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5 Tips You Will Thank Us For During Pre Filing Season 2015-16

With a wink of an eye, the tax season will be here. And even before we knew, the pre filing season has already dropped into our calendars. With the HVUT pre filing season approached, we found out that more and more taxpayers are swinging with questions about what to do and how to even pre file in the first place. And that’s what we are here for!

We are going to talk about the 5 tips that will help you in pre filing form 2290 this renewal season 2015-16.

  1. Get Your EIN At The Earliest:

Since the pre filing season has already dropped in, we advice our taxpayers get their EIN at the earliest. It is the most important document of your tax filing, and takes almost 10 days of time for the IRS to activate your number, and only then, you can efile your tax return. Since pre filing has already started and would last till the end of June, make haste and get your EIN!

Only after your EIN is processed, you will know the exact business name associated with your EIN account, in order to file a tax return online with TaxExcise. However, if you have misplaced or forgotten the name associated with your EIN, you can call IRS EIN Hotline at 1.800.829.4933 to verify, and then keep it safe because it is imperative to your tax-filing success!

  1. Know Your Vehicles:

The next thing after EIN to obtain success with your filed tax return form 2290 for 2015-16, is to understand your vehicles. We are not talking about the weight and the first use date- even though you definitely need to know that as well- we are talking about understanding the type of vehicle.

There are four types of vehicles filed via form 2290, and it is important to understand your category to file, which would in return make a huge difference on your BANK ACCOUNT!

  • Heavy Vehicles: A heavy vehicle is any other vehicle, weighing 55,000 lbs or more, that has driven over the 5,000-mile limit. For these vehicles, you file your Form 2290 as normal and pay your heavy vehicle use tax.
  • Suspended Vehicles: These vehicles are any heavy vehicle or agricultural vehicle, which is driven under the mileage limit of 5,000 miles a year. For heavy vehicles, this limit is 5,000 and for agricultural vehicles, this limit is 7,500. You don’t have to file pay any tax to the IRS, however, you need to keep IRS informed about your suspension. And if your vehicle was filed as taxable vehicle and by the end of the year, it didn’t cross more than 5,000 miles, you are eligible for a refund.
  • Agricultural Vehicle: When we talk about agricultural vehicles, they are any heavy vehicle used for farming or agriculture. These vehicles are limited to be driven up to 7,500 miles on public highways until they are no longer considered suspended, at which time, HVUT is due.
  • Logging: Logging vehicles are those, which are used to transport forest materials within or from a foresting site or a vehicle, which moves forested materials from one site to another. With logging vehicles, companies and drivers alike are eligible to pay less tax for the tax year. So if you drive a logging truck, make sure you specify when you’re e-filing!
  1. Keep Accurate Records:

Besides your EIN and knowing your types of vehicles, keeping accurate records is the most important part of pre filing.

You are held responsible to maintain accurate trip logs, especially if your vehicle falls under the agricultural vehicle or as a suspended vehicle. You will need to prove to the IRS that you went under 7,500 and 5,000 miles, respectively, during the tax year. However, if you find yourself in need of some help to maintain your truck records, why don’t you try a hand with business management programs specially designed for transportation businesses?

  1. Rely on Our Tax Experts:

Filing your tax isn’t easy, but we can make it easy. When it comes down to it, we understand that you probably have lot of questions about how HVUT regulations. This is where the support legends come in for rescue!

At TaxExcise we have the best support team, handpicked and well trained in the industry. And they’re available all year long in order to make your tax experience that much easier. So if you find yourself juggling with unanswered questions, you can rely on our tax experts for assistance. Because we understand that tax questions never take a break, so neither should we!

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Continue to stay ahead of the game with TaxExcise.com! If you find yourself with questions, comments, or concerns, we’re here for you with 24/7 support in English! So give us a call during the business hours at 1-866-245-3918, or send us an email at support@taxexcise.com anytime, day or night!

Happy pre filing, Truckers!

