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Evolution of Filing Tax Form 2290 (HVUT)

In good old days one will remember how hard it was to communicate messages between people who live far away. We had limited options either meet the person directly or mail them a letter. Everyone knows how hard both these options are, complications involved are delay in conveying the message and of course a lot of traveling involved, which is time consuming as well.

Likewise, the options for filing a Tax Form 2290 (HVUT) in the past was either the filer has to walk into the local IRS office or has to fill out a paper form and mail it to the IRS. There are many disadvantages in this form of tax filing. Continue reading

Wondering Which Vehicle Type Does Your Rig Falls In? First Hand Info Is Right Here

So taxpayers, did you file your prorated tax for your new vehicle through form 2290? If you have not yet filed and confused about your vehicle type, today’s blog will give you a clear explanation on the types of vehicles can be filed through form 2290.

Before any delay, we are heading towards the topic:

Types of Vehicles:

Taxable Vehicles:

The first vehicle filed through form 2290 is taxable vehicles. The main criterion for these vehicles to be categorized as taxable is the weight carried during the taxation season. It is believed that these heavy vehicles cause most of the damage and hence, the funds collected through the tax are directly contributed on the maintenance of the road. Also, if you own more than 25 heavy highway vehicles, you are mandate to efile form 2290 through an authorized efiling service provider like TruckDues.com. In addition, if you miss the due date or forget filing form 2290 by the last date of filing, you are liable to file your return with penalties and interest.

Suspended Vehicles:

The next set of vehicles, which can be filed through form 2290 are suspended vehicles. These vehicles do not cross more than 5,000 miles and 7,500 miles for agricultural purpose. Thus, they’re not required to pay dues, however, they need to keep IRS informed about their suspension through form 2290.

The Vehicles That Are Included In This Category Are:

  • Commercial vehicles with average mileage less than 5,000 and 7,500 miles for agricultural used vehicles
  • Mobile machinery for non-transportation function, non-transportation trailers and semi-trailers
  • Qualified as official blood collectors by blood banks and organizations

However, do note, if the annual miles exceeds more than 5,000 and 7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles, you are liable to file form 2290 Amendment and pay your dues to receive your schedule 1 copy.

Exempted Vehicles:

The third list of vehicles filed through form 2290 is exempted vehicles. The name speaks it all. These vehicles are operated and maintained by the government itself and thus, they are not required to pay their tax. Reporting the form 2290 is mandatory for any type of vehicle.

The following are the vehicles included in the list:

  • The Federal Government,
  •  The American National Red Cross,
  •  The District of Columbia,
  •  A nonprofit volunteer fire department, ambulance association, or rescue squad,
  •  A state or local government,
  • Indian tribal governments (To carry out essential tribal government functions)
  • Mass transportation authority’s (under certain conditions)

Also, include these vehicles in the list:

  • Qualified blood collector vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations, and
  • Mobile machinery that don’t come under the category of heavy vehicle.

Logging Vehicles:

After exempted vehicles, logging vehicles are the one exclusively used for the conduct of logging operations.

These vehicles are exclusively used for the conduct of logging operations.

A Logging Vehicle Is Qualified On the Following Basis:

  • Exclusively used for transporting harvested products from the forested site, or for transporting products harvested from the forested site to and from locations on a forested site (public highways may be used between the forested site locations), and
  • Registered as highway motor vehicle and used exclusively in the transportation of harvested forest products. In addition, no special tags are required.

Agricultural Vehicles:

Involved in harvesting and transporting agricultural goods, agricultural vehicles can drive up to 7,500 miles annually. Exceeding miles will be treated payable against form 2290.

The Vehicles That Fall Under This Category Are:

  • Primarily used for farming purpose.
  • Registered under the highway motor vehicle but they are exclusively used for farming and agricultural purpose. In addition, there are no special tags to differentiate the vehicle.

With the types of vehicles and their detail explanation, we are sure you have understood and categorized your vehicles accordingly. Also, we would like to remind you if you have taken your vehicle out in October, you should be filing form 2290 on or by November 31st. Since the due date has already crossed your calendar, however, if you have missed filing your return, you can always report HVUT online through TruckDues.com.

Get in touch with our Tax Expertise at (347) 515 – 2290 or simply drop in a mail to support@truckdues.com. We are here for you, for better back-end support.

Happy Trucking! – Team TruckDues.com

Employee Identification Number- The Requirement

Each time you are filing form 2290 online, there are few mandatory details to be mentioned and in the list, EIN is the most important.

What is an EIN?

