On 9/2/2014 a US Attorney in Florida announced an indictment of a registration service for defrauding owners of large tractor trailers of lots of money. Read the original articles from WTCV and OOIDA.
Fraud is easy to understand – it is simply deception.
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You’ve filed and paid for the Form 2290. You may or may not have known that you filed late and now the IRS is charging you penalties and interest. What do you do now?
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Did you know there is an e-file Grace Period on Form 2290? OK – so it’s not exactly a “Grace Period.” The IRS calls it a “Transmission Perfection Period.” They talk Fancy-Shmancy!
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It’s happening once again. The IRS is shutting down for Labor Day.
The Official IRS Due Date this year is Tuesday September 2nd. But thanks to this shut down – that’s going to be a very tight squeeze. Please try and get your 2290’s done by Friday August 29th by 5:00 PM Pacific Time – before this shut down starts just to be safe. We’re happy to try and help you get out of any penalties and interest – but it’s better if they don’t get assessed in the first place.
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This happened! A friend of 2290Tax.com painted a picture for us when we moved into our new offices on Route66. How he came up with the idea is a whole other story, but it got me to thinking…why haven’t I ever seen a real stamp like that? I’d buy that stamp in bulk and use it for all our mail – if such a stamp existed! The message is right on – Truckers are “First Class Forever” in our eyes.
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You have spent a lot of time collecting all your tax information, filing the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, and you finally received your stamped Schedule 1. To your surprise and dismay, you see that a typo was made in the VIN. Where do you go from here?
Thankfully, we offer VIN corrections at no charge. “No charge” meaning completely free– you don’t pay us anything and you don’t pay the IRS any more taxes.
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To make the filing process quicker and easier, I recommend you gather your information before you start. This will make filing the Form 2290 online even simpler than it already is.
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There are three methods of payment for IRS Form 2290 Taxes. They are as follows:
- Payment Voucher: This method is used if you want to pay your taxes by mailing in a check. Simply print the voucher, write a check with the tax amount due, and mail it off to the U.S. Treasury.
- Bank Account: To pay by bank account, type in your routing and account number. The website will also ask you for your bank name, account type (checking or savings), and phone number.
- Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS): This is a government website where you can schedule most federal tax payments. Payments by EFTPS can be made both online or over the phone. We do not recommend this method of payment if you do not already have an existing EFTPS account. You can always register for an EFTPS account at www.eftps.gov or by calling (800) 555-4477.
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Before you can file your 2290 Form, you MUST have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). An EIN is a 9-digit number issued to you by the IRS. This number recognizes you or your company as a business identity. Since the 2290 Form is a business tax, the IRS wants a business ID on the form. Though the IRS has accepted Social Security Numbers in the past, they no longer accept them for this tax. Even if you are a Sole Proprietor, you still need an EIN.
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Most people don’t realize the work it takes to actually get a truck on the road, but I’m sure you do! From licensing, registration, permits, and taxes like the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax– the list just goes on and on. You’re in luck because one of my favorite things to do is save people money. I have listed below different ways to save some money when it comes to the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax.
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