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Efile IRS Tax Form 2290 Truck Tax | Highway Heavy Vehicle Use Tax(HVUT)

Etax2290.com is the IRS authorized efile provider for form 2290 truck tax otherwise called as heavy vehicle use tax(hvut) return. It comes from a series of tax e-file services provided by yakshna solutions inc, which is a leading provider in the tax industry. There are customized packages available for fleet owners as well as tax professionals to file their road tax return with ease. It provides bulk filing features for large fleet owners and 24/7 customer support over phone, chat and email.

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IRS Reminder to Truckers Who Fail To File Form 2290 within IRS Deadlines

Posted by Admin on 19. August 2014 23:26

It is true that IRS strict instructions manual is to be followed up in total for all the owners of the trucking community that owns and run their trucks, fleets and haulers for moving the products as goods and services towards for the people of the states of USA. If this is considered as proposal of federal IRS by trucking community then it amounts to be misconstrued, the rule of IRS as structured by and under the democratic process of electing members by the people to USA senate decides the rule based on the majority of voting for or voting against to align and take into considerations of various factors including the socio-economics at large. Nation and the people accept to this and that’s how this is made as a stricture for the democratic upbringing of socio-economic policies integrating all businesses and especially for this subject about trucks then business tax revenues from the trucking industry is to be said noteworthy. Therefore the IRS rules say as follows-

Anyone who registers a heavy highway motor vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

Filing Deadlines

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The filing season for Form 2290 filers is July 1 through June 30. One must file Form 2290 for the month when the taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the reporting period.

For commercial heavy vehicles which are first used on a public highway in July 2014, then you should file Form 2290 between July 1, and Sept. 2, 2014.

For vehicles first used on a public highway after July 31, 2014, the tax for the current filing season will be prorated. So file Form 2290 by the last day of the month following the month in which the vehicle was first used on a public highway.

The filing deadline for commercial heavy vehicle is not tied to vehicle registration date. Regardless of  vehicle’s registration renewal date, if heavy vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more was used on a public highway in July 2014 then file HVUT Form 2290 by Sept. 2, 2014.

These are the IRS guidelines along with deadlines for reminding the due dates for the tax period from July 2014 to June 2015. Failing the guidelines and the deadlines of the due dates for filing tax returns and tax payments towards HVUT 2290 will only lead some of the failing trucking companies to the doorsteps of IRS with the due penalties and interest and to be at the mercy of IRS to provide reasonable cause justifications in which at times may be favorable to business communities and most of the times have to wait for considerable disposal judgements.

Have your all first used heavy trucks in July 2014 be filed by 2nd September 2014 through the IRS certified service provider Etax2290.com and as well as for all HVUT form 2290 e-filing needs throughout the year. We are here to serve you as a partner of Federal IRS.

How the Revenue from Tax Form 2290 Helps in Maintaining the US State Highways?

Posted by Admin on 7. July 2013 22:39

The US highway system is one of the most extensive and most complex in the world. Suffice to say it requires extensive maintenance and looking after. It is also no secret that the number of vehicles on the road is increasing at an exponential rate, which causes extensive deterioration of the decade old highways and bridges. In fact according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in 1955, the American highways carried round about 65 million vehicles, whereas today, that number has almost quadrupled to 246 million. Amid such an exponential build up of pressure, the roads need to kept maintained and taxes such as the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form play a pivotal role in helping the federal government do so.

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The Current State of the US Highways

According to TRIP, which is a national non-profit research group, the US highway system is in dire need of repair and various projects are falling behind, here are some of them:

33% of the nation’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition.

36% of the major urban highways are heavily congested.

26% of the bridges throughout the United States are structurally deficient or are totally obsolete.

The last major highway funding bill was passed by the Congress in 2005 and the Federal Highway Administration ascertained that the nation’s highways needed about $375 billion for repairs and other projects. However, only $286 billion were actually allocated for these purposes.

Clearly, the keeping of these highways, which are the lifeline of the country, is an expensive affair and drivers, especially truckers should do their part in ensuring that it remains in good, working conditions; after all their livelihood depends upon it.

