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Overview of Form 2290 Schedule 1

When you successfully file Form 2290 and pay the HVUT, you will receive a ‘stamped’ Schedule 1 as proof of payment. This stamped Schedule 1 serves as an acknowledgment from the IRS that you have fulfilled your HVUT obligations for the tax year 2024-25.

When you file your 2290 tax using eForm2290, you'll receive a watermarked copy of Schedule 1 within minutes after the IRS processes your filing. On the other hand, if you choose to file the traditional way with pen and paper at the DMV’s office, it may take 4-6 weeks to receive your copy of Schedule 1. The eForm2290 method provides a faster and more efficient way to get your stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment compared to the traditional pen and paper filing, which involves a longer processing time.

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After the IRS accepts your IRS Form 2290 return, eForm will send you the IRS watermarked Schedule 1 to your registered email address. This serves as your proof of payment for the HVUT. In case you misplace or lose your copy, you can always log in to your account and download the IRS 2290 Schedule 1 again. This way, you have a secure and accessible record of your HVUT payment.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to obtain a copy of Schedule 1:

Step 1: Go to and log in to your account.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Filing List’ tab and download Schedule 1 for the relevant tax year from the list.

Step 3: Keep the digital copy for future reference and also print a physical copy for your records.

By following these steps, you can easily access and save your Schedule 1, ensuring you have the necessary proof of your HVUT payment whenever needed.

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What is the purpose of Schedule 1 Form 2290?

A stamped Schedule 1 (Form 2290) is used to:

  1. Report suspension of HVUT tax
  2. Verify payment of Highway Vehicle Use Tax
  3. Claim refund for overpaid tax dues on your taxable vehicle
  4. Renew vehicle registration and tag at the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV)
  5. Operate your vehicle on any public highways
  6. Lease or contract your truck
Stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290

What information is required to complete Form 2290 Schedule 1?

You need to fill in the following information while submitting your Schedule 1:

  1. Business name
    The name of the establishment as mentioned on the SS4 form that has been filed with the IRS.
  2. Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    An Employer Identification Number (EIN) or a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. It is a unique nine-digit number assigned to businesses operating in the US.

  3. Business address
    Enter the address as mentioned on the SS4 document. State & zip code Enter the state in which the business operates along with the country and zip code. For Canadian and Mexican establishments, follow the country's practise of entering the postal code and avoid abbreviating the country name.

  4. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    A Vehicle Identification Number, also known as the VIN, is a 17-character number that includes both numbers and capital letters. It is used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles.

  5. First Used Month
    The First Used Month (FUM) of your truck is the first month that your vehicle is operated on public highways in the US during the tax year. For example: John uses a taxable vehicle on a public highway by driving it home from the dealership on September 1, 2021 after purchasing it. John’s ‘First Used Month’ will be September, 2021 and he must file Form 2290 by October 31, 2021 for the period beginning September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

  6. Taxable Gross Weight category
    The taxable gross weight category of the vehicle. Learn more about weight categories by clicking here.

  7. Total number of reported vehicles
    The total number of vehicles that you’ve mentioned on the form 2290 schedule 1, including suspended vehicles.

  8. Total number of suspended vehicles
    The number of suspended vehicles that you’ve entered on the form 2290 schedule 1.

  9. Total number of taxable vehicles
    The vehicles that are liable to pay the HVUT tax. Subtract the number of suspended vehicles from the total number of vehicles.
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Form 2290 Schedule 1 Instructions for Printing

You must always carry a printed copy of the stamped Schedule 1 in your vehicle. While printing, ensure the following:

  • Print more than one backup copies of your stamped schedule 1
  • Ensure that the IRS watermark and the receipt date are legible in the printed copy
  • In case if the watermark is not legible, ensure that you use darker colors while printing
  • Download a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 on your mobile phone

When to renew your proof of heavy vehicle use tax?

The proof of tax payment should be renewed every year by filing form 2290 and paying the estimated HVUT tax. The filing season starts on July 1st. All taxpayers must file their form 2290 within August 31st of every year. If your newly purchased vehicle’s first use falls on a month other than July, you must file form 2290 after 31 days of its first use on public highways. 

If you’re planning to e-file your form 2290 through, your HVUT return will be immediately processed by the IRS and you will receive the IRS watermarked Schedule 1 copy within minutes. A copy of the watermarked schedule 1 will be made available on our platform for later download, should you misplace or lose the first copy. 

If you’re planning to file your form 2290 manually with the IRS, you will need to fill out two copies of Schedule 1s. Upon processing, both the copies will be stamped by the IRS. One will be sent back to you 5 to 6 weeks and the other will be kept by the IRS for record keeping purposes.

