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2290 Filing Facts and Reminders

Items required for filing Form 2290-


How and Where to file-


Ways to pay your form 2290 Tax-


Form 2290 IRS Hotlines-


Payment through credit or debit card- Form 2290 filers are now able to pay their heavy vehicle use tax liability with either a credit or debit card!


Schedule 1 (form 2290) Month of first use- Filers must enter the correct month of first use on their schedule 1 ro indicate when the taxable vehicles are included on the schedule 1 were first used during the tax period.


US Customs and Border Protection- US Customs and Border Protection REQUIRE 2290 proof of payment before any Canadian or Mexican vehicle enters the United States.


Schedule 1- it is required for both copies of Schedule 1 be completed and filed. The Second copy will be stamped and returned to you for use as proof of payment of IRS Form 2290 HVUT.


Electronic filing- It is required by the IRS for any company filing for 25 or more vehicles that they electronically file during the tax period. Tax-suspended vehicles (category W) are not included in the electronic filing requirement for 25 or more vehicles due to their being no tax to be paid for these vehicles. Although, it is strongly encouraged to file electronically no matter the number of vehicles in the fleet.


Penalties and Interest- IF you receive a penalty for filing your IRS Form 2290 HVUT Schedule 1 late and you believe you have a legitimate, reasonable cause for the late filing, be sure to send a letter to the IRS explaining the situation for the late filing.


Employer Identification Number (EIN)- You MUST have an EIN to file your IRS Form 2290, you CANNOT use your social security number. It is very important that your enter your correct EIN in order to successfully complete your filing. If you do not have an EIN, you are able to apply for one on IRS.gov/ein


Vehicle Identification Number(VIN)- Your VIN can be found on your: vehicle registration, title, or the actual vehicle itself. Usually, your VIN will be 17 characters made up of a combination of letters and numbers. When filing your 2290 be sure to use the VIN of your vehicle and not your trailer!


Taxable Gross Weight- the taxable gross weight of a vehicle (excluding buses) is the total of:


Determining Taxable Gross Weight-