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Showing posts with label Taxable gross vehicle weight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taxable gross vehicle weight. Show all posts

Monday, July 27, 2015

Get Ready for July 31st With ExpressIFTA


If you haven’t already filed for your IFTA this quarter, the deadline is only two days away! That means, if you own or operate a heavy vehicle, you should already have your returns postmarked by today, but if you don’t, ExpressTruckTax has your back.

Here at ExpressTruckTax, we’re about so much more than e-filing your 2290. We also offer a service that helps you when it comes to filing for IFTA.

ExpressIFTA is the fastest and most convenient way to prepare your International Fuel Tax Agreement quarterly return. It’s so simple you don’t even have to break out your calculator, because ExpressIFTA can calculate what you owe!

All you have to do is follow three simple steps. So get your trip sheets ready, and prepare to be amazed.

Step 1: Account Creation

  • Login or create your free account
    • Pro-tip #1: If you’ve already signed up for ExpressTrcukTax, you can use that same account to login to ExpressIFTA.
  • Enter your business details and base jurisdiction

Step 2: Vehicle Information

  • Enter your vehicle information
  • Including your VIN and Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Then you can click “Save,” or if you have more than one vehicle you need to file for, you can click “Save and Add Another.”

Step 3: Fuel Records

  • Use your trip sheets to enter your distance and fuel records
    • Pro-tip#2: If you have a GPS, you can upload those records and save even more time.

Now all that’s left to do is print out your State-Specific IFTA and mail it in. You don’t even have to do any of those pesky calculations because ExpressIFTA does all that for you.

If you need any help with preparing your IFTA, just give our dedicated support legends a call! You can reach them by phone during our new extended business hours Monday-Friday from 8AM - 8PM EST at 704.234.6005. You can also reach them by e-mail at for 24/hour support.

Happy filing, Trucking Nation!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Skip the Traffic: E-file With ExpressTruckTax Today

Today is the day, Trucking Nation! The IRS is now accepting Form 2290, and giving out that coveted Stamped Schedule 1.

The renewal period begins now and runs from today until August 31. So head to ExpressTruckTax now and get to e-filing! Or you can use our free app on your iOS or Android device to conveniently e-file wherever you are!

If you pre-filed with us, today is the day we will securely transmit your 2290’s to the IRS (way ahead of everyone else). And you should get your approval later today along with your Stamped Schedule 1.

Not sure if it’s time for you to file? We’ve compiled a super-quick guide with all the details you need to keep your HVUT game on point!

What is Form 2290?

IRS Form 2290 is a tax paid on a heavy vehicle that is registered, or required to be registered in your name under U.S., Canadian, or Mexican law. That means if you have a vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs or more, you must pay Heavy Vehicle Use Tax in order to renew your vehicle’s registration.

When you e-file with ExpressTruckTax, you can get everything done in one place without having to wait. ExpressTruckTax is a one-stop solution for e-filing, calculating taxes (without actually breaking out a calculator), transmitting your return, making your payment, and getting your Stamped Schedule 1 automatically via email. It’s that easy!

Bonus Time: If you use the promocode ETT10 you can get 10% off the cost of filing! AND If you Like Us on Facebook after you e-file, you’re automatically entered into our next Summer Series of Giveaways contest! We’ll select one lucky winner between now and July 15th to win a $25 Gift Card...and it could be you!

Short on Time?

If you’re short on time, on the road, or would rather have your very own processing agent handle e-filing your 2290 for you, contact our full-service division, Truck Services of North America! They can e-file your Form 2290 for you over the phone, same day!

They can handle all your authorities, permits, registrations, IFTA filing, and pretty much everything you would ever need to operate your heavy vehicle. You can call them at 803.386.0320 or email them at to get started.

