As the month of November moves closer and closer, you will want to be able to get your Form 2290
taken care of as swiftly as possible once it is made available. It is unfortunate enough that the filing process was delayed, but to avoid any future confusion about the issue, it would be beneficial to be ready to file once the form is available.
In order to make the filing process easier with the IRS using Form 2290
, it is very important that you keep accurate records, just like you would when filing any other type of tax return. It is crucial for anyone filing form 2290
to maintain their records for at least 3 years prior to the filing date for any taxable highway vehicles registered to them. For fleet owners and small trucking companies who have filed form 2290
in the past, it is wise to always keep the 2290 records on hand
, as one never knows when IRS inspection may take place. It is even important to save these returns if they are only for a part of a year. In the case of a suspended vehicle
(public highway use was less than 5,000 miles/year) it is still necessary to keep records of Form 2290’s
filed for them as well.
You will need to gather the following information before filing form 2290
to accelerate the filing process. You will need a description of all vehicles for which you are filing as well as a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number
) for each one. You will also need to know the gross taxable weight of the vehicle. It is also necessary to report the date the vehicle was acquired, as well as the name and address of the previous owner. The first use month for the taxable period is also required for reporting. If a vehicle is considered to be suspended, keep a record of actual highway mileage. If the vehicle is an agricultural vehicle, then keep accurate records of the number of miles it is driven on a farm or field. Keeping proper records of your 2290
information will be a great help to you in the unfortunate event of an audit. It will also make the task of filing this form much easier.