Form 2290

All you need to know about HVUT 2290

The IRS Tax Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is an annual tax reported on heavy motor trucks operated on public highways. All truckers, truck owners, owner-operators, trucking companies who own and operate heavy motor vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, estimated to drive 5,000 miles or more on public highways must file IRS Form 2290 and pay the annual federal excise tax in full.

The 2290 tax is due from July 1 of current year to June 30 of following year, and you must have it paid by August 31st for existing fillers under your name. If the fleet size is 25 or more the 2290 tax form MUST be filed electronically. For registration purposes the 2290 tax must be paid in the name of the owner of the truck or the registrant of the vehicle along with the Schedule -1 copy filled in the vehicle identification number. The IRS stamped (watermarked) Schedule -1 acts as a proof of filing and need to be produced to the DMV to register or renew vehicle permits, tags and plates.

Whether you're a private, for-hire, or specialized carrier, you can electronically prepare and report Federal Form 2290 tax reports at While reporting 2290 tax, you could adjust the sold or traded vehicle credits and low mileage credits on vehicles from previous tax years. For a vehicle destroyed, stolen or sold before June 1, a credit for tax paid can be claimed on the next Form 2290 or a refund of the tax paid can be claimed on form 8849m schedule-6.

Electronic Filing is the best way to report 2290

Electronic filing is the fastest way of filing your 2290 tax returns with the IRS, once you complete your tax return it is consolidated and sent to the IRS for processing. The IRS verifies the data and approves your Schedule-1 with an e-file watermark (stamp) which can be used as a proof of tax filing for your vehicle.

If you estimate to drive your vehicle less than 5,000 miles (7,500 for agriculture) you can claim the suspension of tax. You can also claim this if you expect to use it for less than these numbers in the coming year. If you acquire a vehicle that is to be used on the highways you must pay the 2290 truckers tax by the end of the month following the month you purchased the vehicle in.

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The IRS no longer mail you a printed Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Tax Return as an indication of your due date. Although alternative resources are available to obtain a tax form, you may want to consider filing your Form 2290 electronically. The electronic version of Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, save personal resources (for example, time and postage) and reduce preparation and processing errors. Your Schedule 1 is available for printing immediately after your return is accepted by IRS. E-filing is the fast, secure, easy and accurate way to file returns and pay any tax due. You can e-file 2290 forms directly with the IRS through Form 2290 must be filed by the due date and taxes should be paid in full.

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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, 2020 to June 30, 2021, can be claimed in Form 2290 filed for the current TY 2021-2022.

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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You must e-file your Form 2290 if you are filing for 25 or more vehicles, IRS encourages e-filing for anyone required to file Truck Tax Form 2290 and receive watermarked Schedule 1 copy immediately. With e-file, you’ll get it almost immediately after IRS accept your e-filed 2290 tax return.

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