Tag Archives: what is form 2290

Logging vehicles versus Commercial vehicles

Do you have a doubt whether your vehicle is a logging vehicle or a commercial vehicle? And do you want to know what would be the tax difference? Well this blog is especially for those who have doubts on these areas. The most common mistake that the filers commit while filing the Form 2290’s are in this area. First let’s see what the difference between these two is.

Commercial vehicles are trucks that are used to haul any type of goods except forest related products e.g. Hauling timber and Logging vehicles are those trucks extensively used to haul only forest related goods. The criteria for both these types are the same except for the goods that they carry.

The vehicle mileage limit would be the same i.e. 5000 miles for taxable category vehicles and the taxes would be based on the gross weight of the vehicle (weight of truck + trailer + max load it can carry) and for every 1000 lbs increase in weight starting from 55,000 lbs there would be an increase in tax amount payable.

For a commercial vehicle with a gross weight of over 75,000 lbs would be $550 for a whole tax year and for a logging vehicle the total tax amount would be $412.50. The taxes for the Logging vehicle would be lesser than a commercial vehicle considering the forest based products.

When you file your tax returns, please do make sure that while entering your VIN details the logging vehicle category is checked in case of declaring your truck as logging vehicle and vice versa. So when you declare your vehicle make sure that these are noted, else if any changes need to be made after filing should be done by contacting the IRS directly which would consume your valuable time accordingly

Our Tax experts are striving to assist you with your HVUT Form 2290 inquiries. Hence, feel free to reach us back at (347) 515-2290 between 9 AM to 5 PM Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday except major federal holidays. Happy Trucking, God Bless America! God Bless our Truckers!

What is a Pro-rated filing and things to know while e-filing.

Have you bought a new truck and puzzled what to do next? Well, you need to get your Form 2290’s first to get your license plates done. The next question that would come up in our mind is when to report it. As per the IRS you get 60 days to report your new vehicle.

Any new vehicle bought can be reported until the last day of the following month from the date of its first use i.e. if you would have bought the vehicle in the month of September and plan to put it on the road then you have time until October the 31stto report the vehicle and pay the taxes.

And the next important question which normally arises in our mind is “Should we pay the taxes for the whole year?” Well not necessarily. You will be reporting the vehicle from the first used month till June 30th of the following year, you will be reporting the vehicle on pro-rated basis and pay the taxes for the remaining months only but not for the whole year.

The common doubt which would arise is whether the vehicle would be taxable or not. Well if you intend to drive over 5,000 miles (7,500 for agricultural vehicle) until June 30th and if your vehicle’s total gross weight including the maximum load it can haul is more than 55,000 lbs you vehicle would be categorized under taxable vehicle else just report the vehicle under suspended (exempt from tax) category.

Truckdues has been rated to be one of the most reliable websites by most owner operators for its user friendliness and reliability. You wouldn’t face any hassle while e-filing your HVUT Form 2290 even though it happens to be your first time. Receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 within minutes after you e-file.

Under Whose name must the Form 2290 be Filed?

Truckers, almost on a daily basis we face this question from our HVUT tax payers that on most cases they’d have the vehicles leased on a company who might insist on getting the 2290’s been filed under their business name and many operators are left behind with no options else than facing problems during the vehicle registration purposes due to the absence of an Employer Identification Number.

At times, the chances of overpaying the taxes occurs due to the reason that the owner operator might fluctuate in picking up a new company upon cease of the lease agreement with the present employer due to various reasons.

The Federal law indicates that the owner of the vehicle in accordance to the truck tile is liable to e-file the HVUT Form 2290. Having said that, an EIN is required in the first place before reporting the truck on the Form 2290 electronically. Besides, Usage of an SSN might lead to rejection of your tax return.

Hence, we urge the trucking community to choose the right business name under which the tax return needs to be e-filed to avoid such last moment mishaps. If you still not sure, you may feel free to contact the IRS 2290 e-file help-desk @ (866) 699-4096 before e-filing your HVUT Form 2290.

It’s the last week to File your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 for vehicles first used since Aug 2019.

Truckers, we’re back with yet another article to remind you about the near term HVUT deadline that waits by the end of this month Sept. 30 for vehicles that are used on the road since Aug 2019. The HVUT Form 2290 is generally due by June and its payable until the end of August. However, this law is only applicable for general annual renewals.

Else, Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following its month of its first use. On that basis Sep 30, would be the deadline to E-File Form 2290 for the vehicles which has been operated over public highway since Aug 2019.