File Form 2290 Amendment With Tax2290.com

So truckers, how is the Friday treating you? TaxExcise.com hopes you filed your prorated heavy vehicle used tax. However, we are here to talk about the Amendment form 2290 and when can we file the same. However, we would not be using the method each time we file, but it is better to have sufficient knowledge about Amendment form 2290.

The following are the reasons for filing form 2290 Amendment: Continue reading File Form 2290 Amendment With Tax2290.com

Make Sure You File Your Tax Form 2290 (HVUT) On Time!

File Form 2290 online

Punctuality is a very important word in a Truckers Dictionary. Once I heard a 15 years experienced Truck Driver say “I’m a little trucker and trucking’ is what I do best. It’s what I want to do with my life, and that’s how I’ll be. Driving down the highway, carrying what someone will eat or need tomorrow makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.”

I would say “IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCKER BROUGHT IT”. There is always trouble waiting if there is a delay, be it anything.  Everyone in trucking business is well disciplined and has to follow a strict schedule.

A Perfect Truckers duty is not only transporting goods from one place to another, it also involves a lot of other Social and Economic responsibilities such as paying their taxes on time. Heavy vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is one of the Taxes imposed by the IRS on usage of Heavy vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds and above on public Highways.

Though paying taxes is never a joyful experience. Considering the fact that the funds collected from HVUT is used in maintenance of Highways. So if we enjoy something, then we shouldn’t mind paying for it. Few years back the only way to file your Tax Form 2290 was by paper. One should either walk into a local IRS office or has to mail a completed tax form 2290 to the IRS. Both the options are time consuming and involve a lot of complicated tax calculations more over you have to wait in a long queue and a waste a day of yours or wait for week’s sometime even months to get an approved stamped Schedule 1 copy back from the IRS.

Tax2290.com bought in a huge revolution in the filing process of Tax Form 2290; It developed a web based application to E-file Tax Form 2290. Tax2290.com is the First Certified Efile Service Provider. It takes only minutes to Efile your Tax form 2290 with Tax2290.com and Stamped Schedule one copy will be emailed back in few minutes.

Tax2290.com is now accepting returns for Tax Year 2012 – 2013. Log on to Tax2290.com and complete your filing of HUVT. Their Tax Experts are working even on Weekends to assist you all the way through your filing, they can be reached @ 1-866-245-3918 or you can write to them @ support@taxexcise.com.

Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs – Form 720, 2290 and 8849

The Excise Tax e-File project was initiated to satisfy the IRS’ requirement to provide electronic filing of Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, as directed in the American Jobs Creation Act (October 2004). Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs (Form 720, 2290 and 8849) has joined the ever-growing-number of tax forms and schedules that can be electronically filed, providing taxpayers the speed and reliability that millions of taxpayers and business owners already enjoy.

Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return is also available for optional electronic filing.  Simply make your selection on the 720 e-file partner’s page and join millions of taxpayers enjoying the convenience and ease of on-line filing, immediate acknowledgment of receipt and faster service.

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return is available for electronic filing. The electronic version of Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, expedite refunds, save personal resources (e.g., time & postage) and reduce preparation and processing errors.  Schedule 1 will be available almost immediately (once your return is accepted by the IRS) through your software developer/transmitter – no more waiting for it to come in the mail!

Taxpayers filing Form 2290 reporting 25 or more vehicles for any taxable period are required by statute to electronically file their Form 2290 tax return through an IRS-approved software provider.

Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes (Schedules 1,2, 3, 5, 6 and8) are now available for e-file. Electronically submitted Schedules 2, 3 and 8 refund claims will be processed within 20 days of acceptance by the IRS, versus the usual 45 day processing time on all other 8849 schedules.

FILE YOUR TAXES NOW!
To file your excise forms electronically you will need to select an approved software provider for the tax forms you want to file.   Form 720 provider information can be found on the 720 e-file partner’s page.  Form 2290 provider information can be found on the 2290 e-file partner’s page. Form 8849 provider information can be found on the 8849 e-file partner’s page.

QUESTIONS? Call  Excisetax.com at 866-245-3918 or simply email it to support@taxexcise.com