ExpressTruckTax
704.234.6005

ExpressTruckTax Blog

Showing posts with label Vehicle Identification Number. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vehicle Identification Number. Show all posts

Friday, July 15, 2016

5 Simple Steps to File Form 2290

0
5 Simple Steps to File Form 2290
5 Simple Steps to File Form 2290
As we keep rolling through truck tax season, we’ve had a few callers ask us to go through the e-filing system step-by-step.

So we’re gonna break things down real quick, and show you that you can e-file Form 2290 in 5 easy steps!

First Step - Login

The first step for any truck tax filer is to create their account—of course, if they’ve filed with us before, they can just sign in.

It’s easy, it only takes a moment, and it’s FREE. We won’t charge you a single cent for creating your account! You only pay once you’ve e-filed using our service, which won’t take too long, thankfully.

Second Step - Information

On your second step, you enter your business information. This includes your name and your Employer Information Number (EIN), which you need to make sure you know.

Pro Tip: Did you know you can e-file 2290 directly from the ExpressTruckTax App?

Third Step - Details

Now you need to enter your tax year and first used month for the vehicle(s) you are filing for. The tax year for IRS Form 2290 starts July 1 of each year and ends on June 30 of the following year.

You file Form 2290 based on the first used month of the vehicle. For example, if your vehicle was first used on public highways in September, you have until October 31 to file your 2290.

After that, enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) and the taxable gross weight of the vehicle you are filing for. You can also select if your vehicle is used for any special purposes, such as for agricultural use or logging.

Fourth Step - Payment

As we calculate the taxes on your 2290, make sure you’re familiar with the IRS payment options available to pay the IRS for your HVUT, including:

  • Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  • Check or Money Order

Fifth Step - Transmit

Before we transmit, we’ll check over your form to make sure it’s clear of any basic errors. On your end, double check the summary to be sure that your business and vehicle information are correct. Once your payment information has been entered, your return is ready to be transmitted to the IRS. Simply add your electronic signature and transmit!



Secret Final Step - Celebrate

A few moments after you file, you’ll get your 2290 Schedule 1. With that in hand, you can go out and celebrate. If you have some vacation time, that is. If not, at least you’ll be roadworthy!

If you have any questions about filing your excise taxes, please reach out to us and let us know! Our dedicated customer service team is waiting by the phones and checking their inbox, ready to help you!

Read More »

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What are the Requirements for IRS Form 2290?

0
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


Read More »

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

VIN Corrections 101: Fixing Your 2290s

0
So you filed Form 2290 and received your Stamped Schedule 1, but now you’ve discovered you used  the wrong vehicle identification number. What do you do?

Don’t worry, mistakes happen in the realm of tax filings, which is why we have 2290 Amendments. Let’s be real, your VIN is a scramble of 17 alphanumeric characters—sometimes you might hit the wrong key. And trust us, we’ve seen a few 5’s that look like the letter S more than once on a VIN. To err is human!

If you filed your heavy vehicle use tax with ExpressTruckTax, you can e-file a VIN correction FREE of charge. Since your original filing was with us, we think we can help you out. And if you used another service or paper filed your 2290, you can also e-file a VIN correction for a small fee.

How does it work? Well, VIN corrections can be only filed for taxable or suspended vehicles, not for credit vehicles or prior year suspended vehicles. When you file a VIN correction for Form 2290, you can't combine it with credits claimed on the same form. Also, the wrong VIN must have been paid for in the original form 2290. Otherwise, the IRS will assign penalties in addition to the actual tax.

How do you e-file your VIN correction? After logging in to ExpressTruckTax, click Start New Return and you’ll be prompted with three options. From there, you need to select Form 2290 Amendments.





After that, you are prompted to choose between a VIN Correction, a Taxable Gross Weight Increase, and Mileage Exceeded. Underneath VIN Correction, click Start.






From that point on, your options split between previous filers and new customers. If you filed your 2290 with us before, this is where you can e-file your VIN correction for free!







After that, it’s only a matter of entering the incorrect VIN and updating it to the correct VIN. For a more detailed explanation, check out this video!




So don’t forget, if you filed with ExpressTruckTax, you can e-file a VIN correction with no strings attached. Now, we do need your credit card information for verification purposes, but the service itself is free. After you correct your VIN, you will get your corrected Schedule 1 in minutes. Don’t forget, if you didn’t file your HVUT with us, you can still pay for a VIN correction.

If for any reason you have any questions about e-filing your VIN correction, our friendly customer support team can help you out! Reach us by phone at 704.234.6005, email at support@ExpressTruckTax.com, or live chat with us on our website!


Read More »

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2290 Amendment Form: Fix Your Filing

0

In the year 1919, Washington politicians decided the United States had enough to drink and passed the Eighteenth Amendment—also known as Prohibition. About 13 years later, the US Congress saw the failure of Prohibition, and repealed it in its entirety with the Twenty-First Amendment. Hey, we all make mistakes!





These days, it seems like everybody has something to say about amendments. While we know you have opinions about who can bear arms, let’s stay focused here, Trucking Nation.






Jokes aside, there’s a chance you might make a mistake when you file your heavy vehicle use taxes this year. For this reason alone, you can file a Form 2290 Amendment with ExpressTruckTax. What are these amendments for? They are for increased taxable gross weight, exceeded mileage for suspended vehicles, and vehicle identification number corrections.

Increased Taxable Gross Weight

If the maximum load your truck customarily carried increased, the taxable gross weight probably changed. When this happens, you need to calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on Form 2290. When filing, you just choose the Amended Return option, and document the month or date the taxable gross weight increased. This should occur on the last day of the month following the month in which the taxable gross weight increased.

