IRS Form 2290 - An Overview of Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes

The IRS Form 2290 is used to calculate the Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes that are due for the Tax Period of July 1 - June 30. The Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) are calculated based on a vehicle's Taxable Gross Weight. Every heavy vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file the IRS Form 2290 each year.

Form 2290 Schedule 1 (video)

After a Form 2290 is Filed with the IRS, the taxpayer will receive a Stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1. This serves as proof that the Form 2290 was filed for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. In the past, when paper filing was the norm, the IRS would physically stamp the Schedule 1 to prove that the return was officially filed and paid. Now that e-filing has become the preferred method of filing, the IRS will provide an E-File watermark on the Schedule 1.


Primary Reasons for e-filing Heavy Highway Use Tax(HVUT) form 2290 returns (video)

The IRS Form 2290 is an annual excise tax on all Heavy Highway Motor Vehicles. Every vehicle over 55,000 pounds mustbe accounted for using the IRS Form 2290. Even if no taxes are due because of low mileage, the Form 2290 must still be filed. Even if a vehicle is Sold, Destroyed, or Stolen, the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Forms must stilll be filed to claim a credit of tax overpayment.


IRS Form 2290 - Question & Answers

Who is required to e-file HVUT Form 2290 Returns? (video)

Not only does every vehicle with a gross vehicle weight over 55,000 pounds have to file the Form 2290, every company or individual filing for 25 or more Heavy Vehicles is required by law to e-File the Form 2290 with the IRS. This helps to simplify the filing process by making is faster and more convenient.


How To Find Out If You Are Liable For Filing Heavy Federal Highway Use Tax Form 2290?

Anyone owning a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more that operates on public roads is required to file the IRS form 2290. Even is there is no tax due, the Form 2290 must still be filed with the IRS, and serves as a requirement for vehicle registrations, tags, etc.


Why Should You File Heavy Highway (Road) Use Tax Form 2290 Returns? (video)

If you own a truck, and its taxable gross weight is 55,000 pounds or more, you are required to file the Form 2290. If this Form is not filed by its deadline of August 31st, you will be liable for Tax Penalties and interest on the taxes due.


When to file Form 2290? (video)

The Tax Period for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is from July 1 - June 30. The traditional filing season for Heavy Vehicles is July & August , with the final deadline being August 31. However, for new vehicles the Filing deadline for the vehicle is the last day of the month following the month of first use.


How to File HVUT Form 2290?
Paper filing

When paper filing with the IRS, you can either travel to an IRS office, and wait in line to file it in person. It can also be filed via postal mail, however this option is very time consuming, and the IRS Schedule 1 can take weeks to arrive.

E-filing

E-Filing the Form 2290 can take as little as 10 Minutes and can be done from anywhere thanks to the IRS Authorized e-file provider - ExpressTruckTax. The Form 2290 is now available from any computer, smartphone or iPad.


Why e-filing of heavy highway (road) use tax Form 2290 is better than paper filing?

When filing by paper, you are either at the mercy of the post office for weeks at a time waiting for the Stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1. Filing at an IRS office is also difficult because there are very few IRS offices and travelling to the nearest one could take hours, then additional wait time upon arrival. E-Filing is Fast, Easy, and affordable with ExpressTruckTax. There are no lines to wait for, and you can get your Stamped Schedule 1 Instantly.


Methods of making payment for your Form 2290 return (video)

The IRS accepts payment via Electronic Funds Withdrawal, Check, Money Order, or EFTPS. The Electronic Funds Withdrawal option is the easiest. All that is required is an account number and routing number of a checking or savings account from within the US.


E-file form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax (video)

E-filing with ExpressTruckTax is the most convenient way to complete the Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes for your truck. ExpressTruckTax provides all the benefits of e-filing, along with exclusive benefits that can't be found anywhere else. For example, ExpressTruckTax provides Free VIN Corrections, as well as notifications via email, text, fax, and postal mail. Not only that, but when vehicles are e-filed with ExpressTruckTax, they will automatically be added to the Truck Zone so that they can be filed for the next year without having to manually enter the VIN again.


Exclusive features provided by ExpressTruckTax

ExpressTruckTax provides all the benefits of e-filing, along with exclusive benefits that can't be found anywhere else. For example, ExpressTruckTax provides Free VIN Corrections, as well as notifications via email, text, fax, and postal mail. Not only that, but when vehicles are e-filed with ExpressTruckTax, they will automatically be added to the Truck Zone so that they can be filed for the next year without having to manually enter the VIN again.

Advantages of

E-filing with ExpressTruckTax

When e-filing with ExpressTruckTax.com you can e-file the Form 2290, download the Stamped Schedule 1, and share it with your Company/Carrier. ExpressTruckTax.com is accessible on any platform, and any browser. There are nothing to download, and you only pay when you e-file the return to the IRS.


E-filing with m.expresstrucktax.com

With the Mobile Version of ExpressTruckTax, you can e-File the Form 2290 from any iPhone, Android, or Windows phone directly on the phone's browser. With this option you can file the Form 2290 from Anywhere! Whether you are at a truck stop or your home, you can always file a Form 2290 in just a few minutes.


E-filing with the ExpressTruck mobile apps

For anyone operating a taxable vehicle, our new app is perfect for transmitting your Form 2290 quickly to the IRS from any location. You can file your 2290 while at the truck stop, waiting at the loading dock, counting the minutes until the mechanic shows up , sitting in line at the weigh station, signaling for the waitress to refill your coffee, the scenarios are endless.