Recently, some of our customers have been querying us that their state DMV’s are requesting them now to show a copy of their 2011-2012 schedule 1 copies for the registration renewal of their heavy vehicles and that they don’t possess it. They were further confused as to how DMV could have registered their vehicles for the period 2011-2012 when they didn’t have their schedule 1 copies in hand.
Putting your Truck Sales for Sales?
If you sell a heavy vehicle while under suspension, a statement must be given to the buyer and must show the seller’s name, address, and EIN; VIN; date of the sale; odometer reading at the beginning of the period; odometer reading at the time of sale; and the buyer’s name, address, and EIN. The buyer must attach this statement to Form 2290 and file the return by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was purchased.
If, after the sale, the use of the vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit (including the highway mileage recorded on the vehicle by the former owner) for the period, and the former owner has provided the required statement, the new owner is liable for the tax on the vehicle. If the former owner has not furnished the required statement to the new owner, the former owner is also liable for the tax for that period.
Penalties and Interest:
The law provides penalties for failing to file returns or pay taxes when due. There are also penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to the interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.
The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by August 31st is equal to 4.5 percent of total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well. An HVUT liability that was originally $550 would climb to over $700 by the end of the five-month period of delinquency. In addition to these federal penalties, many states suspend the registrations of vehicles for which proof of HVUT payment has not been provided.
The Secretary of Transportation has the authority to withhold up to 25 percent of the state’s Interstate Maintenance funds [23 U.S.C. 104(b)(5)] if it fails one of its periodic compliance reviews.
Any information regarding filing Form 2290 – HVUT please call our Help Desk 1-866-245-3918 or simply write to us your queries firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Want to know the different options for making payment to IRS? There are three options to pay the tax dues to IRS. They are:
- Direct Debit
- Check or Money Order payments
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to aid business and individual taxpayers easily pay their tax dues electronically. You can visit the official site for EFTPS atwww.eftps.gov. EFTPS is a safe way to make all your Federal Tax payments. With EFTPS you can pay federal taxes round the clock. Your payments can be made electronically using the Internet or phone. You can enroll in EFTPS to avail these facilities. Continue reading
Gone are the days when tax payers need to stack paper over paper for filing tax returns. E-filing has arrived as a boon to tax payers. It is interesting to note that close to 80% of tax returns were e-filed in the year 2010. Another news bit states that by 2019 IRS expects 80% e-filed tax returns.
IRS has mandated e-filing for taxpayers with 25 or more vehicles with registered gross weight of 55,000 lbs or more, but always encouraged everyone to do e-filing.