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Showing posts with label VIN Corrections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VIN Corrections. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Get the Most Out of Filing with ExpressTruckTax

ExpressTruckTax is now accepting Form 2290 for the 2019-20 tax year!

After 10 years and half a million clients, ExpressTruckTax looks to the future as the leading 2290 e-filing solution for the trucking industry. Truckers can now simplify their filing experience and cut down on time by choosing ExpressTruckTax, as their IRS heavy vehicle use tax (HVUT) service provider.

Encrypted cloud-based software allows trucking professionals to access in-progress or past year forms from any connected device.

Transportation professionals who choose ExpressTruckTax move to the front of the line for receiving their Stamped Schedule 1 and can get their vehicles registered with ease.

ExpressTruckTax is the only e-filing solution provider that is officially partnered with an IRS-Authorized payment processor. This partnership allows ExpressTruckTax clients to file today and pay their IRS heavy vehicle use tax due via credit or debit card later something newly offered to transportation professionals.

There is no additional cost to filing early with ExpressTruckTax. This opportunity opens the door for clients to save both time and money.

By finishing taxes earlier, there is more time to devote to family and work. Once e-filing is complete, the 2019 Form 2290 is automatically transmitted to the IRS on July 1st.

During the ExpressTruckTax e-filing solution process, the transportation professionals form undergo an instant internal audit to ensure it is free of any fundamental errors before transmitting directly to the IRS for 2019 Form 2290 filing. However, if a completed 2019 Form 2290 is rejected by the IRS, there is ample time to re-submit. ExpressTruckTax also offers free VIN corrections to all those who file.

ExpressTruckTax's award-winning support staff is available via phone, live chat or email, and is always here to help answer all of your questions. Currently, we are available Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm EST and starting June 28th we will be offering *extended hours to keep America moving forward.  Give us a call today at 704.234.6005.

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*Extended hours beginning on June 28th will be 8 am to 7 pm EST. 
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should File With ExpressTruckTax


ExpressTruckTax offers online filing for truckers who have a vehicle with more than 55,000 pounds in gross weight. Users have the opportunity to score additional benefits by filing prior to the start date of Form 2290 filing. Listed are ways that ExpressTruckTax can be beneficial to you.

1. Right Your Wrongs: By filing earlier you can avoid costly mistakes. Filing with expressTruckTax gives users a chance to amend the return in case it is rejected due to mistakes. Free VIN corrections is offered to lead to a smoother and cheaper filing process.

2. Error Check: Prior to submission of your Form 2290 there is an instant error check ran to look for any errors located that may cause for rejection from the IRS.

3. One Stop Shop: With ExpressTruckTax you can make filing easier from here on out. The copy feature allows for you to copy the previous year’s return with a click. You are also able to auto generate a Form 8849 if you are in need of one for the filing period. 

4. Never Miss A Deadline: It is too easy to forget deadlines, but ExpressTruckTax sends reminders of important dates to those who opt in for the Express Package during the filing process. This is a service ExpressTruckTax is pleased to offer to avoid clients from facing hefty late fees and additional penalties.

5. Quick And Easy: ExpressTruckTax makes sure you receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. This eliminates the hassle of waiting to renew your vehicle at the registration office. 

6. Short Wait Time: Avoid the struggle of long lines over the phone and in the office. When you pre file you lessen the chance of having to listen to hold music. As the deadline approaches hold times can get longer and longer, you can beat the rush easily when you choose to file early. 

7. Paper Free: With ExpressTruckTax you can ditch the pin and paper. The guided Form 2290 online filing process makes the ExpressTruckTax method the easiest way to file.

8. Multiple Ways To Pay: There’s no difference between what the IRS accepts and the methods of payment TSNAmerica accepts. You can now use EFTPS, Direct Debit, Check or Money Order.

9. Client Support: Although the process of filing is quick and easy, the ExpressTruckTax support team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your Form 2290 via phone or email.

10. Top Security: Filing with ExpressTruckTax is a secure process. Your information will be protected by the latest data encryption. As an IRS-Authorized e-filing provider you can trust that your information is secure at all times.

Call ExpressTruckTax at (704) 234 6005 to reach a support team member and learn how to file your Form 2290 online this season.

TIP: Take the time to have the following items on hand to make filing as quick and easy as possible.

