Monday, August 30, 2021

The ExpressTruckTax Team is Working Overtime for Truckers!

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With only one more day left before the 2021-22 Form 2290 Deadline, our ExpressTruckTax team is working around the clock to help truckers! We are even inviting our clients to visit our new office, where we will help them file their 2290 and send them back on the road with some ExpressTruckTax swag!

 That's how we do it at SPAN Enterprises, every client counts and we provide them with the assistance they need to file accurately and on time! To make sure all of our clients are taken care of and their 2290 filing needs are met, our team worked extended hours through the weekend and we will be continue to work extended hours through the deadline!

Truckers move America forward, and we are proud to help them stay IRS compliant so they can focus on the crucial, hard work that their job entails.

Background on the Form 2290

So, what is the Form 2290? This is a mandatory IRS tax form for the trucking industry. Whether you manage an entire fleet or are the owner of a single truck, Form 2290 is vital to maintaining your operations.

Form 2290 is used to calculate the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, this tax must be paid every year on trucks weighing 55,000 pounds or more. Without paying their HVUT and filing 2290, truckers will face penalties and other consequences that jeopardize their business.

For the majority of drivers, the deadline to file Form 2290 with the IRS and make their HVUT payments is August 31. This is just a few days away, which is why our team is in the zone and firing on all cylinders!

About ExpressTruckTax

ExpressTruckTax is one of SPAN Enterprises’ many solutions. Originally launched back in 2010, ExpressTruckTax is an industry leader of IRS Form 2290 filing. We offer features that drivers and tax professionals need for easy filing and won’t find from our competitors.

  • Pricing starts at only $9.90 (We don’t believe in price hikes or mysterious added fees)
  • Did you file with us last year? You can copy all those details into this year’s return!
  • We have an excellent live customer support team
  • Get your Schedule 1 in minutes!
  • We offer an ExpressGuarantee, you get your Stamped Schedule 1 or your money back!

How Are We Different?

Well, first of all, we have expressAmber, our very own social media influencer here to help truckers file and stay up to date with what’s happening in the trucking industry! We also have a great team available to help!

You can call our competitors, but will they pick up? Who knows, but we can say for sure that when you call ExpressTruckTax you will talk to one of our friendly and helpful team members every time! We’re here in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where our live support comes with southern hospitality!

Whether you are reaching out to ExpressTruckTax or one of our many other successful products, the team at SPAN Enterprises operates on simple principles that set us apart; honesty, integrity, and the pursuit of endless possibilities.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Happy Holidays From SPAN Enterprises

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There’s no need to highlight the difficulties of 2020. Though we dealt with the same challenges, we don’t know everyone’s individual experiences and hurdles they faced. COVID-19 was the source, but the ways in which we had to deal with it were unique.

Suffice to say, we at SPAN Enterprises empathize with what you have gone through, and we have a profound appreciation for our clients. From our inception, we have valued the relationships we’ve developed with those who have chosen to do business with us. Because at the heart of that relationship is trust. You believe that our products will have an impact on our business. And although we wholeheartedly agree with it, it means a tremendous amount when someone else shares that idea with us.

As we enter the new year, it is this trust that we will build our business upon. Every decision is rooted in what’s best for you. This year changed a lot of things for everyone, but what we know have is an even deeper gratitude for our clients—and we didn’t think that was possible.

And your trust is something we will never take for granted. The year will change, but our core values and drive remains continuous.

With that, we hope that you enjoy the holidays and get to spend time with those you love. Though our offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas, email support will be available on the weekends.

Be safe and be well. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

The Low-Level Trajectory For Long-Term Success

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Sometimes I get apprehensive when people eagerly offer free advice. At the risk of becoming the type
of person I just warned you about, here’s something I’ve learned: choose the path of the lowest trajectory aimed at the far-away horizon. In other words, have a plan for the future. Don’t grab at short-term gains, despite how glittery they may appear.

Why am I talking about this now?

This is a trait I have come to value when working alongside other people, and it is certainly something I see incorporated into SPAN Enterprises’ values.

What is so exciting about working here is that I really don’t know what the company is going to look like in five years—and this is a great thing. For instance, no one who works here is content with this company doing the exact same thing we are doing now five years into the future.

