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Know before you choose the IRS tax payment while e-filing your 2290!

Hello there HVUT payers, we hope this article reaches you with high spirits. Now over this article we are going to discuss the most common misconception that arise among the HVUT payers while choosing the right IRS tax payment option while e-filing their HVUT Form 2290.

As you know, while e-filing your HVUT Form 2290 you got 4 different options in order to make the tax payment to the IRS. Namely

  1. Electronic Funds Withdrawal
  2. Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
  3. Credit or Debit Card
  4. Check or Money Order

Amongst the 4 above option, only via Electronic Funds withdrawal the IRS will be able to process the tax payment automatically. Rest other options require your action to logon to the respective website and schedule payments to the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Recently the IRS began accepting tax payments using Credit/Debit cards. Since, then many HVUT payers are prone to misconception based on their assumption that paying the IRS tax payment using credit/debit card is an automated process but in reality it’s not. Hence, by far many HVUT payers have received a letter from the IRS stating a non-tax payment due to the ignorance of the tax payers.

So, inured for you to be able to make the IRS tax due payment using your credit/debit card you must log on to https://www.irs.gov/payments/pay-taxes-by-credit-or-debit-card and choose one of the 3 payment processors who support tax payment using card.

Reach us back for any further assistance with your HVUT Form 2290 filings.

It’s just a Fortnight left until E-Filing your pro-rated HVUT Form 2290!

Yes you heard it right it’s just a couple weeks’ time left to file your taxes, But you might ask, Why now? Since the taxes for 2019-2020 is due in a month’s time? Well, if you have a new vehicle to report which is yet to be filed? And if you have plans to operate it over 5000 miles before 30th June 2019 now is the right time to do it. As per the IRS regulations it’s mandatory to file your vehicle for tax purposes, in failure to do so will attract penalty for late filing and payments of taxes.

So what does the IRS say?

As per the Federal law it’s mandatory for all new vehicles to file the vehicle by the last day of the following month of its first use and the taxes are calculated based on the first month of use till        June 30th, so the taxes will be calculated for the number of months used and miles to be driven (taxes are applicable for vehicles mileage over 5,000 or 7500 for agricultural vehicles)

Here at truckdues.com we avail multiple and secure modes of payment options, authorized by the federal govt. So why to worry?  So, hurry up before it’s too late to file your tax returns and avoid any unnecessary penalties.

Truckdues.com has been rated to be one of the most cost effective websites amongst a major group of independent owner operators and trucking business for its much affordable price.  E-File your pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 now and receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back immediately in your registered e-mail address.  Happy Trucking !!!

The Form 2290 is now due by May 31 for vehicles first used since April 2019.

Truckers, the HVUT Form 2290 is now due by May 31 for vehicles first used since April 2019. As you’re reading this, remember this pro-rated Form 2290 is now due only for vehicles that were purchased/re-purchased/into operations beginning April 2019.

The HVUT Form is basically an annual tax paid to the Internal Revenue Service on vehicles which comprises a minimum gross weight of 55000 lbs or more and if the same vehicle is used over the public highway for its desired purpose of use.

The IRS has drafted 3 different mileage limits for exemption on vehicles based on its nature of use. Please find the drafted mileage limit of exemption for vehicles as follows:

For commercial based units- 5000 miles

For Agricultural based units- 7500 miles

For Logging based units –     5000 miles.

Any said vehicle seems to exceed the above mentioned mileage limit for exemption needs to be reported as a Taxable Vehicles and the tax amount needs to be paid to the IRS upfront for the period its reported regardless it’s an annual or apportion filing. However, on the other hand if the subjected vehicle seems to be operated below the desired mileage limit for exemption, then it would remain to be exempt.

E-Filing your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 using www.truckdues.com and receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 within minutes after you e-file. The same copy could be used as a proof of filing during the vehicle registration purposes. Reach us back @ (347) 515-2290 or support@truckdues.com for any further assistance. Have a Good One!

It’s just a fortnight left until your pro-rated HVUT Form 2290

Hello there Truckers, over this article we would like to discuss about the near term HVUT Form 2290 tax deadline, which is due by April 30th, 2019 for vehicles first used since March 2019. As the Federal law indicates that the Form 2290 needs to be filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

Now on this basis, the Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is now due for vehicles that are purchased/re-purchased/began its operation since March 2019. However, this pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 has nothing to do with your regular 2290 annual renewals which is basically due by June and payable until the end of August.

E-Filing is economic & fast, besides the most significant feature of e-filing is that it ensures a secured acceptance of your tax return within minutes after you e-file. Receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your registered e-mail address, the same copy will serve you as the legal proof of filing during your vehicle registration purposes at the Department of Motor Vehicle.