Today’s HVUT Cheat Sheet

Leading up to today, we’ve written a lot of blogs about every situation you would find yourself in while beginning your e-filing journey. Here are a few of the more important blogs that will help you e-file:

  • What do You Get get for $9.90?
    • ExpressTruckTax is more than just an e-filing product, it’s the best value in the industry! But what exactly do you get for $9.90?
  • Forgot your Password
    • If you forgot your password, let us help. Remembering all those passwords can be rough, but you don’t have to create a new account—learn how to recover your password here!
  • How to Create an Account
    • If you’ve never filed with us before, this is the blog for you. We’ll walk you through the process of creating an account from start to finish, and with pictures!
  • FastTransfer Feature
    • If you have already e-filed with us in the past, your information can be applied to your 2015-16 Form 2290. Here’s a step-by-step process on how it works.
  • Truck Zone
    • Truck Zone is your very own virtual garage. And it’s an exclusive feature just for ExpressTruckTax. You’ll never forget another truck again because we’ll store them for you on our secure server. 
  • IRS Offices Now by Appointment Only
    • Some of the IRS offices are now by appointment only. Check here to see if your city is on that list.
  • 7 Common E-filing Mistakes to Avoid
    • We all make mistakes, but here’s how to avoid the common ones we see year after year when e-filing season begins again.
  • 6 Tips for E-filing Success This Renewal Season
    • Have a successful renewal season with these 6 easy tips on how to e-file!
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of E-filing Your 2290
    • Tips on how to make e-filing even easier by being prepared throughout the tax year.

Didn’t find answers on our E-filing Cheat Sheet? Our support legends are here for you! Do not hesitate to give them a call at 704.234.6005 or shoot them an email at for 24/7 support in both English and Spanish.

Don’t wait or you’ll be late, e-file with ExpressTruckTax today!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Gross Vehicle Weight Increase: 2290 Amendments


If you’ve been following our 2290 Amendments series thus far, we’ve discussed Free VIN Corrections and how to handle an Increase in Mileage Limit. But what if your truck puts on a little—or a lot—of weight.

An increase in the gross weight of your vehicle could mean you have to pay an increase on the heavy vehicle use tax you owed during the tax season. But only if your truck goes up to the next weight class, that is.

What is a Weight Category or Class?

There are eight weight classes for trucks and three weight categories. They range from light duty, which is 6,000-14,000 pounds, medium duty, ranging from 14,000-26,000, and heavy duty, which ranges from 26,000 to more than 33,000 pounds.

These three categories then each break down into eight smaller weight classes. The weight class of your vehicle dictates how much you will pay in heavy vehicle use taxes for the tax year. The heavier the vehicle, the higher the taxes.

What Happens if My Gross Vehicle Weight Increases?

When your GVW increases during the tax year, all you have to do is e-file a 2290 Amendment for an increase in Gross Vehicle Weight! And when you use ExpressTruckTax, e-filing that amendment is quick, easy, and economical.

In fact, it’s only a three step process!

Step 1: Log In or Create New User

  • If you’re a returning user, login
  • If you’re a new user, create your account

  • Enter your business information (if you haven’t already)
  • Then click “Start” under Form 2290 Amendments
  • Choose the kind of Amendment you want to file. 
  • In this case, you want to click “Start” under “Taxable Gross Weight Increase.”

Step 2: Input Vehicle Information

  • Select your vehicle’s first-used month
  • Select the month where your vehicle’s weight change occurred

  • If you e-filed your 2290 with ExpressTruckTax this year, select the vehicle or vehicles you would like to amend from your previous return and choose the new weight class.
  • If you are changing the weight of more than 1 vehicle, click “Save & Add Another.”

  • If you’re finished, simply click “Save” and move on to the next screen where your tax is prorated for you.

Step 3: Transmit Your Return

  • Choose from three methods of payment to pay your increased tax to the IRS.
  • You can pay by Direct Debit, EFTPS, and check or money order (No credit or debit cards with the IRS)

  • Then our Instant Audit feature reviews your return for errors and you’re done!
  • You can securely transmit your amendment to the IRS and receive your new Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes!
    • Pro-Tip: Be sure to submit your amendment by the last day of the month following the month in which the weight increase occurred. That means, if the increase occurred in August, you need to file your amendment by the end of September.

And that’s it! You can e-file your amendment as easy as 1,2,3. From start to finish the whole process only takes 10 minutes or less. We’re just that good!

If you need any help e-filing your 2290 Amendments, our dedicated support legends are here year round to answer all of your tax related questions! So don’t be shy, give us a call at 704.234.6005 or send us an email at for 24 our support in English or Spanish.