Failure to File and pay your HVUT would cost your hard earned money. Hence, never consider procrastinating on your HVUT deadline when you got E-filing, the most safe and fastest way of e-reporting your HVUT filing as an option and www.truckdues.com being your E-File service provider.

We have earned our trust among truckers and trucking communities for our economic pricing structure and foremost due to our website’s user friendliness, where e-filing Form 2290 can be done at a swing of a bat with sparing no huge amounts.

Hence, Act fast and e-file your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 before 09/30/2019 and save maximum penalties from the Internal Revenue Service. God Bless America! God Bless our Truckers!

The Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is now due by 09/30. E-File soon!

Hello there truckers, this article is to remind you all that your Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is due by September 30, 2019 for the period beginning August 2019 through June 2020. As you are pretty aware of the fact Form 2290 is generally due by June and its payable until the end of August. Else, federal law states that Form 2290 must be filed on a vehicle by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

Hence, Form 2290 is now due tomorrow ONLY for the vehicles which were purchased/re-purchased and been used over the road since August 2019 and yet this is the shortest month of the year, evidently it’s hard for us to recollect the pace with which the days during this month literally ran off by far and we face just one more day to E-File and pay the pro-rated HVUT form 2290.

Most HVUT tax payers refuse to report their trucks over a Form 2290 since they primarily use their trucks for agricultural/farm based purposes and they rightly presume that their vehicles are basically exempt from HVUT hence needs not to be reported on a Form 2290. In contrary, the IRS doesn’t think the same way. Any vehicle that possess a minimum combined gross weight of 55000 lbs and if it’s been used between destinations using a public highway is required to be reported on a Form 2290.

Having said that however, tax payments are not collected on farm based units however they need to be reported over a Form 2290 to legally claim its exemption from HVUT and the same is necessarily required during vehicle registration with the state department of Motor Vehicle and its applicable during tags, plates, licenses purchases etc.

Reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

Live chat with our tax representatives.

Have a Good One! See you over the next article.

You could renew your HVUT Form 2290 even during the weekend before Sept. 3!

Truckers, a majority of HVUT payers have a basic misconception if they would be able to file the HVUT Form 2290 during the weekend assuming that it would work the same way as being filed at the local IRS facility but in reality it’s not.

Yes, you read that right. The IRS e-file systems are open 24/7 and they would accept any tax returns within the next 30 minutes from the time the tax return has been filed. So, why do you want to hold up until the next working day to e-file your HVUT Form 2290 for the period beginning July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020 when you got a chance today!

The HVUT Form 2290 is now due for vehicles that are into service since July and the general deadline before the annual 2290 been filed is the end of August. Else, the Form 2290 is also considered to be pro-rated for newly purchased vehicles, in that case the Form 2290 needs to be filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

On that basis, now it’s not only the time to renew your Annual HVUT Form 2290 besides it’s also the time to file the pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 for the vehicles first used since July 2019. So Act fast and do not let this deadline eat your wallet in the form of penalty by procrastinating this HVUT.

Our tax expert team is now available during weekends to address your HVUT Form 2290 renewal queries up until the deadline Sept. 3 2019. Feel free to call us for any assistance. God Bless America! God Bless our Truckers!

Renew your HVUT Form 2290 for 2019-20 before it’s too late!

Hello there Truckers, as you all know that the HVUT Form 2290 could be filed up until Tuesday, September 3, 2019. However we want you to know that it’s high time to E-File the Form 2290 and millions of tax returns are e-filed at this time hence we recommend you to e-file as soon as you can to receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 in your e-mail with no further delay.

Every year the Form 2290 is due by June and it is payable until the end of August. But for this year, the deadline is extended up until Tuesday, September 3, 2019 as the last day of August happens to be a deadline. However this deadline of August is only applicable for renewals of Annual Tax returns and incase of new vehicles the HVUT Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of its first use.

On that basis, aside from your Annual HVUT Form 2290 renewals if you had purchased any new/used trucks during July 2019 you are required to file the pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 before Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. So act fast and react. Do not procrastinate until the final moment to avoid last moment rush and try not to face any penalties and interests incurred from the Internal Revenue Service stating Failure to File & Pay your Form 2290.

Only when you possess a heavy highway vehicle with a minimum taxable gross weight of 55000 lbs and if the truck is been designed to be used over the public highways for Commercial, Agricultural & Logging purposes. If the said truck is assumed to be used over the desired mileage limit for exemption (5000 miles for Commercial based vehicles) & (7500 miles for Agricultural based units) then the tax due payment needs to be made to the IRS full in advance.

