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IRS Now Accepting Renewal Applications for ITIN Expiring by 2017 Year End

Posted by Admin on 24. July 2017 12:16

The IRS has started accepting the renewal applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs), which are expiring by the 2017-year end. Hence, the taxpayers are alerted to submit the renewal applications quickly in order to avoid the last minute haste and any processing delays. The taxpayers whose ITINs are expiring and who need to file a tax return in the year 2018 required submitting their renewal application and other who have a valid ITIN does not require any action. The taxpayer who holds the ITIN with middle digits 70, 71, 72, or 80 must be renewed even though it is been used in the last three years.  A taxpayer who holds the middle digit 78, and 79, which is expired can renew their ITINs.

 

Family Options:

In another case, if the taxpayer receives a mail from the IRS then the taxpayer can select to renew their ITIN along with their family’s ITINs even the family members hold their ITIN with middle digits other than 70, 71, 72 or 80. Here, the family members refer to the taxpayer, spouse and any dependents who claim on the tax return.

Errors in the ITIN Application:

The errors in the ITIN renewal application such as missing information the insufficient supporting documentation makes the application processing slow and makes few applications to keep them on hold. Before sending the application to the IRS, the applicants must thoroughly check the Form W-7, and the Application for IRS (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) ITIN.  For further assistance, the taxpayer can sort the help of a Certified Acceptance Agent or by consulting an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC).

How to Renew an ITIN:

In order to renew an ITIN, FormW-7 is required. The taxpayer must complete the Form W-7 and submit all the required documentation. If you are, a taxpayer who needs to renew ITIN need not attach a federal tax return when you have submitted a Form W-7. Nevertheless, the taxpayers must write the reason for the need of an ITIN on the Form W-7. For more information, you can check the detailed instruction in Form W-7. You can submit the W-7 application in three ways as follows.

      1. You can email the Form W-7 with the original identification documents or along with the certified copies by the agencies that issued them. Address of the IRS is as listed in the instructions part of Form W-7. As soon as the IRS receives the documents, reviews the identification documents and return them within 60 days.


2.       Tax payers can work with the Certified Acceptance Agents (CAAs), which is authorized by the IRS to assist the taxpayers to apply for an ITIN. A CAA can certify the identification documents for both primary and secondary taxpayers; they can certify the correctness of the ITIN application before submitting to the IRS. A CAA also certifies birth certificates and passports for the dependents. With the contribution from the CAA, a taxpayer saves a lot of time, instead of mailing the originals to the IRS.


3.       The taxpayer has an option to call and fix an appointment at a designated IRS taxpayer assistance center and can avoid sending the original identification documents by mail to the IRS.

Avoid Common Errors and Prevent Process Delays

Federal returns, which have an expiry ITIN in 2018, can be submitted and processed. Still few of the exemptions and other tax credits are not allowed. The tax payers who have an expiring ITIN are notified through email stating the need to change their tax return and remains about the renewal of their ITIN. When the tax payer renews the ITIN, all the applicable exemptions and the tax credits are restored automatically. In case, if there was a refund it will be processed.

There are factors, which delays the process of the application. This is due to several common errors slows down and hold the ITIN renewal applications. The most common mistakes include missing information or insufficient supporting document. Hence, the Internal Revenue Service advises the tax payers to carefully check the application, correct the application if there were errors and finally send to the IRS.

The taxpayer must also note that the IRS does not accept the passports that do not have a date of entry into the U.S.In addition, they are considered as a stand-alone identification document for the dependents from other countries such as Canada or Mexico, else for the dependents of U.S military personnel overseas. If the dependent’s passport does not have a date of entry stamp in the passport, then the following additional document is required in order to prove as the resident of the U.S.

    • 1.       Medical records of U.S for the dependents whose age is fewer than six years.
    • 2.       School records of U.S for the dependents whose age is less than 18 years.
    • 3.       School records of U.S., rental agreements or statements, bank statements or utility bills, which contains the name of the applicant and the U.S address if the age is more than 18 years.

In order to spread and increase the availability of the ITIN services across the nation, especially in the communities that have high ITIN usage, the IRS is keen in recruiting a Certified Acceptance Agents and Applications are invited throughout the year. Therefore, if you are a volunteer at tax preparation, community outreach partners or interested individuals go through the program changes and requirements.

