Category Archives: Form 2290

E-File your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 before this Thanksgiving Holiday!

Truckers, we got to remind you about the upcoming HVUT tax deadline by November 30, 2019 for vehicles first used since October 2018. This deadline has been drafted based on the Federal Law that indicates that the Form 2290 needs to be filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

This deadline is considered to be applicable for vehicles that are purchased/re-purchased or in use since October 2019. This deadline does not have any impact over regular annual renewals done in July & August of every year.

The Heavy Highway vehicle used taxes are generally paid on vehicles with a minimum taxable gross weight of 55000 lbs or more and if the subjected vehicle is used on the public highways for commercial & agricultural purposes.

Unlike your 1040’s the Form 2290’s are always been filed and paid upfront for the upcoming period. Hence, one must be sure of the fact if the truck would exceed the desired mileage limit for exemption to pay the tax dues full in advance whereas if the truck might under run the said limit to claim a complete exemption from paying taxes to the IRS.

E-Filing HVUT Form 2290 via www.truckdues.com hardly consumes few minutes of your busy on road schedule. You don’t have to spare a lot towards hiring a high priced professional to assist you with your 2290, instead you can e-file your HVUT right off  your PC or smartphone and get the services rendered as low as $7.99. Receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 in the email minutes after you e-file. Reach our tax experts @ (347) 515-2290 for any further assistance.

Trick or Treat! It’s time for Halloween.

Hallows Eve is right around the corner, it’s time to scare your close ones and remember the martyred and pay respect in their memory. A day to pull out the best pranks on your friends and family to be at peace and enjoy the company.

This is the day where we adults can be excused for our sweet tooth carving, so sit back and enjoy the treats and let your dental plan cover your smile. It’s time to become kids again and spooke the life out of everyone around.

It’s about time to haunt those lovely yet annoying neighbors with the best tricks up the sleeve. Not to mention the Decorations that we get to do and deploy the ghost in us and turn the yard into a horror land. Let the chills run down them spines as you scare your way into the dark as creepy hours goes up until dawn the fun never ends when you got it all.

Let this Halloween not haunt you with Bills and taxes, we are here to cover it up for you. Haven’t renewed you Form 2290 tax for the Period beginning July 2019 through June 2020 or do you have a new truck by September 2019 which needs to be reported on a Form 2290? Well we can do that for you, treat yourself with the fastest e-filing providers at your service at just $7.99!

Renew you HVUT Form 2290 taxes now and receive the schedule-1 copy in your registered e-mail           within minutes. Why waste time waiting for your conformations while you can run about scaring people and get your taxes done meanwhile?

Our Tax Experts are striving to serve the ever hard working trucking community with their HVUT Form 2290 filing needs. Reach us back @ (347) 515-2290 for further inquiries.  We wish everyone a Spooktacular Halloween! God Bless America! God Bless Truckers!

What would you do while claiming a refund on a low mileage vehicle?

Paid the taxes in full for the previous tax year but you vehicle ran less than 5000 miles? You will be eligible to claim a full refund or transfer the credits to the current tax year (If you plan to operate more than 5000 miles)

A claim for refund can be for the following scenarios,

  • Over paid tax due by mistake.
  • Taxable vehicle Sold/ Transferred / Destroyed or Stolen.
  • The vehicle was used within the mileage use limit (5,000 miles or less; 7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles).

In this blog we will see especially about Low mileage vehicle credits refund and transfer

Vehicles used within the taxable mileage: The taxable mileage limit for a heavy vehicle is 5,000 miles (7,500 for agricultural). As said before the taxes are paid for the whole year and if your vehicle has run under 5,000 miles (7,500 for agricultural vehicles) you are eligible for low mileage credits. This can be applied only when the entire tax period (July 1 – June 30) is completed. The Vehicle mileage credits is limited only to miles operated on the vehicle regardless to the number of owners.

