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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Form 2290 Filing Penalties You Need to Know

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Form 2290 Filing Penalties You Need to Know
The heavy highway use tax or Form 2290 due date is quickly approaching. Have no fear, you still have plenty of time for Form 2290 filing with ExpressTruckTax. But what happens if you miss the Form 2290 due date? Well, in short, you will have some major IRS penalties. Here are the Form 2290 filing penalties you need to know before the deadline and how to file with ExpressTruckTax.


Taxes can be confusing and often frustrating when trying to decipher IRS terminology, but if you miss your Form 2290 due date, the penalties will make the whole tax situation even worse. That is whyExpressTruckTax is here to help you with your Form 2290 filing.


Heavy Use Tax Penalties

If you can show reasonable cause for failing to file or paying on time, you may not be penalized. If you complete your Form 2290 filing with ExpressTruckTax after the deadline be sure to attach an explanation to your return to show reasonable cause. However, your explanation may or not be accepted by the IRS.

The penalty for failing to file your heavy use tax IRS Form 2290 by the August 31 deadline with ExpressTruckTax is equal to 4.5% of the total tax amount due, and the penalty will increase on a monthly basis for up to five months. The penalty for failing to pay your heavy highway use tax payment is .5% of your total tax amount. You will also face an additional interest charge of .54% per month. This penalty can make the amount you owe increase pretty quickly.

Form 2290 Filing Penalties You Need to Know
Depending on the state, your vehicle may be suspended until you can provide proof of HVUT payment. Your stamped Schedule 1 serves as your proof of payment, and you receive it after your Form 2290 filing. You need a stamped Schedule 1 to renew your tags and register new vehicles. Without it, you will be operating illegally. Trust me you don’t want to mess with that so it is important you file on time with ExpressTruckTax and receive your stamped Schedule 1. 






Form 2290 Filing Made Easy With ExpressTruckTax

Now that you know what to expect if you file or pay after the Form 2290 due date we are sure you will avoid it. Thankfully there is a super easy solution. ExpressTruckTax provides you a quick and convenient e-filing process for hassle-free Form 2290 filing.

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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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7 Important Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Your Heavy Use Tax

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Attention all truckers! The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) season is upon us!

However, time and time again we tend to make the same mistakes when it comes to Form 2290 filing. So let’s go over the seven important mistakes to avoid when filing your heavy use tax.

1. Incorrect EIN

As an owner-operator, you are required to have an employer identification number (EIN) to file your heavy use tax. An EIN is assigned to companies operating in the United States to identify them for tax reporting purposes.

Your trucking business’s EIN will be a string of nine digits, similar to your Social Security Number, but they can be easily distinguished because of their format (EIN: 12-3456789 SSN: 123-456-789). Although this number is labeled as identification for “employers,” your trucking business is still required to have one for Form 2290 filing. If you use your SSN, your IRS Form 2290 will be rejected.

If you still need an EIN don’t worry, you can quickly apply for one over the phone with our sister product, TSNAmerica. It will take you less than 10 minutes to request your EIN! However, once you apply, please keep in mind it will take approximately two weeks for it to be active in the IRS database.

2. Incorrect VIN

Your Heavy Highway Use Tax will be rejected if your VIN or Vehicle Identification Number is wrong. Because VINs consist of 17 characters including both numbers and letters it can be really easy to mistype one or more of them.

So whip out those glasses to clearly read your VIN and remember to type slowly. Double check your VIN to make sure that it is correct. If you have gotten your VIN wrong in the past, you might want to triple check before sending it to the IRS.

Thankfully when you file your heavy use tax with ExpressTruckTax, you can correct your VIN and retransmit to the IRS for free.

3. Tax Calculation Errors

At ExpressTruckTax we understand that tax calculations can be hard; which is why our system automatically calculates your tax amount for you. So during the Form 2290 2018-19 season, you don’t have to worry about all the complicated tax math.

Plus, when you are ready to file your Heavy Highway Use Tax, you don’t have to worry about paying right then. Merely pay before the August 31st deadline to avoid any IRS penalties.

4. Incorrect Filing Status

If you know you will travel fewer than 5,000 miles on public highways during the upcoming tax year, then you should file your vehicle as suspended, This will save you both time and money, and if you ever exceed the mileage limit, you can always submit an Amendment through ExpressTruckTax.

