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Showing posts with label IRS Blackout. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IRS Blackout. Show all posts

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The End is in Sight! IRS Blackout End Date Announced

As we told you last month, the IRS’s e-file system went down for maintenance December 26th. At that time, we didn’t know when the blackout would end. Well, cue the celebrations! We now know that the e-file system is scheduled to be back up January 9th. So the end is now in sight, and it’s even sooner than we anticipated.

Getting Your Stamped Schedule 1

If you’ve prepared your return with us during this time, your Form 2290 will be automatically transmitted to the IRS January 9th. And if you haven’t prepared your 2290 with us yet, once the e-file system is back up, you will be able to e-file as normal. In any case, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 from us within minutes of our e-filing your return.

ExpressTruckTax is always right there for you with all the details on truck taxes and the IRS. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, Trucking Nation!

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us at 704.234.6005 or at We’re available to answer your calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, and anytime by email.

And don’t forget to join the conversation on our Facebook page and on Twitter. You can tell us about your experiences with the blackout, with ExpressTruckTax, or anything trucking related. By giving us your feedback, we’re better able to provide you with the absolute best in service that you’ve come to expect from ExpressTruckTax.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

IRS Blackout Returns!

That’s right Trucking Nation, it’s back! The
dreaded IRS system blackout returns Saturday, December 26th. Every year the IRS shuts down its MEF (Modernized E-file System) at the year’s end for “maintenance.” They’ve said the blackout will end the first week in January but haven’t indicated an exact date yet.

What This Means for You

Ok, don’t panic. If you use ExpressTruckTax, we’ve got all the bases covered for you. You can still prepare your Form 2290 with us during the blackout. We’ll hold your form ready to be transmitted to the IRS as soon as the maintenance ends. The only difference is that you won’t be able to receive your stamped Schedule 1 until after the IRS resumes accepting returns. You’ll receive your Schedule 1 within minutes after the maintenance is over.

Another important thing to remember is that the IRS won’t be time-stamping e-filed returns during this period. So you’ll need to get your return in by December 26th in order for your return to be considered on time if you are required to file by the December 31st deadline for those with first-used months of November 2015.

So remember that we’ve got your backs, Trucking Nation. And if you’ve got any questions at all about the blackout, or even about ExpressTruckTax in general, don’t hesitate to call us at 704.234.6005 or email us at We’re available to assist you in English and Spanish with any help you might need.

Hopefully now the blackout won’t catch you by surprise. ExpressTruckTax always keeps you up-to-date on all things truck tax. And it’s our pleasure to keep doing so.

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E-file your HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.