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Showing posts with label Schedule 1 form 2290. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Schedule 1 form 2290. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How to Transfer Your 2290 to a New Truck?

Owner-Operator truck driver looking at buy a new vehicle and he will need to transfer his 2290 to his new truckWe have come across this particular question from our owner-operators and self-employed drivers on almost a daily basis. So here we will go in-depth on how to transfer your 2290 to a new truck.

How to Transfer Your 2290 to a New Truck?

When you replace your old vehicle, you will use Form 2290 to adjust the credits. You will report your new vehicle for a pro-rated tax period based on when you first used the vehicle. If you need to file a Form 2290 refund claim, you will use Form 8849 Schedule 6. This is to request a refund from the IRS. The IRS will mail you a refund check within 4 to 6 weeks once your claim is accepted.

2290 Tax Transfer Instructions:

1. E-file a new Form 2290
2. Claim a Credit Vehicle on that form
3. Receive your new Stamped Schedule 1 via email instantly

Step 1:

Login or create an account (it’s free!). If you’re new to ExpressTruckTax, quickly enter your name, business info, and EIN before you begin e-filing. Finally, click “Start New Return,” choose a Form 2290, and then enter your first-used month (the month in which you purchased the new vehicle).

Step 2:

Now to enter your taxable vehicle information (for the new truck). Input the VIN, gross weight, and select whether this is a logging vehicle.

Step 3:

Owner-Operator driving his new truck after transferring his 2290 from his old truck
Enter Credit Vehicle details. Click "+ Add a Credit Vehicle," enter the VIN & gross weight, then enter details of the “loss event.” Enter the date on which the vehicle was sold, lost, or destroyed. You will also upload any required evidence, like a bill of sale, or police statement.

Input your payment method, and then hit 'transmit.'

The IRS will have reviewed your return, and if accepted you will receive your new stamped Schedule 1 via email. 

Bonus Round: More Ways to Save!

If your previous truck was sold, stolen, or destroyed, and you are choosing not to replace it, then you can still get a prorated refund of the HVUT tax you paid! The procedure is different from the “transfer” process. To claim a prorated refund, you will need to e-file a Form 8849.

If your business name or EIN has changed, then you can also get a prorated refund for the taxes paid under the previous name/EIN. E-file a new Form 2290 for all vehicles under this new name or EIN. Then e-file a Form 8849 under the old name/EIN to receive your HUVT tax refund.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

IRS Recommends E-Filing Form 2290 HVUT

Anyone who is filing a return with 25 or more vehicles is required to file electronically, but the IRS is encouraging everyone to do so. Through an IRS Authorized E-File Provider, like, you can file your Form 2290, pay your HVUT taxes owed to the IRS and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 within minutes. When you E-File your Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, it will save you time and you will have an online record of previous year’s filings.

The entire process only takes a few minutes, including getting your Schedule 1 back. No more manually filling out paper returns and mailing them in and waiting to receive your Schedule 1 back in the mail, or taking into the IRS field office only to stand in line, often times for hours. When you E-File you avoid all of that and once you create your account and file your return, it is even easier for future years, because you will not have to reenter all the information; it will already be in the system.

It is your responsibility to know when and if you have to file. You must file Form 2290 and Schedule 1 for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2012, and ending on June 30, 2013, if a taxable highway motor vehicle (defined below) is registered, or required to be registered, in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

The deadline is August 31, 2012, so file now. The IRS will shut down their E-Filing system on at 1pm August 31, 2012 for maintenance over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. The E-Filing system will resume on at noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Since it will only take minutes, there is no need to put it off until the last minute.

To E-File the Form 2290 online now, go to If you have any questions, contact our friendly US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

IRS E-Filing System is Back Up (IRS Form 2290)

As some of you may have noticed, the IRS E-Filing System was down from late December until early January for anyone who needed to file the Form 2290 online. This was due to the yearly maintenance the IRS performs for its servers at the end of each year. If anyone submitted an IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes online during this time period through the return was placed on hold until Monday, January 9, 2012. The returns have now gone through to the IRS and if anyone has new returns that need to be filed, they will not have to endure the wait that they would have had if they filed in late December.

Each person who files the IRS Form 2290 with the IRS through Express Truck Tax will receive Free Fax and Email Notifications to let them know when the Schedule 1 is ready. The taxpayer also has a variety of options if they would like to receive optional Text Message reminders as well. These Reminders can also notify your contracting or leasing company as well to let them know that a payment has been made. There is no additional cost to have the information sent directly to a contracting or leasing company.

The IRS payment can be made by 4 methods: Electronic Funds Withdrawal, EFTPS, Check, or Money Order. The IRS does not accept Credit Cards for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Payment. (The filing fees imposed by Express Truck Tax can be paid by Credit Card if you wish)

To pay by Electronic Funds Withdrawal, the IRS will need a bank account and routing number. For EFTPS, the taxpayer would need to have already setup an account within the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. In order to pay by Check or Money Order, the form can still be filed instantly online, and a Payment Voucher can be printed and mailed to the IRS. The last page of the Form 2290 is a 2290-V (or payment voucher).

Filing this form online only takes a few minutes and you will receive a stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of filing this form online with Express Truck Tax. Although the deadline is approaching, you will still be able to E-File your Form 2290 through our service anytime. If you have any questions, please contact us at our USA-based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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