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Showing posts with label file HVUT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label file HVUT. Show all posts

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Save Time & Bulk Upload Multiple 2290 Forms

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Save Time & Bulk Upload Multiple 2290 Forms
One of the best things about the trucking industry is how diverse it is.

One trucker might be an owner-operator, the other might be a company man for a large fleet. Either way, they’re going to have to file Form 2290. Taxable vehicles include any highway motor vehicles that have a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

So that probably covers your entire fleet. But how can you file HVUT for all of your vehicles? The answer is simple: bulk uploading and ExpressTruckTax's TruckZone feature.

Why Should I Bulk Upload?


First of all, it’s easy. Instead of entering each record one-by-one, you fill out a spreadsheet and our program does the rest.

Here’s what you do:

  • Login to our system, download the official spreadsheet. 
  • Go field by field and enter the appropriate information in the right format. 
  • After the form is complete, head back to ExpressTruckTax and upload the file.
  • Our software will check for errors and make sure each field is correct. 
  • Note, if you already have your own spreadsheet use our smart upload. We will make sure fields match on our end, so that you don’t waste time making a new spreadsheet. 
  • Make sure everything looks right.
  • Pay and transmit!

Finally, once you get your fleet’s vehicles uploaded, your trucks will be saved year to year thanks to our TruckZone.


What Is TruckZone?


When you need to e-file Form 2290 for multiple vehicles, TruckZone is a lifesafer. Working as virtual fleet, TruckZone keeps all of your vehicles on record so you can access them at any time.

Let’s say you need to file HVUT for 10 trucks. This feature lets you create your own truck tax zone where you can select the 10 trucks which need an HUT filing. In a few minutes, you can e-file form 2290 for all 10, and receive 10 stamped Schedule 1’s in just minutes.



Related Blog: Bulk Uploading: HVUT for Fleets

With TruckZone and bulk uploading in your virtual tax toolbox, you’ll be the master of heavy vehicle use taxes!

If you have any questions about using TruckZone, give our customer support experts a call at 704.234.6005.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Trucking Spotlight

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- Joseph Yargo Trucking

- This is a picture of my fighting tiger. 

- I would like to thank ExpressTruckTax.  I truly did receive my Schedule 1 within minutes of filing

We are proud to showcase our clients' trucks on our blog! If you are one of our clients, please send us a picture and details about your truck and we will be happy to post them here. Thank You!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Hassle of Filing an IRS Form 2290

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IRS Form 2290 is used to collect what is referred to as the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT. It is a fee that the IRS requires all vehicles with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds to pay annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways.

This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 that must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered.  This form can be mailed to the IRS, which can take up to several weeks to process.  It could also be taken directly to the IRS office, which can take several hours of your day.  This must be accompanied by a proof of EFTPS payment.  

This form must be filed annually, for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current period.  The Current Period begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.  A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service.  The due date for each month is the last day of the following month.  For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on October 3rd, the Form 2290 will be due on November 30th.  

Even though there are thousands, if not millions, of Heavy Vehicles that are required to file HVUT the IRS still requires everyone to either mail the Form 2290 to the IRS or actually come to the IRS office.  Fortunately there is an easier way that has recently become available.  

www.ExpressTruckTax.com allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically!  This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes.  Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to file Form 2290.  The taxpayer will then receive the schedule 1 via email or fax as soon as the IRS processes the form.  The form will then be watermarked by the IRS instead of an actual physical stamp.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Filing a Form 2290 with the IRS

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The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, or HVUT, must be filed with the IRS for any highway motor vehicle that exceeds a gross weight of 55,000 pounds.  IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1 is used to report all vehicles for which you are reporting tax (including an increase in taxable gross weight) and those that you are reporting suspension of the tax by category and vehicle identification number (VIN).  The Schedule 1 may also be used as proof of payment to register your vehicle in any state. Use the stamped Schedule 1 that was returned to you by the IRS for this purpose.

Who Must File?
You must file a Form 2290 and Schedule 1 for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2010, and ending on June 30, 2011, if a highway motor vehicle is registered, or required to be registered, in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.  Any type of business entity may file a Form 2290 with the IRS.

What Vehicles are Taxable?
The IRS considers taxable Highway Motor Vehicles to be any self-propelled vehicle that is designed to carry a load over public highways.  Examples of such vehicles include trucks, truck tractors, and buses.  The IRS typically does not consider vehicles such as vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks, or similar vehicles because they do not typically weigh 55,000 pounds or more.  A vehicle may consist of a chassis, or a chassis and a body, but does not include the load of the vehicle.  

Who is Exempt?
Although it is rare, some Vehicles that fit the above description may be exempt from the HVUT and Filing requirements of Form 2290.  To officially be exempt from filing Form 2290, the vehicle must be owned and operated by the following:
  • The Federal Government
  • The District of Columbia
  • state or local government
  • American National Red Cross
  • Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Association, or Rescue Squad
  • Indian Tribe Government (Only if the Vehicle is Used for essential Tribe or Government Function)
  • Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
  • Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles
  • Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis

When to File?
A Form 2290 must be filed annually, for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current period.  The Current Period is from July 1, 2010 and ends on June 30, 2011.  A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service.  The due date for each month is the last day of the following month.  For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on October 3rd, the Form 2290 will be due on November 30th.  