OOIDA's ELD Appeal Rejected by Court - OOIDA's Challenge Options

Posted by Admin on 17. July 2017 13:31

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. The bill contained the FMCSA requirements to develop the rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices. It also required the commercial truck drivers to upgrade from the current version of Record of Duty Status (RODS) and Hours of Service (HOS) systems to ELD’s so that comply with HOS regulations.

The Appeal of OOIDA'S ELD in Court

In 2016 September, the OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) contended their case against the Department of Transportation to overturn the ELD mandate. Their argument contained five points mainly that formed the base of the case.

1.   EID does not record enough information automatically due to the intervention of the human in the system process: This rule proved contrary to the law as it allows the EIDs that are not fully automatic. It seeks to pit one statutory need against the other rather than leaving the agency to balance the competing policy goals, which is endorsed by the Congress.

2.   The term “driver harassment” is not perfectly defined in the system and fails to safeguard the harassment rule: The agency considered the input from the drivers, motor carriers, and trade organizations. Hence, the agency gave a reasonable definition of the term “driver harassment”.

3.   The cost-benefit analysis of the agency was not adequate and did not justify the implementation of the EID rule: The agency has no need to conduct this analysis, which was mandated by the Congress. Still, if the analysis is mandatory, the provided studies are adequate.

4.   The agency did not provide the confidentiality protection for the drivers: The agency implemented a realistic approach in order to protect the drivers in this regard.

5.   The ELD mandate imposes an unconstitutional search and seizure on truck drivers: The agency summarizes that there is no violation found in Fourth Amendment. Here the rule itself imposes a search or seizure on an ELD recorded data that fall within the “pervasively regulated industry” exception to the warrant requirement. 

OOIDA Challenge Ways 

Initially, on April 11th, the OOIDA counsel trailed a petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court and filed the law suit in March 2016 on various backgrounds, which include the violation of the electronic logs, the Fourth Amendment of the U.S Constitution.

On June 8th, 2017, the OOIDA challenged the U.S. Supreme Court to begin the process of deciding if it can accept the group’s challenge to the electronic logging mandate. The justices hold a conference to review the petitions on pending cases and could announce a decision on OOIDA’s petition before it adjourns for summer in June.

The U.S Supreme Court mentioned that it would not hear a lawsuit against the DOT rule requiring the truck operators to use the electronic logging devices to track the track hours of the service. On March 2016 OOIDA brought the lawsuit against the DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In the following month, it ruled against the OOIDA, which favored the DOT by dismissing all the OOIDA’s argument against the mandate.

The U.S Supreme Court outranked the 7th circuit appellate court. When the OOIDA filed a writ of certiorari to take up the case the justices of the Supreme Court conferred on the appeal of OOIDA on June 8th. Later, it issued the decision on the following days, which effectively ends the OOIDA’s court challenge.

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Common Mistakes Should Avoid by Rookie drivers

Posted by Admin on 10. July 2017 12:29

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 These Mistakes 

  1. With the excitement of new job, the rookie drivers don’t listen to the instructions and the suggestions of veteran drivers properly. This is the first and major mistake that most rookies do. In spite of all those training, you need to gain some professional real-time experience. So when the experienced truck driver gives you some suggestion, it is for your betterment so take it.
  2. Understand your nature of the job and then start it. Many new truckers expectations about the work and the nature of the work might mismatch. This is a trucking industry and you cannot expect a fixed timing work routine, the work may demand to stay away from home, no night sleep and so on. So accept the changes and give your best towards the work.
  3. A truck inspection is a must whenever you take the truck out of the dock. Even if you are running behind your schedule, climatic conditions or least concerned about the truck, it is advisable to have a truck inspection.
  4. Ensure that the tires are in good condition, check the fluid levels, signs of damage to the truck, and check the breaks, lights before you start your trip. Failing to those safety checks will increase the personal liability in the event of any accident or injury.
  5. Make sure that you are following the road rules by the government, never miss out signs, and ensure your speed limits. These simple acts can save you from any undesired happening on road.
  6. Load your truck with enough stuff like cool drinks, water, food, tissue papers, medicines, and first aid kit. These could help you in all adverse situations and helps to keep you healthy.

Way to go Rookie Drivers

Every rookie drivers start their trucking career with different levels of skills and experience. When you understand the job, understand the work limits, stick with the rules, and avoid bad habits you ensure that you will have a fruitful career in the trucking industry. Way to go rookie truckers!!!

