requirements are as follows:

  • The vehicle used 5,000 highway miles or less during the period. 
  • The vehicle is an agricultural vehicle and used 7,500 miles or less during the period.
  • The Vehicle was stolen during the period
  • The vehicle was destroyed during the period
  • The vehicle was sold during the period 

The above list leads us to the importance of Form 8849. If any of the above is true about a vehicle you own/owned then you must first file a Form 2290, pay the correct amount of Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) and then complete the Form 8849.

Form 2290Claims and Refunds

In order to claim credits or refunds for vehicles stolen, destroyed, sold, or only used for 5,000 miles or less and 7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles, the Form 8849 is required. The

 things you’ll need to file a Form 8849 are your name, address, details on the vehicle you are seeking a claim/refund for and your Employee Identification Number (EIN). Be sure to double check that the EIN you are using is consistent with what the IRS has on file.

*If an EIN is needed you are able to apply for one online with the IRS.

File With ExpressTruckTax

The great thing about ExpressTruckTax is that it makes all of your Form 2290 filing simpler. It even gives you a chance to auto-generate a Form 8849 if you are in need of one for the current filing period.




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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should File With ExpressTruckTax

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ExpressTruckTax offers online filing for truckers who have a vehicle with more than 55,000 pounds in gross weight. Users have the opportunity to score additional benefits by filing prior to the start date of Form 2290 filing. Listed are ways that ExpressTruckTax can be beneficial to you.

1. Right Your Wrongs: By filing earlier you can avoid costly mistakes. Filing with expressTruckTax gives users a chance to amend the return in case it is rejected due to mistakes. Free VIN corrections is offered to lead to a smoother and cheaper filing process.

2. Error Check: Prior to submission of your Form 2290 there is an instant error check ran to look for any errors located that may cause for rejection from the IRS.

3. One Stop Shop: With ExpressTruckTax you can make filing easier from here on out. The copy feature allows for you to copy the previous year’s return with a click. You are also able to auto generate a Form 8849 if you are in need of one for the filing period. 

4. Never Miss A Deadline: It is too easy to forget deadlines, but ExpressTruckTax sends reminders of important dates to those who opt in for the Express Package during the filing process. This is a service ExpressTruckTax is pleased to offer to avoid clients from facing hefty late fees and additional penalties.

5. Quick And Easy: ExpressTruckTax makes sure you receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. This eliminates the hassle of waiting to renew your vehicle at the registration office. 

6. Short Wait Time: Avoid the struggle of long lines over the phone and in the office. When you pre file you lessen the chance of having to listen to hold music. As the deadline approaches hold times can get longer and longer, you can beat the rush easily when you choose to file early. 

7. Paper Free: With ExpressTruckTax you can ditch the pin and paper. The guided Form 2290 online filing process makes the ExpressTruckTax method the easiest way to file.

8. Multiple Ways To Pay: There’s no difference between what the IRS accepts and the methods of payment TSNAmerica accepts. You can now use EFTPS, Direct Debit, Check or Money Order.

9. Client Support: Although the process of filing is quick and easy, the ExpressTruckTax support team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your Form 2290 via phone or email.

10. Top Security: Filing with ExpressTruckTax is a secure process. Your information will be protected by the latest data encryption. As an IRS-Authorized e-filing provider you can trust that your information is secure at all times.



Call ExpressTruckTax at (704) 234 6005 to reach a support team member and learn how to file your Form 2290 online this season.

TIP: Take the time to have the following items on hand to make filing as quick and easy as possible.

  • Business name & address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Gross Taxable Weight 
  • Authorized Signatory Details 

If you’re interested in filing earlier you can now begin filing with ExpressTruckTax's sister company, Truck Services of North America (TSNAmerica). Just because you are filing earlier, doesn’t mean you are required to pay any earlier than you normally would. There is also no extra charge applied for filing earlier, making the TSNAmerica filing service a top rated value. File as early as today and have up to three months to save before paying your taxes.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Attention Truckers! Your IRS Form 2290 is Due Friday

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Attention Truckers! Your IRS Form 2290 is Due Friday
What’s on your mind? The fact that it’s a hot and humid summer, the fact that Labor Day is right around the corner, or the fact that your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 due date is August 31st? For those not looking at a calendar, that is this Friday!

Sooo if your mind isn’t on the Form 2290 deadline, then it should be, for at least 5 minutes, because that’s all it takes to quickly and conveniently file your IRS Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax. Once filed with the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within minutes. 

