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Showing posts with label Heavy vehicle use tax 2290. Show all posts
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Your HVUT Form 2290 Was Due Last Month

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Happy fall! We hope you have been enjoying the cooler temperatures and maybe you’ve had the chance to catch a football game or two. Fall is a great time to relax before the holiday rush begins. You can really take a load off by knowing that you’re already handled you Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) back in August around the 31st when From 2290 was due.

Unless...you missed the deadline?! That means your form is almost a month late. However, you don’t need to panic because the ExpressTruckTax team is here to help! We will answer your questions and explain exactly what you need to do.

My HVUT Is Late, What Do I Do? 


You are probably wondering if there are any penalties for filing late so we will get those out of the way first. The penalty for filing HVUT Form 2290 late is equal to 4.5% of the total tax due assessed on a monthly basis for up to five months. If you also make a late HVUT payment you will also face a monthly penalty of .5% of the total tax due and additional interest charges of .54% will accrue per month as well.

Those are some hefty fees, so it’s best to go ahead and file as soon as possible to avoid having them grow larger. However, if you can provide reasonable cause for filing late you may not face penalties. Simply attach your reasonable cause with your Form 2290 when you file and the IRS may accept or reject it.

The HVUT period started in July 2017 and will end in June 2018. The due date is based on your first used month for your heavy vehicles. You have until the last day of the month following the month you first use your heavy vehicle on public highways to file.

So, because most truckers first used their trucks in July at the beginning of the period, they have until August 31st to file, making it a major HVUT deadline day. However, if first use your truck later in the year, then you have a later deadline. For example, if you first use your truck in November then you have until December 31 to file.

As mentioned above, if you have missed your deadline then it’s best to go ahead and file as soon as possible. Also, if your deadline coming up why not go ahead and knock it out with ExpressTruckTax?

How To File HVUT Form 2290


The e-filing process is quick and easy and can be completed online in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is follow the step by step e-filing guide, and you’ll begin by creating your free ExpressTruckTax account with your email address and personal password.

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Then you will enter your business information such as the name, address, and EIN or Employer Identification Number. Next, you will enter your tax year and first used the month before entering your vehicle information including the VIN or Vehicle Identification Number and the taxable gross weight.

After that, we will calculate the amount of HVUT the IRS for you and you can pay that amount via direct debit or electronic funds withdrawal, EFTPS, check or money order.

Then we will perform a basic error check on your form to catch any simple mistakes. Double check your information to make sure it’s correct, and when you’re ready to pay for your form and transmit it directly to the IRS.

Then within 15 minutes of e-filing, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email!!

Best of all, you don’t need a computer to file. Simply download the ExpressTruckTax App to your smartphone or tablet to file at any time, from any location. This makes it incredibly easy to file while you’re out on a trip because you can handle all of your HVUT form 2290 needs from the comfort of your own cab.

We’re Here To Help


Taxes can be confusing, but with us, they don’t have to be. Contact the dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team at any time, we’re available over the phone Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support and support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

What is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Used For?

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The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT is an annual fee assessed 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. IRS Form 2290 is filed annually to pay the HVUT due on the taxable vehicle and proof of payment is the Stamped Schedule 1.

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 Association 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 ensures that operators of heavy trucks pay a little more for the highway network relative to the motorists than the 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.  The monies collected are used to help pay for road repairs and maintenance.

The IRS has simplified the process of filing Form 2290 and paying your HVUT taxes with the ability to E-File.  Anyone who is filing a return with 25 or more vehicles is required to file electronically, but everyone is encouraged to do so.  Through an IRS Authorized E-File Provider, like ExpressTruckTax.com, you can file your Form 2290, pay your HVUT taxes owed to the IRS and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes.  Having the option to E-File makes the annual filing process quick and easy.

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, October 16, 2013

What is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Used For?

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The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is an annual fee assessed 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. IRS Form 2290 is filed annually to pay the HVUT due on the taxable vehicle and proof of payment is the Stamped Schedule 1.

