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Monday, August 31, 2020

Waited Until Last Minute? How to File by the 2290 Due Date



The 2020 Form 2290 due date is today!!

That’s right… Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is due on August 31, 2020.

Filing the 2020-21 Form 2290 by the 2290 due date is critical to avoid penalties and receive an updated 2290 Schedule 1.

Still need to file?

Here’s a comprehensive list of Form 2290 instructions 2020 for filing before the 2290 due date. 

Form 2290 Due Date 2020

The 2020 Form 2290 Rundown

Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is an annual truck tax that covers the damage that heavy vehicles do to public highways.

In return for filing Form 2290 for 2020, you’ll receive an updated 2290 Schedule 1, which is necessary for truck operation.

Your 2290 Schedule 1 acts as a receipt of federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax payment, and must be presented when renewing tags, traveling internationally, and more.

IRS Late Filing Penalties

Failing to file 2020 Form 2290 before the Form 2290 due date will result in penalties.

The IRS enacts a late filing penalty of 4.5% of the total federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax amount for these filers, with an added 0.54% interest each month.

In contrast, those who file Form 2290 for 2020 but do not pay their federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax will face a penalty of 0.5% of the tax amount, with 0.54% interest each month.

Failing to file will also cost you an updated 2290 Schedule 1, which you’ll need on the road.

Don’t risk it. Filing on time is simple.

Filing On Time

The fastest way to file is over the phone or online.

To file over the phone, simply call TSNA at 877.520.8640 and we'll file for you!

You also have the option to file IRS 2290 online with our sister product, ExpressTruckTax.

To file 2020 Form 2290 online quickly before the 2290 due date, follow these simple Form 2290 instructions 2020:

1.  Gather Your Information

Speed up your Form 2290 for 2020 filing process by gathering your information ahead of time. You’ll need business information, EIN (Employer Identification Number), VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), gross taxable weight, and authorized signatory details.

2.  Call TSNAmerica

Simply call 877.520.8640.

3.  Tell Them Your Business Information

Simply give your business name, address, and EIN. You must have an EIN to file.

4.  Choose Your Tax Year & First Used Month

Your tax year is 2020-21. If your vehicle has been in service in previous years and will continue to be in service this year, your first use month is July.

5.  Tell Them Your Vehicle Information

This includes VIN and gross taxable weight, which is the weight of your vehicle when fully equipped for service, minus the weight of you and the load. Find this number on your cab card or a sticker inside the door of your cab.

6. Decide how to pay your HVUT tax.

You can pay by Check or Money Order, EFTPS, or EFW.

That’s it!

Follow these IRS 2290 instructions and you’ll be finished in no time.


Never miss another 2290 due date. File now with TSNAmerica.










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Friday, August 28, 2020

Here is the Easiest Way To File 2290 Form 2020




There’s a little over two days left in the race to the 2290 Form 2020 due date finish line. If you weren’t aware, your Heavy Highway Use Tax must be filed by Friday, August 31st.

You can quickly handle your Form 2290 filing with the help of TSNAmerica. We understand that filing taxes is not the most exciting thing to do while on the road, so here is why you need to know about the easiest way to file 2290 Form for 2020.


Here is the Easiest Way To File 2290 Form for 2020

With the 2290 tax due date quickly approaching it is important to mark “Form 2290 Filing” off your to-do list. Unsure of what Form 2290 for 2020 is and if you are even required to file? Here’s a quick Form 2290 filing course to bring you up to speed–no need to worry, there won’t be a quiz at the end.

What is Form 2290?

IRS Form 2290 is used each year by truckers to file Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, also known as HVUT. You must file this form and get a stamped copy of your Schedule 1 Form 2290 for taxable highway motor vehicles that are registered, or required to be registered in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the tax period, and will travel over 5,000 miles during the tax year.

Information Needed for Form 2290 Filing

Phone filing with TSNAmerica is super easy and can be done in minutes! Here is the information you will need to provide when we file for you:

  • Business Contact Information- Including your business name, phone number, and address (must match IRS records)
  • EIN- Employer Identification Number
  • VIN- Vehicle Identification Numbers for all of your taxable vehicles
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Payment Information- Have your routing and account number ready if you plan to pay the IRS via Direct Debit.