All About Your HVUT Form 2290

So what exactly is the HVUT Form 2290? It is the tax assessed on the use of public highways by heavy vehicles with gross weights of 55,000 pounds or more. The truck tax collected is used to repair, maintain, and build public highways.

If a taxable highway motor vehicle is registered in your name in the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, or Mexico you must file an HVUT Form 2290.

A taxable highway motor vehicle is any vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more and includes any self-propelled vehicle designed to carry loads over public highways, regardless if it’s designed to perform other functions. A taxable vehicle consists of a chassis or a chassis and a body but does not include the load.

The current HVUT tax period began on July 1, 2018, and will end on June 30, 2019. The HVUT is based on your first use month and is due by the last day of the month following the first use month.

For example, if you first use your truck in October, then your Form 2290 will be due by November 30th. However, if your current vehicle was in use during the previous tax year, you are required to file by the August 31st deadline.

Attention Truckers! Your IRS Form 2290 is Due FridayOnce you file Form 2290, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 which serves as your proof of payment for your truck tax. It actually has a digital watermark stamp that includes the time that the IRS approved and accepted your IRS Form 2290. To remain operational, you are required to have a stamped Schedule 1. You will need it to register any new vehicles and to renew your current vehicle tags. Without it, you will be operating illegally.

Luckily when you file Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is quick and easy. All you need to file is your business name, address, and EIN (Employer Identification Number). For your vehicles, you need the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and taxable gross weight.

You cannot use your SSN (Social Security Number) in place of an EIN. If you use your SSN to file your HVUT Form 2290, it will be rejected by the IRS. 


How to E-File Form 2290?

File Form 2290 in 5 minutes or less with ExpressTruckTax. Simply click here to get started or download the ExpressTruckTax app on your mobile device and follow the step-by-step e-filing guide to complete your Form 2290 online. Once you submit to the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within minutes.


File Over The Phone

For an even easier way to file call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a US-based representative file for you. All you have to do is answer a few questions to complete the filing process, and you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email in a matter of minutes.

Contact ExpressTruckTax

Our dedicated US-based support team is standing by to help at headquarters in historic Rock Hill, SC. Give us a call Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST at 704.234.6005, connect with us via live chat or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Your Last-Chance to Join The IGLOO® Cooler Giveaway

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Your Last-Chance to Join The IGLOO® Cooler Giveaway
Attention trucking nation! The IRS Form 2290 filing season is officially here at ExpressTruckTax, and we are ringing in the new tax year with a special giveaway. We understand that HVUT Form 2290 filing is not the highlight of your summer which is why we are adding a little extra incentive.

What better way to start off the summer than with an IGLOO® IMX Cooler. When you file your heavy use tax before July 1, 2018, you are automatically entered to win! Don’t miss your chance to be entered to win! Keep your drinks cold and snacks fresh while you’re on the road this summer.

On July 2, 2018, we will announce the winner via Facebook live! Don’t miss out. File your 2018 - 2019 IRS Form 2290 on/before 6/30/2018 to be automatically entered to win our IGLOO® IMX Cooler giveaway.

How to File IRS Form 2290?

Login or create a free ExpressTruckTax account
Enter your trucking and business details (EIN, VIN, etc.)
Verify your information and transmit your HVUT 2290 to the IRS
Receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email

It is that simple! File before July 1, 2018, and be entered to win a free hardshell cooler!

Information Needed to File Your Heavy Use Tax:

  1. Your employer identification number (EIN). You cannot use your social security number for Form 2290 filing. 
  2. Your vehicle identification number (VIN). 
  3. The taxable gross weight of your vehicle(s) to determine your category. 




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ExpressTruckTax Giveaway Terms & Conditions

The filing & payment to transmit a Form 2290 is necessary to enter to win.

By entering an ExpressTruckTax Giveaway (each, a “Sweepstakes”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements. “ExpressTruckTax” means Span Enterprises LLC or any of its affiliates.

Eligibility. Open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who have an ExpressTruckTax account and are 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry. Employees of ExpressTruckTax, its affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Prize(s) and Winner Selection Method. The Sponsor will award a prize to one or more individuals who file their 2018-19 Form 2290 on ExpressTruckTax.com between 6/1/2018-6/30/2018 Potential winner(s) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If you are a winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you.

You must have an ExpressTruckTax account and have filed a 2018-19 Form 2290 before June 30, 2018, in order to enter or receive a prize. Limit one entry per person and household using only one ExpressTruckTax.com account per Sweepstakes. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by the Sponsor. Prize(s) will be delivered by ExpressTruckTax.com.