  • Business name & address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Gross Taxable Weight 
  • Authorized Signatory Details 

If you’re interested in filing earlier you can now begin filing with ExpressTruckTax's sister company, Truck Services of North America (TSNAmerica). Just because you are filing earlier, doesn’t mean you are required to pay any earlier than you normally would. There is also no extra charge applied for filing earlier, making the TSNAmerica filing service a top rated value. File as early as today and have up to three months to save before paying your taxes.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Correcting a 2290: Part 1 - VIN Corrections

Correcting a 2290: Part 1 - VIN Corrections
Correcting a 2290: Part 1 - VIN Corrections
So you e-filed your HVUT 2290, but realize you made an error on your VIN, yet the IRS accepted it
anyway. What do you do?

Well, if you e-filed with us, you can just login and e-file one of the Form 2290 Amendments we offer - specifically, the free VIN correction!

Since filing season has come and gone, we decided that we’re going to spend the rest of the month focusing on a favorite subject of ours: HVUT amendments and corrections!

We know mistakes happen, and that includes mistakes on the IRS Form 2290. With our free VIN correction option, you won’t have to worry about it anymore. We also offer VIN corrections at a small cost, no matter who you filed with. What we’re saying is, we have you covered!

So how do you e-file a VIN correction?

VIN Correction Made Easy

It’s pretty simple, you just start at the dashboard (after signing in) like always, and then select Start New Return.

You’ll be promoted with a few options - just press Start under “Form 2290 Amendments.”

From here, you can choose if you want to file a VIN Correction, a Taxable Gross Weight Increase, or a Mileage Exceeded amendment.

After that, you simply let us know if you filed with us before, and then we’re on our way to fixing that VIN!

Remember, if you e-filed with ExpressTruckTax, you can just e-file a VIN correction without paying anything. However, we will need your credit card information for verification purposes, but the service itself is free. After you correct your VIN, your corrected Schedule 1 will arrive within minutes.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

So You Need to Make a Correction After You E-Filed Form 2290?

Making Corrections to Form 2290 After E-Filed
Making Corrections to Form 2290
As we near the heavy vehicle use tax Form 2290 deadline, it’s worth remembering that we do our best to make sure you’re covered throughout the year.

We offer Form 2290 Amendments for both our filers, as well as any filers who didn’t file with us.

Free VIN Corrections

When you file form 2290 online for 2016-2017, it’s not unheard of to rush through the process and find yourself a few months later in a sticky situation.

For example, if you realize your vehicle identification number was entered wrong during the deadline.

Instead of freaking out, head back to ExpressTruckTax and file a free VIN correction!

And if you didn’t file with us, no worries - it’s just a small fee!

Taxable Gross Weight Increase

After you file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax return Form 2290, your vehicle’s taxable gross weight might increase.

If it does, simply login to ExpressTruckTax and e-file a 2290 Amendment for a taxable gross weight increase!

Mileage Exceeded

If a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage limit, you need to e-file a 2290 Amendment. With a mileage exceeded, you can have us calculate and pay the excess tax for the year. All you need to do is e-file a truck tax Form 2290 Amendment for Mileage Exceeded.

So as we approach the 2290 truck tax due date, have no fear - we’ll be here to help you when you need to e-file a 2290 correction!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What are the Requirements for IRS Form 2290?

Requirements for IRS Form 2290 E File
Requirements for IRS Form 2290 E File
It’s almost truck tax time, Trucking Nation.

Which means you need to know the requirements to e-file IRS Form 2290.

Don’t worry, we have you covered. You simply need your taxable vehicle information, employer ID numbers, and the correct vehicle identification numbers.

Taxable Vehicle Information

What makes a taxable vehicle… taxable? A highway motor vehicle includes any self-propelled vehicle designed to carry a load over public highways and roadways, and can be designed for additional functions, as well.

A vehicle consists of a chassis and body, but excludes the load. No matter what the vehicle is designed for — whether it's a highway passenger transportation vehicle or a designed special kind of cargo, there will need to be a 2290 filed for it.

Employer ID Numbers

An Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN.

You need an EIN to file Form 2290. You can apply online to receive your EIN. If the customer has recently applied and received EIN from the IRS, it takes about 15 days to get into the e-file system. If you e-file your 2290 during this period, the IRS will reject the filing.

Correct Vehicle Identification Numbers

Another important requirement for Form 2290 is your vehicle identification number. Your VIN identifies the individual truck you are e-filing your HVUT 2290 for.

Unfortunately, the VIN is a string of numbers and letters—which means plenty of people get them wrong come tax time! Hey, we can’t blame you.

