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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Did You Get a Letter From the IRS About HVUT 2290?

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Truck driver receiving a letter from the IRS regarding his HVUT 2290 tax, stating that he didn't pay 2290.
You thought you were done with the 2290 tax… until you received a letter from the IRS about non-payment.

If you filed sometime close to the 2290 tax due date, you might’ve received a notice from the IRS asking you to pay 2290.

If you already filed your heavy use tax form online and paid your 2290 tax, this can be frustrating and confusing. Don’t sweat it just yet.

Here’s what it means.

IRS Letter Regarding HVUT 2290

Why did I receive a letter?

This happens every year. It could mean you still need to pay 2290 tax, or, it could just be a side-effect of the high volume of returns that the IRS receives close to the Form 2290 due date.

Sometimes, IRS systems don’t communicate information very efficiently, especially when they’re overloaded with last-minute HVUT 2290 filers.

What Should I Do?

Most likely, the IRS will send you a follow-up letter in a few weeks telling you that the first letter was an error, but, before assuming, double-check that your 2290 tax amount was paid in full.

First, check to see how you chose to pay your heavy use tax to the IRS. Did you pay 2290 with a credit card, debit card, EFW, EFTPS, check, or money order?

If you chose EFW, or Electronic Funds Withdrawal, check your bank statement to ensure that the funds were successfully drafted from your account.

If they were, you’re all set! You paid HVUT 2290 tax successfully. However, if the amount hasn’t been removed, contact us. There may have been an error entering your account information.


Secondly, if you filed with ExpressTruckTax and chose to pay 2290 with a credit or debit card, make sure you made that payment separately. This payment would’ve been made outside of ExpressTruckTax through Official Payments after you completed your filing. 

If you forgot to pay your 2290 tax through Official Payments, do so as quickly as possible.

Still Have Questions?

We’re here to help! If you have questions or concerns regarding your 2290 tax, contact our US-based team of experts here at ExpressTruckTax in Rock Hill, SC.

Simply call 704-234-6005 or email support@expresstrucktax.com.

If you still need to file HVUT 2290, click here. The Form 2290 due date was September 3, 2019, so you’ll want to file ASAP to avoid increased penalties.

Be sure to file even if you can’t make the full 2290 tax payment, as penalties will be reduced.




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Thursday, September 5, 2019

How To Deal With IRS 2290 Rejection

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Truckers who filed before the Form 2290 due date may still face Form 2290 rejection.
You filed before the Form 2290 due date! What a relief. No penalties, no worries

Until you get a notice that your IRS 2290 was rejected.

Don’t stress. There are multiple reasons for rejection, but we’ve got a fix for each one.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to correct your IRS 2290 highway use tax as quickly as possible to avoid penalty.

Form 2290 Rejection

Common Reasons for Rejection

In order to fix your 2290 highway use tax and get an updated Schedule 1 Form 2290, you’ll need to find the issue.

There are multiple reasons for Form 2290 rejection including:

-  EIN and Business Name Mismatch
If the EIN you entered does not match the information the IRS has on record, you can call the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096 to determine what information they have.

If your EIN is brand new, it will likely be rejected because it takes about 10 business days for the IRS to register a new EIN in their system. The reported reason for rejection will be: “EIN does not match business name”. Once your EIN is registered, simply retransmit your return.

-  Routing Transit Number Rejection
If you chose to pay your 2290 highway use tax by Electronic Funds Withdrawal, your bank routing number was required.

If your IRS 2290 was rejected because the wrong routing number was entered, simply correct the routing number and re-transmit your return to the IRS.

*Note: If you notice a routing number error but your return was accepted, contact the IRS.

-  Duplicate Filing of IRS 2290
This type of rejection means your IRS 2290 was already filed and confirmed by the IRS, and that a second 2290 was submitted on your behalf.

Filing a Form 2290 Amendment

There are 3 events that would require filing a Form 2290 amendment, including:

1.  Increase in Taxable Gross Weight
If your vehicle’s taxable gross weight increases, causing it to fall into a new weight category, you’ll need to file a Form 2290 amendment.

For instance, if the maximum load customarily carried increases, the gross taxable weight may change.

If this happens, calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on IRS 2290, line 3, “Additional tax from increase in taxable gross weight”.

Then, check the Amended Return box, and write the date of the last day of the month following the month that the taxable gross weight increased to the right.

2.  Mileage Use Limit Exceeded
You’ll need to file a Form 2290 amendment if a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit of 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles).

Mileage use limit applies to total mileage during a period, regardless of the number of owners.

If this applies to you, file an amended 2290 Form by reporting the tax on page 2 based on the month the vehicle was first used during the tax period. Then, check the Amended Return box.

3. Incorrect VIN
If you’ve entered the wrong VIN number, file a 2290 VIN correction.

You can only file a 2290 VIN Correction for taxable or suspended vehicles, not for credit vehicles or prior suspended vehicles.

Also, you cannot make credit claims on the same form as your Form 2290 amendment. The tax for the vehicle must have been paid with the original IRS 2290.



Filing Form 2290 Amendments and VIN Correction Forms

ExpressTruckTax makes IRS 2290 form updates easy.

