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Showing posts with label IRS E-file shutdown. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IRS E-file shutdown. Show all posts

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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Monday, August 13, 2012

Form 2290 E-Filers must E-File HVUT by 1pm on August 31, 2012

The IRS will shut down their E-Filing system on at 1pm August 31, 2012 for maintenance over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. The E-Filing system will resume on at noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

This is taken from the postcard that will be mailed from the IRS to the E-Filers on August 20th:

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, is due by August 31, 2012

Due to IRS facility maintenance taking place over the Labor Day weekend, you will be unable to electronically file your Form 2290 after 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 31, 2012. If you intend to file your Form 2290 electronically, please do so prior to 1 p.m. EDT on August 31, 2012, as processing of the form will not begin again until noon EDT on September 4, 2012. If you do not electronically file your return by 1 p.m. EDT on August 31, 2012, your return will be considered timely filed provided the IRS receives the electronically filed Form 2290 by September 7, 2012. This facility maintenance will not affect your ability to file a paper Form 2290. If your Form 2290 reports 25 or more vehicles, you must file electronically.

Note if you are paper filing, the deadline remains August 31, 2012 and all returns must be postmarked by that date to be considered on time.

ExpressTruckTax is an IRS authorized E-file provider for Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return, E-file IRS HVUT Tax 2290 with us and get IRS stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. If you have any questions call our US based Truck Tax team at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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