As defined by the IRS, the 2290 Tax Form is used to:
Calculate and pay the tax due on vehicles that weigh (fully loaded: tractor and trailer) 55,000 lbs or more.
Claim suspension from tax for a vehicle that weighs (fully loaded: tractor and trailer) 55,000 lbs or more that is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agriculture vehicles) during the taxable period
Did you know there are trucks that weigh more than 55,000 lbs, and travel more than 5,000 miles, that DON’T need to file Form 2290? There are a few special kinds of trucks that the IRS doesn’t consider “Highway Motor Vehicles.” We will cover two Categories, but they are all tied together by one key element: Non-Transportation Function.
Vehicles that drive themselves. Seemingly, a concept straight out of the Jetsons. But is our technology advanced enough to make this possible? Well according to Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Google we can expect to see self driving vehicles on our streets like tomorrow! Well not really, but they are close.
I recently attended the IFTA/IRP Annual Audit Workshop and it was a gas! I know not everyone can make it to these workshops so I wanted to share what I learned. Each bold heading below was an item on the agenda. Over the next three days, I’ll post up the notes I took for each day. I hope this is helpful to you! If you have any questions, or want to talk to me about the meeting, please call! I have copies of the agenda, the audit report, and many other fun things to share!
Date: Tuesday February 24, 2015
Location: Menger Hotel, San Antonio TX
It has come to our attention that their has been a certain Nikki Johnson contacting people via phone demanding that they pay taxes owed to the IRS. Nikki Johnson threatens that if the taxes are not payed they can face jail time. Our customers that have made us aware of this situation, call us concerned because of course they do not want to be arrested or get into any kind of trouble with the IRS.
Route 66 was not intended to be an all American tourist attraction. Route 66 intent was to run across the U.S. in order to facilitate farmers with the transport and redistribution of their goods. Routes regularly used, prior to the construction of Route 66, were treacherous and uneven. Route 66 provided a flat drive from California to Chicago. It gave way for a safe and easy ride across the country. As with farmers, the Mother Road’s easy drive helped it gain popularity with many industries in the country. The Trucking Industry in particular gained momentum as it provided an easy and reliable way to transport goods. This new route helped make the Trucking Industry become an important competitor, giving the railroad a run for its money.
The Department of Transportation of Pennsylvania has issued a waiver lifting the requirement to comply with driver hour of service. Due to the extreme weather the State of Pennsylvania is currently facing, the Governor of Pennsylvania has found it necessary to issue a temporary waiver for all motor carriers engaged in necessary emergency transportation.
The state of Virginia has declared a State of Emergency due to the expected winter storm projected by the National Weather Service. As a result, the state of Virginia has issued a waiver for carriers transporting emergency relief supplies. Such emergency relief supplies include livestock or poultry, feed or other critical supplies for livestock or poultry, heating oil, motor fuels, and propane, or vehicles providing restoration of utilities such as electricity, gas, phone, water, wastewater, and cable.