This isn’t to say that SPAN Enterprises is willing to walk away from something solely for the sake of change. What I am saying is the exact opposite. Everyone here wants to build off what we have worked so hard to create. We seek to discover the natural evolution of our products.

Organic and Natural

Seeking to discover the natural evolution of our products is critical. To allow a product to grow, it must happen organically. This happens in the best way possible: by listening to our customers and clients. 

Our founders and tech team design products and software brilliantly. It’s not only the know-how and experience that is noteworthy, but it is their ability to generate solutions before the product has launched. They anticipate how the client will interact with our software and design accordingly.

Though our products are well-thought-out and crafted before being sent out into the world, the world changes. Laws are created. Regulations get added. These needs are not problems but opportunities to evolve to meet the needs of our clients.

Pivot or Disappear

Think of this: At their peak, Blockbuster ran 9,904 stores worldwide. They had $5.9 billion in revenue (half a billion came in late fees alone!). Without question, this was an upper-echelon company.

And they had the opportunity to purchase Netflix for $50 million. Blockbuster’s CEO, reportedly, laughed the offer out of his office.

We know where this story ends. Blockbuster went bankrupt in 2010, and now, Netflix is valued at $194 billion.

I am not mocking the decision because I have the benefit of hindsight. Maybe I would have made the same decision as the Blockbuster CEO did. But when I look to the leadership of SPAN Enterprises, I believe in their ability to do what Blockbuster did not: to see the evolving needs of the consumer.

When I said earlier that the people at SPAN Enterprises are not content to be doing the same thing five years into the future, this is what I meant.

Resting on what you have is short term. Using foresight to adapt your product to the needs of the consumer before they need them is long-term. That is evolution. And that is what SPAN Enterprises does.


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Friday, October 9, 2020

Anniversaries & Other Milestones

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Four days ago, as all of the employees of SPAN were working remotely, our office made the private announcement that we had reached our 11th anniversary. On October 5, 2009, our two founders, Agie Sundaram and Naga Palanisamy, filed for incorporation. During that first year, they released three software products. And now, eleven year later, we’ve nearly quadrupled our products. In a few months, we’re moving into a new 12,000 square foot office.

Half in Five

Half of all new small businesses will fail within five years. There are external factors at play like the market shifting, new laws and regulations, zoning problems, increased costs of products or raw materials.

Internally, some business owners cannot manage people, or their ability to handle all the indirect responsibilities of building a business like running payroll, taxes, record-keeping is below where it needs to be for their business to remain viable.

When I look at some of the reasons why business owners—or anyone—succeed, it’s because they have more than one idea. There is no such thing as a million-dollar idea. To survive as a business, you may need a million ideas. Every hour, every minute requires the dogged pursuit of a goal. You may have an idea, but there are an infinite amount of factors working against you. The entrepreneur that is still standing after ten years (or eleven, in our case), is the one who can make the right decision, in the moment, that will move his or her business closer to being viable and sustainable.

Finding The Wrong Way

If you study the world's top performers, it won’t take you long to discover that they failed, often times for years, before discovering even a modicum of success.

There are stories of Michael Jordan locking himself in his room and crying after he was cut from his high school basketball team. Steve Jobs is marked as a visionary, but he was removed from the very company he started. Abraham Lincoln was defeated in eight elections. To find any level of success, you cannot be afraid of failure. These are the moments when you learn the most and realize that you want something badly enough to stand up one more time.

To make it as a small business, you almost have to seek out failure—to an extent, and you certainly cannot too afraid to make a decision because of it.

Valuable Time

I once heard someone point out that people always refer to the “good ‘ole days,” but rarely do they realize how wonderful the time is when they are actually living them. It’s not uncommon for people to look back and reminisce about the struggle, the long nights, the unending days filled with tireless work cycles.

As we begin our eleventh year, we keep this in mind. It’s not so much about the last decade as it about the next. There are always new ways to better serve our clients, to create software that solves problems where there are no solutions.

The traits I have gone over, the ones attached to successful people, are the same ones I recognize amongst my peers and superiors.

One of the most exciting things about being around for eleven years is the Endless Possibilities for the next eleven.


Here’s a quick reminder: your 3rd quarter (July, August, September), Federal Tax Return is due November 2, 2020. If you need a quick, efficient, and cost-effective solution, go to TaxBandits and file your Form 941. All the third-quarter changes will be accounted for.

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