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Showing posts with label truck tax 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label truck tax 2290. Show all posts

Monday, August 20, 2012

Misconceptions about Filing Form 2290

Over the years, we have had reoccurring questions about a few misconceptions about filing Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use tax (HVUT).  So we would like to provide some information to help clarify it for you.

What are my Payment Options?

There are 3 Options:
(1) Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
(2) Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
(3) Mail a check or money order.

How do I apply for credit using Form 2290 when a vehicle is lost or stolen?

The Form 8849 Schedule 6, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes, can be filed to claim a refund or credit of heavy vehicle use taxes previously paid.

What is a suspended vehicle?

A highway motor vehicle which does not exceed mileage 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) is exempt from tax and considered ‘suspended.’

Do I pay the penalty using the Form 2290?

The IRS will notify you if you have a penalty due, at which time you can send a letter to the IRS explaining why you have reasonable cause for filing or paying late.

We hope these answers to the most common questions we receive, helps you. If you have any more questions, please contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

IRS Form 8849-Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes

If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit.  

You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period (July 1–June 30).

With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy. Just create an account or log in if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using

For more information or to get started today, visit If you have any questions, contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Friday, August 10, 2012

IRS Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 Stamped Schedule 1

ExpressTruckTax has a solution to E-File IRS Form 2290 and get a stamped Schedule 1 as simple as possible.

The Stamped Schedule 1 is required in order to register a vehicle. If you mail the Form 2290 to the IRS, it can take 4-6 weeks before it is processed. It can be very stressful to wait until the last minute to register your vehicle because you are waiting for the IRS to send you a stamped schedule 1. If you choose to physically take to the IRS, the nearest office may be many miles away. There can also be very long waiting period at the IRS office of up to several hours.

The quickest and easiest way to receive your Stamped Schedule 1 is to E-File your Form 2290. E-Filing has become more and more popular among taxpayers and tax professionals. The IRS itself recommends E-Filing as their preferred method for filing Form 2290. A leading provider of this service for those in the Trucking or Transportation industry is

Instead of waiting for hours or up to 6 weeks for the IRS to stamp your schedule 1 and send it back to you, Express Truck Tax will get your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing. When you login to the site, you can enter the information for the Form 2290, and Express Truck Tax will then create a Schedule 1 based on that information. That form will be sent to the IRS electronically, and they will then send the stamped Schedule 1 back to Express Truck Tax, who will then automatically email the file to the taxpayer.

This document can also be faxed as well as emailed to the taxpayer as soon as the IRS processes the form. The form will be transmitted with a watermark as well as an IRS E-File logo since the document will not be physically stamped. When ExpressTruckTax sends the Stamped Schedule 1 to the taxpayer, it will be sent as a pdf attachment. Although the form will not be physically stamped, the official E-File watermark serves as an official IRS stamp.

To get started now, visit If you have any questions, contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Record keeping Requirements for Registered Heavy Highway Vehicles for Form 2290

Keep records for all taxable highway vehicles registered in your name for at least 3 years after the date the tax is due or paid, whichever is later. They must be available at all times for inspection by the IRS. Also keep copies of all returns and schedule 1s you have filed. 

Keep your records even if a vehicle is registered in your name for only a portion of a period. If the tax is suspended on a highway motor vehicle for a period because its use on public highways during the period did not exceed 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles), the registrant must keep the records at least 3 years after the end of the period to which the suspension applies.

Records for each vehicle should show all of the following information.

1. A detailed description of the vehicle, including the VIN.

2. The weight of loads carried by the vehicle in the same form as required by any state in which the vehicle is registered or required to be registered.

3. The date you acquired the vehicle and the name and address of the person from whom you acquired it.

4. The first month of each period in which a taxable use occurred and any prior month in which the vehicle was used in the period while registered in your name, with proof that the prior use was not a taxable use.

5. The date the vehicle was sold or transferred and the name and address of the purchaser or transferee. If it was not sold, the records must show how and when you disposed of it.

6. If the tax is suspended for a vehicle, keep a record of actual highway mileage. For an agricultural vehicle, keep accurate records of the number of miles it is driven on a farm.