5. Incorrect Tax Year

When you start your Form 2290 filing process be sure to select the correct year! You will want to file for the 2018-19 tax year. If you have any questions contact our US-based support team.

6. Duplicated Vehicle Information

You don’t need or want to enter a single vehicle more than once. However, if you accidentally enter the same vehicle’s information twice, you can remove it easily by clicking the “remove” button next to the duplicate vehicle.

7. Incorrect First-Used Month


If you make this mistake, your Heavy Highway Use Tax might not be rejected, but it will cause a problem when it comes time to get your new truck tags. The tax year for HVUT begins July 1st. This means the first-used month is automatically July even if you are filing in June or August. There is only one instance where you would choose a later month, and that is if your truck was purchased after the beginning of the tax year.

For example, if you purchase a new truck in September, then that would be the first-use month.

The Key to Correct Form 2290 Filing

So what does it all boil down to? Make sure you check, re-check, and triple check your taxes again before hitting submit.

If you have any questions, we are here for you every step of the way! We have a dedicated 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 704.234.605 or send us an email at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24-hour support in English and Spanish.



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Friday, June 1, 2018

The IRS Form 2290 Filing Season is Now Here

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The IRS Form 2290 Filing Season is Now HereAttention all truckers IRS Form 2290 filing season is officially here at ExpressTruckTax! Whether you are a loyal ExpressTruckTax customer or just now hearing of us, we understand how important your business is to you and we are here to make the 2290 filing process simple and quick. Instead of waiting for the IRS to open July 1st, you can take advantage of the many benefits of e-filing IRS Form 2290 today with ExpressTruckTax.

The IRS Form 2290 Filing Season is Now Here
How to E-File Form 2290 Online?

After signing up for your free ExpressTruckTax account, you will enter the necessary information for your business like the name, address, and EIN (Employer Identification Number).

You will need information about your heavy vehicles to complete your IRS Form 2290, such as its WIN or Vehicle Identification Number and taxable gross weight. Remember that suspended vehicles must be included.

A suspended vehicle is one that is exempt from HVUT taxes for the current tax season. Vehicles with less than 5,000 miles are exempt, along with agricultural vehicles with less than 7,500 miles. When you’ve finished entering your information we will automatically calculate the amount of HVUT you owe, and you can pay the IRS with credit/debit, direct debit, electronic funds withdrawal, EFTP, check, or money order.

Then you will be presented with a summary of your IRS Form 2290 to make sure you have entered everything correctly, and we will perform an instant error check. Once you have corrected any mistakes, your IRS Form 2290 will be ready for submission. It will remain in our encrypted system until it is transmitted to the IRS on July 1st.

As soon as the IRS approves your IRS Form 2290, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

File HVUT 2290 Over the Phone

If you need an even simpler way to file then contact our sister product, TSNAmerica. Their outstanding team will file Form 2290 while you’re on the phone. The process is a straightforward 5-minute phone call, and as a result, you’ll receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

TSNAmerica: 803.386.0320


Need Help Filing HVUT 2290 Online?

Our dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team is available via phone, live chat, and email. These US-based representatives are HVUT experts and will take the time to answer all of our questions and will even walk you through the entire filing process.



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Have You Heard About the New IRS Form 2290 Payment Options?

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Have You Heard About the New IRS Form 2290 Payment OptionsIt may be hard to believe, but it’s already time to start filing your 2018-19 2290! If you’re currently thinking, “Wait, 2290 season doesn’t start until July?” then you would be correct, partially. Since we’ve worked hand-in-hand with the IRS for more than ten years now, we are excited to offer IRS Form 2290 online filing for the 2018-19 tax year ahead of schedule. This is exclusive for ExpressTruckTax customers so you can get back to enjoying time with your family instead of worrying about filing your 2290 tax form.

IRS Payment Methods for Form 2290

When you file Form 2290 online with ExpressTruckTax, you’ll follow a step-by-step guide to complete your form in a matter of minutes. Once you get to the IRS payment step, you can choose between 4 different payment options based on the most convenient method for you. Yes, four! We’ve heard you and have added the option to pay your tax with a credit or debit card!

