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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.

Advantages of E-Filing your HVUT Form 2290!

Hello there truckers, most of you all have already started e-filing the annual HVUT Form 2290 but did you know what are the basic advantages of e-filing your Form 2290? You’d certainly be able to skip few inconveniences like scheduling an appointment at the Local IRS facility which is really hard to be done amidst of receiving your confirmation slot amongst just 20 reservations done per day despite of thousands of HVUT filers who wanted to e-file the same day.

You’d also get a chance to file your HVUT Form 2290 all you’re yourself than relying on a Tax preparer agency and sparing extra dollars towards their convenience fees. By using www.truckdues to E-file your HVUT Form 2290, you just need to answer few basic questions and the application would automatically calculate the tax due amount and it would fill the details over the PDF.

The HVUT Form 2290 is an annual tax paid to the Internal Revenue service on vehicles that possess a minimum gross weight of 55000 lbs or more and if the same vehicle is been used over the public highways for its desired purpose of use namely, Commercial, Agricultural & logging.  

Despite of the work nature of your truck if you would operate over 5000 miles, you need to make the tax payment full in advance where instead if the truck is been used under 5000 miles then the truck is declared to be exempt thus No tax dues needs to be paid to the IRS.

One of the most significant advantages of e-filing is its turnaround time. It only takes few minutes before the IRS could process your tax return and send you the IRS digital watermarked copy of Schedule 1 back in your e-mail within minutes after you e-file.

Also, in order for us to serve high demand queries, our tax experts are available even during weekends until 08/31/2019 to address your queries. Reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 6 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

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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.

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.

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

Live chat with our tax representatives.

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

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.

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

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.

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

The IRS E-File servers are back Up On-line! E-File your Pro-rated HVUT Now!

Hey there Truckers, after a fortnight waiting period the IRS e-file servers are finally back up online from Today. Hence, the IRS servers will be able to accept your e-filed tax returns and be able to issue the digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 for your vehicle registration purposes.

Now having said that, the Government shutdown still persists at the moment which will have an impact over the local IRS facilities & courthouses making most of the walk in sites to be non-operational until the shutdown ceases.

For your kind information, the IRS has a huge volume of 2290 tax return filed since the downtime hence it may take until the end of today before the IRS could accept all the tax returns that were filed during the maintenance period.  So, we kindly request you to patiently wait until the end of today before receiving the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 back in your e-mail.

The Federal law states that the Form 2290 musty be e-filed on a vehicle by the last day of the month following the month of its first use. On that basis the Pro-rated HVUT Form is now due by January 31st, 2019 for vehicles used on the road since Dec 2018. E-File soon if you haven’t filed it yet.

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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.

Be informed that the IRS servers are still under Maintenance!

Hello there Truckers, We hope you enjoyed your Holidays really well. Now since we have stepped into this New Year, we ought to face new challenges in our life. Let’s be braced up to face every challenges posted in our life to proceed further with no hassle and to accomplish new achievements.

Now during this time, we wanted to keep you posted of an Important Update on the IRS scheduled Annual maintenance period for the year 2018. Most of you will know already that the IRS servers went on a shutdown since December 26th, 2018 and any tax returns filed during this downtime, will not be processed by the IRS until they recommence full operations officially.

Having said that, we expect the IRS to recommence full operations beginning next week hence, we wanted to notify whoever have filed their tax return and ought to file one right now that your tax returns might not be processed by the IRS up until next week.

We presume that many local IRS facilities are currently non-operational since the Christmas Eve, However you may certainly contact the IRS e-file help-desk @ (866) 699-4096 or you may track down the phone number of your nearest IRS facility using the IRS hyper-link listed below, and you would be required to enter your ZIP code to yield information.

https://apps.irs.gov/app/officeLocator/index.jsp

You may also feel free to reach us back for any further assistance pertaining to your Form 2290 filings.  Truckdues.com is rated to be one of the reliable and nominally charging websites to E-file the HVUT Form 2290. It has earned its trust among many independent truckers, trucking companies and major trucking communities across our nation. 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.

EIN is necessary during E-Filing your HVUT report!

Truckers, now we approach you with this article to make you aware of the necessity of Employer Identification Number while filing your HVUT online. To be precise on this fact, many independent owner operators face rejections on their Form 2290 application when filed with their Social Security Number. Hence, we would like to give you an example of the scenarios of misconception that takes place during E-filing your HVUT. Continue reading