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 Association 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 ensures that operators of heavy trucks pay a little more for the highway network relative to the motorists than the 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. The monies collected are used to help pay for road repairs and maintenance.

The IRS has simplified the process of filing Form 2290 and paying your HVUT taxes with the ability to E-File.  Anyone who is filing a return with 25 or more vehicles is required to file electronically, but everyone is encouraged to do so.  Through an IRS Authorized E-File Provider, like ExpressTruckTax.com, you can file your Form 2290, pay your HVUT taxes owed to the IRS and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes.  Having the option to E-File makes the annual filing process quick and easy.

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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Monday, July 1, 2013

2013-2014 Form 2290 Tax Year Filing Period Now Open

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The IRS is now accepting Form 2290 Returns for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes for the new 2013 - 2014 Tax Year. Each Heavy Highway Vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds or more must be filed for on an annual basis using Form 2290.

The Filing period for this tax begins today, July 1st and ends on August 31st.

Now that the IRS has officially begun to accept these returns electronically, you can E-File Form 2290 online and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes. In July and August we will provide extended live phone, chat, & email support. 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.

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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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return Form 2290 (HVUT) Information

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HVUT is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax that 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.

You must file Form 2290 for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2012, and ending on June 30, 2013, if a taxable highway motor vehicle (defined below) is registered, or required to be registered, in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

There are a few instances where a vehicle is exempt from paying the HVUT tax, even if most of those instances; a Form 2290 is required to be filed even if no tax is due. You can find detailed information on the IRS site at www.irs.gov/trucker.

You need: Business Details - Business Name (Sole proprietor can use their legal name) and address, EIN (Employer Identification Number), details of the authorized signatory.

Vehicle Details - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Gross weight of the Vehicle.

Form of IRS payment-we suggest direct debit.

Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes must be filed using the Form 2290 on an annual basis. The Tax period for Heavy Vehicles begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.The Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period IS DUE BY August 31st each year.

For New Vehicles placed in service, the IRS Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. For example, if you purchase and first use a vehicle in January, you must file a Form 2290 by the end of February.

You can still paper file, but the IRS requires anyone filing for 25 or more vehicles do so electronically and recommends that everyone do so.

Electronically: File Form 2290 electronically through any electronic return originator (ERO), transmitter, and/or intermediate service provider (ISP) participating in the IRS e-file program for excise taxes, such as ExpressTruckTax.com. For more information on e-file, visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov/efile or visit www.irs.gov/trucker.

Paper: Mail Form 2290 to the address showed under Where to File. If you did not pay the tax using the Electronic Funds Transfer or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), mail Form 2290-V and your check or money order with Form 2290.

Or you can take your Form 2290 to the nearest IRS office.

ExpressTruckTax is an IRS authorized E-file provider for Form 2290, E-file IRS Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return and get IRS 2290stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. If you have any questions call our Truck Tax team at 704.234.6005 or email at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to file a Form 2290 Amendment?

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A Form 2290 Amendment is quite simply, an adjustment or modification to the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Common reasons to file a Form 2290 amendment include:

1. VIN Corrections - A VIN correction would need to be filed if an error was made on the 2290 when entering the 17 character Vehicle Identification Number

2. Taxable Gross Weight Increase - If a 2290 was filed with an incorrect gross weight listed for the vehicle

3. Mileage Exceeded - If a Form 2290 was filed, as a "Suspended Vehicle" and it exceeded the 5,000 mile threshold

The easiest way to file this form is online through ExpressTruckTax.com. As an IRS approved E-File provider, ExpressTruckTax can E-File a 2290 Amendment in just minutes! You can even file a VIN correction for Free. Simply choose the Form 2290 Amendments option as shown below.

To learn more and get started, you can go to ExpressTruckTax.com and E-File your amendment or contact the Truck Tax Experts at 704.234.6005 or Email at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

IRS HVUT Form 2290 Taxes on Truckers

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for truckers is increasing and is expected to continue to increase 10% over the next 10 years. The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is a fee assessed annually on these heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. This tax is paid by filing IRS Form 2290. The current tax period is July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. The deadline to file for all vehicles used during the month of July is August 31, 2012.