Credit or Debit Card

Starting in July 2018 the IRS will allow you to pay 2290 with a credit card or debit!

For more information on credit or debit card payments, go to IRS.gov/PayByCard.

Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)

Provide your banking information (account and routing number) through ExpressTruckTax’s safe and secure system to authorize the IRS to debit the amount you owe from your bank account. It is important that your account has enough funds to cover the amount you owe.

The amount is generally withdrawn in 24 to 48 hours after providing authorization. Keep in mind that this involves your banking information, not your credit/debit card number.

If you need to cancel your payment contact IRS payment services at 1.888.353.4537 at least 2 days before the payment date.

EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) is the electronic tax payment system used by the IRS. If you choose this payment option you will be taken to the EFTPS site, and you’ll create a free account. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 10 business days to establish this type of account.


To pay the IRS through EFTPS, you will provide your bank account information and verify that the IRS is allowed to withdraw your tax payment from that account. In order to make your payment by the deadline, you must schedule it before 8 p.m. the day before the deadline for it to be received by the IRS in time.

Check or Money Order


You can also pay the amount of HVUT you owe with a Check or Money Order. If you choose this option you will need to print your completed payment voucher, 2290-V, from page 11 of your completed 2290 Form and mail to the IRS by the August 31st deadline.

Make your check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. Also, you will need to include your name, address, EIN, the date, and the words “IRS Form 2290” with your payment.

Do not staple your payment and voucher together.
Have You Heard About the New IRS Form 2290 Payment Options?

Send your payment and voucher 2290-V to:
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 804525,
Cincinnati, OH 45280-4525

Remember, never send cash through the mail.

Important: If you have already paid your HVUT via Direct Debit or EFW and received a letter from the IRS saying they were unable to debit the funds there are a few likely causes:

- Your account and routing number were entered into ExpressTruckTax incorrectly. Even entering one character incorrectly will prevent the IRS from being able to withdraw the amount you owe.
- The IRS tried to debit your account, but you had insufficient funds. If you are even as little as 50 cents short then the IRS will not debit the funds.

If you receive a letter from the IRS saying they could not withdraw the funds from the bank account provided then you will need to send a check or money order to the IRS in order to pay the amount you owe by the August 31st deadline.



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Now is The Time! Cool Off With This IGLOO® Cooler Giveaway

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Now is The Time! Cool Off With This IGLOO® Cooler GiveawayAhh, summer is here. A season of fun in the sun, barbeque, warm nights, and of course taxes. Well, that is for those of us in the trucking industry. With this in mind, we thought we would take the drudgery out of filing IRS Form 2290 by adding an awesome incentive. 

File Your 2018-19 IRS Form 2290

As an IRS-authorized e-file provider for all things trucking, ExpressTruckTax is automatically entering everyone who files their IRS Form 2290 between 6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018 in a giveaway to win an IGLOO® IMX Cooler. The giveaway starts today; don’t miss your chance to be entered to win so you can keep your drinks and snacks fresh while you’re on the road this summer.

On July 2nd, 2018, we will announce the winner via a live Facebook party! Don’t miss out! File your 2018 - 2019 IRS Form 2290 before 6/30/2018 to automatically be entered to win our IGLOO® IMX Cooler giveaway.



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ExpressTruckTax Giveaway Terms & Conditions

The filing & payment to transmit a Form 2290 is necessary to enter to win.
By entering an ExpressTruckTax Giveaway (each, a “Sweepstakes”), you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions and you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements. “ExpressTruckTax” means Span Enterprises LLC or any of its affiliates.

Eligibility. Open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who have an ExpressTruckTax account and are 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence prior to the date of entry. Employees of ExpressTruckTax, its affiliates, and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

Prize(s) and Winner Selection Method. The Sponsor will award a prize to one or more individuals who file their 2018-19 Form 2290 on ExpressTruckTax.com between 6/1/2018-6/30/2018 Potential winner(s) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. If you are a winner, an e-mail notification will be sent to you.

You must have an ExpressTruckTax account and have filed a 2018-19 Form 2290 before June 30, 2018, in order to enter or receive a prize. Limit one entry per person and household using only one ExpressTruckTax.com account per Sweepstakes. Prize(s) will be fulfilled by the Sponsor. Prize(s) will be delivered by ExpressTruckTax.com.