Suspended Vehicles Mileage Exceeded

When a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit, you need to file this amendment. The mileage use limit applies to the total mileage a vehicle is on the road during a period, regardless of the number of owners. Mileage use limit for a heavy vehicle on public highways is 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).

Vehicle Identification Number Correction

If you filed a 2290 and somehow entered an incorrect VIN, you can file a VIN Correction Amendment to fix it. Now, VIN Corrections can only be filed for taxable or suspended vehicles and not for credit vehicles or for prior year suspended vehicles. When you file a VIN Correction, you must have already paid for the taxes due on the original Form 2290, or the IRS will assign penalties in addition to the actual tax. The good news is, VIN corrections are free if you filed your original 2290 with ExpressTruckTax!

With ExpressTruckTax, we make it easy to file Form 2290 Amendments. Not only do we make it easy, but you will also get your Schedule 1 for the new weight category in minutes!

While you may not need a 2290 Amendment, we’re here to answer any questions about 2290 filing you come across. Reach our dedicated, bilingual customer support team by phone at 704.234.6005, live chat, or by email.

Read More »

Monday, February 24, 2014

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

0

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 ExpressTruckTax.com

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 ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock HIll, SC at 704.234.6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com. We have Spanish Support too!
Read More »

Monday, January 20, 2014

Free VIN Corrections With ExpressTruckTax

0
Mistakes happen all the time, especially when entering a VIN on the Form 2290. ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to correct a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with our system. In order to file a VIN correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form.


The process is simple.  If you already have an account with us, you will click the green 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside your account. Once you click this button, you will choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk you through the VIN correction filing process.



If you have questions about VIN corrections, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC by phone at 704-234-6005 or email at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!
Read More »

Monday, December 9, 2013

What is a VIN?

0

 
A VIN is a Vehicle Identification Number.  Each vehicle has a unique VIN and is required for Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use tax.

As of 1981, all VINs were required to contain 17 characters and do not contain the characters I, O and Q.

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

Read More »

Monday, June 10, 2013

Free VIN Corrections With ExpressTruckTax

0
Mistakes happen all the time, especially when entering a VIN on the Form 2290. ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to correct a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with our system. In order to file a VIN correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form.

The process is simple. If you already have an account with us, you will click the green 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside your account. Once you click this button, you will choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk you through the VIN correction filing process. Taxpayers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax!

There is no charge to e-file a VIN Correction however you will need to enter a valid credit card in order to authenticate the filing. The card will not be charged.

If you have any questions about the VIN correction, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC by phone at 704-234-6005 or email at support@ExpressTruckTax.com. We have Spanish Support too!
Read More »

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Free VIN Corrections With ExpressTruckTax

0
Mistakes happen all the time, especially when entering a VIN on the Form 2290. ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to correct a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with our system. In order to file a VIN correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form.

The process is simple.  If you already have an account with us, you will click the green 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside your account. Once you click this button, you will choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk you through the VIN correction filing process. Taxpayers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax!

There is no charge to e-file a VIN Correction however you will need to enter a valid credit card in order to authenticate the filing. The card will not be charged.

If you have any questions about the VIN correction, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC by phone at 704-234-6005 or email at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

Read More »

Monday, March 11, 2013

Free VIN Corrections At ExpressTruckTax

0
Mistakes happen all the time, especially when entering a VIN on the Form 2290. ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to correct a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with our system. In order to file a VIN correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form.

The process is simple.  If you already have an account with us, you will click the green 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside your account. Once you click this button, you will choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk you through the VIN correction filing process. Taxpayers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax!

There is no charge to E-File a VIN Correction however you will need to enter a valid credit card in order to authenticate the filing. The card will not be charged.

If you have any questions about VIN corrections, please contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

Read More »

Monday, February 25, 2013

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

0
The deadline to file your Form 2990 for any heavy vehicles first placed in use during the month of January is this Thursday, 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 ExpressTruckTax.com

All you will need is some basic business information:

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 ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

Read More »

Monday, January 28, 2013

VIN Corrections Are Free With ExpressTruckTax

0
Mistakes happen all the time, especially when entering a VIN on the Form 2290. ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to correct a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with our system. In order to file a VIN correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form.

The process is simple.  If you already have an account with us, you will click the green 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside your account. Once you click this button, you will choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk you through the VIN correction filing process. Taxpayers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax!

There is no charge to E-File a VIN Correction however you will need to enter a valid credit card in order to authenticate the filing. The card will not be charged.

If you have any questions about VIN correction, please contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

Read More »

Monday, November 5, 2012

Free Online VIN Corrections With Express Truck Tax

0
Mistakes happen all the time, especially when entering a VIN on the Form 2290. ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to correct a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with our system. In order to file a VIN correction, taxpayers simply need to file an IRS 2290 Amendment. Typically the IRS processing time is the same as a standard 2290 form.

The process is simple.  If you already have an account with us, you will click the green 'Create New Return' button from the 'Dashboard' page inside your account. Once you click this button, you will choose 2290 Amendment and then select the VIN correction option. The system will then walk you through the VIN correction filing process. Taxpayers can e-file a VIN correction through us even if the original 2290 was not filed through ExpressTruckTax!

There is no charge to e-file a VIN Correction however you will need to enter a valid credit card in order to authenticate the filing. The card will not be charged.

If you have any questions about the VIN correction, please contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

Read More »

ExpressTruckTax Blog

E-file your HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.