Everything you need to know about Form 8849

Learn everything you need to know about Form 8849 with ExpressTruckTax.

Form 2290 needs to be filed by a driver of a vehicle that weighs 55,000 pounds or more for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. There are also some cases where a refund needs to be claimed for the payment of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. Typically a Form 8849 is filed if the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is paid but the vehicle ends up not exceeding 5,000 miles (7,500 miles if the vehicle is used for agricultural purposes) during the tax year. A refund can also be requested if a vehicle is stolen, sold, or destroyed and the tax for the vehicle has already been paid for that tax year. 

In order to file Form 8849 and claim a refund, proof of your vehicle being sold, stolen, or destroyed will be needed. Detailed proof needs to be provided to the IRS stating why exactly a refund for the tax paid on your vehicle. What can be provided is not limited to a bill of sale, insurance claim form, police report, or pictures. 

ExpressTruckTax guarantees the best Form 8849 filing experience for drivers by making it fast and simple. You will select Form 8849 when filing and will be provided with clear instructions for filling out the form. Enter your name, your Employer Identification Number (EIN), and the total refund amount you are requesting. You will need to choose the ending month of your tax year to be December. Once you have the form filled out, click transmit and it will be transmitted to the IRS immediately.

If your Form 2290 was filed through ExpressTruckTax, you will be able to auto-generate Form 8849. This feature will automatically create a Form 8849 for you with all of the information entered from your Form 2290 already on it. This is convenient because you do not have to re-enter any information on it. Using the information provided, the refund amount will be automatically calculated for you. 

After submission, the IRS should notify you within 4-8 weeks whether or not your Form 8849 was approved. It has been known to take longer than that in recent months because they are processed manually. When the IRS does notify you, you will either receive a letter asking you to provide more information and will give you instructions for where to send that information or it will contain an approval along with a check for the refund balance that is owed to you. 

Filing Form 8849 is simple and only takes a few minutes, especially if you filed your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax. Your information will already be on the automatically generated Form 8849. Once all of the information is in on the form, transfer the form to the IRS and wait for it to be processed and accepted. It is as easy as that. What are you waiting for? File Form 8849 with ExpressTruckTax and claim your refund on your Form 2290 through Form 8849 today!   


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