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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

We're Days Away From the 2290 Deadline–Here's What You Need to Know

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The countdown for the 2290 deadline is at full speed!

Owner-Operators must e-file IRS 2290 by Tuesday, September 3, 2019. If not, expensive IRS penalties for failing to file will be headed your way.

2290 Forms are typically due on August 31, however, due to this date falling on a weekend the 2290 deadline has been extended to September 3.

NEWS FLASH: The IRS will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, August 31 to Monday, September 2; so if I were you I’d be sure to call TSNAmerica TODAY to file your Form 2290 for 2019 over the phone in minutes.

The clock is ticking and time is running out, so here’s what you need to know before calling in to file.

Am I Required To File a 2290 Form?


If you’re reading this then I’m 99.9% sure you are required to file by the upcoming 2290 deadline!

Owner-operators that have a vehicle with more than 55,000 pounds in gross weight must file Form 2290 for 2019 to receive their stamped Schedule 1.

You must have a Schedule 1 Form 2290 to renew your tags with the DMV or register for IFTA, IRP, or UCR.

File My 2290


What Information Do I Need When FIling?


Guess what?! You only five pieces of information when you call for us to file your 2290 Form:

  • Business Name & Address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number
  • Gross Taxable Weight
  • Authorized Signatory Details

Wait, TSNAmerica Will File My 2290 Form for Me?

Yep, you read correctly! Filing your 2290 Form 2019 is as simple as giving us a call.

Simply call 803.386.0320 and you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly US-based bilingual support team members ready to file your 2290 Form.

You’ll be prompted to provide the information listed below and in just 5-10 minutes your annual filing requirements will be complete! Best of all, a digital copy of your stamped Schedule 1 will be sent via email!

Simple, right?!


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803.386.0320

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Complete Form 2290 for 2019 Guide Filers Need

Truck drivers discussing the Form 2290 for 2019 complete filing guide
And the 2290 deadline countdown continues! Before you know it, September 3rd will be here and your Form 2290 for 2019 will be due to the IRS

If this is your first or second time filing 2290 highway use tax, you may need a helping hand to complete the process.

We’ve gathered a few tips that you can use to your advantage with a complete Form 2290 for 2019 guide filers need.

The Complete Form 2290 For 2019 Guide Filers Need


Whether you have handled Form 2290 filing in the past or this is your first rodeo, it never hurts to get a better understanding of what IRS 2290 is and the information you need to meet the 2290 filing deadline.

Here’s a brief overview to bring you up to speed.

What is IRS Form 2290?

IRS 2290 Form is used annually to report heavy highway use tax. Owner-Operators with vehicles that have more than 55,000 lbs in gross weight must file by the Form 2290 due date on Tuesday, September 3.

Furthermore, if you are an owner-operator with a registered heavy highway use vehicle in your name, you must file and receive a stamped Schedule 1.

No worries, we’ll get to 2290 Schedule 1 in just a few.


Information Required to File IRS 2290

When it comes to filing IRS 2290, there is just a handful of information that you will need:

  • Business Name & Address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number
  • Gross Taxable Weight
  • Authorized Signatory Details

What You Need To Know About Schedule 1 Form 2290

See? We didn’t forget about 2290 Schedule 1! It’s pretty hard to especially since it is such an important document.

2290 Schedule 1 allows you to renew your vehicle’s tags at the DMV or register for IFTA, IRP, or UCR. A stamped Schedule 1 also provides proof of payment for the heavy highway use tax, since the IRS won’t issue one until the tax is paid.

Note: Always keep a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 in your truck, especially if you are crossing international borders (Canada)–Border Patrol will definitely be asking for it!


How To File Form 2290 by the September 3 Deadline

If you enjoy being an owner-operator and traveling across North America, TSNAmerica has the perfect filing solution for you to file your Form 2290 for 2019–phone filing!

Once you have gathered required information, simply pick up the phone and give us a call at 803.386.0320 so one of our friendly US-based bilingual support team members can file your IRS Form 2290 on your behalf!

In just 5-10 minutes you will complete your annual filing requirements and will receive a digital copy of the stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 via email.

Call us today and keep Uncle Sam off of your tail this tax season!



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803.386.0320

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Truck Driving Tips To Help You Stay Alert On The Road

truck driver preparing for long haul with truck driving tips to stay alert on the road
Early mornings, late nights, long days, and crazy sleep schedules while on the road can make it difficult to stay alert.

Staying awake and alert for long periods of time plays a critical part in your safety and productivity as you Keeping America Trucking.

Here are 10 truck driving tips to help you stay alert on the road.

Truck Driving Tips To Help You Stay Alert On The Road

1) Avoid Exhaustion

NEWS FLASH! You and your fuel tank can’t be on “E” prior to your next haul! Adequate sleep is necessary to avoid exhaustion and reckless driving while on the road.

Take more frequent naps and get as many hours of sleep as possible. The more rested you are the more alert you will be!

2) Stay Away From Large Doses of Caffeine

Many drivers depend on caffeine to get them through the day. Although a cup of coffee here and there won’t hurt, too much caffeine will lead to a caffeine overload and ultimately put your health at risk.

Go easy on the caffeine, please!

3) Don’t Eat Large Portions of Food

As tempting as it may be, you can’t eat it all. A full belly will make you sleepy and cause you to not be fully alert while on the road.

4) Excercise

Taking a quick 5-minute walk at your next truck stop or rest area will give your body a new-found boost of energy that you need and even help you burn a few calories.

5) Take a Nap

Jumpstart your next drive with a quick 15-20 minute nap before hitting the road. Sleeping for less than one hour gives your body the energy it needs to stay awake longer.

6) Avoid Lights with High Contrast

The high contrast between pitch black and bright lights causes your eyes to feel sleepy. Be cautious when driving and avoid looking directly into bright lights.

7) Turn the Volume Up

Let’s get this driving party started! Upbeat music helps keep your energized, especially when you sing along with it.

8) Take Vitamins

The best vitamins to take for a boost of energy are Vitamins B & C! Take them alongside a healthy meal and get the energy you need for the long haul.

9) Open the Window

If you’re like me, a crisp breeze at night from outside will help keep you alert. Studies show that cold air gives your body a temporary boost and keep yous awake longer. Give it a try!

10) Pull over if you are tired

This one is a “no-brainer”. If you find yourself becoming tired or distracted during your haul, simply pull over and rest. Your safety, along with the safety of other drivers and haulers on the road, is extremely important.

Always get rest when needed!

Get Rest & File Form 2290

Once you’ve taken the time to get the adequate rest that you need be sure to file your Form 2290 for 2019 by the upcoming September 3rd deadline.

The fastest way to complete your Form 2290 filing is by filing over the phone with one of our bilingual support representatives.

Simply grab your business name & address, EIN, VIN, gross taxable weight, and authorized signatory details and give us a call at 803.386.0320 to handle your Form 2290 filing. Once you file you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email in minutes.






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