File Your Heavy Road Tax Form 2290 on Time to Save the Highways

While it may be hard to envision the sheer importance of the role you are playing every time you file your heavy road tax form, know that without it, the US highway system cannot function properly. As trucks by their very weight class (55,000 pounds and above) cause the most damage to the road per unit, the revenues collected on a Form 2290 are of immense importance to the IRS in helping them maintain the roads.

An Easy Way to File Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form?

Operating a trucking business isn’t exactly a walk in the park; besides the fact that trucks are maintenance intensive machines, you as an owner or a manager will need to take care of a plethora of issues ranging from payments to book keeping, deadlines and more. It thus makes sense if you were to use the various facilities the IRS has made available to make your tax filing as painless as possible; for instance you can use their e-filing service with which you can file your heavy road tax form 2290 online. Doing so only takes a few minutes and you can even receive your completed Schedule 1 from the IRS just as quickly.

Possible Penalties Related to Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290

Posted by Admin on 1. July 2013 00:13

All the heavy vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs. or more, which use public highways for their transportation purposes, should pay the taxes as per the Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Regulations. If you are an active person in the trucking industry, you must be familiar with it. This tax is mandatory for all the heavy highway vehicle users to file form 2290. The tax amount is due by the end of the month, following a date that the heavy vehicle is first used on public highways. Therefore, they don’t take your vehicle purchase date into account, when calculating these taxes.

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Usually, the 2290 form should be filled by 31st of August every year. According to the law, you need to pay these taxes in a timely manner or else, there will be penalties. The penalties for highway tax non-compliance are costly to vehicle owners. Failing to file the form 2290 before the due date is equivalent to a 4.5 percent tax due, which is being assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. In addition to this, you will need to pay additional interest charges of 0.54 percent as well.

With all these rates, normally the liability comes to around $550, but it can climb up to $700 due to negligence. Moreover, many states suspend the registration of new vehicles for not making the payments. Heavy vehicle use tax evasions can even lead you to fines and imprisonment. This has clearly been mentioned in the heavy vehicle use tax evasion page as well. For the crime, the owner of the trucking company can be sentenced to severe four month imprisonment along with additional four months of electronically monitored home confinement. When all the prosecutions and criminal investigations are complete, a finding of non-compliance will be made public. 

In order to avoid these penalties, you need to file 2290 form before the due date. Two methods are available for the people to file this. You can visit the nearest IRS office, get a copy, file it manually or file it electronically. The e-filing heavy vehicle use tax will give you the opportunity to file the form 2290 in a convenient way. But before you fill it, you need to make sure that the e-filling service of choice is authorized by the IRS. This method is preferred by many heavy vehicle users because of its simplicity. If you are a heavy vehicle user, who is liable to pay the heavy vehicle use tax, you should select the most convenient method and file the form 2290 in order to avoid the above-mentioned penalties.

Proof of Payment After Completing Your Heavy Highway Tax Form 2290 Online

Posted by Admin on 7. August 2012 13:09

Most of the time, customers can get away with renewing their plates and tags by simply showing the local Department of Motor Vehicles’ office their Stamped Schedule-1. As the Internal Revenue Service claims, the Stamped Schedule-1 is typically the only proof of payment needed to show that a heavy vehicle owner/operator has, in fact, paid and completed their heavy highway tax Form 2290 online. However, no one state, or for that matter, no one Department of Motor Vehicles’ office is the same. Some demand additional proof of payment, which the Internal Revenue Service also cites on their website. No need to fret, the ETax2290 team is here to help our customers!

To stay safe, the ETax2290 Customer Service team suggests to all our customers that they take two proofs of payment to their local Department of Motor Vehicles’ office. Most DMV offices accept the Stamped Schedule-1, which filers are able to receive about twenty minutes after e-filing the Form 2290 Online through our service. The Stamped Schedule-1 basically lists all the vehicles that a filer has paid the heavy vehicle use tax for and their weight category, so that the DMV can keep accurate records of all of the heavy vehicles in use in our country. Under rare circumstances, a second proof of payment may be required and this secondary proof of payment can be anything that shows the verified financial transaction of a customer’s payment to the Internal Revenue Service for a 2290 Online. We tend to suggest taking a bank statement to the office as the second proof of payment because it vividly shows whether the 2290 Online tax payment had been made or not. 

The ETax2290 thought this would be a good topic to cover because we never want to lead our customers astray. In most situations, the Stamped Schedule-1 is all that is necessary in order for a heavy vehicle operator to receive their necessary tags from the local DMV; however, there have been reported instances when they ask for more than that. Therefore, we thought it best to notify all our customers about the potential situation of them having to show more than one proof of payment.

This article was written by the proffessionals at ETax2290. For more articles revolving around Form 2290 visit the ETax2290 Facebook Page.

ATA Forecasts Gains in Trucking Industry

Posted by Admin on 25. July 2012 13:11

The American Trucking Association recently released a report that forecasts significant gains in the trucking industry that will require more truck transportation services and additional heavy vehicle operators. Expert organizations have found that trucking is the leading mode of transportation and projects an even more robust role for trucks in the future. The trucking community currently dominates the freight transportation industry in regard to both tonnage and revenue, comprising 67% of tonnage and 81% of revenue in the past year alone. The trucking community will continue to be the primary source for inter-country freight transportation because they are not only the most efficient, but also the cheapest form of transport. It is expected that total freight tonnage will grow by 21% by 2023 and revenue for the freight transportation industry to rise 59% in the same timeframe. 

Although the demand for truck transportation continues to increase, there have been multiple reports claiming that there is and will be a massive shortage of truck drivers. So what is the trucking community to do? In our opinion, it is vital that current heavy vehicle operators continue to comply with truck taxes like the heavy vehicle use tax and the international fuel tax agreement because those payments can help federal agencies develop additional benefits and advantages for experienced drivers. Trucking fleets and companies are doing their best to maintain their retention rates, in an act of desperation; it is possible that these companies will begin to partner with federal transportation agencies to offer greater incentives for experienced drivers so that they stay on board. 

Without heavy vehicle use tax and international fuel tax agreement compliance, federal agencies will lack the motivation and funds to please the trucking community. Therefore, ETax2290 urges all truck owner/operators to complete their heavy highway tax form 2290 online and in a timely manner so that these federal agencies can not pull the excuse that they are without “funds.” ETax2290 intends to serve the trucking community with their best interest in mind and as a result encourages heavy vehicle operators to file for their heavy vehicle use tax.

This article was written by the proffessionals at ETax2290. For more articles revolving around Form 2290 visit the ETax2290 Facebook Page

Trucker’s Politics: FMCSA Safety Program In Review

Posted by Admin on 16. July 2012 12:57

As a result of the allegations against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety Measurement System, the federal administration has decided to better review their safety rating system. Last week, small business owners testified at a congressional hearing listing their complaints and grievances with the FMCSA’s safety-rating program that was seen to be “out of touch with reality.” The small business owners that testified felt that the rating-system is especially critical with a few key factors that do not necessarily characterize a truck driver as unsafe or a risk on the road. And after mounting criticism, the FMCSA decided it may be best to take another look at the system and rid it of all possible errors so that its purpose can fittingly be served to the trucking community. 

The FMCSA announced this morning that they would like all truck drivers to log into the Safety Measurement System and see where they stand based on the refined methodology. This new preview of the safety-rating system now allows for truck owner/operators to take the following actions: Improve safety compliance by diagnosing issues and taking action to correct organizational problems, train drivers, or take other appropriate measures to improve safety. Request corrections to any inaccurate data; in particular, motor carriers should focus on ensuring that information related to placardable Hazardous Materials inspections is correct. Provide feedback to FMCSA about refinements they think should be made before the changes are implemented. The FMCSA will then review and make the necessary changes to the system based on the comments and feedback that they are able to receive from truck owner/operators. The comment period has been extended up until July 30th, so the agency encourages all drivers to get involved as quickly as possible in order for a operational system to be up and running in no time. 

