Taxes can’t be avoided. On an annual basis, we have to file our personal taxes, business taxes, truck taxes, and more. It’s just how the system works. Failure to file or pay your taxes involves a storm of penalties and fees that nobody wants to deal with.
However, the process of filing your taxes doesn’t have to be stressful. Here at ExpressTruckTax, we have made the process of e-filing your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax extremely quick and simple.
A Little About the HVUT
Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT Form 2290 needs to be annually filed by August 31st. For new or new to you vehicles, you need to file your HVUT the last day of the month after your vehicle’s first used month. Meaning that if you first use your new vehicle in April then your HVUT is due by May 31st.
You’re subject to the HVUT if you own a taxable highway motor vehicle that has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. A highway motor vehicle is any vehicle that’s self-propelled and designed to carry loads over public highways or the perform other functions. The vehicle weight includes the chassis, but not the load.
E-Filing With ExpressTruckTax
The e-filing process with ExpressTruckTax is quick and simple. You can e-file Form 2290 and receive your stamped Schedule 1 in a matter of minutes.
To get started simply create your free account with ExpressTruckTax by registering with your email address and creating a personal password.
Then you’ll enter your business information and EIN. Your EIN is your Employee Identification Number or Federal Tax Identification Number. This number is used by the IRS to identify a business entity. You can verify your EIN or apply for an EIN by calling the IRS directly at 1-800-829-4933. You generally receive your EIN 15 days after applying.
The next step involves selecting your tax year and first used month. The tax year for IRS Form 2290 starts on July 1st, 2016 and ends on June 30th, 2017. Your HVUT must be filed annually by August 31st or by the first used month for a new vehicle.
Next, you will need to enter your vehicle information, including the VIN or Vehicle Identification Number and taxable gross weight of your vehicle. Also, include if your vehicle is used for any special purposes like agricultural use or logging. You can enter multiple vehicles with ExpressTruckTax and your information will be saved for next time.
Then you will need to pay your HVUT to the IRS. We will calculate how much you owe based on the information you enter. The IRS payment options include Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, or a Check or Money Order.
We will perform an audit check on your form for any errors, and provide an information summary for you to review. Double check your information for any mistakes and edit your information if necessary. It’s very important that your VIN and business information are correct.
Once your payment information has been entered and you’re ready to transmit your return to the IRS, enter a 5 digit number of your choice at the bottom of the page to electronically sign and transmit to the IRS.
You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email once it is ready, and you can also elect to receive notifications via text and fax.
We’re Here To Help
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated ExpressTruckTax support team. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and even walk you through the e-filing process. We’re available Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005, via live chat, and via 24/7 email support at firstname.lastname@example.org