Category Archives: Virus outbreak

CDC issues COVID-19 Guidelines for Long-haul Truck Drivers

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Symptoms often include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Our understanding of how the virus spreads is evolving as we learn more about it, so check the CDC website for the latest information. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

Recent studies indicate that the virus can be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.As a long-haul truck driver, how can I protect myself and slow the spread?

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COVID-19, the latest information for Truckers compiled at one place

Truckers are having hard time out fighting the pandemic, the placement of more stringent restrictions across the states on travel and social distancing has changed the dynamics in the commercial trucking industry. Carrier engaged in grocery deliveries or in the medical supply chain have been busy delivering essentials. The freight rates are dipping many truckers and owner operators finding it difficult to meet their needs. Carrier that hauls primarily fuel or to manufacturing centers seeing anything from a slowdown to a cratering of demand. Staying safe and social distancing can help us to stop the spread of COVID-19.

To help the truckers, OOIDA and Land Line Media are compiling the latest updates from federal and state governments on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  Here are the handy information for you to get all the needed information at one place… Click on the links below to be taken directly to the official documents.

Tax2290.com encourage all our clients and customers to take the health risks posed by COVID-19 seriously and follow the advice of WHO and guidance issued by national and local health authorities. Also, promote regular teleworking across your organization that will help your business keep operating while your employees stay safe. We have developed a contingency and business continuity plan during an outbreak of COVID-19 to ensure all our resources are at your assistance for your federal tax e-filing needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Help Desk at 1-866-245-3918 or email us at support@taxexcise.com or use the live chat support available on the website. We’re available on all Business days between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Central Time.

Form 2290 is due by May 31 (June 1) for vehicles first used in April 2020 since the start of tax period July 2019 – June 2020. Choose Electronic Filing to Report and Pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax returns with IRS. Easy and Fast to receive IRS Watermarked Schedule 1 Proof Receipt.

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The IRS enhances “Get My Payment” online application to help Americans track their coronavirus-prompted stimulus payments.

Under the CARES Act, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been issuing Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) as part of the economic relief effort. The Internal Revenue Service announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments.

The enhancements, which started last month, adjusted several items related to the online tool, which debuted on April 15. The additional changes will help millions of additional taxpayers with new or expanded information and access to adding direct deposit information.

“We delivered Get My Payment with new capabilities that did not exist during any similar relief program, including the ability to receive direct deposit information that accelerates payments to millions of people,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “These further enhancements will help even more taxpayers. We urge people who haven’t received a payment date yet to visit Get My Payment again for the latest information. IRS teams worked long hours to deliver Get My Payment in record time, and we will continue to make improvements to help Americans.”

“We encourage people to check back in and visit Get My Payment,” Rettig added. “These enhancements will help many taxpayers. By using Get My Payment now, more people will be able to get payments quickly by being able to add direct deposit information.”

How to use Get My Payment

Available only on IRS.gov, the online application is safe and secure to use. Taxpayers need a few pieces of information to quickly obtain the status of their payment and, where needed, provide their bank account information. Having a copy of their most recent tax return can help speed the process.

For taxpayers to track the status of their payment, this feature will show taxpayers the scheduled delivery date by direct deposit or mail and the last four digits of the bank account being used if the IRS has direct deposit information. They will need to enter basic information including:

  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth, and
  • Mailing address used on their tax return.

Taxpayers needing to add their bank account information to speed receipt of their payment will also need to provide the following additional information:

  • Their Adjusted Gross Income from their most recent tax return submitted, either 2019 or 2018
  • The refund or amount owed from their latest filed tax return
  • Bank account type, account and routing numbers

Get My Payment cannot update bank account information after an Economic Impact Payment has been scheduled for delivery. To help protect against potential fraud, the tool also does not allow people to change bank account information already on file with the IRS.

Stay Compliant! Form 2290 for Vehicles First Used in March Due by April 30.

TaxExcise.com is the First IRS Authorised E-file service provider and has been helping businesses and owner operators since 2007 to file and complete tax returns online. Being in business for over a decade and having processed millions of returns we have gained vast experience and knowledge that has allowed us to tackle any fluctuation and unprecedented market changes. Being a trucker essentially means being prepared to expect the unexpected, in this time of crisis with the trucking industry spearheading the fight against COVID-19 as the forefront of transport and supply of essentials we would like to keep you reminded to stay compliant with IRS HVUT form 2290.

The Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 is used by truckers as part of their federal tax return. Any vehicle used on federal or state highways with a combined gross weight of over 55,000 lbs has to be reported on Form 2290 and this must be filed every year by the last day of the month following the month of first use. The deadline to have vehicles that were first used or began operations in the month of March is due by April 30th.

With just a handful of currently active e-file providers, we have developed a business continuity plan to stay responsive, this allows us to provide the best customer service and have questions answered in a fast and efficient manner. As we have always thrived to stand out by being the best in line for customer support, we have enabled access to a three-way line of communication, you can speak to us on our toll-free number @ 866-245-3918 or write us an email to support@taxexcise.com to have question answered at your fingertips do try out our LIVE CHAT option available on our user-friendly website.

Stay Safe, Stay Strong, we are in this together.

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!