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Showing posts with label E-File Form 8849. Show all posts
Showing posts with label E-File Form 8849. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How Does Form 8849 Effect My 2290?

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Alright, 2290 season is coming, and along with your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) comes a lot of questions and sometimes a little confusion. Sometimes while filing your Form 2290 you might see information about Form 8849, but what’s that? Do you need to be concerned with it? Today we’re here with the 8849 facts to answer your questions.

Form 8849


Form 8849 is the Claim or Refund of Excise Taxes Form. Excise taxes are the taxes paid on goods when they’re purchased and they’re often included in the price. An example of one of these goods is gasoline, hints your IFTA tax. Also, excise taxes include activities, such as highway usage by trucks.

Highway usage?! Now that might ring a bell because if you drive a qualifying vehicle of 55,000 pounds or more then you are required to file Form 2290 in order to get a copy of your stamped Schedule 1. 

After filing your Form 2290 you can File Form 8849 to claim a credit or a refund on the amount of  HVUT paid. Anyone can file this form if they need to claim a refund or a credit.

You can claim credits or refunds for vehicles that were stolen, sold, or destroyed. You can also claim credits for vehicles that were only used for 5,000 miles or less on public highways and 7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles used during the tax period.

Just remember, before you can File Form 8849 you need to file your Form 2290 and pay any Heavy Vehicle Taxes owed to the IRS for the current tax season first.

All you need to File Form 8849 is your name, EIN, and address, but it needs to match what the IRS has on file. You can verify your information by calling the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040.  

If you’ve already filed your 2290 then you should already have your Employee Identification Number, as the IRS requires you to have one to complete your return.

If you haven’t filed your 2290 and you need an EIN you can apply for one online with the IRS. It will take about 15 days for the EIN to become active if the e-filing system and forms may be rejected during that time.

Also, you will need the information for the vehicle that you’re claiming a refund for with details as to why you’re claiming a credit or refund, such as if it was stolen, sold, or destroyed with the date that the incident occurred.

Pre-File With TSNAmerica


The faster you pre-file your Form 2290 then the faster you can claim a refund or credit with Form 8849. Call our sister company TSNAmerica at 803.386.0320 and they’ll file your Form 2290 for you over the phone. Your return will be transmitted to the IRS on July 1st unless you would like it sent at a later date. The process is as easy as making a simple phone call.

Contact Us


Here at ExpressTruckTax, we want to help you quickly and easily handle all of your truck tax needs, headache free. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have over the phone Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST at 704.234.6005. We also offer live chat and 24/7 email support at support@expresstrucktax.com.
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Friday, October 23, 2015

Who's Eligible for an HVUT Refund?

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Welcome back, Trucking Nation! Let’s talk about what everybody likes about filing taxes: getting a refund! We all enjoy getting paid. Remember when you filed your Form 2290 with the IRS and paid your HVUT? Well, you may be eligible for a refund under certain circumstances. Let’s look at how to know if you’re eligible.

Refund Eligibility


There are a few cases where you will be eligible for a refund of your HVUT tax:
  • A stolen, destroyed, or sold vehicle
  • A vehicle you drove less than the mileage limit (5,000 miles or 7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles)
  • Overpayment on Form 2290

You will not be eligible for a refund if:
  • You sometimes drive at a lower Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) than you reported
  • You used your vehicle only part of the year but still exceeded the mileage limit.

So you’ve determined that you qualify for an HVUT refund. What do you have to do to get it? Glad you asked! With ExpressTruckTax, it’s a very simple process.


How to e-file an 8849



If you filed your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, Form 8849 will be generated automatically if you’re filing for a credit vehicle and the system determines the credit is greater than the tax amount owed on the return.

