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Less than 2 weeks to e-file your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290

Hello there Truckers, the pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is due by Feb 28th, 2019 for vehicles first used since January 2019. The Federal law states that the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use. On that basis, the HVUT Form 2290 is now due by Feb 28th, 2019 for vehicles first used since January 2019.

The HVUT Form 2290 is basically due by June and its payable until the end of August. This recent deadline is only applicable for vehicles first used since January 2019, if you had already filed your Form 2290, you may kindly disregard this pro-rated deadline as this wasn’t meant for you.

E-filing has many advantages over conventional paper filing. For instance, the Turnaround time involved in this e-filing process is just few minutes where in paper filing, it takes about 21 business days before receiving any update back in your mailing documents. E-Filing is really simple and secured, there is very minimal chances for human error occurrences thus it turns out to be accurate and efficient.

www.truckdues.com is rated to be one of the honest priced websites, which serves the ever hard working trucking community with their Heavy Highway vehicle Used Tax Return needs. We have integrated one of the efficient user friendly system where a first time e-filer would turn into a PRO whilst e-filing their HVUT Form 2290.

We ensure that you receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your e-mail within minutes after you e-file. This digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 serves as the legal proof of filing during your vehicle registration purposes.  Feel free to reach us back for any further assistance. Happy Trucking!

Low Mileage Vehicle Credit or Suspended/Exempt Category? Explained!

Hello there Truckers, doesn’t this question sound familiar to you? Almost on a daily basis, we receive calls as such inquiring about How do I/where do I report my truck that is not used above the desired mileage for exemption? The common misconception that evolves amongst many HVUT e-filers is that both these terms sound similar. However in terms of Form 2290 they are different attributes.

While e-filing your HVUT Form 2290, you might have noticed the section, Suspended/Exempt vehicles this section is basically to report when the heavy vehicle is been used under the desired mileage limit for exemption (5000 miles for Commercial & Logging based Units) & (7500 miles for Agricultural based Units) In this case, you need not make any tax payments to the IRS as they are exempt but you still got to report the vehicle on this Form to legally claim an exemption.

On the other hand, The Term Low mileage vehicle credits sounds to be referring to low mileage or exempt vehicles, but in reality it’s related to Claiming a refund on the Taxes paid full in advance on a low mileage vehicle. Upon realization of the mileage recorded by the end of the tax period for which the tax payment was made full in advance, you claim a full refund back from the IRS during the renewal of the following tax year’s tax return.

Sounds confusing? Well here’s an example: John purchased a commercial utility vehicle in July 2018 and he needs to get his vehicles registered with the state authorities so does he needs to file a Form 2290 report. So he reported the vehicle on the Form 2290 (For the period beginning July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019) and made an upfront tax payment to the IRS. However, due to unforeseen mechanical wear & tear unfortunately the truck was not used quite actively as he expected hence it recorded an overall mileage that is less than/below the actual mileage limit for exemption as (5000 miles)

Now, he’s got to renew his Form 2290 for the upcoming period (For the period beginning July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020. During this time, he’s got a chance to claim a full refund on the tax paid for past tax year on the renewal form so evidently the tax due amount will be nullified on the renewal form. On the other hand, If John does not seem to own any trucks during the next renewal, he can simply claim a full refund (Form of cash) by filing the Form 8849 Schedule 6 ( Claim for refund of excise taxes) and wait until 21 business days to receive a refund check back in his mailing address.

Economically E-File your HVUT Form 2290 via www.truckdues.com and receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of Schedule 1 back in your e-mail instantly. Reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

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E-File your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 before Feb 28, 2019.

Hello there truckers, the Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is due by Feb 28, 2019 for vehicles first used since January 2019. This Pro-rated deadline is drafted based on the Federal law that indicates Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

Now if you had purchased/re-purchased any new truck during January 2019, you got 60 days before you could file this Form 2290, you generally file this tax Form to get your vehicle plates, tags, licenses renewed.

Now for many who just turned out to be truckers, this form may not sound familiar or perhaps we must say that they do not even an idea about this Tax Form until they wanted their vehicle registrations to be done. They also do not know what the importance of this tax Form is.