Each prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. ExpressTruckTax may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

How to Enter. You will automatically be entered to win a prize upon the transmission of a 2018-19 Form 2290. If you do not wish to automatically be entered into the sweepstakes, you must notify us by email at support@expresstrucktax.com or call us at 704.234.6005. If you choose to promote your entry (including that you filed your Form 2290) via social media or other channels, you should disclose your connection to the Sweepstakes. For example, it may be sufficient to include a statement such as #ExpressTruckTaxGiveaway.

This giveaway is not associated with igloocoolers.com, Facebook.com, or Twitter.com.

Other Sweepstakes. Additional Terms. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, reserves the right to modify or cancel a Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor and ExpressTruckTax and its affiliates are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with a Sweepstakes; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter a Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account.

No greater than the number of prizes stated on the Sweepstakes Landing Page will be awarded. If any errors occur in the selection of a potential winner, or if more prizes are claimed than specified, Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax may award the prize(s) by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. All prizes made available for a Sweepstakes may not be awarded in the event Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries for an applicable Sweepstakes.

Miscellaneous. Each Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and each of their respective affiliates and agents, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes (all aforementioned parties are collective, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.

You agree that Sponsor’s decisions related to each Sweepstakes and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in a Sweepstakes, Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may use the winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, ExpressTruckTax’ Privacy Policy.


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Friday, June 1, 2018

The IRS Form 2290 Filing Season is Now Here

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The IRS Form 2290 Filing Season is Now HereAttention all truckers IRS Form 2290 filing season is officially here at ExpressTruckTax! Whether you are a loyal ExpressTruckTax customer or just now hearing of us, we understand how important your business is to you and we are here to make the 2290 filing process simple and quick. Instead of waiting for the IRS to open July 1st, you can take advantage of the many benefits of e-filing IRS Form 2290 today with ExpressTruckTax.

The IRS Form 2290 Filing Season is Now Here
How to E-File Form 2290 Online?

After signing up for your free ExpressTruckTax account, you will enter the necessary information for your business like the name, address, and EIN (Employer Identification Number).

You will need information about your heavy vehicles to complete your IRS Form 2290, such as its WIN or Vehicle Identification Number and taxable gross weight. Remember that suspended vehicles must be included.

A suspended vehicle is one that is exempt from HVUT taxes for the current tax season. Vehicles with less than 5,000 miles are exempt, along with agricultural vehicles with less than 7,500 miles. When you’ve finished entering your information we will automatically calculate the amount of HVUT you owe, and you can pay the IRS with credit/debit, direct debit, electronic funds withdrawal, EFTP, check, or money order.

Then you will be presented with a summary of your IRS Form 2290 to make sure you have entered everything correctly, and we will perform an instant error check. Once you have corrected any mistakes, your IRS Form 2290 will be ready for submission. It will remain in our encrypted system until it is transmitted to the IRS on July 1st.

As soon as the IRS approves your IRS Form 2290, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

File HVUT 2290 Over the Phone

If you need an even simpler way to file then contact our sister product, TSNAmerica. Their outstanding team will file Form 2290 while you’re on the phone. The process is a straightforward 5-minute phone call, and as a result, you’ll receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

TSNAmerica: 803.386.0320


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Have You Heard About the New IRS Form 2290 Payment Options?

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Have You Heard About the New IRS Form 2290 Payment OptionsIt may be hard to believe, but it’s already time to start filing your 2018-19 2290! If you’re currently thinking, “Wait, 2290 season doesn’t start until July?” then you would be correct, partially. Since we’ve worked hand-in-hand with the IRS for more than ten years now, we are excited to offer IRS Form 2290 online filing for the 2018-19 tax year ahead of schedule. This is exclusive for ExpressTruckTax customers so you can get back to enjoying time with your family instead of worrying about filing your 2290 tax form.

IRS Payment Methods for Form 2290

When you file Form 2290 online with ExpressTruckTax, you’ll follow a step-by-step guide to complete your form in a matter of minutes. Once you get to the IRS payment step, you can choose between 4 different payment options based on the most convenient method for you. Yes, four! We’ve heard you and have added the option to pay your tax with a credit or debit card!

Credit or Debit Card

Starting in July 2018 the IRS will allow you to pay 2290 with a credit card or debit!

For more information on credit or debit card payments, go to IRS.gov/PayByCard.

Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)

Provide your banking information (account and routing number) through ExpressTruckTax’s safe and secure system to authorize the IRS to debit the amount you owe from your bank account. It is important that your account has enough funds to cover the amount you owe.

The amount is generally withdrawn in 24 to 48 hours after providing authorization. Keep in mind that this involves your banking information, not your credit/debit card number.

If you need to cancel your payment contact IRS payment services at 1.888.353.4537 at least 2 days before the payment date.

EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) is the electronic tax payment system used by the IRS. If you choose this payment option you will be taken to the EFTPS site, and you’ll create a free account. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 10 business days to establish this type of account.


To pay the IRS through EFTPS, you will provide your bank account information and verify that the IRS is allowed to withdraw your tax payment from that account. In order to make your payment by the deadline, you must schedule it before 8 p.m. the day before the deadline for it to be received by the IRS in time.

Check or Money Order


You can also pay the amount of HVUT you owe with a Check or Money Order. If you choose this option you will need to print your completed payment voucher, 2290-V, from page 11 of your completed 2290 Form and mail to the IRS by the August 31st deadline.

Make your check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. Also, you will need to include your name, address, EIN, the date, and the words “IRS Form 2290” with your payment.

Do not staple your payment and voucher together.
Have You Heard About the New IRS Form 2290 Payment Options?

Send your payment and voucher 2290-V to:
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 804525,
Cincinnati, OH 45280-4525

Remember, never send cash through the mail.

Important: If you have already paid your HVUT via Direct Debit or EFW and received a letter from the IRS saying they were unable to debit the funds there are a few likely causes:

- Your account and routing number were entered into ExpressTruckTax incorrectly. Even entering one character incorrectly will prevent the IRS from being able to withdraw the amount you owe.
- The IRS tried to debit your account, but you had insufficient funds. If you are even as little as 50 cents short then the IRS will not debit the funds.

If you receive a letter from the IRS saying they could not withdraw the funds from the bank account provided then you will need to send a check or money order to the IRS in order to pay the amount you owe by the August 31st deadline.



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Now is The Time! Cool Off With This IGLOO® Cooler Giveaway

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Now is The Time! Cool Off With This IGLOO® Cooler GiveawayAhh, summer is here. A season of fun in the sun, barbeque, warm nights, and of course taxes. Well, that is for those of us in the trucking industry. With this in mind, we thought we would take the drudgery out of filing IRS Form 2290 by adding an awesome incentive. 

File Your 2018-19 IRS Form 2290

As an IRS-authorized e-file provider for all things trucking, ExpressTruckTax is automatically entering everyone who files their IRS Form 2290 between 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018 in a giveaway to win an IGLOO® IMX Cooler. The giveaway starts today; don’t miss your chance to be entered to win so you can keep your drinks and snacks fresh while you’re on the road this summer.

On July 2nd, 2018, we will announce the winner via a live Facebook party! Don’t miss out! File your 2018 - 2019 IRS Form 2290 before 6/30/2018 to automatically be entered to win our IGLOO® IMX Cooler giveaway.



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ExpressTruckTax Giveaway Terms & Conditions

The filing & payment to transmit a Form 2290 is necessary to enter to win.
By entering an ExpressTruckTax Giveaway (each, a “Sweepstakes”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements. “ExpressTruckTax” means Span Enterprises LLC or any of its affiliates.

Eligibility. Open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who have an ExpressTruckTax account and are 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry. Employees of ExpressTruckTax, its affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Prize(s) and Winner Selection Method. The Sponsor will award a prize to one or more individuals who file their 2018-19 Form 2290 on ExpressTruckTax.com between 6/1/2018-6/30/2018 Potential winner(s) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If you are a winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you.

You must have an ExpressTruckTax account and have filed a 2018-19 Form 2290 before June 30, 2018, in order to enter or receive a prize. Limit one entry per person and household using only one ExpressTruckTax.com account per Sweepstakes. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by the Sponsor. Prize(s) will be delivered by ExpressTruckTax.com.

Each prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. ExpressTruckTax may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

How to Enter. You will automatically be entered to win a prize upon the transmission of a 2018-19 Form 2290. If you do not wish to automatically be entered into the sweepstakes, you must notify us by email at support@expresstrucktax.com or call us at 704.234.6005. If you choose to promote your entry (including that you filed your Form 2290) via social media or other channels, you should disclose your connection to the Sweepstakes. For example, it may be sufficient to include a statement such as #ExpressTruckTaxGiveaway.