Easiest Way to File Form 2290 for 2020

We’ve made you wait long enough. The easiest way to handle Form 2290 filing is to let us do it on your behalf over the phone! Simply pick up the phone when you have a few minutes to spare and give us a call at 803.386.0320.

Our friendly US-based bilingual support team is standing by ready to assist you. Provide them with the information needed for Form 2290 filing and we will file on your behalf in just five minutes. After your Form 2290 filing has been submitted you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.



Call Us Today to File Form 2290 for 2020



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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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


The countdown for the 2290 deadline is coming for you!

Owner-operators must e-file IRS 2290 by Monday, August 31, 2020. If not, expensive IRS penalties for failing to file will be headed your way.

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 we're 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 2020 to receive their stamped Schedule 1.

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

File My 2290


What Information Do I Need When FIling?


Guess what?! You only need 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 Form 2290 for 2020 is as simple as giving us a call.

Simply call 877.520.8640 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!


Call TSNAmerica Now
877.520.8640




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Thursday, August 13, 2020

How to get an EIN for your Form 2290




With the 2020-21 Form 2290 renewal season happening right now, you should have already filed your heavy vehicle use tax. But many of you may still be wondering if you can file using your Social Security Number. 

Unfortunately, the good old days of simply using your Social Security Number to file those 2290’s are long gone, and if you don’t already have an EIN, you don't have much time left to apply for one before the August 31 deadline.


What’s an EIN?


An EIN, also known as an Employer Identification Number or a Federal Tax Number, is a unique nine-digit number that is used to file heavy vehicle use tax. TSNAmerica can help you get one, right now!

EIN numbers:


  • Contain nine digits in the form of XX-XXXXXXX
  • Cannot be transferred or cancelled
  • Are used for business activities only
  • Should not be used in place of your SSN

Why Do I Need One Now?


You may be wondering why you should begin this process now if you haven’t already. Well, the process of filing for and receiving an active EIN can be a bit time-consuming, and if not done in time, can delay your 2290 filing and even potentially cost you late penalties. 

On average, it takes the IRS 10 business days to activate an EIN, and in some cases, it can even take up to 15. Until your EIN becomes active, your return will be rejected again, and again, and again. With the August 31 deadline only 18 days away, it's time to get that EIN, now!


How Can I Get One?


Although the process of obtaining an EIN is free through the IRS, it can be somewhat of a daunting task to handle on your own. The good news is that even if you don’t have the time to go through the strenuous process of filing and waiting for an EIN to become active, we can do it for you!

Truck Services of North America specializes in making the entire process as simple and hands-off as possible for truck owners and operators. TSNAmerica’s tax specialists provide countless services for truckers and will take care of the EIN process in its entirety with a simple five-minute phone call.

Be sure to exercise caution, however, as there is no shortage of people out there charging upwards of $400 in return for assistance with the process. TSNAmerica provides this service for only $80.

After you have your active EIN, there’s only one thing left to do and that’s to file your 2290. Don’t want to deal with that process either? With another simple five-minute phone call, TSNAmerica will take care of that for you too and have your stamped Schedule 1 sent to you in a matter of minutes. If your return is rejected for any reason, TSNAmerica will even make any necessary changes and resubmit your 2290 until it is accepted by the IRS.


Misplaced Your EIN?


If you have already received your EIN number but forgot or misplaced it, here’s what you can do:

  • If you’ve ever E-filed your 2290 with our friends over at ExpressTruckTax, then your EIN is automatically stored in your account. Just log in and view your business details on your dashboard, or pull up a previously filed return to find your EIN.
  • Check with the bank or the institution that you applied for a license with. Both should have your EIN on record.
  • If all else fails, call the IRS Business and Specialty Tax Line at 1-800-829-4933. After you verify your identity, the IRS will be able to provide you with your EIN.

Get Your EIN Now!

To get in contact with TSNAmerica, you can call (877)-520-8640, email support@TSNAmerica.com, or use live chat support. TSNAmerica support is available every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and we are always more than happy to assist with any questions or issues you may have. So don’t cost yourself extra time and money by waiting until the last minute. Let TSNAmerica help you today!



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