The HVUT Form 2290 is basically an annual tax paid to the Internal Revenue Service which is paid on Heavy trucks which comprises a taxable gross weight of 55000 lbs to the minimum until 80000 lbs & above and if the said truck is used on the public highways for commercial, agricultural & logging purposes.

However, the vehicle is determined to be a Taxable vehicle (Where the tax payment needs to be made full in advance to the IRS) or Suspended/Exempt vehicle (Where no tax payment needs to be made to the IRS) based on the desired mileage limit for exemption drafted by the Internal Revenue Service by virtue of the nature of job the utility vehicle performs.

Hence, if the subjected vehicle is expected not to go over the desired mileage use of exemption, it remains to be exempt from Form 2290 tax payment, however a tax return needs to be filed for this vehicle to legally claim and exemption.  

Truckdues.com has been serving the ver hard working trucking community over the past 5 years with their HVUT Form 2290 filings at a very honest pricing, $7.99 we ensure that you receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 in your registered e-mail address within minutes after you e-file.

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Read this if you Faced a Transaction failure while processing our service fee payment!

Hello there Truckers, over this article we are going to discuss about the most common trouble faced by our users while trying to process the service fee payment using their credit/debit cards towards electronically transmitting their tax returns to the IRS for acceptance.

When you generally try to use your credit/debit card over any website to conduct a transaction, you could possibly face a transaction failure message due to these 3 common errors as listed below:

Error 1 – Incorrect personal information.

Error 2 – Delayed payment

Error 3 – Incorrect credit card details.

Incorrect personal information:

The term speaks for itself, when your information entered likely Name on the card, the Billing address etc. seems to be imprecise in accordance to the card you’re trying to use, basically it ends up as a failure in authenticity of the transaction, and hence our system will not be able to capture/process the payment off your card. Hence, it’s better to verify your personal information before processing a payment.

Delayed payment:

A stable internet connection is absolutely necessary for a transaction to go through successfully. If the internet speed fluctuates heavily then it could affect the transaction. Also, closing the tab or window will result in failed payment or incomplete payment. Also, letting the webpage to remain stranded for a longer with no activity might expel you off the current session and would advise you to re-login to re-establish connection. That being said, this remains to be another reason to face a Transaction Failure.

Incorrect credit card details.

If your transaction is unsuccessful, it’s because your bank or Credit Card Company has declined the transaction due to entry of incorrect details. Possible reasons why your payment was declined: your type of card is not accepted by this website like if you forget to select the type of the card such as VISA, MASTER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER etc. before entering your card details.

Now regardless of the above 3 error scenarios, if you faced a transaction failure & if your bank account indicates withdrawals, do not panic as the failure payments does appear to be a debit on your statement but technically the money was unsettled to us on these failure transactions.

Well, generally your financial institution/Bank reserves the amount for every transaction that you attempt to conduct. However if the transaction fails your bank will automatically release the funds back to your bank account. Generally it takes up to 2-4 business days (depends on your financial institution’s terms & regulations) to notice the credit appearance in your card. You may certainly contact your bank for further inquiries over this matter.

We hope you find this article useful while performing any credit card transactions henceforth.

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Common misconceptions involved while making the IRS tax payment using your Credit Card.

Hey there truckers, almost on a daily basis our users calls us to report about an issue, that despite making the IRS tax due payment using credit card, received a letter from the IRS stating a non-tax payment. In the first place, many tax payers still assume that making the IRS tax payment using the credit/debit card is an automated process. But it’s really not.

Generally when you e-file your tax return, you get 4 different tax payment options to make the tax due payment to the IRS, namely

  1. Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
  2. Electronic Federal tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  3. Using your Credit Card/Debit Card
  4. By Check or Money Order

Now Among the above 4 options, the Credit/Debit Card Payment was recently introduced by the IRS. Hence, many tax payers are not really sure how this payment option works. But it’s really simple than we assume.

Misconception Scenario 1:

Tax Payers assume that Credit/Debit Card is an automated process.

Many tax payers assume that by choosing the option credit/debit card the IRS might automatically process the payment of their card. However, in reality the IRS insists the tax payers to log on to their official website, https://www.irs.gov/payments/pay-taxes-by-credit-or-debit-card then choose one of their 3 approved processors website to make the payment directly to the IRS. At the end of this process, tax payers will be given a confirmation number indicating a successful withdrawal. Although Failure to make the tax payment on time might result in incurring penalties & extra interests.