Each prize will be awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. ExpressTruckTax may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

How to Enter. You will automatically be entered to win a prize upon the transmission of a 2018-19 Form 2290. If you do not wish to automatically be entered into the sweepstakes, you must notify us by email at support@expresstrucktax.com or call us at 704.234.6005. If you choose to promote your entry (including that you filed your Form 2290) via social media or other channels, you should disclose your connection to the Sweepstakes. For example, it may be sufficient to include a statement such as #ExpressTruckTaxGiveaway.

This giveaway is not associated with igloocoolers.com, Facebook.com, or Twitter.com.
Other Sweepstakes. Additional Terms. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, reserves the right to modify or cancel a Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor and ExpressTruckTax and its affiliates are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, or incomplete entries or for inaccurate entry information; (b) any operation or transmission error, theft, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or (c) damage to any computer or device resulting from downloading Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor, together with ExpressTruckTax, may disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with a Sweepstakes; (y) violating these Terms & Conditions; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to threaten or harass any person. Incomplete and robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entries will be disqualified. The authorized subscriber of the account used to enter a Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Terms & Conditions in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account.

No greater than the number of prizes stated on the Sweepstakes Landing Page will be awarded. If any errors occur in the selection of a potential winner, or if more prizes are claimed than specified, Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax may award the prize(s) by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. All prizes made available for a Sweepstakes may not be awarded in the event Sponsor or ExpressTruckTax does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries for an applicable Sweepstakes.

Miscellaneous. Each Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree (for yourself and your heirs) that Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and each of their respective affiliates and agents, and any entity involved in any aspect of the Sweepstakes (all aforementioned parties are collective, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability, and will be held harmless from and against liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties.

You agree that Sponsor’s decisions related to each Sweepstakes and all distribution of prizes are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in a Sweepstakes, Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may use the winner’s name in any manner and in any medium for its promotional purposes without additional compensation, including posting in a winner’s list, except where prohibited by law, and Sponsor, ExpressTruckTax, and their respective affiliates may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, ExpressTruckTax’ Privacy Policy.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

You Can File HVUT Form 2290 at GATS

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HVUT Form 2290 Deadline
We hope you’re enjoying GATS, the Great American Trucking Show. There’s no party like the trucking one in Dallas, Texas! Just keep in mind that your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax HVUT Form 2290 is due next Thursday on August 31st.

Now that doesn’t have to ruin your good time because you can actually file your Form 2290 with the ExpressTruckTax app while you’re at GATS and the entire process only takes a few minutes to complete. You can file while you wait in line for food, while judges vote on show truck winners, or simply while you sit down to take a break.

How To File Form 2290 With The ExpressTruckTax App?


First, you will download the app to your smartphone or tablet and create a free ExpressTruckTax account with your email address. Then you can start the e-filing process which only takes about five minutes to complete.

You will begin the filing process by entering your business information such as the name, address, and your EIN (Employer Identification Number). If you’re a sole proprietor you can use your personal information, but you still need an EIN. Your Social Security Number will not work in place of your EIN.

Then you will select your tax year and first use month. The current HVUT tax period began on July 1, 2017 and will end on June 31, 2018. Form 2990 is due based off of your first use month, and the deadline is due the last day of the month following the first use month. Most truckers use their trucks in July, making it their first use month, so their Form 2290 is due on August 31st.

Next, you will enter your vehicle information, including the taxable gross weight and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). Be sure to select if your vehicles were used for any special purposes such as agricultural use or logging because those vehicles are subject to lower tax rate. Also, remember that you’re required to include your suspended vehicles on your Form 2290.

E-File HVUT Form 2290 app
After that, ExpressTruckTax will automatically calculate the amount of HVUT for you, so don’t worry about having to handle any complicated calculations yourself. You can pay the amount you owe to the IRS through direct debit or electronic funds withdrawal, EFTPS, or check or money order.

Then you will be presented with a summary of your information so you can make sure you entered everything correctly. Make sure your VIN, business information, and EIN were entered correctly. ExpresstruckTax will also perform an internal audit on your form to catch any basic errors.