When your vehicle is stolen, destroyed, or sold, or you paid taxes on a vehicle traveling under the mileage limit for the year, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Log in to your ExpressTruckTax account.
  • Click on “Start a New Return” and then “Start” under “Form 8849 Schedule 6.”
  • For any trucks stolen, destroyed, or sold during the past tax year, enter the VIN, GVW, the first month it was used, and the date each vehicle was sold, lost, or destroyed.
  • If you have any trucks that qualify for a low mileage credit, enter the VIN, GVW, and the first month used for each vehicle.
  • Now you can enter your overpayment credits. Just type in the date the tax was overpaid, the VIN, the amount of the overpayment, and a short explanation for the IRS.
  • Then just review your information, and we’ll estimate the amount of your refund.

That’s it! It usually takes 4-6 weeks for the IRS to mail your refund check. You’re all set!

We here at ExpressTruckTax are always ready to help with any questions you may have about any aspect of using ExpressTruckTax. Our dedicated support team is located in Rock Hill, SC, and available via phone or web chat Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 704.234.6005. You can also reach us at any time by email at support@expresstrucktax.com. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!





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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Get Your HVUT Money Back: E-file Form 8849 Today

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We’re back, Trucking Nation, with even more information on the what, when, why, and how of E-filing your Form 8849 for refunds.

Now that you know you can get a refund for being under the mileage limit, you may still have some more questions about your refund. And, that’s what we’re here for! So, let me break it down for you.
When should I make a claim & What types of credits can be claimed?

Form 8849 offers a variety of schedules that you can file for, but one of the most common is the Schedule 6. Under the 8849 Schedule 6, you can file for three different types of refund credits:
  • Stolen, Sold, or Destroyed Vehicle
  • Suspended Vehicle, or a vehicle that drove less than the mileage limit (5,000 for regular heavy vehicles and 7,500 for agricultural vehicles)
  • Overpayment on Form 2290
If you have experienced any of these situations during the tax year, then voila! You qualify for an HVUT refund!


What should I know before claiming a credit?


Before claiming a credit, you should know what does and does not qualify for a refund, as well as what information you will need in order to make a claim.

Listed in the previous section is a breakdown of the three credits you can claim and when you should make that claim. However, before you can do that, there is some information you need about your vehicle.

Before you make your claim, you should know:
  • Your company’s tax year month end
  • Your VIN
  • First-used month
  • Gross vehicle weight
Any relevant dates (if the vehicle was sold, stolen or destroyed you will need to know that date, and if you are claiming overpayment you will need to know the date of overpayment.)

Now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way, you may have questions about what doesn’t qualify for a refund. Well, you are not eligible for a refund when:
You sometimes operate at a lower gross vehicle weight than initially reported.

You used your vehicle for only part of the year. How often you’ve used the vehicle or how many months it was in use does not matter if you’ve exceeded the mileage limit.


Sold, Destroyed, and Stolen Vehicles

If your vehicle was sold, destroyed, or stolen during the tax year, you may be wondering just how to calculate refunds for that specific return. As always, here at ExpressTruckTax, we’ve got your back.

When you enter your information with us, we calculate the prorated tax for you! No muss, no fuss, no partial period tax tables! Just ExpressTruckTax doing what we do to make your life easier.


How do I handle overpaid 2290 taxes?

Since the credit claimed cannot exceed the tax reported on Form 2290, any excess credit must be claimed using Form 8849. So, if you’ve paid too much, you can get that money back!

And, when you use ExpressTruckTax to E-File your Form 2290, if your credit exceeds tax due, our program will automatically generate the Form 8849 for you! That means, there's no need to enter any additional information because we’ll do it for you!

If you need step-by-step instructions on how to E-File for either one of these claims, refer to our previous blog about Claiming Low Mileage Refunds.


How Will I Get My Refund?

Good question! Once the IRS receives your information, it can take 4-6 weeks for them to process your refund. Then, once everything is in order and squared away, the IRS will mail a check to your home address.

So, register with ExpressTruckTax today and on June 1 you’ll be ready to start E-filing for your refund! With 4-6 weeks to wait, there’s no time to waste. Not to mention, you only have until June 30th to E-file for your Form 8849. After that you’ll need to file a Form 2290 with a credit vehicle.

We hope we answered all of your questions, Trucking Nation! But, if you have more give our dedicated support team a call at 704.234.6005 or e-mail us at support@expresstrucktax.com for 24/7 support!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

How to get refund of your HVUT taxes

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The IRS Form 8849 is the "Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes."

If you need to file the Form 8849 Schedule 6 to claim a refund or credit of heavy vehicle use taxes previously paid, you can use ExpressTruckTax if you paid HVUT taxes last year but did not exceed the mileage use limit or if the vehicle was stolen/destroyed or sold.  Simply choose the Form 8849 Schedule 6 option as shown below.


We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, go to ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Form 8849-Claim For Refund of Excise Taxes

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If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit.  You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period (July 1–June 30).

With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy.  Just create an account or log in if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using ExpressTruckTax.com.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Form 8849-Claim For Refund of Excise Taxes

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If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit.  You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period (July 1–June 30).

With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy.  Just create an account or log in if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using ExpressTruckTax.com.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

How To Handle Overpaid Form 2290 Taxes

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There are sometimes situations resulting in an “overpayment” of Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, in which a credit is due.  This can occur if your vehicle is stolen, destroyed or if the vehicle did not exceed 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period.  Here we explain the process for claiming  IRS Form 2290, Highway Heavy Vehicle Use Tax credit for the following scenarios:
  • You can take credit for the vehicle if it was stolen, destroyed or sold before June 1 and not used during the remainder of the period, or
  • Used during the prior period 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).

A credit, lower tax, exemption, or refund is not allowed for an occasional light or decreased load or a discontinued or changed use of the vehicle.  What that means is if you filed your Form 2290 at 80,000 lbs, but had occasions where you operated at a lower weight class, that will not qualify you for a credit.  If you used your vehicle for only a portion of the tax year, you will qualify for the credit IF you did not exceed 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles).  If you did travel more than 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles) then you will NOT qualify for the credit.

The credit for vehicles that were stolen, destroyed or sold during the tax year will be prorated based on the dates of the occurrence.  For vehicles sold, destroyed or stolen, you must include the VIN, taxable gross weight, and date of sale, accident or theft. The credit for the tax paid can be claimed on the next Form 2290 filed or the refund can be claimed on Form 8849.  You do not have to wait until the tax period ends.

The credit for low mileage vehicles you either qualify for it and you will get the full amount that you paid as a credit or you will not qualify and you will not get any portion of the credit.  This credit is never prorated. For vehicles that tax was paid and the vehicles were used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles), the credit (or refund) cannot be claimed until the end of the tax period for which the initial tax was paid.  Even if you know at some point during the tax year that you will not exceed the 5,000 mile mark, you will not be able to claim the credit until the tax period ends, which is on June 30th.

The credit claimed cannot exceed the tax reported on IRS Form 2290. If this occurs, any excess credit must be claimed using Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes, and Schedule 6, Other Claims. When you use IRS Authorized E-File provider,  ExpressTruckTax to E-File HVUT Form 2290, if your credit exceeds the tax due, our program will automatically generate the Form 8849 for you.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Form 8849-Claim For Refund of Excise Taxes

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If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit.  You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period (July 1–June 30).

With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy.  Just create an account or log in if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using ExpressTruckTax.com.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

E-File Form 8849 With ExpressTruckTax

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If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit.  You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period (July 1–June 30).

With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy.  Just create an account or log in if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using ExpressTruckTax.com.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Form 8849-Claim For Refund of Excise Taxes

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If you sell a vehicle after you have filed your Form 2290 Return, you would need to file Form 8849, Schedule 6 in order to claim your credit.  You would also use Form 8849 if your vehicle was stolen, destroyed or for any vehicle on which the tax was paid on Form 2290 if the vehicle was used 5,000 miles or less on public highways (7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period (July 1–June 30).

With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy.  Just create an account or log in if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when using ExpressTruckTax.com.

For more information or to get started today, visit ExpressTruckTax.com or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at support@ExpressTruckTax.com.  We have Spanish Support too!

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