For many truckers Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax is now due

It is July, the federal heavy vehicle use tax form 2290 falls automatically due for all the truckers irrespective if your earlier filings. Anyone who registers a heavy highway motor vehicle in their name with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. Usually the filing deadline is August 31 however you can report and pay the HVUT taxes at the earliest and receive the IRS watermarked schedule 1 receipt instantly at TruckDues. It is simple and easy when you do it online with an IRS authorized e-file service provider.


Form 2290 – Federal Vehicle Use Tax Reporting

A trucker who uses a heavy highway motor vehicle on a public highway beginning in July 2021 must file Form 2290 and pay any tax due for the vehicle by August 31, 2021. If you want to renew or register the vehicle under your legal business name with the federal agencies like DOT, DMV etc. you need to report the 2290s on-time and submit the Schedule 1 Proof of Payments.

An EIN is needed to eFile Form 2290 – HVUT Returns

Taxpayers need an employer identification number (EIN) to file Form 2290. They can apply using an online application if you don’t have one. You can not use SSN while reporting 2290 taxes online. When applying for new EIN, applicants should generally allow two weeks for processing the application before they can file their return.

How to file Form 2290 – HVUT Returns

The IRS encourages all Form 2290 taxpayers to file electronically. Taxpayers reporting 25 or more vehicles on Form 2290 must electronically file their Form 2290. Electronic filing automates your tax preparation, you just key in your vehicle details with the tax year and first used month, taxable gross weight along with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), your tax return is ready with inputs to file it with the IRS. It is simple and easy as 1-2-3..!

Electronic filing is the fastest way of filing your 2290 tax returns with the IRS, once you complete your tax return it is consolidated and sent to the IRS for processing. IRS verify the data and approves your Schedule-1 with an e-file watermark (stamp) which very well used as a proof for payment of taxes.

The IRS will electronically send an IRS-stamped Schedule 1 to filers minutes after e-filing. The taxpayer uses the stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment when registering their vehicle with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Taxpayers should use a quality printer to adequately show the watermark when presenting copies to the DMV.

Taxpayers reporting less than 25 vehicles may file Form 2290 by paper. The form must be postmarked and the tax paid by August 31, 2021. The Schedule 1 will arrive by mail 4 – 6 weeks after the IRS receives the return. Why wait for weeks when you can efile your 2290 returns and receive the Schedule 1 copies instantly.

New way to pay 2290 taxes in 2021

Taxpayers may now use a credit card or debit card to pay the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax. Taxpayers can make tax payments by internet, phone or mobile device whether they e-file or mail in their return.

The taxes that you owe can be paid online when you choose electronic filing, from the multiple options. It is easy and quick to pay the dues, however make sure you pay by the due date to avoid applicable extra charges.

  1. Electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) if filing electronically.
  2. Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (best option, but enrollment required)
  3. Credit or debit card payment (newly introduced for IRS Tax Form 2290 payments)
  4. Check or money order using Form 2290-V, Payment Voucher.

Changes in vehicle status

Taxpayers may claim a suspension from the heavy highway vehicle use tax for vehicles they reasonably expect to use 5,000 miles or less (7,500 for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period. Taxpayers must complete a statement in support of suspending the tax for such vehicles on the first Form 2290 filed for the tax period. If a suspended vehicle exceeds the 5,000-mile use limit (7,500 for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period, the tax becomes due, and the taxpayer must pay and report tax for the entire tax period by the end of the following month.

A taxpayer can claim a credit for tax paid on a vehicle that’s destroyed, stolen, or sold on the taxpayer’s next Form 2290, or the taxpayer can claim a refund of the tax paid on Form 8849. A taxpayer can also claim a credit on the Form 2290 or a refund on the Form 8849 for tax paid on vehicles used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 for agricultural vehicles), but must wait until the tax period ends before making the claim.

If e-filing, taxpayers can only update the weight and mileage of vehicles on the Form 2290 originally filed for the tax period. Taxpayers must file a paper form to report additional changes.

Taxpayers must explain in writing any changes to a vehicle identification number reported on Form 2290.

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