Category Archives: IRS updates

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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E-file your Pro-rated Form 2290 before the IRS downtime!

Hello there truckers! Yet another year has passed and hopefully it was a good one. Christmas is around the block and not to mention a fresh year ahead. Hope this year was a fruitful one as you pack gifts to all your loved ones from your hard earnings, Christmas would be possible without you truckers delivering our needs on time. We thank you all for all the hard work and pain to deliver our goods on time. This year wouldn’t have been easy without you

Before the winter brings down the chills on you we are bound to inform you and keep you updated about your Form 2290 filings. It’s not only us who are looking for a peaceful vacation, so does the IRS LOL!

The IRS would be under maintenance starting from December the 26th, 2019 and will resume services post new year. Any filings done within this time period will be on hold until New Year. So plan your taxes accordingly and file on or before December the 24th, 2019 so that you can get a timely response and enjoy your stay at home stress free.

After all it’s the time of celebration and you deserve some time away from work, so plan you work accordingly and may this Christmas chimes bring you happiness and joy, Also a prosperous New Year ahead. Truck dues wishes you all merry Christmas and a happy new year  Hence, do not take any chances until the very last moment as it might incur your hard earned dollars towards penalties & interests for not being able to E-File your 2290’s before the actual due date. Your e-filing process is just a phone call away, speak to our tax expert right away @ (347) 515-2290.

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.