EIN is one such identification number for IRS to recognize you. It is important as it protects the system and the privacy setting. The combination of the EIN and the name of the taxpayer are revised into unique identifier for each taxpayer. If the unique identification number does not match IRS records, your return would be rejected. So ensure you are keying the right number/ character while filing form 2290.

If you don’t remember your EIN while filing your return or if you have accidently misplaced it, reach IRS at 1-866-699-4096 and they would look into it for you.

However, we are here to tell you how to get your EIN if you are new to the world of business. Following are the methods you can choose and receive your Employee Identification Number. And there you go, EIN in your hand.

Apply EIN Online:

If you are good with computers and the need of EIN is urgent, you can always apply EIN online. The process faster when compared to the other methods and you are likely to receive it at the earliest. Visit www.IRS.gov and click on Businesses, then click on Employer Identification Numbers (it’s on the left hand side of the page under “Topics”) for more information. It is fast, free and user-friendly.

Apply EIN Through Phone Call:

If you wish, you can order your Employee Identification Number through phone.Call, 1-800-829-4933 and explain them about your new application for EIN. The process is little time consuming and you cannot file your return online once you receive as the authorities take some time to get the EIN updated in the common database. So do wait for few days and file your return. File after 15-20 days after you received your EIN for better results.

Apply By Mail:

You can apply EIN through mail and receive the same within 4 weeks. You need to ensure that formSS-4 (PDF) contains all of the required information. If it is determined that the entity needs a new EIN, you will be assigned the appropriate procedures for the entity type and mailed the same.

Receive EIN Through Fax:

Also, you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS.

However, EIN is mandatory if you are efiling your return. Without EIN, your return is not likely to be processed. However, if you opt for paper filing, you don’t require EIN. You can submit your SSN (Social Security Number).

So tell us, are you new to the world of business? Don’t you worry about it. Come over and efile with TruckDues.com. We have the world best handpicked Tax Expertise at our end to solve your queries and help you in filing form 2290 with ease.

Get in touch with our Tax Expertise right through email, phone or even chat. Simply dial (347) 515 – 2290 or simply drop in a mail to support@truckdues.com. We are here for you, for better back-end support.

Happy Trucking! – Team TruckDues.com

Here’s What Happens When You Don’t File Form 2290 On Time

Exceptions are few; however, heavy vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs and more and using the public highways need to pay the tax as per the Federal regulations. And this becomes mandatory for the owner operators and truckers to file form 2290. We are going to talk about the scenarios you would face if you don’t file form 2290 for your taxable heavy highway vehicle.

Following are the scenarios, which are applicable with form 2290:

  • What if you don’t file Form 2290
  • Not signing the return
  • Claiming refund of Heavy Vehicle Use Tax already paid
  • Sale of vehicle
  • Getting stamped Schedule 1 on short notice

What If I Don’t File Form 2290:

As per the law, if you are late in filing your taxes, you are liable to pay penalties for failing to file the tax 2290 return on time. False filing or fraudulent returns will be penalized. Other than penalties, there will be interest charges against the delay of payment.  Also in case of filing the return after the due date, you need to attach a detailed explanation for the delay with the valid reason.

Not Signing The Return:

If in case, the return is submitted without signing, the return will be sent back to you for signing. It is important to note that, unsigned return will be considered as filed return.

Claim A Refund On Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Already Paid:

If your taxable heavy vehicle is destroyed, stolen, or sold before June 1 or for one that was used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles), a refund for tax paid can be claimed on the subsequent Form 2290 filed. Form 8849 – Schedule 6 can also be used to claim the refund.

Do note, till the end of HVUT tax period, form 8849 cannot be filed. For example, tax is paid for the period July 1, 2009, through June 31, 2010, for a vehicle used 5,000 miles or less during the period, a refund on Form 2290 (or refund on Form 8849) cannot be claimed until after June 30, 2010.

Sale Of Vehicle:

In case a vehicle was sold, the taxpayer who filed the return and paid the tax gets the credit.

Receiving Schedule 1 Copy Immediately:

When efiling form 2290, you would receive your schedule 1 copy in minute’s right after you transmit your return online. However, if you have queries and questions to answer, you can always get in touch with our Tax Expertise right through email, phone or even chat. Simply dial (347) 515 – 2290 or simply drop in a mail to support@truckdues.com. We are here for you, for better back-end support.

Happy Trucking! – Team TruckDues.com.

Pay Your HVUT Online Through The Following Payment Methods:

So truckers, how are you keeping these days. With the weekend around the calendar, we all look forward for a day or two of relaxation from our hectic schedule. However, today, we are going to talk about the payment methods applicable while filing form 2290 through TruckDues.com.