The good news is, we offer FREE Form 2290 VIN corrections!

When it comes time to e-file, you know that ExpressTruckTax is here for you! We’re ready to help you with our safe, secure software, user friendly features, and our dedicated, US-based customer support team.

Related Blog: 5 Ways to Get Help E-Filing Your 2290

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Monday, June 29, 2015

What do You Get for $9.90?

You may have heard us constantly say we’re “the best value in the industry”, but what exactly do you get for the price?

Well, for starters:

  • No other IRS-authorized E-File Provider offers a price this low.
    • Priced at just $9.90, we truly are the best value in the industry. And with us, you get more than just e-filing: you get a great product and superior customer service.
  • We have the best customer support team in the industry.
    • In fact, we call them Support Legends because no matter who you get connected to, they can handle your questions with ease. All of them are fully trained and here all year around—whether it’s HVUT season or not. 
  • We work closely with truckers, owner-operators, and trucking associations.
    • That means we understand the industry and the frustration that comes with filing heavy vehicle use tax. Unlike other providers, we can provide you the best value and the best product specifically for the trucking industry!

    And all of that comes free! We haven’t even scratched the surface of everything ExpressTruckTax can do for you—and for just $9.90! We’ll be saving you some dolla dolla bills y’all.

What You Get For the Price

  • The Ability to E-file Your 2290 With Ease
    • ExpressTruckTax provides you with a great and easy-to-use product. In fact, we have the most efficient e-filing process out there! All you have to do is follow three easy steps, and then you’re done. You can get your Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes and get back to your life. It really is as easy as 1-2-3!
  • Stamped Schedule 1 (in Minutes!)
    • Getting your Stamped Schedule 1 with ExpressTruckTax is really easy! From start to finish, your journey to your Stamped Schedule 1 should take less than 10 minutes. Then you have your proof of filing and you’re well on your way to renewing your vehicle registration for the coming year. You can access your Stamped Schedule 1 with ExpressTruckTax one of three ways: 
      • 1. We will automatically email it to you
      • 2. There will be a copy in your ExpressTruckTax account on your Dashboard page
      • 3. You can have us fax or mail it to you, or anywhere you want.
  • Truck Zone
    • Truck Zone is a virtual garage that has been integrated into ExpressTruckTax. Whether you have one truck or a multitude, Truck Zone can help you securely organize all of your vehicle information. That way you only have to enter it once, and Truck Zone will remember it for you year after year.
  • Email Notifications
    • As soon as your Form 2290 is accepted by the IRS, you will get an email from us containing your Stamped Schedule 1. If your Form 2290 is rejected, we will also send you an email notification immediately with the exact reason for the rejection. That way you can pinpoint the exact error, correct it, and then you can re-transmit your 2290 to the IRS free of charge!
  • Form 2290 Archive
    • We also archive your Form 2290 and Stamped Schedule 1 on our secure server year after year. That means you can use our FastTransfer feature to copy your HVUT from a previous year so you don’t have to start over from scratch. Or if you ever lose your Stamped Schedule 1 and need to pull up a new one, we’ve got you covered.
  • Free VIN Corrections
    • Sometimes you can make some mistakes. Maybe you mixed up a letter or a number, or maybe you’re confusing one VIN with a different truck. It happens! That’s why we give you free VIN corrections. And it only takes a few minutes to file your correction with ExpressTruckTax.
  • Credits for sold/destroyed/stolen vehicles
    • If you sold your truck during the tax year and purchased a different vehicle, you can claim the credit for the sold truck and file your 2290 for your new truck on one return! The credit from the truck you sold will be automatically applied to the amount of Heavy Vehicle Use Tax you owe on your new truck.
  • Our Support Legends
    • They’re so good, I had to list them twice! If you have any questions about any part of the e-filing or amendment process, we have an amazing support team. Just give them a call at 704.234.6005 or shoot them an email at for 24/hour support in both English and Spanish. There is no problem they can’t solve!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Free VIN Corrections: Only with ExpressTruckTax


Everybody makes mistakes, even truck tax professionals. That’s why at ExpressTruckTax we are a  firm believer in second chances!

After you e-file with us the first time, we offer you free VIN corrections just in case you make an error. That way you don’t have to pay another fee to file again just because you may have mixed up two numbers. It’s one of the endless perks we offer our returning users.

