Whenever your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is due you definitely want to get it in by the deadline to avoid penalties. However, part of making the deadline in time is correctly filing, so your form isn’t rejected.
If your Form 2290 is rejected it’s up to you to file corrections and resubmit it to the IRS by the deadline! If you wait too close to the deadline to file then you might not have time to correct it! So, let’s get your form accepted the first time around. Check out why Form 2290s get rejected so you can avoid making the same mistake.
Why Form 2290s Are Rejected
You Need An EIN To File
You are required to provide an EIN (Employer Identification Number) on your 2290 Form to complete it. An EIN is used to identify your business, so it’s different from your social security number (SSN), which is used to identify you as a person.
You can’t use your SSN in place of your EIN on your Form 2290 or it will instantly be rejected. If you do not have an EIN you can apply for one with the IRS online for free. Just keep in mind that when you apply you will instantly receive your EIN, but it takes at least 2 weeks to become updated in the IRS’s system and your form may get rejected during that time.
Your EIN Needs To Match
The IRS will be checking to see if your information on your Form 2290 matches what the IRS has on file. They will be taking an extra close look to make sure that your EIN matches your business name. If this information doesn’t match then your form could be rejected.
Before you file your Form 2290 you can call the IRS at 1-888-829-4933 to make sure your information matches what they have on file.
Duplicates Are Rejected
During each HVUT period, each VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can only be filed for once. Make sure you carefully enter your VIN on your form so it’s error free. If it matches another VIN by mistake your form will be rejected. If you enter the incorrect VIN, don’t worry. You can quickly correct it for free with ExpressTruckTax.
Also, make sure that you aren’t filing for the previous tax period because that would make your form a duplicate. The current HVUT tax period runs from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
The IRS Needs Their Money
Unfortunately, when filing Form 2290 you have to pay the amount of HVUT you owe to the IRS. When e-filing you can pay the IRS through direct debit or electronic funds withdrawal. In order to do so, you must provide your bank account number and routing transfer number (RTN).
If you enter these numbers incorrectly, with even just one number off, the IRS will not be able to retrieve funds from your account and your Form 2290 will be rejected. This information can be found on one of your checks.
Your form will also be rejected if your account doesn’t have enough funds to cover the amount you owe. If your form is rejected due to having the wrong RTN you can edit your form. If you have insufficient funds in your account you can choose a different payment method.
ExpressTruckTax Can Help
After quickly and easily e-filing your HVUT Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax, you will be notified via email if your form has been rejected. You can then use our step-by-step instructions to edit your form and retransmit it to the IRS as many times as necessary. Plus, our outstanding, US-based support team is also standing by to help.