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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Gross Vehicle Weight Increase: E-Filing Form 2290 Amendments

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Gross Vehicle Weight Increase
Gross Vehicle Weight Increase
As part of our series on e-filing Form 2290 Amendments, we have to discuss the elephant in the room.

Yup, that’s right… Gross vehicle weight increases! If your truck goes up to the next weight class, that means you have to pay an increase on the heavy vehicle tax you owed during tax season.

Weight Classes


There are eight weight classes for trucks, and three weight categories. They include light duty, which is 6-15k lbs, medium duty, coming in at 14-26k lbs, and heavy duty, which ranges from 26k-33 lbs.

These three categories then get broken down into eight smaller weight classes. The weight class then determines how much you will owe in heavy vehicle use taxes for that year. The heavier your vehicle - the higher your taxes will be.

Gross Vehicle Weight Increases


With ExpressTruckTax, all you need to do is e-file a Form 2290 Amendment to account for your vehicle’s gross weight increase. It’s easy, it’s economical, and we’ll tell you how to do it!





After signing in, you start your amendment like we’ve discussed in our previous posts. Once inside the amendment form, you select your vehicle’s first-used month, and then select the month where your vehicle’s weight change occurred.

If you already e-filed your HVUT form with ExpressTruckTax this year, you just select the vehicle(s) you need to amend from your previous return and choose your new weight class. If you’re changing the weight for multiple trucks, click “Save & Add Another.”

Pro-Tip: If you e-filed your 2290 with us this year, you are able to e-file a FREE VIN correction.

After that, you simply choose your payment method like you would for your regular 2290, and follow through to transmittal.

Don’t forget, you need to submit your amendment by the last day of the month following the month in which your weight increase occurred. If your weight increase occurred in February, you would need to file your amendment by the end of March.

The good news is, that’s all you need to do! It’s a pretty simple process, actually.

If you need help e-filing any amendments, call us at 704.234.6005, or hit us up on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll be here to help in any way we can!





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Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Do's & Don'ts of E-filing Your Form 2290

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The pre-filing season is in full-force, Trucking Nation! And with great e-filing comes great responsibility. 

We’ve talked about the how-to’s and the benefits of e-filing and pre-filing, but what we haven’t talked about is what “to do” and “not to do” for the rest of the tax year.

A little bit of time spent preparing for your HVUT can save you the headache of filing an amendment or correcting a rejected return later. And here at ExpressTruckTax we want to make sure you have everything you need to e-file successfully!

Here are the Do’s and Don'ts of E-filing your 2290!

Do Pre-file

This year ExpressTruckTax is offering pre-filing for the 2015-16 tax year throughout June! When you pre-file with us, not only are you entered into our Swag Bag Give-Away, you’re also done with your HVUT for the year. Once the tax season begins on July 1 and the IRS begins accepting 2290’s, we’ll securely transmit your return for you so you don’t have to worry about it.

Don’t Wait until the Last Minute

With pre-filing available for all of our customers, why would you want to wait until the last minute to file your Form 2290? It’s just not a good idea! Especially since if your return is rejected and you waited until the last minute, you risk missing the deadline and you may have to pay penalties for not filing on time. So get it done early so you’ll still have time even if you make some mistakes.

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Do Keep Records

You need to keep detailed records of your trip and mileage, because not only is it required, it could also help you if you need to file for a suspended vehicle. When you file for suspended vehicles, you need to be able to prove that you’re under the mileage limit to the IRS. So keep everything in order, because you never know when you’ll need it.

Don’t Put off Filling out Trip Sheets

Like I said, if you plan on filing for a suspended vehicle, you’ll need proof, and your trip sheets, in addition to being required, help to accomplish that. Not to mention that keeping good records is always smart when you’re filing any sort of taxes. So do them right away because if you wait until later, you risk forgetting the exact mileage and that can come back to bite you later.

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Do Call if You Need Help 

If you need any sort of help e-filing your HVUT, we have a dedicated support team to help you! We’re here to answer your questions and walk you through the process from start to finish to make sure it’s a stress-free experience for you.