We strive you serve the ever hardworking trucking community who hesitates to spare even a single minute towards his/her own needs instead ensures our nation’s needs are addressed on time with no delay.

Reach us back for your HVUT Form 2290 filing needs over the following mediums.

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM Central Standard Time]

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E-mail us: support@truckdues.com

Do you have a hard time figuring out what your Form 2290 tax due be?

Hello there truckers, almost on a daily basis we get calls from our HVUT filers trying to figure out what their HVUT Form 2290 tax due would be. Hence, we have come up with a solution, Yes despite we have an inbuilt tax calculator integrated in our website, besides we got a Tax Calculator widget enabled for you right on our home page.

Soon as you logon to www.truckdues.com you may enter your vehicle details to get the tax computation done within minutes. So you’d be able to figure out the exact tax calculation for the number of vehicles that you intend to report on this Form way in advance.

E-Filing your HVUT Form 2290 is way easier than you think, simply enter your information and answer few questions on our website and our website would automatically fill out your application and generates a virtual paperwork which can be submitted directly to the IRS.

Post you submit your application, it just takes few minutes before you receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 in your registered e-mail address and the same can be used during your vehicle registration at the Department of Motor Vehicle.

Choose e-filing via www.truckdues.com for a hassle free tax filing process. Reach us back for further assistance during your e-filing process 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.

Have a Good One! See you over the next article.

You only have until December 16 to transition your full fleet to ELDs

While FMCSA still in Phase 2 of ELD Implementation, December 16, 2019, is a critical date as the AOBRD grandfather provision expires. This provision allows fleets that had AOBRDs installed in their trucks prior to December 18, 2017, to continue using AOBRDs for two years following the ELD Compliance Date. Beginning December 16, 2019, motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule must use self-certified ELDs that are registered with FMCSA.

The ELD rule applies to motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to keep records of duty service (RODS) under the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. Drivers who use the time card exception, and don’t keep paper RODs, will not be required to use ELDs. The following drivers may keep paper RODS:

  • Drivers who keep RODS no more than 8 days during any 30-day period.
  • Driveaway-towaway drivers (transporting a vehicle for sale, lease, or repair), provided the vehicle driven is part of the shipment or the vehicle being transported is a motor home or recreational vehicle trailer.
  • Drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000.

However, a carrier can choose to use an ELD, even if it is not required.

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Last Few Days to E-File your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290

Hello there Truckers, This article is also a reminder about the Pro-Rated HVUT Form 2290 for vehicles first used since February 2019. The Federal law indicates that the Form 2290 must be e-filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use. On that basis, the Form 2290 is now due for vehicles first used since February 2019.

The HVUT form 2290 is basically an annual tax paid to the Internal Revenue Service for vehicles that are used over the public highways and if the subjected vehicle’s gross weight is at least 55000 lbs or more. This tax Form is basically due by June and its payable until the end of August. (The current tax year is for the period beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) and the due date for e-filing the Annual Form 2290 is basically August, 31st.

The Form 2290 tax due is basically determined by the gross weight of the Truck and if the truck seems to exceed the desired mileage limit for exemption. This is drafted by the internal Revenue Service to be 5000 miles (For commercial based units & 7500 miles for Agricultural based vehicles). If the subjected vehicles seems to exceed the desired mileage for exemption, the taxes always needs to be paid full in advance to the IRS for the respective period it’s been reported.

E-Filing Form 2290 has been made easy using www.truckdues.com, The IRS digital watermarked copy of Schedule 1 will be emailed to you within minutes after you e-file. Economic E-Filing begins here as low as $7.99.

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.

Have a Good One! See you over the next article.

Things that you can’t correct once your Form 2290 is Filed!

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Hello there Truckers, over this article we are going to discuss about the changes that could possibly made over a Filed Form 2290. Almost on a daily basis, we receive calls from our users that they realized that something needs to be updated on their E-Filed Form 2290. Now we are going to list out what is possible & what’s not!

The 3 possible changes/corrections that could be made to a Filed 2290 are as follows via an Amended Form 2290:

  1. Increase in the Taxable Gross Weight of the Truck.
  2. Reporting a change on the Mileage limit of exemption.
  3. Reporting a change on the VIN
  • Increase in the Taxable Gross Weight of the Truck

This scenario occurs when the HVUT Filer has reported the vehicle’s gross weight to be minimum for example 55000 lbs, not realizing the fact that the term taxable gross weight always refers to the maximum weight of the truck ( Weight of the Tractor + Trailer+ Load). Now in order for them to be able to report an increase in the gross weight an Amended Form 2290 is filed to make the difference in tax due payment to the IRS as well as to receive another copy of schedule 1 for the corrected weight category.