Over the other hand if the vehicle is assumed to be used under 5000/7500 miles then the truck turns out to be exempt and no taxes are required to be paid to the IRS for the same reason. Such vehicles are called as Suspended/Exempt vehicles and they are basically represented by Category W.

Renew your HVUT Form 2290 before it’s too late! Deadline is September 3, 2019!

Hello there Truckers, the HVUT Form 2290 is now due on heavy vehicles for the period beginning July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020. The Form was due in June and its payable until the end of August. However, since the last day of August 31, 2019 ends in a weekend the deadline has been stretched until September 3rd, 2019.

Now this Tax Form is generally paid on Heavy vehicles with the minimum gross weight of 55000lbs or more and the same is been used over the public highways for Commercial, Agricultural & Logging purposes. The tax due is determined by the number of miles that the truck is been used for a respective tax period.

If the said vehicle is prone to be used over 5000 miles for the Period beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 then the tax payment needs to be made upfront to the IRS for the respective tax period and such vehicles are known as Taxable Vehicles, over the other hand if the said truck is going to be used under 5000 miles then the vehicle turns out to be exempt and no taxes needs to be paid to the IRS as they will be classified as Suspended/Exempt vehicles.

Now during this high time, millions of tax returns are been filed throughout the nation and we urge you to file your HVUT Form 2290 as soon as you can to avoid any last moment penalties or interests from the IRS. E-File as soon as you can to receive the IRS digital watermarked copy of schedule 1 in your e-mail at the earliest. Reach us back @ (347) 515-2290 for any further assistance.

Your Form 2290 has expired. Renew your Form 2290 before Sep 3, 2019!

Attention Truckers! The high time to e-file the Heavy Highway Vehicle Used Tax Returns is still going on; hence it’s now time to renew Form 2290 for the Period beginning July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020 to get your vehicle registrations done at the State Department of Motor Vehicle. 

Aside from the fact that the Form 2290 is payable until the end of August 2019 now that the deadline has been extended until Sep 3rd, 2019 since the last day of August happens to be a weekend, you have to have your Form 2290 renewed as soon as possible to stay under the safe zone. Ignoring this Tax Form deadline might cost your hard earned money by facing a late filing fee plus incurring interests from the Internal Revenue Service.

While e-filing, unlike filing your 2290 by paper you may skip the puzzled questions. Yes, by answering few simple questions on our website and our application would automatically fill the form in the back-end and you’d also get a chance to review your progression before submitting your tax return to the IRS to make sure that things are just fine.

We recommend you NOT to procrastinate on this Form 2290 deadline as the last moment would be really tough to crack with an immediate response during the near term of actual deadline as the IRS e-file servers will be literally clogged up with millions of tax returns where it might further prolong the acceptance of your tax return if filed at the last moment.

In order for us to serve high demand queries, Truckdues.com will be operational even during weekends until September 1st, 2019. Reach us back for any further assistance over the following mediums:

Phone: (347) 515-2290 [Monday through Friday, 9 A.M to 6 P.M, Central Standard Time]

E-mail: support@truckdues.com

Live chat with our tax representatives. God Bless America! God Bless our Truckers!

Wondering how to claim a refund on your HVUT Form 2290? Here’s how!

Hello there Truckers, the HVUT Form 2290 is an annual tax paid to the Internal Revenue Service every year on 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.

If the respected vehicle is used over the desired mileage limit for exemption as in 5000 miles for Commercial & Logging based units & 7500 miles for Agricultural based units then the vehicle turns out to be taxable vehicle and the tax due payment needs to be paid to the Internal Revenue Service full in advance.  

On the other hand, if the subjected vehicle seems to be used under 5000 miles for Commercial & Logging based units & 7500 miles for Agricultural based units then the vehicles are considered to be Suspended/Exempt vehicle where the tax due is not imposed on such vehicles, however these vehicles needs to be reported on the Form 2290 in order to claim an exemption from the IRS.

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

  1. Taxes over paid credits.
  2. Suspended vehicle Exceeds Mileage.
  3. Low Mileage Vehicle Credits.

Claims against Tax over payment:  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.

In case you got any questions on how to go about claiming a refund on your Form 2290, reach our Tax expert help-desk @ (347) 515-2290 Monday through Friday [9. AM through 5 PM CST] also to address your queries, our tax expert team is extending their support even during weekends up until 08/31/2019. God Bless America!