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Showing posts with label Internal Revenue Form 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internal Revenue Form 2290. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New IRS 2290 for Tax Year 2016 - 2017

New IRS 2290 for Tax Year 2016 - 2017
New IRS 2290 for Tax Year 2016 - 2017

You probably didn't realize that there’s a new IRS Form 2290, did you?

It’s OK, not much changed, however, you can only use this form to file your Form 2290 for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2016 and ending on June 30, 2017.

To learn more about this new form, check out the material provided by the IRS.

Click here to learn more about why Form 2290 has changed, and what it means for your filing.

And when you have that covered, you can go stand in line with your completed Form 2290.

But why waste your time trying to figure it out yourself when you have ExpressTruckTax on your side.

With our interview-style form completion, we’ll help you e-file—yes e-file—your Form 2290 with the IRS.

That means, no standing in line at the IRS office, no trying to figure out complicated tax jargon by yourself, and no wasting time off the road.

Create your free account with ExpressTruckTax and start e-filing your 2290, today!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Form 2290 Due Dates for the Tax Year 2016 - 2017

Form 2290 Due Date
Form 2290 Due Date Reminder
So you've kept track of your paperwork and you’re now ready to file your Form 2290 with the IRS to get your stamped Schedule 1.

But why wait in that long line at the IRS office, deal with people giving you a hard time and miss out on payable hours driving when you don’t have to?

That’s right; there’s a completely easier way to do all of this - ExpressTruckTax.

ExpressTruckTax is designed to help keep you on the road and out of the IRS office.

We even provide you with valuable information, such as Form 2290 due date for this year, the Form 2290 due date 2016, and the Form 2290 due date for 2017.

Take look at our easy-to-understand chart that explains exactly when you should file and pay your taxes:

If, in this period, the vehicle is first used during
Then, file IRS Form 2290 and make your payment by *
July, 2016
August 31, 2016
August, 2016
September 30, 2016
September, 2016
October 31, 2016
October, 2016
November 30, 2016
November, 2016
January 3, 2017
December, 2016
January 31, 2017
January, 2017
February 28, 2017
February, 2017
March 31, 2017
March, 2017
May 1, 2017
April, 2017
May 31, 2017
May, 2017
June 30, 2017
June, 2017
July 31, 2017

So you decide - would you rather stand in line at the IRS office and in the comfort of your own truck?

We’ll be waiting at to help you e-file your Form 2290 before your deadline.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HVUT Regulations for Tax Form 2290


The IRS announced earlier in the year that the Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes will not be available for the 2011- 2012 tax year and that the heavy vehicle use tax will expire by end of September 2011. A later announcement stated that the due date of the Form 2290 had been extended by 90 days. This further changed the due date even further to Nov 30th 2011. This was meant to be a relief to tax payers, and hopefully cut down on multiple filings.

There is now a bill that has been drafted (H.R. 763) that has also been sponsored by Michael Michaud, a Democratic from Maine’s 2nd District. This bill contains new rules and regulations for the Trucking Industry. With this new law, there is a great possibility that the heavy vehicle use tax fees may be increased, depending on the size of your vehicle. For more information on the bill, you can go to

Here are some of the proposed rules according to the new bill in Congress: H.R. 763: Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2011.  In Section 4 of the bill, it explains the newly proposed regulations.
Section 4 – safe and efficient vehicle charges
(a) In General- Subsection (a) of section 4481 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘In the case of the use of any highway motor vehicle described in section 127(i) of title 23, United States Code, in lieu of the rate in the table, the rate shall be equal to the lesser of-
(1) $100 per year, plus $22 for each 1,000 pounds (or function thereof) in excess of 55,000 pounds,
(2) $800 per year.

According to the previous years’ HVUT calculations, any vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds owed $100 per year and anything in excess of 55,000 would yield, $100 + $22 for each 1,000 pounds in excess of 55,000 pounds. A vehicle weighing above 75,000 pounds would have to pay $550 annually.

Based on the proposed rules for HVUT Form 2290 for the current year 2011-2012, the calculation for the fee structure would be: $100 + $22 for each additional 1,000 pounds over 55,000. But for a 75,000 pound vehicle that would previously owe $550, the current calculation would be: $100 for the first 55,000 pounds, $550 for the 25,000 extra pounds $650 total due for 75,000 lbs and above vehicle.

It is important to keep in mind that much of this new bill proposes that the maximum weight of a heavy vehicle be increased. So this new pricing structure is meant to reflect that. As you can see, the pricing change mainly affects larger trucks. This is because there will likely be new trucks on the roads that will be larger than anything out there now.

Section 4 also mentions that:
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable periods beginning after the date of this act’s enactment.

While no one can predict the status of this bill, it is safe to bet that the good folks at Express Truck Tax will be ready to help anyone file whatever forms are necessary. It is certain that their Truck Tax experts will be able to help. If you have any questions or would like to learn some more about the transformations in heavy vehicle use taxes, please contact IRS authorized EFile provider at 704.234.6006 or by email at
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Friday, July 22, 2011

IRS 2290 Update for Tax Year 2011 - 2012

On Monday, July 18, the IRS announced that the 2290 filing deadline for the 2011-2012 tax period would be extended by 90 days. All 2290 forms, which are usually due on August 31, will instead be due on November 30. The extension is designed to alleviate any confusion that may be caused by changes in the HVUT tax laws, which are currently set to expire on September 30, 2011.

In order to assist
heavy vehicle owners with state vehicle registration, the IRS submitted new regulations requiring all states to accept the 2010-2011 proof of HVUT payment (schedule 1) for registration purposes during the months of July through November. The regulations also extend the grace period during which a newly acquired vehicle can be registered by the state without a 2290. Any heavy vehicle acquired on or after July 1 may be registered without proof of HVUT payment within 150 days of purchase. You will need to provide the state with documentation showing the purchase occurred within this grace period.

The IRS has tentatively announced that they will begin accepting
2290 returns and 2290 payments for the 2011-2012 tax period beginning November 1. ExpressTruckTax will send email notifications to all our registered users as soon as the IRS begins accepting 2011 electronic returns.

ExpressTruckTax Advanced Filing

For our users that have taken advantage of our 
Advanced Filing and have already prepared your 2011-2012 return, your completed 2290 will remain in our secure database - ready to be filed. Once the IRS begins to accept 2290 filings, ExpressTruckTax will automatically transmit your tax return to the IRS. If you need to edit or update your prepared 2290 at any time prior to November 1, you may do so simply by logging into your ExpressTruckTax account and editing your 2011 return. Please note, no tax payment will be processed by the IRS for the 2011-2012 tax period until the IRS begins accepting 2290 returns in November.

For those users that have not yet prepared
your 2290 return for the 2011-2012 tax period, you may do so now using our 
Advanced Filing product. This will allow you to complete your 2290 return in advance, ensuring that you and your company are well prepared once the 2011-2012 filing season begins.

Please do not hesitate to contact our support center if you have any questions or if we may be of additional service. You can reach us by phone at 
(704)234-6005, Monday through Friday - 9 am to 6 pm (EST) or by email, 24 hours a day, at For more details regarding the 90-day extension, you may view the official announcement on the IRS Newsroom website. Thank you for using ExpressTruckTax, where IRS 2290 and IFTA are made easy!

If have problems registering your vehicles with the state, please provide this IRS communication to them.

IRS Communication:

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