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Showing posts with label Suspended Vehicle 2290. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How To File Form 2290 Amendments

Form 2290 Amendments made easy with ExpressTruckTax
You filed your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 this season right? Well, we hope so, because if you didn't the penalties could be building up pretty quickly. Anyways, if you did file, congratulations! You can do your happy dance until it’s time to file again next year, unless you need to update your form.

Even if you filed your 2290, you might not be finished with it, because if you need to file an amendment then you will need to go back update your form. Making an amendment isn’t something to fear or stress over with the help of ExpressTruckTax, which will help you quickly amend your Form 2290 so you can get back to the road.

Filing HVUT Form 2290 Amendments

Before we cover the how-to we will cover the amendment types. There are three different types of amendments that you can file with ExpressTruckTax.

1. VIN Corrections

Entering your VIN incorrectly is actually the number one mistake made on Form 2290 Since VIN or Vehicle Identification Numbers consist of 17 alphanumeric characters they can be a little easy to mix up. However, no sweat if you make a mistake because ExpressTruckTax offers free VIN corrections.

You can only make a VIN correction for taxable or suspended vehicles. You can’t file a VIN correction for credit vehicles or suspended vehicles for previous years. Also, to make a VIN correction you have to have already filed and paid for your original Form 2290. Otherwise, the IRS will penalize you.

2. Suspended Vehicles Exceeding The Mileage Limit

For your heavy vehicle to be considered suspended it needs to travel less than the mileage use limit, which is 5,000 miles (7,500 for agricultural vehicles) during the entire HVUT period. If your vehicle travels more than that amount regardless of the number of drivers, then it’s no longer considered to be a suspended vehicle and you will need to update your form 2290.

You will use page 2 of your form to calculate the amount of tax you owe for this vehicle based on it’s first used month during the period. However, don’t worry, ExpressTruckTax will automatically and accurately calculate that amount for you. Also, you will need to file this amendment by the last day of the month following the month that your vehicle exceeded the mileage limit.

3. An Increase in Taxable Gross Weight

If the taxable gross weight of your vehicle increases during the tax period and it falls into a higher category then you will have to file a Form 2290 amendment for it. For example, when an increase in the maximum load that you usually carry occurs, then your taxable gross weight increases.

You will need to calculate the tax based on the additional weight on line 3 of your form, but ExpressTruckTax makes it easy by automatically calculating the amount for you. Also, you need to file by the last day of the month following the month that your taxable gross weight increases.

How To File An Amendment

Handle All HVUT Form 2290 Needs With ExpressTruckTax

Filing an amendment with ExpressTruckTax is just as easy as filing your HVUT form 2290 with us! All you have to do is log back into your free ExpressTruckTax account and click the orange ‘Start New Return Button’.

Then a pop-up menu will appear and you will click ‘Form 2290 Amendments’ on the right. After that, you will click the type of amendment you need to file and follow the step-by-step guide that explains what information you need to enter and where! 

The guided steps will help you finish your amendment and transfer your it directly to the IRS. Then you will have a new copy of your stamped Schedule 1 sent to your email address within a matter of minutes.

We’re Here To Help

Need any assistance? Well then please don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated, US-based, ExpressTruckTax support team. We’re standing by with year-round support to answer all of your questions and will even walk you through the filing process.

Give us a call Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6005. You can also reach us via live chat or take advantage of our 24/7 email support at
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

2290 Amendment Form: Fix Your Filing


In the year 1919, Washington politicians decided the United States had enough to drink and passed the Eighteenth Amendment—also known as Prohibition. About 13 years later, the US Congress saw the failure of Prohibition, and repealed it in its entirety with the Twenty-First Amendment. Hey, we all make mistakes!

These days, it seems like everybody has something to say about amendments. While we know you have opinions about who can bear arms, let’s stay focused here, Trucking Nation.

Jokes aside, there’s a chance you might make a mistake when you file your heavy vehicle use taxes this year. For this reason alone, you can file a Form 2290 Amendment with ExpressTruckTax. What are these amendments for? They are for increased taxable gross weight, exceeded mileage for suspended vehicles, and vehicle identification number corrections.

Increased Taxable Gross Weight

If the maximum load your truck customarily carried increased, the taxable gross weight probably changed. When this happens, you need to calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on Form 2290. When filing, you just choose the Amended Return option, and document the month or date the taxable gross weight increased. This should occur on the last day of the month following the month in which the taxable gross weight increased.

Suspended Vehicles Mileage Exceeded

When a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit, you need to file this amendment. The mileage use limit applies to the total mileage a vehicle is on the road during a period, regardless of the number of owners. Mileage use limit for a heavy vehicle on public highways is 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).

Vehicle Identification Number Correction

If you filed a 2290 and somehow entered an incorrect VIN, you can file a VIN Correction Amendment to fix it. Now, VIN Corrections can only be filed for taxable or suspended vehicles and not for credit vehicles or for prior year suspended vehicles. When you file a VIN Correction, you must have already paid for the taxes due on the original Form 2290, or the IRS will assign penalties in addition to the actual tax. The good news is, VIN corrections are free if you filed your original 2290 with ExpressTruckTax!

With ExpressTruckTax, we make it easy to file Form 2290 Amendments. Not only do we make it easy, but you will also get your Schedule 1 for the new weight category in minutes!

While you may not need a 2290 Amendment, we’re here to answer any questions about 2290 filing you come across. Reach our dedicated, bilingual customer support team by phone at 704.234.6005, live chat, or by email.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Form 2290 Amendment Video


What is a Form 2290 Amendment?

A Form 2290 Amendment is quite simply, an amendment to the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes.

Common reasons to file a Form 2290 amendment include: VIN Corrections - A VIN correction would need to be filed if an error was made on the 2290 when entering the 17 character Vehicle Identification Number Taxable Gross Weight Increase - If a 2290 was filed with an incorrect gross weight listed for the vehicle Mileage Exceeded - If a Form 2290 was filed, as a "Suspended Vehicle" and it exceeded the 5,000 mile threshold.

The easiest way to file this form is online through

As an IRS approved E-File provider, ExpressTruckTax can E-File a 2290 Amendment in just minutes! You can even file a VIN correction for Free.

To learn more and get started, you can go to and E-File your Form 2290 amendment.
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