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Friday, June 26, 2020

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should File With TSNAmerica




TSNAmerica is now offering Form 2290 for 2020. TSNAmerica users have the opportunity to score additional benefits by filing Form 2290 for 2020. Here are some of the ways TSNAmerica can help you.

Right Your Wrongs: TSNAmerica's expert customer support team will make sure your filing is accurate so you can avoid costly mistakes. Filing with TSNA also gives users a chance to amend their return in case it is rejected due to mistakes.

Plus, before transmitting your Form 2290 to the IRS, we run an instant error check to look for any errors located that may cause rejection from the IRS.

File Now, Pay Later: Just because you are filing earlier, doesn’t mean you are required to pay any earlier than you normally would. There is also no extra charge applied for filing earlier, making it a top-rated value. File as early as today and have up to three months to save before paying your taxes.

Never Miss A Deadline: We know it's easy to forget deadlines, so as a courtesy to all clients, TSNA sends reminders of important dates by email. We are here to help you avoid late fees and additional penalties.

Quick And Easy: TSNA makes sure you receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes and eliminates the need to wait to renew your vehicle at the registration office.

Short Wait Time: Avoid the hassle of long lines over the phone and in the office. When you file with TSNAmerica you eliminate having to listen to hold music As the deadline approaches hold times can get longer and longer. You can beat the rush easily when you file.

Paper Free: TSNAmerica prepares your paperwork so you won’t have to. With one phone call, you can wipe your hands of Form 2290 stress. This is the easiest method to file.

Multiple Ways To Pay: There’s no difference between what the IRS accepts and the methods of payment TSNAmerica accepts. You can use EFTPS, EFW, Check/ Money Order.

Client Support: Although the process of filing is quick and easy, TSNAmerica’s US-based bilingual support team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your Form 2290

Top Security: Filing with TSNAmerica is a secure process. Your information will be protected by the latest data encryption.

Call TSNAmerica at (803) 386-0320 to reach a support team member and file your Form 2290 for 2020 today. Take the time to have the following items on hand to make filing as quick and easy as possible.
  • Business name & address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Gross Taxable Weight
  • Authorized Signatory Details

File your Form 2290 for 2020 today!





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Monday, June 1, 2020

Intrastate VS. Interstate Authority: What's the Difference?

Truckers often ask about the differences between intrastate and interstate trucking. They may sound similar, but when it comes to regulations, there is a world of difference.

So we're here to break them all down for you!

Understanding these different requirements is important for properly maintaining your authority and avoiding excessive fees or penalties.

So first, what do they mean? Intrastate truckers travel within one particular state only. Interstate truckers cross state lines and travel between two or more states.

Sounds simple enough. But what if you’re transitioning from intrastate to interstate trucking? What will you need to do differently?

If your journey beyond the borders is one-time only, then a temporary trip and fuel permits may be issued in lieu of IRP and IFTA. However, even for temporary interstate travel, you will still need to change your existing DOT Number, if you have one, to an interstate number. (Exception: unless you are operating under someone else’s DOT and/or MC Number.)

But if this is a more permanent transition you’re making, then permits will prove to be an expensive hassle.

There are five keys to unlocking the boundless roads of interstate trucking!

USDOT Number


Issued by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), a USDOT Number is required for vehicles that travel interstate either hauling cargo or transporting passengers and that meet one or more of these requirements: 

1. A vehicle has a gross or combined weight of 10,001 lbs or more. 
2. Transports 8 or more passengers for compensation. 
3. Transports 15 or more passengers not for compensation. 
4. Transports hazardous materials. This number serves as your identification during inspections, compliance reviews, and more.

*If you solely travel intrastate, you will still be required to obtain a USDOT number if you transport hazardous materials or if you travel in one of the 33 states that require a DOT#.

MC Number


An MC Number serves as your interstate authority, or your right to travel between states. In addition to your DOT Number, you may be required to obtain one or more types of authority through the FMCSA based upon your business and the type of cargo you carry. 

The type of authority obtained will determine the type and level of insurance coverage needed.

UCR


The Unified Carrier Registration Agreement requires anyone operating a commercial vehicle interstate or internationally and that weighs at least 10,001 lbs to register annually and pay fees based on the number of vehicles used. 

Even if your business is not based in a participating state, interstate carriers are still required to register with UCR and will be assigned a base jurisdiction in a nearby state.

IRP


The International Registration Plan is required for commercial motor carriers operating in multiple jurisdictions across the contiguous United States or provinces of Canada. Vehicles that require IRP have a gross weight in excess of 26,000 lbs, and/or have three or more axles. 

IRP fees are determined by the number of miles driven in each jurisdiction, but all fees are paid to the base jurisdiction only. This jurisdiction apportions the funds accordingly, which are then used to improve highways and safety programs.

IFTA


The International Fuel Tax Agreement, like the IRP, applies to commercial motor carriers traveling in more than one jurisdiction (state or province). Fuel use must be accurately recorded and filed with one’s base IFTA jurisdiction four times a year. Taxes owed are then distributed to other jurisdictions according to the amount of fuel burned in each.
In addition to these five keys, some states require further state-based registration if you travel through them, such as New York, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Oregon.

File your 2020-21 Form 2290 with us today!







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