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IRS Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. For example, if you purchase and first use a vehicle in January, you must e-file Form 2290 online by the end of February.
Annual renewal of IRS Form 2290 HVUT for a new tax period must be completed by August 31.
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A suspended vehicle is any taxable vehicle that is expected to be used less than 5,000 (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles) during the HVUT period.
You must e-file Form 2290 online for a suspended vehicle, but it will not be subject to HVUT. If the suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit, then HVUT is due.
Once you transmit IRS Form 2290 to the IRS, it takes only minutes to receive your HVUT Stamped Schedule 1, guaranteed.
Yes! Starting July 1st, 2018, the IRS will be accepting credit and debit card payments.
You may pay your 2018-19 Form 2290 taxes using any of the following methods:
Regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your stamped Schedule 1.
E-filing is the term for electronic filing or sending your Form 2290 to the IRS or state tax authority using tax software on the internet. When you e-file, refunds are received sooner and with your tax data goes directly to the IRS, so there is little chance of error. You can e-file Form 2290 online from a number of online tax software providers.
IRS Form 2290 can be filed at any time after the deadline has passed but the HVUT due may be subject to penalties and interest. The penalty for failing to e-file Form 2290 online in a timely manner is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT Form 2290 payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of the total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.
Absolutely! If you paid HVUT Form 2290 taxes last year on a vehicle that traveled 5,000 miles or less (7500 miles for agricultural vehicles) then you qualify for a refund of the HVUT paid. You may either e-file Form 8849 to apply for the refund or apply the earned tax credit directly to the current year HVUT due. Whichever method you choose, you can do it directly from our system.
IRS Form 2290 should be filed under the owner of the vehicle.
Once you have submitted your IRS Form 2290, the IRS will send your Stamped Schedule 1 as your HVUT proof of payment.
There are additional tax implications if the previous owner claimed a tax suspension on the vehicle for the current tax period. For more information, please see FAQ "What is the tax liability for buying/selling a suspended vehicle?"
Yes! Your information is stored securely in our database and can be accessed at any time. Renewing your IRS Form 2290 next year takes only minutes because all of your business and vehicle information is already complete.
A vehicle used exclusively for logging is subject to lower HVUT rates than other heavy vehicles on public highways. We ask to make sure you don’t pay more than you are required.
A vehicle is considered a logging vehicle if it is used exclusively for the transportation of products harvested from a forested site, or it exclusively transports the products harvested from a forested site to and from locations on a forested site. Additionally, your vehicle must be registered as a vehicle used exclusively for logging under applicable vehicle registration laws in your respective state.
The law has penalties for failing to e-file Form 2290 tax returns or pay HVUT when due. There are also penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to the interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.
The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by August 31st is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis for up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.
When you e-file Form 2290 online, the IRS will apply a digital watermark to your Stamped Schedule 1. This electronic Stamped Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment. If a state or local DMV won’t accept this digital Stamped Schedule 1, contact the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096. Provide them with a brief description of the issue and the contact information of your local DMV. The IRS will be able to ensure that your DMV accepts your electronic Stamped Schedule 1.
No. Your tax liability is determined by your first use month during the tax period. If you begin using your vehicle during any month other than July you are liable for a prorated tax amount during that tax period. Our system will automatically calculate your HVUT owed based on your vehicle weight and first use month.
Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is determined by the gross taxable weight and first use month of the vehicle. Vehicles used for logging are subject to lower taxes. Our system can quickly and accurately calculate your IRS Form 2290 HVUT amount before you have to pay.
An agricultural vehicle is any highway motor vehicle that is:
Used (or expected to be used) primarily for farming purposes, and
Registered (under state laws) as a highway motor vehicle used for farming purpose for the entire period
A vehicle is used primarily for farming purposes if more than half of the vehicle’s use (based on mileage) during the period is for farming purposes.
A special tag or license plate identifying the vehicle as used for farming is not required for it to be considered an agricultural vehicle.