However, if you didn’t file with us originally, you can always e-file a Form 2290 Amendment quickly and affordably through ExpressTruckTax.

From start to finish, the whole process of e-filing corrections and amendments through ExpressTruckTax is very easy! Plus, it only takes a few minutes and then it’s right back to your life!

In fact, if you’ve filed with us before, then the amendment process will be very familiar for you. Here’s how to file for VIN corrections of Form 2290 Amendments:

Step 1: Log in or Create an Account

  • Once your account is created, or you’ve logged in, click “Start” under Form 2290 Amendments.
  • Then select the Amendment you would like to file. For this case, you will choose VIN correction (though we also offer amendments for vehicle weight increase and exceeding the mileage limit).

Step 2: Correction Time

  • Select whether you’d like to correct a return you previously e-filed with us, or one filed elsewhere.
  • Next enter your vehicle’s first-used month.
  • Select Add VIN Correction, and enter the vehicle’s originally-reported VIN (the one entered incorrectly). Then enter the gross weight, whether the vehicle is taxable or suspended, and lastly enter the new, correct VIN.
  • If you need to correct the VIN of more than one vehicle, click “Save and Add Another.” If you only need to correct one, just click “Save” and you’re done!

Step 3: Review and Submit

  • Before you submit your information to the IRS, be sure to check for errors one last time. You definitely don’t want to have to file another amendment! Our Instant Audit will also scan your return for gaps and errors.
  • Now hit the big green “TRANSMIT” button to securely submit your VIN correction. Now all you have to do is wait for IRS approval!

Once the IRS accepts your correction, you’ll get a shiny new Stamped Schedule 1! Most users receive theirs within 10 minutes of submitting their correction.

You can also choose to set up additional notifications, and you can elect to have your return faxed to you or mailed to your carrier, home office, or even your accountant. Whatever works for you!

As always, if you find yourself in times of trouble, give us a call at 704.234.6005 or send us an email at for 24/hour support in English and Spanish. Whatever you need, we’re here for you.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

It's All about That VIN


Everyone who has a vehicle has one, but many people have yet to unlock the secrets of the VIN. And there are secrets, Trucking Nation.

But now you can consider all of your VIN questions answered! And maybe you’ll learn a few secret tidbits about VIN’s that you didn’t already know. Because it’s all about that VIN, y’all.

What is a VIN

A VIN or a Vehicle Identification Number (or even a Chassis number) is a unique code that includes a serial number. These codes are used by the auto industry for identifying specific vehicles.

Vehicle Identification Numbers were first introduced to the vehicle industry in 1954, but they were not standardized until 1981. That’s when they became the identification codes we know today.

Today, a VIN number is typically 17 characters long, and depending on the country your vehicle was made in, it can begin with a variety of letters– or even numbers in the case of North and South America.

The Purpose of a VIN

Before unlocking the secrets of a VIN, most people view them as some sort of mystery 17-digit identification code. But, there is a purpose!

VIN’s can even be used to identify the make, model, weight class, and model year of your vehicle...just by using a 17-digit serial code! They also don’t include the letters I, O, or Q, so that people won’t confuse those letters with a number 1 or a 0.

Where to Find My VIN

The easiest way to locate your VIN is one of two ways because your VIN will be placed on one of two areas on your vehicle.

The first way is to stand outside of your vehicle on the driver’s side and examine the corner of your dash where it meets the windshield.

If your VIN is not located there, open your driver’s side door and look at the door post (where the door latches when it is closed). The number should be located there.

What Does It Have to Do with E-filing?

Since VIN’s contain special coded numbers and letters that describe your unique vehicle, it is imperative you use that identification code for anything pertaining to said vehicle. That includes truck taxes!

As previously stated, VIN’s can be very telling. They contain your weight class, country of origin, the make, and model year. That means, it’s essentially a social security number for your vehicle.

Plus, you want to make sure you pay taxes on the right vehicle and that everything is up-to-date for your own convenience. Because you’ll quickly learn that dealing with government bodies like the IRS and DMV without an identification number would be a nightmare.

If you need any help taming the beast that is the IRS, we’re here for you! We have a dedicated support team located in Rock Hill, SC, standing by just for you. So give us a call at 704.234.6005 or send us an email at for 24/hour support in English and Spanish!

And if you notice a VIN error on your Form 2290, you can e-file a VIN correction for free through for all returns originally filed with us!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Perks for Returning Users: E-filing Easier Year After Year!


After our guests E-file with us for the first time, they know they get the V.I.P. Treatment.