With unlimited free 2290 VIN corrections for those who used ExpressTruckTax to file, and easy-to-follow VIN correction forms and Form 2290 amendments for those who didn’t, we’ve got you covered.


We offer the best prices around, so even if you didn’t file your original IRS 2290 return with us, we won’t hold it against you.


Plus, thanks to the ExpressTruckTax 2290 highway use tax calculator, we’ll calculate your tax owed for you.


Correct your IRS 2290 today with ExpressTruckTax, and get your updated Schedule 1 Form 2290 in minutes.











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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Why You Need to File Form 2290 for 2019 TODAY

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Truckers are approaching the Form 2290 for 2019 deadline.
The Form 2290 due date is getting close!

By now, there’s tons of content floating around about Form 2290 for 2019…

There are plenty of different providers offering promo codes for filling, and various articles containing IRS 2290 instructions.

So, what’s the truth? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about Form 2290 2019 to file successfully, avoid IRS penalties, and keep the money in your pocket.

The 101 On Form 2290 2019

What’s the Deal With the Form 2290 Due Date?

If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you’re probably used to the August 31st Form 2290 due date, but there’s another date being tossed around this year.

Because August 31, 2019 is a Saturday, and the following business day is Labor Day, the IRS will officially accept 2290 Form 2019 up until September 3, 2019.

Unfortunately, that extension doesn’t change the fact that the IRS and the postal office will be closed Monday, September 2nd.

Therefore, it is critical that you file your Form 2290 2019 TODAY.

Seriously, don’t put it off. Which brings me to… IRS penalties.

If you file after September, 3rd (which I hope you don’t), you’ll face a penalty of 4.5% of your Form 2290 2019 tax amount, with additional interest of 0.54% per month.

If you filed your Form 2290 for 2019 but did not pay your tax amount by the deadline, that penalty will be 0.5% of your total Form 2290 2019 tax amount, plus 0.54% interest per month.

You may avoid penalties if you include a reasonable explanation for filing IRS Form 2290 for 2019 after the 2290 due date, but don’t count on it.

What IRS 2290 Instructions do I Need to Start?

Filing is simple, but before you start, gather all the information you’ll need to file 2290 Form 2019. It’ll speed up your process.

Here’s how to know if you need to file:

You’ll need to file if your vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more and is driven on public highways.

You can claim an exemption or suspension for your vehicle if it:

-  Was used 5,000 highway miles or less during the tax period
-  Is an agricultural vehicle and was used 7,500 miles or less during the tax period
-  Was stolen or destroyed during the tax period
-  Was sold during the tax period

Here’s what you need to file:

-  Your EIN (Employer Identification Number) –– NOT your Social Security Number
-  Your business name and its address
-  The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Hint: it’ll be 17 characters.
-  Authorized Signatory Details
-  Vehicle’s Gross Taxable Weight (how much it weighs when fully equipped for service, minus the weight of you and any loads).

Next, we’ll talk about how to file.

What’s the Fastest Way to File?

Now you’re probably wondering, “Ok, how can I get this sh*t over with??”

The fastest way to file Form 2290 for 2019 is online. The fastest way to file Form 2290 for 2019 without breaking the bank, however, is with ExpressTruckTax.

ExpressTruckTax is the industry’s leading IRS-authorized e-file provider, and for good reason.

Plus, we’re here to help.

Our Rock Hill, South Carolina based support team is here for you… Literally!

We’re in the office all day today, Saturday, August 31, to answer all of your questions!

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (704) 234-6005.


Now get to it!!










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Friday, August 30, 2019

Last Chance! File Your IRS 2290 Today

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Truckers hurry to file IRS 2290 Form 2019 before the impending Form 2290 due date
Before you start making plans for Labor Day weekend, don’t forget that your Form 2290 for 2019 is due September 3rd, 2019.

While you may be tempted to wait until the last minute, remember that the IRS will be closed for maintenance 8/31-9/2. File this week.

Plus, if anything were to happen and your IRS is rejected, you’ll need the extra time to make corrections.

It’s best to just act like the usual August 31st deadline is still in effect.

Here’s how to file IRS Form 2290 before your holiday weekend.

The Rundown on Form 2290 for 2019

Form 2290 Due Date

When is 2290 due? Let's reiterate: This year’s Form 2290 due date has been pushed back to September 3rd, 2019.

The usual August 31st date falls on a weekend, and the following business day is a holiday - Labor Day.

Therefore, Tuesday, September 3rd, is the deadline.

I’ve heard plenty of people assume they’re too late and might as well just file later or paper file and accept the penalty.

There’s literally no reason to do that. Filing IRS Form 2290 online before the Form 2290 due date is quick and painless. Plus, it’s affordable.

You’ll save money and time - no negative side effects. 

IRS Form 2290 Filing Tips

If you want to make IRS 2290 filing the most efficient process possible, gather your information first.

You’ll need your EIN, VIN, business information, vehicle’s gross taxable weight, authorized signatory details, and payment information.

Then, file IRS 2290 online with an IRS-authorized e-file provider, such as ExpressTruckTax, the industry leader.

Once you’ve created a free account, you’ll follow the simple steps of the ExpressTruckTax interview-style process, dedicated to making taxes easy.

