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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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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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Got a letter off your VIN? Correct it via Amendment!

Tax filing for heavy vehicles is just around the corner and it’s time for some pointers to be given to our customers. While filing the taxes users normally don’t make any mistakes but if there is anything where they can go wrong it’s typing the VIN number wrong. Yes, it’s just a typo error but it does cost you for VIN correction and you end up paying more. That’s not a case with truck dues, we offer free VIN correction for the 2290 tax returns originally filed through us.

So, let’s go with some basics. A VIN number or Vehicle Identification number is a unique code which is 17 digits comprising of Alpha-numeric characters to denote a specific vehicle. The VIN number is never the same for two vehicles as it’s a unique code for each and every one. VIN number will not have characters like “I, O, Q”. Truck Dues website is designed in such a way that these special characters when included on your Form 2290 the website will automatically throw an error message. This is just a small measure to bring down the errors while filling the Form 2290.

VIN number is need to report your vehicles for tax returns and once done you will receive the Stamped watermark copy of Schedule-1 to your registered email which is a proof of tax filing also used to register your vehicle with the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle). SO make sure you enter the VIN number correct while filing your returns.

But even if you enter the VIN number wrong it’s alright the IRS has started very recently to accept VIN correction forms through e-filing. This is the fastest and easiest way to get the correcting done. Within 30 minutes of submitting the VIN correction forms you will receive the corrected Schedule-1 copy to your registered email. Reporting VIN correction return with TruckDues.com is simple. Just login or create a new account and choose “Start my new return” and select “VIN Correction”. Remember VIN correction if free only for users who filed the original tax returns through Truckdues.com.

So, this should give you an idea of things to keep in mind while filing your tax returns and not to forget Pre-filing is also supported through Truckdues.com where you can file your tax returns starting from June for the period 2019-2020 and if any mistakes done you would have ample amount of time to correct it.

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.   

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!

Failure to Transmit your return to the IRS will delay your 2290 Acceptance!

Hey there Truckers, over this article we are going to discuss about the most common error committed by the HVUT tax filers whist e-filing their HVUT Form 2290. This error occurs when the tax filer is not aware about the fact the tax return needs to be transmitted to the IRS post preparation in order for being able to receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of Schedule 1 back in their e-mail.

During the e-filing process, most HVUT payers assume that they have completed the e-filing process right after they make the service fee payment using their credit/debit card. However, at times they forget the final step in submitting the prepared tax return to the Internal Revenue Service.

The HVUT Form 2290 is basically the Heavy Highway vehicle used tax return filed for trucks which comprises a minimum gross weight of 55000 lbs or more and the same truck is been used over the public highways for commercial/agricultural/logging purposes.

If the said vehicle needs to be registered with the state department of motor vehicle, the Form 2290 needs to be filed upfront and the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 is required during the vehicle registration is concerned. Unless the stamped schedule 1 copy is submitted, the DMV does not support renewals of License plates, tags, stickers and so on.

Reach our tax experts for your HVUT Form 2290 needs. 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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Have a Good One! See you over the next article.