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Quick Guide on IRS Form 2290 Renewal

The IRS encourages truckers to e-file their form since it is a much easier and faster way to file and receive your Schedule 1 copy.

Note: If you are filing for 25 vehicles or more, you must file form 2290 online.

Renewing your form 2290 online is easy when you file with Here is the step-by-step process:

  1. Register with

    Create an account with by entering your name, email address, and phone number.

  2. Add Business Details

    Enter your business name, address and Employer Identification Number (EIN). Make sure you specify the number of employees as well.

  3. Add Signing Authority Details

    You will need to provide the name, phone number, title, and PIN of the signing authority. The IRS PIN is a 5-digit number considered an electronic signature when you file form 2290 online.

  4. Provide Third Party Designee Details (If any)

    A third party designee is an individual that you have officially chosen to speak to the IRS concerning the HVUT return. If a third party designee is involved, click ‘yes’ and provide their name, phone number, and PIN.

  5. Specify Your Filing Type

    Mention whether you are filing for a single truck or multiple trucks

  6. Provide Additional Business Information (If any)

    If you are filing for the same business, you can skip this step. But if you need to file for a new business, you must provide the business information.

  7. Add Filing Details

    Specify the tax period you are filing for and the first used month. The first used month is the first month you drove your vehicle on U.S. public highways during the tax period. If this is your final return, check the ‘final return’ box on the form.

  8. Provide Vehicle Details

    Provide vehicle information such as the vehicle type, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), taxable gross weight and tax amount. Also, specify if your vehicle is a logging vehicle.

  9. Review The Details

    Before you submit your form, make sure you review the entered information to make sure all the information is correct. Missing or incorrect information such as wrong VIN or incorrect bank details could result in IRS rejections.

    However, if you file with, you can correct your VIN on your previously submitted form free of charge.

  10. Make Payment

    You can pay your HVUT return using any of the following methods:

    Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)

    Ensure that you have sufficient funds in your account when you pay through EFW to avoid getting fined by the IRS.

    Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)

    You can make a payment through EFTPS by logging in to your EFTPS account and clicking on the payment option. You will need to provide your EIN, 4-digit PIN, and other banking information. To pay, specify the tax period, tax form, payment type, date, and tax amount.

    Debit/Credit Card

    Enter the card number and other details to make the payment through your debit/credit card. offers safe debit/credit card payment as it does not save the user card details.

    Money Order/Check

    You can also make a direct payment to the United Nations Treasury. You will need to provide your contact number, EIN, and mention IRS form 2290 on your check/money order. Take a printout of the form 2290 payment voucher.

    Mail it to the below address: Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 932500 Louisville, KY 40293-2500

  11. Pay The Filing Fee

    Pay the service fee for e-filing form 2290.

  12. Obtain Schedule 1

    After completing the above steps, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 copy in your registered email address within minutes. You can also download your Schedule 1 from the dashboard.

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Due Date to Renew Your Form 2290

If you own a heavy vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, then you must renew your form 2290 by August 31 of every year. However, for owners of newly purchased vehicles, the due date to file form 2290 is the last day of the month following the month of first use.

The tax period for HVUT returns begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year. So, you can file your Form 2290 and pay the HVUT return anytime between July 1 to August 31 and avoid the IRS penalties.

Failure to Renew Form 2290

You will have to pay hefty penalties if you do not renew your form 2290 by August 31 (unless you can submit a reasonable cause for not filing your HVUT before the due date).

  • If you fail to file IRS form 2290 by the deadline, the IRS will charge a penalty equal to 4.5% of total tax due, which will accrue every month for up to 5 months.
  • If you fail to pay your HVUT payment, you will face an additional monthly penalty of 0.5% of your total tax amount.
  • You will also face interest charges of 0.54% per month.

[In Depth Guide: Penalty for Late Filing Form 2290]


Frequently Asked Questions around Form 2290

Q. When should I file if the due date falls on a weekend or a legal holiday?

A. If your Form 2290 due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day will be considered as the deadline.

Q. What is HVUT penalty relief?

A. If you can show a reasonable cause for not filing your form 2290 or paying the HVUT return before the due date, you can send a penalty relief request to the IRS by sending a letter explaining the reason

Q. What if my form 2290 gets rejected after the deadline?

A.  If your form gets rejected after the due date, then you must retransmit your return within five days of being notified of rejection to avoid any late filing penalties.

Q. What is the Form 2290 extension?

A.You can request an extension of time to file form 2290 before the due date of your HVUT return by writing a mail to:
Internal Revenue Service
7940 Kentucky Drive Florence,
KY 41042-2915
The letter must contain a complete explanation of the cause of the delay. Unless you are a taxpayer abroad, the extension may be for no more than 6 months. You must request a separate extension if you want an extension of time to pay.


Final Thoughts

It is highly recommended that you renew your form 2290 before the deadline to avoid the 2290 late-filing penalties imposed by the IRS. In addition, several states also suspend vehicle registration if you cannot show proof of HVUT payment.
Your busy schedule might cause you to forget to renew form 2290 or push it until the last minute. Eform offers timely reminders as you near your due date so that you never miss a deadline. The 24/7 customer support and other value-added services will make filing fast and easy for you.

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