IRS Form 2290: The Filing Process

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, or HVUT, can be filed with the IRS by using IRS Form 2290 . This fee is required by the IRS for all vehicles with registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.  This Form must be filed annually for heavy vehicles operating on public highways.

This IRS Form contains a Schedule 1 that must be stamped by the IRS before the vehicle can be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles.  The IRS accepts this form by mail, but that can take up to several weeks to process.  This form could also be taken directly to the IRS office, but that option can take several hours of your day.  This must be accompanied by a proof of EFTPS payment.  

It is required that this form be filed annually for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the tax year.  The tax year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.  A Form 2290 must also be filed when a vehicle is placed in service.  The due date for that is the last day of the following month.  For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on January 5th, the Form 2290 will be due on February 28th.  

Even though there are thousands, if not millions, of Heavy Vehicles that are required to file the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, the IRS still requires everyone to either mail the Form 2290 to the IRS or actually come to the IRS office.  Fortunately there is an easier way that has recently become available. allows you to fill out your IRS Form 2290 online and send it to the IRS electronically!  

Express Truck Tax is authorized by the IRS to E-File Form 2290.  This way you can get a stamped schedule 1 in about 10 minutes.  The file is electronically submitted to the IRS, and within minutes the file is processed by the IRS and sent back to the person filing.  The form will then contain a watermark from the IRS as proof that it has been processed.