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Can I transfer 2290 from one truck to another?

The answer is no. You cannot transfer your form 2290 to a new vehicle. However, you can apply for a refund on the tax paid on the old vehicle and get your money back if it has not crossed 5,000 miles. Let’s look at how this works.

Truckers who own a heavy highway vehicle know that timely form 2290 filing and HVUT payment is crucial to stay compliant and avoid penalties. In fact, every registered vehicle that weighs 55,000 pounds or more must file form 2290 on or before the last day of the month after the month of its first use. So if you purchased a new truck, you must e-file a new form 2290 and pay the prorated tax amount depending on its month of first use.

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Details you will require to claim refund on an old vehicle

Use Form 8849 to claim a refund of excise taxes paid for an old vehicle. You need the below details to file your IRS Schedule 6 Form 8849:

  1. Your name and address (it needs to match with your IRS form 2290)
  2. Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  3. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  4. Taxable gross weight category
  5. Date of the sale, destruction, or theft
  6. Refund amount
  7. Name and address of the purchaser of the sold vehicle
  8. Taxable gross weight of the vehicle
[ Read more: Form 8849 Schedule 6 ]

Steps to claim 2290 tax refund with

You can easily file your Schedule 6 (Form 8849) on by following the below steps:

  1. Log in to your account using your email address and password.
  2. Click on the second box that says ‘start an e-file 8849’.
  3. Select the business information that you want to file Schedule 6 (Form 8849) for. If you want to file for a new business, click on the ‘add new business’ button and fill in the details of your business.
  4. Choose the ending month of your tax year and click ‘Next’.
  5. Select the reason why you are filing Schedule 6 (Form 8849) and enter the necessary information.
  6. Review and pay service fee. Before submitting, check the ‘I consent to IRS Disclosure’ box.
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When should you file your form 2290 for a new vehicle?

You must file form 2290 for the new vehicle on or before the last day of the month following the month of first use in which the vehicle has been in use.  Read more on when is 2290 due?

Final Thoughts

Whether you buy a new vehicle or own new vehicles, always ensure that you file form 2290 on time. Staying compliant and on the right side of the IRS legislation helps you keep a clean driving record and goes a long way when it comes to growing your business.

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