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Due Date for Form 2290, an Overview!

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When a new vehicle is put into service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For example, if a vehicle was first used on the road on April 15th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month. If you first placed your vehicle on the road anytime in April, you must file your Form 2290 anytime before May 30th, 2017.

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Record keeping, an important aspect of tax Filing!

record-keeping‘Prevention is better than cure’ is one of the oldest phrases that we hear from time to time. In business when it comes to financial matters, it is important to keep records of all transactions as a precaution; be it small or a big transaction. The sole and the most important reason to perform business activities is to earn profit; increase the zeros in our bank accounts. At the same time, we want to make sure that no mistakes or problems occur while earning those hard earned dollars for IRS or anybody else to snatch it away from us. Hence we need a good record keeping system that can actually help you save money. Keeping records to maintain the progress of our business is just as important. As per the IRS, Keep records of all your Excise taxes for at least 3 years after the date the tax is due or paid, whichever is later. They must be available at all times for inspection by the IRS. When it comes to tax 2290, it is important to maintain records for the following reasons: Continue reading

Do’s & Don’ts When You Get Pulled Over !

Most of the drivers get nervous when they see the flashing lights of a police car on their rear view mirror. Of course, who would like to get pulled over when we are rushing towards our destiny? You like it or not it’s mandatory to show the officer that you are cooperating. The next second those lights come on, make sure that you are being observed and the way you react will decide whether you are going to end up in a problem or not. Continue reading

Tax Form 2290 HVUT deadline, Mid Month Alert!

alert“There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive” — B.C. Forbes. Anyone in the Trucking Industry will sure accept to this. Along with credit and satisfaction comes huge responsibility because the loads that they transit are not their property but they take complete ownership of the timely delivery and for the condition of the goods they carry on their heavy rigs.

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

Decoding IRS Tax Jargon – “Suspended Vehicles”

TaxesIRS tax Jargon’s are pretty complicated to decode, today let’s throw some light on the term “SUSPENDED VEHICLES”.  Taxpayers mostly get confused with the term Suspended vehicle, reason is very simple as per their understanding they think it means any vehicle that they take out of service is defined as suspended vehicle. That’s absolutely incorrect. So what does it mean?…

SUSPENDED VEHICLE: As per the IRS the term Suspended vehicle means, vehicles that are suspended from taxes in other words tax exempt vehicles. Any heavy vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or above needs a Form 2290 filed for it by its respective owner. But the IRS has defined some distance speculations to determine whether the vehicle is taxable or Suspended (Tax Exempt). Continue reading