Category Archives: IRS updates

Will we have a pre-filing season for TY2020-21?

Hello there dear truckers! Hope you’re all safe. Its been a wild year so far as the whole world is fighting together against the Pandemic Covid-19. It’s spreading like a wildfire, uncontrolled and taking away many precious lives and counting. Our deepest regrets to all those departed souls and may they Rest in Peace. Stay strong and stay safe as we have miles to go. As usual, Truckers are one among the many front-line workers who are on the roads to deliver our essentials, we salute for all your efforts.

So far, the government has been supporting the trucking industry in the best possible ways along with many trucking associations and with its citizens. And It’s almost time as we are in the final quarter of the Form2290 tax year 2019-2020 still puzzled about the next tax year. We’ve been receiving numerous calls from our customers regarding the Pre-filing season through us. For first-timers Pre-filing season is an Ideology where we allow our customers to file the taxes a month prior to the renewal date, usually by June 1 every year we allow customers to pre-file the taxes and once the IRS starts accepting form for the next tax year by July. This eliminates last-minute rush up’s and helps you to continue your work without any interruption.

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

Hello there dear truckers, the Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is now due by 04/30/2020 for vehicles first used since March 2020. 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. And COVID-19 playing its role as our fate lies on it the govt is yet to announce any news relating to form 2290. Though we are amidst a global pandemic it is our duty to support our nation through such tax payments and this blog is just a reminder for that.

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 March 2020.

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 the 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. So amidst this coronavirus issue, the nation still needs more truckers to deliver the necessities and if you have a new truck bought and if you intend to put the vehicle on road you need to file your taxes to get the registrations done. So, why are you waiting to start filing now? 

The IRS HVUT Form 2290 Tax Refund and Credit Adjustments – Explained!

Hello there dear Truckers, as you know the HVUT Form 2290 is an annual tax paid to the Internal Revenue Service every year on a vehicle which comprises a minimum gross weight of 55000 lbs or more and if the same truck is been used over the public highways for commercial, agricultural & logging purposes. In recent times we see a lot of our customers come up with questions relating to Form 2290 claims and who are eligible for it. We hope this blog covers those questions.

Now there are few claims that are supported in accordance with the Form 2290.

  1. Taxes Overpaid Credits.
  2. Suspended Vehicle Exceeds Mileage.
  3. Low Mileage Vehicle Credits.

Claims against Tax overpayment:  When the taxes are paid for a respective vehicle more than once within the same tax year, then the excess paid amount can be claimed as a refund by filing the Claim Form 8849 Schedule 6, as a result, you will receive a refund check back from the IRS in 21 business days in your mailing address.

When the vehicle is Sold/Destroyed/Stolen:  When the taxes are paid full in advance on a respective vehicle and if the subjected vehicle is Sold/Destroyed/Stolen a partial refund can be claimed via the Form 8849 Schedule 6.

Low Mileage vehicle credit:  When the taxes are paid full in advance on a vehicle assuming it would go over 5000 miles or 7500 miles but if the truck remains under the mileage limit for exemption during the year, the IRS lets you claim a full refund by the following tax year.

It’s a pandemic out there and the nation needs more truckers as you’re the bloodlines that connect every nook and corner of our country. We see a lot of our customers trading in trucks and looking to transfer the credits. Now you know what to do and if further assistance is needed, please feel free to contact us at 347-515-2290 or just drop an email to support@truckdues.com. Drive safe

It’s a Pandemic, Be Safe and Work Smart!

Lockdown around the world, businesses shut down and people are isolated inside their homes. It’s a major setback to the world economy, stock markets plunging as never seen before in decades. Corona has brought the world to almost a standstill situation now. Governments locking down their borders and working day and night to stop this pandemic. Its time for us to be responsible and stay cautious.

As per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report the total number of cases reported to date is 213,144 and increasing. Out of which 4,513 deaths have declared. Our president in his recent press meet has confirmed that a greater number of people will get affected and the death tolls might increase drastically. If you are at your home please stay indoors and avoid contacting people as much as you can as they might be passive carriers of the disease.

We’re not trying to market our product but its better to do stay indoors and file your Form 2290s as this will stop you from going outdoors and risking yourself. Go digital and try to make the most of the online services to get all your works done. By e-filing your Form 2290’s you save Time, money and probably even your health. As online services are a healthy alternative at this moment. If you’re not familiar with how to file your taxes online, we are here to assist you. We are open for work through remote access for your e-filing need through calls, chats, and email.

E-filing just takes around 5 minutes of your time to prepare your tax return and within minutes you would receive the schedule-1 copy in your email. The taxes can also be paid by opting for an automatic debit from your checking or savings account so that you may not necessarily go out to mail a check. Also, we’re economical when it comes to pricing as we charge only $7.99 per vehicle filing. We are at your disposal, Kindly call us at 347-151-2290 or just drop us an email to support@truckdues.com

Stay safe and work safe!

Commercial Drivers Have some Relief on their Expiring CDLs, Medical Cards and Tax Reporting

Truck drivers with expiring licenses or medical cards have been given an extension because of difficulties renewing during the COVID-19 crisis. The relief is from FMCSA, CVSA and IRS on certain tax extensions.

FMCSA Gives Commercial Drivers Extension on Expiring CDLs, Medical Cards 

  • The FMCSA issued a limited waiver for commercial drivers whose commercial licenses/permits and/or medical cards have expired or are set to expire after March 1st, 2020.
  • The waiver is effective immediately and valid through June 30th, 2020.
  • This comes as a response to state DMV and medical clinic closures that have made it difficult for commercial drivers to renew expiring licenses or medical cards.
  • Commercial drivers must still hold an appropriate license for the vehicle they are operating and must have been deemed physically qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Drivers and carriers should be aware that states may still enforce the prohibitions on operating a commercial motor vehicle without a valid, non-expired license, so attention should be paid to individual states.

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End each day with a thankful heart!

Hello there dear truckers! With a grateful heart we write this to you, Thanks for all your support in supporting us for the past five years. We as a team feel grateful to all our loyal customers who file with us, as we commit towards best in offering services to you. Truckdues.com wouldn’t have become the most preferred service provider for economic filers if it wasn’t for you. Trust in us for we do the same, Words would never explain our gratitude toward the success that you have brought to us as a company.

We have been providing Form 2290 tax services starting at $7.99, which is the best pricing for a bundle of service you get. Though there are many competitors who provide services lesser than this, the support you get for the fee that you pay is limited when you compare to truckdues.com. What makes us stand apart from others then? In terms of support we offer assistance over the phone, chat and email as well which is not offered by any other service provider in the industry with best standards. Also when if you are not able to reach us do not worry, just leave us a voice mail you would receive an immediate response call within 5 minutes (in business hours) from our tax experts to address your form 2290 concerns. So what about after hours, not to worry you can leave us a voice mail or we have an option for offline chats where our representatives will reach you first thing as soon as we step in the next day.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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