The penalty for not filing the IRS Form 2290 by August 31st is equal to 4.5% of total tax due.  This amount is assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Those who choose not to make their HVUT payment also face an additional monthly 0.5% of the tax due penalty. Additional interest charges of 0.54% per month accrue as well. Within 5 months of not filing and paying the HVUT tax, the HVUT liability that was originally $550 will be over $700 in IRS tax debt. In addition to the monetary federal penalties, states suspend the registrations of vehicles for which proof of HVUT payment has not been provided. So not only will the taxpayer owe more money, they will also be unable to renew their registrations, so they will be unable to work. HVUT evasion penalties can even be as severe as fines and incarceration.

There are a few instances where a vehicle is exempt from paying the HVUT tax, even if most of those instances; a Form 2290 is required to be filed even if no tax is due. You can find detailed information on the IRS site at www.irs.gov/trucker.

You can e-file your Form 2290 quickly and easily at ExpressTruckTax.com and receive your Schedule 1 within minutes. Your Schedule 1 serves as proof of payment for your HVUT and when you file by the August 31, 2012 deadline you will avoid any IRS penalties. Contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Form 2290 filing season started for Tax Year 2012-2013, E-file today with ExpressTruckTax

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The Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) filing season for the 2012-2013 tax year has begun!  The deadline for filing your return for all taxable vehicles used during the month of July is August 31, 2012. All tax must be paid in full by the deadline to avoid penalties.

This federal excise tax is imposed through the IRS Form 2290 on an annual basis. This IRS Form 2290 can be E-Filed in just minutes to complete this requirement. Once it is filed, the taxpayer will receive a Stamped Schedule 1. This is required by State DMVs in order to register heavy highway vehicles.
  

If you have not ever E-Filed a tax returns before, there is no need to worry. The E-Filing process is actually easier than paper filing. We at ExpressTruckTax.com also have a dedicated team of customer support professionals available to help you over the phone, email, or online chat (available in English or Spanish). All you need to file this IRS Form is your EIN (Employee Identification Number), Address, Phone Number, VIN’s (Vehicle Identification Numbers), and Gross Vehicle Weight and our program will take care of the rest.

States require a stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax in order to register the vehicle.  Instead of waiting for hours or up to 6 weeks for the IRS to stamp your schedule 1 and send it back to you, Express Truck Tax will get your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing. When you login to the site, you can enter the information for the Form 2290, and Express Truck Tax will then create a Schedule 1 based on that information.  That form will be sent to the IRS electronically, and they will then send the stamped Schedule 1 back to Express Truck Tax, who will then automatically email the file to the taxpayer. 

This document can also be faxed as well as emailed to the taxpayer as soon as the IRS processes the form.  The form will be transmitted with a watermark as well as an IRS E-File logo since the document will not be physically stamped.  When ExpressTruckTax sends the Stamped Schedule 1 to the taxpayer, it will be sent as a pdf attachment.  Although the form will not be physically stamped, the official E-File watermark serves as an official IRS stamp. 

Use ExpressTruckTax.com to file your 2290 return within minutes.  It’s quick and easy to use and if you have any questions, please contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Form 2290 VIN Number Corrections Are Free at ExpressTruckTax.com

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It is always important to be extra careful when filing Form 2290 with the IRS. A small mistake could end up costing you more money or risking an IRS audit. However, if you E-File the IRS HVUT Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes through ExpressTruckTax.com, you have the ability to resubmit it until it is accepted at no extra charge. Likewise, if a mistake is made while entering the Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, a VIN Correction can also be E-Filed for free.

Hassle-free VIN number corrections found exclusively at ExpressTruckTax.  Regardless of how you originally filed your Form 2290 return, you can E-File your VIN correction with ExpressTruckTax.com for FREE with  just a few clicks and get your new IRS Stamped Schedule 1 back within minutes.

To start a VIN Correction you will create a new return, choose 2290 amendment and then choose VIN Correction.  The filing process is simple, takes only minutes and is 100% free.  We at ExpressTruckTax.com are here to get you back on the road as quickly and easily as possible.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

What is My First Used Month(Form 2290)?