Because once you make the switch to ExpressTruckTax, you’re family, and family means going the extra mile to make sure you're taken care of!

We strive to make every step of the E-filing experience as user-friendly as possible. Now we can proudly say, we definitely offer our returning customers some amazing perks!

After you e-file with us for the first time…

  • You can copy your previous return and save time with the FastTransfer Feature.
  • You don’t EVER have to re-enter any information because we save your data for you on our secure servers. Your vehicles can be added to your return with one click because they’re all waiting for you in Truck Zone, your virtual garage!

The V.I.P. Benefits

But that’s not all! There is so much more ExpressTruckTax offers to their customers:

Support Legends: Our support team is always there to answer your questions day or night. We offer 24-hour email support from our fully trained, one-of-a-kind support team all year long. Based in Rock Hill, SC, these support legends offer support in English & Spanish by phone, email, and chat. So if you’re even a little bit confused, give ‘em a call and they’ll help to steer you in the right direction!

Freedom to E-file Anywhere: You can E-file from virtually anywhere. Because we have some apps for that! For the convenience of our amazing users, we offer both an iPad and Android tablet apps, as well as a mobile site for smartphones, so you can use ExpressTruckTax whenever it’s convenient for you.

TruckZone: We also offer an exclusive feature called TruckZone, which is your very own virtual garage. You can add one truck or your entire fleet, and TruckZone will remember all of them. In fact, it can do even more than that. When you elect to use TruckZone, it will remember important dates like when you need to file for a specific truck or when a specific truck needs maintenance. And that is only the beginning!

Convenient Payment Methods: Even though the IRS no longer accepts credit cards for payment, we still offer three ways to pay your taxes. With us you can pay by Direct Debit (EFW), EETPS through the government, or by check or money order. And if you decide you want to use a check, we also provide a payment voucher to be sent along with it!

Instant Audit:
Before you submit your return to the IRS, our system automatically checks it for errors. This is just one more fail-safe to make absolutely certain that the IRS doesn’t reject your tax form.

Free VIN Corrections: If your return is rejected or if you made an error, not only will our amazing support team help you fix it ASAP, we’ll also let you retransmit it for free! We will not rest until your return has been accepted by the IRS! We’re just that dedicated.

Notifications: You want push notifications, faxes, texts, and emails? We’ve got them! You don’t have to sit around waiting by your phone or fax machine, and you definitely don’t have to move in to your email inbox and end up worrying yourself sick wondering about the IRS. With us, you’ll know the second the IRS has processed your return! And we’ll automatically email you your stamped Schedule 1 too.

Stamped Schedule 1 Instantly:
With our high approval rating from the IRS, our users can expect to receive their Stamped Schedule 1 via email in minutes. In fact, the whole process from start to finish, beginning with e-filing, only takes around 15 minutes on average. If that’s not fast, then I don’t know what is!

Then on top of all that, we also have the best value in the industry. Our filings start at just $9.90!

So forget the paperwork, forget paper filing, and forget having to rewrite all that information year after year. There is no reason for all that stress once you start E-filing with ExpressTruckTax. Let us take care of the heavy lifting for you!

If you let us, we could brag about ourselves and what we can offer you all day, but we want you to experience it first hand! So give our support team a call at 704.234.6005 or shoot them an email at, and we’ll help you get set up today!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Instant Notifications on Your 2290's Status: Only with ExpressTruckTax


Biting your nails, pulling your hair, refreshing the page over and over as you wait for approval from the IRS. That’s no way to spend your down time!

The days of logging into your account repeatedly (or worse- waiting for the mail carrier!) to bring you word from the IRS are over. 

When you E-file with ExpressTruckTax, there’s no guesswork and no stress. As soon as you hit “transmit,” you can rest assured knowing you’ll receive a notification the instant your return is processed.

In fact, there’s 4 convenient ways to stay up-to-date on the status of your return.

4 Instant Notifications

  • Email: This one is automatic. All of our E-filers receive an email the moment the return has been processed by the IRS. If your return is accepted, you’ll receive an email with your new stamped Schedule 1 attached. If your return was rejected, you’ll receive an email with instructions for how to fix it. (And as a bonus, VIN corrections are free to E-file with us too!)
  • Text: From the payment options page, enter a phone number of your choosing to receive a text alert when your return has been accepted. You will not, however, receive your stamped Schedule 1 via text, but that can be retrieved by logging into your account at any time.
  • Fax: To receive a hard copy of your Form 2290 and stamped Schedule 1, simply enter a fax number on the payment page. And it doesn’t even have to be your fax. Fax it to your accountant, your carrier, or your home office–or all of the above if you like!
  • Postal Mail: No printer? No fax machine? Then opt for the postal mail delivery to get a hard copy of your 2290 and stamped Schedule 1 sent straight to your door. We’ll mail it out same day if your return is accepted by the IRS.

