FAQ Friday: Filing Form 2290 if you Live In Canada Or Mexico


Do residents of Canada or Mexico have to file Form 2290?

You are required to file Form 2290 for the heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) if you operate a vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds or more in the United States. This applies to residents of Canada or Mexico as well. If you do not operate a vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds or more in the United States, you are not required to file Form 2290. In order for residents of a Canadian or Mexican business to operate in the United States, you need to have a business registered in the United States and have a United States Employer Identification Number (EIN). 

How can filers from Canada or Mexico pay their Heavy Vehicle Use Tax?

Once residents from Canada or Mexico file their Form 2290, they will need to pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. When making the payment for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, if you are filing Form 2290 from outside the United States, it is important to keep in mind that the IRS will not be able to accept Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) payments from foreign financial institutions. To make your payment for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax you must select either EFTPS, check or money order, or credit or debit card. 

How ExpressTruckTax caters to filers from Mexico and Canada

Filing Form 2290 is made easy with ExpressTruckTax. Even if you live in Canada or Mexico, ExpressTruckTax strives to bring you the fastest and simplest Form 2290 filing experience. Simply enter your business information including your United States-issued Employer Identification Number (EIN), your vehicle information including your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), credit vehicles you plan to claim if any, and your payment information. While residents outside the United States are unable to select Electronic Funds Withdrawal as their payment method, ExpressTruckTax allows you to pay using EFTPS, a check or money order, or a credit or debit card directly through ExpressTruckTax alongside your filing fee, or through a third party payment processor. 

ExpressTruckTax also offers our clients amazing live support in English and Spanish via phone, email, or live chat and a button that translates the site directly into Spanish. ExpressTruckTax encourages drivers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to file Form 2290 using its easy-to-use Form 2290 e-filing self-service site as long as they drive their vehicles within the United States. What are you waiting for? File Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax today for a user-friendly filing experience today!

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