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Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return - Form 2290. Calculate and pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used during the period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. File suspension from the tax when a vehicle is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the period.

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Anyone who registers a heavy highway motor vehicle in their name with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290 and pay the tax. Typically, owners of vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks, etc., are not required to file or pay tax on these smaller trucks. Trucks that are used for 5,000 miles or less (7,500 for farm trucks) are required to file a return but are excluded from paying the tax
IRS encourage all 2290 filers to e-file 2290. If you are reporting 25 or more taxable heavy highway motor vehicles for any taxable period, you must e-file through Form 2290 filing. When you e-file your Schedule 1 will be available almost immediately after IRS accepts it.
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a 9-digit number issued by the IRS for tax filing or tax reporting purposes of identifying a particular business tax account. The EIN format will be always: XX-XXXXXXX. If you don't have an EIN please click here to Apply Now: EINs are used by employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, non-profits, trusts, estates of decedents, government agencies, certain individuals, and other business entities. These entities must provide their EIN on every form is being filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
IRS uses a combination of your EIN and your name as a unique identifier for the name control. On an e-filed return, if a taxpayer's unique ID doesn't match our records, it’s rejected.
You may electronically file your return two weeks from the date your EIN was assigned so your name control is established in our system. If you e-file it before then, your return might be rejected.
You will get an e-mail notification from us. You’ll also have access to an electronic version of the Schedule 1 containing a watermark of the e-file logo in the background.
You can e-file a correction to weight, mileage and VIN. However, if you make another type of error on your e-filed and accepted return, you will need to make corrections on a paper Form 2290 and mail it to the IRS.
No. If you e-file your 2290 and list the vehicles you own on the Schedule 1, and later buy one or more additional trucks, you must file a new Form 2290 listing only the new vehicles. E-file that 2290 any time before the last day of the month following the month the new vehicle was first used on public highways.
No. The amount of tax you owe depends on the month when the first use occurs on public highways during the tax period. The tax period runs from July 1 to June 30. In this case, you should file two Forms 2290, one for each vehicle and its partial tax period, and complete a Schedule 1 for each. Your tax will be more for the truck that was used first during the period. In the next tax year, you can file one 2290 for all the trucks you will have on the road for the 12 months of the tax year.
Make sure the Vehicle Identification Numbers are correct and are not duplications from a previous filing. Correct any duplication and re-submit the return. If you are correcting VINs listed on a previously submitted and accepted return, you may correct it either electronically by selecting "VIN correction" Filing type. If the new VIN is different from what was listed on your original return (Schedule 1), you need to explain why the VIN you are now submitting is different.
The system detected that you had already filed a return under the same EIN, for the same tax period, for the same vehicle(s) or the same VIN category. Check your tax return to confirm that you are reporting new vehicles only and that your other information is correct.
Yes. You can claim a credit for the tax paid on the next Form 2290 you file in the same or next tax period. The credit may not be more than the tax you are reporting on Form 2290. Or, you can claim a refund of the tax paid on Form 8849, Schedule 6, Other Claims. The amount depends on when the vehicle was sold, destroyed or stolen.


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After we verify your details, the next step is to transmit your HVUT Form 2290 details to the IRS.


In less than 5 minutes, you’ll know your filing status! Once the IRS accepts your 2290 Online Filing Form, you’ll receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes via email.

Yes, You can file for multiple companies under a single account. Once you are logged in just click on start 2290 return.

The IRS digital e-file watermark tells you everything you need to know. When you receive your stamped Schedule 1, look for the watermark and you'll know it's the right document. The IRS will apply a digital watermark to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment, and all DMV locations are required to accept this document.

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Your own fleet's truck number. Each truck/vehicle must have a unique number.

There are two payments required to pay while filing 2290 online:

•IRS tax payment:
Pay with direct debit with checking or savings account, or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) or mail the check to IRS.

•Form2290filing.com website service fee: Pay via credit card or Debit Card – Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Your IRS stamped Schedule 1, the 2290 accepted form will be delivered to your email as an attached document, after your 2290 tax filing is processed by the IRS.

The annual taxable period begins on July 1 of the current year and ends on June 30 of the following year. For vehicles that are in use at the beginning of the tax period, your 2290 filing deadline is August 31, 2017. Taxes on the full tax period must be filed and paid in advance.

For vehicles in service for a full year, the filing is once. For new vehicles, Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use.

  • Business information
  • A list of your vehicles, gross vehicle weight, and VINs.
  • Payment method information (checking account number and routing information for IRS, or EFTPS account)

A receipt for the charges to your credit card will be emailed after the charges are posted to your account. This would typically occur within minute of your submission.

No, the IRS only accepts payment via EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) or ACH (Bank Debit) or Check Payment.

Paying 2290 taxes via ACH Bank Debit is easiest because you simply enter your bank account information in form2290filing.com as part of the filing process. The IRS then withdraws funds from the account. The other payment method, EFTPS, is described below.

Visit https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/ to learn more. EFTPS was developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service to enable taxpayers to pay their federal taxes electronically online. Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is FREE from the U.S. Treasury. Pay all federal taxes electronically - online or by phone 24/7.

If you select EFTPS, you will need to perform the additional steps of initiating your payment amount through your EFTPS account.

If you are in a hurry to file, and you do not have a EFTPS account, do not select the EFTPS option. If you choose the EFTPS method to pay your IRS taxes, you will want to sign up as soon as possible. Within 15 business days your Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be mailed to your IRS Address of Record. You will also receive confirmation materials including instructions on how to obtain your Internet Password for secure use of EFTPS online.

2290 taxes must be filed separately for each company you represent. You can file on behalf of others, but you cannot 'group' filings. Each 2290 filing is done for a single company, and requires a unique Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Unless you're a third party filer, the company that owns the vehicle typically files the annual Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.

Companies should protect themselves by retaining proof of ownership and proof of 2290 filing and payment. The practice will help protect a company in potential IRS audits or assessments.

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