What is Form 8849?

Form 8849 is used to claim a refund of excise taxes reported on HVUT Form 2290. Taxpayers also use form 8849 to claim certain fuel-related refunds, including incidents when a vehicle was stolen, destroyed, or sold during the tax period.

The Form 8849 Schedule 6 is required to be filed by:

Anyone who overpaid previously on Form 2290 Owners of vehicles sold, stolen or destroyed after the Form 2290 tax period

e-File Form 8849 in five simple steps:

Step 1

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

Step 2

Choose ‘e-File 8849’

Step 3

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

Step 4

Specify the loss event

Step 5

Review and pay service fee

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Details required to claim 2290 refund

Keep these details ready before e-file your 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

Q. When do you file Form 8849 Schedule 6?

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

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

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

Q. How to find the status of your refund?

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

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

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