Instructions for Form 2290 Correction

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Instructions for Form 2290 Correction

Form 2290 is a tax returns form filed with the IRS. It’s mandatory to submit form 2290 if your vehicle is used for 5000 miles or more. You are also obligated to file the IRS HVUT if your vehicle weighs more than 55000 pounds. The internal revenue service of the United States collects these taxes for the maintenance of state highways across the country.

The validity of form 2290 is for a year. If you file your 2290 form on the 1st of July this year, it will be valid till the 31st of June next year. The IRS is very meticulous when verifying these forms. So, you need to file your form 2290 with an IRS authorized agency such as While filing your IRS HVUT, ensure that all details given are correct to avoid rejection.

Common Errors in Form 2290

There are strict rules for the acceptance of your IRS HVUT. The slightest error may lead to the rejection of your form. The most common errors made by owners while filing form 2290 for their vehicles are listed below:

  1. VIN errors
  2. Errors in EIN
  3. Errors in Gross Weight

The IRS will reject forms with these errors. They will also send an email stating that your form is rejected. Do not worry if your form is rejected, you can always refile the forms. If you filed your form 2290 with, then refiling with correct data is very easy.

Correction in Form 2290

Once your form is rejected you need to refile soon. If you do not file within the due date, a penalty will be imposed on your truck. In order to make corrections to your IRS HVUT, you need to visit IRS Amendment at Correction in the form can be made with ease at

The IRS will allow you to make corrections in your form 2290 for the following details:

  1. Changes in gross weight.
    If you believe that the gross weight of your truck has changed after filing form 2290, then you can use 2290 amendments e-file to report the changes to the IRS. After updating the new weight, if your vehicle falls into a new category, you will have to pay the extra tax electronically.
  2. Mileage exceeded for suspended vehicles
    You can suspend your vehicle from filing the IRS HVUT if you expect it to be used for less than 5000 miles (7500 miles for agricultural vehicles). The IRS will allow you to make amendments if these suspended vehicles exceeded the mileage of 5000 miles. You need to file this data by the end of the month following the month the mileage exceeded 5000 miles.
  3. VIN corrections
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a very important identification of your vehicle. If you filed form 2290 with the wrong VIN your form will be rejected. VIN corrections are to be reported separately to the IRS. offers free VIN corrections along with providing a stamped Schedule 1 copy within minutes.

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