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What Is IRS 2290 Tax Form?

The IRS 2290 tax is called Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. It is used to figure out and pay the HVUT due on highway motor vehicles used during the period of time in which a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more is accrued. Form 2290 is used to file taxes on vehicles for which the suspension statement on another Form 2290 was completed (if that vehicle later exceeded the mileage use limit during this period). You can claim a credit using Form 2290 for HVUT paid on vehicles that was destroyed, stolen, sold, or used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 for agricultural vehicles). Report the acquisition of a used taxable vehicle for which the tax has been suspended can also be filed using form 2290.

Important Deadline for Filing 2290 Online

The deadline is August 31st of the following tax year. If the vehicle was first used in April then the deadline will be in March of the following year. For full year returns the normal tax period is from July to June.

How to Calculate 2290 Tax?

It is calculated automatically when you fill in appropriate data into the interface or website. It will change according to which first month the vehicle was used. The other factors will depend on any changes logged and the gross weight of the vehicle. If the vehicle falls under the normal tax period along with the categories specified above, the tax will be approximately $550 for a vehicle.

What is the Time Duration for Receiving a Schedule 1?

Normally, when you fill out and file Form 2290 electronically, it will take a maximum of about 20 minutes for the IRS to accept your information and then release a Schedule 1. People receive the Schedule 1 in their inbox as an attached PDF document. Once you have received your Schedule 1 you can take it to your local DMV office and show it to them as a proof of payment.

Why Filing Form 2290 Online is Beneficial?

It is a super-efficient and effective way of going about the filing process. We did just mention it takes approximately 20 minutes for your Form 2290 to be processed. It would otherwise take days just to have it processed, then many more following before you could get your Schedule 1. Customer service is also improved substantially; you are able to contact someone immediately if you are stuck or just need a helping hand along the way. The entire form 2290 process is made much more pleasant when filing form 2290 online. Not to mention, it will be safe on a database, so in the event you need to access it you are able to easily.

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