With the online filing trend setting up high, it is always good to file and pay your dues online with the hectic schedule in hand. Besides, who has time to run to IRS office, submit your form and pay your dues through money order? To add ease to your role, opt for e-filing form 2290 online with TruckDues.com.

Before we proceed, let’s take a look at the definition of Form 2290:

Form 2290:

Form 2290 is an application to file Heavy Vehicle Used Tax. The tax is calculated based upon the weight carried by a truck on a public highway i.e. 55,000 pounds or more. However, if you are wondering why you are supposed to file form 2290, it is believed that these heavy vehicles cause most of the damage to the public highway. And the fund collected through the form is directly funded in the wear and tear of the roads for better transportation.

E-filing is one of the methods to file form 2290 and below we would be discussing the methods of making a payment online. Keep following to know more.

Direct Debit/ Electronic Funds Withdrawal:

The very first method applicable to pay your dues online is Direct Debit/Electronic Funds Withdrawal. The IRS would initiate a payment through the details you had mentioned while transmitting form 2290. Do note you hold responsible to maintain sufficient funds in your account before you make a payment. You can also revoke the payment by getting in touch with U.S. Treasury Financial Agent at 1-888-353-4537 no later than 2 business days before the settlement date.

EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System):

The next payment method up in the line is EFTPS for filing form 2290. Electronic Federal Tax Payment System is an IRS initiative. You have to schedule the payment on your own and it’s your responsibility to ensure a timely payment. To create or manage, you can visit eftps.gov or call 1-800-555-4477. To initiate a payment through this account, the transaction should be initiated at least one business day before the due date.

Check or Money Order:

Well, if you are not comfortable using online payment methods, you can always pay your dues through money order. All you need to do is, print the completed payment voucher 2290-V and mail it to IRS.

Note:

Taxpayers are not allowed to pay their taxes through cash.  The check or money order should be payable to United States Treasury. Add details like name, address, EIN, “Form 2290,” and the date (as entered in Box 3) on your payment. Detach the payment voucher 2290-V and send across the payment. If you choose to file it electronically (e-filing), form 2290 and schedule-1 copy with the payment voucher is not required. Stapling the payment to the voucher or form 2290 should be avoided.
Send the payment and voucher 2290-V to:

Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box 804525

Cincinnati, OH 45280-4525

So what is the wait for? Are you still thinking how safe you are? Well, we have security at our bay. Choose the method you are comfortable with and schedule 1 copy would be reaching you in minutes.

Get in touch with our Tax Expertise at (347) 515 – 2290 or simply drop in a mail to support@truckdues.com. We are here for you, for better back-end support.

Happy Trucking! – Team TruckDues.com

Types of Vehicle Filed With Form 2290 Only @ TruckDues.com

So filers, how are you doing? Hope everything is on smooth grounds. Last week we had spoke about the security levels we maintain at TruckDues.com. However, today we are going to talk about the vehicles filed through form 2290. Yes, this application supports varied type of vehicles that need to be filed on or before the taxation season due date.

With no further delay, we are going to hit the discussion right away. Keep following:

Types of Vehicles:

Taxable Vehicles:

The very first and foremost type of vehicle filed through form 2290 is taxable vehicles. These vehicles are categorized as taxable based on the weight of the truck or the taxable gross weight of the truck & the mileage for the taxation season. The main reason for collecting the funds is to moderate and maintain the highways as these heavy vehicles cause most of the damage. Also, taxpayers and owner operators who own more than 25 vehicles should efile with an authentic efiling service provider like TruckDues.com. And if you miss to file form 2290 on or before the due date, you are liable to pay penalties online, which might be heavy on your pockets

Suspended Vehicles:

The next set of vehicles file form 2290 is suspended vehicles. These vehicles do not cross the minimum mileage i.e. 5,000 miles and 7,500 miles for agricultural purpose and thus, they’re not required to pay dues, however, they need to keep IRS informed about their suspension through form 2290.

The Vehicles That Are Included In This Category Are:

  • Commercial vehicles with average mileage less than 5,000 and 7,500 miles for agricultural used vehicles
  • Mobile machinery for non-transportation function, non-transportation trailers and semi-trailers
  • Qualified as official blood collectors by blood banks and organizations

However, do note, annual miles exceeding more than 5,000 and 7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles are calculated as taxable miles. You need to file Form 2290 Amendments to pay your dues and receive revised schedule 1 copy.

