Form 2290 Amendments: What Are They And How Do You File?

Everyone makes mistakes! Here is what you need to know about Form 2290 amendments and how to file them!

Now that the 2021-22 tax season is here, it’s time to file your Form 2290! Getting all your information together and filling it in correctly can be a hassle, especially when you’re in a hurry. 

We understand that people make mistakes, so ExpressTruckTax offers amendments for the Form 2290, just in case a mistake is made!

Why File an Amendment?

If you made a mistake on your Form 2290, then it is important to file an amendment in order to fix the mistake made. 

By filing an amendment, you won’t have to fill out and submit a whole new Form 2290. Amendments are quick and easy to submit to the IRS compared to having to file a whole new Form 2290.

After you make a mistake or need to update your information on the Form 2290, check the list of amendments that are offered before starting a new Form 2290.This could save you a lot of time and money!

What Amendments does ExpressTruckTax offer?

There are 3 different amendments thats you can file for your Form 2290:

  1. Vin Correction

Your Vin (Vehicle Identification Number) is a unique 17 character identification sequence, so it’s easy to make a mistake and mess up a digit or two. If this happens, it’s important that you file for a Vin Correction on your previous return. 

Below is the Step-by-Step instructions to file for a VIN correction: 

  • Log in to your ExpressTruckTax account.
  • Click on “Start New Return”, then select “VIN Correction” under “Form 2290 amendment.”
  • Choose whether you are filing a VIN correction for a return that was originally filed with us.
  • Provide your tax year information, old VIN, and the corrected VIN.
  • Complete the rest of the return and transmit it to the IRS.

(If you have filed your original return with us, the data from the original return would be auto-updated in the VIN Correction Form and you do not have to pay for the return.)

  1. Increase in Taxable Gross Weight

If, during the tax year that you filed Form 2290 for, the weight of your vehicle is increased and is placed into a different weight brackett, you will need to file a Taxable Gross Weight Amendment. 

To file a Taxable Gross Weight Amendment with ExpressTruckTax, follow these steps: 

  • Log in to your account.
  • Click on “Start New Return”, then select “Taxable Gross Weight Increase” under “Form 2290 Amendments”.
  • Choose the Taxable Gross Weight Increase Amendment option for a return that was originally filed with us.
  • Provide the vehicle information and increased taxable gross weight category (Your adjusted HVUT for the remaining year will be calculated automatically.)
  • Check your return and transmit it to the IRS.
  1. Mileage Exceeded

If you filed for a suspended vehicle for the tax return, but the vehicle went over the 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles), then you must file for a Mileage Limit Exceeded Amendment. 

To File a Mileage Limit Exceeded Amendment, follow the instructions below:

  • Log in to your account.
  • Click on “Start New Return” and select “Mileage Limit Exceeded” under “Form 2290 amendment.”
  • Choose whether you are filing Mileage Limit Exceeded Amendment for a return that was originally filed with us.
  • Provide the required information about your vehicle.
  • Your adjusted HVUT for the remaining year will be calculated automatically based on the vehicle’s weight category.
  • Check your return and transmit it to the IRS.

When Can I not file an Amendment?

Amendments are there for minor mistakes that are easy to make, like getting one number wrong on your VIN or not estimating your mileage correctly. Amendments cannot be used if larger more substantial errors occur. 

If you get important information completely incorrect, like your name, address, or the completely wrong VIN, you must file a Form 8849 in order to void your previous Form 2290, then you will need to re-file a Form 2290 with the correct information. 

Why File your Amendments with ExpressTruckTax? 

 ExpressTruckTax offers all three of these amendments to their users. 

If you filed the original Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, our program will automatically fill in most of the information that was given in the original return.

We make filing amendments easy and you’ll be able to check the status of your correction while it’s being processed. 

Also, if you filed the original return with ExpressTruckTax, your VIN Correction Amendment will be free of charge! We understand how easy it is to mess up a 17 digit code, so we don’t want our clients to be penalized for a simple mistake!

File Form 2290 and Amendments Now!

If you haven’t filed your Form 2290 with us, now is the time to file! The 2021-22 tax season is open and its time to file and make your HVUT payment!

Log into ExpressTruckTax here or call our support team at (704) 234-6005 for additional help! 

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