Note: This service is been offered by the processors with additional service charge inclusive.

Misconception Scenario 2:

Now this misconception does not seem to arise on the tax payer’s end rather on the IRS end. Many tax payers have recently received notices from the IRS indicating a non-tax payment despite of making prompt payment using credit card following the steps as mentioned above. On this note, the tax payer need not panic, instead contact the Internal Revenue Service on the phone number described in the notice to let them have your confirmation number to officially withdraw the notice back.

More over the E-Filing process is simple and elegant. It only consumes few minutes before you complete the whole e-filing process. Simply register yourself on this application and enter your vehicle information followed by the tax payment option then you’d be able to transmit your tax return to the IRS post making the service fee payment to our website using your Credit card.

As a result of e-filing, you will be able to receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of Schedule 1 back in your registered e-mail address within minutes after you e-file. The same copy will nicely serve as the proof of filing to take care of tags, licenses renewed during your vehicle registration.

Reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

Live chat with our tax representatives.

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It’s the last day to E-File your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 for vehicles first used in Dec 2018!

Hello there Truckers, Today is the last day to E-File your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 (For the Period beginning Dec 2018 through June 2019) to the IRS. This deadline is only applicable for vehicles which are purchased/re-purchased and been used on the road since Dec 2018.

Basically the HVUT Form 2290 is due by the month of June and its payable until the end of August. However, if any vehicles are purchased at the middle of a respective tax period the said vehicle is liable to be reported on the Form 2290 on a Pro-rated basis before the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

On this basis, the Pro-rated Form 2290 would be due by January 31st, 2019 for vehicles which are into service from December 2018. However, before filing your pro-rated HVUT you must be able to guess the number of miles the truck would travel during the respective tax period it’s reported for.

The Internal Revenue Service sets the desired mileage of exemption to be 5000 miles (For commercial & logging vehicles) and 7500 miles (For Agricultural Vehicles). Now if the subjected vehicles seems not to exceed this mileage limit based on its nature of purpose it remains exempt from paying taxes to the IRS however the tax return needs to be filed to report an exemption.

On the other hand if the vehicles does seem to exceed the mileage of exemption for the period its intended to be reported, you’ve got to make the tax payment full in advance to the Internal revenue service. Soon as you e-file your tax return, you will receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 in your registered e-mail address.

Feel free to reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

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The Government has temporarily recommenced operations after the longest shut down ever!

The U.S. government has re-opened temporarily after the longest shutdown in American history.  The impact that the 35 days of the President Trump’s government shutdown has had on federal workers and beyond.  This shutdown has adversely affected many tax payers either with quite a few tax forms were lined up for renewal namely, Federal tax Forms 2290, 720, International Fuel Tax Agreement & few more.

According to the statistics of the Congressional Budget Office, The recent government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, including a permanent $3 billion loss. Although most of the damage to the economy will be reversed as the government reopens and workers return to their jobs, the CBO Congressional Budget Office (Federal agency) estimated $3 billion in economic activity is permanently lost.

Whilst this historical shutdown prevailed, many HVUT tax payers contacted us to know about the IRS recommencement to deal with their penalties, general inquiries and etc.  Since www.truckdues.com serves to be an intermediate service provider for e-filing the Federal tax form 2290, our expertise is only towards the overall e-filing process and its sequential processes.

However, throughout this shutdown we had to manage many conventional paper filer’s questions due to major local IRS facilities & Courthouses shutdown besides the e-filing option was there as live option to File and pay the HVUT Form 2290 amidst the shutdown and e-filers were still been able to File, pay & Receive the IRS digital watermarked copies of Schedule 1 in their registered e-mail address.

However, we felt happy that we were considered to as a helpline for 2290 e-filing by many owner operators who had no option to schedule any appointments nor was able to contact the Internal Revenue Service regarding seeking assistance with their Heavy Vehicle Used tax Forms. We always feel much obliged to serve the ever hard working trucking community with their HVUT Tax Filing needs.

Feel free to reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

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Did you know an EIN recognition period can be prolonged due during the Government Shutdown?

Hey there truckers, we got to let you know about one of the major impact of the recent government shutdown over your HVUT Form 2290 filings. The federal law states that you must wait until 15 business days (Excluding the weekends & Federal Holidays) before you could use your newly acquired EIN over any e-filed tax returns.