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Safety Rules that Need to be Followed by Truck Drivers

Posted by Admin on 28. April 2016 21:16

A lot of Americans are unaware of the fact that their nation heavily relies on its trucking industry for the economy to function in the proper manner. Trucks in the United States serve as visible evidence of the smooth working condition of the US economy. Truck industry is fast developing in the US and the nation is in need of truck drivers for keeping up with the rising demand. Serving or pursuing a career in truck driving is considered honorable. The work of a truck driver is rewarding because the nation gets its supply of goods needed on a regular basis. It is also a profitable profession and an adventurous one too as drivers get the chance of exploring all the major areas in the United States. However, for the ones who want to serve as truck drivers in America, there are certain rules and regulations that they need to follow.

The number of accidents that keep on increasing on a regular basis has forced the Department of Transportation in America to come up with strict rules and regulations regarding truck driving.

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Truck Drivers Should Follow FMCSA Rules

Rule 1

Truck drivers in the United States need their Licensing and Registration permit for obtaining their freight tank number which is given by the FMCSA. This will offer proper registration to the drivers. The FMCSA is the agency of the Federal Government that carries out the job of keeping data regarding truck driving safety in the United States. Drivers need to have this in mind that there are extra registrations needed for complying with the safety regulations if they deal in hauling hazardous materials.

Rule 2

Drivers in the United States are restricted from working for more than 11 continuous hours in a 14-hour window. This rule implemented by the FMCSA needs to be followed by the drivers religiously. Drivers in the USA are also required to have a daily record of their rest and work times. They need to present their records to officials whenever they are requested to do so.

Rule 3

Safety regulations implemented by the Federal Government are obligatory on the drivers and they need to be properly observed by the truckers. Truck drivers are required to have a proper understanding of the road safety rules and trucking regulations for avoiding any kind of accidents.

Rule 4

Truck drivers in the United States need to be aware of the fact that they will have to go through a test that determines drug and alcohol abuse. They must have a clear understanding of the results of breaking this trucking regulation. The drivers can lose their livelihood if they break this important rule.

 


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So these are some of the basic rules that are meant to be a part of the trucking industry. Stay tuned for more such Form 2290 informative articles.

 

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Take A Look At Some of the Weird Model Trucks

Posted by Admin on 10. April 2016 21:16

There can be absolutely no doubt in the fact that every individual has something weird in his or her past. There are different weird things that happen in the lives of people living in different parts of the world. But, have you wondered the kind of strange and weird trends that the trucking industry might have experienced in the past? Truck designers have tried their level best in improving the entire art associated with the trucking industry by making use of extravagant designs. The designers have done this over the decades with the objective of bringing the trucking industry into a new future. No doubt, trucks have become more efficient lately but what about their looks and their appearances. Let us have a look at some of the most weird model trucks from the past. You never know, they might also be the future!

1964 GSM Bison Model Truck

 1964 GSM Bison Model TruckSrc: carstyling.ru

This freight transporter was introduced in the year 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. This vehicle featured a design that was turbine based. It also featured a completely electronic mechanism of loading and unloading the standardized cargo containers. This truck never appeared in the trucking industry but there were other turbine-based engines that made their way with a completely different concept.

Chevrolet Turbo Titan III Model Truck

 Chevrolet Turbo Titan III Model Truck

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The Turbo Titan III model truck from Chevrolet featured a turbine engine. The truck was introduced in those times when the government rules were very light and gas was affordable. This truck was designed as the next generation of transport industry with three lends headlights, twin dial steering mechanism and swing-up windows. However, during the 70s, with a rise in emissions and costs, it became difficult for this model truck to appear in the transportation industry.

Steinwinter Supercargo 2040 Can Under Concept

 Steinwinter Supercargo 2040 Can Under ConceptSrc: imgur.com

This is a very strange-looking truck that has been designed with the aim of reducing aerodynamic wind and drag resistance. The truck appears very similar to a skate with fewer blind spots and Recaro seats. It became unpopular among the truck drivers because of a number of handling problems.

Colani Spitzer Silo Model Truck

 Colani Spitzer Silo Model Truck
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This truck was conceptualized in the 70s and it made a resurgence recently post the universal fuel troubles.

Walmart’s Wave Model Truck

 Walmart’s Wave Model truck
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The WAVE is a model truck designed by Great Dane Trailers, Capstone Turbine and Peterbilt is association with Walmart. The truck offers advanced level of trucking experience to the truck drivers by making use of hybrid drive-train that is turbine powered. 