When you E-File your Form 2290 using an IRS Authorized E-File Provider like, all your records are stored in your online account. If your records are ever requested by the IRS, you can simply sign into your account and download the requested records.   

In addition to having your records right there at your fingertips, through, you can file your Form 2290, pay your HVUT taxes owed to the IRS and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. Having the option to E-File makes the annual filing process quick and easy and simplifies the recordkeeping requirements.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Truck Tax Team at 704.234.6005 or email us at
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

FAQ’s for Truckers who E-File IRS Form 2290 for 2012-2013 Tax year

For truckers who are new to the E-Filing process, it may seem a bit intimidating; but rest assured, it is a quick and easy process.  Below are some common questions that may help.

Who is required to E-File Form 2290?
Those reporting 25 or more vehicles for any taxable period are required to E-File through an IRS-approved software provider; however everyone is encouraged to E-File.  Electronic filing saves you time and postage, and helps to reduce preparation and processing errors.

Why do I need an Employer Identification Number to e-file?
The EIN along with your name provides a unique identifier for each taxpayer, which protects your privacy.

What is my name control?
Your name control is assigned at the time the IRS approves your application for an Employer Identification Number. The name control consists of up to four alpha or numeric characters. Before the IRS can validate your electronically filed return, you must provide your name control and it must match what the IRS has in their records.

Can I still file my return electronically if I just received my EIN?
Yes, you may file your return electronically. However, you should wait two weeks from the date your EIN was assigned to allow your name control to be established in the IRS computer system. Your return will be rejected if you try to file your return electronically before your EIN is fully established.

Where can I find an approved e-file provider?
You can find an approved provider for Form 2290 on the 2290 e-file partner’s page at

When are my Form 2290 taxes due?
You must file Form 2290 by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways. These due date rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting the suspension of tax. It is important to file and pay all your 2290 taxes on time to avoid paying interest and penalties.

How will I know the IRS has received my return?
You will receive an electronic version of the Schedule 1 containing a watermark of the e-file logo in the background. The Schedule 1 can be printed from your own computer.

How do I make corrections to my e-filed return?
You would need to file an amendment to the 2290.

If I buy another truck after I have e-filed my 2290 for the current tax period, should I e-file my original 2290 again and simply add the new vehicle to the Schedule 1?
You must file a new Form 2290 listing only the new vehicles. You may e-file that 2290 anytime before the last day of the month following the month the new vehicle was first used.

May I file one 2290 for two trucks that I place on the road in two consecutive months?
The amount of tax you owe depends on the month when you first placed your trucks on the road, so you would need to file a separate 2290 for each truck stating the month it was first used.

What should I do if my e-filed return is rejected by the IRS for duplication?
Make sure the correct VIN are listed and are not duplications from a previous filing; correct any duplication and re-submit the return.

What is a duplicate filing error?
The system detects when you have filed a return under the same EIN, for the same tax period, for the same vehicle(s) and/or the same VIN category. Check to make sure you are reporting new vehicles only and that the other information is correct.

How do I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle that was sold, destroyed or stolen during the tax period?
You can claim a credit using Form 8849, Schedule 6, and Other Claims. The refund amount will depend on when the vehicle was sold, destroyed or stolen.

How do I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle I used less than 5,000 miles during the tax period?
If you already paid the tax on a vehicle you used for less than 5,000 miles, you can claim a credit using Form 8849, Schedule 6, and Other Claims. However, a credit or claim for this refund cannot be filed until the next tax period. is an IRS authorized e-file provider for Form 2290 and 8849 guides you with easy and simple steps to e-file your HVUT Tax. Create an account with ExpressTruckTax  and file your 2290 tax return today and get 2290 Schedule 1 in seconds. You can contact our Truck Tax customer support team at 704.234.6005 or email us at
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

E-file Form 2290 for any Heavy Vehicles First Used in May 2012


As stated in the Form 2290 instructions found on, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. June 30, 2012 marks the Form 2290 filing deadline for any heavy vehicles that were first used in May 2012.  Any vehicles used less than 5,000 miles (7,500 miles agricultural) during the tax period will have no tax due to the IRS, but are still required to file their Form 2290 return to avoid any penalty.

