State of Emergency for South Carolina: Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin’s aftermath has caused South Carolina to issue state of emergency and state of disaster. In an effort to alleviate the state, the Department of Motor Vehicles for the state of South Carolina has temporarily suspended IRP, IFTA, and UCR requirements for out of state vehicles transporting relief and humanitarian supplies. The suspension is in effect until November 30, 2015.

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What Steps Do I Need To Take After I Sell, Trade, or Destroy My Vehicle?

It is a common misconception that vehicles that are no longer owned by the taxpayer, need to file a 2290. It is thought as sort of a way to let the IRS know that they have parted ways with the vehicle. However, since 2290 tax is the heavy vehicle use tax, if you are not using the vehicle, especially because you have sold it or because it was destroyed, you are not required to file a 2290.

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Trucker Stigma: A Low Status Occupation?

The general public has a negative view of trucking as a low status career. People rank truck driver alongside “undesirable” jobs such as filling station attendants, janitors, longshoremen, and bus drivers. It’s interesting to note how many jobs considered to be low status are directly involved in moving people and produce across the country, but that’s neither here nor there. Tell a stranger you’re a doctor and they respect you. Tell someone you’re a trucker and, well, you’ve probably seen the response firsthand.

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Truck Drivers and Tax Deductions

At 2290Tax.com we help owner operators, companies, and paid preparers complete the necessary unpleasantness of paying the IRS as quickly and painlessly as possible. We’re also big believers in never paying the taxman more than you legally have to, so we thought we’d share some advice on what truckers can, and cannot, deduct on their taxes.

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Truck Log Books—Frustrating to Some, Vital to All

Truck drivers tend to be an independent-minded lot and sometimes filling out a truck log book can seem like a hindrance. Such rules are often vital, however, as a means of preventing driver fatigue and overwork. It’s for this very reason truck drivers are required to fill in Department of Transportation logbooks. It’s a means of making the trucker responsible for monitoring his or her own on and off-duty hours.  

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