This news should definitely soothe the pains of the trucking community. The FMCSA’s safety-rating system has caused more than heartache to some truck owner/operators because their businesses have been at jeopardy. This announcement proves that the trucking community’s complaints are heard and are responsible for change. The most discouraging detail about the FMCSA’s failure is that the tax dollars of hard-working truckers have been funneled into programs like the Safety Measurement System. This gives the impression that truckers are paying for faulty and business-damaging programs when they fill out their truck tax Form 2290 for 2012, which is clearly unacceptable. The trucking community should be happy to see that this federal agency is working hard to fix this problem and ensure tax payments are going to worthwhile projects. 

This article was written by the proffessionals at ETax2290. For more articles revolving around Form 2290 visit the ETax2290 Facebook Page

The HVUT Helps Prevent Cargo Theft

Posted by Admin on 13. July 2012 12:52

It is not too often that the average citizen hears new stories about local hauler’s getting their cargos stolen. It would probably even seem a bit eerie if one heard a story about that, simply because cargo theft is often regarded as an issue of the past. However, let us be the one to tell you that cargo theft amounts to about $30 billion in losses annually, which is quite a heavy sum. Now the question may be: how can we prevent this issue that is plaguing the trucking community? Well, there have been many precautionary steps to avoid cargo theft by trucking fleets and federal agencies, but it is also important to know that the revenue made through heavy vehicle use tax payments substantially help fund roadway protection. 

Highway Law Enforcement is one of the programs that are financed by heavy vehicle use tax payments every year. The more revenue that the heavy vehicle use tax funnels into the federal government’s pockets, the more safety and protection is afforded to truck owner/operators. One of the chief goals of the Highway Trust Fund is to finance all projects that would increase safety and efficiency of our national highways. If there are more highway patrol officers on duty, then cargo and truckers’ safety is heightened. 

Cargo theft is too frequent of an issue to go unnoticed. Truckers are constantly at risk of being attacked and their cargo being seized by individuals as the economy remains in this destitute state. Not only does the trucking community have to continue to comply with the heavy vehicle use tax to ensure that highway patrol troopers are financed, but they must take their own personal precautions to avoid the risk of being overpowered by thieves. Some of these safety measures include: being aware of the freight that typically stolen and valuable on the black market, being aware of the most dangerous areas that a driver may have to go through and using electronic devices to help track the cargo, as opposed to just the tractor and trailer. Personal awareness is key in avoiding hijacking threats, so it is important that truckers remain responsive to their situations. 

This article was written by the proffessionals at ETax2290. For more articles revolving around Form 2290 visit the ETax2290 Facebook Page

Not All Trucks are considered “Heavy”

Posted by Admin on 10. July 2012 13:50

A major question that truck owner/operators tend to ask themselves is whether or not their truck would be considered a “heavy vehicle” that needs Form 2290 filing. It is definitely a warrant concern because the Internal Revenue Service has its own expectations of what exactly a heavy vehicle is and those trucks that do not qualify are exempt from filing the annual Form 2290 and paying the heavy vehicle use tax (HVUT).

Now, the question that arises next is “what exactly does the IRS consider a heavy vehicle.” The IRS considers any self-propelled vehicle designed to carry a load over public highways, whether or not also designed to perform other functions, and weighs a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more as a heavy vehicle that qualifies for the heavy vehicle use tax. This means that vehicles that have been DMV-approved to carry a load that causes the entire vehicle to weigh 55,000 pounds or more as taxable. If the DMV approves a vehicle to carry anything less than 55,000 pounds then that vehicle is exempt from Form 2290.

The next question is often, “upon what conditions is tax payment contingent on?” This concerns with the mileage and usage of a particular vehicle. Mileage is definitely a factor effecting whether or not a vehicle must be filed for or not. The IRS has stated that vehicles used to transport goods that consume 5,000 miles or less a year and vehicles used for logging that consume 7,500 miles or less are exempt from paying the heavy vehicle use tax. There are many different uses for a freight truck, whether it be to transport a company’s goods, transport documents for the government, or simply for logging/construction uses. The IRS exempts vehicles used for government purposes, Indian Tribal government purposes, the American Red Cross and nonprofit volunteer fire or ambulance squads. This means that the aforementioned vehicles can be used throughout the year, no matter their weight or mileage, and are exempt from filing Form 2290.

These are the different questions that are asked by truck owner/operators regarding the heavy vehicle use tax. Depending on weight, use and mileage, certain vehicles can be discounted or even exempt from the heavy vehicle use tax.

This article was written by the proffessionals at Tax2efile. For more articles revolving around Form 2290 visit the Tax2efile Facebook.

Release of the Tax2Efile Mobile Application for Form 2290-HVUT

Posted by Admin on 5. July 2012 13:04

 

Lo and behold, Tax2Efile is currently projected to release their very own mobile application that will assist taxpaying consumers as they make their payments on the go. E-filing is the quickest and most efficient method of submitting any tax document to the IRS, so we decided that taxpayers should have the option of completing their various tax filings on their mobile device. Stuck in traffic? Well, you can file your taxes. Waiting for an appointment? Take that downtime to file your taxes! Eating lunch? Use less than third of your lunch break to finalize your tax submission. Capitalize on any idle time by making use of our new filing application that is capable of doing everything needed to process the form of your choosing.

It is actually quite simple. The application offers form completion for all the tax services provided by Tax2Efile: Form 2290, 8849, 1099, 8868, F90-22.1, 4868, 7004, 1098 and 990N. Certain questions will be asked based upon the tax that you wish to complete, but they are all questions relevant to your tax information that the IRS will ask for. Some possible questions include: full government name, phone number, e-mail address, vehicle identification number, vehicle weight and vehicle category. Once the form is completed, a representative from Tax2Efile will contact you to review your submission and finalize payment information. From there on, the consumer will receive an IRS authorized copy of their tax document.

As time progresses, technology evolves to meet the needs of daily life. As we all know, there are only a few things guaranteed in life and one of them is taxes. So why shouldn’t the average person have an easy, user-friendly service that can be done on the go with little effort. Therefore, we have taken it upon ourselves to offer such a service for all to use.

This application comes at a time when truck owner/operators must file their Form 2290 and pay the HVUT. This is a great opportunity for owner/operators to make use of any downtime they may have to knock out their Form 2290 filings for the year. The best thing about this application is that it can be done on the road, as long as the consumer has the pertinent tax information for their form.

The exact release date for the application has yet to be announced, but should be made to the public within the next week or two. So keep up to date with Tax2Efile.com!

 

How the Highway Funding Bill can affect you?

Posted by Admin on 28. June 2012 13:27

Some truck drivers may not understand exactly what happened at the beginning of the tax period in July 2011 or what caused the deadlock in Congress. One of the bills on the table was the Highway Funding Bill.  The proposal being thought-about by Congress targets a condition that U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, added to the federal health care repair law that was designed to cushion Louisiana from a Medicaid rate drop due to the flood of rebuilding bucks spent because of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.An error within the writing of the bill has sent millions more to Louisiana than what was initially expected. Congressional Republicans are pushing to search out ways to offset the prices for the highway program.

Louisiana officers warned Wednesday that a proposal being thought-about by Congress throughout final negotiations over an enormous transportation spending arrangement might strip over $650 million in federal funding from Louisiana's Medicaid program over the next 2 years. The cut might shutter services and force deep reductions to spending on hospitals that look after the poor and uninsured within the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Secretary Bruce Greenstein said that if the Medicaid cut is approved, the state would get rid of programs that look after ladies with breast and cervical cancer, give hospice care and supply adult dentures to the poor and uninsured. Steep funding cuts would be levied across the LSU public hospitals and rural hospitals, and Greenstein said the tax paid to the doctors, clinics and different health suppliers who look after Medicaid patients would be slashed by 10%.

Lawmakers are attempting to beat a June 30th deadline for the scheduled expiration of road and transit funding. If Congress doesn't agree on another extension of the transportation bill, which will be its tenth continuance, the government's ability to pay cash on road and transit can run out. The transportation funding additionally includes the government's ability to gather the 18.4 cents-per-gallon gas tax that has been historically used to fund transportation projects.

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