And starting July 1, ExpressTruckTax will be giving 10% off of their already super-affordable filing price! All you have to do is enter the promo code ETT10. What a deal!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Set up Your Account Today for Early Bird Benefits


Everyone’s heard the saying, “The early bird gets the worm.”

But have you also heard that the early bird E-files on time?

It’s true! Preparing for HVUT season now can save your sanity later, especially if you’re new to the HVUT game. And the best way to be prepared for whatever the IRS throws your way is to set up your ExpressTruckTax account. Right. Now.

Here are just some of the benefits of getting your account set up early:

Early Bird Benefits

  • You’ll save tons of time later! 
  • You’ll be less likely to file late and face penalties because you will already have everything you need and know exactly what to expect.
  • You can E-file early, possibly even as early as mid-June! (IRS depending)
  • We’ll send you email notifications reminding you to E-file before the deadline. 
  • Plus when you become one of our users, you’ll get these perks too!

How Can I Prepare?

Follow these five steps, and you’ll be set for E-filing success!

1. EIN: If you don’t yet have an Employer Identification Number, now is the perfect time to register! It takes up to 15 business days for your EIN to become activated, and any tax return filed before your EIN is active will be rejected. So get your EIN now, and you won’t have to worry about it later!

  • Pro Tip: You can apply on the IRS website for free here or call a reputable processing service to register your EIN for you. But whatever you do, beware of internet scams that charge hundreds of dollars for an EIN! 

2. The Name Game: If you already have an EIN, do you remember the business name it’s registered under? The business name on your taxes must exactly match the name on record with your EIN. This is known as name control. If you are unsure of the exact name associated with your EIN, you can find out by calling the IRS hotline at 1.800.829.4933.


3. Take it to the Bank: Once you have your EIN and Name Control, it’s time to SHOW ME THE MONEY! Not really, but you will have to show the IRS. And to do that, you’ll need to figure out how you want to pay.

If you plan to pay by Direct Debit, make sure you know your bank account number AND routing number (lots of people forget that one). Or you can set up an EFTPS account. The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System is cool because it’s free and it allows you to schedule your tax payment up to 120 days in advance. But it takes 5-7 days to register, which is why you should do it now!

Register for free by visiting or by calling 1-800-555-4477. When you enroll, you’ll need your EIN, bank account, bank routing number, address and name as it appears on IRS documents.


4. Password, Please: It’s time to create your ExpressTruckTax account, the easiest part! Simply enter your email address and a password of your choosing. It’s that simple. It’s completely free to create an account and explore the program, so logon and start poking around now.


5. Truck Zone: You’re almost set up for E-filing success! The last step to prepare for HVUT season is to load your vehicle details into Truck Zone. Truck Zone will store your vehicle information year-after-year to make E-filing faster. For this step, you’ll need your VIN and Gross Vehicle Weight.

  • Pro Tip: If you aren’t sure how to calculate your GVW, simply add these three numbers together: 1. The unloaded (tare) weight of the truck, 2. The unloaded weight of the trailer, and 3. The maximum weight of the cargo customarily carried by the truck/trailer. 
You can manually upload your data by entering the information in Truck Zone, or you can bulk upload the data from a .CSV file. Bulk Upload is the fastest way to upload hundreds or even thousands of vehicles at once with no data entry. For step-by-step instructions, check out this blog.

Plus you can always count on the Support Team for help getting started! They live to provide top notch year-round support in English & Spanish. Call them at 704.234.6005 or email them at

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Monday, March 30, 2015

More Answers to Your Frequently Asked HVUT Questions!


It’s time for some much-needed Monday Morning brain stimulation!

Whether you’ve been scratching your head over the same HVUT questions, or you’re just looking to learn some random facts to freshen your Trivia Game prowess, then this blog is for you!

1. Is my HVUT renewal due the same time my vehicle registration renewal is due?

No. Although you need a current stamped Schedule 1 to renew your tags, they are not necessarily due at the same time.

Every year the HVUT renewal period opens July 1st and closes at the end of August. All renewals must be filed and taxes paid during this period, regardless of when your vehicle registration is due. If you wait to file your renewal until you need your tags, you will owe additional late fees on top of the heavy vehicle tax. When filling out your Form 2290 for your renewal, your first-used month is automatically July.

