(PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The IRS has recently released the mandated start date of July 1 for the upcoming tax period. This means that filing your Form 2290 can not begin until that day. This also means that the HVUT is due by August 31, 2012. Using an electronic filing service can help you get the form as quickly as possible without all the headaches and stress of waiting in the IRS office or sending the form in the mail. E-filing has already helped thousands of others to process their Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes with Form 2290.
There have also been a few changes to this year in the filing process. The IRS will no longer be mailing out paper forms to drivers. This is a very significant change, customers will not be able to rely on the IRS to send them the Form 2290 to remind them to file. This year, no one will receive that form via postal mail.
For more reasons as to why e-filing is the best way to File HVUT, here are the following points:
Although the IRS still accepts physical tax returns by postal mail, it does appear to be moving away from that and closer to requiring E-Filing more and more. One particular example of this is IRS Form 2290, which is used to collect what is referred to as the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT. It is a fee that the IRS requires all vehicles with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds to pay annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways.
The IRS has already made it mandatory for all Trucking Companies or other industries that have to file a Form 2290 for 25 or more heavy vehicles to E-File the return as opposed to paper filing it. This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 which must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. This form can be mailed to the IRS, which can take up to several weeks to process. It could also be taken directly to the IRS office, which can take several hours of your day. This must be accompanied by a proof of EFTPS payment.
This form must be filed annually, for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current period. The Current Period begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the next year. A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service. The due date for each month is the last day of the following month. For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on October 3rd, the IRS Form 2290 will be due on November 30th.