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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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We stand pride in call you our HEROES!

Every Pit stops that you make to deliver runs the nation. It’s a worldwide crisis that’s happening and yet you do not fail to come in aid. Expecting nothing and risking everything you meet our needs in the best possible way. Thank you, dear truckers, for all your efforts amidst this pandemic. It’s not that a hero with unearthly powers shall come to aid but, in reality, is a common man who stands heroic amongst all and that’s you dear truckers. We all stand in pride calling you our heroes.

The whole nation has been in a standstill for months and affecting daily life to a near-impossible circumstance but still, you were there to supply our needs, you’re the blood that flows through the veins of the nation and carries our lifeline across. Stay safe as the nation needs you more at this point. As the current situation has brought the selflessness of truckers to the limelight, we do see people helping out truckers on the move and urge everyone to do so. Never expecting any praise you’ve rushed for our needs. Thank you for everything so far and the days to come, we’re all with you and we remember you in our prayers.

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Stay strong for this pandemic will be long gone.

COVID-19 has brought great sadness in the history of mankind, a strong scar to always be remembered. Yet amidst of all these commotions goodness shines bright giving us hope and endurance to face every boulder in our way. Staying strong and positive is key to overcome this pandemic disease as signs of goodwill is what we see daily across the nation. People are instructed to follow social distancing protocols, staying indoors and away from loved ones to avoid the spread of COVID-19. These measures have caused a higher level of panic and anxiety for Americans.

Food is one of the important concerns for our truckers who are working day and night to meet our necessities. Bill Garrett, senior vice president of operations for McDonald’s, discussed the new ordering system and pledged to support U.S. truckers as they deliver needed goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though most of the diners are closed, many restaurants in order to stay in business have closed the dining sections and keep take out available. But driving a truck through a drive-in is not practical and hence the new implementation of food ordering systems for our truckers. McDonald’s is encouraging truckers to use the following procedures:

  • Use McDonald’s Mobile Order & Pay app, when you arrive at the restaurant
  • Select Curbside Service and walk to the designated Trucker curbside sign on the sidewalk outside our designated door
  • Complete your order by entering the appropriate Trucker curbside number and we’ll bring your order to you at the designated door as soon as it’s ready

“As the world continues to address the quickly changing landscape, we are in this together with you, our valued friends in the trucking and transportation industry. Thank you for everything you are doing to keep essential parts of our economy going,” said Garrett.

A fire department located in 45th Street in Little Rock, AR have opened up their doors to feed the truckers at no cost. The area near the facility has ample amount of space to park and the area around it has quite a bit of 18 wheeler traffic due to the industrial park. To feed the ones who feed us is the motive for this good gesture.

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced a free, temporary overweight permit that allows haulers to transport up to 100,000 pounds on any Missouri highway through April 30 to assist in the critical flow of essential goods during the COVID-19 crisis, including interstates, as long as certain criteria are met:

  • A copy of the special permit and a bill of lading must be in the possession of the operator of the overweight vehicle during its operation and shall be produced for inspection upon request to any Missouri law enforcement official and/or any MoDOT employee.
  • The load must carry supplies and/or equipment in the direct effort to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat the effects of the COVID-19 virus. This includes shipments of livestock, poultry, feed and fuels. Any fuels being transported can be hauled at 100,000 lbs. or up to the manufacturer’s specifications of the tank type being operated, whichever results in the lower weight.
  • Undertaking movement is evidence that both the owner and operator of the equipment agree to abide by the conditions of the special permit and all other non-exempted requirements for overweight loads.
  • Carriers may haul up to 100,000 lbs. gross weight on semi-trailer configurations with five or more axles. The axles must meet the minimum distance requirement stated in the special permit. Carriers using trucks or semi-trailers with fewer axles are allowed to haul up to an additional 10% heavier than licensed weight.
  • Carriers and vehicle operators must obey all structure postings and size and weight restrictions.
  • Violation of any of the conditions of the special permit will void the permit and subject the owner and operator to penalty.

“We are trying to help make the movement of needed goods more efficient,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna.

The Transportation training company Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI) is offering a free online course for drivers on COVID-19 safety. COVID-19: What Drivers Need To Know helps drivers understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, how it could affect their work and safety, and steps to keep themselves and others safe. ( https://youtu.be/Ma1wuYGXNvs )

We as a team are open and working remotely to assist you with all your Form 2290 needs and are ready at your service through calls, chats and email support. Feel free to contact us at 347-515-2290 or just drop an email to support@truckdues.com. Let’s stay strong and be safe and walk through this storm to see a brighter day.

Crisis all over the world and yet it is you who are the unsung heroes!

Let the comic icons do the saving in the imaginary realm it’s you who are actual and real-time heroes. To all our dear truckers who are working day and night to deliver the supplies and still keep the nation on its foot. You guys are our only hope and as our nation depends on you. We extend a heart full of love and life full of gratitude to all those personnel who are working 24/7 amidst the pandemic coronavirus outbreak. It’s the hard times that bring us together let’s be safe and get through this together. 

More than 1,000 deaths in the United States have now been linked to the coronavirus, a figure that continues to rise as thousands of new cases are reported each day. As of Thursday afternoon, at least 75,178 people across every state, plus Washington, D.C., and three U.S. territories, have tested positive for the virus and it is still spreading. On the other hand, the number of affected people in China is getting lesser and lesser as days pass by and at one point last week the reported cases were zero. This is a sign of hope that people can recover from the infectious virus. As per the official statement by the government, they have successfully started to implement the vaccines in humans to study in bringing down this virus spread to a halt.

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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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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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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.