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File your taxes with caution and verify the authenticity, follow only reliable sources. Stay away from SCAMS!

Yes, it’s everywhere now. In the world of never-ending diseases, this is the most dreadful one. It’s not to be treated by medicine rather by awareness. It’s time to be responsible and keep you aware of such calls. “SCAM” calls have increased and the threats are at a greater level. A News article very recently reported an incident of a SCAM call pretending to be from the IRS! A very elderly lady to be ripped off of hundreds of thousands. Luckily a cab driver while conversing with the customer (Victim) while dropping her off found to be it was a scam and directed the elderly lady to seek police officials.

Now, what it is for us to write on this issue? Well, as our esteemed customers it is to keep you informed about this and give some pointers on how to be aware of such calls.  So will the IRS ever call you over the phone? Not mostly but yes on certain circumstances. The IRS initiates most contacts with taxpayers through regular mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business, such as:

  • When a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill,
  • To secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or
  • To tour a business, for example, as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.

Even then, taxpayers will generally first receive a letter or sometimes more than one letter, often called notices, from the IRS in the mail.

The IRS will not demand people of specific payment methods such as prepaid debit cards or wire transfer The IRS will not ask for debit or credit card numbers over the phone. For people who owe taxes, make payments to the U.S. Treasury or review IRS.gov/payments for IRS online options. The IRS does not demand immediate payment, the IRS allows taxpayers can appeal or question what they owe. All taxpayers are advised to know their rights as a taxpayer. The IRS notably the IRS doesn’t threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law enforcement agencies to arrest people for not paying. The IRS also cannot revoke a license or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into believing their schemes.

As a registered e-filing service provider it’s our duty to give our customers the note of authenticity as truckdues.com is a company listed in the IRS official e-filing service provider list https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/tax-year-2019-2290-modernized-e-file-mef-providers. Hope this was a useful awareness blog that would have helped you stay away from such contacts. Until next time with some timely updates for our dear truckers! Happy trucking and a safe one as well!

IRS stops accepting HVUT payments using credit or debit cards until further notice.

Hello dear truckers! Here we meet you again with yet another update regarding your from 2290’s. Recently the IRS published a notification officially stating that they have stopped accepting payments using credit or debit cards until further notification. Paying using credit or debit card was the most opted way of payment mode for most of us know what to do in this case? Well, we do have 3 more options and let’s see what can be done.

Other modes of payment:

  • EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payments Systems)

For this mode of payment, you need to register yourself with the Federal website before you can opt for this mode of payment. EFTPS tax payment service is given for free by the U.S Department of Treasury. All that you need to enroll your self With EFTPS is the EIN (employer ID), Bank account number and routing number, Address and Name as they appear on your IRS tax document. On successful completion of enrollment, you will receive the login PIN in your Mail

  • EFW (Electronic Funds Withdrawal)

This is the easiest and hassle-free mode of payment when compared to all the other modes of payment. There is no need to register with any websites or wait for the PIN to be validated. All that you need to have is your bank account number and the routing number. When you file your return, you just need to opt for EFW and enter your bank details along with your filing and the IRS would automatically debit the amount out of your checking or savings account.

  • Sending a Check or Money order.

The traditional way of doing things right is still an option available when technology lets us down. On completing you from 2290 you will receive the watermarked schedule-1 copy which needs to be attached along with the check or money order and sent to Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 932500, Louisville, KY 40293-2500.

So these are the other modes of payment and we hope this would sort out some of your queries relating to choosing a mode of payment. Furthermore, updates on this would be posted to you and if any assistance needed relating your Form 2290’s you know what to do! Just call us at 347-151-2290 and we will be happy to assist you. Happy trucking folks!

Vehicle Tags vs From 2290, Is the renewal the same? No

Hey there truckers! Hope you’re current with all your taxes and tag renewals. It’s the start of the year and most of your taxes are up for renewal and the most common question that we face is whether the license plate renewal and the form 2290’s are in the same month, well it’s a big No! Both the taxes are yearly renewal however, the due dates are always different. So to have a better understanding we are going to discuss certain pointers.

Form 2290:

First in order to get your tags done for new or renewal of license plates you need to file a form 2290 and get your taxes paid. Upon which you will receive a schedule-1 copy with a watermark on it. This HVUT from 2290 is normally up for renewal by every July 1st and valid until 30th June the following year. This is the tax year for form 2290s. The taxes are to be paid upfront but not at the end of the tax year. The tax due for the current year is for 1st of July 2019 through 30th June 2020.

