Frequently Asked Questions ?

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This Frequently Asked Questions section provided by ETAX2290.COM has been developed by our Tax experts and framed based on the experiences in filing Form 2290 Tax Returns.This document is solely meant for reference purpose with respect to ETAX2290 services only.

General

All Heavy Vehicle Owners - Individuals (Sole Proprietors), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Corporations, Partnerships, or any other organization such as a non-profit, charitable, educational, etc., must file the Tax return for Heavy Vehicle Usage.
E-Filing is the safest and most secure electronic filing method to file your Tax return.
Simple! Click on the "Register" button on the Home page and our service will guide you through the rest of the process.

You will have to register with us to e-file your 2290 tax return and to utilize our other services.

If you have all required information ready, it will take few minutes to file your return.
Yes. You can save your tax return and come back later to file your return.
Yes, you are allowed to register multiple businesses with single user registration.
Since it is an e-filing, there is no need to print the tax form before filing electronically.
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Yes, using our excel file template you can upload multiple vehicle information.
It is a unique 9 digit number assigned by IRS to a Business / Organization.
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Form 2290

Form 2290 must be filed for each month a taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period.

  • Tax period begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 every year.
  • Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use.

Before the due date of the return, you may request an extension of time to file your return by writing to the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Cincinnati, OH 45999-0031.

  • The letter must fully explain the cause of the delay
  • Except for taxpayers abroad, the extension may be for no more than 6 months
  • An extension of time to file does not extend the time to pay the tax
  • A separate request has to be made for extension of time to pay

There are two ways in which you can file your Tax.

  • E- Filing by submitting tax returns to the IRS electronically
  • Paper filing by sending the paper tax return to the IRS through the U.S. Postal Service
A Stamped Schedule 1 is a proof of payment and a declaration of taxable vehicles acknowledged by IRS.
Electronic filing is required for each return reporting 25 vehicles or more.
Currently there is no limitation; however, we recommend that you use our specialized services to file for larger number of vehicles.
Yes, but there will be penalties which will be calculated and communicated to you by the IRS.
Yes. There will be interest charged due to late payment of tax by IRS.
Highway Motor Vehicles are designed to carry loads over public highways.
Highway motor vehicles that operate on public highways having a taxable gross weight of 55000 pounds or more are taxable which includes trucks, buses and trailers/semi-trailers.

To claim exemption from tax, the following Highway motor vehicle must be used and operated by:

  • The Federal Government
  • The District of Columbia
  • A state or local government
  • The American National Red Cross
  • A non-profit volunteer fire department, ambulance association, or rescue squad
  • An Indian tribal government but only if the vehicle’s use involves the exercise of an essential tribal government function, or
  • A mass transportation authority if it is created under a statute that gives it certain powers normally exercised by state
  • Qualified blood collector vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations, and
  • Mobile machinery that meets the specifications for a chassis as described under specially designed mobile machinery for non-transportation functions

Business Information

Business Name is the registered name of Business or an Organization.
It is a five (5) digit random number (no alphabets or symbols and no zeroes) that serves as an electronic signature on documents electronically transmitted to the IRS.
You can make a Final return, if you no longer wish to file returns for the vehicle, by clicking the Final Return option on Form 2290.
No, the IRS does not accept Social Security Numbers in place of Employer Identification Numbers.

Vehicle Information

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17 digit number containing alphanumeric characters. It can be found on /the/or Title and Registration certificate; or the Actual Vehicle.

The Taxable Gross Weight of a vehicle is the sum of:-

  • Actual unloaded weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service,
  • Actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semi-trailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle,
  • Weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semi-trailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle. Taxable Gross Weight = 1 + 2 + 3
It is an empty (tare) weight of the vehicle excluding Fuel, Water, Oil and any other special equipment.
Fully Equipped Vehicles are vehicles which include the body, all accessories, and 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. Example: a Concrete Mixer.
Electronic filing is required for each return reporting 25 vehicles or more.
Currently there is no limitation; however, we recommend to you use our Specialized services to file for larger number of vehicles.
Yes, but there will be penalties which will be calculated and communicated to you by the IRS.
Yes. There will be interest charged on late payments of taxes by IRS.
Highway motor vehicles that ply on public highway having a taxable gross weight of 55000 pounds or more are taxable which includes trucks, buses and trailers/semi-trailers.

To claim exemption from tax, the following Highway motor vehicle must be used and operated by:

  • The Federal Government
  • The District of Columbia
  • A state or local government
  • The American National Red Cross
  • A non-profit volunteer fire department, ambulance association, or rescue squad
  • An Indian tribal government but only if the vehicle’s use involves the exercise of an essential tribal government function, or
  • A mass transportation authority if it is created under a statute that gives it certain powers normally exercised by state
  • Qualified blood collector vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations, and
  • Mobile machinery that meets the specifications for a chassis as described under specially designed mobile machinery for non-transportation functions

Amendment

An amended Form 2290 is required when there is an increase in Total Taxable Gross Weight or the Mileage Use Limit was exceeded.
The month in which is the Taxable Gross Weight or Mileage Use limit was exceeded.
The following categories require amendments: - A VIN correction; an increase in taxable gross weight and/or the mileage use limit were exceeded.
Yes, the amended month can be the same as the month the vehicle was first used but not earlier??? Than the month of first vehicle used.

Credit Claim

Credit is the refund claimed by the Vehicle Owner for the tax paid on a vehicle that was:

  • Sold, Destroyed or Stolen before June 1 and not used during the remaining period, or
  • Used during the prior period 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).

A credit for the tax paid for vehicles that were destroyed, stolen, or sold before June 1, can be claimed during the next tax filing.

No. Your credit claim will be processed only with tax due and the tax due must greater than the credit claim.

Payment Related FAQ

Payment can be made through

  • Direct Debit
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  • Check or Money Order Payment
No, credit cards cannot be used to pay the Tax.
EFTPS is the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System used by IRS to accept tax payments.
You will find 9 digit routing number on the left bottom of the personal bank check.
You can pay the filing charges by credit / debit card (Master, Visa and Amex).
No, the filing charge is applicable only when you file with ETAX2290.COM.

Post eFiling

Re-filing is only possible for VIN corrections. For other changes you will have to contact the IRS directly.
If you have more vehicles to report to the IRS you will need to file a new return and include those vehicles.
You can amend the previously filed return by reporting the weight increases/corrections and paying the additional tax due.
If you purchase additional vehicles, you will need to create a new return that includes information about the vehicles purchased and pay the taxes that are due.
You should notify the IRS to ensure that you receive all IRS correspondence at the new address.
If you made a Direct Debit payment, attach the bank account statement along with Schedule 1 copy. If you made a payment by EFTPS, attach the acknowledgement obtained from EFTPS your Schedule 1 copy.
Yes. ETAX2290 offers a unique feature; VIN corrections can now be e-filed with the IRS. And this service is free.