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How do I get my stamped Schedule with ExpressTruckTax?

When you e-file your 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, you can pay by direct debit or through EFTPS. After that, the IRS will receive and check your return with their database.

Next, you receive your Schedule 1, which shows an IRS e-file watermark with the date your return was received and processed. This will be accepted by all DOT’s, DMV’s, and other federal authorities.

ExpressTruckTax automatically sends you your stamped Schedule 1 after the IRS accepts your 2290 via email. We can also send you updates via text and fax–plus, we can even notify your company/carrier.

How do I download my stamped Schedule 1?

It’s pretty simple. E-filing with ExpressTruckTax is the fastest way to get your stamped Schedule 1. When you e-file, you’ll receive a digital copy of your Schedule 1 by email with an IRS e-file watermark.

What happens if I lose my stamped Schedule 1?

Uh oh! You lost your stamped Schedule 1? Don’t worry about it! You can log in to your ExpressTruckTax account at any time and view, download, or print a Form 2290 and stamped Schedule 1 right from the Dashboard. For free!

How can you tell if you have the right document?

Well, the IRS digital e-file watermark tells you everything you need to know. When you receive your stamped Schedule 1 from ExpressTruckTax, look for the watermark and you’ll know you have the right document. You can always contact our customer support team if you have questions, though!

Understanding the IRS Digital Watermark

When you e-file your Form 2290, the IRS will apply a digital watermark to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment, and all DMVs are required to accept this document.

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Frequently Asked Questions

IRS Form 2290 Schedule 1 (Proof of Payment)

IRS form 2290 is used to pay Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). IRS Form 2290 is designed to help provide funding to federal states to repair the roads damaged due to heavy highway vehicle use. Extensive running of heavy highway vehicles weighing more than 55,000 pounds can cause major destruction to roads.

The taxes collected by IRS Form 2290 helps pay for maintenance and repair as well as a variety of other programs to keep the roads well maintained.

Schedule 1 of Heavy Highway Vehicles Form 2290 can be e-filed through an authorized e-file software provider, like ExpressTruckTax. Federal tax e-file providers offer relevant Form 2290 instructions that make the e-file process quick and easy. form 2290 should be filed for each month a taxable vehicle is first used on public highways. the current taxation period for heavy highway vehicles begins july of each year and ends on june 30 the following year.

The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or HVUT, is the fee IRS requires you to pay annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.

The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding:

  • The actual unloaded weight (actual tare weight) of the vehicle fully equipped for service.
  • The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and
  • The weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers regularly used in combination with the vehicle.
  • For buses, the taxable gross weight is its actual unloaded, weight fully equipped for service, plus, 150 pounds for each seat provided for passengers and driver.

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How Are HVUT Form 2290 taxes calculated?

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.

The table below shows the taxes for logging and regular trucks:
Taxable Gross WeightHeavy Vehicle Use Tax RateLogging Vehicle Rate
Below 55,000 lbsNo TaxNo 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.

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.