You can even complete these steps on your cell phone.

Our system is dedicated to fitting IRS Form 2290 for 2019 into your busy life on the go.

If at any point you have questions or get stuck, simply call our 100% US-based, live customer support team located in Rock Hill, SC.

File 2290 Form 2019 on time. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

The Quickest Way to File

The IRS recommends online filing for quickness and ease of approval for Form 2290 for 2019.

Not only will filing online help the IRS accept your 2290 Form 2019 within a reasonable amount of time, but it will also ensure that you receive a copy of your Schedule 1 Form 2290 quickly.


When you file online with ExpressTruckTax, you’ll receive your Schedule 1 Form 2290 just minutes after filing your 2290 Form 2019 with the IRS.

Plus, you’ll have access to free VIN corrections and an instant error check, so you won’t have to worry about having to file IRS 2290 more than once.



Take a moment and get it done with ExpressTruckTax!










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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Form 2290 Instructions to Help You Meet the Deadline

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Truckers hurry to file their Form 2290 online before the IRS Form 2290 due date.
It’s time to get moving - The Form 2290 due date is almost here!

September 3rd, 2019 is the IRS 2290 Form 2019 filing deadline. 

**Keep in mind that the IRS will be closed for maintenance 8/31-9/2. File this week.**

File IRS Form 2290 now to avoid steep IRS penalties.

Once you’ve filed your Form 2290 online, you’ll receive your Schedule 1, which acts as a receipt of your HVUT payment.

This document is also necessary for many aspects of truck operation.

If you haven’t completed your HVUT 2290 Form, check out these Form 2290 instructions for filing FAST!

Everything You Need to Know to File IRS Form 2290 Fast

The Best Way to File Form 2290 Online

Despite the impending Form 2290 due date, you still have time. Filing Form 2290 online is easy.

The IRS recommends filing your heavy highway use tax online for faster processing times.

With ExpressTruckTax, you can file IRS 2290 fast AND receive your Schedule 1 minute after filing. 

It’s that simple, so what are you waiting for?

Form 2290 Instructions

Here are Form 2290 Instructions for Filing Online: 

If you don’t have an account, register for free!

Once you’re in, choose ‘Start New Return’.

Fill out your business name, address, and EIN (Employee Identification Number).

Then, enter vehicle information like first used month and tax year.

After that, add vehicle details such as VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and taxable gross weight.

ExpressTruckTax will calculate the heavy highway use tax amount you owe for you.

You can go ahead and pay your HVUT amount at this time if you’d like.

Then, you’ll receive a free instant error check to catch any basic mistakes.

We make it easy to electronically sign your Form 2290 online using a 5-digit code.

Once you’ve signed, transmit your 2290 Form 2019 securely directly to the IRS!

It’s that easy.

Get started today!











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Thursday, August 22, 2019

So, What's the Deal with the IRS 2290 Deadline?

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Truckers must file IRS 2290 by the 2290 filing deadline to avoid IRS penalties.
If you’re reading this article, you probably know that you need to file your IRS 2290 soon.

But did you know that the 2290 filing deadline is September 3rd, 2019, not the usual August 31st?

Maybe you’re wondering why the 2290 deadline is different.

Or perhaps you have some confusion surrounding filing IRS Form 2290 and paying your actual IRS 2290 payment.

Better yet, you might be thinking about how much of a hassle this is, and wondering why it’s necessary in the first place.

Well, you’re about to find out! I’m here to answer all of your IRS 2290 questions.

Form 2290 Due Date

Why September 3rd?

Normally, the Form 2290 deadline is August 31st.

This year, that date falls on a Saturday. The next business day would be Monday, September 2nd, but that’s Labor Day.

Therefore, this year, the Form 2290 due date is September 3rd, 2019.

You might be thinking about how lucky you are to get a couple extra days this year but think again.

As tempting as it may be to wait until the last minute, how likely are you to think about filing IRS 2290 and paying your 2290 highway use tax after a weekend and holiday…?

Trust me. File today or, at the very latest, file August 30th. That way you’ll ensure that the 2290 deadline is met.

Plus, if there are any issues or your IRS Form 2290 is rejected and you need to make corrections, you’ll have time to do so before the Form 2290 due date.

I'm not asking much. If you file with an IRS-authorized e-file provider like ExpressTruckTax the whole process takes as little as 10 minutes.


Seriously, just get it over with.

What About the IRS 2290 Payment?

So, you might’ve heard that if you can’t afford to pay your IRS 2290 payment right now, you should go ahead and file IRS Form 2290 anyway.

This is true.

Failing to file IRS Form 2290 by the 2290 filing deadline will result in a penalty of 4.5% of the 2290 highway use tax due. This will increase monthly for up to 5 months.

However, the penalty for failing to pay your IRS 2290 payment is only 0.5% of your total tax amount, plus additional interest of 0.54% per month.

Even if you can’t afford to pay your IRS 2290 payment right now, you should still file.

If you file but do not pay your full 2290 highway use tax amount, you’ll face a much lower penalty (0.5% compared to 4.5% of the total tax due).

Maybe you can pay by September 3rd, but not by tomorrow.
File today anyway.

