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Showing posts with label HVUT Tax 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HVUT Tax 2290. Show all posts

Friday, February 12, 2016

Love on the Long Haul

There’s a special bond between a driver and their rig – one which takes constant maintenance and consideration. It’s almost like a long term relationship for some OTR drivers out there! But don’t worry, Trucking Nation, we’re not here to judge.

But let’s examine the other relationship in your life. Whether it’s a spouse or a long time partner, having someone back home can make the road warrior life a lot easier. But it can also complicate things. Constant absence can be hard on a relationship and a family. What’s a trucker to do?

How can you make your relationship work?

Communication is the Key

In order to have a successful relationship, it takes constant work. But it doesn’t have to be exhausting. With the level of technology we have today, communicating with your significant other is pretty easy. You still need to follow the rules of the road, but being able to call and text your spouse lets them know they’re on your mind. And similar to watching your favorite movies on the road, a good WiFi setup can help you feel close by letting you video chat with someone back home.

Set Goals for the Future

Why do you haul? If you’ve stuck around with it for a while, you know you can make a solid living from it. But what are you building towards? A great way to keep your relationship moving is to set goals with your better half for the future. That can be anything from saving up for the house you’ve always wanted, to starting a college fund for your young ones, or even for a once in a lifetime dream vacation. Goals will also make you feel accomplished and appreciate each other.

Hit the Road Together

Now, we know this option isn’t for every couple out there – but team driving does work for some. You’ll hear some drivers praise spouse team driving, and some hate it more than they hate dispatchers. So what are some of the benefits? Well, first off, you drive together and make more money as a team. Also, you won’t be as lonely with your partner with you. And finally, sharing a cab with a romantic partner instead of a business partner erases some issues normal team drivers face.

But you can also find yourself with less time, if one of you sleeps while the other drives. And you have to make sure both of you love driving and spending time together, or else you could end up resenting each other. This option isn’t for every couple, and we understand that, but it is still something to consider!

Take Care of Yourself

When you’re happy and healthy, you’ll find this reflected in your relationships. I mean, there’s nothing better than being on home time and spending quality time with your loved one. So

stay healthy by creating a fitness routine, eating healthy, managing your stress, and taking care of your body!

Fallen in Love with a New Truck?

Okay, so maybe you’re happy being single and just watching out for yourself. That’s fine! And hey, if you just got a new truck and THAT’S the love of your life, you need to take care of your heavy vehicle use tax, then! But you already paid your HVUT? Remember this, when you buy a rig from another owner who already paid their HVUT fees, you're covered until after the month of sale. From the first day of the following month, it’s up to you, the new owner, to pay the HVUT 2290 from the first day of that month to the end of the tax year.

Basically, the seller gets credited for the taxes they paid before they sold you the vehicle, and then you owe the difference. And if you have questions about filing that 2290, call us at 704.234.6005, email us, or hit us up with a live chat from our website!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Easy E-File Form 2290 With ExpressTruckTax



E-Filing Form 2290 is easy when you use  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

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

To get started today, visit or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at  We have Spanish Support too!
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

E-Filing IRS Form 2290 is as Easy as 1,2,3 with ExpressTruckTax!


Step 1: Gather the required information you will need to file.

Step 2: Enter Information
  • Create your account by entering your basic information.  You are even able to create your account using your Facebook or Gmail information.
  • Enter your business information
  • Then select Form 2290, then click Start Return
  • Choose Tax Year
  • Enter Vehicle Information (VIN & Vehicle Weight)
    • You can add multiple vehicles using the bulk upload option
  • Choose IRS payment option and enter information

The program will automatically review the information entered to check for errors.

Step 3: Transmit Information to IRS

That’s it, easy as 1, 2, 3!

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

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Proof of Payment Automatic Notification of IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1


E-file IRS Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax and get automatic notifications of IRS accepted Schedule 1 via email, fax, text or postal mail. 
You can also notify additional email addresses at no additional cost. You can select to fax the return to someone else, so you can notify your leasing company, partner, etc automatically, so the driver does not have to worry about printing, faxing or emailing it to their leasing company, saving them time and money.

We have established partnerships with many trucking companies, through which their drivers can get discounted pricing and are able to take advantage of this automatic proof of payment notification feature, exclusive to ExpressTruckTax.

The Form 2290 can be E-Filed online through the IRS-Authorized E-File provider -  If you have any questions, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Basing the IRS Form 2290 HVUT Tax on weight is fairer

The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the unloaded weight of the motor vehicle and any trailers together with the maximum load customarily carried on-road by the truck-trailer combination.

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. Vehicles that weigh over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 annually.

The damage to the road surface caused by heavy trucks is 160,000 times more than that of a car, according to the findings of the American Assciation of State Highways Official (AASHO) road test. The tax, which is based on the vehicle weight, is a significant source of transportation funding in the US.
The HVUT is more fair by ensuring that operators of heavy trucks pay a little more for the highway network relative to the motorists and light trucks who meet their responsibility through other forms of taxes (e.g., registration fees, motor fuel taxes) but do less damage to the system. So it makes more sense that the heavier vehicles pay a higher tax since they are doing more damage to the road.

E-file IRS Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return with and get stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. If you have any questions contact Truck Tax team at 704.234.6005 or email us at
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Just like you, The Express Truck Tax team is always working hard, and sometimes even they may take a little break for a national holiday.

We will not be offering live phone or chat support on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day. You can still email us any questions you may have, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

We hope you are able to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends.

Have A Great Weekend!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

HVUT(Heavy Vehicle Use Tax 2290) Filing for 2012-2013

Each year, heavy vehicles that operate on public roads must file the Form 2290 as part of HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax). This is an annual tax that must be filed for the tax year of July 1 until June 30. As of now, the IRS is not yet accepting this form for the tax year of July 2012 - June 2013. Filing for the Form 2290 should begin on July 1st of 2012.

Beware of scams or other disingenuous offers to file the 2290 now or File Early for this coming Tax Year. The IRS is not yet accepting this Form for the new tax year as of yet.

The only scenario in which someone would need to file now would be if their heavy vehicle was first placed in service during the month of April. In that case, the form 2290 would be due by May 31. This is because vehicles that are placed in service during the tax year must file for the portion of the tax year that they were on the road.
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