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Why do you charge $9.90 for a single vehicle when other providers might offer lower prices? video

What sets us apart from our competitors is that we offer the easiest e-filing solution, with mobile app support, bulk uploading, and a dedicated support team that is locally-based in Rock Hill, SC, while most service providers are located outside the country.

Our customer support experts answer every phone call and email from clients like you to make sure your forms get filed. You're never ignored, and we'll even follow up with you to make sure you're satisfied. On top of all that, we aim to better the e-filing experience by getting feedback from every single one of our clients.

Why is ExpressTruckTax the Market Leader?

We value our relationship with you, the clients. Our e-filing program is not only great, it’s easy to use and fully intuitive. But what really sets us apart is our outstanding customer support. There’s a reason we're known as Support Legends — because what we do for you is legendary.

We answer every phone call and resolve every issue. We are locally-based in Rock Hill, SC, and truly enjoy hearing from our clients and getting their feedback on how to continually better the e-filing experience.

How Does ExpressTruckTax Differ From Other Service Providers?

Have you ever tried to get ahold of one of those other providers only to find that they are based out of another country? That won't happen with ExpressTruckTax!

We're here to make your Form 2290 e-filing experience easier than ever, from our interview-style software to our legendary customer support, you will quickly find out what sets us apart from the other companies.

What Services and Features Are Included for the $9.90 Price?

The $9.90 price includes e-filing for Form 2290 and all of the great services we offer with our larger packages. For more information, contact us or continue searching our website for more information.

Here are the services we offer:
  • Complete 2290 E-filing
  • Receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes
  • Send your Schedule 1 by text, fax or email
  • E-filing for Form 2290 amendments
  • Free 2290 VIN corrections*
  • Unlimited free submissions for rejected IRS Form 2290s
  • Free instant tax audit check
  • Text notifications
  • Instant notifications for proof of payment
  • Friendly USA-based support via email, chat, and phone

What is a suspended vehicle? video

A suspended vehicle is any taxable vehicle that is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less on public highways, and 7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles, during the tax period.

The 'Mileage Use Limit' applies to the total amount of miles that a vehicle is driven on the road during the tax period, regardless of the number of owners.

A "suspended" vehicle must be filed for with a form 2290 amendment, but will not be subject to taxation. If a vehicle filed as "suspended" exceeds the mileage use limit, the tax becomes due.

The due date for the form 2290 amendment is the last day of the month following the month that the milage has been exceeded.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated support team via phone or email. We will be more than happy to answer your questions or walk you through the efiling process.

How long does it take to get my stamped Schedule 1 (proof of payment)?video

Once you transmit your return to the IRS, it takes only minutes to receive your IRS stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 via email. Then you can instantly print it from the email attachment.

you can also choose to receive the stamped schedule 1 through fax or postal mail.

Of course you can always login to your ExpressTruckTax account to view a copy of your Stamped Schedule 1.

If you need any help contact our outstanding support team that won't hesitate to answer any of your questions, and will walk you through the filing process.

Can I pay my tax amount to the IRS with a credit card? video

The IRS currently does not accept credit cards for HVUT or Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290) payments. You may pay the taxes using three convenient methods of payment: (1) Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), (2) Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), or (3) mail a check or money order.

Regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes via email and can instantly print it. You can also choose to receive your Stamped Schedule 1 via fax or postal mail, and can view it from your ExpressTruckTax account at any time.

When efiling your IRS truck tax with ExpressTruckTax you can use your credit card for our filing fees, but not for the tax itself.

Got any questions? Our legendary support experts are here, waiting to help. Contact us via phone or email and we will be more than happy to lend a helping hand.

When is Form 2290 due?

Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. For example, if you purchase and first use a newly purchased vehicle in January, you must file a Form 2290 by the last day of February.

Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period must be completed by August 31 every year.

Make sure to file and pay for your form 2290 taxes on time to avoid any interest or late fees.

Take the stress out of filing your truck taxes with ExpressTruckTax. Our dedicated support team will answer any questions that you have via phone or email and will make the filing process quick and simple.

What happens if I forgot to file Form 2290?

A Form 2290 can be filed at any time after the deadline has passed, but the tax due may be subject to penalties and interest. The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 in a timely manner is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT (Form 2290) payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of the total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.

