600,000+ American truckers can’t be wrong!
Who is required to file IRS HVUT Form 2290?
Any trucker with a vehicle that has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must use Form 2290 to figure and pay HVUT with the IRS every tax year. Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways.
Usually the tax period begins on July 1, and ends on June 30. The due date to file HVUT 2290 Form with the IRS will be the last day of the month following the first used month of the vehicle.
File your 2290 in less than 5 Minutes.
What information is required to complete the 2290 tax return?
Make sure that you have the following information before getting started with your 2290 filing. Having these information handy will helps you complete your 2290 in less than 5 minutes.
- 1. Business Name & Address. Learn More
- 2. EIN (Employer Identification Number). Learn More
- 3. VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). Learn More
- 4. Taxable Gross Weight of Vehicle. Learn More
- 5. First Used Month (FUM) of Vehicle. Learn More
Why should I file Form 2290 Online?
IRS suggests the e-filing of Form 2290 for quick processing and to receive schedule 1 in a few minutes. Also, IRS mandates electronic filing for those who report 2290 Form for more than 24 vehicles for the tax period.
You can save more time and money compared with paper filing, and you don’t have to be a tax expert when you choose an IRS authorized e-file provider like ExpressTruckTax.
ExpressTruckTax is the #1 IRS authorized e-file provider for Form 2290 and provides truckers with a complete HVUT filing solution for the lowest price. The total filing process can be done in few minutes and it costs only less than $10. Get Started Now
What are the advantages of Filing IRS 2290 with ExpressTruckTax?
Get instant updates about your IRS filing status through your registered email, phone or fax.
Store/Retrieve Vehicle Information
No need to enter vehicle information each time you file 2290. Store all your vehicle information within our application under “TruckZone” & select the required vehicle when you need to file again.
E-File Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 For The 2020-21 Tax Year!
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Form 2290 due for 2020-21 tax period?
The IRS Form 2290 deadline is August 31st for 2020-21 tax year. The current tax period for heavy highway vehicles begin on July 1, 2020, and ends on June 30, 2021.
What payment methods can I use to pay my Heavy Vehicle Use Tax?
The IRS suggest the following HVUT payment methods:
- Direct Debit or Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
- Credit Card or Debit Card*
- EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System)
- Check or Money Order
*The IRS has temporarily suspended the payment of tax due on Form 2290 using a credit card or debit card. This type of payment is expected to resume on January 1, 2021.
I’ve lost my 2290 Schedule 1. How do I get a copy?
ExpressTruckTax stores a copy of your 2290 Schedule 1 & Form 2290 for seven years. If you misplace your 2290 Schedule 1 or want to access your Form 2290 log into your ExpressTruckTax account, there you can view or download a digital copy of your 2290 Schedule 1 and Form 2290.
To learn more about Form 2290 Stamped Schedule 1, please visit at https://www.expresstrucktax.com/hvut/form-2290-schedule-1/
Can I manage multiple businesses with ExpressTruckTax?
Yes, you can manage all your clients' business filings within a single account.
Additional ExpressTruckTax Features: Bulk upload templates (business & vehicle details), discount pricing, and more.
Learn More about IRS HVUT Payment methods by visiting https://www.expresstrucktax.com/hvut/irs-2290-hvut-payment/
Are there any HVUT exemptions?
There are a number of groups that receive exemptions from the HVUT, including:
- The Federal Government
- State or local governments, including the District of Columbia
- The American Red Cross
- Nonprofit volunteer fire departments, ambulance associations, or rescue squads
- Indian tribal governments (for vehicles used in essential tribal government functions)
- Mass transportation authorities
There are also a number of vehicles exempted from the HVUT:
- Vehicles not considered highway motor vehicles - e.g., mobile machinery for non-transportation functions, vehicles specifically designed for off-highway transportation, non-transportation trailers, and semi-trailers
- Qualified blood collector vehicles used by qualified blood collecting organizations
- Mobile machinery that is used for non-transportation purposes
Exempt carriers may be required to file tax forms with the IRS or notify the local department of motor vehicles (DMV) of the exempt status being claimed.
There are other vehicles that are exempt based on the number of miles it is driven:
- Commercial vehicles traveling fewer than 5,000 miles annually
- Agriculture vehicles traveling fewer than 7,500 miles annually
The vehicles above are called Suspended Vehicles but must be reported to the IRS.
Why do I have to pay an HVUT?
The HVUT is a significant source of transportation funding in the U.S. In 2006 the HVUT generated more than $1.4 billion in Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenue.
The Federal HTF protects the nation's investment in our transportation infrastructure. In 2007 Federal HTF receipts topped $39.9 billion, with $34.9 billion dedicated to the HTF's Highway Account. The Federal HTF finances a broad spectrum of transportation investments, including:
- Highway improvements (e.g., land acquisition and other right-of-way costs, preliminary and construction engineering, construction and reconstruction, resurfacing and restoration costs of roadways and bridges)
- Highway and bridge maintenance
- Highway law enforcement
- Safety programs (e.g., driver education and training, vehicle inspection programs, enforcement of vehicle size, and weight limits)
- Congestion relief projects
- Debt service
- Administrative costs (e.g., research, engineering)
Investing in our nation's highway infrastructure helps:
- Save lives, time, and money
- Reduce the number and severity of crashes for all kinds of vehicles
- Enhance the ability of the entire community of emergency responders
- Lower fuel and insurance costs
- Increase mobility
- Ease congestion
- Decrease energy consumption
- Boost air quality
- Improve the transportation of goods
- Raise business productivity
- Strengthen the nation's economic productivity
Since the vast majority of all funds contributed by states to the Federal HTF are returned through highway fund apportionments, there is a direct incentive for state agencies to take necessary actions to enhance HVUT compliance.
Form 2290 or the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return is available for electronic filing. The electronic version of Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, expedite refunds, save personal resources (e.g., time & postage), and reduce preparation and processing errors. Your Schedule 1 will be available almost immediately (once your return is accepted by the IRS) through ExpressTruckTax.com - no more waiting for it to come in the mail!
Taxpayers filing Form 2290 reporting 25 or more vehicles for any taxable period are required to file Form 2290 online with an IRS authorized e-file provider.