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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Forgot to File IRS Form 2290? How to Avoid More Penalties

Truck drivers who missed the IRS Tax Form 2290 hurry to file IRS 2290 to avoid further penalties.
So, you forgot to file IRS 2290 before September 3rd, 2019.

You’ll want to file IRS Form 2290 now to avoid further penalties.

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ll talk about what exactly happens when you miss the IRS Form 2290 deadline, and how to rectify the situation by filing IRS 2290 online.

Here are the IRS 2290 instructions for filing after the IRS 2290 deadline.

Filing IRS Form 2290 After The Deadline

IRS 2290 Penalties

If you still need to file your IRS Tax Form 2290, your penalty is 4.5% of your total HVUT 2290 amount, plus additional interest of 0.54% each month for up to 5 months.

If you already filed HVUT Form 2290 but have not paid your HVUT 2290 tax amount, your penalty is only 0.5% per month, plus the same interest of 0.54%.

You may be able to avoid these penalties if you attach an explanation of the reasonable cause for late filing to your HVUT Form 2290.

However, don’t count on it. File IRS Form 2290 ASAP to avoid further penalty, don’t just assume that your explanation will be accepted and take your time filing.

2290 Proof of Payment

You’ll also need to file HVUT Form 2290 quickly in order to stay compliant on the roads.

After you’ve filed IRS Form 2290, you’ll receive a 2290 proof of payment, which is essentially a receipt for your 2290 highway use tax.

You must take this document on the road with you for legal operation. Your 2290 proof of payment is also required for things like tag renewals, international travel, and more.

The sooner you file IRS Tax Form 2290 online, the sooner you’ll receive your 2290 proof of payment.

IRS 2290 Instructions For Filing IRS 2290 Online

Filing IRS 2290 online is simple. The IRS actually recommends online filing because of how efficient it is.

Here are the IRS 2290 instructions in 4 simple steps:

You cannot file IRS 2290 online from the IRS website, you must choose an IRS-authorized e-file provider.

That’s where ExpressTruckTax comes in.

ExpressTruckTax is the industry's leading IRS-authorized provider, offering HVUT Form 2290 in a matter of minutes through secure, cloud-based software.

Plus, our 100% US-based team is here with you every step of the way, no automated phone service.

Simply create a free account, enter your information, undergo a free, instant error check, and transmit your HVUT Form 2290 to the IRS. It’s that simple.

Once you’ve filed your 2290 highway use tax, you’ll receive your 2290 proof of payment in minutes.

Get started now! 

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should File With ExpressTruckTax


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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Friday, January 19, 2018

Your Trucking Guide To IRP Reporting

ExpressTruckTax makes Form 2290 easy
When it comes to truck taxes there are multiple forms to file and tons of deadlines. We know that you’re familiar with your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290, and you regularly file your quarterly IFTA return, but what about your IRP return?

Your IRP return is actually pretty closely related to your HVUT return, and IFTA report, because you need your Schedule 1 to complete your IRP return, and you also need to track your mileage per jurisdiction. This may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help clear everything up.

The Trucking Guide To IRP Reporting

First of all, IRP is the International Registration Plan and it’s a reciprocal agreement that authorizes proportional registration among the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces.

This agreement provides apportioned payments based off of the total distance operated in each jurisdiction (state). That means the operator of the vehicle must report the number of miles traveled per jurisdiction on an annual basis and pay the amount of taxes they owe to their base jurisdiction (home state).

IRP Requirements

You are responsible for completing your IRP return if you operate a heavy vehicle that operates in more than one jurisdiction and it:

  • Weighs more than 26,000 pounds
  • Has three or more axles, regardless of weight, or
  • Is a power unit and trailer with a gross vehicle weight higher than 26,000 pounds.
To first receive your IRP license you must register with your base jurisdiction. Then you will receive your IRP license, which should be carried in your cab at all times. You will also have a specially marked license plate.

Then each year you will need to file your IRP return to renew your tags and to continue legally operating in multiple jurisdictions. Your IRP return deadline is based on the expiration date on your license plate.

In order to complete your return, you need to list the mileage traveled per jurisdiction during the year. Your mileage can be recorded with the same online program you use for your IFTA report, like ExpressIFTA.

Easily file HVUT Form 2290 online with ExpressTruckTax
ExpressIFTA makes it incredibly easy to import all of your information and track it in one convenient location online. You can use the bulk upload feature to import all of your information at once or import all of your data from your ELD device.

