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Father’s day wishes from Truckdues.com!

A book to read through and a lesson to learn from, a support in times of need and a Shield in times of crunch, a hand to rely on and boat to travel on, to reach our greatest potentials he is the one besides us at all the times. It’s a father who can influence us but none other. Its father’s day, a day dedicated to the man behind for whom we are today and it’s time to celebrate the alpha of life by wishing all fathers who work tireless a very happy father’s day!

“Angels in heaven envy yourself we have a guardian on earth!”

He who never sleeps and never eats just to make sure we are fed well beyond his competence but yet he never expects for praise. A mother carries a baby for 10 months but a father carries them throughout his life on his shoulders. All that a father expects is love and nothing else. It’s time to spread our love to all the proud fathers across the land and over whelm them.

The quality of a father is seen by his goals, dreams and aspirations that he sets, not for himself but for his family by mentoring them towards success and Every great achiever is inspired by a mentor and that would definitely be a father. Any man can become a father but it take something special to become a dad. To all the “Something Special” throughout the globe we say our happiest father’s day to you.

Just like a kid who looks up to a father the nation needs its truckers who deliver all our needs and it’s time for us to take  care of our beloved truckers by reminding you that its almost time for you to file your taxes and we are here with you to support with it. And why to wait till the due date when you can pre-file it off season and relax during the tax filing season. Just log on to truck dues and enter your details and vehicle specifications and lets us do the rest of your work for you.

To all the trucking fathers out there we wish you a happy father’s day to you and a gift awaits at the end of your journey ”your family with tears of joy”.

Join the club! It’s time to pre-file for 2019-2020!

Hello there dear truckers! Wondering about your tax payments? And you done have time to pay? Well you still have time to pre-file your taxes by June and stay ahead of everyone. Truck dues offers our customers the option to pre-file your tax returns ahead of the due date (i.e. July 1st) and receive the Schedule-1 watermarked copy to your email by July. The tax returns are accepted by the IRS only by July the schedule-1 copy will be sent to your email directly.

There area around 3.5 Million Truckers in the USA and just have two months of time to file your tax returns. It is quite impossible for the IRS to support all the trucker’s taxations. Imagine 3.5 million truckers rushing towards the IRS offices to file their tax returns? Catastrophic isn’t it? Well with technology in your hands its quiet easy to do that. E-filing is a boon to the trucking society with changing in trends day to day the truckers can file the taxes through their mobile phones and personal computers anywhere any time. ”Anywhere anytime” sounds better right? Truck dues is not only convenient to use but also economically cheap when compared to all the other providers in the e-filing sector.

Is that all we have to offer? No there’s more. Why rush at the last moment waiting in line at the IRS office wasting your time where you can hit the roads and make some money.  You have an option to pre-file. Imaging you being a step forward of all the 3.5 million truckers across USA, while they wait in line wasting their time and money where as you can pre-file your taxes now and just sit back and relax. We have already received thousands of pre-filing applications who will just sit back and relax and make some money while others would be rushing towards the IRS centers

Think Smart, choose Truck dues and pre-file your taxes the rest will be taken by us. The schedule-1 copy will be emailed to you and you’re good to go. No need to wait, no need to waste your time and wait for the status. File with us and let us do the rest join the elite community stay relaxed and don’t forget to pre-file your taxes 

Let’s do the 2290 basics…

The tax filing period is just a couple of weeks away and it’s a good time to know about the basics for a better understanding of Form 2290 tax filing. Generally the taxes are due by the month of July and payable until the last day of August. Here are some of the basic information that you need to know regarding the tax returns

So what is a Form 2290 and what type of vehicles falls under taxable vehicle category?

Form 2290 is used to report the heavy vehicle for tax purposes. Any vehicle which has a Gross weight of 55,000 lbs or above and operated on the highway it is liable for taxes. The Gross weight of the vehicle is the sum of the tractor, load and the trailer. Depending on the gross weight of the vehicle the tax amount varies accordingly.

What are the options of filing the taxes?

