Bestpass is continuing its evolution into a payment processing platform with the acquisition of ExpressTruckTax.
In April, Bestpass expanded its service capabilities beyond toll management solutions with the launch of a new product. Citation payment services was designed to help fleets simplify the payment process and identify opportunities for training for fleet employees who receive multiple citations.
Now it’s acquiring ExpressTruckTax, a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax e-filing system. Bestpass is acquiring the company from SPAN Enterprises, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based company that has provided e-filing services for over 5 million trucks.
Truckers and fleet owners are required to pay Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) and file Form 2290 annually with the IRS to remain in good standing. This annual tax is levied on all heavy vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more that operate on public highways.
For fleets of 25 trucks or more, e-filing Form 2290 is required, but for fleets or owner-operators with less than 25 trucks, e-filing is strongly preferred by the IRS. Paper filing this form with the IRS is inconvenient and inefficient, and ExpressTruckTax provides an easier option. With the 2290 e-filing solution from ExpressTruckTax, drivers can easily file their forms electronically and take advantage of built-in error checks that improve the accuracy of their filings. With the advanced features available, drivers can complete and file Form 2290 and receive their stamped Schedule 1 in minutes, according to BestPass.
"Over the past decade we have grown ExpressTruckTax from an idea to the industry leader for Form 2290 E-Filing,” said Agie Sundaram, CEO of SPAN Enterprises. “With Bestpass, ExpressTruckTax will continue to grow and diversify its offerings in a way that benefits our clients and partners.”