FAQ Friday: The Difference between No Operation, Amendment, and Final Return

Learn the difference between No Operation, Amendment, and final reports with ExpressTruckTax.

ExpressTruckTax is the market-leading Form 2290 e-file provider that offers clients a number of amazing features. It allows clients to file Form 2290 for vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax annually to the IRS. The features ExpressTruckTax offers don’t stop there. ExpressTruckTax allows drivers to file for trucks that are considered suspended and would fall under the No Operation category. You are also able to file Form 2290 amendments and final reports. Below you will find an explanation of the difference between these features. 

No Operation

Vehicles that weigh 55,000 pounds or more that do not drive or operate during the tax year falls into this category. You do not have to file Form 2290 for these vehicles unless you put them on the road at any time during the course of the tax year. 


Form 2290 amendments are available for filers to make corrections to their forms. There are three types of Form 2290 amendments that are available through ExpressTruckTax including VIN correction, Increase in Taxable Gross Weight, and Low Mileage Exceeded.

VIN Correction

If the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) you entered into Form 2290 is off by only a few characters, you are able to file a Form 2290 VIN Correction Amendment. If it is the entire VIN or more than just a few characters that are wrong, you will need to file a new Form 2290 for the correct VIN and then a Form 8849 to request a refund for the tax amount paid on the original Form 2290. If you end up simply needing a VIN Correction and you filed your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax the VIN Correction will be free.

Increase in Taxable Gross Weight

If the Taxable Gross Weight of a vehicle increases or the wrong weight was originally entered and was less than the actual weight, you will have to file a Form 2290 weight increase amendment. You will file the amendment and then pay the difference of the tax that is now owed.

Low Mileage Exceeded

If you originally filed your vehicle as suspended on your Form 2290 and you ended up exceeding the mileage limit, you must file a Low Mileage Exceeded amendment and then pay the tax due for the entire tax year.

Final Return

A final return is filed when you are no longer planning to file Form 2290 for your vehicle because you sold your business, are not planning to drive your vehicle anymore, or for any other reason. It is a Form 2290 but you will select the final return and this lets the IRS know that you no longer plan to file Form 2290 so that they know they do not need to send you a yearly packet. 

Why File with ExpressTruckTax?

Filing Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax makes the entire process fast and easy. You are able to utilize all of the above features and many more. What are you waiting for? File Form 2290 today and receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in minutes with ExpressTruckTax!