There are two major types or medium of filing taxes 1. Paper filing, 2. E-filing

The Paper filing is the conventional way of filing your taxes, where the tax payers should report the vehicle by walking directly into the IRS office and manually fill out the form and calculate the taxes, which is a tedious process and chances of wrong calculation and data entry is high.

E-filing is rather an easy option while compared to paper filing. It’s easy, accurate and less time consuming work and the turnaround time to receive a schedule-1 watermark copy with 30 min’s of time. Here at truckdues.com you just need to key in the business details, sit back and let the website do the math for you with the best technology and accurate calculation, there is almost zero chances of error.

Are there any tax exceptions?

Yes, there are some exceptions. Based on the mileage of your vehicle, If your vehicle Mileage is under 5,000 miles (7,500 for agricultural vehicles) the vehicles are considered to be tax exempted. You just have to report the vehicle under suspended vehicles category for tax exemptions. However if your vehicle crosses the mileage limit during the tax period you will be liable to pay taxes by filing and amendment to evade penalties.

How are the taxes calculated?

As mentioned before it’s based on the gross weight of the vehicle and also the First month of use. If you have bought a vehicle in the mid of the tax year (1st July to 30th June) the taxes will be calculated based on the first month of use till June 30th along with the gross weight of the vehicle, hence there is no need to pay for the whole year but pay for the months used on road.

What is Schedule-1?

Upon successful filing of your tax return, The IRS will send a watermarked proof of filing. This will also serve as a valid proof while registering your vehicle with the local DMV (Dept. of Motor vehicle).   

Filing period

Normally the tax period is from 1st July to 30th June. The taxes are to be paid for the whole year upfront before the last day of August. What if you can file your taxes prior to the tax due date? Well truck dues has an option for that as well. We allow our customers to pre-file the taxes by the month of June and the data is sent to the IRS prior to July 1st. Once the IRS starts to accept the tax returns by July you will receive the Schedule-1 copy to your registered email ID by the first week of July. You just have to sit back and relax till you get the schedule-1 copy while others run about during the tax period to do their filings

Economic e-filing begins here as low as $7.99. It only consumes few minutes to e-file your federal HVUT Form 2290 and to receive the stamped confirmation back in your e-mail.

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

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Did you know that you could pre-renew your 2019-2020 Form 2290 by June 2019?

Hey there truckers, we got an important news for you. Beginning June 2019, you can Pre-file your HVUT Form 2290 for the period beginning July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020. No introduction is required for existing HVUT Form 2290 pre-filers, however for first time HVUT payers, Pre-filing is the way to file your HVUT Form 2290 for the upcoming tax period (July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020) even before the Form is literally due.

The Pre-filing initiative was introduced for the HVUT Filers who file their tax returns near the tax deadline amongst millions of other late filers who almost missed the Deadline date. The IRS always entertains processing of HVUT tax returns on First come- First Served basis.

Hence, Pre-filing is the only option for you to be able to e-file your HVUT Form 2290 way earlier to place a priority over your tax return amongst other e-file tax returns. It increases the chances of expediting the processing of your tax return even during the high time of the year.

Truckdues.com is one of the prominent websites which offers economic e-filing at a much affordable cost. We have earned out trust among a major share of independent owner operators. E-Filing begins here as low as $7.99. E-File & receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 instantly in your e-mail.

You’ve still got time until May 31st!

Bought a heavy vehicle for yourself? Wondering whether to pay the taxes for the whole year? Well that’s what the prorated taxes are about. As per the IRS “All heavy vehicles operated on the high way with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs or above and with a mileage of 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicle) is taxable”.  So have you got a vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs or above and if you have plans of operation it on the highway over 5,000 miles the dead line for paying the taxes is just a couple of days away.

Well first things first so what about the tax calculation? The Prorated taxes are calculated based on the month of first use and the vehicle should have crossed 5,000 miles. That being said the payment date would be your next question. Well, as per the IRS the “Prorated taxes are to be paid by the last date of the month following the month in which it was first used”. So the taxes for the vehicles bought by April is due and the deadline is on 31st May, 2019.

