Advantages of Filing Form 2290 Online with ExpressTruckTax
With ExpressTruckTax, you can e-file Form 2290 from the convenience of your home or from the driver’s seat! As long as you're safely parked. Waiting around at a government office is no fun. With the long lines and slow verification process, you could be there for hours.
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Here's How you E-file Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax:
Its quick and simple to e-file Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax. Just create an account or if you have an account already, Sign In to continue adding your Form information. Once added, you can review the Form summary and transmit the return to the IRS.
What Information is required to E-file Form 2290?
Make your Form 2290 e-filing smooth by having these information handy and complete filing in less than 5 minutes.
- Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- Business Name
- First Used Month (FUM)
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Taxable Gross Weight Category
- Suspended Vehicle (if any)
A Complete Guide to File Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax
- An overview of Form 2290
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- Information needed for filing Form 2290
- HVUT Payment Options
- How to file Form 2290
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is IRS Form 2290?
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!All you will need to do is:
- Create your FREE account with ExpressTruckTax
- Enter your basic business details
- Enter your EIN (Employer Identification Number)
- Enter your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
- Enter the gross weight of your vehicle (Combined gross weight)
- Choose your IRS payment method
- Transmit your information to the IRS
- Receive your stamped Schedule 1
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.
What is Heavy Vehicle Use Tax?
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.How do you determine the gross taxable weight of a vehicle? It’s simple, just add the following:
- The actual unloaded 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 customarily 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 the driver.
How Are HVUT Form 2290 taxes calculated?
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 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.