Mercedes Benz EXT 92 Model Truck

 Mercedes Benz EXT 92 Model Truck
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The Mercedes Benz EXT 92 model truck premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the year 1992. This truck used the technologies from different transportation sectors and was packed with features for creating a very quite stir. These are some of the weirdest looking trucks that had been designed in the past with some models being expected in the near future.

 

 

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Tips to Pursue Career as Truck Driver

Posted by Admin on 3. April 2016 21:42

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The truck drivers are enjoying their work for diverse reasons. The job provides them elasticity while they are earning sufficient amount of money in an easy way. If you want to pursue your career as a truck driver then following some tips can be effective for a better result.

From all sense, it’s a lucrative career option if you love meeting new people, driving and travelling. Some of you may be anxious to think that truck driving is a full time job but good cargo packing companies do not let their drivers work the whole day rather the job seems to revolve in the scheduled hours throughout the week. While choosing it as a lifelong career option, you must delve into some unavoidable facts before deciding on taking the final step.

Benefits of Becoming a Truck Driver

The truck driving career entails some amazing benefits

• Short time span for learning, but initially a high rate of remuneration

• The vacancy will never get shorter and it’s easy to find the job even for those who do not have experience

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• There is no pressure of losing the job if the company runs with less profit. Even if any such mess happens, finding another option is an easy thing

• Like all other jobs the drivers are entitled with health and other benefits that include the family care

In this profession, you may work according to your preferable hours but the hours you will devote won’t be some light-hearted passing moments rather you need to be focused and immense burden of responsibility will be there on your mind. Prior to that, getting official clearance to run the vehicle on the road is an obligatory thing. There will be some tough and strict tests to clear for license clearance. Notably the license tests for the trucks seem to be complex ones. Thus proper lessons are needed before appearing with application for the test. If once you get rejected then possibility of receiving CDL or Commercial Driving License will turn into an impossible goal. 

At the preliminary stage, the truck drivers get an annual salary of about $30,000 but if you are running some sort of heavier fleet trucks then the amount of remuneration can escalate. In most of the cases you do not require four year degree of lessons at the initial stage but the eligibility to enter the arena somehow solely depends on the recruiter and companies that are hiring you as a driver. The class of license varies from A to C and the pay rates even relied upon the grade of license. However, now it’s meaningless to repeat that attending a driving school is mandatory but beyond this thing one need to almost 8 to 10 tiring hours.

How to Become a Commercial Truck Driver in US?

Posted by Admin on 17. March 2016 21:16

The recent statistics obtained from several surveys are saying that the shortage of truck drivers in the market is hampering the flow of the economy. The transportation system in the United States of America needs a lot of drivers to regulate the heavy goods vehicles to make the cargo packers and communication companies. 

Here's the analysis report made by American Trucking Association on this matter:

Truck Drivers Shortage Analysis Report

Working in the United States of America as a commercial truck driver encompasses numerous points. The series of simple questions and doubts may shroud your mind and you will be left bewildered if any trustworthy guide is not there for you. However, here we are presenting a simple guide to you comprising the gradual steps of becoming a truck driver. 

The methods and researches one must go through before stepping into the realm of truck driving:

• Prudently decide about your career

You may have heard about many positive things about truck driving career. The salary and scope of travelling may prompt you to trail the job but there are certain consequences too that may frustrate you after years. So you must acquire a detailed study and plenty of researches to jot down the points to know whether this is a right career option for you. 

 

Source: ATA

• Know your quality

You are the only one who can assess your nerves most well so if you are thinking to opt for a career as a commercial truck driver in US under the influence of others then you may encounter an error. So step back and think hundred times if you are really eligible or willing to do the job. For understanding the industry some sort of professional opinions are must.

• Select a perfect driving school

When it comes to driving training school there is uncountable number of options. But you must be poised and calm before rushing to any course. There are authorized driving schools that hold adequate experienced trainers who can guide you in the best way.

• Earning the Commercial Driving License

Earning the commercial driving license for trucks is far more intricate than anybody can anticipate. So managing to achieve stressful and fast lessons and then opting the license is really challenging. Here's our post on Top 5 CDL Providers

• Practicing and preparing at individual effort

After getting all the possible guidance and managing a license one must go solo on the roads and need to dedicate some tiresome hours to get practical experience. That sometimes really appear enticing yet fearful to many abut after couple of months of practice it becomes easier to perform.

If you desire some amount of adventure in the sojourn of life then a career as a truck driver may ponder your deepest wish. The career opportunity will open the door of a new life to you.

