Claim refund through form 8849

VIN Correction eForm 2290VIN Correction eForm 2290

Form 8849 to claim for refund of excise taxes

e-FILE tax form 8849 now

e-File form 8849 in five simple steps

How does it work?


Log in to your eForm2290 account. For new users, register for a new account

Choose e-File 8849

Choose e-FIle 8849 on the menu

Business details

Enter your business details and the ending month of your tax year

Loss event

Specify the loss event


Review and pay service fee

When would I need to file a form 8849?

The 8849 tax form is only for fuel-related issues. It is only used for refunds, and can be used for vehicles that were stolen, destroyed, or sold during the tax year. There are also many different schedules for form 8849, including form 8849 Schedule 1, form 8849 Schedule 2, and form 8849 Schedule 6. Each schedule accounts for a different specific type of claim.

Form 8849 Schedule 1 refers to refund claims regarding use of fuel. Form 8849 Schedule 2 is used for refunds by vendors, specifically ones that sell “undyed diesel fuel, undyed kerosene, kerosene sold for use in aviation, gasoline, or aviation gasoline”, according to the IRS. Schedule 5 tax form 8849 is for those who have paid a second tax, and form 8849 Schedule 6 is a catch-all for claims that do not fall under any of the previous categories. Schedule 8 is for those that are registered credit card issuers looking for refunds on taxes they paid for taxable fuels that were sold to local and state government or educational facilities.

Details required to claim 2290 refund

Keep these details ready before you e-file your form 8849 IRS refund claim:
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Refund amount
  • Reason for claim: stolen, sold, destroyed, overpaid, low mileage
  • Supporting documents for proof
  • Period of claim

Frequently asked questions around 8849

When do you file Form 8849 Schedule 6?


You must file Form 8849 within 3 years of filing your return, or 2 years from when the tax was paid.

How long will it take for you to receive your refund?


It takes 45 days for the IRS to process your refund.

How to find the status of your refund?


Eform2290 will notify you through email and SMS communicating the status of your 8849 tax form. You can also call our customer support team for queries and updates.

Is it possible to file multiple refunds in the same year?


No. You cannot file multiple refunds for your vehicle in the same year.