You don’t want to get stuck with a rejected return or worse, without a 2290 Schedule 1

You may face unexpected penalties.

You never know what could happen. Take a moment to file now.


When Will I Get My 2290 Schedule 1?

Your 2290 Schedule 1 is a huge part of why it’s so critical for you to file on time.

An updated 2290 Schedule 1 is necessary for operation, including anything from renewing your tags to traveling internationally or renewing your IFTA license.

If you file IRS 2290 online with ExpressTruckTax, you’ll get a copy of your 2290 Schedule 1 just minutes after IRS Form 2290 filing. It doesn’t get much easier than that.








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Thursday, August 8, 2019

This is Why IRS 2290 Online Filing is the Ultimate Tax Experience

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Truckers hurry to take advantage of 2290 online filing to submit their IRS Form 2290 before the Form 2290 due date.
Today, IRS Form 2290 filing isn’t half bad. Filers can log in to a website, enter some information, and file with the click of a button.

Before 2290 online filing was an option, all forms were filled out by hand and mailed or brought in to the IRS office.

This method led to long IRS lines, frustrated filers, and severe wait time between submitting IRS 2290 and finding out if it was accepted or rejected.

Not to mention the delay in receiving a copy of your 2290 Schedule 1.

Times have changed for the better. Here’s everything you need to know about filing Form 2290 online. 


The World of IRS 2290 Online Filing

Highway Tax 2290

As you might know, IRS Form 2290 is used to pay HVUT 2290, an annual tax collected from those who operate heavy vehicles on public highways in order to maintain those highways.

It’s important to file Form 2290 for 2019 before the September 3rd Form 2290 due date to avoid IRS penalties.

Filing your highway tax 2290 online with the right provider takes just minutes, and you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 shortly after filing.

Making Life Easier for American Truckers

Why has everything moved online?

2290 online filing introduces a world of convenience to highway tax 2290. It’s quicker to file, and easier to meet the Form 2290 due date.

At ExpressTruckTax, our goal is to make life easier for you, the American trucker.

We understand the immense time and effort that goes into trucking, and we know how much our country relies on you. That’s why we’re dedicated to consistently reducing your workload in other aspects of your life, especially taxes.

We’re motivated to achieve this goal by truckers like you, who remind us every day of the work you do tirelessly.

One example is Billie Cagle. He’s been Keeping America Trucking for 43 years in 48 states and Canada. He is accustomed to the trucker lifestyle and shares his trucker stories with us and the world, publicizing his role in the American trucker family.




When asked how he got started as a truck driver, he says, “My father was one, he taught me how.” Cagle grew up into the trucker lifestyle and it became everything he knows and loves.

Of course, he doesn’t love everything about it.


“That’s the part I hate,” he says, “...the paperwork.”

That’s where 2290 online filing and ExpressTruckTax come in. We make it quick and easy to file so you can get back to what you do best: moving America forward.

For more trucker stories from American truckers, subscribe to our YouTube channel. We’re committed to shining light on the true story of the American trucker so that those who rely on them know who to thank for completing our economy’s most demanding and critical job.

How to File Form 2290 Online

Filing online is easy. Use ExpressTruckTax, the leading IRS-authorized e-filing solution, to submit your form 2290 for 2019.

Simply sign up for a free account, click ‘Start New Return’, enter your vehicle and business information, let ExpressTruckTax calculate the highway tax 2290 amount you owe, pay HVUT 2290, and transmit your IRS Form 2290.


We accept HVUT 2290 payments via credit card, debit card, direct debit, electronic funds withdrawal (EFW), Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EETPS), or check/money order.

In addition, before you transmit your Form 2290 for 2019, ExpressTruckTax will run an instant error check to scan for common IRS 2290 errors before filing.

If the trucker lifestyle requires extended time on the go, shouldn’t you be able to file your taxes on the go too?

With ExpressTruckTax not only can you file 2290 online, but you can file IRS Form 2290 from anywhere with our mobile app.

Don’t wait for the Form 2290 due date. File today.







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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Have You Received an IRS Letter About Non-Payment?

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Have You Received an IRS Letter About Non-Payment?
Don’t fret just yet! The IRS does this every year (we haven’t figured out why yet). If you filed close to the IRS Form 2290 deadline, there’s a good chance you’ve received one of these lovely letters from the IRS stating you never paid your 2290 tax.

Our best guess is that the IRS systems don’t communicate information all that well, especially when the volume of returns is so high. What we do know is this happens every year, and historically the IRS will send you a follow-up letter in a couple of weeks telling you the first letter was sent in error. So before you panic or throw this letter away, please double check to be sure the full tax amount was paid:

Why Would The IRS Send me a Letter?

It is likely an error on their end, but you always want to make sure. Before you panic or brush off the notice take the following steps:
Have You Received an IRS Letter About Non-Payment?1. Check how you chose to pay the IRS. (EFW, EFTPS, Credit/Debit, Or check/money order)

2. If you chose Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) check your bank statement to verify the funds were successfully drafted from your account. If they were, you should be in the clear! Wait for a follow-up letter. However, if the amount has not been removed, we encourage you to contact us. There could have been an error when entering your account information.