What will you incur if you don’t pay the taxes? Well that’s simple the IRS will charge a fee for failure to file and failure to pay at a rate of 4.5% and a penalty of 0.5% of the taxable amount. So why to incur these charges when it’s still not late to file your return.  But the time is on the horizon and its just a couple of days more to file your prorated taxes.

What if you have paid for an old vehicle which you have sold to buy a new one? But paid the taxes in full? There’s no need to worry about it. The taxes can be transferred to the old vehicle to the new once as credits. Just by filing a Form 2290 for the new vehicle and old vehicle by listing it under sold category. Here at TruckDues.com this process is made simple and the calculations are done automatically such that the website itself will do the math and notify you the difference. This will help you assess whether if there is anything to be paid out of pocket or if the available credits would cover up the taxes for the new vehicle.

So what are you waiting for, rush now just log into TruckDues.com and enter the new vehicle details, let our website do the math for you. Just with a click you will be able to transmit the return to the IRS and receive a water mark copy of Form 2290 schedule-1 to your registered personal email.   

It’s just a weeks’ time before e-filing your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290

It’s just a weeks’ time to report any new vehicles bought by the month of April as the pro-rated tax filing due date is on the horizon. But you might think the tax year for all the heavy vehicles is just a month away (July 01) and why to pay for the new vehicles now? Well As per the Federal law any new vehicle bought by an individual or a company is to be registered and to be reported to the government. The vehicles will fall under taxable category provided the vehicle is estimated to run above 5,000 miles and it has a gross weight of 55,000 lbs or more.

So, if you have bought a new vehicle and if you have plans of operating it on the public highway for more than 5,000 miles within the next couple of months its high time you report the vehicle and file taxes to evade penalties charged by the Government.  

And what does the federal law state about the pro-rated payments and due dates? “The pro-rated taxes are to be paid on or before the last day of the following month form the first month of use or purchase of vehicle” and so if you have bought any new vehicle or transferred the owner ship to yourself in the month of April you will be liable for paying the pro-rated taxes. But how do you file a new vehicle under pro-rated taxes? It’s quiet easy when you report it through TruckDues.com, Just select the month of first use (e.g. April) the website itself would do the math for you and give you the precise tax to be paid. 

What if you have paid for an old vehicle which you have sold to buy a new one? But haven’t operated the old vehicle for the whole year and paid the taxes in full? There’s no need to worry about it. The taxes can be transferred to the old vehicle to the new once as credits. Just by filing a Form 2290 for the new vehicle and old vehicle by listing it under sold category. Here at TruckDues.com this process is made simple and the calculations are done automatically such that the website itself will do the math and notify you the difference. This will help you assess whether if there is anything to be paid out of pocket or if the available credits would cover up the taxes for the new vehicle.

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.

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!

Claiming a Low Mileage Vehicle Credit- Explained how!

Hello there Truckers, over this article we are going to discuss on How to go about claiming a low mileage vehicle credit for trucks that are used quite inactively over the road. Most truckers are not really sure how to claim a refund on vehicles for which the taxes were paid full in advance during the beginning of the tax period.

The Low Mileage vehicle is basically claimed over trucks which were not used over the desired mileage for exemption during the end of the tax period. Almost on a daily basis, we receive queries from the HVUT tax payers saying that their trucks are not in service due to mechanical wear & tear, engine related issues, due to natural calamities etc.  

Now if such occurrences happen when the Tax Form 2290 was already filed for the subjected vehicle, the owner of the vehicle must refer to the odometer reading to record the number of miles the truck has covered until the period it was reported. If that seems to be exceeding the desired mileage use of Exemption (5000 miles for Commercial based Units & 7500 for Agricultural based units) No further action is required from your end.

On the Contrary, if the subjected vehicles seems not to have exceeded the desired mileage use of Exemption (5000 miles for Commercial based Units & 7500 for Agricultural based units) then you are entitled to claim a full refund on the taxes paid on this vehicle. However, you will only be able to claim this refund after the current tax period officially ceases.

You may feel free to 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.

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.