Thursday, 3 August 2017

Important: The HVUT 2290 Deadline Is Coming!

You probably feel pretty relaxed towards your 2290. It isn’t even due until August 31st! That gives you plenty of time to file right? Well, actually maybe not! It’s already August, meaning the deadline is less than a month away!

This doesn’t mean that it’s time to panic. Instead, you can head to ExpressTruckTax to quickly e-file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 today. As a result, you’ll instantly receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

TruckLogics is here to help you out by providing you with a few e-filing tips for you to keep in mind as you prepare to file.

Tips For Filing Your 2290


1. If you aren’t sure if you’re required to file or not remember that if you’re a trucker with a vehicle that’s required to be registered under your name under state, Canadian, and Mexican law with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more then you’re required to file HVUT Form 2290.

As a result, you will get your stamped Schedule 1 which serves as your proof of filing. You need your stamped Schedule 1 to register new vehicles and to renew your tags. Without it, you might as well just stayed parked, because you will be operating illegally.

2. Remember you need an EIN (Employer Identification Number) to file. If you use your SNN in place of your EIN your form will get rejected, and with the deadline right around the corner, you don’t have time for form rejections!

If you need an EIN go apply for one online with the IRS now. Even though once you apply you’ll instantly receive your new EIN, it doesn’t mean you can file because it takes about 15 days to update in the IRS’s system, and your Form 2290 can be rejected during this time.
  
3. Enter your information slowly and carefully. Entering VINs (Vehicle Identification Numbers) incorrectly is actually the most common 2290 mistake. Since they consist of 17 characters that include numbers and letters they can be easy to mix up. I, O, and Q are letters that are not included in your VIN, so an I is a 1 and an O is a 0.

Double check your information to make sure that it’s all entered correctly. If you have an error in your name on your Form 2290, then you’ll have that error on your stamped Schedule 1, then you will have to file and pay your HVUT all over again to get a new stamped Schedule 1.

Sometimes you can call the IRS in time and ask them to apply your payment to your second Form 2290 after explaining what happened, but who wants to deal with all that? It's much easier to get it right the first time.

4. When you’re ready to file head to ExpressTruckTax and follow the step-by-step instructions to instantly complete your form. Then you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email. If you are out on the road without a computer, don’t worry. You can use the free to download ExpressTruckTax App to file from your smartphone or tablet from any location.

You can also call TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 to have a dedicated 2290 expert file for you over the phone. You don’t have to do anything but make one simple phone call to complete your Form 2290 and receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.

We’re Here To Help


If you need any assistance the TruckLogics support team is here for you. Give us a call Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST, connect with us via live chat, or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at support@trucklogics.com.

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