Retrieve a Return–Anywhere, Anytime

If you should ever lose your stamped Schedule 1 or need a hard copy, just login to your account. All returns E-filed with ExpressTruckTax can be viewed, downloaded, and printed from the Dashboard of your account. You can also fax a previous 2290 or Schedule 1 to as many fax machines as you like, and it’s free too!

This is just one of the many ways ExpressTruckTax works to make your life easier. Taxes are arduous enough without adding the stress of the unknown on top of it. With us, you’ll always know where you stand and what you need to do next.

But just in case you don’t, you can contact the support team for speedy answers to all of your questions. We’re available via phone at 704.234.6005. You can also chat with us online or get 24/7 email support at, in English or in Spanish! 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Free VIN Corrections: Only with ExpressTruckTax

Hola, Trucking Nation! Did you know that ExpressTruckTax offers completely FREE VIN Corrections?

But only if your return was originally E-filed with us. It’s just one more perk we offer our returning guests.

But even if you didn’t file with us originally, you can still E-file a Form 2290 Amendment quickly and affordably with ExpressTruckTax.

And it’s easy to do, too. After all, we’re ExpressTruckTax. That’s how we roll!

When E-filing a Form 2290 Amendment for a VIN Correction, you’ll follow the same simple three steps you use when E-filing any of our IRS Forms. And once you’re finished, you’ll receive your new, correct stamped Schedule 1 via email in just minutes!

Let’s run through the process, and then get E-filing!

Step 1: Create an Account or Log Back In

  • Once you’re logged into your account, click “Start” under Form 2290 Amendments.
  • Then select which Amendment you’d like to file. In this case, choose VIN correction (we also offer amendments for vehicle weight increase & exceeding the mileage limit). 

Step 2: Make the Correction

  • Select whether you’d like to correct a return E-filed with us, or one filed elsewhere.
  • Next enter the vehicle’s first-used month.
  • Then select Add VIN Correction, and enter the vehicle’s originally-reported VIN (the incorrect one). Then enter the gross weight, check whether the vehicle is taxable or suspended, and then enter the new, correct VIN.
  • To correct the VIN of more than one vehicle, click “Save and Add Another.” If you’re correcting only one, just Save and done!

Step 3: Review & Submit

  • Before submitting your information to the IRS, be sure to check for errors one last time (wouldn’t want to file another amendment now, would we!). Our Instant Audit will also scan your return for gaps and errors. 
  • Now just hit the big, green TRANSMIT button to securely submit your VIN correction, and then kick back and wait for IRS approval. 

Your new and improved stamped Schedule 1 will be sent to you the second the IRS accepts your correction. Most users receive theirs in 10 minutes.

If you chose to receive additional notifications, you’ll receive those asap too. You can even elect to have your return faxed or mailed to your carrier, home office, or accountant–whatever is convenient for you!

Need help E-filing your Amendment? Just ask one of our Support Team! They’re available in our sunny hometown of Rock Hill, SC, 24/7 to ensure you have a smooth E-filing experience. Ring them at 704.234.6005 or email them 24/7 at

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Friday, September 19, 2014

E-file Free VIN Corrections: Form 2290 Amendments

Today may be #FridayFunDay, but I’m about to create a new Friday hashtag!

Ya’ll ready for this?


That’s right, ExpressTruckTax offers totally free VIN corrections for returns originally E-filed with us (and not just on Fridays!). All you need to do is quickly E-file a Form 2290 Amendment, and I’m

about to show you how, fast & furious style…

Step 1: Start at the very beginning...
-Returning users login or new users create an account.
-Click “Start” under Form 2290 Amendments.
-Choose “Form 2290 VIN Correction."

Step 2: Correct your VIN
-Choose to amend a return E-filed with us, or choose to amend a return that was paper-filed or E-filed elsewhere.
-Select the correct tax year and the vehicle’s first-used month.
-Click “Add VIN Correction” and enter the vehicle’s originally reported VIN, gross weight, and corrected VIN.
-Choose “Save” if done, or “Save & Add Another” if you made multiple boo boo’s.

