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Irs Form 2290 frequently asked questions    

IMPORTANT:
Current tax period is 2013-2014. Expired tax period is 2012-2013.
Remember - Your filing is not complete until you have your schedule 1 in hand.

0 Common IRS ERRORs

2012 thru 2013 filing year

After Filing FAQ

Bulk upload

General FAQ

Tax Related FAQ

My FEIN Does not match my name control
Your name control 'should' be the 1st 4 characters of your business name if you are a corporation. John Smith Trucking INC would be JOHN.

If you are a Sole Proprietor your name control should be the 1st 4 letters of your LAST name. John Smith Trucking would be SMIT.

If neither of the above senarios help, then you must call the IRS. They will tell you the name control they have on file for your company.

Please call them and ask them to verify your FEIN and Name control.

1-800-829-1040 for individuals 1-800-829-4933 for businesses 1-866-699-4096 Excise Tax Hotline

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VIN Correction
If you made a mistake on a VIN# and need to correct it, please visit us at our HELPDESK. We will assist you with completing a VIN Correction online.

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When do I legally need to file the IRS Form 2290?
Legally, you need to pay your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290) before the end of the month following the month you place the vehicle in service.

For example - If you place a new vehicle on the road in September, then you have until the end of October to pay and obtain the schedule 1. (However, most states will not allow you to register or plate your vehicle without the schedule 1)

Another Example: Your 1 July 2012 filing for your 2012-2013 is NOT due until 31 August 2012.

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When can I file for the July 2013 - June 2014 tax year?
1 July 2013 is when the IRS releases the new tax period.

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What if I forgot to include some vehicles on a Form 2290 that I just filed?
Each return is a separate filing. Therefore, if you need to file for vehicles which you did not include in your last filing, you will need to create a new return and include the vehicle(s) that have not been filed.

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How will I get the stamped copy of my Schedule 1?
After you complete the filing steps on 2290asap.com, you will submit your return on the Final step. We send your return to the IRS, they validate it and send us back your Schedule 1. We will contact you via your account email address when your Schedule 1 is ready. You can view/download and print your Schedule 1 right from your 'My Account' page. This process usually takes anywhere between 10 minutes to a few hours - All depending on the IRS computers.

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What type of file can I use to bulk upload my vehicles?
The file must be in the xls format (for example: myfile.xls). You can create the file with Microsoft Excel or Open office. If using Open Office, ensure that you save the file in the MS Excel format. If your vehicles are in any other format, you may email us for assistance. Please use our template for maximum compatibility. (The first row must contain the headers and the file must contain at least 2 columns in the following order: Vin#, Weight Category.

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When can I file for the July 2013 - June 2014 tax year?
Electronic filing should be available 1 July 2013.




2013-2014 Tax year
When to File
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Vehicle First Used File and Make Payment by
July 2013 August 2013
August 2013 September 2013
September 2013 October 2013
October 2013 November 2013
November 2013 December 2013
December 2013 January 2014
January 2014 February 2014
February 2014 March 2014
March 2014 April 2014
April 2014 May 2014
May 2014 June 2014
June 2014 July 2014

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What is e-file?
E-Filing means transmitting your Form 2290 to the IRS over the Internet. 2290asap.com is registered with the IRS to provide a secure and convenient way to e-file your Heavy Vehicle Use tax with the IRS. After completing your filing online, we electronically transmit your return to the IRS, and contact you via email when the IRS returns your Schedule 1 receipt. You can then sign in to your 2290asap.com account and view/download your Schedule 1.

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Why is the IRS offering Excise e-file?
Offering electronic filing of Form 2290 will satisfy Congressional mandate to provide filers an electronic option for filing Excise Form 2290.

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Who MAY file Excise forms electronically?
All taxpayers having a single vehicle weight of 55,000lbs or greater.

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Who MUST file Excise forms electronically?
All carriers with 25+ vehicles with registered gross weights of 55,000 pounds or more MUST electronically file Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290.

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Will I be able to transmit the Excise forms directly to the IRS?
Taxpayers will not be able to transmit their Excise forms directly to the IRS. They must go through an approved software provider. 2290asap.com is an authorized IRS Form 2290 e-File Provider.

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How do I enable cookies?
Below are instructions for enabling cookies on Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer Browsers. I am currently working on adding other browsers, but the method is similar for all browsers. Please do a World Wide Web (GoogleTM) search for instructions not listed here. If you need further assistance, contact us.

