Who Needs To File Form 2290?
This is just a quick video. Don’t scroll, don’t go away. Stick with me for like five seconds. A 2290 is an IRS Federal Form that you have to file once a year. It’s an annual tax form. If your truck is over 55,000 pounds, you have to file. The maximum weight it goes up to is over 75,000, which means if you drive an 80,000-85,000, you’re still required to file 2290.
The easiest way to file your 2290 is to go to ExpressTruckTax.com. We are the market-leading e-file provider for the Form 2290. Create an account. It’s free to create an account. You enter in your business details, your truck details.
You can file for one truck, you can file for a billion trucks in the same account. You can add one business, you can add multiple businesses, it just depends on you and your setup. If you are a service provider, you can add multiple businesses. If you’re a CPA or if you work at a trucking company and you have company-owned trucks, all of the above can be filed through ExpressTruckTax.
Then you’re going to choose how you want to pay the IRS. This goes directly from the taxpayer to the IRS. It does not swing through us, nothing like that. So you pick how you want to pay the IRS. You send it to the IRS, you file your 2290. So once you get done entering in the information, you transmit the return to the IRS.
Within about five to ten minutes, you’re going to get notification that your 2290 has been accepted. Sometimes it’s been rejected and we’ll make another video about that, but you get notifications. You can choose to get a text notification. We know that you guys are busy, so once you get done, you can choose text notification and you’ll receive a text, your 2290 is ready. So, so simple.
So you file your 2290, you get your – it’s called a stamped Schedule One – and that’s basically like your receipt. Like if you go to Publix and you check out and you get your receipt, your stamped Schedule One is your receipt. That is what you need to renew your plates. That’s what your company needs if you’re leased on with the company. That is the form that they want. They want to see that stamped Schedule One so that they can renew the plates when it comes time. So that’s the gold nugget right there, is that stamped Schedule One.
You’ll get that in your email within about five to ten minutes. If you get a text notification, you’ll be notified. We also offer postal mailing. This is cool because we use a SOC-2 certified company. They mail out that stamped Schedule One to you. It’s calibrated so that everything is perfect on there. You won’t have any problems when you go to the DMV to renew your plates, and that’s why we offer that postal mail. So if you choose that, that will be mailed to your address. You’ll get that, you’ll be able to take that to renew your plates. Also, it’s good to keep one in the cab of your truck as well. If you get pulled over, dot any of those things, it’s good to be able to show them that you have a current stamped Schedule One right there in your truck.
The tax year begins July 1st, and you must file by August 31st. So there’s a two-month little window there that, regardless of when your plates expire, we get this all the time, “Well, my plates don’t expire until February.” That’s great, but your 2290 is still due in July.
Again, ExpressTruckTax, go sign up for a free account and go ahead and enter your information so that come July when it’s time to file, you get those notifications. You come, you file, you’re done until next year. Alright, if you have any questions, please reach out. We’re here Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern.
And um, again, that is one of the things that sets ExpressTruckTax apart, is our full customer support in English and in Spanish. And so if you do have questions about 2290, IRP, IFTA permits, I don’t care what it is, we’re here and we’re ready to help you. So um, 704-234-6005 or Support@ExpressTruckTax.com.
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