Vehicle tags:

Normally the vehicle tags renewal depends on the date of registration. E.g. if you would have bought a new truck in the month of November 2019 the tags will be up for renewal by November 2020. So basically the tags renewal is based on individual truck registration date and no two trucks or truckers friends will have the same renewal date unless you got the truck registered on the same day.

So what would be required to have your tags done you will be asked to supply one of the following about the vehicle registration you want to renew:

  • Title Number
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Vehicle Number

Specific situations require renewal customers to provide supporting documents when completing their renewal process online or in person.

The following situations require supporting documents. When renewing online, you may submit those documents electronically.

  • You qualify for an exemption.
  • You are renewing the registration for a commercial vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 or more (e.g., trucks, truck tractors, and buses) used on public highways.
  • You are a non-resident working in a different state
  • You are renewing the registration of special mobile equipment.

So don’t compare your tag renewals with your form 2290’s, if you haven’t filed your taxes it’s never too late, also if you would have bought a new vehicle by the month of December 2019 the due date for filing your tax returns under pro-rated basis is 31st of January 2020. So what are you waiting for? Do you want your tags to be renewed file your form 2290’s do you have a new truck or failed to renew your taxes do it now and get your schedule-1 copy within minutes of your filing!

www.Truckdues.com has rated to be one of the most reliable websites who offers 2290 e-file services to our ever hardworking trucking community at a much affordable cost, Yes you can e-file your HVUT Form 2290’s here as low as $7.99 and receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your registered e-mail. Your e-filing process is just a phone call away, speak to our tax expert right away @ (347) 515-2290.

With this note, we say adieu folks until next time with some more informative stuff, Happy Trucking!

TruckDues.com e-filing is a lifeline for taxpayers facing challenges with paper tax return system

Hey there truckers! Hope you’re all covered up with your taxes. There’s always a deadline coming up every month and as you know it’s time to report your vehicles bought in the month of December 2019 before January 31, 2020. Though most of you prefer to file your tax returns electronically we do get contacted for manual filing process. This blog is for those who choose to go the traditional way of filing your tax returns manually.

You can file your form 2290 manually by walking down to the nearest IRS Tax Payers Assistance center for in-person help with your tax returns. So can you directly walk down to the nearest center? No. You need to fix an appointment prior to your visit, by providing them with your email address. Once your appointment is fixed you will receive an email with the appointment date and time slot to visit. You can fix an appointment by calling the telephone number 844-545-5640. To know about the nearest IRS assistance center you may simply visit https://www.irs.gov/help/contact-your-local-irs-office 

For tax filers who have questions relating to your refund claims on vehicles sold, destroyed or stolen you can simply visit https://www.irs.gov/refunds or call 800-829-1954 to access the audio version of this tool for better understanding. Before using this tool you need to have the SSN, filing status and exact refund amount to be claimed. So that is all you need to know about manual filing and questions relating to refunds on form 2290s.

For all those who prefer e-filing, we are here to assist you. You may visit www.TruckDues.com and register yourself and file your taxes to get the watermarked schedule-1 copies within minutes into your email, e-filing also cuts down the margin for error. Or if you just want us to electronically fill the form for you to manually submit at the IRS service center, we do have an option for that as well. You may contact us at 347-515-2290 for further queries on your 2290 e-filing. E-filing is also recommended by the IRS over the traditional paper tax return system due to its snail slow process and getting an IRS appointment for a walk-in at your preferred time is more or less difficult. So do you want to fix an appointment, wait and get your schedule-1 copy or just get your schedule-1 copies within minutes hassle-free? Either way, the decision is yours and we are always here to assist you. Happy trucking!

Important Update for CPA and return preparers – PTIN applications and renewals for 2020 are now being processed!

Greetings dear truckers! It’s once again time for an update regarding your taxes and renewals. It’s a busy start of the year after the IRS was on a long shut down until it resumed services. It’s time to remind you of some deadlines and renewals up ahead. January 31st, 2020 will be a deadline for paying your Form 2290 taxes for trucks purchased in the month of December 2019. Also, its time to renew your PTIN’s our dear tax preparers.

