IRS Annual Shutdown

Urgent: IRS Annual Shutdown is set to begin 12/25. 

What does IRS Annual Shutdown mean? During this time IRS will not accept your online 2290 submissions.

IRS is preparing for the new year, implementing updates to their programming, and fixing problems. All this has to be done, then tested, and only after they KNOW it’s working do they turn the computers back on for electronic filings.

Only available IRS offices can process paper 2290s during the shutdown. We expect IRS to reopen the second week of January

Need your 2290? File now before e-File systems shutdown! 

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PTIN Application How to Guide

The preparer tax identification number (PTIN) is required for those who prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns for a fee. A paid preparer must have a valid PTIN before preparing returns. Failure to do so can mean facing high penalties if audited by the IRS.

You can avoid inconvenient and costly run-ins with IRS by obtaining your very own PTIN. It’s easy and now FREE to apply for the PTIN. Follow our PTIN Application How to Guide below!

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PTIN Renewal Step by Step Guide

Preparer tax identification number (PTIN) renewals are now being processed. It is required by federal law that anyone who prepares a federal tax return for a fee must have an active PTIN.  You can face high penalties if you don’t. PTIN renewal is easy and now FREE. Follow our PTIN Renewal Step by Step Guide below.

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Hurricane Florence Carrier Information Center

The IRS, IFTA and IRP are assisting carriers affected by Hurricane Florence through emergency waivers and tax relief and assistance. Check this page frequently, as updates are posted as soon as they are received.

  • Kentucky, In response to Hurricane Florence, Kentucky has suspended registration requirements and put in place exemptions of hours of service and stoppage in weigh stations.
  • Virginia, Virginia has granted a temporary waiver of registration and licensing requirements and normal weight and width restrictions for vehicles transporting essential emergency supplies and services in response to Hurricane Florence.
  • Alabama, Alabama has ordered the temporary suspension of IRP and IFTA requirements for motor vehicles engaged in disaster relief to areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
  • Georgia, In response to Hurricane Florence, Georgia is granting a temporary suspension of hours of service and will be issuing permits for vehicles operating outside the normal weight, height and length restrictions.
  • Tennessee, Tennessee has granted a temporary suspension of IRP and IFTA requirements for any motor vehicle traveling through Tennessee engaged in disaster relief efforts.
  • New Jersey, New Jersey has granted a temporary waiver of IRP and IFTA requirements for any motor vehicle traveling through New Jersey engaged in disaster relief efforts.

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ELD Key Things to Know

Effective as of today, truckers who use paper log books will need to have a FMCSA approved ELD installed in their truck. Failure to comply with the electronic log mandate results in high fines or in mandatory shut down of businesses.

It is in the best interest of all truckers to be informed and prepared. Doing so will save time and money. With so many ELD options out there, how do you know you are selecting a reliable ELD? Here are some ELD key things to know before choosing an ELD.

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Form 2290 Schedule 1 IRS Fax Number Request

A request of your stamped Schedule 1 from the IRS takes just a few steps. Be sure you have already filed Form 2290 and fully paid 2290 taxes. The IRS cannot send you copy of your stamped Schedule 1 if it has not been filed.

The IRS faxes your stamped Schedule 1 within three business days of receiving the fax request. Include a completed Schedule 1 for the correct tax year with all your VIN’s already listed on the form and have it signed by an officer of the company with your fax cover sheet.

IRS Fax Number Cover Sheet

For your convenience, a fax cover sheet containing the fax number is provided below.

Fax Cover Sheet

IRS Fax Number: 855-386-5124

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