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Showing posts with label Tax professionals. Show all posts

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Throw Out Your Fax Machine: New E-Sign Feature For Form 8453-EX


Here at ExpressTruckTax, we are all about accountants. That’s why we have a new e-sign feature available for Form 8453-EX. And that’s just one of the perks accountants get from ExpressTruckTax!

What We Do for Accountants

There are so many perks for CPA’s when they use ExpressTruckTax. The product alone is easy-to-use, but we go beyond that. Payment options, payment perks, and even more!

Now we’re taking it a step farther with a new feature to save time and all the headaches that come with the HVUT tax season.

The 8453-EX E-Sign Feature

This feature will benefit both truckers and accountants alike. Because with e-signing available for Form 8453-EX, CPA’s can get permission to e-file for their client as a third party instantly!

Whenever you are e-filing for a client and you encounter the Form 8453-EX all you have to do is send a link from your personal email account. This link directs your client to our e-sign site and allows them to sign the 8453-EX on any device. They can even e-sign it with their fingertip if they are using a tablet or a mobile device with a touchscreen.

How to File as a CPA

We’ve gone over what the new e-sign feature for the 8453-EX can do for you, but how do you do it? If this is your first time signing into ExpressTruckTax as a CPA, then we’ve got you covered! Here’s a quick how-to on utilizing our system to help yourself and your client.

E-sign Form 8453-EX

Once you’ve completed the e-filing process for your client, our system will prompt you to follow a three step process in order to ensure that you and your client have both signed Form 8453-EX.

Step 1: Review the Completed Form 8453-EX

  • Click the blue button to download the completed Form 8453-EX. We auto-fill the form for you to save you time!
  • Review yours and your client’s information and make sure it is correct.

Step 2: Send the Form to Your Client by One of the Following Means:

  • Send directly from ExpressTruckTax for the client to sign digitally
  • Send form as an email from your personal email or business email for your client to sign.
  • Fax the form to your client for them to sign.

Step 3: Upload the Signed Form 8453-EX

  • If you’ve used the e-sign feature, instead of having to upload the file, you will receive it back in your e-sign portal in real time.
  • If the client declines to sign for any reason, you will receive an email notification stating the reason for the rejection.
  • You can edit and resend the form with just a few clicks!
  • If you used a different feature, all you have to do is upload the signed form 
  • Then you can securely transmit your client’s Form 2290 to the IRS
  • A signed copy of this form is required by the IRS if you are third party designee

And that’s all there is to it. This new feature will not only save you time, it could also help you recruit more clients. Not to mention you don’t have to wait on snail mail or fax machines. You can get it all done fast through ExpressTruckTax!

And if you have any questions, we’ve got some dedicated support legends just for you! Give them a call at 704.234.6005 during our new extended business hours from 8AM-8PM EST or shoot them an email at for 24/hour support in English and Spanish.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

IRS Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 Stamped Schedule 1

ExpressTruckTax has a solution to E-File IRS Form 2290 and get a stamped Schedule 1 as simple as possible.

The Stamped Schedule 1 is required in order to register a vehicle. If you mail the Form 2290 to the IRS, it can take 4-6 weeks before it is processed. It can be very stressful to wait until the last minute to register your vehicle because you are waiting for the IRS to send you a stamped schedule 1. If you choose to physically take to the IRS, the nearest office may be many miles away. There can also be very long waiting period at the IRS office of up to several hours.

The quickest and easiest way to receive your Stamped Schedule 1 is to E-File your Form 2290. E-Filing has become more and more popular among taxpayers and tax professionals. The IRS itself recommends E-Filing as their preferred method for filing Form 2290. A leading provider of this service for those in the Trucking or Transportation industry is

Instead of waiting for hours or up to 6 weeks for the IRS to stamp your schedule 1 and send it back to you, Express Truck Tax will get your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing. When you login to the site, you can enter the information for the Form 2290, and Express Truck Tax will then create a Schedule 1 based on that information. That form will be sent to the IRS electronically, and they will then send the stamped Schedule 1 back to Express Truck Tax, who will then automatically email the file to the taxpayer.

This document can also be faxed as well as emailed to the taxpayer as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will be transmitted with a watermark as well as an IRS E-File logo since the document will not be physically stamped. When ExpressTruckTax sends the Stamped Schedule 1 to the taxpayer, it will be sent as a pdf attachment. Although the form will not be physically stamped, the official E-File watermark serves as an official IRS stamp.

To get started now, visit If you have any questions, contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

E-File Form 2290 for HVUT Using an Authorized IRS E-File Service Provider

The deadline to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes is August 31, 2012. The leading service provider for E-Filing HVUT – is accepting the IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return (HVUT) for the 2012-2013 tax years. Their fast and intuitive system is as powerful as it is versatile. Whether it’s a one-man trucking company, or a national corporation with multiple fleets, ExpressTruckTax has the greatest value in the industry for HVUT e-filing. Tax professionals can take advantage of deep price discounts and special packages for their clients.

Here are some of the services that ExpressTruckTax has to offer:

One Click Login
There is no need to create an account.  Just login with Face book or Google account to start the process in seconds.

User-Friendly Program
Contextual help and video guides with clear instructions appear throughout the process. They’ve done everything possible to make taxes less taxing.

Real-Time Notifications
Get notifications about the status of a tax return through emails, text messages and even fax! The Schedule 1 can be emailed or faxed automatically to a trucking or leasing company.

Bulk Upload
Companies with more than 25 trucks are required by the IRS to e-file Form 2290. Instead of entering each truck one by one, entire fleets can be uploaded using a spreadsheet.

Quick Credits
While filing Form 2290, the system can identify credits and help taxpayers quickly and easily file Form 8849, so that they get their money back from the IRS faster. An IRS Form 8849 is automatically generated when tax credits exceed the amount of tax due.

Stamped Schedule 1
The tax system is so fast; a Stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS can be received in a matter of minutes.

Form 2290 Amendments and free VIN corrections can be filed in a few easy steps. The system performs a free internal audit of tax information to check for errors before it is submitted. If additional help is still needed, the experienced Truck Tax Experts are available anytime in English and Spanish from their USA-based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC.

There’s really no better combination of affordable prices and knowledgeable professionalism in the industry. To get started now, visit If you have any questions, contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax(Internal Revenue Service Form 2290)

HVUT refers to the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, which is a fee imposed on heavy highway vehicles operating on public roads.  A vehicle is required to file HVUT, if it has a registered gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.  This amount is the gross taxable weight, which is calculated by adding the following amounts:
The official definition, according to the IRS,of a taxable Highway Motor Vehicle is any self-propelled vehicle that is designed to carry a load over public highways.  Examples of such vehicles include trucks, truck tractors, and buses.  The IRS does not usually consider vehicles such as vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks, or other similar vehicles because they do not typically weigh 55,000 pounds or more.  

HVUT rates are broken down into three categories for these vehicles.  Vehicles under 55,000 pounds have no HVUT because they do not fit the qualifications of a heavy vehicle.  Vehicles between 55,000 and 75,000 pounds owe $100, plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 pounds.  Thirdly, if a vehicle is over 75,000 pounds, the maximum HVUT is $550 per year.
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