Form 2290 - VIN Checker
Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) are unique serial codes assigned to vehicles by the United States Department of Transportation. When filing Form 2290, you will need the unique VIN of your truck. If you enter the incorrect VIN on your Form 2290, you will receive a stamped Schedule 1 with the incorrect VIN. This can get you in trouble while on the road and can result in penalties. To correct this error, you must file a VIN Correction amendment to receive a new stamped Schedule 1 with the correct VIN.
To help truckers, ExpressTruckTax now has an exclusive Form 2290 VIN Checker. It will check the VIN on your Form 2290 before you transmit your return to the IRS.
1. What is the ExpressTruckTax Form 2290 VIN checker, and how does
The ExpressTruckTax Form 2290 VIN checker is an exclusive feature that helps ensure that you have entered the correct VIN while e-filing Form 2290. The IRS typically does not reject returns with the incorrect VIN. However, you will have to file a VIN Correction amendment to get a corrected stamped Schedule.
The VIN checker system will run the VIN you enter through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) database. It will then display information about that VIN including Manufacturer, Model, Body Class, and Model Year. If incorrect vehicle details are displayed, or there is no such VIN, you can enter the correct VIN.
2.What are the benefits of the ExpressTruckTax VIN checker?
- Helps you validate the VIN you entered before filing.
- Helps you get the correct VIN on your stamped Schedule 1.
- Eliminates the need for VIN Correction amendments.
3. How to use the VIN checker in ExpressTruckTax when filing 2290
The VIN checker is simple to use. Follow the instructions below to use the VIN checker while e-filing 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.
- Create a FREE account with ExpressTruckTax and add your business details.
- Choose E-File for 1 Vehicle or E-File For Multiple Vehicles.
- Select your vehicle’s Month of First Use and Tax Year.
- Enter your vehicle information, including VIN, Taxable Gross Weight, and Unit Number.
- Click Check VIN to validate the VIN you entered.
- Verify that the VIN details match your vehicle. If they do, proceed to the next step.
- If the incorrect details are displayed or an error message is displayed, enter the VIN again and validate.
- Add taxable vehicles, suspended vehicles, and logging vehicles.
- Review and transmit the return to the IRS.
Note: If your truck is new, it may take a few days for the VIN to be added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) database. As a result, new VINs may not come up in the VIN checker.
Sign up for a new account today with ExpressTruckTax to file Form 2290 and receive Stamped Schedule 1 instantly!