2. My taxable gross weight has increased. Do I need to file a new Form 2290?

No, but you may need to file a Form 2290 Amendment, which can also be easily E-filed through ExpressTruckTax.

If your gross vehicle weight has increased enough to bump you up into a higher weight category, then you can E-file a 2290 Amendment and only pay the difference. For a step-by-step guide to E-filing an Amendment for a Weight Increase, check out this blog.

3. My credits are greater than the tax due. How do I get this money back?

If the IRS owes you more than you owe them, then our system will automatically generate a completed Form 8849 for a refund. It’s just one more way we go the extra mile to try to make your life easier!

4. Can I pay my HVUT with a debit or credit card?

No, the IRS no longer accepts tax payments in the form of a debit or credit card. However, you may pay our E-filing fee with either.

The IRS only accepts payments from Direct Debit (Electronic Funds Withdrawal), EFTPS, or by Check or Money order. When paying by check or money order, be sure to attach a 2290-V payment voucher. If you E-file with us, we’ll automatically create a completed payment voucher for you! 

5. Where is your Support Team located, and how can I reach them?

Our Support Team is proudly located in the USA at our headquarters in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Not only are we USA-based, but we offer support in English and Spanish, all year long. We don’t just hire one or two people to provide seasonal tax support during the renewal period. Instead, we have a dedicated team that does nothing but provide HVUT support every day of the year.

We take great pride in being immersed in the transportation industry and talking to truckers, fleet owners, farmers, and CPA’s every day. We know this gives us an understanding of the industry that can’t be replicated, and it helps us to continue offering you the support experience of a lifetime.

You can reach us via phone Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm EST at 704.234.6005. You can also shoot us a message via live online chat, or email us at for 24/7 emergency assistance.

Become an E-filing Genius! Check out More Frequently Asked Questions and Answers!

-Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions- Form 2290 Style!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

E-filing Form 8849: Refund for Excise Taxes

Alright, Trucking Nation. We talk a lot on this blog about paying taxes to the IRS.

Today, we’ll talk about the flipside– the IRS paying you!

That’s right, in some instances, you may claim a refund of your excise taxes by E-filing IRS Form 8849 with Schedule 6.

While this may sound like confusing mumbo-jumbo, ExpressTruckTax makes it super easy to E-file for a refund and get you your money back faster!

Before we talk about the how, let’s talk about the why. In what instances do you qualify for a refund of heavy vehicle use tax paid?

  • Your heavy vehicle was sold, stolen, or destroyed before June 1st (the end of the HVUT tax year). In any of these events, the tax will be prorated based on the date of the qualifying event. And it’s your lucky day because ExpressTruckTax does all the pro-rating math for you!
  • Your vehicle traveled too few miles during the tax year. If you traveled 5,000 miles or fewer on public highways during the tax year (7,500 if it’s an agricultural vehicle), then you qualify for a refund. This credit is not prorated; you simply receive a full refund of the taxes paid at the end of the tax year. (Yes, you have to wait until June 1st to E-file for this refund to prove that you did not hit the mileage limit after all.)
  • You overpaid your heavy vehicle use tax by either: filing for the incorrect number of trucks, selecting the wrong first-used month on your Form 2290, or you chose an incorrect, higher category weight for the vehicle. Pro-rated refunds are issued in all three of these cases. (Note: Refunds for lower gross vehicle weight will only be issued if the vehicle remains in that lower category for the entire tax year. There are no partial refunds for temporary reduced weight.)

However, refunds will not be issued for these cases:

  • You sometimes operate at a lower gross vehicle weight than initially reported. While occasional light or decreased loads might make you lose some weight (and save on gas mileage!), this does not warrant a refund of excise tax.
  • You used the vehicle for only part of the year. How often you used the vehicle or how many months it was in use do not matter if you exceeded the 5,000 mile limit (7,500 for agriculture). Refunds will only be issued if the vehicle drove less than the mileage limit during the tax year. 

If you fit into scenarios 1 through 3 above, then you may E-file your refund OR wait until next year and get a credit on your next Form 2290. The choice is yours! Either way, it’s always nice to get a little credit.