To get a refund based on low mileage you need to start a new return and select form “8849 schedule-6”. This is a special form dedicated for refund purposes. Then over the next page you need to select Low mileage vehicle credits to declare your vehicle exempt from tax. Over the next page just select “add vehicles” to enter the VIN number, first used month and reason for refund, also you need to attach the copy of the schedule-1 copy for reference. That is all within just 3 steps you can claim a refund on the taxes paid.

To transfer the credits to the current year filing (Only if the truck is assumed to run over 5000 miles) start a new return and select “form 2290”, select the first used month and tax year and over the next page you have to select two boxes which says “taxable vehicle & Low mileage vehicle credits”. The next page is where you can see two rows , the first one would be for entering the truck details on which the taxes needs to be transferred and the second one is to declare the previous year filing under low mileage credits. Then the rest is the same just proceed further with payment. 

By following these steps you can either claim a refund or transfer the credits to the current tax year.

Have you not received your Tax Refund back from the IRS yet?

Hello there truckers, we receive calls from HVUT payers quite frequently wanting to know what is the status of their refund claim. But as must know that the IRS remains to be the sole decision maker in approving/disapproving any claims filed electronically.

Generally the IRS takes up to 21 business days before mailing the refund check to your mailing address. But at times tax payers have reported us about non receipt of the check from the government whereas such queries must be dealt directly with the Internal Revenue Service as they are the deciding authority to go ahead and perform investigation to identify the root cause behind the delay.

Generally there are multiple reasons behind the delay of refund issuance and most common reasons are delay in shipping, approval/disapproval from the IRS end despite successful acceptance of your claim return electronically which will be notified by the IRS only after a couple of weeks which further prolong the tentative timeframe, besides weekends & Federal Holidays contribute their share to the delay as well.

Hence, if there was any delay in receiving the refund check back from the IRS you may feel free to contact the IRS refund claim inquiry helpdesk @ (866) 699-4096 to know the exact reason behind the delay and to know what are the additional documents which you need to produce to re-initiate your claim.

Also, for your HVUT Form 2290 filing queries, 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.

Logging vehicles versus Commercial vehicles

Do you have a doubt whether your vehicle is a logging vehicle or a commercial vehicle? And do you want to know what would be the tax difference? Well this blog is especially for those who have doubts on these areas. The most common mistake that the filers commit while filing the Form 2290’s are in this area. First let’s see what the difference between these two is.

Commercial vehicles are trucks that are used to haul any type of goods except forest related products e.g. Hauling timber and Logging vehicles are those trucks extensively used to haul only forest related goods. The criteria for both these types are the same except for the goods that they carry.

The vehicle mileage limit would be the same i.e. 5000 miles for taxable category vehicles and the taxes would be based on the gross weight of the vehicle (weight of truck + trailer + max load it can carry) and for every 1000 lbs increase in weight starting from 55,000 lbs there would be an increase in tax amount payable.

For a commercial vehicle with a gross weight of over 75,000 lbs would be $550 for a whole tax year and for a logging vehicle the total tax amount would be $412.50. The taxes for the Logging vehicle would be lesser than a commercial vehicle considering the forest based products.

When you file your tax returns, please do make sure that while entering your VIN details the logging vehicle category is checked in case of declaring your truck as logging vehicle and vice versa. So when you declare your vehicle make sure that these are noted, else if any changes need to be made after filing should be done by contacting the IRS directly which would consume your valuable time accordingly

Our Tax experts are striving to assist you with your HVUT Form 2290 inquiries. Hence, feel free to reach us back at (347) 515-2290 between 9 AM to 5 PM Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday except major federal holidays. Happy Trucking, God Bless America! God Bless our Truckers!

What is a Pro-rated filing and things to know while e-filing.

Have you bought a new truck and puzzled what to do next? Well, you need to get your Form 2290’s first to get your license plates done. The next question that would come up in our mind is when to report it. As per the IRS you get 60 days to report your new vehicle.

Any new vehicle bought can be reported until the last day of the following month from the date of its first use i.e. if you would have bought the vehicle in the month of September and plan to put it on the road then you have time until October the 31stto report the vehicle and pay the taxes.

