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There’s a huge difference between paper filing and e-filing.
If you are paper filing, you have to head to the nearest IRS office to file your HVUT Form 2290 in person. Waiting around at a government office is no fun. With the long lines and slow verification process, you could be there for hours before you’re able to complete your filing.
When you e-file, you can conveniently file Form 2290 from wherever you are, completing your filing in just a few minutes! Filing Form 2290 online will reduce your wait time for filing, as well as the time it takes to receive your stamped schedule 1.
ExpressTruckTax is one of the leading 2290 e-file providers, with a safe and secure interface to file your 2290 online. You can file your 2290 from any device, and your schedule 1 is sent to your registered email account within minutes!
It only takes a few steps to e-file your Form 2990. Just answer a few basic questions about your truck and receive your stamped schedule 1 within minutes. Because we are an IRS-authorized e-file provider, you can trust that all of your information is kept safe and secure.
Reported your Form 2290 with the wrong VIN? You can always come back and file a 2290 amendment to correct your VIN - for free!
ExpressTruckTax makes it easy for you to file your 2290 amendments with the IRS. Just follow the same simple steps and report the correct information on your HVUT.
If your Form 2290 is rejected due to errors, you can fix the errors and re-transmit the return for free.
Requesting a HVUT refund is easily done with ExpressTruckTax. File your Form 8849 (Schedule 6) and instantly claim a refund from the IRS.
Lost your schedule 1? Simply sign into your ExpressTruckTax account anywhere, anytime and download a copy. We keep all your data for up to 7 years.
Never deal with the hassle of entering vehicle information every time you file 2290. All your vehicle information will be stored in Truck Zone. Simply import vehicles from TruckZone and file your 2290.
With our bulk upload template, filers who have multiple vehicles can reduce the time it takes to add their vehicle information. Simply download our template, add the vehicle information, then upload it back to our system.
Purchase prepaid credits with the Wallet System and you can receive a 10% or more discount on your 2290 filing fees. These credits will never expire and will be stored in your ExpressTruckTax Wallet.
If you get stuck while e-filing, our dedicated support team will be here to answer your questions. Best of all, we have both English & Spanish customer support professionals who will provide you with unlimited support via email, chat, or phone.
Simply email your questions to support@ExpressTruckTax.com, or call us at 704.234.6005.
Form 2290 is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return. It is the form used to figure out and pay the tax due on motor vehicles operating on public highways with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. The taxation period runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year and is due by August 31st. However, for first used vehicles your HVUT is due the last day of the month following the first used month. For example, if you first use a new vehicle in April then your 2290 is due by May 31st.
Anyone who is filing a return for 25 or more vehicles is required to file electronically.
The electronic version of IRS Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, expedite refunds, save personal resources (e.g., time & postage), and reduce preparation and processing errors. Your 2290 Schedule 1 will be available almost immediately (once your return is accepted by the IRS).
E-file online with ExpressTruckTax to put an end to waiting for your form to come in the mail or standing in long lines at the IRS office!
Once you have transmitted your return to the IRS, and it is accepted, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes! It's that simple.
The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is paid by Form 2290 annually for heavy vehicles operating on public highways with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.
The tax year for Form 2290 starts in July of each year and ends on June 30 of the following year. If the gross taxable weight is between 55,000 to 75,000 pounds, the HVUT is $100, plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 pounds. For over 75,000-pound vehicles, the maximum HVUT is $550 per year. The taxes are lower for logging vehicles—vehicles primarily used for exclusive transport of products harvested from the forest and that are registered with a state agency as such.
|Taxable Gross Weight||Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Rate||Logging Vehicle Rate|
|Below 55,000 lbs||No Tax||No Tax|
|55,000 to 75,000 lbs||$100 plus $22 per 1000 lbs over 55,000 lbs||$75 plus $16.5 per 1000 lbs over 55,000 lbs|
|Over 75,000 lbs||$550||$412.50|
For any vehicles placed into service after July, the taxes are prorated.
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.
The vehicles above are called Suspended Vehicles but must be reported to the IRS.
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:
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.