How to calculate the Taxable Gross Weight of a heavy vehicle?

Taxable Gross Weight is the unloaded total weight of the vehicle. It is the weight of the truck, bus or tractor when it is empty or not loaded, but equipped for service. A fully equipped heavy vehicle includes body parts, accessories and other equipment along with it.
Taxable Gross WeightIRS form 2290 Tax Amount to pay
Less than 55000 lbsNo Tax
55000 to 75000 lbs$100 ( $22 will be added for each pound above 55000 lbs)
Above 75000 lbs$550

How can I change the gross weight in my IRS Form 2290?

Change Gross Weight Form 2290
There are several instances where the gross weight of the vehicle can increase during the tax period. During such instances follow the below step to update your gross weight in form 2290.
  1. If the gross weight of the vehicle increases during the tax period and it is categorized under a new category, then you must file an amended return.
  2. The maximum load carried by truck can increase resulting in changing the taxable gross weight.
  3. You must file the amendment by the last day of the following month during which the taxable weight increased.
You can easily file an amended return from our website.

How to e-file Form 2290?

You can e-file IRS form 2290 by following these steps:
  • Step 1: Register with eForm2290 and enter your business details (If you have filed with us previously, your business details will already be saved with us. You can copy this to e-file IRS form 2290 easily).
  • Step 2: Select your ‘Filing type’, enter the tax period and select the option to make the payment
  • Step 3: Review the filing by clicking the View Summary button and after you’ve verified everything, click on Submit.

How do I add a new business to my account?

You can add your new business by logging into eForm2290 using your registered email address and password.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click on ‘Business List’ on the top pane
  2. On the next page, click on ‘Add New Business’
  3. Enter all the necessary details and click on ‘Save Your Business’
  4. Enter your Login credentials and PIN to confirm authorization
  5. Click on ‘Save Business’

How to copy details from previous year filing?

If you’ve filed your taxes with eform2290 before, you can file your 2290 form easily using the data that you had used the previous year by following the below steps:
  • Login to eForm2290 using your username and password
  • Click on ‘view or copy previous years filings’ on the dashboard
  • Choose the respective tax year and click on ‘Copy/Duplicate’
  • Click on ‘Next Step’ and specify the correct Vehicle Category
  • Verify the details and click on ‘Save this Vehicle’
  • Pay the processing fee and file your form 2290

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How to retrieve my password?

You can reset your password by clicking on ‘forgot password’ under the password field on the login page.
You will be asked to enter your registered email address.
  • Once you’ve entered the email address, click on ‘Reset Password’
  • A password reset link will be sent to your registered email address
  • Open the email and click on the URL
  • You will be prompted to enter your new password
  • Confirm your password by reentering it
  • Click on ‘Change My Password’
  • You will receive a message confirming the updation of your password

Is there a fee to re-submit Form 2290 in case of rejection?

Re-Submit Form 2290
No, if your return has been rejected by the IRS for any reason, you may resubmit your return absolutely FREE of cost after making the necessary corrections.
  • If your return gets rejected, you will receive an email from eForm2290 with details that are incorrect and instructions on how to make those corrections.
  • You can also make amendments to your form 2290 or e-file VIN corrections free of cost at any time.
  • Corrections are easy to file, just log in to your account on and start filing your amendment.
  • If you have any questions, we are here to help you with every step. Contact our support team using our live chat or email us your concerns.

I purchased a used truck this year. Do I still need to file a new Form 2290?

Purchase New Truck
Yes, you must file a new form 2290. Ensure that you follow the below-given pointers to understand when your due date is for filing form 2290 for a newly purchased truck.
  • The due date for new trucks will be on the last day of the month following the month of first use.
  • For example if you started using your truck on the 23rd of May, then the due date will be on the 30th of June.
  • If the due date is a holiday then the next business day will be considered as the due date.
Please do reach us on our live chat or email support at for any queries regarding your IRS form 2290 2019-20.

If I purchase another truck after e-filing my 2290 for the current tax period, do I need to e-file my original 2290 again and add the new vehicle to the Schedule 1?

Purchase another Truck
No. In the above situation, you need to file a new IRS form 2290 with the details of your new vehicle(s). You can e-file your new form 2290 before the last day of the month when the new vehicle was first used on the public highway.

Can I file one Form 2290 for two trucks that were operating on the road in two consecutive months?

Can i File Form 2290
No, you cannot. In the below steps, you can find the exact process to follow for such instances.
  • You must file two 2290 forms separately
  • You need two separate Schedule 1copy for both the vehicles.
  • The tax amount you owe will depend on the month when the trucks started operating on the highway.
  • The HVUT will be more for the truck that started operating first.
  • In the consecutive tax year, you can file for both the trucks that were on the road for 12 months in one form 2290.
  • The tax period starts from 1st July of the current year and extends till 30th June of the following year.

