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How to Apply for an EIN – Ways to Apply for an EIN

An Employee Identification Number (EIN) is an identity used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for businesses and other entities. Every business in the country needs an EIN even though they do not have any employees. For instance, before you apply for a business checking account many banks require an EIN. EIN is primarily used for employment tax identification purposes and also an EIN can be used as a general tax number. Before applying for an EIN,...

How Important is the Trucking Industry to the US?

In the economy of United States of America, trucking industry plays a vital role. Other industries rely more on the trucking industry to take the goods from them and deliver the goods to their clients/markets. Each and every product that you use in daily routine is carried by trucks whether it is a raw material or an end product. Our daily activities are undisturbed because of the contribution of the truck drivers. Importance of Trucking Industry in...

Road Safety – Major Driving Mistakes to Avoid on Road Test

Passing a practical driving test doesn’t mean you are a complete expert in driving. It is just a pass that lets you out onto the road and certifies that you have basic driving skills. But as a driver out on the road, you have a huge responsibility to drive in a safe manner. This safety drive not only protects you but also protects other road users. Driving under the influence of the trainer is different from real-time...

When is Form 2290 Due Date 2017-18 and Penalties

Every trucker, drivers or the owners of the trucking industry files the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) annually by 31st August if they own a heavy weight vehicle with the gross weight of 55,000 or more and uses the public highway for transportation. The filed tax amount is used for the maintenance of those highways. The current tax period for the IRS 2290 Form starts from 1st July 2017 and ends on 30th June 2018. The 2290...

Are There any Penalties If I Don’t File Form 2290 HVUT?

Hey, Truckers!! The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 deadline is approaching in August 31st every year. What happens if you miss filing truck tax by the due date or if you do not file Form 2290 on time? When you do not file the HVUT Form 2290 before the deadline, then you may attract the IRS penalties for the 2017-2018 financial years.  What is IRS Form 2290? Every active trucker on road needs to E-file...

Peterbilt or Kenworth: Which Truck Manufacturer is Better?

In the trucking world, the most popular debates of all time are whether “Peterbilt or Ken worth?” It is better to analyze, ask questions as you are investing lots of dollar in your purchase. Ultimately, your decision must be correct, hence you need to pick wisely based on certain criteria. The authority brands in the U. S. trucking industry Peterbilt and Ken worth. Both of the vehicles are manufactured by American based company PACCAR, which has a dealer all...

OOIDA’s ELD Appeal Rejected by Court – OOIDA’s Challenge Options

Electronic Logging Devices or ELD’s are an electronic solution, which assists the professional truck drivers and other commercial motors to track their Hours of Service (HOS) compliance easily and more conveniently. These electronic logging devices are the perfect replacement and upgrade to current automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRD) which track the driver’s record of Duty Status (RODS). The United States enacted the bill “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” in the year 2012, which is referred as MAP-21....

Common Mistakes Should Avoid by Rookie drivers

Getting lost without GPS, running out of fuel and missing signs. All those points one thing in common. Guess what? These are the common mistakes that the rookie drivers make. The mistakes may seem to be silly but it may cost much of your time and money. And at times it may be risky. Listing some of the common mistakes that the rookie drivers make and some tips on how to avoid them. Rookie Drivers Must Avoid...

Are You Ready for CVSA International Roadcheck 2017

Yeah, it is time for 30th annual International Roadcheck Inspection 2017 and kick start from June 6-8 across the U.S and Canada. Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified commercial vehicle inspectors conduct inspections of commercial vehicles and their drivers over a 72 hour period. Every year a particular category of violations is given additional focus, and this year the attention is towards the cargo securement. When checking for compliance, safe cargo securement regulations will be a part of...

Pre-file HVUT Form 2290 for 2017-2018 Tax Year with ETAX2290

Time runs fast and we just need to cope up with it. Relaxing after the current tax year 2016-17? Why not think about 2017 – 2018 tax year? Are you thinking it is too early? No, not at all. In order to stay ahead, it is wise to pre-plan our activities. So why not prepare ourselves for 2017 – 2018 tax years, as IRS offers you with a pre-filing option for HVUT form 2290? Pre-File HVUT Form...