And the next important question which normally arises in our mind is “Should we pay the taxes for the whole year?” Well not necessarily. You will be reporting the vehicle from the first used month till June 30th of the following year, you will be reporting the vehicle on pro-rated basis and pay the taxes for the remaining months only but not for the whole year.

The common doubt which would arise is whether the vehicle would be taxable or not. Well if you intend to drive over 5,000 miles (7,500 for agricultural vehicle) until June 30th and if your vehicle’s total gross weight including the maximum load it can haul is more than 55,000 lbs you vehicle would be categorized under taxable vehicle else just report the vehicle under suspended (exempt from tax) category.

Truckdues has been rated to be one of the most reliable websites by most owner operators for its user friendliness and reliability. You wouldn’t face any hassle while e-filing your HVUT Form 2290 even though it happens to be your first time. Receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 within minutes after you e-file.

Your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 deadline is just a couple of weeks away!

Hey there truckers, No wonder misconception might arise within yourself due to our repeated HVUT deadline alerts. We are not trying to mock you with repeated deadline alerts. Federal law states that HVUT Form 2290 must be filed on a Vehicle by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

Hence, this article about the HVUT deadline must concern you only if you had purchased/re-purchased any truck and that’s being used over the road since Sep 2019, whereby you are required to E-File & pay the HVUT to the IRS on or before 10/31/2019.

Failure to E-file the Form 2290 before the deadline might end up in owing the IRS a penalty for late in filing & payment. This penalties might fluctuate between 3 to 5% of the overall tax due owed on your vehicle and the worst part is the interest will accumulate on daily basis as long as you prolong the lateness beyond the desired deadline assuming it as an extension. In the first place we would like to make our dear truckers aware that there has been no extensions for Form 2290.

Truckdues.com has been rated to be one of the moist efficient & cost effective websites which makes the e-filing process easy even for beginners. There are no complex calculations involved as our application bears that part on your behalf as it has an inbuilt tax calculator for your convenience. Soon after you enter your vehicle information, our application would calculate the tax due amount of the vehicle reported.

We request the trucking community to feel free while contacting our Tax expert support @ (347) 515-2290 during your HVUT Form 2290 filing needs.

Under Whose name must the Form 2290 be Filed?

Truckers, almost on a daily basis we face this question from our HVUT tax payers that on most cases they’d have the vehicles leased on a company who might insist on getting the 2290’s been filed under their business name and many operators are left behind with no options else than facing problems during the vehicle registration purposes due to the absence of an Employer Identification Number.

At times, the chances of overpaying the taxes occurs due to the reason that the owner operator might fluctuate in picking up a new company upon cease of the lease agreement with the present employer due to various reasons.

The Federal law indicates that the owner of the vehicle in accordance to the truck tile is liable to e-file the HVUT Form 2290. Having said that, an EIN is required in the first place before reporting the truck on the Form 2290 electronically. Besides, Usage of an SSN might lead to rejection of your tax return.

Hence, we urge the trucking community to choose the right business name under which the tax return needs to be e-filed to avoid such last moment mishaps. If you still not sure, you may feel free to contact the IRS 2290 e-file help-desk @ (866) 699-4096 before e-filing your HVUT Form 2290.

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The Federal Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 for the tax year 2019 – 2020 was due on September 3rd. If you have missed it out on your heavy highway vehicle that was first used on July don’t delay further as you’re increasing your penalty and late filings charges every day. If you’re vehicle was first used in August and you’re prorating your taxes for the left out months and September 30 is the last date to report it with the IRS. You’ve taken the right decision to eFile your 2290s and you’re at the right place, Yes TruckDues helping 1000s of truckers to get it online and IRS watermarked Schedule 1 receipt in just minutes.

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With 2290 eFiling you’re going to get rewarded with the economic fee, save time, convenient filing and payment options. IRS payment can either be paid from your bank account automatically or using your Credit Card or Debit Card and by using EFTPS portal or Check and Money Order.

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