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IRS Form 8849 - Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes

IRS Form 8849

If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit. You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period.

Who Must File IRS Form 8849?

Form 8849 can be e-filed by anyone who needs to claim a refund, or credit, for sold/stolen/destroyed vehicles, or for vehicles that did not exceed the mileage limit, on heavy vehicle use taxes that have been previously paid.

What information is required to file 8849?

  • You will need your name/address and make sure it is accurate to what the IRS has on file.
  • You will also need your EIN number, and if you are not required to have and EIN, you can enter your social security number.
  • You will also need the vehicle information you are claiming a refund for, and if you are filing because the vehicle was sold/stolen/destroyed, you will need the date the event occurred.

When can I e-file Form 8849?

If you have paid the Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax and your vehicle was sold/stolen/destroyed, you can e-file Form 8849 at any time. You just had to have paid the Form 2290 tax first.

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