Form 2290 is due for newly purchased vehicles the last day of the month following the month of first use. For example, if you purchase a vehicle in March then you must file a form 2290 by the last day of April.

Then for every year you own that vehicle you must renew your form 2290 annually for a new tax period by August 31st.

Need any help? Never hesitate to contact our outstanding support team with any questions via phone or email. They will even walk you through the tax filing process!

I drove my truck less than 5000 miles last year. Can I get a refund or credit for the taxes I paid last year?

Absolutely! If you paid HVUT (Form 2290) taxes last year on a vehicle that traveled 5000 miles or fewer (7500 miles for agricultural vehicles), then you qualify for a refund of the taxes paid.

You may either file a Form 8849 to apply for the refund, or apply the earned tax credit directly to the current year tax due. Whichever method you choose, you can do it directly from our system. Multiple vehicles can be added to the form at once to make this process quick and convenient for you.

Remember form 2290 is due the last day of the following month after a newly purchased vehicle is used. If a vehicle is purchased and used in April then your form 2290 is due by the last day of May.

Our support team can be reached via phone or email and is always happy to help with any questions that you may have.

I own my truck but drive for a carrier or leasing company. Whose name do I file under?

The Form 2290 should be filed under the name of the vehicle owner. The owner of the vehicle is solely responsible for filing taxes on it.

Do I need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) number to file? video

Yes. The IRS requires taxpayers to use an EIN or employer identification number when filing a Form 2290. EINs, also known as federal tax identification numbers are issued by the IRS.

A Social Security Number may not be used. If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online at www.irs.gov/businesses/small, or by phone at 1-800-829-4933.

Please keep in mind that it may take up to ten business days for a new EIN to become active in the IRS E-file system, so you should wait until after this period of time to file your tax forms.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the ExpressTruckTax team via phone or email.

I bought a used truck this year. Do I still need to pay taxes or did the previous owner handle that for me?

The heavy vehicle use taxes do not transfer from one owner to another. You will be required to file a Form 2290 and pay HVUT taxes on any qualifying taxable vehicle.

Your form 2290 will be due for this vehicle the last day of the month following the month when the vehicle was first used. For example if you first use this truck in June then the form 2290 on it will be due by the last day of July.

There are additional tax implications if the previous owner claimed a tax suspension on the vehicle for the current tax period. For more information, please see FAQ "What is the tax liability for buying/selling a suspended vehicle?"

If you have any questions please contact our outstanding support team via phone or email. We will be happy to help and will even walk you through the filing process.

Will my information be saved in my account for next year?

Absolutely! Your information is stored securely in our database and can be accessed at any time. Renewing your Form 2290 next year takes only minutes because all of your business and vehicle information is already complete.

Your form 2290 will be due annually by August 31st for all of the trucks you own. However, you need to turn in your 2290 on new heavy vehicles the last day month following the first month you use your new vehicle. For example if you first drive your new truck in May then your form 2290 will be due by the last day of June.

Got any questions? We're here to help. Feel free to contact us via phone or email.

Why do you ask if my truck is used for logging? video

A vehicle used exclusively for logging is subject to lower tax rates than other heavy vehicles used on public highways. We ask to ensure you don't pay more than you are required.

A vehicle is considered a logging vehicle if it is used exclusively for the transportation of products like timber harvested from the forested site, or it exclusively transports the products harvested from the forested site to and from locations on a forested site. Additionally, your vehicle must be registered as a vehicle used exclusively for logging under applicable vehicle registration laws in your respective state.

Like other heavy vehicles, your form 2290 will be due on your new logging truck the last day of the month following the month that you first use it. For example, if you first use your logging vehicle in March than your form 2290 for it will be due by the last day of April.

Then you will need to annually renew your form 2290 by August 31st.

Our support team is always here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email with any questions that you may have.

Is there any penalty for late filing?

The law provides penalties for failing to file Form 2290 tax returns or pay taxes when due. There are also penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to the interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.

The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by August 31 is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of the total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.

Form 2290 is due on new vehicles the last day of the month following their first month of use. For example if you first use a vehicle in January then your form 2290 will be due by the last day of February. Then you will annually renew the form 2290 for that vehicle by August 31st for every year that you continue to own and use that vehicle.

Our support team is here to help. Contact us via phone or email and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and even walk you through the filing process.

My DMV won't accept my Schedule 1 as proof of payment. What do I do?