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HVUT Proof of payment and proof of exemption

You must send a proof of payment of the HVUT to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for registration purposes. Following documents are accepted as a proof of payment:

  • When you file your tax on time you, reduce the risk of penalties and additional charges
  • A stamped Form 2290 and Schedule 1 from the IRS
  • A copy of IRS Form 2290, Schedule 1 and a copy of proof of payment (credit/debit card receipt or front and back of cancelled check) used for tax payment
  • The original or a copy of the electronically filed IRS Form 2290 and Schedule 1 that has legible watermark that says “Received XX / XX / XXXX’’

For vehicles exempted from paying the federal heavy vehicle use tax, a statement of exemption must be produced for registration renewal. These includes:

  • An original or photocopy of an IRS receipted Schedule 1
  • Electronically watermarked or manually stamped Form 2290 listing the vehicle as exempted

Proof of payment or exemption for federal heavy vehicle use tax

To serve as proof of payment or exemption for the federal heavy vehicle use tax (HVUT) during state registration, you can provide any of the following documents:

  • A stamped IRS Form 2290, Schedule 1, was received and returned to you by the IRS.
  • A copy of Form 2290 along with a copy of the credit/debit card receipt or both sides of the canceled check used to pay the HVUT tax.
  • An electronic copy of Schedule 1 with the watermark displaying the wording ‘Received XX/XX/XXXX.’

These documents are acceptable for state registration purposes and demonstrate that you have fulfilled your HVUT obligations. By providing any of these proofs, you can easily comply with state requirements and ensure a smooth registration process for your heavy vehicle.

Key Details to Verify on 2290 Schedule 1

When reviewing your IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1, check for the stamped date, accurate vehicle information (VIN, gross weight), correct business name, and address. Ensure it covers the right tax period and has IRS watermark or security features. If you find any errors, promptly address them with the IRS or the e-filing service used. A valid and accurate Schedule 1 is essential for vehicle registration and HVUT compliance.

Benefits of Filing Form 2290 Online

Filing Form 2290 online offers numerous benefits over traditional paper filing. It provides speed, convenience, and immediate access to the stamped Schedule 1 once the IRS processes your return. Online filing reduces errors with built-in validations and automatic calculations, and it allows secure payment options. You can file anytime, access electronic records easily, and enjoy faster processing with efficient options for corrections. Overall, e-filing is a streamlined and preferred method for many truckers and fleet operators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a stamped Schedule 1 copy and how to download it?

A. Stamped Schedule 1 is a copy of Schedule 1 that is issued to you by the IRS as Proof of Payment after processing your filed Form 2290.

You can download your stamped Schedule 1 copy from in three simple steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. On the dashboard, select ‘filing list’.
  3. On the next page, select the return of your choice and click on the ‘Download’ button under the ‘Status’ column.

Q. How long does it take to get a stamped schedule 1 copy?

A. You will get the stamped schedule 1 copy based on your mode of Form 2290 filing. If you filed your Form 2290 online through, we will send you the stamped schedule 1 copy within minutes. However, if you paper-file your Form 2290 and mail it to the IRS, you will receive the stamped schedule 1 copy within 6 weeks of submission.

Q. Who should possess a Stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1?

A. You must have a stamped Schedule 1 if a taxable highway motor vehicle that has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more is registered in your name.

Q. How does a stamped Schedule 1 look like?

A. The stamped Schedule 1 will have a digital watermark along with the e-file logo. This electronically stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 is your official proof of HVUT payment.

Q. Is stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 required for suspended vehicles?

A. Yes. Even though you are not required to pay tax for your suspended vehicle, you still need to file your Form 2290 and receive the IRS stamped Schedule 1 copy for renewing the vehicle tag.

Q. What to do if you lost your 2290 Schedule 1?

A. If you’ve e-filed your Form 2290 with, you can download a fresh copy of your stamped Schedule 1 by logging into your account. If you filed your returns manually, you need to contact the IRS (1) and request a new stamped Schedule 1. But it will take time to process the request and replace the document.

Q. How to get the copy of a prior-period Schedule 1?

A. Prior period Schedule 1 can be downloaded from anytime if you need a copy of it in the future. You can also send a written request to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Cincinnati, OH - 45999-0031.

Q. How can I make the payment for Highway Tax/IRS form 2290?

A. At eForm2290, we provide a seamless process for paying your Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). You can easily e-file through our platform by creating an account, entering your vehicle details, and calculating the tax amount based on your vehicle's gross weight. Make your payment using a credit/debit card, EFT, or EFW for quick and secure processing. Our user-friendly interface ensures a smooth experience throughout the entire process. Once your return is accepted, you'll receive a stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment.

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Final Thoughts

IRS Schedule 1 Form 2290 is a crucial document that comes in handy during vehicle inspections and tax verification proceedings. That’s why it is important to choose a trusted e-filing partner like, who can offer you services like generating your schedule 1 2290 in minutes.

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