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HVUT Form 2290 deadline, Mid-Month Alert!

Not only the goods they transit become their responsibility, but they have to take care of many things other than that as well. First comes the Vehicle itself, they have to maintain their vehicles and it should be in proper shape to hit the high ways. Trucker’s health, they have to be fit and fine to handle the load and the vehicle. Family Of course, which is the reason they work so hard and stay mostly on the road. Continue reading

Not Much Time Left to E-file Your HVUT Form 2290!

HVUT is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax that is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the weight of the Truck, Trailer and load.

Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes must be filed using the Form 2290 Annually. The Tax period for Heavy Vehicles begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following year. The annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period IS DUE BY August 31st each year.  Continue reading

2290 Amendments, Power to correct Your Mistakes ONLINE!


Nobody is error free and cannot claim that he/she has ever committed a mistake. Though E-filing Federal Excise tax Form 2290 is simple & straight forward, one can still commit few minor errors while trying to complete it in a hurry. A mistake once committed is committed & there is no point in simply cribbing about it. One must be brave enough to admit his/her mistake, smart and strong enough to correct them.

IRS is well aware of the fact that Mistakes does happen and also have gifted E-filers with a solution to correct them. There are three such errors that commonly happen when one tries to file Form 2990 that can be corrected by E-filing Tax Form 2290 Amendment. Continue reading

The Month of Love Brings HVUT Form 2290 Deadline Closer!

Valentine’s Day wishes from the family of ThinkTrade Inc. to every hardworking, ever busy Trucking industry Professional.

Most people in relationships look forward to sharing the joys of Valentine’s Day with the one they love. Well, if Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a day they are home, GREAT – Typical Truckers Wife / Girlfriend would quote this. Truckers are gone most of the time which pretty much turns your relationship into a long distance relationship. It has also been compared to the life of a military wife.

If most people ask their boyfriend / husband what they did today they have many things to talk about and elaborate on. If you ask a trucker that question the only answer you will get is “drive”. You had better start enjoying learning about the truck they are driving and everything else about the industry because you are going to hear A LOT about it. A multitude of our conversations will consist of listening to a Trucker talk about the tires on the truck, the tires on the trailer, air pressure, airbags, wipers, cracked windshield, brakes that aren’t good enough, fuel economy, log books, his uncomfortable seat, leaks, the loudness of the truck, weather conditions, weigh stations, scales etc. Continue reading

All you need to Efile Form 2290 through!


There are lot things a trucker has to check on his heavy truck before he could hit the road. We all know preparation is the key to success, once the truck hits the highway the driver is all by himself. It’s always good to have a check list so that he can stay out of trouble. Few important things include Change of Oil and filter it needed. The Tires need a complete inspection before your journey begins, it needs to be checked for wear and tear and pressure as well. All the fluid levels have to be checked, brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid and washer fluid too. If the checks show low levels, have the truck serviced.


Check you Air Condition if it its summer.

In winter, check the trucks heater system and it’s safe to carry a blanket.

Check your wiper blades always maintain a spare one on the truck.

Make sure all your lights work.

These are few things that a Trucker has to check for a safe road trip. If a routine days work needs so many things checked what about something that you do once a year. Filing of Tax Form 2290 will be done once a year in the month of July and August, if there is no changes made to the fleet between the tax years. As everyone knows any form 2290 reporting 25 vehicles or more has to be filed electronically and the IRS recommends E-filing even for a single truck. So, what are the details you need to gather to file your 2290 electronically? Continue reading