How to find your Form 2290 Due Date and Avoid Penalty From the IRS


What is Form 2290?

When putting a truck weighing 55,000 pounds or more on the road, Form 2290 must be filed for the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)  to the IRS. If this vehicle is driven less than 5,000 miles or less than 7,500 miles if used for agricultural purposes, Form 2290 still needs to be filed but there will be no tax due. 

Why do you need to file Form 2290?

Filing Form 2290 guarantees that you will get your stamped Schedule 1. This serves as proof that you have filed your Form 2290 and it is required to be able to obtain your vehicle’s tags and registration. 

When is the deadline to File?

Vehicles that have been on the Road for Less than a Year

If you are putting a truck on the road for the first time, the month you first put it on the road is the truck’s First Used Month. After putting your truck on the road for the first time, you have until the last day of the following month to file Form 2290. For example, if you put your truck on the road in October, you have until the end of November to file your Form 2290. 

Vehicles that have been on the Road for More than a Year

If this is not your first time putting your truck on the road then your First Used Month will be July. This is because the Form 2290 tax year goes from July 1st to June 30th. The deadline to file Form 2290 for trucks in the case is August 31st.

How to avoid penalties from the IRS

In either case, you must make sure to file before the deadline. If you fail to file before the deadline then there is a big chance you will be fined. By not filing you will not have a current stamped Schedule 1, which could lead you to be pulled over or you will not be able to get tags or your vehicle’s registration. 

Why File with ExpressTruckTax?

ExpressTruckTax allows you to e-file Form 2290 in a matter of minutes. In only a few simple steps you can file your Form 2290 and as soon as it gets accepted you will be sent a copy of your stamped Schedule 1. Having this will guarantee that you will not be penalized for being late to file. What are you waiting for? File your Form 2290 for the current tax year in a few simple steps today and get your stamped Schedule 1 in a matter of minutes.

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