You also need a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 to complete your IRP return. You stamped Schedule 1 serves as proof of completing your HVUT Form 2290.

E-Filing Form 2290

You can actually easily file your truck tax from with ExpressTruckTax to instantly receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

All you have to do to get started is create your free account. Then you can follow our step-by-step instructions to quickly complete your form and transmit directly to the IRS. Then in about 15 minutes you'll get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1. This is the fastest and easiest way to complete your truck taxes.

Plus, if you need any assistance the live, US-based ExpressTruckTax team is standing by to help. Give us a call Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support at
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Don't Let Your HVUT 2290 Form Get Rejected

ExpressTruckTax knows you need an EIN to file Form 2290
Whenever your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is due you definitely want to get it in by the deadline to avoid penalties. However, part of making the deadline in time is correctly filing, so your form isn’t rejected.

If your Form 2290 is rejected it’s up to you to file corrections and resubmit it to the IRS by the deadline! If you wait too close to the deadline to file then you might not have time to correct it! So, let's get your form accepted the first time around. Check out why Form 2290s get rejected so you can avoid making the same mistake.

Why Form 2290s Are Rejected

You Need An EIN To File

You are required to provide an EIN (Employer Identification Number) on your 2290 Form to complete it. An EIN is used to identify your business, so it’s different from your social security number (SSN), which is used to identify you as a person.

You can’t use your SSN in place of your EIN on your Form 2290 or it will instantly be rejected. If you do not have an EIN you can apply for one with the IRS online for free. Just keep in mind that when you apply you will instantly receive your EIN, but it takes at least 2 weeks to become updated in the IRS’s system and your form may get rejected during that time.

Your EIN Needs To Match

The IRS will be checking to see if your information on your Form 2290 matches what the IRS has on file. They will be taking an extra close look to make sure that your EIN matches your business name. If this information doesn’t match then your form could be rejected.

Before you file your Form 2290 you can call the IRS at 1-888-829-4933 to make sure your information matches what they have on file.

Duplicates Are Rejected

During each HVUT period, each VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can only be filed for once. Make sure you carefully enter your VIN on your form so it’s error free. If it matches another VIN by mistake your form will be rejected. If you enter the incorrect VIN, don’t worry. You can quickly correct it for free with ExpressTruckTax.
Easily file and correct HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax

Also, make sure that you aren’t filing for the previous tax period because that would make your form a duplicate. The current HVUT tax period runs from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

The IRS Needs Their Money

Unfortunately, when filing Form 2290 you have to pay the amount of HVUT you owe to the IRS. When e-filing you can pay the IRS through direct debit or electronic funds withdrawal. In order to do so, you must provide your bank account number and routing transfer number (RTN).

If you enter these numbers incorrectly, with even just one number off, the IRS will not be able to retrieve funds from your account and your Form 2290 will be rejected. This information can be found on one of your checks.

Your form will also be rejected if your account doesn’t have enough funds to cover the amount you owe. If your form is rejected due to having the wrong RTN you can edit your form. If you have insufficient funds in your account you can choose a different payment method.

ExpressTruckTax Can Help

After quickly and easily e-filing your HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, you will be notified via email if your form has been rejected. You can then use our step-by-step instructions to edit your form and retransmit it to the IRS as many times as necessary. Plus, our outstanding, US-based support team is also standing by to help.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Your HVUT Form 2290 Is Due Today

Did you notice that alarm going off in the back of your mind? That’s totally normal, don’t worry about it. It simply means that the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline is here. Wait for what?! Actually, you may need to get moving a little, because today, August 31, is your last day to file without facing major 2290 penalties.

So, take a deep breath, relax, and head to ExpressTruckTax to knock out your Form 2290 in a matter of minutes. The process is quick and easy, so you don’t need to panic or feel the need to rush. Go ahead and file right now so you can get back to focusing on the road.

The HVUT Form 2290 Deadline Is Here

You need to file your Form 2290 online today or you could be subject to major penalties. For example, the penalty for failing to file by the deadline is 4.5% of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis for up to five months. If you file late and fail to make an HVUT payment by the deadline you’ll also face a monthly fee of .5% of the total tax you owe. Plus, an additional interest charge of .54% will also accrue.

If you think that amount doesn’t seem like much, think again! If you originally owed the IRS $550 then that amount would climb to $700 by the end of the five-month delinquency period. Plus, some states suspend vehicle registrations until proof of your HVUT payment can be provided.

