IRS Form 2290 FAQs

General Questions
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When to file form 2290?

Form 2290 must be filed for each month a taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period. The current period begins July 1, 2010, and ends June 30, 2011. Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. The filing rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting suspension of the tax.

Form 2290 Call Site

You can get immediate help with your Form 2290 questions by calling the Form 2290 call site. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eastern time.

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The United States 866-699-4096 (toll free)
Canada or Mexico 859-669-5733 (not toll free)

The assistor will have access to your Form 2290 account information. Spanish speaking assistors are available. Have your Form 2290 and information about your filing available when you call.

For help with other returns filed, taxes paid, etc., call 1-800-829-1040 for individual returns or 1-800-829-4933 for business returns.

Penalties and Interest

The law provides penalties for failing to file returns or pay taxes 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.

Who is required to file Form 2290 and pay Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax?

Anyone who registers a heavy highway vehicle in their name with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290 and pay the tax. Typically, owners of vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks and similar trucks are not required to file Form 2290 or pay tax on these smaller trucks. Trucks that are used for 5,000 miles or less (7,500 for farm trucks) are also excluded from this tax.

Who is required to e-file Form 2290?

IRS encourages all 2290 filers to e-file. If you are reporting 25 or more heavy highway vehicles for any taxable period, you are required to e-file through an IRS-approved software provider. Electronic filing improves tax processing and saves you personal resources, including time and postage. In addition, e-file reduces preparation and processing errors. You can e-file your return from your own computer, any time of day or night. Use e-file and your Schedule 1 is available almost immediately after IRS accepts it. No more waiting for it to come in the mail!

Why do I need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to e-file?

IRS need to have a system for protecting your privacy and making sure they know the identity of their filers. IRS uses a combination of your EIN and your name as a unique identifier for each taxpayer. On an e-filed return, if a taxpayer's unique ID doesn't match IRS records, e-file rejects the return.

Are you an IRS approved e-file provider?

Yes.

When are my Form 2290 taxes due?

Normally, your due date depends on when you put your vehicles in service. In 2011 only, there is an exception for some taxpayers because IRS were not able to provide the Form 2290 until November 1, 2011.

How will I know the IRS has received my return?

After we accept your return, you will receive an e-mail notification. You will also have access to an electronic version of the Schedule 1 containing a watermark of the e-file logo in the background. The Schedule 1 can be printed from your own computer.

How do I make corrections to my e-filed return?

You can e-file a correction to weight and/or mileage. However, if you make another type of error on your e-filed and accepted return, you will need to make corrections on a paper Form 2290 and mail it to the address shown in the Form 2290 instructions.

If I buy another truck after I have e-filed my 2290 for the current tax period, should I e-file my original 2290 again and simply add the new vehicle to the Schedule 1?

No. If you e-file your 2290 and list the vehicles you own on the Schedule 1, then subsequently buy one or more additional trucks, you must file a new Form 2290 listing only the new vehicles. You may e-file that 2290 anytime before the last day of the month following the month the new vehicle was first used on public highways. Review the table above to find your due dates.

May I file one 2290 for two trucks that I place on the road in two consecutive months?

No. The amount of tax you owe depends on the month when you first placed your trucks on the road. In this case, you should file two Forms 2290, one for each vehicle and its partial tax period, and complete a Schedule 1 for each. Your tax will be more for the truck that was placed into service first. In the next tax year, you can file one 2290 for all the trucks you will have on the road for the 12 months of the tax year; that is, between July 1 of the current year and June 30 of the following year.

What should I do if my e-filed return is rejected by the IRS for duplication?

Make sure the correct Vehicle Identification Numbers are listed and are not duplications from a previous filing. Correct any duplication and re-submit the return. If you are correcting VINs listed on a previously submitted and accepted return, you will need to file a paper return and check the designated "VIN correction" box on page 1. If the new VIN is totally different from what was listed on your original return (Schedule 1), you need to explain why the VIN you are now submitting is different.

When I submitted my Form 2290 electronically, I received an online duplicate filing error. Why did this happen?

When you submitted your return, the system detected that you had already filed a return under the same EIN, for the same tax period, for the same vehicle(s) and/or the same VIN category. Check your return to make sure you are reporting new vehicles only and that the other information you input is correct.

Can I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle that was sold, destroyed or stolen during the tax period?

Yes. You can claim a credit for the tax paid on the next Form 2290 you file in the same or subsequent tax period. Alternatively, a refund of the tax paid can be claimed on Form 8849, Schedule 6, Other Claims. The refund amount will depend on when the vehicle was sold, destroyed or stolen.

Can I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle I used less than 5,000 miles during the tax period?

Yes. If you already paid the tax on a vehicle you used for less than 5,000 miles, you can claim a credit on the first Form 2290 you file for the next tax period. Alternatively, you can claim a refund of the tax paid on Form 8849, Schedule 6, Other Claims. However, a credit or claim for this refund cannot be filed until the next tax period.
A credit, lower tax, exemption or refund is not allowed for an occasional light or decreased load or a discontinued or changed use of a vehicle.