We just got back from the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas. Thanks to everybody we met for making that a fun experience!!
The IRS has canceled the Scheduled shut down originally Scheduled for Monday July 22. The IRS will be open, issuing Stamped Schedule 1’s and answering phones.
There are several things in life I want fast: fast trucks, fast food, and fast time with the in-laws (it’s never fast enough…). Heck, I even like e-filing Form 2290 because it IS fast. That’s the whole point of it. But, faster isn’t always what you want when it comes to taxes. You want an easy-to-use website, accuracy, and an all-American customer support team. All those things are more important than just “fast.” It’s just an added bonus that you don’t have to drive to the IRS office and wait in line to file your HVUT trucker’s tax- because that’s NOT fast…
Back in February, the IRS sent an email about how they don’t use email. Talk about needing IRS Notices decoded!! But this notice is super important because it deals with fraud, identity theft and a thing called, “Phishing.”
Ever wonder what happens if you choose to pay 2290 taxes with a bank account debit, and the transaction fails?? If everything goes according to plan, the US Treasury will notify you in writing with the notice below. Pay special attention because this comes from the US Treasury and not the IRS.
Penalties and Interest are a bummer. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, sometimes it’s not that bad, and some times you can get out of penalties. But it’s always a bummer to get this piece of paper in the mail.
It’s usually a 5 page notice, depending on how many trucks you have, and how complicated the math gets. If you get one of these in the mail, don’t despair! We’re here to help – and the news isn’t always a grim as you might think.
IRS notices are always super confusing for me the first time I see them. This notice is no exception, the first time I saw it I was really really confused. Funny enough, it turns out this notice means that the IRS is confused. So we’re all in the same boat together!
The Adjusted Tax Computation Notice is the most complicated of all the notices I get questions about – so I’m going to start here and get the difficult stuff over with. Each Adjustment is different but only a few require action. I talk about that in more detail below, but first, how do you know what notice you have?? You can tell this notice from the others because it should expressly say, “Statement of Adjustment to Your Account,” on page 1. This IRS Form 2290 Notice is 4 pages and looks a little something like this:
The IRS sends out TONS of mail. Sometimes it’s easy to understand, sometimes it’s pretty cryptic. Here we’ll discuss the notices that are common to Form 2290, and hopefully make them a little easier to follow.
Several of my paid preparers have been calling me recently about this email and others like it: