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Is your form 2290 being rejected? Know how to avoid rejections.

Hello there dear truckers, Hope you’re all fine. It’s time to brush up some basics and this is something that’s really important that needs to be taken into consideration before filing a Form 2290, we have been facing questions relating to rejection that occurs during filing your form 2290. Well, there are three different factors that play a major role in getting your form rejected. These rejections are mostly dues to small errors and can be rectified right away. Let’s see the factors in detail for a better and accurate filing of your taxes.

  1. RTN rejection (Routing Transit number entered wrong).
  2. EIN rejection (Due to New EIN OR Due to Mismatch in the name and address registered to the EIN)
  3. VIN duplication.
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Amendment or VIN correction? Here’s what you need to know

Hello there truckers, over this article we are going to discuss on how to go about reporting an increase in the Gross weight of your truck. We on daily basis receive calls from our clients required to file an amended 2290. Often customers confuse between VIN correction and amendments. If you have done a mistake on the VIN numbers you have to do a VIN correction, If you have to correct the mistake occurred on their taxable gross weight of the vehicle that’s when you do an amendment. Now refers to this article to get a clear picture on this scenario.

Basically the Form 2290 is known to be the Heavy Highway vehicle used tax return which is filed on vehicles which possess a minimum gross weight of 55000 lbs or more and if the same truck is been used over the public highway for commercial purposes.

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The IRS has begun accepting tax payments using Credit/Debit cards for the HVUT form 2290, E-file now!

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Hello, there dear truckers! Hope you’re doing good. It’s once again time for some updates with form 2290 filings, about a year ago the IRS stopped accepting credit/debit card payments to pay the taxes, and now it’s back. Recently the IRS began accepting tax payments using Credit/Debit cards and it’s one of the most misunderstood modes of payment. HVUT payers are prone to misconception based on their assumption that paying the IRS tax payment using a credit/debit card is an automated process but in reality, it’s not.

The IRS basically gives four different option to pay your taxes:

1. EFW (Electronic Funds Withdrawal)

2. EFTPS (Electronic Federal tax payment system)

3. CREDIT/ Debit card payment

4. Mailing a check to the IRS

Out of these four if you choose to pay using credit/debit card option you need to log into the IRS payments portal https://www.irs.gov/payments/pay-taxes-by-credit-or-debit-card this portal is dedicated for credit or debit card payments.

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Why do we go for a 2290 Amendment?

Hey truckers it’s once again time for a few pointers and transfer of knowledge about your HVUT Form 2290 filings. The filing season was a hectic one, wasn’t it? Since you are done with filing the returns hope you checked your schedule-1 copies for any mistakes. Any mismatch in the information would end up as a void filing. The recent question which we faced was about “2290 AMENDMENTS”. In this blog, we are going to see when to file an amendment and how to and when not to.

An Amendment is bringing about a change or correction to an existing return. People often confuse between VIN correction and an amendment. The VIN correction needs to be done on a separate filing and this doesn’t relate to anything with the Amendments.

Amendments are basically for reporting two things

  1. When there is an increase in gross weight (truck, trailer, and max load capacity)
  2. When the suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage limit (over 5000 miles)
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It’s a Pandemic, Be Safe and Work Smart!

Lockdown around the world, businesses shut down and people are isolated inside their homes. It’s a major setback to the world economy, stock markets plunging as never seen before in decades. Corona has brought the world to almost a standstill situation now. Governments locking down their borders and working day and night to stop this pandemic. Its time for us to be responsible and stay cautious.

As per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report the total number of cases reported to date is 213,144 and increasing. Out of which 4,513 deaths have declared. Our president in his recent press meet has confirmed that a greater number of people will get affected and the death tolls might increase drastically. If you are at your home please stay indoors and avoid contacting people as much as you can as they might be passive carriers of the disease.

We’re not trying to market our product but its better to do stay indoors and file your Form 2290s as this will stop you from going outdoors and risking yourself. Go digital and try to make the most of the online services to get all your works done. By e-filing your Form 2290’s you save Time, money and probably even your health. As online services are a healthy alternative at this moment. If you’re not familiar with how to file your taxes online, we are here to assist you. We are open for work through remote access for your e-filing need through calls, chats, and email.

E-filing just takes around 5 minutes of your time to prepare your tax return and within minutes you would receive the schedule-1 copy in your email. The taxes can also be paid by opting for an automatic debit from your checking or savings account so that you may not necessarily go out to mail a check. Also, we’re economical when it comes to pricing as we charge only $7.99 per vehicle filing. We are at your disposal, Kindly call us at 347-151-2290 or just drop us an email to support@truckdues.com

Stay safe and work safe!

Our Hearts with you all fighting strong against COVID-19

Good Morning TruckDues.com Users, Partners, Friends and Family.

Our hearts are with Truckers dealing with COVID-19, from keeping drivers healthy to meeting spikes in demand for certain freight movements. Like everyone we are striving to respond to the situation without any business disruption as possible. We remain confident in our spirit and ingenuity to move us past our current hurdles. 

We understand there are states that has already declared state of emergency due to the outbreak and we have taken adequate measures internally and to our staffs. TruckDues.com continues to stand ready to ensure we continue to serve you with your 2290 reporting and our support desk allowed to work remotely to handle the situation and provide with the best possible support. Please continue to use our service and talk to us or email us. Thank you. Stay safe and strong.

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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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.