When you e-file Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, you will receive a IRS accepted stamped Schedule 1 in minutes, Schedule 1 can be notified through email to your Trucking or leasing company as well. A stamped 2290 Schedule 1 is used to register any Heavy Highway Vehicle in the state DMV’s. along with excellent US based customer support guides you with easy and simple steps to e-file IRS Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return to get Schedule 1. For more information you can contact Express Truck Tax Customer support Team folks @ 704.234.6005 or you can email to
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

E-File the Form 2290 For any Heavy Vehicles First Used in April 2012

HVUT, or the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax 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

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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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Filing IRS HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax

Filing Form 2290 online is very simple through - An IRS Authorized E-File provider. All that is needed is basic information about the vehicle such as its first use month, taxable gross weight, and VIN. All taxable highway motor vehicles must file this form.

You may be asking yourself, what does the IRS consider to be a taxable highway motor vehicle? Well, the IRS considers Highway Motor Vehicles to be taxable if it is a self-propelled vehicle that is designed to transport a load over public highways. Such vehicles may include trucks, truck tractors, and even buses. The IRS does not usually consider vehicles like vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks, or other similar vehicles because they typically weigh less than 55,000 pounds.

The HVUT rates for these vehicles are broken down into 3 categories. Vehicles that are less than 55,000 pounds do not have HVUT because they do not qualify as a heavy vehicle. Vehicles between 55,000 and 75,000 pounds owe $100, plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 pounds. And last but not least, for vehicles that weigh over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 annually. 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 E-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. Be sure to get this taken care of soon because the due date for all vehicles.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

File IRS Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes) On Time with Express TruckTax

If you were to ask anyone who has been involved in the Trucking industry for a few years or more, they will be the first to tell you that there are many more business and economic responsibilities for truckers and Owner Operators besides simply getting something delivered at the right time and place. Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, or HVUT, is one of the most common taxes that the IRS imposes on heavy highway vehicles in the United States. Paying this tax properly involves filing the IRS Form 2290. This Form is so easy to E-File online, and thanks to Express Truck Tax, there is no reason to be late, as evidenced by the following points:

Not filing or not paying is a felony
Fines are bad enough, but it could be worse. Going to court can lead to criminal charges. The IRS & state governments could prosecute anyone who purposely cheats to avoid paying the IRS form 2290. It can also lead to time in prison.
IRS Penalties
Unless you enjoy IRS Audits and spending time in courtrooms, it is a terrible to not pay your taxes. The IRS can add all kinds of interest and penalties, but if you end up in court over the matter it will lead to the court costs as well as heavy fines.
Paying Taxes help improve Roads
Paying taxes is never a joyful experience, but you should get some gratification in the fact that much of the taxes paid for HVUT go back into the cost of roads and highway expenses. It just makes sense; if you enjoy using something, you shouldn’t mind paying for it.
Stay focused on your Trucking business
If these are not paid in a timely manner, the previously mentioned fines, court appearances, and possible jail time could seriously put a halt on your business. The time and energy spent worrying about IRS Audits, Fines, and Court Dates is not worth it. Especially when the taxes are not typically very high.
It’s So Easy to e-file form 2290
With Express Truck Tax, their team of Truck Tax experts will guide you through the process. All you need to do is login to and start entering the vehicles that you need to file for. If there are any questions, you can call them at 704.234.6005 or send an email to

When you E-file IRS form 2290 with there is no reason that it would not be on time as long as you submit it before the deadline. This year it is even more important to be sure to file on time because the Form 2290 must be filed within the month of November. With this close time frame, it is best to E-File instead of risking it getting lost in the mail. It’s made as easy as 1-2-3 to e-file truck tax with Form 2290 and get IRS stamped Schedule 1 in few minutes. Avoid IRS penalties and Audits by keeping your 2290 records with express truck tax. E-file IRS 2290 VIN Corrections for free of cost.
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