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5 Things all Truck Drivers Should Know Before Owning a Trucking Company

There are many things you have to consider before making the jump from company driver to owner-operator. Here are five things all truck drivers should know before owning a trucking company.

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Tips for Owner-Operators Who Cannot Pay Their Taxes

It is never a good idea to avoid filing your taxes. But what if you can't afford to pay them? In this article we show how the penalties and compounding interest are not worth missing the deadline. 

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Your Medical Expenses Might Be Tax Deductible

Beyond your house and truck payments, health insurance tends to be one of the biggest fixed expenses for a truck driver. While it’s possible to lower your monthly payments, it requires you and your family to take on a higher deductible. If you find yourself with a large medical expense there is a chance that it might be tax deductible.

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Top Five Reasons to e-file Your Taxes

If you find yourself waiting in line at the post office on April 15 then it’s time you make a change that will save you time. You can join the 126 million taxpayers who decided to e-file their tax returns last year. Here a five reasons why you should be e-filing your taxes this year.

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5 Things to do Before Starting a Trucking Business

Making the transition from company driver to owner-operator is a big step. You will now be your own boss and will need to set yourself up for happiness and success. There are many things you have to figure out before you make this change in your career. Before you go down this new path, here are five things you have to do to start your own trucking business.

 
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Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax

The Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax has several names including Federal Highway Use Tax, FHUT, 2290, or even “Road Taxes”. This is an important tax for owner-operators to be aware of, and to be prepared to address every year.

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Tax Deduction vs Tax Credit: What’s the Difference?

No matter if you’re an ATBS client or you’ve been using another tax professional, you’ve probably heard the terms tax credit and tax deduction. But do you know the difference between the two?

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Tips for Filing an Amended Tax Return

Your taxes have been filed and you might even have a return on its way. That is when you realize that you made a mistake. If this sounds like you then don’t worry. All you need to do is follow these tips on how to file an amended tax return.

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Why Owner-Operators Should Pay Their Quarterly Tax Estimates

If you've always been a company driver, becoming an independent contractor can create freedoms that you didn't have before. A big adjustment however, is how you pay your taxes.

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