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Form 2290 is a federal excise tax being used to file and pay Heavy Vehicle Used Tax (HVUT) to the IRS.
Yes, for you to be able to file and pay your Form 2290 online, you need to register with us.
People use different terms for Form 2290, such as E-file 2290, Heavy Vehicle Used Tax (HVUT), electronic (online) file 2290, road tax 2290 etc.
Form 2290 must be filed for the month the taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period; this is to avoid paying penalty for the late filing to the IRS. The current tax period begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2016.
Anyone who owns or operates heavy vehicles with gross weight of 55000 pounds or more needs to file and pay for the Form 2290 to the IRS. They can be vehicle owners or operators, LLC owners, Corporation – Partnership or any type of (transportation) business owners.
IRS will impose penalty and interest on late filing and payment of your Form 2290. You can write a letter showing a valid and acceptable reason for late filing (including extension) to avoid penalty.
Schedule 1 is your proof of payment of form 2290. It also serves as a receipt which is issued by the IRS after accepting your Form 2290. If you have filed electronically, IRS will issue a digitally watermarked schedule 1. Schedule 1 shows your EIN, Business name with address and VIN.
Absolutely. You can file Form 2290 online using www.form2290.com regardless how many trucks you want to file online; IRS encourages all tax payers to file Form 2290 online. If you file 25 or more trucks on the same Form 2290, you are required to file the Form 2290 online. That way the process would be much easier, faster and less mistakes.
Normally it takes just minutes to get your Schedule 1 after submitting Form 2290 online on www.form2290.com As soon as IRS accepts your Form 2290 online, you will receive your schedule 1.
EIN also known as Federal Tax Id Number is a 9 digit unique number and is used in identifying business entity.
No, IRS does not allow/accept the Social Security Number as your EIN when filing Form 2290.
If you no longer have vehicle to report in future as you are closing your business, you need to inform to the IRS that you are out of business by choosing “This is my last 2290 filing for this business” while filing form 2290.
Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a 5 digit number that serves as an electronic/digital signature of tax payer used when communicating with the IRS regarding the filed form 2290. You can create any 5 digit number of your choice as a PIN (except all zeros).
Vehicle that is having gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more and run more than 5000 miles in a tax year (from July 1st to next year June 30th) are considered as taxable vehicle.
If a vehicle weighing 55,000 lbs or more is expected to run 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for an agricultural vehicle) within the whole tax period, then they fall under suspended vehicle category.
An agricultural vehicle is any registered highway motor vehicle that is primarily used for farming purposes which includes transporting any farm commodity to or from a farm or used directly for agricultural production.
Vehicle Identification Number or VIN is a unique 17 digit number consists of numbers and alphabets that are used to identify individual vehicle. It can be found in the title, registration or actual vehicle.
A registered highway motor vehicle exclusively being used to transport products harvested from the forested sites or exclusively being used from or to forested sites is considered as a logging vehicle.
No, debit or credit card option is not accepted by the IRS to pay the tax amount.
There are two types of payment options you can select:
  • Electronic Fund Withdrawal (Also known as direct debit)
  • ; or
  • EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System)
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or EFTPS is a tax payment service provided by the U.S Department of the Treasury for free. You must be enrolled in EFTPS before you can use this service for your tax payment. Visit the EFTPS website for more information on how to enroll.
If your Form 2290 has been rejected by IRS (due to some reasons such EIN and Business name mismatch, incorrect VIN etc.) in this case, www.form2290.com will send you an email to inform the rejection reason and will ask the required/missing information and make correction on your rejected Form 2290 and will resubmit the same Form again to IRS. Please note that, in rejection and resubmission, www.form2290.com will not charge you anything extra.
Tax credit for heavy vehicle, which has been sold, stolen or destroyed, can be claimed within the same tax period as long as form 2290 has been previously filed. Another option is you can also claim the credit on the next form 2290 or through form 8849 direct to the IRS. But low mileage (run 5000 miles or less) tax credit on taxable vehicle can be claimed on the next tax period only when filing for Form 2290. Low mileage tax credit cannot be claimed on the same tax year.
Form 8849 is used for claiming a refund from the IRS. If you do not have any credit vehicles to claim on your form 2290, you can use form 8849 or schedule 6.
If by mistake you file Form 2290 online second time for the same tax period you paid before, IRS will reject your current Form 2290 with the reason of duplicate filing.
In this case, you can use Form 8822 to notify IRS that there is change in your mailing address. You need to notify the IRS to ensure you receive any correspondence from the IRS. Also when you prepare Form 2290 on www.form2290.com please check the box “My business address is different from last filing.”
No. Heavy vehicle use tax payment is not transferable between vehicles and owners. But the IRS will allow you to claim a credit for taxes paid on the old truck. For you to be able to claim the credit, just add your old truck as a credit vehicle when you E-file your 2290 for your new vehicle.
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