Form 2290 is used to report and pay the HVUT for vehicles having a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more that you operate on public highways.
Who must file
Any individual, LLC, cooperation, or any other type of organization that registers heavy vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290 with the IRS.
To file Form 2290, you must have information, such as Employee Identification Number (EIN), Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), First Used Month (FUM) and taxable gross weight of
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A Complete Guide to File Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax
- An overview of Form 2290
- Form 2290 Deadline
- Information needed for filing
- HVUT Payment Options
- How to file Form 2290
Why should I file Tax
Form 2290 Online?
- IRS suggests e-filing of Form 2290 for quick processing and to receive
schedule 1 in minutes.
- IRS mandates electronic filing for those who report 2290 Form for more than 24 vehicles for the tax period.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When is Form 2290 due for the 2021-2022 tax period?
The IRS Form 2290 deadline is August 31st for 2021-2022 tax year. The current tax period for heavy highway vehicles begin on July 1, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022.
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/
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Are there any HVUT exemptions?
There are a number of groups that receive exemptions from the HVUT, including:
There are also a number of vehicles exempted from the HVUT:
- 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
- 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 a road tax (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:
Investing in our nation's highway infrastructure helps:
- 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)
- 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.