If you elect to E-file your Form 8849, here’s a quick how-to:

  • Once you’ve selected “Start a New Return,” choose start under “Form 8849 Schedule 6.” 
  • Then enter your tax year month end, which is typically December (unless the fiscal year for your business differs from the norm). 
  • First, upload any vehicles needing a sold/destroyed credit. You’ll need the VIN, first-used month, gross vehicle weight, and the date that the vehicle was sold, destroyed, or lost. Notice how the pro-rated tax is calculated for you, showing you a delightful sum of money the IRS owes you!
  • Second, enter the VIN, gross vehicle weight, and first-used month for any low mileage credit vehicles. 
  • Third, enter any overpayment credits by inputting the date of overpayment tax, VIN, the amount you are claiming back, and a short explanation for the IRS to review. 
  • Finally, review your information, and check out how much the IRS will be putting back in your pocket! 

Finally, sit back and wait for your pay day! The IRS typically issues the refund within 4-6 weeks. If they require additional information about your refund, they’ll notify you via postal mail, and you can fax them your reply.

And as always, if you need any assistance along the way, our Support Heroes are at the ready! Email them 24/7 at They’re also on live chat, or just a phone call away at 704.234.6005.

Enjoy that extra pay day! (And buy yourself just a little something special, you deserve it!)

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Gross Vehicle Weight Increase: Easy E-filing of Form 2290 Amendments

It happens. We all put on a little extra weight now and again–especially around the holiday season! Fortunately, this weight gain comes with minimal consequences (like having to break out those elastic-waist sweatpants)!

But what happens when your truck gains weight? An increase in the taxable gross weight of a vehicle means an increase in the heavy vehicle use tax owed if this weight increase bumps your truck up to
the next weight category.

Are you ready to calculate the prorated tax & break out those partial-period tax tables?

No? Well, good! We at ExpressTruckTax would never put you through such torture!

If you’ve used any of our programs or apps before, you know we are pro-simplicity and anti-calculator! Whether you E-filed this year’s Form 2290 with us or not, E-filing a Form 2290 Amendment is super easy with ExpressTruckTax because we do all of the calculating for you!

Here’s a Step-by-Step guide to E-filing an amendment for increased vehicle weight.

*Note: Be sure to submit the amendment by the last day of the month following the month in which the weight increase occurred. 

Step 1: Get started!

-Returning users login or new users create an account.
-Click “Start” under Form 2290 Amendments.
-Choose the kind of amendment. Click start under “Taxable Gross Weight Increase.”

Step 2: Input Vehicle Info

-Select vehicle first-used month.
-Select the amended month, the month in which the weight change occurred.
-If you E-filed your 2290 with us this year, select the vehicles to be amended from that return and choose the new weight class.
-If the return was not filed with us, enter the vehicle’s VIN and the new weight class.
-If you are changing the weight of more than 1 vehicle, click “Save & Add Another;” otherwise, click “Save” to complete.
-Rejoice as the tax is prorated for you! I told you that you wouldn’t need a calculator!

Step 3: Transmit the Return

-Choose from three methods of payment to pay your increased tax to the IRS. As always, we offer Direct Debit (EFW), EFTPS, and check or money order.
-Time for the Instant Audit! Our system scans your return for errors, just one more step to ensure that you get the green light!
-And you’re done! Securely transmit your amendment to the IRS and receive your new stamped Schedule 1 within minutes!

And that’s all, folks. Three easy steps with just a few clicks here & a dash of typing there. All in all, you’ll be done in 10 minutes or less thanks to our stream-lined process.

We also offer speedy E-filing of 2290 Amendments for VIN corrections (for FREE!) & for increases in mileage. If you’re not sure which amendment to file, don’t be shy! Ask our Support Heroes! They’re available via 24/7 email support at They’re also on live chat, or just a phone call away at 704.234.6005.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mission (Not) Impossible: E-file by Friday

You may not know it yet, Trucking Nation. But you’ve all been assigned to a not-so Top Secret spec-ops mission, which we shall refer to by code name...

Mission (Not) Impossible: E-file by Friday

Estimated Time to Completion: 10 minutes or Less

Briefing: Here’s the situation, folks. The Form 2290 filing deadline is only 6 days away. And here’s where things get interesting. The IRS website will be down for maintenance over this holiday weekend.

Your mission is to E-file by Friday night to avoid any potential complications or late penalties. Then retrieve your stamped Schedule 1, and keep it safe for your records.

