The Form 2290 deadline is officially here. Have you filed your Form 2290 yet? If not, there are some important things you must know.
What is Form 2290?
Form 2290 is an IRS tax form that is filed by drivers of vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT).
Why is Form 2290 Important?
By filing Form 2290 to the IRS you will receive a Stamped Schedule 1. This is used to get the tags and registration for your vehicle.
When is Form 2290 Due?
When filing Form 2290 it is important to know that the Form 2290 tax year goes from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. A vehicle’s Stamped Schedule 1 expires on June 30th, so as of July 1st drivers no longer have a current Stamped Schedule 1. It is important to File Form 2290 for July as the beginning of the upcoming tax year and you have until August 31st to pay the HVUT to the IRS. If you fail to file Form 2290 and/or pay the HVUT by August 31st you are considered late.
What happens if you Fail to File Form 2290 or Pay the HVUT?
If Form 2290 is filed late or the tax is not paid by the August 31st deadline, drivers will be charged late fines, and the fine for not filing Form 2290 actually comes out to be greater than the fine for not paying the HVUT.
For every month the Form 2290 due date is missed there will be a fine of 4.5% of the total tax due for up to five months. If there is underpayment for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, there will be a penalty of 0.5% of the tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54% will be added each month that Form 2290 is not filed. This is why it is important to not only file Form 2290 but pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax as well.
Why E-File with ExpressTruckTax?
Why risk being penalized for either forgetting to file Form 2290 or pay the HVUT when you can file with an easy-to-use Form 2290 e-file provider like ExpressTruckTax. With ExpressTruckTax simply enter your business information, vehicle information, and payment information. To make sure you get your Form 2290 filed and your HVUT paid at the same time, ExpressTruckTax now offers an option where you can pay both your HVUT and your filing fee at the same time. This way you will not risk being late with either.
Today is the last day to file, the August 31st, 2022 deadline. What are you waiting for? File with ExpressTruckTax today and avoid getting fined or penalized!