When you e-File your Form 2290, the IRS will apply a digital watermark to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment. and all DMV locations are required to accept this document. If a state or local DMV won't accept your digital Schedule 1, please contact the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096 and provide the IRS with a brief description of the issue and the contact information of your local DMV. The IRS will be able to assist and ensure that your DMV accepts your electronic Schedule 1.

You will receive your Schedule 1 via email within minutes after filing your form 2290. You can print your copy, requested to have it faxed to you, and request to have it mailed to you. Also, you can log into your ExpressTruckTax account at anytime to access your Schedule 1.

If you have any questions regarding your Schedule 1 or 2290 please don't hesitate to call or email the expressTruckTax team. We will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and will even walk you through the filing process.

I put my vehicle on the road after July. Do I have to pay the full tax?

No. Your tax liability is determined by your first use month during the tax period. If you begin using your vehicle during any month other than July, you are liable for a prorated tax amount during that tax period. Our system will automatically calculate your tax based on your vehicle type, weight, and first use month.

If you have any questions regarding your heavy vehicle and the tax filing process please don't hesitate to contacts our award winning support team via phone or email. We will be happy to answer your questions and even walk you through the filing process.

How much will the heavy vehicle use tax be?

Heavy vehicle use taxes are determined by the taxable gross weight and first use month of the vehicle. Vehicles used for logging are subject to lower taxes. Our system can quickly and accurately calculate your Form 2290 taxes before you have to pay.

Remember on all new heavy vehicles your form 2290 is due the last day of the month following it's first month of use. So, if you first use a new heavy vehicle in June then your form 2290 is due by July 31st. Then your form 2290 will have to be annually renewed by August 31st for every year that you continue to own and operate that vehicle.

Please don't hesitate to contact our outstanding support team with any questions that you may have over the phone or via email.

What is an agricultural vehicle?

An agricultural vehicle is any highway motor vehicle that is:
  • Used (or expected to be used) primarily for farming purposes, and
  • Registered (under state laws) as a highway motor vehicle used for farming purpose for the entire period.

A vehicle is used primarily for farming purposes if more than half of the vehicle's use (based on mileage) during the period is for farming purposes.

A special tag or license plate identifying the vehicle as used for farming is not required for it to be considered an agricultural vehicle.

Farm plates refer to vehicles used on farms for transportation of the farmer and the farmer's family, including personal use.

Special farm plates are used for hauling crops or livestock bedding to transport the items from the field to their feed or storage areas.

Logging trucks which are used in logging operations to haul timber are separate from agricultural vehicles.

You must file a form 2290 for your agricultural vehicles, as you would for any other heavy vehicle.

What is a third-party designee?

A third party designee is any person or business with which you permit the IRS to discuss your Form 2290. Examples of a third party designee may be an employee, return preparer, or relative. The IRS can only speak with the the people who you authorize to be your third-party designees.

The authorization of your third-party designees will expire after one year of filing your form 2290.

When authorizing your third-party designee you're giving them permission to exchange information about the form 2290 with the IRS, and request and receive written tax return information that's related to the form 2290. The information includes account transcripts, correspondence, and copies of notices.

Your designee will not be authorized to bind you to any additional tax liabilities or to represent you to the IRS.

Can I e-file a Form 2290 VIN correction? video

Yes! We understand that mistakes happen. Form 2290 amendments or VIN (vehicle identification number) corrections can be filed with ExpressTruckTax, and if you filed with us originally, it's FREE!

All you have to do is login and select create a new return, choose form 2290 amendment, and select form 2290 correction. You can make corrections for both taxable and suspended vehicles.

Select the form you would like to correct from the drop down menu then click 'Add VIN Correction'. You'll then be asked to enter the original VIN and the corrected VIN and click save, and the quick and simple process will be complete.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact our outstanding support team. We're here via phone and email to help, and will even walk you through the filing or correction process.

I made a mistake on my Form 2290. Can I fix it online?

Absolutely. You may file Form 2290 Amendments and VIN corrections directly through our system, for free.

You need to make an amendment on your form 2290 if the taxable gross weight of your vehicle increases during the tax period, because as the weight increases the vehicle could fall into a higher category. This could happen when the maximum load usually carried changes, and the tax for this can be calculated for the remainder of taxable period on line 3 of the form 2290.