Finally, your filing process is complete and you can sign your form with a 5-digit code of your choice at the bottom of the page to transmit it directly to the IRS. Then within about 15 minutes, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

For an even easier and faster way to file call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a HVUT expert file for you over the phone. All you have to do is spend a few minutes on the phone and answer a few questions to instantly file your Form 2290 online. Then you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

Got Any Questions?


Well, we have the answers! If you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team. We are available over the phone Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST, via live chat, and offer 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Countdown Is On! It's Almost Form 2290 HVUT Deadline Day

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The Countdown Is On! It's Almost Form 2290 Deadline Day
The Countdown Is On! It's Almost Form 2290 Deadline Day
We know it's all we've talked about for a while, but the HVUT deadline is kind of a big deal around ExpressTruckTax offices.
the

Instead of wasting your time, we're going to just hit the highlights in this post! The deadline is coming!

The Due Date


Well, we’re almost there. Just a few days until we hit the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline.

So just a reminder once again, the 2290 truck tax due date is August 31st, 2016!

There's Still Time!


Thankfully, you still have time to e-file truck tax form 2290.

When you go to e-file form 2290 online for 2016-2017, make sure you have access to all of your important records.

If you’re a little unsure about how to file, watch this video:



If you’re going to e-file using our mobile app, here’s what you need to know:




Most importantly, know that we’re here to answer your questions about e-filing Heavy Vehicle Use Tax return Form 2290. If you have any issues e-filing this next week, reach out to us by email at support@ExpressTruckTax.com or by phone at 704.234.6005.

Related Blog: The Due Date Cometh: August 31 is the 2290 Tax Deadline


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Due Date Cometh: August 31 is the 2290 Tax Deadline

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Due Date to File Form 2290 is August 31
Due Date to File Form 2290 is August 31
With the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline approaching, we decided to break down some of the Form 2290 basics.

First of all, let’s reiterate the 2290 truck tax due date.

The Deadline for Form 2290


The IRS HVUT Form 2290 due date (or) deadline for the 2016-2017 tax year is August 31st, 2016.

When you need to file form 2290 online for 2016-2017, you also need to know your First Used Month.

The First Used Month of Vehicle

The First Used Month is the first month that the vehicle is used in a tax year.

If you have a new vehicle, the first used month is the first month that the vehicle is used in a year.

You need to file your HVUT Form 2290 a month after the first used month. If you bought the truck in February and started using it then, you would need to file your HVUT by the end of March.

Taxation Year


In order to understand how to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax return Form 2290, you need to comprehend how the HVUT tax year works.

If you have owned your truck for multiple years, July counts as your first used month for subsequent years after the first purchased year.

So when you go to e-file truck tax Form 2290, knowing the little details of your tax filing will make all the difference.

E-filing on the go? Check out the ExpressTruckTax mobile app!

Unsure about your First Used Month still? Contact our expert support team at ExpressTruckTax by calling 704.234.6005.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

ExpressTruckTax Mobile App: E-File Form 2290 on the Road

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E-File Form 2290 from the Road
ExpressTruckTax Form 2290 Mobile App
As we go into the final stretch with truck taxes, we want to remind you about the ExpressTruckTax mobile app.

We believe it’s one of the easiest ways you can file form 2290 online for 2016-2017.

All About the ExpressTruckTax App


If you didn’t know, we offer a mobile app for both iOS and Android. As a truck driver, you’re always on the go. Why not be able to access a saved copy of your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 and stamped Schedule 1 - anytime, anywhere.

Key Features of the App


What can you do with the ExpressTruckTax mobile app? Not only can you e-file truck tax Form 2290, you can do everything that you can do on the ExpressTruckTax website, and more!

With the ExpressTruckTax app, you can:
  • Automatically calculate your tax amount
  • Correct and resubmit any rejected returns for FREE
  • Add and manage multiple businesses and EIN’s with one account
  • Save time by using the prepaid return credits for 2290 filing fees
  • Take advantage of bulk pricing and unlimited filing options

Benefits of E-Filing with the ExpressTruckTax App


First of all, the app is free to download. You won’t have to pay until you e-file your 2290 form.