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Other Sweepstakes. Additional Terms. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, reserves the right to modify or cancel a Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor and ExpressTruckTax and its affiliates are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with a Sweepstakes; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter a Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account.

No greater than the number of prizes stated on the Sweepstakes Landing Page will be awarded. If any errors occur in the selection of a potential winner, or if more prizes are claimed than specified, Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax may award the prize(s) by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. All prizes made available for a Sweepstakes may not be awarded in the event Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries for an applicable Sweepstakes.

Miscellaneous. Each Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and each of their respective affiliates and agents, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes (all aforementioned parties are collective, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.

You agree that Sponsor’s decisions related to each Sweepstakes and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in a Sweepstakes, Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may use the winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Was December Your First Used Month? Then File Your 2290

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E-file Form 2290 in minutes with ExpressTruckTax
Hey, when did you first use your heavy vehicle on public highways during the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) period? Because if it was in December, then your Form 2290 is due by January 31, and that’s only a week away.

If you need to file, luckily you have ExpressTruckTax to help you complete your form in a matter of minutes online. However, we go beyond e-filing. We’re also here to share important Form 2290 information so you will always know exactly when you’ll need to file. Check out these HVUT deadline tips.

Was December Your First Used Month? Then File Your 2290 


You file 2290 online based on the month that you first use your heavy vehicle on public highways during the tax period. This is so you won’t pay for the months that your truck wasn’t on the road.

The HVUT period runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year and you have to file by the last day of the month following your first used month. That means if you first used your truck in December then you need to file by January 31 or you will have penalties to face.

Because most people first use their trucks in July, when the HVUT period begins, August 31 is a major deadline day. Filing your Form 2290 is incredibly important because the taxes collected are used to repair, maintained, and build public roads.

As a result of filing, you will get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1, which serves as proof of filing and paying your HUVT tax. This form is actually needed to renew your tags and to complete your IRP return.

HVUT Penalties

If you fail to file by the deadline you will have expensive penalties to face. For example, for failing to file by the due date you will face a penalty of 4.5% of the total tax due. This amount will accrue on a monthly basis for up to five months.

Plus, if your HVUT payment is late or doesn’t fully cover the amount you owe you will face an additional penalty of 0.5% of the total amount due. Also, there is an additional penalty of .54% as well.

But worst of all, if you don’t file you won’t have a copy of your stamped Schedule 1, which is required by the DMV so you can keep legally operating. Don’t get parked, file by the deadline with ExpressTruckTax.


ExpressTruckTax helps you e-file form 2290 by the deadline

E-Filing With ExpressTruckTax

We have streamlined the e-filing system to make it incredibly quick and easy. You don’t have to download anything or head to the IRS office. Simply create your free account and follow the step-by-step instructions to instantly complete your form and transmit it directly to the IRS.

Our instructions explain what information is required to complete your form and where it needs to be entered. Plus, our internal audit check will scan your 2290 form to catch any basic errors before it’s sent to the IRS.

As a result of filing with us, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 in about 15 minutes via email.

Best of all, our live, US-based support team is ready to help. If you have any questions call us at 704.234.6005 Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The One Thing Truck Drivers Cannot Escape

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Taxes can be confusing. First of all, there are a ton of different returns to remember from income tax returns, IFTA returns, Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT), and more. Second of all, each of these different returns have different due dates to remember.

The HVUT Form 2290 deadline can be especially tricky because it can be due at different times of the year. However, don’t let it grind your gears because we are here to go over the deadline so you will know exactly when to file.

Your Form 2290 Deadline


Alright, so the HVUT Form 2290 tax period runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. The current HVUT tax period began on July 1, 2017 and will end on June 30, 2018. This is important to know because the HUVT deadline is based on your vehicle's first use month.

Your first use month is the month that you first use your heavy vehicle on public highways during the tax period. Then your 2290 is due the last day of the month following the first use month.

Because most people first use their heavy vehicles in July at the beginning of the period their deadline is August 31st. However, if you don’t use your vehicle until October then your deadline will be on November 30.

See, no big deal, the deadline is easy! Just remember it’s due the last day of the month following your first used month. Now let’s see what other HVUT 2290 Form  topics we can tackle. 

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What Is A Taxable Heavy Vehicle?


You have to file Form 2290 for all of your taxable heavy vehicles, which are highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. A highway motor vehicle is any vehicle that is self-propelled and designed to carry a load over public highways, regardless if they are also designed to perform other functions.