An amendment for the form 2290 also needs to be made if a suspended vehicle exceeds the suspended mileage use limit, which is 5,000 miles or less on public highways, and 7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles. You must file your form 2290 amendment by the last day of the month following the month that the mileage use limit was exceeded.

If you have any questions regarding your form 2290, amendments or VIN, please doesnt hesitate our outstanding support team via phone or email.

What is a Form 8453-EX? video

Also known as the "Excise Tax Declaration for an IRS e-File Return", the 8453-EX is a declaration by a taxpayer to authenticate an electronic Form 2290 and authorize an intermediate service provider to transmit your return using a third-party transmitter.

This form is filed if you use a paid preparer to transmit your tax return electronically.

A taxpayer e-filing directly with ExpressTruckTax.com is not required to file an 8453-EX. However, if an accountant or other service provider files on your behalf, you are required to sign an 8453-EX to authorize the transmission. The 8453-EX will be e-filed along with your Form 2290.

If you have any questions regarding your form 2290 or 8453-EX please don't hesitate to contact our excellent support team. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and will even walk you through the filing process.

What is a Form 8849? video

Form 8849 is the form to claim a refund for excise taxes. The Form 8849 Schedule 6 can be used to claim a refund or credit of heavy vehicle use taxes previously paid. If you paid HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290) taxes last year but did not exceed the mileage use limit, we can automatically generate a Form 8849, or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using ExpressTruckTax.

If you have any questions regarding your form 2290 or form 8849, we're here to help. Simply contact our outstanding support team via phone or email.

My taxable gross weight increased. How do I update my Form 2290? video

You can update your taxable gross weight category quickly and easily by e-filing a Form 2290 Amendment.

This amendment is filed when the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases, and the vehicle falls into a higher category during the tax period.

For example, an increase of a vehicle's maximum load may change the taxable gross weight.

In the event of a taxable weight increase you need to file a form 2290 by the last day of the month following the month when the taxable weight of the vehicle increased.

ExpressTruckTax makes it easy to file form 2290 amendments and will help you accurately calculate the difference in the tax due to the IRS. Plus, you'll receive your Schedule 1 for the new weight category in minutes.

If you have any questions about filing your form 2290 or an amendment please don't hesitate to contact or outstanding support team via phone or email.

Can I use my Social Security Number as an EIN?

No. The IRS does not permit the use of social security numbers in place of an EIN (Employee Identification Number) to e-file Form 2290 or Form 8849. If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one for free online at www.irs.gov/businesses/small or by phone at 1-800-829-4933.

Your EIN is a unique 9-digit number used to file heavy vehicle use tax, and other taxes through the IRS. You also need it to register for your International Fuel Tax Agreement license in many states. Your EIN and business name and address must match or your form could be rejected.

Our amazing support team is here to answer any questions that you may have, so don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

Can I register my vehicle without filing a Form 2290?

Generally, states will require verification of payment of the HVUT or heavy Use Vehicle Tax for any taxable vehicle before it can be registered. For some states, no proof of payment is required for newly purchased vehicles, as long as you present to the state a copy of the bill of sale showing that the vehicle was purchased within the last 60 days.

However, failure to file your 2290 in time will result in penalties. Your Form 2290 on new vehicles must be filed the last day following the month after the vehicle is first used. For example, if you purchase and first use a new truck in June you must file your Form 2290 for it by July 31st.

I traded my truck for another truck. Can I transfer my taxes?

No. Heavy vehicle use tax payments do not transfer between vehicles or owners. But the IRS will allow you to claim a credit for taxes paid on the old truck. To do this on ExpressTruckTax.com, simply add your old truck as a credit vehicle when you e-file your 2290 for your new vehicle.

The new owner of your old truck will be responsible themselves for filing a 2290 on it under their name. Form 2290s are due the last day of the month following the vehicle's first used month. For example if a truck is first used in October then the Form 2290 is due by November 31st.

What is the IRS phone number for excise taxes?

The IRS Excise Tax Hotline number is 1-866-699-4096. The hours of service are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Our outstanding support team will do our best to answer your questions about your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax filing needs, but we may refer you to the IRS hotline in some cases.

I live in Canada or Mexico. Can I still use your service?

