Big Rig Truckers: The Unsung Heroes of American Transportation (Infographic)

Being a trucker can be a pretty thankless job. However, here at 2290Tax we know that trucking is the backbone of America. From food to clothes to electronics and medicine – if you’ve got it, then a trucker brought it! But a lot of people might not realize just how vital truckers are to our everyday way of life. This is our salute to big rig truckers everywhere – America’s unsung heroes.

Share this with your friends and family! Some of these statistics might (or might not) surprise you!
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Year End Record Keeping

What a year it has been! As the year wraps up, it is the perfect time to make sure you have good records when entering the New Year. You never know when you will receive an audit from the IRS, and keeping good records will help prepare you for this.

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PTIN Renewal

PTIN Basics

A Preparers Tax Identification Number (PTIN) is an IRS business tax identification number issued to paid preparers of U.S. federal tax returns, like the Form 2290. Anyone who receives compensation for preparing tax returns is considered a paid preparer and must have a PTIN issued by the IRS.

PTINs were created to protect the privacy of the tax preparers. Many years ago, paid preparers were required to use their Social Security Number (SSN) to sign documents- which wasn’t very safe!

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Suspended Vehicles Proof Reminder

Suspended vehicles are vehicles that travel less than 5,000 miles on public highways (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles). These types of vehicles still need to file a Form 2290, but will owe $0 in taxes. Since there is no tax amount due to the IRS for these kinds of vehicles, the IRS wants proof that your vehicle travels under that mileage limit.

We have been noticing more and more of our customers who have filed suspended returns get audited by the IRS and did not have the right kind of proof to defend themselves. We don’t want this happening to anyone else.

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Penalties? Interest? Oh, My!

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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Correcting a VIN

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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Before Filing the 2290 Online

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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Don’t Have an EIN? Get one NOW!

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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Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Weighing Heavy On Your Wallet?

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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