 

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Best Truck Driving Schools in the U.S

Posted by Admin on 8. March 2016 22:37

Searching and selecting a truck driving schools in the U.S. is an obvious question for all the initial beginners. While selecting the schools there are few things one must go through before enrolling to certain driving course. The first and foremost consideration should be whether it’s an accredited training institution or not. The institutions that meet the Professional Truck Driver Institute standard are the most reliable ones. Now the charge the school is taking from the students is a very vital thing to scrutinize.  One must check that whether the authority can claim any sort of hidden cost. Well another important matter is driving time that ensures a good lesson. Excluding the observation time the learners must have at least 44 hours of actual driving time. Another very pivotal matter to scrutinize is the instructors who will be the moral and practical support for you in the process. The good institutions maintain a good ratio between the students and trucks. Sometimes they provide driving placements in reputed companies for the eligible students. 

Here are Top 5 CDL Training Companies in the USA

1. FFE Transportation

Over 50 years FFE Transportation is providing outstanding license training. Most interestingly the CDL program at their company does not call for any charge as you will get employed at their own company after the completion of the course. Even there is no initial payment you need to pay them and after you get your check, post your employment no amount will be deducted from that. At FFE one can get dedicated positions at regional zone but only after attaining 3 to 6 months of experience. 

2. Prime transportation

Prime transportation is one of the most flourishing trucking companies that provide abundant scopes of learning commercial vehicle especially trucks, tractors and trailers. It provides a unique commercial training program as the drivers are sent to the practical zone to learn properly.  The instructors maintain a one on one connection to provide the best possible guidance. The fees structure is also very budget friendly for the initial learning drivers.

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3. Pam transport

Since 1980 Pam transport has been providing the specialized courses in the vehicle industry. Their education network is quite well known mainly around Texas.

4. Knight transportation

Since 1988 Knight Transportation is continuing their reputation in providing the truck driving course. The most amusing part is the company will bestow incredible salaries, incentives and benefits upon the employers.

5. SWIFT transportation

SWIFT transportation is one of the popular names in the U.S. industry. They offer a comprehensive course of less than a month. But they have another option for a long training period that comprises more than 2 years. 

Just survey and study in detail about the companies to take good measures in the truck driving training process.

 

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How Much Truck Drivers Can Earn In The USA?

Posted by Admin on 14. February 2016 21:20

Truck drivers transport foods, furniture, packages, clothing and various other goods from one place to another. They have high impact on local, domestic and international economy. It is indeed a great feeling to work as a truck driver, though the job is not easy. You have to be dedicated, hard working and agile to perform with consistency in this field. However, pursuing career as truck driver is lucrative in terms of payments. If have the liberty to earn as much as you can, as much as labor that you want to provide. So, how much salary a truck driver gets? Well, we shall try to find the answers below.

Average Salary of Truck Drivers

Salary of truck drivers vary from one person to another. It also depends on the type of vehicle that you drive and the type of goods that you transport. Depending upon a few factors, including the aforementioned factors, salary of truck drivers varies. On an average, a truck driver in USA can earn from $18,000 to $40,000 per year. Different trucking companies have different salaries to offer to their drivers. Nevertheless, truck driver has to be enthusiastic enough to cope with higher work load to obtain higher payout. While domestic truck drivers earn $15 per hour, long distance truck drivers earn $20 or even more. Let us check our truck drivers’ salary as per the type of vehicle:

1. Heavy Trucks

Heavy trucks are generally referred as the trucks that operate on long distances. They carry important goods, like foods, furniture, raw materials for industries, etc. Heavy truck drivers have to be agile as the job is challenging. It demands driving for 2-3 nights and even more than that. Hence, it is expected that such drivers would get better salaries than other truck drivers. Generally, on an average, heavy truck drivers obtain $19 to $25 per hour payment. A good truck driver can earn yearly $40,000 or even more.

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2. Light Trucks

Light trucks are referred as small sized trucks, which operate with lesser than 26,000 pounds gross weight. Small truck drivers operate within a small region and this could involve 1 day’s full driving or something even more. They obtain lesser salaries than large truck drivers for obvious reasons. The minimum payout is around $15 to $20 per hour of driving. This means small truck drivers can possibly earn around $35,000 per year.

Truck Driver’s Experience

Salary of truck driver often varies as per his experience. An experienced driver generally gets higher payouts than novice drivers. Experienced truck drivers are more preferred by large industrial group, due to safety reasons. Salary can also vary depending upon the location of operation. In different states, different salaries are offered to truck drivers.

 

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