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2290-Instructions

General Instructions

  • Figure and pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used during the period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.
  • Figure and pay the tax due on a vehicle for which you completed the suspension statement on another Form Form 2290 if that vehicle later exceeded the mileage use limit during the period. See Suspended vehicles exceeding the mileage use Suspended Vehicles Exceeding the Mileage Use limit later.
  • Figure and pay the tax due if, during the period, the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases and the vehicle falls into a new category. See the Form 2290 instructions for Claim suspension from the tax when a vehicle is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less foragricultural vehicles) during the period.
  • Claim suspension from the tax when a vehicle is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the period.
  • Claim a credit for tax paid on vehicles that were destroyed, stolen, sold, or used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).
  • Report acquisition of a used taxable vehicle for which the tax has been suspended.
  • To report all vehicles for which you are reporting tax (including an increase in taxable gross weight) and those that you are reporting suspension of the tax by category andvehicle identification number (VIN).

Specific Instructions

    To Complete Form 2290 you should have following informations:
  • EIN Employer Identification Number is must to file Form 2290.You should not use SSN(Social Security Number).
  • You should have vehicle identification number of each vehicle .
  • The taxable gross weight of each vehicle should comes under its category.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

You should enter your correct Employer Identification Number . Apply online at www.irs.gov and click the Employers ID Numbers link if you don't have EIN .

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is 17 characters consists of numbers and letters, Be sure while using VIN for your vehicle you should not use it for trailer.

Taxable Gross Weight:

  • The taxable gross weight of a vehicle is the total of:
  • 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.
  • Actual unloaded weight of a vehicle is the empty (tare) weight of the vehicle.
  • A trailer or semitrailer is treated as customarily used in connection with a vehicle if the vehicle is equipped to tow the trailer or semitrailer.
  • Fully equipped for service includes the body (whether or not designed for transporting cargo, such as a concrete mixer); all accessories; all equipment attached to or carried on the vehicle for use in its operation or maintenance; and a full supply of fuel, oil, and water. The term does not include the driver; any equipment (not including the body) mounted on, or attached to, the vehicle, for use in handling, protecting, or preserving cargo; or any special equipment (such as an air compressor, crane, or specialized oilfield equipment).

 

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