How to File?
Although it is possible to paper file, E-Filing is required for each return containing at least 25 vehicles.  The IRS does encourage everyone to file electronically due to its security and speed.  This is highly recommended for Form 2290 in particular because the filing due dates are always only one month away.  There are several providers of services that can help you E-File Form 2290 with the IRS, one such provider is www.expresstrucktax.com.  They provide a very excellent service for all Truck Tax Needs. 
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

ExpressTruckTax.com can help you file Form 2290 and Fuel Tax

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Any individual buying or using a heavy duty truck must file and pay the Heavy Duty Trucks Road Tax. The filing process involves filling out Form 2290. You can use ExpressTruckTax.com to fill it out and get it done in just a few minutes. Our service fees are the lowest in the industry, starting at $9.90 for a single truck filing. It sure beats driving to the IRS field office and waiting in line for hours.

Make sure to have the Vehicle Identification Numbers of any vehicles you are filing for. If the truck(s) you’re filing for will travel 5,000 miles or less during the tax period (July to June of the next year), a tax refund can be claimed by the filer. That also applies if the heavy highway vehicle was destroyed, stolen or sold during the tax period. Claiming the refund requires a different form. ExpressTruckTax will even help tax payers file for their refund using Form 8849.

There are different tax rules for different types of trucks–depending on the weight and what the truck is being used for. The taxable gross weight is 55,000 pounds or higher in most cases. Refer to Form 2290 or ExpressTruckTax.com for help with your particular truck.

Need to file your IFTA Fuel Tax?  We just introduced Fuel Tax filing service to our product portfolio. You can now file IFTA fuel tax for unlimited Trucks for $24.95. Also, you can maintain the Trip Sheets online for free and generate IFTA returns at the end of the quarter.

ExpressTruckTax.com offers bundles that will let you file forms for hundreds of trucks for one price. This is useful if you have trucks that aren’t going on the road till later in the year.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Express2290 now offers proof of payment notifications!

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Express2290.com is all about saving customers time and money. The program is already packed with great features--like free VIN correction, bulk uploads, text message notifications--but they went ahead and added one more.

Usually owner-operators are required to provide proof to their contracting trucking or leasing company that they have filed their 2290 form and paid the HVUT. The problem is, as owner-operators, they're not always near a fax machine, computer, or post office. That's where Express2290.com comes in. 

The folks at Express2290.com will send a free proof of payment notification on behalf of the owner operators that file through them. All they have to do is enter in the contact information for the trucking company they drive for and Express2290 will automatically send both the owner-operator and their company a copy of the stamped Schedule 1 form when it comes in.

Everyone wins with this system--the owner-operator doesn't have to find a fax machine, and the trucking company doesn't have to follow up with drivers to make sure they submitted their proof of payment. As with the other exclusive features at Express2290.com, the proof of payment notification is completely free. Just another way the folks at Express2290.com make taxes less taxing.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Last Minute Tax Tips

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There are just 10 days left to e-file your HVUT forms at www.Express2290.com. Here are some tips to help you get through the process as quickly as possible,

-Have your information close by. Know your business name, address and EIN. Also make sure to have the correct VINs for all the vehicles you're reporting.

-Know your vehicles. Got any suspended vehicles? Any vehicles lost or stolen? Make sure you report all your relevant vehicles to the IRS.

-Get instant notification. With www.Express2290.com you can get fax and text message notifications so you know exactly when your Schedule 1 is ready.

-Get some help from the experts. If you're pressed for time, or just need a bit of assistance www.Express2290.com has incredible customer support. They can walk you through the program, even assist you in filing. Contact them via email, chat or phone.

Just 10 days left. Gather your info and head over to www.Express2290.com now to get started!
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Take advantage of some great Express2290.com exclusives!

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Express2290.com is all about speed and convenience--hence the Express name. Here are a couple of great exclusives you get with Express2290 that will help save you time and money.

-FREE fax and text message notifications. You'll know when your Schedule 1 is ready just minutes after filing!

-Send a fax of your stamped Schedule 1 from within the application--FREE

-CPA's/tax professionals can fax paperwork to their clients without leaving the application

-E-file a VIN correction FREE

-Automatic generation of your 8849 form while you're filing 2290.

On top of all this, they also have US-based phone, email and chat support. Head to Express2290.com now to take advantage of these great features and so much more.
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Filing Form 2290? Express2290.com can help!

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Any individual buying or using a heavy duty truck must file and pay the Heavy Duty Trucks Road Tax. The filing process involves filling out Form 2290. You can use Express2290.com to fill it out and get it done in just a few minutes.

Make sure to have the Vehicle Identification Numbers of any vehicles you are filing for. If the truck(s) you're filing for will travel 5,000 miles or less during the tax period (July to June of the next year), a tax refund can be claimed by the filer. That also applies if the heavy highway vehicle was destroyed, stolen or sold during the tax period. Claiming the refund requires a different form. Express2290 will even help tax payers file for their refund using Form 8849.

There are different tax rules for different types of trucks--depending on the weight and what the truck is being used for. The taxable gross weight is 55,000 pounds or higher in most cases. Refer to Form 2290 or Express2290.com for help with your particular truck.

Express2290.com offers bundles that will let you file forms for hundreds of trucks for one price. This is useful if you have trucks that aren't going on the road till later in the year.
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