We get asked this question all the time and we love it! We can’t say why the other companies charge so much but we can certainly explain why we keep our prices so low. The short answer is value and customer loyalty.
As a single vehicle owner-operator, we understand how important it is to manage your time and money. We’re here to help. We believe very strongly in solid, long-term customer relationships. Our business model is founded on providing more features and better services for less than the other guys - a lot less. For just $9.90 you still e-file form 2290, get all the great services and features that we provide to every one of our customers.
We believe that this approach helps establish long term customer relationships, repeat business, and customer referrals. We’re in this for the long haul and we hope you are too.
Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. for example, if you purchase and first use a vehicle in january, you must file a form 2290 by the end of february.
Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period must be completed by August 31
The $9.90 price includes e-Filing Form 2290 and all of the great services and features we offer with the larger packages. We don’t believe in reduced service. For more information on what’s included, please visit our owner operator page.
A suspended vehicle is any taxable vehicle that is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 mile for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period.
A "suspended" vehicle must be filed for but will not be subject to taxation. If the "suspended" vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit, the tax becomes due.
The IRS currently does not accept credit cards for HVUT (form 2290) tax payments. you may pay the taxes using (1) electronic funds withdrawal (efw), (2) electronic federal tax payment system (eftps), or (3) mail a check or money order. regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your irs e-file stamped form 2290 schedule 1 within minutes.
E-file is the term for electronic filing, or sending your income tax return from tax software via the internet to the IRS or state tax authority. two benefits of e-filing are that refunds are received sooner and with your tax data going directly to irs computers, there is no chance of human error or document scanning errors. e-filing can be done from a number of desktop or online tax software titles, and there is free tax software that includes federal e-file.
A Form 2290 can be filed at any time after the deadline has passed but the tax due may be subject to penalties and interest. The penalty for failing to file irs form 2290 in a timely manner is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. late filers not making an hvut ( form 2290) payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.
Absolutely! If you paid HVUT ( form 2290) taxes last year on a vehicle that traveled 5000 miles or less (7500 miles for agricultural vehicles) then you qualify for a refund of the taxes paid. You may either file a form 8849 to apply for the refund or apply the earned tax credit directly to the current year tax due. whichever method you choose, you can do it directly from our system.
The Form 2290 should be filed under the owner of the vehicle.
Once you have submitted your Form 2290, the IRS will stamp your Schedule 1 as proof of payment. When E-Filing, the IRS will apply a digital watermark to your form 2290 schedule 1. this digitally "stamped" schedule 1 serves as your hvut proof of payment.
The heavy vehicle use taxes do not transfer from one owner to another. You will
be required to file a Form 2290
and pay HVUT taxes on any qualifying
There are additional tax implications if the previous owner claimed a tax suspension on the vehicle for the current tax period. For more information, please see FAQ "What is the tax liability for buying/selling a suspended vehicle?"
Absolutely! Your information is stored securely in our database and can be access at any time. Renewing your Form 2290 next year takes only minutes because all of your business and vehicle information is already complete.
A vehicle used exclusively
for logging is subject to lower tax rates than other heavy vehicles on public highways.
We ask to ensure you don’t pay more than you are required.
A vehicle is considered a logging vehicle if it is used exclusively for the transportation of products harvested from the forested site, or it exclusively transports the products harvested from the forested site to and from locations on a forested site. Additionally, your vehicle must be registered as a vehicle used exclusively for logging under applicable vehicle registration laws in your respective state.
The law provides penalties for failing to file form 2290 tax returns or pay taxes when due. There are also
penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition
to the interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or
paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not
filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions),
attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.
The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by August 31 is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.
When you E-File your Form 2290, the IRS will apply a digital watermark to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment. If a state or local DMV won’t accept this digital Schedule 1, please contact the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096 and provide the IRS with a brief description of the issue and the contact information of your local DMV. The IRS will be able to assist and ensure that your DMV accepts your electronic Schedule 1.
No. Your tax liability is determined by your first use month during the tax period. If you begin using your vehicle during any month other than July you are liable for a prorated tax amount during that tax period. Our system will automatically calculate your tax based on your vehicle weight and first use month.
Heavy vehicle use taxes are determined by the taxable gross weight and first use month of the vehicle. Vehicles used for logging are subject to lower taxes. Our system can quickly and accurately calculate your form 2290 taxes before you have to pay.