Absolutely! We have built our system to easily accept addresses outside the United States, although please note that the IRS is unable to accept an Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) from foreign financial institutions. You will still be able to efile Form 2290 and get your Schedule 1 (proof of payment) within minutes; you will just need to send your HVUT payment using the check or money order option.

You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email, but can also request to receive it in the mail or via fax. Also, you can always login to your ExpressTruckTax account to access your stamped Schedule 1 at any time.

Can you send my carrier a copy of my stamped Schedule 1?

Of course - and we'll do it for free! This free service is offered exclusively at ExpressTruckTax.com. Also, you'll receive your stamped schedule one in a matter of minutes after filing your 2290. You can print the email attachment and request to have it faxed or mailed to a postal location. Plus, you can always log on to your ExpressTruckTax account to access your stamped Schedule 1 at any time.

How do I send my HVUT (Form 2290) taxes to IRS?

You may pay your heavy vehicle use taxes directly through our system using three easy payment methods: (1) Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), (2) Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), or by mailing a check or money order. Regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your IRS stamped Schedule 1 within minutes.

You'll receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email, where you can print the attachment. You can also elect to receive your stamped Schedule 1 via fax or postal mail. Remember that you can always log on to your ExpressTruckTax account to access your stamped Schedule 1 at any time.

If I choose to mail my check, can I still get my Schedule 1 today?

Absolutely. If you e-file Form 2290, the IRS will provide you with a stamped Schedule 1 as soon as it has been accepted, even if they have not yet received your payment.

You'll receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email in a matter of minutes. You can print it from the email attachment. Also, you can elect to receive your stamped Schedule one via tax or postal mail. If you ever need to access your stamped Schedule one simple login to your ExpressTruckTax account.

What is a text or fax alert?

We offer an email alert to notify you when the IRS accepts your filing and your Schedule 1 is ready. We can also send an alert to additional email addresses, your cell phone via text, or to a fax machine as soon as your Schedule 1 is ready.

You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 as an attachment via email, and can print it from there. However, you can also elect to receive your stamped Schedule 1 via fax or postal mail. If you should ever need to access your stamped Schedule 1 for any reason you can do so by simply logging into your ExpressTruckTax account.

Where is your customer support located?

All of our customer support is USA-based, right in charming city of Rock Hill, SC. We offer phone support Monday-Friday 9AM to 6PM EST at 704.234.6005, with 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.

The IRS rejected my 2290. How do I correct my return? video

Occasionally, the IRS will reject a return for various reasons. If your return is rejected, our system will send you an email that will list the exact reason for rejection and also explain how the error can be fixed.

You can quickly login to your ExpressTruckTax account to fix any errors that may have occurred. Once fixed, you may retransmit your return as many times as you like until it gets accepted, and for no additional charge.

Also, you can make amendments to your 2290 or e-file any VIN corrections at anytime for no additional fees. If you have any questions please don't hesitate the outstanding ExpressTruckTax team via phone or email.

Is there a fee to retransmit my return?

No. If your return has been rejected by the IRS for any reason, you may retransmit your return absolutely FREE. There is no limit on how many times you can retransmit your return. If your return is rejected you'll receive an email from ExpressTruckTax with details on what's incorrect, and how to make the correction.

Also, if need be, you can make amendments to your form 2290 or e-file VIN corrections at anytime.

Corrections are easy to file and can be accomplished in a matter of seconds. Simply login to your ExpressTruckTax account and get started. If you have any questions, we're here to help along every step of the way. Please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated support team via phone or email.

Can I e-File from my Smartphone or Tablet?

Absolutely! ExpressTruckTax is optimized for mobile use on any iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone, as well as for any other mobile device with internet capabilities.

You can file your form 2290 in a matter of minutes from any location, and any time with the convenience of your preferred mobile device, laptop, or computer. Once the IRS accepts your form 2290 you'll receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email, which you can view on your mobile devices.

You can print your stamped Schedule 1 from the email attachment, and you can also elect to receive it via fax or postal mail.

My credits are greater than the taxes due. What should I do?

If your tax credits are greater than your current tax amount due, our system will automatically generate a Form 8849 to ensure that you receive your excise tax refund.

You can complete your Form 2290 and 8849 in a matter of minutes from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or any other web based device. Plus, our dedicated support team will be here to help. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

How do I sign my return?