Secondly, you can take it anywhere. And we mean that! With the app in hand, you have the power to e-file whether you’re at home or on the road.

Best of all? You can receive a push notification once the IRS accepts your return! No more wondering!

When Is the 2290 Form Deadline Due Date?


The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline is August 31st, 2016.

Instead of pushing off the 2290 truck tax due date, download our app and e-file today!

That’s just over a week away. E-file now!


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Form 2290 Due Dates for the Tax Year 2016 - 2017

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Form 2290 Due Date
Form 2290 Due Date Reminder
So you've kept track of your paperwork and you’re now ready to file your Form 2290 with the IRS to get your stamped Schedule 1.

But why wait in that long line at the IRS office, deal with people giving you a hard time and miss out on payable hours driving when you don’t have to?

That’s right; there’s a completely easier way to do all of this - ExpressTruckTax.

ExpressTruckTax is designed to help keep you on the road and out of the IRS office.

We even provide you with valuable information, such as Form 2290 due date for this year, the Form 2290 due date 2016, and the Form 2290 due date for 2017.

Take look at our easy-to-understand chart that explains exactly when you should file and pay your taxes:

If, in this period, the vehicle is first used during
Then, file IRS Form 2290 and make your payment by *
July, 2016
August 31, 2016
August, 2016
September 30, 2016
September, 2016
October 31, 2016
October, 2016
November 30, 2016
November, 2016
January 3, 2017
December, 2016
January 31, 2017
January, 2017
February 28, 2017
February, 2017
March 31, 2017
March, 2017
May 1, 2017
April, 2017
May 31, 2017
May, 2017
June 30, 2017
June, 2017
July 31, 2017


So you decide - would you rather stand in line at the IRS office and in the comfort of your own truck?

We’ll be waiting at ExpressTruckTax.com to help you e-file your Form 2290 before your deadline.


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Monday, October 8, 2012

Who Is Required to File Form 2290?

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You must file IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) if a taxable 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 tax period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding:
  • The actual unloaded weight (actual tare weight) of the vehicle fully equipped for service
  • The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and
  • The weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle
  • For Buses, The taxable gross weight of a bus is its actual unloaded weight fully equipped for service plus 150 pounds for each seat provided for passengers and driver.

Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. If you purchased and first used a vehicle in September, you must file a Form 2290 by the end of October.

You can E-File Form 2290 at ExpressTruckTax. All you will need is some basic business information, EIN, VIN and Gross Weight of the Vehicle to complete the return.  Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us our US based customer support team in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

It’s Time to E-File the IRS Form 2290 for all vehicles first used inMarch 2012

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Although the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is imposed annually, it is also mandatory for vehicles to file for this using the IRS form 2290 after the first use month. The typical tax year for heavy vehicles begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. For vehicles that are first used during the tax year, a prorated tax must be paid for the months that the vehicle was in use. This can be done with the IRS Form 2290 and the easiest way to file the 2290 is through ExpressTruckTax.com

When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. For Example, vehicles that were placed in service during the month of March will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by April 30. The tax will be calculated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. Remember that the tax year for Heavy Highway Vehicles is from July to June. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For Example, if a vehicle was used on March 28th, It will be taxed as though it was used the entire month.

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 District of Columbia
• The Federal Government
• state or local government
• Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
• 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)
• American National Red Cross
• Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
• Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Difficulty of Paper Filing an IRS Form 2290 (HVUT)

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Although the IRS still accepts physical tax returns by postal mail, it does appear to be moving away from that and closer to requiring E-Filing more and more. One particular example of this is IRS Form 2290, which 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.

The IRS has already made it mandatory for all Trucking Companies or other industries that have to file a Form 2290 for 25 or more heavy vehicles to E-File the return as opposed to paper filing it. This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 which must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. 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 of the next year. 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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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Truck Tax (form 2290) Legislation Has Been Passed!

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The U.S. Senate approved a piece of legislation that will extend the funding of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as for federal highway programs. The funding for these programs would have ceased, had this extension not been passed.

This Transportation bill has been extended several times already, and it is fairly widely agreed upon that a more permanent piece of legislation is needed to regulate this industry. However, this extension will keep up to a million highway workers at work. A simple extension is better than letting the bill expiring, which would furlough thousands of workers as soon as the legislation expired.