Can I use my SSN for EIN?

IRS does not allow or accept the SSN (Social Security Number). You need to have the EINand business name when filing your IRS HVUT returns of form 2290 to the IRS.

How will I know that the IRS has received my return?

Returns Received
eForm2290 is very transparent when it comes to the progress of your form 2290 filings. We ensure that you are updated by following the below steps.
  • After the IRS accepts your return, you will receive an email notification.
  • You will also have access to an electronic version of the stamped watermark Schedule 1 from the IRS that can be printed.
  • You will receive regular updates on your registered email address citing the process to complete your form 2290 filing with the IRS.

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

Make Corrections
eForm2290 is always available to help you with such concerns. You can make corrections in your already filed form 2290 easily by reading the below suggestions.
  • If you want to make a correction to the gross weight or the mileage of your vehicle, you can e-file a correction.
  • If you commit any other type of error, you will have to make corrections on the hard copy of form 2290 and mail it to the address shown in the form 2290 instructions.

Whose name should I use if I am leasing my truck to a company?

Name Change
If in case you have leased your truck to a company consider the below points before  filing your form 2290 online.
  • Form 2290 should be filed under the name of the vehicle owner.
  • The vehicle owner is solely responsible for filing taxes on the vehicle registered under his/her name.

Can I add a new vehicle to my existing Form 2290?

Add Vehicle
If your Schedule 1 has already been processed and accepted by the IRS, then you cannot add a new vehicle to your existing IRS form 2290. You need to file a new IRS form 2290 with the information of your new vehicle. For any further assistance, please reach out to our customer support team here.

How can I receive the receipt of the tax payment?

Tax Payment
Most people are concerned about having a receipt of tax payment. Your IRS schedule 1 copyis considered to be a valid proof of payment. However, refer to the below points for some clarity.
  • IRS does not provide any receipt of tax payment.
  • Your bank statement would act as proof of payment to the IRS.

How safe is your website?

eForm2290 is an IRS authorized e-file service provider. We’re an Electronic Return Originator or ERO that transmits tax return information directly to the IRS. Our software is tested by the IRS to ensure that every program is operating in a secure and proper way.

Why does the DMV not accept my Schedule 1 Copy?

IRS Payment
There are different factors that can lead to the non-acceptance of your IRS schedule 1 copy by the DMV. To avoid rejection ensure the following points are taken into account.
  • The DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) will only accept a watermarked IRS-stamped Schedule 1 copy.
  • Ensure that you use a quality color printer for printing your Schedule 1 copy and cross-check for the background image.

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

Rejection due to duplication is one of the leading issues that users face while filing form 2290 online. Consider the below points for re-filing your form 2290.
  • Please ensure that you enter the accurate VIN that is not a duplicate number from previous filings.
  • If any duplication does occur, you can correct this and resubmit your return.
  • If you’re correcting the VIN that’s already listed on a previously submitted and accepted return, you will have to file a paper return (hard copy) and select the designated VIN correctionbox on Page 1.
  • If the VIN is different from what’s listed on the original return, you need to give an explanation to submit a different VIN.

After the electronic submission of Form 2290, I received an online duplicate filing error. Why did this happen?

Electronic Submission
This happened because the system detected that you had already filed. Consider the below points to ensure this error does not happen again
  • The rejection was due to return under the same EIN.
  • Duplicate filing happened for the same tax period and the same vehicle(s)
  • Duplicate filing under the same VIN category.
  • We suggest you re-check your return to ensure that you are reporting the new vehicle(s) only and all the other information provided is correct.

How can I pay my 2290 taxes to the IRS?

How can i pay my 2290
You can e-file IRS form 2290 by following these steps:
  • EFW (Electronic Fund Withdrawal) 1: You need to provide the account information and IRS will deduct the amount directly from your bank account
  • EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) 2: The IRS will deduct the amount from your account within 24-48 hours. The payment will be directly deducted from your bank account and will appear on your bank statement. But if the payments are done over the weekends or on federal holidays, then the fund withdrawals may be slightly delayed.
  • Credit/Debit card 3: You can also use your credit or debit card to pay your IRS HVUT. If you prefer to pay your taxes using this method, you will have to pay a convenience fee to the third party provider. This additional charge is the processing fee for your payment processor. Use this link to pay IRS HVUT using your debit or credit card.

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

Can i claim refund
Yes, you can claim a refund for the tax paid when you file IRS form 2290 in the same or subsequent tax period.