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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Are There Penalties If I Don't File Form 2290 HVUT?

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Are There Penalties For Not Filing HVUT Form 2290?
Are There Penalties For Not Filing HVUT Form 2290
The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline is approaching.

Have no fear, though. You still have plenty of time to file. But what happens if you miss the 2290 truck tax due date?

You may face some penalties if you don’t file Form 2290 online for 2016-2017.

About HVUT Form 2290


The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is a tax form that is required to be filed by truckers in order to help with the maintenance and upkeep of public roads and highways.

Once a trucker files their Form 2290, they will receive a stamped Schedule 1 which serves as a proof of payment for your taxes.

Why Should You File Form 2290?


You don’t want to get parked, so you need to keep your tax forms up to date!

While tax forms can be irritating, by complying with the tax code you stay on the road, allowing you to earn yourself a living. Can’t argue with that.

The HVUT Penalties for Not Filing and Late Filing


What are the HVUT penalties if you don’t e-file truck tax Form 2290?

The penalty for failing to file IRS HVUT Form 2290 by August 31st is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months.

Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due.

There are additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month that accrue as well.

The 2290 Truck Tax Due Date


The due date for 2016-2017 Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes is August 31st.

How Can We Help?


With live, local customer support offered from our offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, you know you have a real person ready to answer your questions. Plus, we offer 24/7 email support that you can always seek out in a pinch.

Avoid the deadline and e-file today!


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Form 2290: Fees and Penalties for Filing Late

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As of today, the IRS deadline for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is officially in the books. If you’re in a frenzied panic right now because you just realized that you’re one of the ones who missed the boat, don’t worry. There are some late fees and penalties you will have to deal with, but none are too extravagant as long as you get filed and don't put it off!

Penalties:


Neither late penalty is too severe, but the combination of the two can add up quickly if you continue to wait. Below are the IRS penalties for not submitting your 2290 submitted before the deadline:

Late Payment Penalty:

Whether you’ve filed already or not, if you didn’t make your payment to the IRS before the deadline you will be required to pay a late payment penalty.

The penalty for late payment of taxes is an additional 5% of the total tax amount for each month the payment is late. Along with the 5% of the total tax amount added, the IRS will also charge .54% interest monthly on the total outstanding balance.

Late Filing:

This is the less severe of the two penalties, and is also more easily avoided. If you have not filed your 2290 at all, get a move on! The IRS charges an additional 4.5% of the total tax amount due that is added to your total every month for up to five months.

Not to mention, if you are driving around without a valid and current Schedule 1, you can face much more serious penalties. Many states that catch drivers without the proper tax paperwork will actually suspend the driver’s license or tags; don’t let that be you!

How Can I Limit These Fees?


The easy answer is to go to ExpressTruckTax.com and get filed today! It only take a few minutes, and the longer you wait, the more you’ll have to pay.

If you want to get filed but don’t have the money to pay the tax fees right now, there are some alternative options to limit the fees you owe. Even if you don’t have the money to pay the taxes, you can still get filed today, and then select check/money order as your payment method. This will keep you from having to pay the late filing penalty, and then you can just send in your check/money order as soon as possible. 

So as you can see, the penalties for not filing or paying on time can get quite costly if you continue to wait, especially if you have a large tax amount owed. So please take our advice and get filed and paid today! We don’t want you to have to give the IRS and more of your hard-earned money. If you have any questions about 2290 late fees or about getting your 2290 filed, just give us a call at 704.234.6005, or email us at support@expresstrucktax.com.

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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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