3. If you chose to pay the tax with a debit or credit card make sure you did make that payment separately. (Note: This payment would’ve been made outside ExpressTruckTax after you completed your filing) If you didn’t realize this or forgot to pay, you can pay through Official Payments.

Always Happy To Help!

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 704-234-6005. We are always happy to help!

If you still need to file your Form 2290 click here. It is wise to file as soon as possible even if you can’t make the full IRS payment.



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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

So Your IRS Form 2290 Was Rejected. What's Next?

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So Your IRS Form 2290 Was Rejected. What's Next?
Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) IRS Form 2290 due date was Friday, August 31st. Yup, that's right; it was last Friday. This means you are on the clock and you need to file Form 2290 fast to avoid higher penalties and interest. Remember, if you filed before the deadline and it was rejected you are still subject to penalties until you file a corrected form.

Why 2290 Forms Are Commonly Rejected

So why wait? Go ahead and use ExpressTruckTax to quickly and conveniently knock out your IRS Form 2290 today. As a bonus, use the following tips about why 2290 forms are commonly rejected to get yours accepted the first time.

EIN Problems

You need an EIN or Employer Identification Number to complete your IRS Form 2290. There’s no way around it. If you use your SSN (Social Security Number) in place of your EIN when you file Form 2290, it will be rejected instantly.

Duplicated IRS Form 2290

Your rig’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can only be filed for once during the HVUT tax period. Duplicates will be rejected, so make sure that you’re filing for the current tax period which runs from July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2019. If you accidentally filed for the previous tax period then that could be why your form is considered a duplicate.

You also need to make sure that you enter your VIN correctly. If it’s one character off, then your form could get rejected. If your form is rejected for this reason don’t panic, you can quickly and easily file free VIN corrections with ExpressTruckTax.

RTN Errors

You can pay the amount of HVUT you owe to the IRS through direct debit or electronic funds withdrawal, and that process involves providing your bank account number and RTN (Routing Transfer Number).

If you enter this information with as little as one character off, the IRS will not be able to debit the funds, and your form will be rejected. This is also the case if you do not have enough funds in your account to cover the full amount.

Enter your information, which can be found on one of your checks, correctly. If your form is rejected for an incorrect RTN or insufficient funds you will need to edit your form and retransmit it or choose a different payment method.


Current IRS Penalties And Interest

So Your IRS Form 2290 Was Rejected. What's Next?If you have failed to file your Form 2290 or a corrected amendment you are facing a penalty of 4.5 % of the total tax amount due. Your penalty will increase on a monthly basis for up to five months. Plus, if you failed to make your HVUT payment will also need to pay a .5% penalty per month until it is paid in full.

More importantly, you are driving with an expired Schedule 1. You need your stamped Schedule 1 to register new vehicles and to renew your tags with the DMV. Without it, you are operating illegally.

Form 2290 Filing Made Easy

If you still need to file Form 2290 click the link below to get started. ExpressTruckTax provides you a quick and convenient e-filing process for hassle-free Form 2290 filing.

If you have any questions, our dedicated bilingual support team is here for you every step of the way. We promise never to stick you with a robot or automated call system. Shocking I know! We discovered people want to talk to a real person when they call a company.

You can also send us an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24-hour support in both English and Spanish.


File My Form 2290 Today!





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Friday, August 31, 2018

Warning! Today is The IRS Form 2290 Due Date

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Warning! Today is The IRS Form 2290 Due Date
Did you notice that alarm going off in the back of your mind? That’s totally normal, don’t worry about it. It simply means that the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline is here.

……..Wait, What?!......

Yup, that’s right! Today, August 31st is your IRS Form 2290 Due Date

If this news has caught you off guard I highly suggest you get a move on–– and fast! Today is the last day you can file without facing severe IRS 2290 penalties.

So, take a deep breath, relax, and sign up for your free ExpressTruckTax account. Knock out your Form 2290 online filing and receive your stamped Schedule 1 in a matter of minutes. Our 2290 filing process is quick and easy, so you don’t need to panic or feel the need to rush. Go ahead and file right now so you can get back to focusing on the road.

The HVUT Form 2290 Deadline Is Here

You need to file your Form 2290 online today or you could be subject to major penalties. For example, the penalty for failing to file by the deadline is 4.5% of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis for up to five months. If you file late and fail to make an HVUT payment by the deadline you’ll also face a monthly fee of .5% of the total tax you owe. Plus, an additional interest charge of .54% will also accrue.



Warning! Today is The IRS Form 2290 Due DateThat’s why it’s super important to file by the deadline. When you file with the #1 trusted name in the trucking industry, ExpressTruckTax, you will get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within minutes of filing. You can also choose to have it faxed or mailed to you.

Your stamped Schedule 1 serves as your proof of HVUT payment, so you really need it. Plus, it’s required by the DMV to register new heavy vehicles and to renew your tags. Without it, you won’t be legally operating your truck!

Enough chit chat, you know you have to file, so here’s how you do it. Sign up for your free ExpressTruckTax account and follow our easy step-by-step instructions to complete your 2290.

If you’re out on the road, you don’t need to find a computer or an IRS office to file. Simply download the ExpressTruckTax mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. This way you can file from any location from the comfort of your own cab.

Start My Form 2290 Filing Today!