Exempted vehicles:

After taxable and suspended vehicles, exempted vehicles are the operated and maintained by the government itself and that is why they don’t have to pay any dues to IRS, however, they need to report form 2290 for their vehicle.

The following are the vehicles included in the list:

  • The Federal Government,
  •  The American National Red Cross,
  •  The District of Columbia,
  •  A nonprofit volunteer fire department, ambulance association, or rescue squad,
  •  A state or local government,
  • Indian tribal governments (To carry out essential tribal government functions)
  • Mass transportation authority’s (under certain conditions)

Also, include these vehicles in the list:

  • Qualified blood collector vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations, and
  • Mobile machinery that don’t come under the category of heavy vehicle.

Logging Vehicles:

These vehicles are exclusively used for the conduct of logging operations.

A Logging Vehicle Is Qualified On the Following Basis:

  • Exclusively used for transporting harvested products from the forested site, or for transporting products harvested from the forested site to and from locations on a forested site (public highways may be used between the forested site locations), and
  • The vehicle is registered as highway motor vehicle and used exclusively in the transportation of harvested forest products. In addition, no special tags are required.

Agricultural Vehicles:

Agricultural vehicles are involved in harvesting and transporting agricultural goods, and the maximum mileage is 7,500 miles annually.

The vehicles that fall under this category are:

  • Primarily used for farming purpose.
  • Registered under the highway motor vehicle but they are exclusively used for farming and agricultural purpose. In addition, there are no special tags to differentiate the vehicle.

With this, we would like to remind you that if you have bought your vehicle on road for the first time in the month of August, you’re liable to file form 2290 by 30st September. So come over and file with TruckDues.com and experience anew. Get in touch with our Tax Expertise at (347) 515 – 2290 or simply drop in a mail to support@truckdues.com. We are here for you, for better back-end support.

Happy Trucking! – Team TruckDues.com

Security At Its Bay – TruckDues.com

So truckers, hope you’re doing good post tax season. We know this tax season was hectic than ever, however, we successfully served 1000’s of truckers for filing form 2290 online with ease. Have you filed form 2290 yet? Well, if you did not find time to get your return filed, its never too late. You can file and pay your truck tax dues online with TruckDues.com and reduce your late filing charges.

Your filing deadline is not tied to your vehicle registration date. Regardless of your vehicle’s registration renewal date, if your vehicle was used on a public highway in July 2014 file your Form 2290 by Sept. 2, 2014. File Form 2290 for any taxable vehicles, first used on a public highway after July 2014 by the last day of the month following the month of first use. Please not you need to report your truck taxes on time and look out for customer support if you need any at any point of filing.

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Reminder to Truckers, today (Sept. 2) is last date for Form 2290.

The tax season dropped in and is now on the move. We had send reminders to our customers to file and pay their truck tax dues online. And for some reason, if you are yet to file, you are not late, however, you may meet penalties if you don’t file form 2290 by September 2nd 2014. The tax season drops into your calendar by July 1st and IRS provides taxpayers with two months of time, i.e. from July- August. And fortunately, the due date for this tax season 2014-15 is falling on a weekend and that precisely means, 2nd of September (the next business day) is the last date for filing your IRS form 2290 online.

So with the grace time in hand, we would like to call out for truckers, owner operators and tax filers to come over and file their return online with TruckDues.com, the authentic service provider for efiling form 2290 online. We have made our presence with a warm welcome from the truckers and thanks for choosing TruckDues as your e-file partner. We are happy dealing with various clients and customers, providing electronic filing benefits for today and forever, we are a proud efiling provider with the effectiveness of being on your pockets with only $ 7.99 as our efiling service fee. Continue reading

Form 2290 filing starts July 1, 2014. File by Sept. 2, 2014.

Form 2290 filing season starts July 1, 2014. File by Sept. 2, 2014 for all trucks in service in July. With e-file, you’ll get it almost immediately after IRS accepts your e-filed Form 2290. You can prepare and report it online using http://www.TRUCKdues.com the IRS authorized e-file provider at just $7.99 only (for single vehicle).

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax

The truckers operating a heavy highway motor vehicle during a tax period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax return by September 2, 2014. The heavy road use tax has to be reported on time and need to pay in full.

Truck Tax Filing Deadlines

The filing season or tax period for Form 2290, federal truck tax filers is July 1 through June 30. You must file Form 2290 for the month the taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the reporting period.

For vehicles first used on a public highway in July 2014, file Form 2290 between July 1, and Sept. 2, 2014. Continue reading