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Showing posts with label IFTA deadlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IFTA deadlines. Show all posts

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Trucking 101: Everything You Need to Know About ExpressTruckTax

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Truck driver driving in the mountains; uses ExpressTruckTax to file IRS 2290.
You might already know that ExpressTruckTax is here for your Form 2290 filing needs.

In fact, we’re the industry-leading e-file provider for IRS 2290.

But what else do you know? Find out other ways we can help you with truck taxes to take the paperwork out of trucking.

Truck Taxes

IRS Form 2290

Did you use ExpressTruckTax to file Form 2290 this year? If so, thanks for choosing us!

Our number 1 referral method is word of mouth, so be sure to tell your friends about your experience.

If you didn’t file with ExpressTruckTax, or haven’t heard of us before, here’s the rundown:

1.  ExpressTruckTax is an IRS-authorized e-file provider.

That means our system is authorized by the IRS to participate in the IRS e-file program. Not only are we backed by the IRS, but we run on cloud-based software, keeping your sensitive information safe and secure.

2.  ExpressTruckTax takes the paperwork out of filing.

No, seriously. You never need to touch a piece of paper to file IRS 2290, and you definitely don’t have to stand in those ridiculous lines at the IRS. Honestly, I hope no one is still doing that.

3.  ExpressTruckTax is here for you.

The ExpressTruckTax support team is a 100% US-based, live support team, meaning you’ll always get a real human on the phone who knows what they’re talking about.

Best of all, you’ll get your IRS 2290 stamped Schedule 1 just minutes after filing Form 2290.

IFTA Fuel Tax

So, maybe you knew all that, but did you know we can help with IFTA filing too?

Simply log in to your ExpressTruckTax account, or create one for free. Then, select the “IFTA” tab at the top of the home page.

IFTA filing has never been easier. It’s all the ease of Form 2290, but with IFTA reporting!

Don’t forget, your 3rd quarter IFTA deadline is October 31, 2019. File your IFTA fuel tax by Halloween to avoid penalties and interest.

Truck Drivers Are Our Priority

Now you know a little bit about how ExpressTruckTax can help you, especially with IRS Form 2290 and IFTA fuel tax.

We’re here for you. Our top-notch customer support team is available to help, whether you need to make a correction on your Form 2290, have questions about IFTA filing, or need clarity on truck taxes and deadlines.

We’re here to take some of the hassle and paperwork out of being a truck driver, but most importantly, we’re here for you.


Check out our other blogs to find more resources to help you succeed in the trucking industry.

Happy trucking!








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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Reefer Fuel: What You Need to Know to File IFTA Online

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Trucks with reefer trailers will complete their IFTA filing differently.
IFTA tax is a quarterly tax, meaning there are 4 IFTA deadlines.

The 3rd quarter IFTA deadline is October 31 - Are you prepared?

IFTA reporting covers a multitude of states, each with different rules.

So, what are the specific guidelines on reefer fuel and how do they affect IFTA filing?

IFTA Filing & Reefer Fuel

Reefer Fuel

A reefer is a refrigerated trailer or shipping container used for transport of temperature-sensitive cargo.

Refrigeration units that use reefer fuel are not taxed like other fuel.

The main takeaway is that reefer fuel is NOT included in IFTA filing when it is used to power the refrigeration unit of the trailer.

You should always purchase reefer fuel on a separate fuel receipt when fueling your power unit.

Pumping reefer fuel on the same fuel receipt will lower your MPG and cost you more IFTA fuel tax. Plus, in the event of an IFTA audit, you will be penalized and incur added interest.

IFTA Reporting Guidelines

You’re entitled to a tax refund on every gallon of reefer fuel purchased. To complete the federal tax refund form, you’ll need the total number of gallons purchased during the tax year.

In return, the IRS will send you a check for the amount of federal tax paid on each gallon.

If you forget to file for this refund, you can file up to 3 years back to claim it after the fact.

Before you start IFTA reporting, you’ll want to check with your base jurisdiction to see how they handle reefer fuel.

For instance, in some states if you have only one tank that both propels your vehicle and runs refrigeration, all fuel is included in IFTA fuel tax. If you have two separate containers, you’ll need to fuel separately and keep receipts.

Check with your base jurisdiction to make sure you understand their specific process for reefer fuel.

File IFTA Online

IFTA reporting can be tricky, but save yourself the time and headache when you file IFTA online.

ExpressIFTA will generate your IFTA fuel tax form for you, as well as accurate IFTA fuel tax calculations.

To file IFTA online, simply create a free account, enter your information, and generate your IFTA fuel tax form.

Then, all that’s left is to file your IFTA fuel tax with your base jurisdiction. 













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