That’s why it’s super important to file by the deadline. By filing with ExpressTruckTax you will get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within 15 minutes of filing. You can also choose to have it faxed or mailed to you.

Your stamped Schedule 1 serves as your proof of HVUT payment, so you really need it. Plus, it’s required by the DMV to register new heavy vehicles and to renew your tags. Without it, you won’t be legally operating your truck!

Enough chit chat, you know you have to file, so here’s how you do it. Head to and follow their step-by-step guide in order to instantly complete your form. The instructions will tell you what information needs to go where.

If you’re out on the road, you don’t need to find a computer or an IRS office to file. Simply download the ExpressTruckTax mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. This way you can file from any location from the comfort of your own cab.

Don’t forget about the easiest way to file with TSNAmerica. All you have to do is call them at 803.386.0320 and one of their US-based representatives will file for you, over the phone. With 1 fast call, you’ll complete your Form 2290 and then receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

We’re Here To Help

If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to call the dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team. We will be more than happy to answer all of your questions. Call us at 704.234.6005 Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST, connect with us via live chat, or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at Extended hours of support will be offered during the deadline.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Save Time & Bulk Upload Multiple 2290 Forms

Save Time & Bulk Upload Multiple 2290 Forms
One of the best things about the trucking industry is how diverse it is.

One trucker might be an owner-operator, the other might be a company man for a large fleet. Either way, they’re going to have to file Form 2290. Taxable vehicles include any highway motor vehicles that have a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

So that probably covers your entire fleet. But how can you file HVUT for all of your vehicles? The answer is simple: bulk uploading and ExpressTruckTax's TruckZone feature.

Why Should I Bulk Upload?

First of all, it’s easy. Instead of entering each record one-by-one, you fill out a spreadsheet and our program does the rest.

Here’s what you do:

  • Login to our system, download the official spreadsheet. 
  • Go field by field and enter the appropriate information in the right format. 
  • After the form is complete, head back to ExpressTruckTax and upload the file.
  • Our software will check for errors and make sure each field is correct. 
  • Note, if you already have your own spreadsheet use our smart upload. We will make sure fields match on our end, so that you don’t waste time making a new spreadsheet. 
  • Make sure everything looks right.
  • Pay and transmit!

Finally, once you get your fleet’s vehicles uploaded, your trucks will be saved year to year thanks to our TruckZone.

What Is TruckZone?

When you need to e-file Form 2290 for multiple vehicles, TruckZone is a lifesafer. Working as virtual fleet, TruckZone keeps all of your vehicles on record so you can access them at any time.

Let’s say you need to file HVUT for 10 trucks. This feature lets you create your own truck tax zone where you can select the 10 trucks which need an HUT filing. In a few minutes, you can e-file form 2290 for all 10, and receive 10 stamped Schedule 1’s in just minutes.

Related Blog: Bulk Uploading: HVUT for Fleets

With TruckZone and bulk uploading in your virtual tax toolbox, you’ll be the master of heavy vehicle use taxes!

If you have any questions about using TruckZone, give our customer support experts a call at 704.234.6005.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 HVUT 2290 Season!

2016 HVUT 2290 Season
Welcome to the 2016 HVUT 2290 Season!
Hooray - the HVUT Form 2290 filing season starts today!

Who’s excited? OK, I know, it’s a little much to get excited over taxes but when you use services like ExpressTruckTax there’s reason to celebrate.

Our interview-style format and friendly customer support representatives make it easy for your to e-file your Form 2290 to the IRS without ever having to leave the comfort of your own truck.

That’s right! Ditch the long lines at the IRS office and leave the complicated paperwork behind. ExpressTruckTax is the future of  HVUT Form 2290 e-filing

ExpressTruckTax Offers

When you make the right choice to use ExpressTruckTax you’ll get surprised at all of the great offers that come with it.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at all of these great features are included in your account:

  • Complete e-filing of your 2290
  • Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes - sent by fax or email
  • E-filing Form 2290 amendments
  • 2290 VIN corrections 
  • Unlimited submissions for rejected Form 2290s
  • Instant tax audit
  • Text notifications 
  • Instant proof of payment notification 
  • A friendly USA-based support anytime you need it

So now that the season is officially here and you have a service ready to help you, let’s get to e-filing and receiving that stamped Schedule 1 before the rush hits.

Create your free account at ExpressTruckTax now and start e-filing your HVUT Form 2290 now so you can get back to doing more of what you love—keeping America running.

