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Monday, August 20, 2012

Misconceptions about Filing Form 2290

Over the years, we have had reoccurring questions about a few misconceptions about filing Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use tax (HVUT).  So we would like to provide some information to help clarify it for you.

What are my Payment Options?

There are 3 Options:
(1) Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
(2) Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
(3) Mail a check or money order.

How do I apply for credit using Form 2290 when a vehicle is lost or stolen?

The Form 8849 Schedule 6, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes, can be filed to claim a refund or credit of heavy vehicle use taxes previously paid.

What is a suspended vehicle?

A highway motor vehicle which does not exceed mileage 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) is exempt from tax and considered ‘suspended.’

Do I pay the penalty using the Form 2290?

The IRS will notify you if you have a penalty due, at which time you can send a letter to the IRS explaining why you have reasonable cause for filing or paying late.

We hope these answers to the most common questions we receive, helps you. If you have any more questions, please contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.

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