Category Archives: Virus outbreak

Form 2290 Due Now for Vehicles First Used in August 2020!

The Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 needs to be completed by owner-operators and business owners alike who are registered or are required to register a heavy highway motor vehicle. Electronically filing Form 2290 enables you to receive your Schedule 1 in a few minutes rather than waiting a few months on forms mailed in. This filing deadline is not the same as the Vehicle Registration date, Irrespective of the vehicle registration renewal, form 2290 has to be completed for any vehicle used during a tax period by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways. Form 2290 is due by September 30 for vehicles first put into service in the month of August 2020.

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Delays in Receiving Paper Filed Returns & Upcoming Pro-Rated Deadline for vehicles first used in August

Electronically filing returns has always been a savior to many, and with all the ongoing delays and unprecedented circumstances receiving much needed Stamped copies is the need of the hour. As the tax season has come to an end and with the COVID situation weakening we at TaxExcise.com would like to keep you informed about a few recent updates. The Internal Revenue Service has sent a notice to states regarding a delay in processing Form 2290 payments. The notice stated that due to the ongoing situation taxpayers who filed a paper Form 2290 to report and pay the highway use tax for the current tax year period July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, can expect a significant delay in receiving their IRS-stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1. This means owner-operators and businesses alike who paid by check won’t be getting their Schedule 1 proof anytime soon.

Though there is a delay, filers and preparers alike who have mailed in payments and filed through paper can still breathe a sigh of relief. Any documentation such as a photocopy of the check or any proof of already payments can be used by truckers who are needing to renew the registration of a vehicle during July, August and September. For further detailed information filers who filed through paper can also visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

That being said we would also not like you to miss out on the upcoming September 30 deadline, E-file form 2290 now for vehicles first used or put into service in the month of August. Though there is a delay in receiving paper-filed returns the IRS E-file service are active and returns filed online have a faster turnaround time with Stamped copies being made available in a few minutes. Being the only IRS Authorised E-File Service Provider that’s over a Decade-Old it is important that we stand up to your expectations and provide you with continuous support, guidance, and undisrupted service. What sets us apart as a company is our vast knowledge gained over the years and unmatched customer service.

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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.