Visit to e-file your HVUT Form 2290 today!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What is Form 2290?


The IRS Form 2290 is used to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT as it is commonly known. The Form 2290 must be filed on an annual basis for every heavy vehicle weighing at least 55,000 pounds.

All you need to E-File is your Basic Business information, your Vehicle Identification Number or VIN, and the Gross Vehicle Weight.

The best way to file Form 2290 is through - the Authorized IRS E-file Provider. With ExpressTruckTax, this form can be completed and submitted to the IRS within minutes.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, you can use www.ExpressTruckTax.comContact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Monday, July 16, 2012

E-File IRS Form 2290 for 2012-2013 tax year from a Smartphone!


The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes can now be E-Filed from any smartphone or mobile device using the Mobile Site -

Here, you can sign into your account, or create a new one. To really save time, you can sign in with your Google or Facebook account. 

The mobile version of ExpressTruckTax is just as easy to use as the full site. Here you can add taxable vehicles, suspended vehicles, setup notifications, and even File your return with the IRS.

There's nothing to sync or download. just logon from your phone and E-File in minutes. Contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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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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Friday, November 11, 2011

Express Truck Tax Offers Top Quality Customer Support to e-file IRSForm 2290!

The Customer Service team at Express Truck Tax is always standing by to take any calls, emails or online chats that come their way. No automated responses or long on-hold times. Just high quality customer support. Their support center is US-Based in Rock Hill, South Carolina and they make sure to treat all callers with a true southern hospitality.

For anyone who needs to file a Form 2290 for their Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) Express Truck Tax is the best way to go! They offer the best prices and the best support out there. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few words from our customers over the past week:

“I was skeptical of using an online provider for this, but after I spoke with the folks at Express Truck Tax, I was able to complete this Form in just a few minutes!”
-Bradley G.
New Mexico

“No More waiting at the IRS office for me! Even for the minor fee, Express Truck Tax is totally worth it”
-Harold W.

“When it comes to computers, I am pretty much illiterate, but Express Truck Tax really made it easy for me to File my 2290 and get my Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes.”
-Ruth D.
North Carolina

“I used another provider last year, and I was shocked to find that Express Truck Tax offered better prices, customer service and the system was even easier to use. Using was a no brainer.”
-Max R.

“As a tax preparer, I used to prepare the Form 2290 by hand and paper files it with the IRS for all my clients. has saved me so much time. I couldn't do without it!”
-Joel L.

Don’t waste any more time! Get your Form 2290 Filed today and join the thousands of others who have received their Schedule 1 in minutes! HVUT is due on November 30. You can always contact Express Truck Tax for any Truck Tax questions!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to Pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with IRS Form 2290?

Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, must be filed annually by the registered owners of heavy highway vehicles used on public roads. This tax is typically collected for the tax period which ranges from July to June of the next year. Until recently, these forms had to be paper filed either in the IRS office, or by postal mail. The IRS has recently begun to accept and encourage taxpayers to E-File this return now. is an IRS authorized E-File provider for this form. To file this form electronically using this service, it takes only a few minutes of your time. Once the form is submitted to the IRS, the taxpayer will receive a Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing in an email as a pdf attachment.

To pay this tax, the IRS offers several different methods of payment. They accept Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, and Check or Money Order.

An Electronic Funds Withdrawal can be from either a checking or savings account. All that is needed to set this up is a routing number and an account number.

EFTPS stands for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. To pay using this method, one must already have an account set up with EFTPS. If you do not already have an EFTPS account, it can take 2 weeks or more to create one.

And of course there is also the option to pay either by check or money order. For either of these forms of payment, you can download a payment voucher from Express Truck Tax after you have gone through the process of filing. If you selected to pay by check or money order, you will have the option to download a Payment voucher from the Action column of the dashboard of your account. With this voucher, you can mail the check or money order to your local IRS office. Even if you select to pay by check or money order, you can still E-File the Form 2290 instantly. The Form will still be accepted by the IRS and the person filing will still receive a stamped schedule 1 within minutes. The check or money order would be due by November 30th.

To pay the minor processing fees to Express Truck Tax, you can pay by debit card, credit card, or by an Electronic Funds withdrawal. If you choose to pay by electronic funds withdrawal, you can use the same account that the taxes were paid from.

For Service providers such as tax professionals or Trucking associations that need to file many 2290 Forms. Express Truck Tax also offers several prepayment options. This includes buying credits for future returns, unlimited returns per client, and unlimited filings for the year for various prices.
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