When e-Filing your Form 2290 or Form 8849, you e-sign your return using a five-digit personal identification number (PIN) that you create during the filing process. This way you can quickly and easily file your Form 2290 and 8849 from the convenience from your computer, smartphone, or tablet at any time, from any location.

If you happen to have any questions along the way then please don't hesitate to contact our outstanding support team via phone or email. We will be more than happy to be of assistance.

Is my information safe on your website?

Of course! Our servers, data centers, and customer support center are based right here in the USA, and not outside the country like most other Form 2290 providers. Our application is certified and verified to be HackerProof by McAfee. The application is hosted on redundant servers guaranteeing 24/7 availability, and all information is encrypted and backed up every 30 seconds.

ExpressTruckTax is also an IRS authorized e-file provider, meaning our software is tested with the IRS to make sure that our program is operating both securely and properly. By being an authorized e-file provider ExpressTruckTax is basically an Electronic Return Originator or ERO who transmits tax return information to the IRS.

That's a mouthful. If you have any questions about this process please don't hesitate our dedicated support team. We will be more than happy to assist you via phone or email.

If I elect to pay my taxes using an Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), how long does it take for the money to be withdrawn?

Funds are typically withdrawn from an account within 24-48 hours. If payments come near weekends or federal holidays, fund withdrawal may be slightly delayed. The payment will be directly drawn from your bank account and will appear on your bank statement.

Using this form of electronic payment eliminates your need to submit a voucher.

Your bank account information will be safe and secure with ExpressTruckTax, which is kept secure by McAfee, the internet security group.

What is the tax liability when buying or selling a suspended vehicle?

There are specific tax implications regarding the sale of suspended vehicles.

If you sell a vehicle while under suspension, a statement must be given to the buyer and must show your:
  • Name, address, and EIN,
  • VIN Number,
  • Date of the sale,
  • Odometer reading at the beginning of the period,
  • Odometer reading at the time of sale, and
  • Buyer's name, address, and EIN.
The buyer must attach this statement to Form 2290 and file the return by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was purchased. For example, if the new vehicle is used in June then the Form 2290 for it is due by July 31st. The Form 2290 than must be annually renewed for this vehicle by August 31st.

If, after the sale, the use of the vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit (including the highway mileage recorded on the vehicle by the former owner) for the period, and the former owner has provided the required statement, the new owner is liable for the tax on the vehicle. If the former owner has not furnished the required statement to the new owner, the former owner is also liable for the tax for that period.

If you have any questions regarding your Form 2290 or tax implications for suspended vehicles please don't hesitate to contact our outstanding support team via phone or email.

How does the IRS "stamp" my Schedule 1?

When you e-File your Form 2290, the IRS will apply a digital watermark with the e-file logo to your Schedule 1.This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment from the IRS.

You'll receive your stamped Schedule 1 within minutes via email after the IRS accepts it. You can then print your stamped Schedule 1 from the attachment in your email. Also, you can elect to receive your stamped Schedule 1 via fax or postal mail.

What is an EFTPS?

EFTPS, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Taxpayers can use an EFTPS account to pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7. Visit EFTPS.gov to enroll.

Funds are typically withdrawn from an account within 24-48 hours. If payments come near weekends or federal holidays, fund withdrawal may be slightly delayed. The payment will be directly drawn from your bank account and will appear on your bank statement.

Can you really get my Form 2290 Schedule 1 in minutes?

Yes, we really can and will get you your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. From the moment you transmit your return through our software, it typically takes less than 5 minutes for the IRS to return your stamped Schedule 1. You'll receive your stamped Schedule 1 as an attachment via email, from where it can be printed. You can also elect to receive your stamped Schedule 1 via fax or postal mail.

Please note, the IRS will not process your return on weekends or federal holidays if you have chosen the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) option for paying your taxes.

If your return is rejected you'll receive an email with details as to why and what you need to correct. Corrections can be made quickly and easily after signing into your ExpressTruckTax account. Once your corrections have been made you can retransmit your form for free.

What is e-signing? video

E-signing is a feature that allows documents to be signed electronically, instead of sending a fax and hoping it comes back with legible ink. E-signing is much more efficient and cuts out a lot of the back-and-forth with clients on the road.

When you client needs to sign a form like the Form 8453-EX you can simply send them a link to sign via via email. Your client can sign the document digitally, and will have an arrow showing them where to sign the form. All they have to do is click on 'Click to sign here' sign their signature with their mouse.

