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Renew your Form 2290 for 2020 – 21 Before the Deadline!

“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” William Arthur Ward

Trucking is not just a job it is a way of life. Every driver will always try to seize an opportunity to make the best out of it. Missing out on an opportunity to file and prepare taxes will not only result in penalties but also interests for late filing. With the deadline looming just a few weeks away we would like to keep you reminded to have the 2290 HVUT completed on time and stay compliant with the IRS.

Now you may wonder with the deadline at the end of the month, why file ahead?

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Form 2290 Renewal for TY 2020 & IFTA for Q2 of 2020 Due Now!!

In an era when smartphones and tablets have taken over, filing tax returns through paper is slowly going extinct and completing tax returns online is the need of the hour as it is easier, precise and efficient. The less complicated your tax return is, the more rudimentary is the preparation for it.

The slight panicky feeling that happens when deadlines approach and start to accumulate is every tax payer’s worst nightmare. These tax deadlines happen once every year or every quarter and failure to address them results in penalties and interest from Uncle Sam.

It’s time now to put on your thinking hat and have these tax returns completed in order to stay compliant with the IRS. A Few Tax forms that are Due this month would namely be:-

  • Form 2290: The Federal Excise Tax Form 2290 also known as Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is due for renewal for the current 2020 tax year. And the deadline to report any new Vehicles first used in the month of June is due by July31st.
  • IFTA: International Fuel Tax Agreement is due by July 31st for the second quarter of 2020.
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Form 720 for the First Quarter of 2020 due by April 30.

Form 720 is filed by businesses that deal with the sale of certain goods and services. These businesses are required to pay extra taxes, known as “Excise Taxes”. This Federal excise tax has four quarters for a calendar year and the deadline for each quarter is last day of the following month i.e, by April 30 for the first quarter, by July 31 for the second quarter, by October 31 for the third quarter and by January 31 for the final quarter. The first quarter of 2020 (for the months Jan, Feb and Mar) is due by April 30.  And Even if you are not liable for excise taxes during any of the quarters of the year, you must send in Form 720 according to the due dates.

Due to the ongoing situation many businesses and essential services are closed and do not have any Excise tax to report. Though they have no sale to report they will still need to file out a Form 720 by reporting a Zero Return (Zero Tax Liability).

A zero return substantially means that no sale or business operations were conducted during that quarter. And Having Form 720 completed essentially allows the business to stay compliant with the existing norms and guidelines listed by the IRS.

Away from your desk, currently working from home, and is the tax deadline crunch getting to you, Look No Further !!

To ensure we are able to provide you with the best customer service, our tax experts are at your disposal for any Federal tax-related questions. Feel reach us on our toll-free number @ 866-245-3918 or drop us an email to support@taxexcise.com do also try out our LIVE CHAT option available on the website. We’re available on all Business days between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Central Time. Thank you for your support.

Note: The IRS offices might not be at your reach, but they’re fully operational to support E-filing and all the returns filed through our website are being processed by the IRS within minutes.

Stay Safe!

You never fail to amaze us, be safe out there while delivering life’s necessities!

Our heroes never fail to amaze us. If they stop the world stops. Truck drivers brave the new outbreak to deliver goods and services around the country. Though most of the highways are shut down deliveries of groceries and basic supplies have hit an all-time high, with shoppers piling up on supplies. Truckers are working flat-out to keep stores and businesses stocked as consumers worry about riding out home quarantines. Trucking companies are running full throttle to keep up with supply which means as always drivers are needed to stay on the road.

Our greatest strength is our Truckers, we take this moment in appreciating all the efforts taken risking amidst the COVID-19 in delivering the goods/ commodities for the common pubic by staying safe and driving safe, THANK YOU.

We also like to keep you posted that the regular deadline for filing Federal Income Tax Returns has been extended three months, the new deadline to file income tax extension is July 15, 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, there has been no confirmation on the HVUT Form 2290 filing and tax payment deadline extensions, or for the quarterly federal excise tax form 720 and IFTA. Do tune in or check back with us for any recent updates on tax deadlines. So it would be safer to not miss the current tax filing deadline March 31, 2020, to file Pro-rated Form 2290 due only for vehicles first used in February 2020 since July 1, 2019.

As we navigate this latest economic challenge brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak, we are having to take special measures to keep business “as usual” for our employees and the businesses and owner-operators we partner with. It is important that we provide you the continuous support, guidance with undisrupted service; we’ve taken all the necessary measures to remotely be at your reach through all our 3-way communication. You can reach us for any kind of assistance related to Form 2290, Form 720, Form IFTA, Form 8849 refund claims and status, and Income Tax extension filings by Phone 866-245-3918, Email: support@taxexcise.com & Live Chat support from our website www.TaxExcise.com.

You might not have access to the IRS offices for the filings due to the lockdown, it would be in your best interest to e-file your Form 2290 from home while quarantined. The IRS has been actively processing all Form 2290 tax returns electronically, use our website to get your returns filed instantly. You may also use our Android and iOS app for your filings.

Be safe out there dear truckers while you deliver us the life’s necessities!

E-File Now!! Deadline Fast Approaching for Form 2290, Q4 Form 720 & IFTA

3 Tax Forms, 3 Days, One Place to get it all Completed at TaxExcise.com !!

In the fast-paced Trucking Industry overcoming deadlines is the most essential part to stay compliant with the IRS, missing out on these crucial deadlines will result in penalties with interest for late filing. It feels like this year has just begun, but we are almost at the end of the first month of 2020. The interesting fact about the month of January is that you have Three Tax Deadlines corresponding together on January 31st.

CAUTION !! Deadlines Ahead.

Form 2290

Was your vehicle used for the first time in December 2019?

If YES, then you will need to file IRS Form 2290 by the end of this month to get your Schedule-1 Copy within minutes only at www.TaxExcise.com.

Form 2290 is due by January 31st for vehicles first put into service in the month of December 2019. You must file Form 2290 for these trucks by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways.

Form 720

Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return has to be reported by the last day of the month following the calendar quarter, this form is filed every quarter to report taxes imposed on the manufacture, sale or usage of certain type of goods and products and the deadline for the 4th quarter of 2019 is January 31st. Failure to file or late filing will result in penalties with interest.

IFTA

International Fuel Tax Agreement report is filed for vehicles that travel in at least 2 or more IFTA jurisdictions. All reports will house the amount of fuel used and mileage covered for each jurisdiction traveled. IFTA fuel reports are due four times a year, the last day of the month after each quarter closes. Prepare this report for the fourth quarter of 2019 before the January 31st deadline.

With Three Tax Form deadlines fast approaching every day counts, the last few days will see an exceptional amount of returns being processed by the IRS, beat the deadline race by filing online using www.taxexcise.com / www.tax2290.com. Our user-friendly website allow users to report and complete tax returns in a cost-effective and timely manner. Returns processed online do get a quicker response and are accepted in just a few minutes.

Need Help Filing Online?

Do not worry, Our Tax Experts are just a phone call away. And did you know that we are the only online service provider that can be reached by Phone, Email and Live Chat? Yes, you heard that right, our three-way line of communication gives users multiple options for assistance. You can reach us @ 866-245-3918 or just drop us an Email @ support@taxexcise.com, do also try out our LIVE CHAT feature available on the website.