Form 8849 IRS - Claim your Excise Tax Refund

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Form 8849 to claim for refund of excise taxes

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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 refund through form 8849

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 through form 8849?


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

How to find the status of your form 8849?


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Is it possible to file multiple form 8849 refunds in the same year?


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

What is IRS Form 8849, and when is it used?


IRS Form 8849 is crucial for claiming refunds on specific excise taxes, especially for heavy vehicles. It addresses overpayments, credits, or exemptions. Notably, it facilitates a pro rata refund for Form 2290 taxes when a vehicle is sold, destroyed, or stolen before June 1 (July 1 – June 30) and not used afterward. Another provision allows a refund for vehicles using 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the period (July 1 – June 30). The mileage refund claim can be filed after June 30. Overall, Form 8849 is vital in various tax-related scenarios for securing refunds.

What is Schedule 6 of Form 8849, and when is it required?


Schedule 6 of Form 8849 is utilized for a pro rata refund of the tax paid on Form 2290 for a vehicle that was sold, destroyed, or stolen before June 1 of any period (July 1 – June 30) and subsequently not used during the period.

This schedule is required to be completed by the person in whose name the vehicle is registered at the time it was sold, destroyed, or stolen. To make a claim for such a vehicle, specific information must be attached to Schedule 6, including the vehicle identification number (VIN), taxable gross weight category, details about whether the vehicle was sold, destroyed, or stolen, the date of the sale, destruction, or theft, computation of the refund amount, and, if applicable, the name and address of the purchaser of the vehicle if it was sold on or after July 1, 2015.

How do I obtain Form 8849 from the IRS?

  1. To file your 8849 and claim a refund with the IRS, visit
  2. Click on the "Claim a refund now" button and log in to your eForm2290 account.
  3. You will now see ‘Select Form Type’ window.
  4. Click on the "Start Filing" button in the 8849 section and follow the subsequent steps to complete your form.

Can I file Form 8849 electronically, or is it only available in paper form?


Yes. You can file your Form 8849 electronically with eForm2290. Although the paper form method is available, it is advised to e-file with America’s Most Trusted HVUT e-filing platform-eForm2290, as the entire process is online and easy, making it super easy for you to file your

What information do I need to complete Form 8849 Schedule 6?


To make a claim for a vehicle that was sold, destroyed, or stolen, the following information must be attached to Schedule 6.

  1. The vehicle identification number (VIN).
  2. The taxable gross weight category.
  3. Whether the vehicle was sold, destroyed, or stolen.
  4. The date of the sale, destruction, or theft.
  5. Computation of the refund amount (see the Instructions for Form 2290, line 5, for reference).
  6. If the vehicle was sold on or after July 1, 2015, the name and address of the purchaser of the vehicle.

Is there a deadline for filing Form 8849 and Schedule 6?


You may file Schedule 6 (Form 8849) within 3 years of filing your return or 2 years from when the tax was paid, whichever is later.

Are there any common mistakes to avoid when filling out Form 8849?


Incorrect or incomplete information: Ensure that you provide accurate and complete information on the form. Double-check your entries for errors or missing data, such as your name, address, employer identification number (EIN), and other required details.

Can I amend a previously filed Form 8849 if I discover an error or omission?


No. There is no amendment in the Form 8849.

Where can I find additional resources or assistance regarding Form 8849 and Schedule 6?


You can discover additional resources at the eForm2290 blog section for comprehensive insights into Form 8849 and Schedule 6. For personalized assistance, feel free to reach out to the expert customer support service executives at eForm2290. They are readily available to address your queries and provide guidance.