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When Filing the IRS Form 2290, you will be asked to provide the First Use month for a vehicle.

This date refers to the time when the vehicle was placed in service during the tax period. If this vehicle has been in service for previous years and will continue to be in service this year, the first use month will be July. This is because the tax period for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes is from July until June.

If a new vehicle is placed in service during the tax period, the first use month would be the month in which the vehicle was first used. If a vehicle was only used during part of the tax period, the tax for the year will be prorated.

To e-file a Form 2290 online, you can use www.ExpressTruckTax.com and if you have any questions about your First Use Month, you can contact the Truck Tax Experts at 704.234.6005.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

About the Internal Revenue Service Form 2290

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Each Year, excise taxes must be paid for Heavy Highway Vehicles used on public roads. This tax is commonly referred to as HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) or simply Truck Taxes.

This federal excise tax is imposed through the IRS Form 2290 on an annual basis. This IRS Form can be E-Filed in just minutes to complete this requirement. Once it is filed, the taxpayer will receive a Stamped Schedule 1. This is required by State DMVs in order to register heavy highway vehicles.

If you have not ever E-Filed a tax returns before, there is no need to worry. The E-Filing process is actually easier than paper filing. We at ExpressTruckTax.com also have a dedicated team of customer support professionals available to help you over the phone, email, or online chat (available in English or Spanish). All you need to file this IRS Form is your EIN (Employee Identification Number), Address, Phone Number, VIN’s (Vehicle Identification Numbers), and Gross Vehicle Weight and our program will take care of the rest.

Another great service that Express Truck Tax provides is the option to instantly notify your Contracting, Leasing, or Trucking, etc. Company the Schedule 1 as soon as it is accepted by the IRS. This process helps eliminate steps for the person filing. Many Trucking Companies require some kind of proof that their driver filed their Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes properly.

Instead of waiting for hours or up to 6 weeks for the IRS to stamp your schedule 1 and send it back to you, Express Truck Tax will get your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing. When you login to the site, you can enter the information for the Form 2290, and Express Truck Tax will then create a Schedule 1 based on that information. That form will be sent to the IRS electronically, and they will then send the stamped Schedule 1 back to Express Truck Tax, who will then automatically email the file to the taxpayer.

This document can also be faxed as well as emailed to the taxpayer as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will be transmitted with a watermark as well as an IRS E-File logo since the document will not be physically stamped. When ExpressTruckTax sends the Stamped Schedule 1 to the taxpayer, it will be sent as a pdf attachment. Although the form will not be physically stamped, the official E-File watermark serves as an official IRS stamp.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Express Truck Tax Customer Spotlight!

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These Pictures comes from Mayday Enterprises of Michigan Trucking. 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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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Filing IRS HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax

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Filing Form 2290 online is very simple through ExpressTruckTax.com - An IRS Authorized E-File provider. All that is needed is basic information about the vehicle such as its first use month, taxable gross weight, and VIN. All taxable highway motor vehicles must file this form.

You may be asking yourself, what does the IRS consider to be a taxable highway motor vehicle? Well, the IRS considers Highway Motor Vehicles to be taxable if it is a self-propelled vehicle that is designed to transport a load over public highways. Such vehicles may include trucks, truck tractors, and even buses. The IRS does not usually consider vehicles like vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks, or other similar vehicles because they typically weigh less than 55,000 pounds.

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. And last but not least, for vehicles that weigh over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 annually.

www.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 taken care of soon because the due date for all vehicles.
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Friday, May 11, 2012

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

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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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Thursday, April 19, 2012

E-File a Form 2290 Online and Save Time on your HVUT filing

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Each Year, Heavy Vehicle owners must file an IRS Form 2290 in order to fulfill the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. This applies to all vehicles whose taxable gross weight is 55,000 pounds or more. This also only applies to vehicles operating on public roads for at least 5,000 miles during the tax year of July 1 - June 30. This mileage limit is different for agricultural [or farm] vehicles. Vehicles that are used for agriculture are allowed to travel up to 7,500 miles on public roads during the year and still remain exempt from the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.