Step 3: You Did It!
-Almost there, just review your info while our Instant Audit checks your return for errors! (You wouldn’t want to file an amendment for your amendment now, would you?!)
-Finally, transmit your return to the IRS safely, and receive your spanking new stamped Schedule 1 in minutes!

If you need help E-filing your amendment, our Support Heroes are standing by! Call them at 704.234.6005. They’re also on live chat or available for 24/7 email support at

Mistakes happen. But we believe in second chances. Scope out our other lightening-fast 2290 Amendment E-filings:

Exceeding the Mileage Limit

Increase in Gross Vehicle Weight

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Get IRS Approval: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Okay, Trucking Nation. It’s hard to believe it, but there’s less than two weeks until the HVUT Form 2290 filing deadline! With so little time left, it can be tempting–especially on a #ManicMonday morning–to want to file as quickly as possible and get it out of the way!

But in our haste, we need to be careful not to make careless mistakes! A rejected return only means having to do it all over again, and no one wants that.

Yet there’s always a silver lining! By E-filing with ExpressTruckTax instead of paper-filing, you’re already much less likely to make a mistake! We have built-in error checks and an Instant Audit that ensures your return is fit-to-be-filed before you transmit it. Pieces of paper can’t do that! You’ve also got the Support Heroes at your every beck and call, expertly answering all of your tax questions. So there’s no reason to file blindly and hope you’ve got it right!

Of course, with hundreds of thousands of E-filers out there, the occasional mistake does slip through! So here are five mistakes to avoid, straight from the E-filing experts themselves!

  • 1. Incorrect First-Used Month: This error may not get your return rejected, but it will cause issues when it comes time to get your tags. The tax year for HVUT begins July 1st. This means that for all renewals (trucks that have been in use already), the first-used month is automatically July, even if you’re filing in August. The only time you’d choose a later month is if the truck is purchased after the beginning of the tax year. For example, if you purchase a new truck in September, then that would be the first-used month.

  • 2. Name or EIN Mismatch: Your name, business name, and EIN must match exactly what the IRS has on file. If any of these are different, the return will be rejected. If you are unsure of the name or EIN on file, you should quickly call the IRS to verify. The IRS EIN Hotline is 1-800-829-4933.
  • 3. EIN Not Registered: So you’ve already registered for an EIN, but the IRS isn’t showing any record of it. This is normal if your EIN is new. It takes up to 10 business days for the new EIN to be entered into their system. This means that today is the last call for registering a new EIN in time to E-file! Apply for one online at
  • 4. VIN Errors: These 17 little digits can make or break your return! Most often, incorrect VIN numbers lead to a duplicate filing error. This occurs when you accidentally try to file a return for the same truck more than once. The IRS will only allow a VIN to be processed once within the tax year. But again, there’s good news! When using the Bulk Upload option to import your vehicle information from a CSV or Excel file, our system will let you know right away if you’re uploading duplicate VIN’s. Moreover, if your return is rejected for a duplicate filing error, our Support Heroes will help you find it and correct, all free of cost! 
  • 5. Incorrect Bank Routing #: This nine digit bank code can be found along the bottom left of a check, just before your account number. If you elect to pay your taxes by EFW (Electronic Funds Withdrawal), you will need to enter this information correctly, or your return may be rejected. 

If your return is rejected, you can correct it and re-transmit it to the IRS for free! But only if you E-filed with ExpressTruckTax! Just one more reason to ditch that old paper-filing! You'll also receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of your return being accepted, something else that paper-filers miss out on.

If you’ve hit a roadblock or had your return rejected, send the Support Heroes an S.O.S. Call 704.234.6005, live chat online, or get 24/7 email support at We may be based in the small town of Rock Hill, SC, but we can help in English, Spanish, and Russian!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

How It Works: Making Corrections To Your E-Filed Form 2290

Have you ever had your Form 2290 accepted by the IRS and suddenly realize there is incorrect information on your return, or the VIN is incorrect on the your Stamped Schedule 1? The process to correct the information depends on what information needs to be corrected.