An agricultural vehicle is any highway motor vehicle that is:
- Used (or expected to be used) primarily for farming purposes, and
- Registered (under state laws) as a highway motor vehicle used for farming purpose for the entire period.
A vehicle is used primarily for farming purposes if more than half of the vehicle’s
use (based on mileage) during the period is for farming purposes.
A special tag or license plate identifying the vehicle as used for farming is not required for it to be considered an agricultural vehicle .
A third-party designee is any person or business with which you permit the IRS to discuss your Form 2290. Examples of a third party may be an employee, return preparer, or relative.
Yes! Found exclusively at ExpressTruckTax.com,
Form 2290 VIN corrections can now be E-Filed
with the IRS. Regardless of how you originally filed your return, you can E-File
your VIN correction with ExpressTruckTax.com for FREE*.
*For returns originally filed with ExpressTruckTax, otherwise it is $24.95
Also known as the "Excise Tax Declaration for an IRS E-File Return", the 8453-EX
is a declaration by a taxpayer to authenticate an
electronic Form 2290
and authorize an intermediate service provider to transmit your return using a third-party
A taxpayer e-filing directly with ExpressTruckTax.com is not required to file an 8453-EX. However, if an accountant or other service provider files on your behalf, you are required to sign an 8453-EX to authorize the transmission. The 8453-EX will be e-filed along with your Form 2290.
Form 8849 is the “Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes” form. The Form 8849 Schedule 6 can be filed to claim a refund or credit of heavy vehicle use taxes previously paid. If you paid HVUT (Form 2290) taxes last year but did not exceed the mileage use limit, we can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period.
Generally, states will require verification of payment of the HVUT for any taxable vehicle before they will register the vehicle. For some states, no proof of payment is required for a newly purchased vehicle, if you present to the state a copy of the bill of sale showing that the vehicle was purchased within the last 60 days.
No. The heavy vehicle use taxes do not transfer between vehicles or owners. But IRS allows you to claim the credit back. ExpressTruckTax.com allows you to claim the credit when you efile Form 2290 for the new truck.
The IRS Excise Tax Hotline number is 1-866-699-4096. The hours of service are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Absolutely! We have built our system to easily accept addresses outside the United States. Please note, the IRS is unable to accept an Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) for financial institutions outside of the U.S. You can still efile Form 2290 and get your Schedule 1 (proof of payment) within minutes and send the HVUT taxes using Check or Money Order option.
course - and we’ll do it for free! This free service is found exclusively at ExpressTruckTax.com.
You may pay the heavy vehicle use taxes directly through our system using: (1) Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), (2) Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), or (3) mail a check or money order. Regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your IRS stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 within minutes.
Absolutely. If E-Filing your Form 2290, the IRS will provide you with a stamped Schedule 1 even though they have not yet received your payment.
All of our customer service is based in Rock Hill, SC.
Occasionally, the IRS may reject a return for various reasons. If your return is rejected, our system will list the specific reason for rejection and provide and clearly display how the error can be fixed. Once fixed, you may retransmit your return for no additional charge.
No. If your return has been rejected by the IRS for any reason, you may retransmit your return absolutely FREE.
Absolutely. If you are unable to access a computer we will gladly assist you over the phone.
If your tax credits are greater than the current taxes due, our system will automatically generate a Form 8849 to ensure that you receive your excise tax refund.
Our servers, data centers and customer support center are based right here in the USA, and not outside the country like most other Form 2290 providers. Our application is certified and verified to be HackerProof by Commodo. The application is hosted on redundant servers guaranteeing 24x7 availability and backed up every 30 seconds. .
Funds are typically withdrawn from an account within 24-48 hours. If payments are initialed on or near weekends or federal holidays, fund withdrawal may be slightly delayed.
There are specific tax implications regarding the sale of suspended vehicles.
If you sell a vehicle while under suspension, a statement must be given to the buyer and must show your:
When you E-File your Form 2290, the IRS will apply a digital watermark with the E-File logo to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment from the IRS.
Yes, we really can get your Schedule 1
in minutes. From the moment you transmit your return through our application, it
typically takes less than 5 minutes for the IRS to return your stamped Schedule
Please note, the IRS will not process your return on weekends or Federal holidays if you have chosen the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) option for paying your taxes.