There are three different categories for HVUT rates for these vehicles. Vehicles below 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. Finally, for vehicles that are over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 per year.

Although it is rare, some Vehicles that fit the above description may be exempt from the HVUT and Filing requirements of Form 2290. To officially be exempt from filing Form 2290, the vehicle must be owned and operated by the following:

The District of Columbia
The Federal Government
State or local government
Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Association, or Rescue Squad
Indian Tribe Government (Only if the Vehicle is used for essential Tribe or Government Function)
American National Red Cross
Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles

As mentioned previously, a Form 2290 must be filed annually for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the tax period. The Tax Period is from July 1st, and ends on June 30th. A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service. The due date for each month is the last day of the following month. For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on April 3, the Form 2290 will be due on May 31.

www.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 taken care of soon because the due date for all vehicles.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service Will Not Mail Form 2290

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Earlier in the year, The Internal Revenue Service announced that they will not be mailing Form 2290 to taxpayers this year. This step was taken due to the increase in electronic filing. Although the IRS Requires Trucking Companies with 25 or more Heavy Vehicles to e-file, the IRS actively encourages everyone needing to file the Form 2290 to e-file. The IRS has legitimate reason to do this because filing electronically is the quickest, easiest, and safest way to file tax returns.

Fortunately, it has become incredibly simple to file Form 2290 or other Tax forms associated with the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) such as Form 8849. All you have to do is go to www.ExpressTruckTax.com and start filing. You can file your Schedule 1 for Form 2290, Form 8849, A VIN Correction, and Fuel Tax (IFTA).

The easy-to-use system created by the Express Truck Tax team allows the user to walk through the process at their own speed and asks questions in plain English, not confusing tax jargon. There are even special deals for Owner-Operators who need to file for multiple vehicles. Tax Professionals may also benefit from special pricing for multiple filings.

What is IRS Form 2290?
The IRS Form 2290 exists as a way to pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, which must be filed with the IRS for any highway motor vehicle that exceeds a gross weight of 55,000 pounds. IRS Form 2290 also includes what is known as a Schedule 1, which is used to report all vehicles for which you are reporting tax (including an increase in taxable gross weight) and those that you are reporting suspension of the tax by category and vehicle identification number (VIN). The Schedule 1 may also be used as proof of payment to register your vehicle in any state. Use the stamped Schedule 1 that was returned to you by the IRS for this purpose.

Who Must File?
You must file a Form 2290 and Schedule 1 for the tax period beginning on July 1st, and ending on June 30th, if a highway motor vehicle is registered, or required to be registered, in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Any type of business entity may file a Form 2290 with the IRS.

How much is the Tax?
There are three different categories for HVUT rates for these vehicles. Vehicles Below 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. Finally, for vehicles that are over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 per year.

The gross taxable weight is calculated by adding the following:
Unloaded weight of vehicle, fully equipped for service.
Unloaded weight of any trailers equipped for service and customarily used in combination with the vehicle
Weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle.
Who is Exempt?
Although it is rare, some Vehicles that fit the above description may be exempt from the HVUT and Filing requirements of Form 2290. To officially be exempt from filing Form 2290, the vehicle must be owned and operated by the following:
The Federal Government
The District of Columbia
state or local government
American National Red Cross
Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Association, or Rescue Squad
Indian Tribe Government (Only if the Vehicle is Used for essential Tribe or Government Function)
Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles
Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
As mentioned earlier, the ideal e-file provider for this service is www.ExpressTruckTax.com. They provide a very excellent service for all Truck Tax Needs. And since the current tax year has been delayed due to slow congressional action, the filing period for this tax will be November 1 - November 30. Due to this shorter filing season, it is even more beneficial to file online in order to be sure that your return is accepted before the deadline.
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Choosing an IRS-Authorized e-file Provider for Form 2290 (HVUT)

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In order to file HVUT, or Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, you must file IRS Form 2290. If you have been in the Transportation industry for many years, then you are likely more familiar with the process for filing this form with the IRS. However, there have been some huge technology advances in the past few years and the IRS now accepts and encourages taxpayers to E-File their 2290 Form.