Examples of these vehicles include trucks, truck tractors, and buses. Usually, vans, pickup trucks, and panel trucks are not subject to the HVUT because they weight less than 55,000 pounds. 

What Are The HVUT Penalties?


If you fail to file Form 2290 by the deadline you will have penalties to face. The penalty for filing late is 4.5% of the total tax you owe and this amount will accrue on a monthly basis for up to five months.

Also, if you fail to make a payment by the deadline you will face an additional penalty of .5% of the total amount due. Plus, you will face an additional interest charge of .54% on a monthly basis as well. 

How Do I File HVUT Form 2290?


Well, that’s super easy. Head to ExpressTruckTax.com to create your free account then follow the step-by-step e-filing guide to complete your form in a matter of minutes. The instructions tell you what information is needed and where so you can transmit your form directly to the IRS in no time!

As a result of filing with ExpressTruckTax, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email within 15 minutes of transmitting your Form 2290 to the IRS! You can also have your stamped Schedule 1 faxed or mailed wherever you need it to go and simply log in to your account at any time to access it.

Contact Us


If you need any HVUT assistance please don’t hesitate to contact the amazing, US-based ExpressTruckTax support team. We’re available Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How To File Form 2290 Amendments

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Form 2290 Amendments made easy with ExpressTruckTax
You filed your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 this season right? Well, we hope so, because if you didn't the penalties could be building up pretty quickly. Anyways, if you did file, congratulations! You can do your happy dance until it’s time to file again next year, unless you need to update your form.

Even if you filed your 2290, you might not be finished with it, because if you need to file an amendment then you will need to go back update your form. Making an amendment isn’t something to fear or stress over with the help of ExpressTruckTax, which will help you quickly amend your Form 2290 so you can get back to the road.

Filing HVUT Form 2290 Amendments


Before we cover the how-to we will cover the amendment types. There are three different types of amendments that you can file with ExpressTruckTax.

1. VIN Corrections

Entering your VIN incorrectly is actually the number one mistake made on Form 2290 Since VIN or Vehicle Identification Numbers consist of 17 alphanumeric characters they can be a little easy to mix up. However, no sweat if you make a mistake because ExpressTruckTax offers free VIN corrections.

You can only make a VIN correction for taxable or suspended vehicles. You can’t file a VIN correction for credit vehicles or suspended vehicles for previous years. Also, to make a VIN correction you have to have already filed and paid for your original Form 2290. Otherwise, the IRS will penalize you.

2. Suspended Vehicles Exceeding The Mileage Limit

For your heavy vehicle to be considered suspended it needs to travel less than the mileage use limit, which is 5,000 miles (7,500 for agricultural vehicles) during the entire HVUT period. If your vehicle travels more than that amount regardless of the number of drivers, then it’s no longer considered to be a suspended vehicle and you will need to update your form 2290.

You will use page 2 of your form to calculate the amount of tax you owe for this vehicle based on it’s first used month during the period. However, don’t worry, ExpressTruckTax will automatically and accurately calculate that amount for you. Also, you will need to file this amendment by the last day of the month following the month that your vehicle exceeded the mileage limit.

3. An Increase in Taxable Gross Weight

If the taxable gross weight of your vehicle increases during the tax period and it falls into a higher category then you will have to file a Form 2290 amendment for it. For example, when an increase in the maximum load that you usually carry occurs, then your taxable gross weight increases.

You will need to calculate the tax based on the additional weight on line 3 of your form, but ExpressTruckTax makes it easy by automatically calculating the amount for you. Also, you need to file by the last day of the month following the month that your taxable gross weight increases.

How To File An Amendment

Handle All HVUT Form 2290 Needs With ExpressTruckTax

Filing an amendment with ExpressTruckTax is just as easy as filing your HVUT form 2290 with us! All you have to do is log back into your free ExpressTruckTax account and click the orange ‘Start New Return Button’.

Then a pop-up menu will appear and you will click ‘Form 2290 Amendments’ on the right. After that, you will click the type of amendment you need to file and follow the step-by-step guide that explains what information you need to enter and where! 

The guided steps will help you finish your amendment and transfer your it directly to the IRS. Then you will have a new copy of your stamped Schedule 1 sent to your email address within a matter of minutes.

We’re Here To Help


Need any assistance? Well then please don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated, US-based, ExpressTruckTax support team. We’re standing by with year-round support to answer all of your questions and will even walk you through the filing process.

Give us a call Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005. You can also reach us via live chat or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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