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Showing posts with label IRS 2290 Deadline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IRS 2290 Deadline. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2015

It's 2290 Deadline Day!

Hard to believe another tax season has come and gone; it seems like it just began. Today officially marks the deadline for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes and Form 2290, and for those of you that haven’t filed yet, it’s time to get a move on!

Why push off what you have to do any longer and subject yourself to late penalties? We know you give enough of your hard-earned money to the IRS every year, so make sure that you get filed on time so you don’t have to give them any more!

How Can I File Today?

Just head on over to, and you can get e-filed and receive your Schedule 1 in minutes! If you haven’t already filed with us before, you’ll need to create an account. All you’ll need to e-file is your:

  • EIN (employer identification number)
  • Vehicle VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Vehicle Taxable Gross Weight (Weight of Truck+Trailer+Maximum Load)

Once you finish your filing, we’ll send you a copy of your Schedule 1 to your email as soon as it’s accepted, which usually takes 20 minutes or less. You’ll also have the option to receive a text notification upon acceptance, automatic fax of your Schedule 1, and even a postal mailing of your full form if you’d like.

Plus, if you’ve filed with us before and none of your information has changed, you can copy last year’s return! Just click “Start New Return” from your dashboard after login, and then after choosing the tax year and first used month, just select “Copy a Previously Accepted Return”. No needless data entry, just click, pay, and transmit. Doesn’t get much easier than that, right?

What Happens if I Don’t Get Filed Today?

Well we don’t want to scare you but if you don’t file on time, you will be subject to late fees and penalties. The penalty for late payment of highway use taxes is 4.5% interest that accrues monthly on the total tax amount due. So for those of you with larger tax bills be sure that you file on time, because the interest will add up in a hurry.

If you need any help going through our software or have any 2290 related questions, just give our support specialists a call at 704.234.6005, or email us at We’ll be extending our support hours just for YOU! That’s right, we’ll be here all day for the deadline to help answer any of your questions and to make sure you get filed.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Form 2290 Deadline for Vehicles First Used in March 2014

If you placed your vehicle on the road in March, the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles is Wednesday April 30th. That's tomorrow! You can do this in minutes when you use to pay this tax online. It is easy to use and simple to understand. You can file HVUT for your Taxable Vehicles in just minutes. A vehicle is considered to be a taxable vehicle if is was operating on public roads between the tax periods of July through June and has a taxable gross weight of at least 55,000 pounds and travels at least 5,000 miles during the tax period (7,500 miles if used for agriculture).

When using to e-file your HVUT, here is a helpful checklist to guide you through the filing process:

  • Review Federal Tax ID or EIN
  • Review your Tax Year and Month
  • Review your VIN
  • Sign and date your return electronically
  • Choose IRS payment option
  • Review all the information
  • Double check your Business Name
  • E-file your 2290 Return 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 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 by the deadline to avoid possible IRS penalties.

If you have any questions about e-filing your 2290, give the ExpressTruckTax Support Team call at 704.234.6005 or email us at Just a reminder: the IRS will begin accepting 2290 Returns for the 2014-2015 period on July 1st.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Deadline Reminder: Vehicles First Used In February

Today is deadline to file IRS Form 2290 HVUT for vehicles first used in February. The amount will be prorated for just the months left in the 2013-2014 HVUT tax calendar.

What is the IRS Form 2290?
This form is used to figure and pay the tax due on a highway motor vehicle that 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 tax period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

What is required to E-file?
To e-file you need your business details - business name (sole proprietor can use their legal name) and address, Employer Identification Number (EIN), details of the authorized signatory. Please note: you must have an EIN to file Form 2290. If you do not have one yet, you can visit IRS Online EIN Application to apply for one.

You need the details of your vehicle - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Gross Weight of the vehicle.

If you choose to pay the IRS by direct debit, have the routing number and the account number ready. 

Once you transmit your 2290 to the IRS, you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. Your Stamped Schedule 1 is your receipt and proof of payments for your From 2290.

What if I can't get to a computer to e-file?
If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer, you can create an account and e-file directly from your phone using our mobile site - 

Your tax due will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the current tax year. So vehicles that were put in service during the month of February will need to file IRS Form 2290 by midnight tonight, and the tax will be based on 5 months instead of the full year.  

For more information or to get started e-filing your 2290 today, visit If you have any questions contact our US-based Express Tax Support Center located in Rock Hill, SC via phone: 704.234.6005 email: We provide support in both English and Spanish.
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 Service Provider

If you are required to pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT), you must file the IRS Form 2290. If you have been paying these taxes for many years, then you know that this form has historically been filed by paper. However, there have been some huge technology advances in the past few years and the IRS does now accept and encourage taxpayers to E-File their 2290 Form.  

The IRS has certified several 3rd Party Service Providers to E-File the Form 2290 on behalf of those taxpayers who need to file. The IRS itself does not provide a way to E-File this form through their website.  In deciding how to file, there are a few things that you should consider. When you select a provider, it is important to be sure that they are an Authorized IRS E-File Provider, make sure that they can handle all of your truck tax needs, and it is safest to find a provider that is entirely web-based.

When selecting an Authorized E-File Provider, you should look on their website for something to verify that they are actually authorized by the IRS to E-File tax forms. You can also refer to the IRS Website to see a complete list of Authorized E-File Providers.  

If you are filing several types of Truck Taxes and not just the Form 2290, such as IFTA, or Form 8849 then it would be helpful to have them all filed from the same place. Some service providers are exclusively for Form 2290, or Form 8849, etc. The most convenient and economical way of filing would be to have them all filed from the same service.

The benefits of a web-based system are indeed numerous. If an E-Filing system is not web-based, then there is less reason to use it. The IRS recommends E-Filing because of it’s speed and security. If you are required to download lots of files and store information on your computer, your 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. If you rely on your computer to store your information, you run the risk of losing all of your information if your computer crashed or if you spill something on it, etc. fits all of these qualifications for a Truck Tax E-File Provider. It 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. If you need any help, you can also contact their wonderful, Customer support team!  They offer live chat & phone support Monday through Friday (9:00am - 6:00pm EST), 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.
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