Tax Technologies and Solutions for the Trucking Industry

Tax Recovery / Refund Service

Lighten your load. OTS’ tax specialists know trucking industry taxes, both above and below the critical AGI line.

We know the law, and we know the trucking industry. As a result, more than 95 percent of the carriers and operators who look to OTS for recovery and planning help realize a reduction in their tax obligations.

OTS’ tax recovery services include:

  • A thorough review of all tax-related documents, not just your tax returns
  • Tax planning to prevent future overpayments
  • Federal Excise Tax refunds
  • Processing of road tax refund claims
  • Sales tax refund requests from vendors
  • State and local income and franchise tax refunds
  • Reefer Fuel Refunds, Idle Time Refunds, and PTO (Power Take Off) Refunds
  • Audit support – OTS will represent you during an on-site audit, and act in an advisory capacity in the negotiation/appeal process

Our industry-targeted tax planning initiatives also identify potential tax savings related to:

  • Spin-offs
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Reorganizations
  • New jurisdictions of operation
  • Lease/financing arrangements
  • New product lines

Our Services

Fuel Tax: Paper based and Paperless
OTS offers full service solutions to your IFTA/Mileage tax reporting. Reconciliation of mileages to odometers readings, trip-based OOR (out of route) reports and maps, filing requirements for your IRP, FHVUT/Form 2290, and more. More »

Tax Recovery / Refund Service
OTS focuses on determining potential tax exposures and available credits/refunds to make sure you pay the correct and legal minimum amount of tax owed. More »

HOS Driver Log Auditing
Evaluate your driver effectiveness and increase HOS compliance while reducing penalties for safety violations and improper reporting. More »

Licensing / Permitting
Tired of the license/permit hassle? Give OTS a call and we’ll take it from there. IRP supplements and renewals, over-dimensional permits, over-weight permits, weight group changes, and more. More »

Form 2290 Tax Renewal
Pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used during the period with a taxable gross vehicle weight of 55,000 lbs or more.
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Informatics Division
Turn raw data into usable information by leveraging OTS’ reporting expertise and technology development experience through the use of our powerful online tools: