Form 2290

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Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

If you own a Heavy Motor weighing 55,000 pounds or more and expect it to be operated on a Highway, then you are liable for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. This tax reported on Form 2290 is paid annually for vehicles which are expected to be used in the tax period. The tax period for the current year begins on July 1, 2014 and ends on June 30, 2014.

If you have a heavy vehicle that is expected to be used on highway by July 1, 2014, then you must file Form 2290 by the end of August (i.e. August 31st).
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Form 2290 can be used for reporting the following

  • Taxable Motor Vehicles (above 55,000 pounds)
  • Suspended Vehicles (used less than 5,000 miles or 7,500 miles)
  • Sold, Destroyed or Stolen Vehicles (Credit for vehicles already Sold, Destroyed or Stolen)
  • VIN Corrections (correcting VIN# in Schedule 1 copy)
  • Increase in Taxable Gross Weight (2290 Amendments)
  • Suspended vehicles exceeding mileage (2290 Amendments)

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2290 Amendments

When you have a change or intend to correct your originally reported 2290 return, you can file an amendment to notify IRS about the changes. You can choose to report Amendments before you start a return.

During the tax period if any one of the events(a. Increase in Taxable Gross Weight b. Suspended vehicle exceeds mileage limit) happen then you must file 2290 amendment to intimate any tax changes to IRS and obtain a new schedule 1.

Increase in Taxable Gross Weight

During the tax period, if the vehicle’s gross weight increases and it falls under new weight category, then you must file 2290 Amendment to report the additional tax due to gross weight increase.

Suspended Vehicle Exceeds Mileage

If a vehicle reported as suspended crosses the mileage use limit (i.e. 5000 Miles or 7500 Miles) then the vehicle becomes taxable and should be reported to the IRS by checking “Amended Return” in form 2290.

To know more about amendments, check the FAQs. To report amendments electronically, it is not that you should have used our service for filing your original 2290 return.

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2290 Refund Claims

When IRS owes you a credit for your taxable vehicles you can report it electronically.

Claim credits for vehicles which are sold, destroyed or stolen. Also if a Taxable Vehicle is used 5000 miles or less (7500 or less for agricultural vehicles), you can claim credits for the tax paid for that vehicle.

Credits for vehicles reported during the tax period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, can be claimed in Form 2290 filed for the current TY 2014-2015.

The credits claimed should not exceed the tax amount reported. If it exceeds, the excess credit can be claimed as a refund in Form 8849 Schedule 6. Any overpayment made due to a mistake in tax liability on previously reported Form 2290 can be claimed using Form 8849 Schedule 6.

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VIN Correction

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) reported in the Form 2290 will be printed on the Schedule 1 copy and you can carry it as a proof that you have already done with your truck Taxes.

Keyed in the wrong VIN when filing Form 2290? You can file Form 2290 again with the corrected VIN and obtain a new corrected stamped schedule 1. VIN correction can be done by checking the “VIN Correction” in Form 2290, which notifies IRS that you are filing the return for VIN correction.

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