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Showing posts with label form 2290 IRS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label form 2290 IRS. Show all posts

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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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Figuring the IRS Tax for Form 2290 for Tax Year 2011-2012

It’s tax season for all those needing to file the IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes. Although it can be complicated to file this return, has made it much easier. The Form 2290 can be filed online through the secure E-Filing System that Express Truck Tax has created.

This Excise Tax must be filed annually for any vehicle over 55,000 pounds that operates on public roads. The tax amount can vary depending on the number of months the vehicle was in service during the tax period and it is also determined by the gross vehicle weight. This Taxable Gross Weight is calculated by using the total weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service.

Here is a Payment Table for Heavy Vehicles and logging vehicles as determined by the taxable gross weight of the vehicle.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

All About IRS Form 2290 (Truck Taxes)


What Is IRS Form 2290?
IRS Form 2290 exists as a way to pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes, or HVUT, which must be filed with the IRS for any highway motor vehicle that exceeds a gross weight of 55,000 pounds. IRS Form 2290 also includes what is known as a Schedule 1, which is used to report all vehicles for which you are reporting tax (including an increase in taxable gross weight) and those that you are reporting suspension of the tax by category and vehicle identification number (VIN). The Schedule 1 may also be used as proof of payment to register your vehicle in any state. Use the stamped Schedule 1 that was returned to you by the IRS for this purpose.

Who Must File?
You must file a Form 2290 and Schedule 1 for the tax period beginning on July 1st, and ending on June 30th, if a highway motor vehicle 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. Any type of business entity may file a Form 2290 with the IRS.

How much is the Tax?
There are three different categories for HVUT rates for these vehicles. Vehicles Below 55,000 pounds do not have HVUT because they do not qualify as a heavy vehicle. Vehicles between 55,000 and 75,000 pounds owe $100, plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 pounds. Finally, for vehicles that are over 75,000 pounds the maximum HVUT is $550 per year.

The gross taxable weight is calculated by adding the following:
  • Unloaded weight of vehicle, fully equipped for service.
  • Unloaded weight of any trailers equipped for service and customarily used in combination with the vehicle
  • Weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle.
Who is Exempt?
Although it is rare, some Vehicles that fit the above description may be exempt from the HVUT and Filing requirements of Form 2290. To officially be exempt from filing Form 2290, the vehicle must be owned and operated by the following:
  • The Federal Government
  • The District of Columbia
  • state or local government
  • American National Red Cross
  • Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Association, or Rescue Squad
  • Indian Tribe Government (Only if the Vehicle is Used for essential Tribe or Government Function)
  • Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
  • Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles
  • Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
There are several providers of services that can help you E-File Form 2290 with the IRS, one such provider is They provide a very excellent service for all Truck Tax Needs.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HVUT Regulations for Tax Form 2290


The IRS announced earlier in the year that the Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes will not be available for the 2011- 2012 tax year and that the heavy vehicle use tax will expire by end of September 2011. A later announcement stated that the due date of the Form 2290 had been extended by 90 days. This further changed the due date even further to Nov 30th 2011. This was meant to be a relief to tax payers, and hopefully cut down on multiple filings.

There is now a bill that has been drafted (H.R. 763) that has also been sponsored by Michael Michaud, a Democratic from Maine’s 2nd District. This bill contains new rules and regulations for the Trucking Industry. With this new law, there is a great possibility that the heavy vehicle use tax fees may be increased, depending on the size of your vehicle. For more information on the bill, you can go to

Here are some of the proposed rules according to the new bill in Congress: H.R. 763: Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2011.  In Section 4 of the bill, it explains the newly proposed regulations.
Section 4 – safe and efficient vehicle charges
(a) In General- Subsection (a) of section 4481 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘In the case of the use of any highway motor vehicle described in section 127(i) of title 23, United States Code, in lieu of the rate in the table, the rate shall be equal to the lesser of-
(1) $100 per year, plus $22 for each 1,000 pounds (or function thereof) in excess of 55,000 pounds,
(2) $800 per year.

According to the previous years’ HVUT calculations, any vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds owed $100 per year and anything in excess of 55,000 would yield, $100 + $22 for each 1,000 pounds in excess of 55,000 pounds. A vehicle weighing above 75,000 pounds would have to pay $550 annually.

Based on the proposed rules for HVUT Form 2290 for the current year 2011-2012, the calculation for the fee structure would be: $100 + $22 for each additional 1,000 pounds over 55,000. But for a 75,000 pound vehicle that would previously owe $550, the current calculation would be: $100 for the first 55,000 pounds, $550 for the 25,000 extra pounds $650 total due for 75,000 lbs and above vehicle.

It is important to keep in mind that much of this new bill proposes that the maximum weight of a heavy vehicle be increased. So this new pricing structure is meant to reflect that. As you can see, the pricing change mainly affects larger trucks. This is because there will likely be new trucks on the roads that will be larger than anything out there now.

Section 4 also mentions that:
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable periods beginning after the date of this act’s enactment.

While no one can predict the status of this bill, it is safe to bet that the good folks at Express Truck Tax will be ready to help anyone file whatever forms are necessary. It is certain that their Truck Tax experts will be able to help. If you have any questions or would like to learn some more about the transformations in heavy vehicle use taxes, please contact IRS authorized EFile provider at 704.234.6006 or by email at
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