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IRS Tax Form 2290, the heavy vehicle use tax reporting form. Form 2290 is also called a federal heavy highway vehicle use tax return or HVUT in short. Any highway motor vehicle, registered or required to be registered in your name, with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, is subject to the HVUT. The tax period begins on July 1 and ends on June 30, each year. For newly purchased vehicles, these taxes are due by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was put on the road for operation.

IRS Tax Form 2290 and its purpose:

While reporting 2290 with the IRS, you can have the following action items

  • Use Form 2290 to report and pay 2290 dues on any highway motor vehicles used during the period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.
  • Use Form 2290 also to claim suspension or exemption 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.
  • Use Form 2290 to report and pay taxes on a vehicle reported suspended and later exceeded the mileage use limit during the period. Under 2290 Amendment on mileage use limit exceeded.
  • Use Form 2290 to report and pay the tax due if any, during the period, the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases and the vehicle falls into a new category. Under 2290 Amendments on increase in taxable gross weight of the vehicle.
  • Use Form 2290 to claim a refund / credit for tax paid on vehicles that were destroyed, stolen, sold, or used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).
  • Use Form 2290 to report tax when you acquire or buy a used taxable vehicle, and also claim refund on a used taxable vehicle traded out (sold) during the period.

Form 2290 Schedule 1 “Proof for Payment” is used for the following actions.

  • To report all vehicles for which you are reporting tax (including an increase in taxable gross weight) and those that you are reporting suspension of the tax by category and vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • As proof of payment to register your vehicle(s) (unless specifically exempted) in any state. Use the copy of Schedule 1 stamped and returned to you by the IRS for this purpose.

Electronic Filing for IRS Tax Form 2290

Electronic filing is simple and safe, easy and quick. IRS has stopped send out printed Form 2290 as a token of informing you the due dates. When it is July of a tax year your 2290 tax form is automatically falls due. Electronic filing can get your return processed faster than any other way of filing.

Electronic filing is required for each return reporting and paying tax on 25 or more vehicles. Tax-suspended vehicles (designated by category W) aren’t included in the electronic filing requirement for 25 or more vehicles since you aren’t paying tax on them. However, all taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically. Electronic filing generally allows for quicker processing of your return. A stamped Schedule 1 can be available within minutes after filing and acceptance by the IRS.

Read here the Benefits of Form 2290 Electronic Filing.

IRS Form 2290 and Schedule -1

Form 2290 is filed electronically, a copy of Schedule 1 with an IRS watermark will be sent to you right to your inbox, and you could also subscribe for a FAX copy of it with TaxExcise.com.

This Schedule -1 acts as a proof for payment of this 2290 taxes with the IRS. This is a must to register a vehicle in your name or

Read here for more information on Form 2290 Schedule -1 proof

Getting Start with 2290 E-file for 2024 – 2025

To complete Form 2290, have the following information ready before you start preparing the tax return;

  • Your employer identification number (EIN). You must have an EIN or FEIN to file Form 2290 online. You can’t use your social security number. Enter the correct EIN that was assigned to your Business at the time of registration by the IRS. If you don’t have an EIN, apply for one online at IRS.gov website.
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) of each vehicle. The VIN of your vehicle can be obtained from the registration, title, or actual vehicle. Generally, the VIN is 17 characters made up of numbers and letters. Be sure to use the VIN for the vehicle and not from the trailer.
  • The taxable gross weight of each vehicle to determine its category between A – V and W category for Suspended vehicles.

When you have the details, start with your 2290 online at TaxExcise.com, complete it in less than 10 to 20 minutes. Pay the nominal e-file service fee and transmit it to the IRS for processing. Your IRS stamped schedule-1 proof will be shared with you instantly once IRS accepts your return, the same will also be emailed to your inbox (to your registered email address that you have entered).

Electronic filing is by and large the best way of reporting 2290 heavy vehicle use tax returns with the IRS and through TaxExcise.com you get the best available resources. The most trusted and rated website since 2007.

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