The Easiest Way to File Form 2290

Looking for an even easier way to file? Our sister product, TSNAmerica, is a full-service 2290 filing solution. The process is straightforward and will take less than 5 minutes. Simply give them your information over the phone, and they will file your IRS Form 2290 on your behalf. Once they have submitted your information to the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email. Their outstanding bilingual team supports filing in both English and Spanish.

TSNAmerica: 803.386.0320




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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tomorrow is the Deadline to File Form 2290

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Tomorrow is the Deadline to File Form 2290 Whoa, it’s time to get moving! Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 is due tomorrow, August 31 at midnight. The deadline is here! That means you’re literally running out of time to file without facing major penalties.

This little piece of news might send you straight to panic mode, but try and stay calm. You can file Form 2290 in a matter of minutes with ExpressTruckTax. Plus, to help you file even faster, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions and provided the answers.

HVUT Form 2290 FAQs

1. What is my first use month?
Your first use month is the first month that you use your heavy vehicle during the tax period. The current HVUT period runs from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. So if you were driving your current rig this time last year you are required to file by tomorrow’s HVUT deadline.

However, if you purchased a new rig during the previous tax year, you will need to base your due date on your first used month.

2. Can I pay the amount of HVUT I owe with a credit card?
Absolutely! Starting this truck tax season, the IRS is now allowing you to pay 2290 with credit card or debit! Or another option is to pay with direct debit or electronic funds withdrawal, by authorizing the IRS to debit the amount you owe from your bank account. To do this, you will need to provide your bank account and routing number, which can be found on one of your checks.

Or you can also pay with the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, where you will create a free account at www.ettps.gov. The amount you owe will be debited from your bank account, but it could take up to 10 days to create your account.

If you want to, you can mail the amount you owe directly to the IRS with a check or money order. Just print your completed 2290-V (your payment voucher) from page 11 of your completed 2290 form and mail it with your payment.
3. What is an EIN?
Your EIN is your Employer Identification Number, and it’s used to identify a business entity. To complete Form 2290, you need an EIN and can apply for one online with the IRS. If you already have an EIN, it can be found on a previous stamped Schedule 1.

You cannot use your Social Security Number in place of your EIN on HVUT Form 2290. If you use your SSN instead of your EIN, your form will be rejected. If you need an EIN, you better hop to it because it takes about 14 days for your EIN to become active in the IRS’s system and your form could get rejected during that time.

4. How Do I file?
It’s easy! Choose Express Truck Tax and follow the step-by-step e-filing guide to complete your form in 5 minutes or less. As a result, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 within a few minutes via email.

Are you out on a trip without access to a computer? Then download the ExpressTruckTax mobile app to your smartphone or tablet to file at any time, from any location. ExpresstruckTax is just as mobile as you are!

Or you could call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a local, US-based representative file for you over the phone. It’s the quickest and most convenient way to file, all you have to do is answer a few questions to complete your Form 2290. After you finish filing a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 will be sent to your email.


We’re Here To Help

If you have any questions, ExpressTruckTax is here for you every step of the way. We have a dedicated ExpressTruckTax US support team ready to help you! We promise never to stick you with a robot or automated call system. Give us a call at 704.234.6005 or send us an email at support@expresstructax.om for 24-hour support in both English and Spanish.

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Looking for an even easier way to file? Our sister product, TSNAmerica, is a full -service 2290 filing solution. The process is straightforward and will take less than 5 minutes. Simply give them your information over the phone, and they will file your IRS Form 2290 on your behalf. Once they have submitted your information to the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email. Their outstanding bilingual team supports filing in both English and Spanish.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

File Your HVUT Form 2290 Now And Pay Later

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File Your HVUT Form 2290 Now And Pay Later

Whoa, it’s time to get moving! Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 is due Friday, August 31st at midnight. The deadline is here! That means you’re literally running out of time to file without facing major penalties.

We know this puts you in quite a state of urgency, but stay calm. You can file Form 2290 in a matter of minutes with ExpressTruckTax. Here is why you should file your HVUT Form 2290 now even if you can’t pay your truck taxes.

Why You Should File Form 2290 Now

If you file Form 2290 late, you will have to face a steep penalty of 4.5% of your total tax amount. However, if you pay your truck tax after the deadline, it is a less severe penalty of .5%. We highly encourage you to go ahead and file your Form 2290 now even if you can not make all or partial payment.


File Form 2290 today and choose check or money order to pay later.

If you don’t file by the deadline, you will not receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1. Since your previous Schedule 1 expired in June, you will be placed out of service, if it is not renewed. You need your stamped Schedule 1 to renew your tags with the DMV.

Form 2290 Filing Made Easy With ExpressTruckTax

ExpressTruckTax provides you a quick and convenient e-filing process for hassle-free Form 2290 filing. To file Form 2290 and pay later simply select the check or money order option when prompted. When you are able to make your truck tax payment you can mail it directly to the IRS.

Trust us it is in your best interest to at least file Form 2290 by the August 31st deadline. Imagine the hassle of getting pulled over and trying to explain expired tags. If you are placed out of service it will be even harder to make your truck tax payment. 

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Looking for an even easier way to file? Our sister product, TSNAmerica, is a full-service 2290 filing solution. The process is straightforward and will take less than 5 minutes. Simply give them your information over the phone, and they will file your IRS Form 2290 on your behalf. Once they have submitted your information to the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email. Their outstanding bilingual team supports filing in both English and Spanish.


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Monday, August 27, 2018

Attention Truckers! Your IRS Form 2290 is Due Friday

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Attention Truckers! Your IRS Form 2290 is Due Friday
What’s on your mind? The fact that it’s a hot and humid summer, the fact that Labor Day is right around the corner, or the fact that your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 due date is August 31st? For those not looking at a calendar, that is this Friday!

Sooo if your mind isn’t on the Form 2290 deadline, then it should be, for at least 5 minutes, because that’s all it takes to quickly and conveniently file your IRS Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax. Once filed with the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within minutes. 

All About Your HVUT Form 2290

So what exactly is the HVUT Form 2290? It is the tax assessed on the use of public highways by heavy vehicles with gross weights of 55,000 pounds or more. The truck tax collected is used to repair, maintain, and build public highways.

If a taxable highway motor vehicle is registered in your name in the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, or Mexico you must file an HVUT Form 2290.

A taxable highway motor vehicle is any vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more and includes any self-propelled vehicle designed to carry loads over public highways, regardless if it’s designed to perform other functions. A taxable vehicle consists of a chassis or a chassis and a body but does not include the load.

The current HVUT tax period began on July 1, 2018, and will end on June 30, 2019. The HVUT is based on your first use month and is due by the last day of the month following the first use month.

For example, if you first use your truck in October, then your Form 2290 will be due by November 30th. However, if your current vehicle was in use during the previous tax year, you are required to file by the August 31st deadline.

Attention Truckers! Your IRS Form 2290 is Due FridayOnce you file Form 2290, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 which serves as your proof of payment for your truck tax. It actually has a digital watermark stamp that includes the time that the IRS approved and accepted your IRS Form 2290. To remain operational, you are required to have a stamped Schedule 1. You will need it to register any new vehicles and to renew your current vehicle tags. Without it, you will be operating illegally.

Luckily when you file Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax is quick and easy. All you need to file is your business name, address, and EIN (Employer Identification Number). For your vehicles, you need the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and taxable gross weight.

You cannot use your SSN (Social Security Number) in place of an EIN. If you use your SSN to file your HVUT Form 2290, it will be rejected by the IRS. 


How to E-File Form 2290?

File Form 2290 in 5 minutes or less with ExpressTruckTax. Simply click here to get started or download the ExpressTruckTax app on your mobile device and follow the step-by-step e-filing guide to complete your Form 2290 online. Once you submit to the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email within minutes.


File Over The Phone

For an even easier way to file call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a US-based representative file for you. All you have to do is answer a few questions to complete the filing process, and you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email in a matter of minutes.

Contact ExpressTruckTax

Our dedicated US-based support team is standing by to help at headquarters in historic Rock Hill, SC. Give us a call Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST at 704.234.6005, connect with us via live chat or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Highway (Vehicle Use Tax) To Hell: A 2290 Horror Story

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Hair raising story of Chad Boblett, the founder of Boblett Brothers LLC and Rate Per Mile Masters Facebook Group.

As a former Marine Chad Boblett doesn’t spook easy, but when he was attempting to file his very first Form 2290 for his very first truck, the prospect of what could go wrong weighed on him pretty heavily.

“My brain was swollen with all the new stuff that I needed to figure out,” Boblett says now, musing on how easy it all comes seven years later. But at the time Boblett was a ball of nerves and some serious unanswered questions.

His 2290 nightmare began when the dealership gave him marching orders to head to the IRS to pay his HVUT before he could get his plates. Seemed simple enough; there was an IRS office right there in Lexington, KY, and Boblett brightened at the chance to talk one-on-one with a human being who could help him sort things out.

What he got instead was a window and a wait time.

His human interaction wound up being a woman stationed behind a pane of glass facing a tiny waiting area, and the extent of her help was a curt “Take a number, take a seat, and fill out the paper” hissed at him through a small window. A mountainous security guard eyed Boblett as he grabbed an IRS Form 2290 from a display and took a seat. Real inviting place.

Boblett had barely gotten his clipboard settled when the questions started to swirl in his brain. One of the first things the 2290 wanted to know was “what is the weight of your tractor?” Boblett stared at it. Was that with fuel? Without? Before the 600-pound APU was added or after? Boblett went to go ask the attendant for clarification –– this was for the IRS, after all. Answers mattered.

They just mattered to Boblett more than they mattered to the attendant, who spat out a helpful “Our job is not to tell you how to fill it out. We’re just here to collect the form and process it.”

That didn’t sit with him too well. “I’m a very black-and-white person,” says Boblett. “The thing I got in trouble for most in school was asking too many questions. I question until I have a full understanding.” And understanding what he was up against was going to be crucial in dealing with the federal government.

“I don’t want to be looking at a DOT officer and go ‘well I put 20,000 pounds down because that was my best guess!’ I’m not gonna lie to nobody. It’s the IRS! If I mess it up, this is my livelihood.”

