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Purpose of Form 2290

The IRS Form 2290 is used to:

  • Pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) for highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.
  • Report suspended vehicles that are expected to drive less than 5,000 mile during a given tax year to the IRS.
  • Report used vehicles that are acquired during a given tax year and pay the remaining HVUT.

Make use of our 2290 Form instructions and complete your Form 2290

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Form 2290 Step by Step Instruction

Basic Business Details

Before you start filing Form 2290, make sure you have the following information ready. These basic details are required to complete Form 2290.

  • Business name
  • EIN
  • Address

Enter these basic details to get started.

  • Part I - Figuring the Tax

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    • Line 1: Month of First Use
      • Enter the date during which you started using your vehicle on public highways in a given tax period.
    • Line 2: Tax
      • Enter the tax amount you calculated on page 2, column 4. However, do not include the additional tax amount calculated due to any increase in taxable gross weight. Instead, add it on Line 3 of Part I.
    • Line 3: Additional tax due from an increase in taxable gross weight
      • Enter an amount on line 3 only if the vehicle’s taxable gross weight increases and falls under a new category during the tax year
    • Line 4: Total tax
      • Add lines 2 & 3 and enter the sum on line 4.
    • Line 5: Credits
      • Enter an amount on line 5 only if you’re claiming credits for tax paid on destroyed, sold, or stolen vehicles.
    • Line 6: Balance due
      • Subtract line 5 from line 4 to calculate the amount you owe to the IRS. This is your HVUT and it must be paid to the IRS.
  • Part II- Statement in Support of Suspension

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    • Line 7: Declaring a Suspended vehicle (Category W)
      • Complete this line only if your vehicle is going to be used less than 5,000 miles (less than 7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period. Check the boxes that apply.
    • Line 8:
      • 8a - Check the box on line 8a if any of the suspended vehicles in the prior year exceeded the mileage use limit.
      • 8b - Enter the VIN of the vehicles that exceeded the mileage use limit.
    • Line 9:
      • If in the prior tax period, Form 2290, line 7, was completed and the tax-suspended vehicles were sold or otherwise transferred, complete line 9.

Computing HVUT Taxes

Page 2 of Form 2290 is for calculating your tax amount.

Based on your vehicle’s First Used Month, type and category, calculate the taxes and enter the amount on columns a and b. Also, enter the number of vehicles under
each category.

Schedule 1 (Form 2290)

Form 2290 Schedule 1 is proof that you filed Form 2290 and it should be submitted along with your Form 2290. Your Schedule 1 will be stamped and returned to you after approval.

Enter Business Details

Enter your business details, including name, EIN, address, and the vehicle’s month of first use.

Part II - Summary

  • a - Enter the total number of vehicles
  • b - Enter the number of suspended vehicles (i.e. vehicles in category W).
  • c - Enter the total number of taxable vehicles.

How to Pay Form 2290 Taxes?

Form 2290 taxes in any of the following ways.

  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
  • Credit or debit card payment.
  • Check or money.

Visit https://www.expresstrucktax.com/hvut/irs-2290-hvut-payment/ to know more about
IRS 2290 payments

Why choose Express2290?

Advantages of Filing IRS Form 2290 Electronically with Express2290.com

Filing Form 2290 online is more convenient than paper filing.

  • Get your Stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 in minutes
  • Built-in error check to minimize mistakes.
  • E-sign Form 8453-EX to e-file 2290 on behalf of your clients.
    (Only for CPAs)
  • Send stamped Schedule 1 directly to your carrier via email or fax.
  • Auto-generate Form 8849 if your tax credits are greater than your HVUT.
  • Copy your last return to e-file for the current year quickly.
  • E-file 2290 for multiple vehicles using Bulk Upload.
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Helpful Resources

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