Do you remember when you were a child and someone would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? The typical elementary school response was firefighter, police officer, teacher, doctor, pilot, or even astronaut cited by children.
For many of you reading this blog, perhaps you already knew you wanted to drive a truck or work in supply chain when you were older. I’m guessing you were in the minority. Most of the occupations children mentioned had high profiles and were considered more glamorous than working in the trucking industry.
Professional drivers have often been the “invisible” ones on the road. When you do your job well and are operating in a safe and efficient manner, no one seems to notice you. It’s only when a motorist thinks you are going too fast, too slow, or driving erratically when they seem to pay attention to the eighteen wheelers alongside them.
The trucking industry has long been a male-dominated environment, and although things are changing, it’s still predominantly men behind the wheel, in the corner office, and the shop. As women are drawn to the industry, they are often unprepared to deal with some of the issues they may face, specifically when it comes to coping with diversity challenges.
Many of the women who are seeking tuition funding from the Women In Trucking Scholarship Foundation cite negative reasons for getting a CDL. Often, they are survivors of domestic abuse, spousal harassment, or worse. Yet, when we offer them a scholarship, education doesn’t include topics to include needed coping skills.
As taxpayers are getting ready to file their taxes, one of the first things they’ll do is gather their records. To avoid refund delays, taxpayers should gather all year-end income documents before filing a 2019 tax return.
It’s important for folks to have all the needed documents on hand before starting to prepare their return. Doing so helps them file a complete and accurate tax return. Here are some things taxpayers need to have before they begin doing their taxes.
Electronic filing is the fastest way to get your returns processed by the IRS. For many owner operators and trucking businesses, 2290 tax reporting is crucial and IRS watermarked Schedule 1 proof is required to register the vehicle with the state authorities and to renew their permits. You don’t want to wait the whole day at a taxpayer assistance center to report 2290 taxes? then move on and choose efile for convenient and comfortable filing.
Remember IRS is encouraging every trucker and 2290 tax filer to choose eFile for faster and accurate filing, and also to receive back the IRS watermarked schedule 1 proof in minutes. Those days are long gone. Today 50% of the 2290 tax filers choose electronic filing, where IRS mandates efile for carriers reporting 25 or more trucks in a return.
Pro rated taxes are also due now for heavy motor trucks that is first used in October 2019 for the first time on a public highway since July 2019. November 30 is the due date and start with eFiling at http://Tax2290.com. ordering online in October or earlier, and they keep spending until after those post-holiday sales are over.
eFile allows you to spend time with your business fortune and we take care of your 2290 filing needs. There are four best practices to get ready and maximize the chance of obtaining IRS watermarked Schedule 1 proof in one go.
Before visiting an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center for in-person help with their tax issues, a taxpayer needs to call 844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment. All TACs provide service by appointment. The Contact Your Local Office tool on IRS.gov helps taxpayers find the closest IRS TAC, the days and hours of operation and a list of services provided.
Once they make an appointment , taxpayers will receive an automated email to the address they provide. The email will confirm the day and time of their appointment. Taxpayers should consider the self-service options on IRS.govbefore calling for an appointment. Taxpayers can resolve many questions online without taxpayers having to travel to a Tax Assistance Center. Continue reading →
The Federal Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 for the tax period 2018-19 is due on August 31 for vehicles put to use on highway from July 2018. For most truckers August 31 is the deadline to report 2290 and renew their IRS Stamped Schedule1 proof. However if you have missed your filing deadline you can still report it online at TaxExcise.com and Tax2290.com. Prorate 2290 taxes for vehicles used after August 2018 and file it online (e-file) to receive your IRS watermarked Schedule-1 proof in minutes.
2290 Late Filing Charges
Late filing means you will end up paying more as late filing charges, penalty of 4.5% of the total amount of HVUT you owe for not on time, monthly fee of 0.5% for the period you missed to pay 2290 tax dues with additional interest charge of .54%. You now can make use of your credit card / debit card payment option to pay 2290 dues and pull yourself off from these extra charges… Continue reading →
Before satellite radio became a reality in 1990, professional drivers and anyone who traversed the country had to either listen to their cassettes (or eight tracks!) or they would be forced to change channels as the moved across the nation. Satellite radio allowed the listener to maintain one channel for hours without losing a signal.
Sirius Satellite radio originated in Washington DC and was launched in 2001, just following the debut of XM radio in 2001. In the early years, subscribers had to choose between Sirius and XM. Most drivers seemed to prefer the trucking-related content of XM which featured hosts from America’s Trucking radio network such as bill Mack, Dave Nemo and the Truckin’ Bozo (Dale Sommers). Continue reading →
Sometimes in life we find a person who take a very special place in our heart and become so important in our lives. They take care of us even at any situation and shares emotions and feelings that called best friends. We always need to cherish our friendship with our best friends this Friendship Day is celebrated on Sunday, 5th of August.
Make your friend feel extra-special and strengthen your bonding with him/her by sharing with them a special discount code “FRIENDSHIP” to avail flat 10% OFF on 2290 efiling at TaxExcise.com.
Friendship founded on business is always better than business founded on friendship!
Life is not about the quantity of friends you have. it is the quality of the friends you have! we wish every one out there a Happy Friendship Day… Keep rocking #Truckers. I’m so grateful to have a trucker friend and I’m gone share this with him and help him avail extra love and care.
Ten years ago, when I would stand in front of trucking company executives to talk about Women In Trucking (WIT), their comments were typically dispassionate. “We don’t care if the driver is male or female,” was the usual response. “We just want good drivers.”
I would try to make them understand that women wanted different things in a carrier as well as the industry as a whole. Women often had the same challenges but would prioritize their significance differently.
Safety was always an issue. Women looked for a carrier that was concerned about their personal safety on the road as well as how well they maintained the tractor and trailer. We knew that women are more risk averse than men. Even the World Health Organization called “masculinity” hazardous to health due to risky driving.
Dear Facebook friends who post, like or lurk on the Women In Trucking (WIT) Association Facebook page. Our admins are professional drivers who are just like you. They all have full time jobs driving a truck for a living, however, they have volunteered (no, they do not get paid) to spend their time, energy and passion to keep this page as a resource, a place to network and a safe place to learn….for YOU. Yes, you.
They spend countless hours removing profanity, attacks on other people, recruiting ads and negative comments that are not meant to be helpful.
How about giving them a day off? What if everyone on our Facebook page actually abided by the rules that YOU agreed to when you were accepted into the group? Let’s allow them ONE day to sit back and have some relief from the negativity and spitefulness. Continue reading →