The questions in Boblett’s brain swirled harder, a swarm of bees hellbent on getting an answer. Boblett’s usually good at getting the information he needs. “I would be an awesome reporter,” he says now. “People love to give me vague answers, but I just keep asking until I get one. You can scoot around it, but you’re going to give me an answer.”


Highway (Vehicle Use Tax) To Hell: A 2290 Horror StoryAnd so he braced himself and headed back to the window. Seeing Boblett for the third time was not the charm, and the woman grew rude. And, well, Boblett got a little to-the-point. “If you’re rude to me, you’re not gonna get Nice Chad, you’re gonna get Marine Chad.”

The lady behind the window screamed for the security guard, having deemed a Marine with questions to be a major threat. The security guard hulked over Boblett and pointed to the door. “You need to leave.” Boblett left, with his 2290 and more questions than ever, among them why on earth 2290s needed to be guarded so heavily.

Boblett then took to the internet, and even went back to the dealership to ask some questions. He filled out the Form 2290 to the best of his ability, changed his clothes, threw on a hat, and went right back to the IRS office where they processed his form without issue...or security interference.

This entire ordeal replayed in Boblett’s mind when he first heard of ExpressTruckTax. He was on the road at the time, so he relayed what he’d found to his wife, who was quick to call back and tell him it was done. His 2290 was in. “You were able to figure it out that fast?!” No questions...no attendants...no disguises..?

Boblett was gobsmacked. “That is so much damn easier than going to the IRS office.” Boblett says he’d happily pay $10 never to deal with the IRS office again. “Hell, I’d pay $20. Screw driving all the way across town and dealing with lines and rude people. Just go online to ETT and save yourself the hassle. It’s just total common sense.”

In addition to sparing people the DMV-like tedium, Bobblet says he enjoys ETT’s immediacy. You could still paper-file, “but why would you want that on your to-do list? If I’m not doing it right, I want to know. I don’t want to call the IRS every week because [my stamped Schedule 1] didn’t come in.”

In an effort to save others from repeating his ordeal, Boblett decided to partner with ExpressTruckTax and spread the word. E-file your Form 2290 through Boblett’s Rate Per Mile Masters portal and stop sweating about your Schedule 1. But do it fast – the Form 2290 deadline is August 31st.

You no longer have time to languish in line at the IRS or at the post office. E-file today and get it all done before the deadline. If you have any questions, ExpressTruckTax can help. Having questions is only human. Getting answers shouldn’t be a hassle.


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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Complete IRS Form 2290 Instructions For Easy E-Filing

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Complete IRS Form 2290 Instructions For Easy E-Filing
You are running out of time to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) 2290 returns! Thankfully, when you complete your Filing Form 2290 online with ExpressTruckTax, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 in just a matter minutes!

Don’t wait to file your heavy highway use tax; complete your Form 2290 for 2018 today! ExpressTruckTax offers an easy-to-use filing process making Form 2290 filing easier than ever before. Here is how you can get started.

There is the essential information you will need to file your 2290 tax:
  • Business Name & Address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number 
  • Gross Taxable Weight
  • Authorized signatory details

If you are going to pay the IRS via direct debit, be sure to have your routing and account number ready. With ExpressTruckTax your can also pay 2290 with a credit or debit card starting this tax season.

Please Keep in Mind: You have to have an EIN for Form 2290 filing online. You can not use your SSN (Social Security Number). If you need to apply for an EIN, click here. Once you apply, you will need to wait up to 10 business days for it to become active in the IRS system.

Step-by-Step Guide to Filing Form 2290 For 2018


Step 1:
Using your email address and password, you will need to create a free ExpressTruckTax account.

Step 2:
When you are ready to start the Form 2290 online filing process with ExpressTruckTax, you will click the orange ‘Start New Return’ button and enter the basic information for your trucking business (Name, address, and EIN).

Step 3:
You will enter your tax year and your vehicle’s first used month. ExpressTruckTax Form 2290 filing is based on your vehicle’s first used month and is due the last day of the month following when it is was first used.

Your current Schedule 1 for the 2017-2018 season expired on June 30th, 2018. You will need to file with ExpressTruckTax before the 2290 due date to ensure the IRS accepts your information.

Step 4:
Enter your vehicle information including the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and taxable gross weight. You will need to select if your vehicle was explicitly used for logging or agricultural purposes. If so, you will be granted a break on your taxes or possibly even be exempt. However, you will still need to file to receive your stamped Schedule 1. You will also need to indicate if your vehicle is suspended.


Complete IRS Form 2290 Instructions For Easy E-Filing
Step 5:
ExpressTruckTax will then calculate the tax amount you owe the IRS. Once you have this amount you can then pick from one of the following payment options: Pay 2290 with the credit card, debit card, direct debit, electronic funds withdrawal, EFTPS, check, or money order.

Step 6:
ExpressTruckTax will then give you the ability to review all your information and make any corrections. Our system will perform an instant internal audit to ensure error-free filing; however, we highly suggest that you double-check your VIN number at this time...

Step 7:
Once any and all corrections have been made, you will then transmit your form directly to the IRS. eJust enter a 5-digit code of your choice at the bottom of your form to electronically sign and transmit.

Step 8:
Sit back and relax! You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes, and you will be set until 2019.








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