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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Last Call for E-Filers: IRS Scheduled Maintenance Starts Friday 12/26


We’ve got breaking news, Trucking Nation, straight from the IRS!

At the end of each year, the IRS typically shuts down the MEF (Modernized E-file System) for maintenance. This is the online system through which we submit all IRS Forms filed through ExpressTruckTax.

Well they’ve just confirmed that as of this Friday, December 26th at 1:30 pm the IRS MEF will in fact be blacked out for maintenance and is scheduled to reopen around January 9, 2015.

So, most importantly, how does this affect you and any return you attempt to E-file?

  • If you use ExpressTruckTax, you will still be able to E-file and submit a return. Our system will hold the return and submit it the second the MEF reopens on the 9th.
  • During this maintenance, you will not able to receive confirmation of your submission from the IRS, nor will you receive a stamped Schedule 1 for the return until after the system reopens.
  • If your first-used month is November 2014, then you must submit your return by 1:30 this Friday to be considered on time.

    Although the due date is technically December 31st for those whose first-used month is November, the IRS will not be time-stamping returns submitted during the blackout, and therefore, your submission will only be considered on-time if it’s submitted prior to the maintenance. 

If for any reason you need your return time-stamped before January 9th, or if you need your stamped Schedule 1 before then, then it’s time to start E-filing!

Just be sure to submit your return before Friday afternoon, and you’ll be in good shape!

If you have questions or need any help getting your HVUT E-filed this week, then you’re in luck! We offer 24/7 USA-based support in three languages! Even on Christmas day, we will still be offering emergency email support at

Based in the small town of Rock Hill, SC, you’re always guaranteed service with a smile, plenty of industry expertise, and of course, a dash of charm! Call us to get started E-filing now at 704.234.6005 or fire us a message on live chat!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Express Truck Tax has Extended Customer Support Hours

The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax must be filed by Friday, August 31, 2012. Even with the deadline being tomorrow, it is still possible to E-File this form online through  We have extended our customer support hours from 8AM-11.30PM EST on Thursday August 30 and Friday August 31 to assist the last minute filers.

Our User-Friendly and Intuitive program makes it incredibly simple for anyone to E-File their 2290 return online. All you need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Weight of the Vehicle to send your return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes!

There is no reason to wait in a long line in the IRS office or make a mad dash to the post office. It is much easier to simply file this form from your computer. The entire process takes just a few minutes and you can E-File the return from any computer with an Internet connection.

The IRS sent postcards notifying you of the scheduled maintenance that will cause the IRS to shut down its E-Filing system at 1PM EST on Friday, August 31, 2012.  Due to the maintenance, the IRS has extended the E-Filing deadline until September 7, 2012. Paper returns still must be postmarked by August 31, 2012.

Although the deadline has been extended, we encourage you to get your returns filed now. If you have any questions, please contact us at our US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 during our extended customer support hours of 8AM-11.30PM EST or email us at
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E-file your HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.