Note: After enabling Cookies, be sure to exit your browser and relaunch it. This will make sure your browser registers that Cookies are now enabled.

Second Note: You can find the current version of your browser by clicking the "Help" menu option at the top of your browser, then click "About".

How do I enable Cookies in Mozilla Firefox 3.x
  • Click on the Tools-menu in Mozilla.
  • Click on the Options item in the menu - a new window opens.
  • Click on the Privacy tab.
  • Expand the Cookies section (if its not already).
  • Check 'Accept Cookies From Sites'.
  • Save changes by clicking OK.
  • Exit your browser, then relaunch it.


How do I enable Cookies in Internet Explorer 8.x?
  • Click on the Tools-menu.
  • Select Internet Options in the menu - a new window opens.
  • Click on the Privacy tab near the top of the window.
  • Click on the Default button of the window.
  • Move the slider so that it is on one of the levels below Medium High (including Medium, Low, Accept All Cookies).
  • Save changes by clicking OK.
  • Exit your browser, then relaunch it.

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Will it cost anything to file Excise Tax forms?
Yes. 2290asap.com provides filing of Form 2290 for any number of vehicles for one low fee.

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Weekend and Holiday Filing???
While filing on a Holiday or weekend: If your payment method is EFTPS, you can file 365 days a year. If your IRS payment method is DIRECT DEBIT, the IRS will not accept your filing (on a weekend or holiday) and you must finish and complete your filing on the next business day. This means that you CAN complete your filing all the way up to the last step of actually submitting it to the IRS. When you return on the next business day, all you need to do is log-in, select 'My Account', then hit continue filing for the filing you wish to complete.

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When using Direct Debit when will the payment settlement date be?
Depending on when you file - the Direct Debit date will generally be the same day or the following day. If the following day is a Holiday or weekend, the Direct Debit payment date will be on the next business day.

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Scheduled IRS system Downtime - Why is my filing taking so long??
At various times throughout the year there are times when the IRS e-file system is down.
Your schedule 1 will not be returned at this time and you are advised not to complete your filing.
You may file your return, but, please return after the scheduled downtime to complete your filing.
Below are the IRS scheduled downtimes.

All times are approximates -

  • 9:00 pm, Eastern on Sunday, September 5th - 5:00 am, Eastern on Tuesday, September 7th (Labor Day weekend)

  • 9:00 pm, Eastern on Sunday, October 10th - 5:00 am, Eastern on Tuesday, October 12th (Columbus Day weekend)
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    Suspended Agricultural Vehicles?
    Currently we do not offer the suspended option for agricultural vehicles.

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    What forms of payment does the IRS accept for online filing?
    The IRS accepts 2 forms of payment: 1. EFTPS - You must initiate the payment after receiving your schedule 1. 2. Direct Debit - The IRS will debit your saving or checking account while using this option.

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    How can I take credits?
    Sorry, currently 2290asap does NOT support the Credit option. We hope to have this implemented soon.

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    What is EFTPS??
    https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/

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    Can I file my IRS 2290 form on a weekend?
    While filing on a weekend: If your payment method is EFTPS, you can file 365 days a year. If your IRS payment method is DIRECT DEBIT, the IRS will not accept your filing (on a weekend or holiday) and you must finish and complete your filing on the next business day. This means that you CAN complete your filing all the way up to the last step of actually submitting it to the IRS. When you return on the next business day, all you need to do is log-in, select 'My Account', then hit continue filing for the filing you wish to complete.

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    The IRS says I did not pay for my 2290
    1 - If you used direct debit - check your bank account to see if the removed the funds
    2 - If you used EFTPS - check your EFTPS account to make sure you inititated the payment and it was received by the IRS

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    What is Form 2290?
    Form 2290 is an IRS tax form used to figure and pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. This form is also used to claim suspension from taxes.

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    What if I need assistance in e-filing my Form 2290?
    Should you need assistance with any part of the process, just contact us via email

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    Will I need to send in the IRS Form 8453EX?
    No. You will be signing your tax return via a "digital" signature.
    The five digit pin number you select on the Officer page will serve as your signature.
    If in the future the IRS requests this form from you, you may request a copy from us by emailing your request to .

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    Follow these steps to complete your filing.

    Click completed steps (highlighted in green) to make changes.

    Total Tax Due
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    Start Filing
    Business
    Officer
    Tax Period
    First Used Date
    Vehicles
    Payment
    Summary
    Online Fee
    Finish