BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Have to pay Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax? Today the IRS starts accepting e-filed returns for Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, after a four month delay. Truckers and trucking companies have been waiting anxiously for the IRS to start accepting e-filing of this form so they can renew their tags with the DMV. After months of wait, the Excise Tax Law passed both the House and the Senate and was signed by the President. It extends the Heavy Vehicle Usage Tax until September 30, 2012. A full year Form 2290 for the tax period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 will be due on November 30, 2011. That means that the annual federal highway use tax return, usually due August 31st, will instead be due on November 30, 2011.
To make it easier to all trucking companies, Taxsoftware.com developed a new Form 2290 app for the iPhone and iPad, in addition to the web product that has been available for the last few years. The cost of the app is only 99 cents, includes tax preparation and printing and it has the capability of entering up to 10 trucks in the same return. The cost to e-file the return from the app is only $15. The online web product, which works with both PC and Mac, starts at $32 for up to 99 trucks in the same filing. Once e-filed, users receive a copy of the IRS stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 by e-mail, almost instantly.
For several months, Taxsoftware.com already has had the capability of receiving e-filed returns at any time, store it in its database, and release to the IRS on November 1st. The much needed Schedule 1 will be the sent to all truckers the same day, as long as their return is accepted by the IRS.
Taxsoftware.com's app is very easy to use and makes the life of truckers with less than ten vehicles a lot easier. "The instructions for using the app are so easy that it makes you want to try the product immediately," says the Vice-President of the company, Mickey Macedo. "Our intention is to facilitate the life of the small trucker, who can use the app on-the-go."
Truckers can choose between the app and the web product according to their filing needs. For instance, a small trucker with 10 trucks or less can use either product. A larger filer with over 100 trucks has to use the web product. Although both products are very easy to use, the app offers small screens with simple entries. The web product has more complex options and allows import/export from a spreadsheet. One of Taxsoftware.com' s most unique features is to allow the truckers to take a credit on the tax paid for vehicles that were sold or put out of service. This feature is available in both app and web products.
Taxsoftware.com also offers unlimited free support by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who want to try the app, the step-by-step instructions can be found at http://www.taxsoftware.com/ipadiphonestepbystep2290.htm. The app can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taxsoftware-2290-highway-taxes/id473799117?mt=8
You can also go to you tube and see a demonstration at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI2yoAPHN1s
To try the web product, the users just have to visit www.taxsoftware.com. Instructions for the web software are available at http://www.taxsoftware.com/stepbystep_2290.htm and http://www.taxsoftware.com/sa/2290frequently_asked_questions.htm.