You will be air lifted to where a team of highly-trained Support Heroes will be on stand-by if you run into trouble.

Get in–Get E-filed–and Get on with your life. And whatever you do, DO NOT paper-file…

It’s wise to pack lightly, but there are still a few supplies you should keep handy. Don’t worry, you won’t need a calculator!

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • An IRS-approved E-file provider. You’re in luck, ExpressTruckTax is secure, encrypted, and IRS-approved! Check and check!
  • Business Name & Address: Both must be an exact match with what the IRS has on file for your business. A mismatch will get your return rejected. If you are unsure of the name on file, you should quickly call the IRS to verify. The IRS Hotline is 1-800-829-4933.
  • EIN: The employer identification number is required for every return. The IRS no longer accepts Social Security Numbers in lieu of an EIN. If you don’t have an EIN, you can register by calling 1-800-829-4933 or by visiting It takes up to 10 business days for the new EIN to be processed, so the return may still be rejected until then.
  • VIN: Vehicle Identification Numbers are 17 digits. Check and double-check this number before submitting your return as VIN errors are the number one error for filers. But there’s always a silver-lining: we offer FREE VIN corrections! 
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: Entering the wrong vehicle weight results in paying the wrong amount of taxes. No bueno! To be sure your gross vehicle weight is accurate, just add these three numbers together. 1. The unloaded weight of the vehicle. 2. The unloaded weight of any trailers customarily attached to the vehicle. 3. The maximum load weight typically carried in the truck & trailer. And there you have it! Magic. 
  • Bank Balance & Routing Number: Before you transmit your return, it’s always good practice to check your balance to ensure you have enough funds available. Another common reason for a rejected return is an incorrect bank routing number. These 9 digits can be located along the bottom left of a check, or call your local branch just to be sure!
With these tools on hand, you’ll be E-filed in a matter of minutes. And if a computer is what you’re lacking, we have a mobile site AND tablet apps for iPad & Android devices. No matter where you’re trucking, we’ve got you covered!

If you get lost, send up a flare and call the Support Heroes at 704.234.6005, engage in a covert online chat, or get 24/7 email aid at We promise to leave no man or woman behind!

Ladies & Gents, Mission E-file by Friday is officially underway. Now let's move!

*This blog will not self-destruct after you read it.*

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Friday Is The Deadline to File Form 2290 for Vehicles First Used in January

 Friday, February 28th is the deadline to file Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicles first placed on public highways during the month of January. IRS Form 2290, is the form you use to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT. this tax is imposed by the federal government in order to help pay for the damage done to our public highways by vehicles that weigh 55,000 or more.

You can pay your Highway Use Tax quickly and easily using All you need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Vehicle Weight. You will have the option to choose which form of payment you would like to use to pay your IRS fees and then transmit your information directly to the IRS. Within minutes you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1, which is your receipt or proof that you filed your Form 2290.

Your tax due will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of January will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by February 28th, and the tax will be based on 6 months, instead of the full year.

If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer before tomorrow’s deadline, you can use our mobile site at

For more information or to get started today, visit or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at We have Spanish Support too!
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Reminder - Upcoming Form 2290 Deadline for Vehicles 1st Used in January


The deadline to file your Form 2290 for any heavy vehicles first placed in use during the month of January is this Friday, February 28th. The HVUT, or the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is mandatory for vehicles to file the IRS Form 2290 after the first use month. The quickest and easiest way to E-File the 2290 is through

All you will need is some basic business information:
  • EIN - Employer Identification Number, also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, is used to identify a business entity.
  • VIN - Vehicle Identification Number of up to 17 characters
  • Gross Weight of the Vehicle - The gross weight of your vehicle is the weight of your truck + a loaded trailer.
Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! If you need assistance or have any questions, please go to or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock HIll, SC at 704.234.6005 or email us at We have Spanish Support too!
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What Do I Need to File Form 2290?

0 is the quickest, easiest, and best value for filing your Form 2290 (Heavy Truck Use Tax) online with the IRS.

