I talk to drivers every summer who are struggling to get their truck registration renewed. June is an especially bad month because it seems that some states require the 2290 before it’s even available for filing.
Are you going to prepare and file your own taxes – or hire a pro to do it for you?
Choosing a good Paid Preparer can be tricky, but it’s super important to get it right. The person you hire to prepare your taxes has access to all your personal information, and that’s some private stuff! You don’t want just ANYBODY to have access to it.
If you have a US DOT number, then you probably already know it needs to be updated once every two years. This is called a biennial update.
But when exactly is your due date?? The FMCSA SAFER System tells you when you last renewed but doesn’t exactly post a “due date” anywhere! That’s because the due date is buried in the actual DOT number.
Do you have an IFTA license and sticker? Did you get your new credentials in the mail yet? If not, the grace period is quickly coming to an end.
There is a two months grace period to display your new sticker, and get the new license in the truck. That means you have until the end of February to get up to date.
This grace period is only good for people who have applied for the New Year and are up to date on last year. If you have not yet filed and paid for 3rd Quarter 2013 this grace period does not apply to you.