So The IRS recently started to accept applications for New PTIN registrations and renewals. The Preparer Tax Identification Number or PTIN needs to be obtained by anyone who prepares or assists in preparing a federal tax return for compensation. So where to renew or obtain a new PTIN, please visit the federal website https://rpr.irs.gov/. If going online is not an option, you may certainly download the form by following this link https://rpr.irs.gov/ and apply at your nearest IRS office. For tax preparers who already have a PTIN your PTIN has expired on December 31st, 2019 and it’s up for renewal.

For 2290 renewals it’s time to report vehicles purchased in the month of December before January 31st, 2020. Repot your vehicle under a prorated basis and get your schedule-1 copy for the tax year July 2019 through June 2020.

If this is the first time filing with us for your 2290’s here is a small walkthrough of how to file using our website.

  • Visit www.truckdues.com, register and log into your account and start a new return
  • Select your business, and check the box which says “2290 taxes”. Then select the tax year as July 2019 – June 2020 and select the first used months as January 2020
  • Over the next page select taxable vehicle if you are going to operate the vehicle over 5000 miles else report your vehicle under suspended (exempt from tax) category
  • Over the next page select “add vehicle” to enter the trucks VIN number and taxable gross weight (truck, trailer and max load it can haul).
  • Proceed further to select the mode of payment to pay the taxes if your vehicle is taxable else you will be directed to the service fee payment page directly
  • Once after paying the service fee click “Transmit to IRS” box to submit your form to the IRS and you would receive the schedule-1 copy within 15-30 minutes into your email

Our job of keeping you posted is done. Don’t rush up at the last moment. Hurry up! And complete your renewals and registration now! Keep going adios from us.

The IRS e-file service is finally up and running!

Hello dear truckers, Hope our wishes reached you! With great kick start for the year and we hope it’s been quite good so far for you. Yet again it’s time for our timely updates for you and we have two things to inform you. Being at the start of the year we could see that most of our customers are buying and trading trucks for a fresh start as an upgrade. Any vehicles bought in the month of December and vehicles on road starting December 2019, it’s time for you to file your form 2290’s under prorated basis to get your schedule-1 copy for your license plates before January 31st, 2020. File your Form 2290’s right away and get your schedule-1 copies into your email today. Why wait when you can do it now.

The other great news is that the IRS has finally resumed its e-services starting today and any returns filed during the downtime December 26th, 2019 to January 6th, 2020 will receive your schedule-1 copies by today. Any Form 2290 tax returns filed through www.TruckDues.com will now be processed immediately and deliver your sch.1 copies to your email in no time which is indeed helpful to have your tags renewed. So the IRS is on the run aren’t you? File your 2290 taxes today.

TruckDues has rated to be one of the most reliable websites who offers 2290 e-file services to our ever hardworking trucking community at a much affordable cost, as e-Filing begins here as low as $7.99. TruckDues is dedicated to serving millions of owner-operators with utmost priority and is available at (347) 515-2290 for any further assistance with your HVUT Form 2290 needs. Happy trucking.

Form 2290 filing options to deal with the pro-rated filings due by January 31, 2020

Hello there truckers! Hope you rocked the New Year’s Eve and yet again it’s time to start fresh and move forward. Truck dues wishes you a happy and prosperous year ahead. Most of your truck tags are up for renewal and the common question that arises is “Do we need a schedule-1 copy for renewal?” well yes! But the most common question that we come across is “Where is the stamped IRS stating that the taxes are paid?”  Well let’s see that in detail today.

So when you do your Form 2290 filing manually (paper filing) by visiting your nearest IRS office once the tax payment is done towards your truck, the officials would give you a schedule-1 copy with an IRS stamp on it stating “paid”. This would serve as a proof of filing and payment towards your tax payment. But when you file your tax return electronically (e-filing) you would receive the schedule-1 copy as a PDF attachment with a water mark on the center of the page stating “E-filed on” (with the date of filing), which serves as your proof of filing. This would not have a physical stamp on it but an IRS water mark that’s digitally printed by the IRS automatically. This copy is all that you need to provide to the DMV to get your truck tags renewed. So have you filed your returns yet? Why wait, file it now.

Also for those who are waiting to get your schedule-1 copy for the tax return filed after December 26th 2019, the IRS systems will resume services starting January 7th, 2020 and all your pending filings will receive schedule-1 copies starting January 7th, 2020. Hope to give you more updates until next time and A Very Happy New Year again!