Starting off  with some good news, you e-filed your Form 2290 way before the deadline with So you are not stressing about missing the deadline and incurring penalties. Okay, the not-so-great-news is that you might be required to contact the IRS to fix certain problems. These problems include:
  • typos
  • misspellings
  • name corrections
The contact number for the IRS to fix these issues is 866.699.4096

Wrong EIN
If you have the wrong EIN on your Stamped Schedule 1, you will want to correct the EIN and fax it along with a letter explaining that the EIN was wrong. If the return was accepting with an EIN that was not yours, it means the EIN belongs to someone else and the IRS will have to figure out whose payment you made. 

Business Name Change
If your business name changes (doesn't matter the reason) but your EIN remains the same, you will need to follow the actions required by the IRS for Business Name Change.

VIN Correction
Correcting a VIN on your Form 2290 is very easy. It can be done online with ExpressTruckTax and it is completely free if you e-filed your Form 2290 through ExpressTruckTax. Even if you did not file with us, you can still correct your VIN. To correct a VIN, you will file a Form 2290 Amendment and choose the VIN Correction option. Follow the prompts and transmit the return to the IRS. 

If you are unsure on how to correct information, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Our USA based support team is standing by to assist you and can be reached via phone: 704.234.6005 email: 
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Monday, August 26, 2013

It’s Time to File 2290, So Why E-File?

The tax period for the 2013-2014 tax  year is just over a week away and you are busy preparing so you can file on time.  For years you have filed your 2290 by filling out the Form 2290 and either taking it into the field office or mailing it in.  So why would you want to E-File?

Here are just some of the benefits of E-Filing:
  • IRS requires anyone with 25+ trucks is required to E-File
  • It’s quicker, you can file from the comfort of your own home, no more going to the IRS office and waiting in those long lines!
  • Save on a stamp..saving you money & saving the trees...paperless!
  • Avoid waiting for Stamped Schedule 1, receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes!
  • Customer support, when choosing an E-File provider choose one who offers customer support to assist you if you have any questions
  • Keep track of your tax filing process.  When you use an online service provider, you will have an online record of your previous year filings.  No need to reenter the VIN numbers, they will already be there from the previous year, again saving you time.

Concerned about what happens if you make a mistake? What happens if you type in the wrong VIN and don’t realize it before you submit your return?  Not a problem at all, when you choose a service provider, like, who offers FREE Online VIN Corrections. You will be able to correct your VIN free of charge with just a few clicks.  Saving you time and money!

The best way to E-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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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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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to file a Form 2290 Amendment?

A Form 2290 Amendment is quite simply, an adjustment or modification to the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Common reasons to file a Form 2290 amendment include:

1. VIN Corrections - A VIN correction would need to be filed if an error was made on the 2290 when entering the 17 character Vehicle Identification Number

2. Taxable Gross Weight Increase - If a 2290 was filed with an incorrect gross weight listed for the vehicle

3. Mileage Exceeded - If a Form 2290 was filed, as a "Suspended Vehicle" and it exceeded the 5,000 mile threshold

The easiest way to file this form is online through As an IRS approved E-File provider, ExpressTruckTax can E-File a 2290 Amendment in just minutes! You can even file a VIN correction for Free. Simply choose the Form 2290 Amendments option as shown below.

To learn more and get started, you can go to and E-File your amendment or contact the Truck Tax Experts at 704.234.6005 or Email at
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What is Form 2290?


The IRS Form 2290 is used to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT as it is commonly known. The Form 2290 must be filed on an annual basis for every heavy vehicle weighing at least 55,000 pounds.

All you need to E-File is your Basic Business information, your Vehicle Identification Number or VIN, and the Gross Vehicle Weight.

The best way to file Form 2290 is through - the Authorized IRS E-file Provider. With ExpressTruckTax, this form can be completed and submitted to the IRS within minutes.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, you can use www.ExpressTruckTax.comContact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Form 2290 Amendment Video


What is a Form 2290 Amendment?

A Form 2290 Amendment is quite simply, an amendment to the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Common reasons to file a Form 2290 amendment include: VIN Corrections - A VIN correction would need to be filed if an error was made on the 2290 when entering the 17 character Vehicle Identification Number Taxable Gross Weight Increase - If a 2290 was filed with an incorrect gross weight listed for the vehicle Mileage Exceeded - If a Form 2290 was filed, as a "Suspended Vehicle" and it exceeded the 5,000 mile threshold.

The easiest way to file this form is online through

As an IRS approved E-File provider, ExpressTruckTax can E-File a 2290 Amendment in just minutes! You can even file a VIN correction for Free.

To learn more and get started, you can go to and E-File your Form 2290 amendment.
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