Form 8453-EX, Excise Tax Declaration is used to authorize the electronic filing of Federal Excise Tax Forms, like Form 2290 and Form 8849. As a service provider like a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Intermediate Service Provider (ISP), Tax Preparer, or Third Party Transmitter, to transmit on your client's behalf your client will have to e-sign Form 8453-EX to provide an E-File Signature Authorization.
The purpose of Form 8453-EX is to authorize the transmission of Federal Excise Forms Form 2290 and Form 8849 through Third Party Transmitters. A service prover like a CPA would send 8453-EX to their client to e-sign for their signature authorization to provide the tax payer's consent to authorize the transmission of their form and an electronic funds withdrawal for payment of any federal taxes owed.
Form 8453-EX must be filed by tax service providers like Intermediate Service Providers (ISP), Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Tax Preparers, and Third Party Transmitters to authorize the transmission of Federal Excise Tax Forms on their client's behalf.
If you have come to ExpressTruckTax to file your own Form 2290 you do not need to file Form 8453-EX. However, if you're a service provider like an account filing Form 2290 for your client, then you will need to file Form 8453-EX.