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Due Date for Form 2290, an Overview!




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

Understand the Rules of Road Safety Truckers!

In this fast moving world, buses and trucks are growing in large number. Every day, there is a new vehicle coming on the road and you will also find new drivers slipping behind the wheels. It is imperative that we get serious and turn our heads towards the basics. We should always make sure we go according to the rules and regulations, making a difference among the rules breaking crowd. Bus and trucks falls into the category of heavy vehicles and there are certain rules, which should be strictly followed. Continue reading

Give Your Eyes What They Need!

Do You Know?Eyes are the most active part in our bodyEye muscles are the strongest muscles in our body

Dear trucker, how long you are going to pay opticians? No more if you are reading me this minute. It is a blessing that every one of us have got a pair of eyes via what you rejoice in the beauty of the existing world. More of us take life as granted and never consider the consequences. Now, imagine that you have lost your eyesight. You could see nothing. Can’t watch TV, Laptop any more. Greater of all, you cannot drive anymore. Clear eyesight makes the world a better place to live in.

There are three pretty standard ways to strengthen your eye muscles & eye sight. You can just do it in truck stops. Let this be one of your 2013 resolutions.

  • Blinking
  • Palming
  • Eye exercises

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Three Things to Count On While Replacing Your Smart Truck Wheels

How often do you replace your truck’s wheel? When this question was asked to a number of truckers, we had two different answers. The first type of answer was, “I change it when they shrink or when flat spots are huge. The second type but infrequent answer was, “I restore them in every 2-4 months”. Right answer! It is advised and found to be effective when you put back your truck’s wheel every 2-4 months.

Most of you are likely to change your truck wheels only when you can’t get those axle nuts back on the setup. Not ever! As a motorist, replacing your truck wheels is going to be a continuous process from time to time. Sometimes you will realize that the new wheels just don’t fit in or they may trouble you while driving. It is said that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Let’s look up for three flaw-avoidance measures while swapping your vehicle’s wheel, which really helps in maintaining your trucks well.
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