The form will be automatically updated when it has been signed, and you'll receive notifications when the taxpayer has received the document, and when they have signed it.

How does the e-signing feature help tax professionals?

E-signing cuts down on the amount of steps needed to sign documents. Clients never have to find somewhere to use a fax machine. Plus, sometimes fax machines smear ink and make signatures ineligible. On top of that, some fax machines are pay to use.

By esigning all they do is accept an email invitation and sign right on their phones or tablets. E-signing is a very quick, time-saving process, and tax professionals can e-file on behalf of their clients in minutes. Professionals will be able to see when their taxpayers receive their forms, and when they sign them, so they'll be able to keep track of the entire process.

How can you get instant notification using social media?

Notifications can be received via Facebook and Twitter that your stamped Schedule 1 has been received.

You simply enter in your social media information where it asks you to when e-filing. A notification will be sent to your Facebook message box, or you will receive a direct message (DM) via Twitter.

Your stamped Schedule 1 will be private, and only you will be notified when you receive it. You can then print it from the message you receive it in.

If desired you can also choose to receive your stamped Schedule one via email, fax, or postal mail.

What is a privately purchased vehicle?

A privately purchased vehicle is a vehicle that is purchased from a private seller. Vehicles that are purchased from a dealership, an auto auction, or that are leased from a carrier/through a leasing company are not considered privately owned vehicles.

Heavy vehicle use taxes are slightly different in regards to purchasing privately owned vehicles. For example, A privately purchased vehicle is a vehicle that is purchased from a private seller. Vehicles that are purchased from a dealership, an auto auction, or that are leased from a carrier/through a leasing company are not considered privately owned vehicles.

What is the difference in heavy vehicle use tax liability with regards to purchasing a privately owned vehicle?

First of all, a privately purchased vehicle is a vehicle that is purchased from a private seller. Vehicles that are purchased from a dealership, an auto auction, or that are leased from a carrier/through a leasing company are not considered privately owned vehicles.

If you purchase a vehicle on July 1, 2015 or after, but before June 1, 2016, and your first use month is the month of sale, then your total tax amount due does not include the tax for the month of sale.

Do I have to do anything when purchasing a privately owned vehicle to remain compliant with my 2290s?

The buyer will need to do the following:

  • Determine that the seller paid the tax for the current period. The only way to know this is to verify the seller's stamped Schedule 1.

  • Enter the month after the sale on line 1.

  • Enter the prorated tax on line 2.

A privately purchased vehicle is a vehicle that is purchased from a private seller. Vehicles that are purchased from a dealership, an auto auction, or that are leased from a carrier/through a leasing company are not considered privately owned vehicles.

If you purchase a vehicle on July 1, 2015 or after, but before June 1, 2016, and your first use month is the month of sale, then your total tax amount due does not include the tax for the month of sale.

IFTA - fuel tax

Do I need an IFTA license?

An interstate motor carrier operating "qualified motor vehicles" between at least 2 IFTA jurisdictions must have an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license and decals issued by their base jurisdiction. The license and decals must be renewed annually, and quarterly reports must also be filed to maintain valid IFTA credentials.

IFTA is important because the taxes are collected from fuel to maintain roads and bridges, therefore providing you with a smoother trip.

Please note, the IRS will not process your return on weekends or Federal holidays if you have chosen the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) option for paying your taxes. The funds will be drawn from your bank account, and the transaction will appear on your bank statement.

What are Trip Permits?

In lieu of motor fuel tax licensing under IFTA, users may elect to satisfy motor fuel use tax obligations on a trip-by-trip basis by using trip permits. Trip permits act as temporary vehicle registrations when trucks travel into states where they are not registered.

For example, the DMV of Virginia offers a 10 day trip permit to vehicles subject to the IFTA or International Fuel Agreement but isn't registered under the program.

What is a qualified motor vehicle?

  • IFTA defines a "qualified motor vehicle" as a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for transportation of persons or property and that:
  • Has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or
  • Has three or more axles regardless of weight; or
  • A vehicle used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms. Qualified motor vehicles do not include recreational vehicles. Vehicles used in connection with a business operation are not considered recreational.
  • Heavy vehicles such as agricultural vehicles or logging vehicles are qualified motor vehicles.