A third-party designee is any person or business with which you permit the IRS to discuss your Form 2290. Examples of a third party may be an employee, return preparer, or relative.
Also known as the "Excise Tax Declaration for an IRS E-File Return", the 8453-EX is a declaration by a taxpayer to authenticate an electronic Form 2290 and authorize an intermediate service provider to transmit your return using a third-party transmitter.
A taxpayer e-filing directly with ExpressTruckTax.com is not required to e-file an 8453-EX. However, if an accountant or other service provider files on your behalf, you are required to sign an 8453-EX to authorize the transmission. The 8453-EX will be e-filed along with your IRS Form 2290.
Form 8849 is the “Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes” form. The Form 8849 Schedule 6 can be filed to claim a refund or credit of HVUT previously paid. If you paid HVUT Form 2290 taxes last year but did not exceed the mileage use limit, we can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply for a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period.
You can update your taxable gross weight category quickly and easily when you e-file a Form 2290 Amendment.
Generally, states will require verification of payment of the HVUT for any taxable vehicle before they will register the vehicle. For some states, no proof of payment is required for a newly purchased vehicle, if you present to the state a copy of the bill of sale showing that the vehicle was purchased within the last 60 days.
No. HVUT does not transfer between vehicles or owners. But the IRS allows you to claim the credit back. ExpressTruckTax.com allows you to claim the credit when you e-file Form 2290 online for the new truck.
The IRS Excise Tax Hotline number is 1-866-699-4096. The hours of service are 8AM. to 6PM Eastern time.
Absolutely! We have built our system to easily accept addresses outside the United States. Please note, the IRS is unable to accept an Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) for financial institutions outside of the U.S. You can still e-file Form 2290 online and get your Stamped Schedule 1 (proof of payment) within minutes and send the HVUT taxes using Check or Money Order option.
Of course - and we’ll do it for free! This free service is found exclusively at ExpressTruckTax.com.
Absolutely. If you e-file Form 2290 online, the IRS will provide you with a Stamped Schedule 1 even though they have not yet received your payment.
All of our customer service is based in Rock Hill, SC.
Occasionally, the IRS may reject a Form 2290 for various reasons. If your return is rejected, our system will list the specific reason for the rejection and clearly display how the error can be fixed. Once fixed, you may retransmit your return for no additional charge.
No. If your return has been rejected by the IRS for any reason, you may retransmit your IRS Form 2290 absolutely FREE, so long as your Form 2290 was originally filed with ExpressTruckTax
You can file IRS Form 2290 over the phone, absolutely. If you are unable to access a computer we will gladly help you e-file Form 2290 over the phone.
If your HVUT credits are greater than the current taxes due, our system will automatically generate a Form 8849 to ensure that you receive your excise tax refund.
Our servers, data centers, and customer support center are based right here in the USA, and not outside the country like most other Form 2290 providers. Our application is certified to be HackerProof by Commodo. The application is hosted on redundant servers guaranteeing 24x7 availability and backed up every 30 seconds.
Funds are typically withdrawn from an account within 24-48 hours. If payments are initialed on or near weekends or federal holidays, fund withdrawal may be slightly delayed.
There are specific tax implications regarding the sale of suspended vehicles. If you sell a vehicle while under suspension, a statement must be given to the buyer and must show your:
The buyer must attach this statement to IRS Form 2290 and e-file the return by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was purchased.
If, after the sale, the use of the vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit (including the highway mileage recorded on the vehicle by the former owner) for the period, and the former owner has provided the required statement, the new owner is liable for the HVUT on the vehicle. If the former owner has not furnished the required statement to the new owner, the former owner is also liable for the tax for that period.
When you e-file Form 2290 online, the IRS will apply a digital watermark with the e-file logo to your Stamped Schedule 1. This Stamped Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment from the IRS.
Yes, we really can get your Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. From the moment you transmit IRS Form 2290 through our application, it typically takes less than 5 minutes for the IRS to return your Stamped Schedule 1.
Please note, the IRS will not process your return on weekends or federal holidays if you have chosen the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) option for paying your taxes.