  • Pro-tip #1: Read Our How-To Guides

If you don’t have access to a phone, you can send us an email, find us on chat on our website, or you can read any number of how-to guide blogs we’ve written to help you! We have one for just about everything: Pre-filing, E-filing, Account Creation, and we even have a quick orientation video!


Don’t Try to Do It on Your Own

If you don’t know what you’re doing at any point in the e-filing process, then call us! Nobody wants to have their return rejected by the IRS. So if you have questions or there’s something you’re not sure about, let us walk you through it! 

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Do Get Your EIN early!

In order to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, you need to have an Employer Identification Number. If you don’t have an EIN, you need to get one right away because it takes some time before it becomes active and you are able to e-file or pre-file for the tax year.

Don’t File a Tax Return with a New EIN

It takes 10-15 business days for your EIN to become active. Any returns filed before the EIN has been activated will be rejected. So if you need to get an EIN, apply online directly with the IRS, and do it now so you’ll be able to e-file for the tax season!

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Do Know Your VIN and Gross Vehicle Weight

You need to know both your VIN and GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) to file your Form 2290 correctly. You can calculate your own Gross Vehicle Weight simply by adding together three numbers:

1. The unloaded (tare) weight of the truck
2. The unloaded weight of the trailer
3. The maximum weight of the cargo customarily carried by the truck/trailer.

Don’t Guesstimate Your Gross Vehicle Weight
When you don’t enter your correct GVW, you could wind up paying more than you need to for your HVUT. It will also spell trouble if you head to a weigh station and your Schedule 1 details don’t match the scales. So follow our simple 3-step calculation method listed above to accurately calculate your Gross Vehicle Weight.

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Do Know the Types of Taxable Vehicles

  • Regular: A regular heavy vehicle is any vehicle, weighing 55,000 lbs or more, that has driven over the 5,000 mile limit on public highways. For these vehicles, e-file your Form 2290 as normal and pay your heavy vehicle use tax.
  • Suspended: Suspended vehicles are any heavy vehicle or agricultural vehicle that have been driven under their mileage limit for the tax year. For heavy vehicles, this limit is 5,000 and for agricultural vehicles this limit is 7,500 miles. Having a suspended vehicle means after you file your heavy vehicle use tax, you won’t owe any tax! Yay!
  • Agriculture: Agricultural vehicles are any vehicles used for farming or agriculture. These vehicles can be driven 7,500 miles on public highways until they are no longer considered suspended, at which time, HVUT is due.
  • Logging: Logging vehicles are any vehicles that are used to transport forest materials within or from a foresting site, or a vehicle that moves forested materials from one site to another. With logging vehicles, companies and drivers alike are eligible to pay less taxes for the tax year. So if you drive a logging truck, make sure you specify when you’re e-filing!


Don’t Miss out on Savings

If you drive a suspended or logging vehicle, you’re eligible for a tax discount! (See above) If you drive an agricultural vehicle you can log more mileage during the tax year before your vehicle is considered a “regular, non-suspended” vehicle.

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Do E-file with Express Truck Tax

Great people, great price, great product! Not only are we IRS-certified and secure, ExpressTruckTax is also easy-to-use, and we have a great support team always standing by to help answer your tax questions.

If you find yourself with any questions or concerns throughout your e-filing or pre-filing process, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 704.234.6005 or send us an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24 hour support in English or Spanish.

Happy pre-filing, Trucking Nation!


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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

E-File IRS HVUT Form 2290 - Extended Customer Support

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ExpressTruckTax is the place to E-File Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax for the 2013-2014 Tax Year.  Our easy-to-use program and excellent customer service sets us apart in the industry.

In August we will provide extended live phone, chat, & email support from 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday. When you call us, there are no options to select, menus to dial through, or robots to deal with. Our phone support is provided by Real People based at our headquarters in Rock Hill, SC, who know all about the HVUT E-Filing Process.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our friendly US Based Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quick Walk-Through of Form 2290 E-Filing

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Welcome to ExpressTruckTax. Now that you have created your ExpressTruckTax account, you can E-File your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with the IRS form 2290 in just a few minutes.

This video walks you through the simple process of E-Filing your Form 2290.  The entire process takes only minutes.  Receive your Stamped Schedule 1 and be on your way.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our friendly US Based Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

E-File Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax With ExpresssTruckTax

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Now that you have created your ExpressTruckTax account, you can E-File your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with the IRS form 2290 in just a few minutes.