  • Reporting a change on the Mileage limit of exemption

As most of you are aware on the desired mileage limit of exemption set by the Internal Revenue Service, it remains to be 5000 miles for Commercial based units & 7500 miles for Agricultural based vehicles.  When the subjected vehicle seems to exceed the desired mileage of exemption the vehicle turns out to be no longer exempt hence the tax due payment needs to be made to the IRS via an Amended 2290.

  • Reporting a change on the VIN

This is one of the most common interpretations involved during e-filing Form 2290. Unavoidable human errors leads to typographical errors on the VIN, which could later be updated via an Amended 2290 Form (VIN correction request). This process also lets the user to avoid an over payment of taxes.

Things that can’t be changed on a Filed 2290

Once the Form 2290 is successfully filed and when the IRS issues the digital watermark, the following changes can’t be reported online where the tax payer needs to contact the IRS toll free help line @ (866) 699-4096 to get the changes implemented over the phone.

  • Business name/DBA
  • Address, city, state & ZIP
  • Owners Name.

Truckdues.com is rated to be one of the best priced websites among many independent owner operators, we have gained our trust among them due to our committed service where we ensure that are client’s inquiries are addressed on time. E-file is simple and easy, receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your e-mail minutes after you e-file.

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.

Have a Good One! See you over the next article.

The Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is due by March 31, 2019.

Hello there truckers, Over this article we are going to discuss about the near –term HVUT Form 2290 deadline for vehicles that are into service since February 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, March 31, 2019 happens to be the deadline for vehicles first used in February 2019.

Now before you are going to e-file your pro-rated Form 2290, you need to figure out whether your Truck is Taxable or Suspended. Basically there are 2 types of vehicles reported in the Form2290 as follows:

Taxable vehicle: If your truck would exceed 5000 miles for the Period beginning Feb 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2019 then your truck is classified to be a Taxable vehicle, for which you are required to make a pro-rated tax due amount to the IRS for the above mentioned period. The tax amount varies among the gross weight of the vehicle.

Suspended vehicle: If your truck is expected to be used under 5000 miles for the Period beginning Feb 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2019, then your truck is classified to be a Suspended vehicle, in other word an Exempt vehicle for which you’re not required to make any tax payment however, you need to report the vehicle over a Form 2290 under Suspended Vehicle to claim an exemption for the reported period.

Calculate the Taxable Gross Weight of your vehicle:

When we talk about the taxable gross weight, it includes the weight of the Tractor+ Trailer+ the maximum Load carried. Then enter the maximum carrying weight of the vehicle on our application during your E-Filing process so our inbuilt tax calculator would do the computation part by itself on your behalf.

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:

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.

Have a Good One! See you over the next article.

Besides your Pro-rated Form 2290, Form 1120 is due by this month as Well.

The Form 1120 (officially the “U.S Corporate Income Tax Return”) is one of the IRS tax forms used by corporations (specifically, C corporations) to report their Income, Gains, losses, deductions, credits and to figure out their tax liability.

Wondering why we are even discussing about a different tax than Form 2290? Well we would like our Trucking community companies not to miss their business corporation taxes. The Tax Form 1120 is generally due by March 15th, every year. However for business that are involved in trucking are working restless to address the nation’s needs on time hence there are greater chances to miss the calculation part near the business tax deadline.

So you get a chance to claim an extension via Form 7004, It’s the form used to file for an automatic extension of time to file your business tax return for a partnership, a multiple member LLC filing as a partnership, a corporation, or s-corporation. The IRS indicates that, “Form 7004 does not extend the time for payment of tax.” Hence, you must pay taxes due (guesstimate) by your tax return due date, even if you file an extension application. You may also log on to the official IRS website to find the authorized e-file service provider to have your extensions filed successfully.

Now the bloodstream of our nation’s economy (Trucking) taxes HVUT Form 2290 is also due by the end of this month on a Pro-rated basis. By the federal law that states, that Form 2290 must be filed on a vehicle by the last day of the month following the month of its first use. On this basis, the Pro-rated Form 2290 is now due by March 31st, 2019 for vehicles that are into service since February 2019.

Our Tax experts stay dedicated to assist you with your HVUT Form 2290 needs or working hours are from [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 5 P.MCentral Standard Time]. See you over the next article. Happy Trucking! Keep Moving America Forward!