Am I subject to interest or penalties if I fail to file, or fail to timely file, an IFTA fuel tax return?

Base jurisdictions may assess the licensee a penalty of $50.00 or 10 percent of delinquent taxes, whichever is greater, for failing to file a tax return, filing a late tax return, and/or underpaying taxes due. Base jurisdictions reserve the right to impose additional penalties based on the laws of the jurisdiction.

Additionally, base jurisdictions shall assess interest on all delinquent taxes due to each jurisdiction except taxes collected directly by other jurisdictions. For US jurisdictions, interest shall accrue at the rate of 1 percent per month. For Canadian jurisdictions, interest shall accrue at the rate equal to the Canadian Federal Treasury Bill rate, plus 2 percent and adjusted every calendar quarter.

Interest is not charged on the net amount of tax due on the return but is calculated on the amount of tax due to each jurisdiction.

Under IFTA you are required to file for quarterly fuel tax returns, meaning four times a year. Each quarter's due dates are on the following:

REPORTING QUARTER DUE DATE
January - MarchApril 30th
April - JuneJuly 31st
July - SeptemberOctober 31st
October - DecemberJanuary 31st

I am based in a Non-IFTA jurisdiction. Can I still get an IFTA license?

Yes. An applicant not based in a member jurisdiction may apply for licensing to any member jurisdiction in which it operates. The jurisdiction receiving the application may accept or reject it.

Ultimately you need your IFTA license to travel between at least two jurisdictions. If you usually only travel within your jurisdiction you may get travel permits to allow temporary travel in other jurisdictions. Rules and regulations among different states and provinces vary.

Should you have any questions about IFTA please don't hesitate to contact our outstanding support team via phone or email.

I am an INDEPENDENT DRIVER for a contract carrier/leasing company. Who is responsible for filing quarterly IFTA returns and paying quarterly fuel taxes?

In the absence of a written agreement or contract between lessee and lessor, the responsible party is determined by the operating authority under which the vehicle is being operated. For instance, if the vehicle is operated under the lessee's (carrier's) operating authority, the lessee (carrier) is responsible for filing the return. Consequently, the base jurisdiction reported on the return shall be the base jurisdiction of the lessee (carrier), regardless of the jurisdiction in which the qualified motor vehicle is registered by the lessor or lessee.

Keep in mind that IFTA reports are due on a quarterly basis, meaning four times a year. Failure to file your IFTA reports by midnight of each due date could result in penalties. If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday then your IFTA reports must be turned in by the following business day.

The IFTA deadlines are as follows:

  • The first quarter is due by April 30th.
  • The second quarter is due by July 31st.
  • The third quarter is due by October 31st.
  • The fourth quarter is due by January 31st.

Remember even if you didn't use your qualified vehicle during the quarter an IFTA report is still due.

Can I transfer IFTA decals between vehicles?

Decals cannot be transferred between motor vehicles without authorization from the base jurisdiction. Once a decal is removed from a decal it's voided. However, keep it in your records for up to four years in case you're audited. When opperationing a new vehicle you must apply for a new decal.

If you have any questions regarding IFTA please don't hesitate to contact our outstanding support team via phone or email.

What happens if I don't have a copy of my license with me?

Failure to keep a copy of your license in the vehicle may require the purchase of a trip permit, a citation, or both.

Also, be sure to have your decal properly displayed on your truck. All expired and invalid stickers should be removed. Keep your decal on your truck door under the window. Do not place your decal on the mirrors, windows, tanks, or vents.

What happens if I don't display my decal properly?

Failure to display the identification decals in the required locations or carrying a temporary permit may require the purchase of a trip permit, a citation, or both.

Be sure to have your decal properly displayed on your truck. All expired and invalid stickers should be removed. Keep your decal on your truck door under the window. Do not place your decal on the mirrors, windows, tanks, or vents.

Plus, failure to keep a copy of your license in the vehicle may require the purchase of a trip permit, a citation, or both.

Do I have to maintain mileage and fuel records?

Every licensee shall maintain records to substantiate information reported on the tax returns. Operational records shall be maintained or be made available for audit in your base jurisdiction. For example, you must keep complete records for all types of fuel purchased, received, and used while conducting business. You also need individual distance records for each vehicle used, and more.

Recordkeeping requirements can be found in the IFTA Procedures Manual for each base jurisdiction.