This video walks you through the simple process of E-Filing your Form 2290.  The entire process takes only minutes.  Receive your Stamped Schedule 1 and be on your way.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our friendly US Based Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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The 2013-2014 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Year is under way and E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is quick and easy.  The whole process is just 4 easy steps.
  • Step 1: Create your account
  • Step 2: Enter your vehicle information
  • Step 3: E-File with IRS
  • Step 4: Receive your Stamped Schedule 1

Our user friendly program allows you to E-File  Form 2290 for as little as $9.90 and you will receive your Schedule 1 in just minutes!

To get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

E-File Form 2290 - Extended Customer Support

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ExpressTruckTax is the place to E-File Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax for the 2013-2014 Tax Year.  Our easy-to-use program and excellent customer service sets us apart in the industry.

In July and August we will provide extended live phone, chat, & email support from 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday. When you call us, there are no options to select, menus to dial through, or robots to deal with. Our phone support is provided by Real People based at our headquarters in Rock Hill, SC, who know all about the HVUT E-Filing Process.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our friendly US Based Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Friday, July 5, 2013

E-File Form 2290 In Just Mintues With ExpressTruckTax

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E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is easy when you use ExpressTruckTax.com. The whole process is just 4 easy steps.

  • Create your account
  • Enter your vehicle information
  • E-File with IRS
  • Receive your Stamped Schedule 1

You can E-File for Form 2290 for just $9.90 and receive your Schedule 1 in just minutes!

To get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!
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Monday, May 20, 2013

E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is as easy as 1, 2, 3 when you use ExpressTruckTax.com.  The whole process is just 4 easy steps.

  • Step 1: Gather Information
  • Step 2: Enter your vehicle information
  • Step 3: Transmit Information to IRS
Once you have transmitted your return to the IRS, and it is accepted, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 back in just minutes! You can E-File for Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax for just $9.90

To get started today, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

E-File Form 2290 for Vehicles First Used in March

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When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. If you first placed your vehicle on the road anytime in March, you can file your Form 2290 anytime between now and April 30, 2013. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For example, if a vehicle was used on March 25th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month.

The Heavy Vehicle Tax Year runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. When a vehicle is first placed on the road at any time during the tax year, the tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of March will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by April 30, and the tax will be based on 4 months, instead of the full year. For vehicles first used in April, the tax will be based on 3 months and so on.

While the deadline is the last day of the following month, you may need to file your Form 2290 before the deadline in order to get or renew your IRP plates.  Many states require proof that your 2290 was filed before they will issue or renew your plates.

ExpressTruckTax.com 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 filed today to avoid possible IRS penalties.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Monday, March 4, 2013

First Used Vehicles in February 2013 E-File Form 2290 Now

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When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of February will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by March 31st.

Your tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For example, if a vehicle was used on February 27th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month, regardless of the fact it was only used for a couple of days, and the tax will be based on 5 months, instead of the full year.

You can E-File Form 2290 in minutes using ExpresssTruckTax.  All you will need is:


Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

E-File Form 2290 for Vehicles First Used in January 2013

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Although the HVUT, or the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is imposed annually, it is also mandatory for vehicles to file the IRS Form 2290 after the first use month. The typical tax year for heavy vehicles begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. For vehicles that are first used anytime during the tax year, a prorated tax must be paid for the months that the vehicle was in use. This can be done with the IRS Form 2290 and the easiest way to file the 2290 is through ExpressTruckTax.com

When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. The tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For example, if a vehicle was used on January 28th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month, regardless of the fact it was only used for a couple of days. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of January will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by February 28, and the tax will be based on 6 months, instead of the full year.

All you will need is:


Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Monday, January 7, 2013

E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax

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E-Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is as easy as 1, 2, 3 when you use ExpressTruckTax.com.  The whole process is just 4 easy steps.
  • Step 1: Gather Information
  • Step 2: Enter your vehicle information
  • Step 3: Transmit Information to IRS

The IRS E-Filing system is back up and now processing returns, so you can E-File for Form 2290 for just $9.90 and receive your Schedule 1 in just minutes!  

To get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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