Now as that the government shutdown still persists, it seems to have a direct impact on the EIN maturity tenure. We have been told that 15 days period remains non accountable if the EIN was applied during the course of the government shutdown. So the 15 business days waiting period is even more extended without any further notice until the Government officially ceases its shutdown.

Now due to this fact, a large number of truckers who recently applied for a New EIN are facing rejections on their Form 2290 application from the IRS due to non-recognition of the EIN despite the fact that the EIN is at least 15 business days older, now this evidently delays Truckers their chance of getting their vehicle registration done as they can’t renew their trucks tags, licenses etc. Unless they submit the IRS stamped 2290 Schedule 1, Thus it results in many truckers who are not been able to start making money with them trucks.

The worst part is, generally when you encounter any issue with your EIN such as electronic database non-recognition, you can go ahead with the old school fashion paper filing/filing at the local IRS facility. Now due to the shutdown all the Local IRS centers remain closed until the Government shutdown is ceased. Perhaps if you were thinking about mailing the documents to the Treasury; it would take forever than before right now due to this shutdown.  

Reach us back for any further assistance for your Form 2290 needs over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

Live chat with our tax representatives.

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It’s just a couple of weeks left before e-filing your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290!

Hello there Truckers, we got a near term HVUT Form 2290 Deadline by Jan 31st, 2019 for vehicles first used since Dec 2018. The Federal law states that the Form 2290 must be filed on a vehicle by the last day of the month following the month of its first use. On that basis, now the Pro-rated HVUT is due by Jan 31st, 2019.

As the government shutdown still persists, Filing your HVUT Form 2290 at the local IRS facility would be merely impossible, hence it is advisable to e-file your HVUT Form 2290 online using our website www.truckdues.com and receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your e-mail instantly.

Yes you read that right, the Government shutdown does not seem to have any impact over e-filed tax return as its purely computer based process. As there is no human being involved in e-filing process at the IRS end who could possibly be a part of the protest against the government.

More over the E-Filing process is simple and elegant. It only consumes few minutes before you complete the whole e-filing process. Simply register yourself on this application and enter your vehicle information followed by the tax payment option then you’d be able to transmit your tax return to the IRS post making the service fee payment to our website using your Credit card.

As a result of e-filing, you will be able to receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of Schedule 1 back in your registered e-mail address within minutes after you e-file. The same copy will nicely serve as the proof of filing to take care of tags, licenses renewed during your vehicle registration.

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Did you know, Getting the 2290 Transferred from the Old to New is possible via Form 2290?

Hello there Truckers, most of you all would think how to transfer your 2290 from the old to new unit. Well here’s the answer, it’s simply done over a regular Form 2290. Generally when you e-file the Form 2290 you know that you always make the tax payment to the IRS full in advance.

So if you had sold a vehicle amidst a tax period for which you have made the tax payment full in advance. You may certainly claim a partial refund or an adjustment of tax credits to the replacement unit. If you had not bought any replacement unit versus the sold vehicle you may simply opt for a tax refund which is done by filing the Form 8849 Schedule 6 (Claim for refund of excise taxes). Upon a successful submission of your claim request, takes 21 business days before the IRS could mail you the refund check.

On the other hand, if you had purchased a replacement unit versus the sold vehicle, you may go ahead and claim a partial credit carryover towards the Pro-rated tax due amount of the new replacement unit. By this way, you would be able to nullify your tax due (In case of same month remains in common for both sold & newly acquired unit) & pay the difference in excess post adjustment (In case of same month does not remains in common for both sold & newly acquired unit).

However, the vehicle that was sold would never reflect over your copy of Schedule 1 as the IRS systems would only reflect taxable units and suspended/exempt units determined based on the desired mileage use of the vehicles. Whereas vehicles reported under credit sections would not show up on the actual stamped version of Schedule 1 although it does remain accountable for your credit adjustment in the backend.

Truckdues.com is rated to be one of the most efficient & cost effective priced websites that support HVUT Form 2290 filings electronically. We ensure zero tolerance towards any errors that might occur whilst the e-filing process. The best part of e-filing is the turnaround time where it just takes few minutes before receiving the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your e-mail.

Reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

Live chat with our tax representatives.

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