You might be hearing this song on the radio that suggests it’s the most wonderful time of the year with season greetings a cheer. It could be because we’re in the middle of the holiday season, but don’t let all that distract you from filing your taxes!
If you need to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 by the end of this month then you might as well file now with the help of ExpressTruckTax, because Christmas and the IRS blackout are coming.
File Before The IRS Blackout
Every year the IRS takes a little break, like a nap. They take all of their servers offline for maintenance and repairs. That means you can’t submit your returns to the IRS during this time, but you will still be held accountable if your return is late.
The IRS blackout will begin on December 26th, 2017 and will end in the beginning of January 2018. Also, they won’t be open on Christmas. It’s best to go ahead and file now, while you have time. As it gets closer to the blackout date you will only get even busier and don’t want to risk forgetting about your HVUT Form 2290 or you will have penalties to face.
The IRS blackout also affects those who need to complete their IRP returns this month. Truckers in Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming need to complete their IRP return by December 31.
In order to complete your IRP return, you need to provide your stamped Schedule 1. As you probably already know, you get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 by completing your HVUT Form 2290.
You can actually get your stamped Schedule 1 within 15 minutes of completing your HVUT Form 2290 by e-filing with ExpressTruckTax and e-filing with us is so easy that we can go over the instructions right here and now!
First, you create your free ExpressTruckTax account with your email address and personal password. Then you will enter your business name and EIN (Employer Identification Number). You need an EIN to complete your form and can apply for one with the IRS online.
Just keep in mind that it will take about 14 days to update in the IRS’s system and your form could get rejected during this time.
Then you will enter tax year and first used month. The current tax year began on July 1, 2017 and will end on June 30, 2018. Your first used month is literally the first month that you use your truck on the road during the tax year.
Next, you will enter the vehicle information such as the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and taxable gross weight. This is also where you will enter if your vehicle was used for any special purposes, such as logging.
After that pay the IRS the amount of HVUT you owe through direct debit, EFTPS, check or money order. Then we will perform an internal audit check on your form to catch any basic errors and you can review your information.
Then once you’re ready, pay for your form and transmit it directly to the IRS! Soon you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email!
We’re Here To Help
If you have any questions about your 2290 then please contact the incredible, US-based ExpressTruckTax support team! We will gladly assist you. Give us a call Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM at 704.234.6005. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support and [email protected]