To take advantage of this new simpler process, you will need to use an online service provider for the IRS Form 2290. Our need to select the one that is right for you! In making these decisions, there are a few things that you should consider. When you select a provider, make sure that they are an authorized IRS E-File Provider. You should also make sure that they can handle all of your truck tax needs. Some e-filing services can only handle the Form 2290 and nothing else. A third item to consider is a provider that is entirely web-based.

As for the Authorized E-File Providers, you should look on their website for a statement that they are indeed authorized by the IRS to E-File. You can also refer to the IRS Website to see a complete list of Authorized E-File Providers.

If you are filing Truck Taxes for more than just the Form 2290, such as IFTA, or Form 8849 then it would be beneficial to have them all filed from the same place. Some service providers are exclusively for Form 2290, or Form 8849, etc. It would be most economical and convenient to get them all filed in the same place.

In this day and age, it is silly to not use an e-file provider that is not completely web-based. If the system is not web based, then there is less reason to use them. The IRS actually recommends E-Filing because of its speed and security. If you are required to download lots of files and store information on your computer, the system is not completely web based. The benefits of a web-based system are obviously the speed of transfer to the IRS when you are finished, but also the security of storing your information online instead of on your computer.

ExpressTruckTax.com is one such provider. Their system is entirely web-based, they are a one-stop-shop for truck tax needs, and they are authorized by the IRS as an official E-File provider. They are also terrific when it comes to customer support! You can contact their wonderful team of Truck Tax experts anytime! They offer live chat & phone support Mon-Fri, as well as email support 24/7. This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes. The file is electronically submitted to the IRS, and within minutes the file is processed by the IRS and sent back to the person filing. The form will then contain a watermark from the IRS as proof that it has been processed.
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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Express Truck Tax is Your All-In-One Provider of U.S Federal Tax Forms 2290 and 8849

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ExpressTruckTax.com has everything you need to to file your truck taxes online so that you can keep on rolling. It is packed with all sorts of features that benefit Owner Operators, Trucking Companies, and other service providers filing HVUT.

One of the most commonly filed IRS forms among those in the Trucking Industry is the IRS Form 2290, and its accompanying Schedule 1. With Express Truck tax, you can easily file this IRS form online in minutes, and for as little as $9.90, it is the most attractive price in the industry.  

After filing Form 2290 with the IRS through Express Truck Tax, the person filing will receive Free Fax and Email Notifications to let them know that the Schedule 1 is ready. Express Truck Tax also offers optional Text Message reminders as well. Once the IRS processes the Return, you will be notified so that you can print your stamped schedule 1. Express Truck Tax can also notify your contracting (leasing) company to let them know that your payment has been made.

When creating your Form 2290 online, Express Truck Tax will automatically create a Form 8849 for credits. There is also the option to upload an Excel Template for a multiple vehicle filing.  You can file for only 1 truck or up to 40,000 vehicles with our Enterprise Filing!  Express Truck Tax also offers flexible pricing plans to fit any fleet. Tax professionals and CPAs also receive custom discounted pricing to file for many of their clients.  

The customer service does not stop once the form is filed. Express Truck Tax also offers Free VIN corrections so that no one is penalized for a simple typo. There is also the ability to amend a previously filed Form 2290 through the service. For any questions about the service, Express Truck Tax offers unlimited, USA-based customer support via email, chat, and phone. Simply email support@ExpressTruckTax.com, call 704-234-6005, or go to ExpressTruckTax.com to live chat with the excellent customer support professionals.  

You can file your Form 2290 (HVUT) in just minutes via self-service, file by phone and full service, meaning you can register and file yourself, or have us take care of the filing. Either way, this easy-to-use software will save you time and money. Express2290.com was built by one of the most talented teams in the industry—no one has more experience in HVUT E-Filing!

Get started today at ExpressTruckTax.com. Email us at support@expressexcise.com or call 704-234-6005.

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