Who is required to file HVUT Form 2290?
If you're a trucker with a vechicle that has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, you are required to electronically file HVUT Form 2290 to get a stamped copy of your Schedule 1. You must file for any taxable highway motor vehicles that are required to be registered in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the tax period.
What information is required to complete IRS Form 2290?
To file heavy vehicle use tax 2290 online, you need the details of your business,including your business name,address (a sole proprietor can use their legal name and address),EIN(Employer Identification Number), and the details of an authorized signatory.
Please note: You must have an EIN to e-file your truck tax form 2290 online. If you do not already have an EIN, you can learn how to get one here.
You will also need your vehicle details, including the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and the gross taxable weight.
If you are going to pay the IRS via direct debit, be sure to have your routing and account number ready.
How to E-file IRS Form 2290: The Step-by-Step guide.
Step 1: Create Your Account
Get started by creating your free eform2290 account with your email address and personal password.
Step 2: Enter Your Business Information
Enter your business name and EIN. These are very important, so make sure that both are entered correctly.
Step 3: Choose Your Tax Year and First Used Month
The tax year for IRS Form 2290 starts July 1, 2017 of each year and ends on June 30, 2018 of the following year.
Tax Form 2290 is filed based on the first used month of the vehicle. For example, if your vehicle was first used on public highways in September, you have until October 31 to file your 2290.
Step 4: Enter Your Vehicle Information
Begin by entering in the vehicle identification number, or VIN, and enter the taxable gross weight of the vehicle.
Then select the option if your vehicle is used for any special purposes, such as for agricultural use or logging.
Step 5: IRS Payment Options
We will accurately calculate exactly how much you owe IRS, then you can choose one of the following IRS payment options to pay your HVUT: Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
Step 6: Summary and Audit Check
We’ll check over your form to make sure it’s clear of any basic errors. Then please double check your information summary to be sure that your business and vehicle information are entered correctly.
Step 7: Transmit Your Return to the IRS
Once your payment information has been entered then you've completed your form.
Step 8: Receive Your Stamped Schedule 1
Depending on volume, your return should be either accepted or rejected by the IRS within couple of minutes.
When accepted, we will immediately send you a stamped copy of your Schedule 1 via email.
If your form is rejected you can check your dashboard for the reason why and resubmit as many times as necessary for free. Also, you can download your Schedule 1 from the dashboard of your account at any time, and from there, it can be texted, emailed, or faxed anywhere.