Employer Identification Number (EIN)

What is an EIN?

As defined by the IRS, EIN is an Employer Identification Number also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number. EIN is used to identify a business entity. You need an EIN if you are planning to file an electronic 2290 Tax return.

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Changes to the 2015/2016 Form 2290

This year the Form 2290 is going through two big changes with the way they collect information for Credits on vehicles that are sold during the tax year. First there is something the seller must do, and second something the buyer must do.

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The Long Road Ahead

Are you thinking about becoming a trucker? Does the driving lifestyle and competitive wages appeal to your career interests?

Look no further- we’ve organized a step-by-step list on how to obtain the specific permits required for interstate transportation, tax documentation for fuel and mile usage, and other legal regulations required for heavy truck drivers. Since the government heavily regulates the roads, there are various registrations and permits you should take care of such as DOT, UCR and IFTA.

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Why e-File?

It’s a question we’re often asked at 2290Tax.com. Why bother e-filing your 2290 IRS form? On the surface, e-filing sounds more complicated than submitting your 2290 the traditional way.

We started 2290Tax.com because we believe truckers should be on the road, not wasting their time and money standing in lines at the IRS or waiting for their Stamped Schedule 1 to turn up in the mail. With e-filing, you can get your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax submitted and paid within minutes, and gain access to your Stamped Schedule 1 within an hour.

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Your Truck and “Date of First Use”

I’m not using my truck – do I still file a 2290?

Form 2290 is a USE tax, not an OWNERSHIP tax. That means if you’re not using your truck you don’t file a 2290 for that truck. But it gets tricky, you need to be careful of two things. First, you want to be sure you have the correct “Date of First Use.”  Second, recordkeeping, recordkeeping, recordkeeping! Keeping these two things in mind should help you save money, file accurately, and protect you in the case of an audit.

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20 Of The Best Trucking Companies Based In The U.S.

As a leader in e-filing services for the trucking industry, 2290Tax.com works with some of the finest trucking companies in the nation, and over time, we’ve developed a keen eye for what elevates a trucking company from good to great. It’s a peculiar mix of heart, business acumen, hard work and good old American know-how—the same core values that drive our own mission to help truckers e-file 2290 tax forms to the IRS without the hassle and delays of submitting by mail.

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