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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Due Date Cometh: August 31 is the 2290 Tax Deadline

Due Date to File Form 2290 is August 31
Due Date to File Form 2290 is August 31
With the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 deadline approaching, we decided to break down some of the Form 2290 basics.

First of all, let’s reiterate the 2290 truck tax due date.

The Deadline for Form 2290

The IRS HVUT Form 2290 due date (or) deadline for the 2016-2017 tax year is August 31st, 2016.

When you need to file form 2290 online for 2016-2017, you also need to know your First Used Month.

The First Used Month of Vehicle

The First Used Month is the first month that the vehicle is used in a tax year.

If you have a new vehicle, the first used month is the first month that the vehicle is used in a year.

You need to file your HVUT Form 2290 a month after the first used month. If you bought the truck in February and started using it then, you would need to file your HVUT by the end of March.

Taxation Year

In order to understand how to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax return Form 2290, you need to comprehend how the HVUT tax year works.

If you have owned your truck for multiple years, July counts as your first used month for subsequent years after the first purchased year.

So when you go to e-file truck tax Form 2290, knowing the little details of your tax filing will make all the difference.

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Unsure about your First Used Month still? Contact our expert support team at ExpressTruckTax by calling 704.234.6005.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Form 2290 E-Filers must E-File HVUT by 1pm on August 31, 2012

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.

This is taken from the postcard that will be mailed from the IRS to the E-Filers on August 20th:

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, is due by August 31, 2012

Due to IRS facility maintenance taking place over the Labor Day weekend, you will be unable to electronically file your Form 2290 after 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 31, 2012. If you intend to file your Form 2290 electronically, please do so prior to 1 p.m. EDT on August 31, 2012, as processing of the form will not begin again until noon EDT on September 4, 2012. If you do not electronically file your return by 1 p.m. EDT on August 31, 2012, your return will be considered timely filed provided the IRS receives the electronically filed Form 2290 by September 7, 2012. This facility maintenance will not affect your ability to file a paper Form 2290. If your Form 2290 reports 25 or more vehicles, you must file electronically.

Note if you are paper filing, the deadline remains August 31, 2012 and all returns must be postmarked by that date to be considered on time.

ExpressTruckTax is an IRS authorized E-file provider for Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Return, E-file IRS HVUT Tax 2290 with us and get IRS stamped Schedule 1 in minutes. If you have any questions call our US based Truck Tax team at 704-234-6005 or email us at
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

When is Form 2290 due?


Form 2290 is the IRS Form you use to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). This is annual federal tax on taxable highway vehicles that is based on a vehicle's gross taxable weight.

You must file IRS Form 2290 and Schedule 1 for the tax if a taxable 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 tax period and the vehicle has a gross taxable weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

The current tax period is July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013. Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. August 31, 2012 is the deadline to file Form 2290 for all vehicles used in July.

Electronic filing is required for each return reporting 25 or more vehicles, but all taxpayers are encouraged to e-file, using an authorized IRS e-file Provider, such as

Use to file your 2290 return within minutes. It’s quick and easy to use, with our friendly US based customer support who are there ready to help you via phone, email or chat.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2290 Tax season is just around the corner, E-file today with ExpressTruckTax


The new Heavy Vehicle Use Tax year begins July 1, 2012 and runs through June 30, 2013. The Form 2290 filing deadline for all taxable vehicles used during the month of July is August 31, 2012. All tax must be paid in full by the deadline to avoid penalties.

The tax is based on the gross vehicle weight and ranges from $100 to $550 per year per vehicle. For vehicles first used during any other month than July during the tax period, the tax is prorated and due by the last day of the month following the month first used. For example, if a vehicle will be first used in December, the Form 2290 would have to be filed by January 31, 2013. There is no tax due for any vehicle used than 5,000 (7,500 agricultural) miles during a tax period. The Form 2290 return would still need to be filed, but the vehicle would be classified as a suspended vehicle, so no tax would be due. There are other circumstances where a vehicle is classified as suspended, but enables you to identify those vehicles. 

States require a stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax in order to register the vehicle. With you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 within minutes, so you no longer have to wait to register or renew your vehicles.
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Friday, April 27, 2012

It’s Time to E-File the IRS Form 2290 for all vehicles first used inMarch 2012

Although the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is imposed annually, it is also mandatory for vehicles to file for this using the IRS form 2290 after the first use month. The typical tax year for heavy vehicles begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. For vehicles that are first used during the tax year, a prorated tax must be paid for the months that the vehicle was in use. This can be done with the IRS Form 2290 and the easiest way to file the 2290 is through

When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. For Example, vehicles that were placed in service during the month of March will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by April 30. The tax will be calculated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. Remember that the tax year for Heavy Highway Vehicles is from July to June. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For Example, if a vehicle was used on March 28th, It will be taxed as though it was used the entire month.

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 District of Columbia
• The Federal Government
• state or local government
• Mass Transportation Authority (Only if granted certain powers normally exercised by the state)
• 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)
• American National Red Cross
• Mobile Machinery that meets specifications for a chassis
• Qualified Blood Collector Vehicles
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