This basically serves as a stop-gap measure that will also provide the government with the ability to collect taxes on airline ticket sales through the FAA. Earlier this week, the FAA incurred a partial shutdown for two weeks, which cost the government $400 Million in taxes associated with airline ticket sales.

The Senate was able to pass the pill with a large margin of 92-6. This was largely due to some last minute negotiations by Sen. Barbara Boxer. Sen. Boxer is the chairman of the Senate Public Works Committee, which oversees the highway programs. Boxer negotiated an agreement between Republican senators Rand Paul and Tom Coburn due to their concerns of wasteful spending. This aided to avoiding a last-minute obstacle to the passage, because the FAA funding is set to expire this Friday (September 16).

John Crawley, a reporter for Reuters, had the following to say regarding the current state of Capital Hill:
“It remains unclear ahead of an election year whether the House of Representatives, which approved the extensions earlier this week, and the Senate can come together on the bigger bills before the next renewals are due.

The charged political climate in Washington is largely fuelled by partisan divisions over spending, taxes and budget deficits. The transportation bills would require several hundred billion dollars in funding over several years.”

Although it may be difficult to foresee how our elected officials will work together in the future, it is nice to see a healthy negotiation to pass a bill that the American people need.

This is a positive step for the Trucking and Transportation Industry. Although it is not yet possible to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with Form 2290, the folks at Express Truck Tax will be available to answer any questions and help drivers file those taxes. For more information, visit the Express Truck Tax website or call our Truck Tax experts at 704-234-6005. You can also chat online, or email any questions to support@ExpressTruckTax.com.   
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Friday, September 23, 2011

IRS Form 2290 Due Dates for the Tax Year 2011-2012

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The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) must be filed annually for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current tax period. The normal tax period for heavy vehicles begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year. 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.

This Year has been different because the legislation that controls Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes nearly expired. This caused the due dates of several months to be pushed back to November of 2011. That is why the due dates for this year slightly deviate from the traditional dates outlined in the previous paragraph.


Vehicle first used month Due date
July-2011 30-November-2011
August-2011 30-November-2011
September-2011 30-November-2011
October-2011 30-November-2011
November-2011 03-January-2012
December-2011 31-January-2012
January-2012 29-February-2012
February-2012 02-March-2012
March-2012 30-April-2012
April-2012 31-May-2012
May-2012 02-June-2012
June-2012 03-July-2012



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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax(HVUT) Now Due On November 30

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The IRS recently advised truckers, owner operators, and trucking companies that their next federal highway use tax return for filing HVUT (which is usually due on August 31) will instead be due on November 30, 2011. The primary reason for the extension of the due date is to reduce confusion and multiple filings of Form 2290 that could result if Congress reinstates or modifies the highway use tax after September 30, 2011.

The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax applies to trucks, truck tractors and buses with a gross taxable weight of 55,000 pounds or more. There are many more specific rules for vehicles with minimal road use, logging or agricultural vehicles, vehicles transferred during the year and those first used on the road after July. In normal circumstances, vans, pick-ups and panel trucks are not taxable because they fall below the 55,000-pound requirement.

The newly determined November 30 filing deadline for Form 2290 (Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return) applies to the tax period beginning on July 1, 2011. This includes the vehicles used during July, as well as those whose first use month was during August or September. According to the recent IRS statements, returns should not be filed and payments should not be made until November 1, 2011.

For new vehicles that need to be registered during Jul-Oct of 2011, the state DMV’s are required to accept a Stamped Schedule 1 from the previous year since it is not possible to receive a stamped Schedule 1 until November 2011. If a vehicle was acquired within the current year, and there is not a stamped Schedule 1 for the previous year, the owner only needs to provide some form of proof of purchase to prove that the vehicle was recently placed in his/her possession.

Luckily, once the Form 2290 is available, the electronic filing service: ExpressTruckTax.com will be able to E-File the form and send it to the IRS in minutes. The E-Filing Process is very simple; the form can be completed in minutes, and it can be sent to the IRS as soon as it is finished. It is such a time saver when you compare it to waiting in the IRS office for hours or sending it via postal mail and waiting weeks for the IRS to process it.
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