Here are a few points to keep in mind while Filing your 2290 returns with
• Review Federal Tax ID# or EIN# [Employer Identification Number]
• Review your Tax Year and Month
• Review your VIN# [Vehicle Identification Number]
• Sign and date your return electronically
• Choose IRS payment option
    • Electronic Funds Withdrawal, or Direct Debit: The IRS will collect the taxes due after they are provided with a bank account number and routing number
    • EFTPS: You have to schedule the payment to the IRS by going to
    • Check/Money Order: The IRS also supports Check/Money Order as long as it is scheduled by the 31st of the filing month
• Review all the information
• Double check your Business Name
• Transmit Your 2290 Return

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, go to or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at  We have Spanish Support too!

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Form 2290 Filing Deadline For First Used Vehicles in January 2014


When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of January will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by February 28th. Your tax due will be prorated based on 6 months instead of the full year.

You can E-File Form 2290 in minutes using ExpresssTruckTax.  All you will need is:

Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! For more information or to get started today, visit or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at  We have Spanish Support too!
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Form 2290 E-File Deadline is Today!


Today is the last day to file Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax for any vehicles first placed in service during the month of December. If you have not yet filed your Form 2290, you will want to E-File it today to avoid any possible IRS late fees, penalties and/or interest.

You can quickly and easily file online through Our program makes it incredibly simple for anyone to E-File their 2290 return online. All you will need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Weight of the Vehicle to complete the return.  Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes!

Your tax due will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of December will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by January 31st, and the tax will be based on 7 months, instead of the full year.

If you are on the road and unable to get to a computer before today’s deadline, you can use our mobile site at

If you need help along the way or have any questions, visit or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at  We have Spanish Support too!
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Monday, January 27, 2014

What is HVUT?


HVUT is Heavy Vehicle Use Tax and the IRS Form 2290 is used to file this annual tax.  The tax year runs from July 1st through June 30th of the following year and is required for every Heavy vehicle weighing at least 55,000 pounds.

All you need to E-File is your:
  • Basic Vehicle information
  • Vehicle Identification Number or VIN
  • Gross Vehicle Weight.

The best way to file IRS form 2290 is through ExpressTruckTax - the IRS Approved E-file Provider.

With ExpressTruckTax, you can E-File form 2290 in less than 10 minutes. For more information or to get started today, visit or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at  We have Spanish Support too!
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Must Have Proof of Form 2290 Payment at Canadian Border


Canadian truckers wanting to do business in the US are required to show proof of payment for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax in order to cross the border.  Those unable to show proof may be denied entry into the US.  This tax is paid annually by filing Form 2290. A Stamped Schedule 1 serves as proof of this payment.

ExpressTruckTax makes E-Filing Form 2290 easy. Our program is user friendly, quick and simple.  You can create an account, enter the required information and transmit your return to the IRS in just minutes!  Once the IRS accepts your return, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 back in no time.  No lines, no waiting, no stress!

ExpressTruckTax even makes it easy for those of you on the road and unable to get to a computer. All you need to do is use our mobile site, and you will be able to E-file your Form 2290 return from any mobile device, anytime, anywhere.

For more information or to get started today, visit or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at  We have Spanish Support too!
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Truck Zone - An Exclusive ExpressTruckTax Feature

The Truck Zone allows you to enter and store information for hundreds to thousands of Heavy Vehicles in one place. It's like your digital garage. This exclusive feature gives you the ability to file, edit, amend, and sort your entire fleet in one place. The days of changing your vehicle's information one at a time are over. No more going from place to place, trying to remember what you did on one page and transposing it somewhere else. Consolidate your work and enjoy efficiency.

If you want to file an IRS Form 2290 for 10 trucks,  with this feature you can simply select the 10 trucks that need to be filed and E-File them in minutes. When you want search for a specific schedule 1 either by trucks or unit numbers or drivers, you can come to the Truck Zone and enter the criteria you want and find the one you need.

We have a feature where you can upload a Schedule 1 (obtained by postal mail or done from other providers) that is associated with a particular VIN(s) and enter the other information like First used month, Tax year, Type of Return (2290, VIN correction or amendment) and who has paid for the schedule 1. This way there will just one report to look for the schedule 1's.

We always strive to make the program better and easier for our customers to use, and this new feature allows you to save your vehicle information, and for your next return you will be able to select vehicles from the "Truck Zone" with just a few clicks.

For more information or to get started today, visit or contact our friendly US Based Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at  We have Spanish Support too!
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