Truckdues.com has rated to be one of the most reliable websites who offers 2290 e-file services to our ever hardworking trucking community at a much affordable cost, Yes you can e-file your HVUT Form 2290’s here as low as $7.99 and receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your registered e-mail. Your e-filing process is just a phone call away, speak to our tax expert right away @ (347) 515-2290.

Did you know the IRS Annual Shutdown will cease only after New Year?

Hey there truckers! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and awaiting a prosperous New Year! Yes we know it’s the holiday season and you would wonder why we still keep posting about your form 2290’s well we do need to update you so that you can have a stress free holiday weekend, don’t we all want the same? And yes this is a post regarding your 2290’s but it’s to inform you about the IRS servers shutdown

Well the IRS usually shuts down their e-filing servers for a year end maintenance this starts by December the 26th post noon and commence services post New Year, any e-filings done during this time frame would be processed only post New Year. But you can still e-file your returns through us, your filings will be saved in our secure data base and will be sent for processing as soon as the IRS commences their services. Though the IRS haven’t confirmed the commencing day we expect it to be by January 2nd post noon.

Don’t have time until the first week of January? Well you can still paper file your return by fixing up an appointment at your nearest IRS office and get your schedule-1 copy. Besides, if you could wait until the IRS recommences full operations then No further action is required from your end until New Year.

Truckdues.com is dedicated to serve millions of owner operators with utmost priority at a much affordable cost. E-Filing begins here as low as $7.99. Reach us back @ (347) 515-2290 for any further assistance with your HVUT Form 2290 needs. Hope you found this article was useful. Let not the holiday mood go down, let’s end this year with a cheer and hope for the best for the upcoming one. We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

Truckdues.com wishes all Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

“A light of hope, a gesture of belief

To spread the joy, the savior is to greet

Into this world as a miracle and belief

Let us sing with our hearts, it’s time to bring

The message of birth of the lord within…”

To be born was his will and to be reborn is what we will, it’s time to put the past apart and welcome a fresh year to move along. It’s time to celebrate with all our heart with the families and friends who were apart.

Though it’s an end but it’s always a start, Christmas brings gifts to move along. With memories and hopes and missing ourselves it’s time to reunite as per our will. It’s time to break the chills and bring the warmth with families seemed to be apart, let this Christmas bring wonders to the future and beyond. We wish you all merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Attention Form 2290 Tax payers! The IRS e-file servers will be shut down due to the Annual Scheduled year end maintenance for system upgrade purposes at 11: 59 AM (EST) from December 26, 2019 and to commence operations only post New Year.

During this downtime time electronic return submissions will not be accepted by the Internal Revenue Service hence Stamped schedule 1 copies will not be issued until the IRS recommences operations officially.  Meanwhile your tax returns will be placed held in our secured servers and will be submitted to the IRS only when their systems are back up online.

So, we recommend you to e-file your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 for the period beginning November 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 before the downtime to receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 instantly.

Truckdues.com has rated to be one of the most reliable websites who offers 2290 e-file services to our ever hardworking trucking community at a much affordable cost, Yes you can e-file your HVUT Form 2290’s here as low as $7.99 and receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your registered e-mail.

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

Hello there truckers, the Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is now due by 12/31/2019 for vehicles first used since November 2019. This deadline is been drafted by the IRS federal law that indicates that Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

You may even think if this deadline has anything to do about the regular Annual renewals which are basically due by June & payable until August. But, it does not. This deadline is only concerned about vehicles that are into service since November 2019.

The Heavy highway vehicle is basically paid on trucks with a minimum taxable gross weight of 55000 lbs and it’s paid for vehicles that are used over the public highways for commercial, agricultural & logging purposes. The desired mileage limit for exemption is drafted upon these vehicles based on the nature of its use.

For commercial based units & logging vehicles the desired mileage limit of exemption is said to be 5000 miles each and for Agricultural based vehicles, it is said to be 7500 miles. Only when to seem to exceed the respective mileage based on your vehicle’s desired purpose of use you need to make the tax payment to the IRS full in advance for the period it needs to be reported.

Failure to pay the tax dues on time results in incurrence of penalties & interests on top of the requisite tax due owed anywhere ranging from 2.5% to 4.5% of the total tax due amount to be paid granting no further extensions whatsoever. E-filing 2290 has been made easy with www.truckdues.com where quality service is been offered at a much affordable price as e-filing begins here as low as $7.99 our help-desk is just at a phone call away.