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IRS Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290


Form 2290 heavy vehicle tax

Form 2290 heavy highway vehicle use tax is a Federal Excise Tax that is imposed on heavy trucks that operate on public highways. Any truck that weighs 55,000 pounds or more and used for 5000 miles or more is subjected to this tax. The federal tax is collected annually and is utilized for the construction and maintenance of highways.

IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1 Copy

When you file your form 2290, the IRS authenticates the return and sends an acknowledgment receipt, this is referred to as Schedule 1 copy. This copy will have the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the truck that you own and register with the IRS. The Schedule 1 copy serves as a proof of payment of your taxes. Without this copy, the DMV will not renew your tags, and IFTA, IRP or UCR will not renew the registration of your truck. If you’re audited, your stamped Schedule 1 copy will serve as a proof that you’ve paid your taxes. When you file form 2290 for 2018, you will get your Schedule 1 copy in a few minutes after the IRS acceptance. But when you pre-file form 2290 for 2019, the Schedule 1 copy will be sent to you after the first week of July 2019. File with eForm2290 and be the first to receive your stamped IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1.

Filing Form 2290 heavy vehicle tax

When filing your heavy vehicle use tax form, you need the following:

  • The VIN (Vehicle Information Number) and EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • The gross weight of the vehicle
  • Name and address of your business

File IRS Form 2290 Easily

File form 2290 heavy highway vehicle use tax return easily in 4 steps:

  • Choose your ‘Business’
  • Select the ‘Tax Period’ and ‘First Used Month’ of your vehicle
  • Enter your vehicle information
  • Click on the IRS payment / EFTPS

Penalties for Late Filing IRS form 2290 for 2018

The penalty for late filing form 2290 heavy highway vehicle use tax return is 4.5% of the total tax due and is calculated on a monthly basis for up to 5 months. Filers who don’t pay the form 2290 heavy vehicle tax, face an extra monthly penalty of 0.5% of the total tax due.


Start filing your form 2290 for the tax year 2019-2020