Pay your heavy highway use taxes with form 2290 and stay on the road

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If your business is involved with the use of heavy highway motor vehicles, you’ll need to file Form 2290. Every summer, vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more are subject to the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

Filling out Form 2290 and filing it with the IRS is quick and easy. Follow the steps below to ensure your 2290 submission is accepted.


What is tax form 2290 used for?

A truck owner uses Form 2290 to calculate and file taxes for use of public highways during the tax year. If you are a truck driver or are running a logistics business that uses trucks, you’ll need to fill out and file this form with the IRS.

Moreover, you have to fill out Form 2290 if the taxable gross weight of your motor vehicle has changed during the tax period. A change in weight may change your vehicle’s tax category.


When do I have to file Form 2290?

If you’ve used a heavy motor vehicle on a highway during the 2017-2018 year, you have to file Form 2290 before June 30, 2018. If your heavy motor vehicle was first used on a highway in July, file the form before August 31, 2018.


Do I have to attach other forms to my 2290?

The Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return has three parts: The first is the form which is used to calculate the sum of taxes. The second is the Schedule of Heavy Highway Vehicles and the third is the payment voucher (Form 2290-V). Fill out the payment voucher if you intend to pay the heavy highway use tax by money order or check.


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Keep in mind that before filing Form 2290, you must have an Employer Identification Number. If you don’t have one, fill out and submit Form SS-4, the Application for Employer Identification Number.


Can I e-file Form 2290 and pay my taxes online?

If you’re filing Form 2290 for twenty-five trucks or more, you must file it electronically.

The IRS highly encourages tax returns to be e-filed and paid online for all other cases as well.


How to complete form 2290 with PDFfiller in 6 easy steps

One of the easiest ways to prepare your 2290 for filing is to complete it using PDFfiller.

First, browse our library of over 25 million fillable documents to find the version of form 2290 you need. Locate the form right in your PDFfiller account and instantly upload it:

Once Form 2290 is in your account, use the PDFfiller editor tools to quickly add the required information.

  1. Type your name, address and Employer Identification Number. Add checkmarks to the boxes relevant to you.
  2. Determine your tax amount using the Tax Computation table on the second page of the form.
  3. Complete the Statement in Support of Suspension.
  4. Sign the form using PDFfiller’s Signature Wizard. You can add your signature on any desktop or mobile device using your finger, mouse, keyboard or trackpad.
  5. Type in the VIN and category of each vehicle you are reporting in Schedule 1. Fill out two copies of Schedule 1.
  6. Sign the Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information form.

That’s it! Now you can e-file your Form 2290 with the IRS and pay your heavy highway use taxes online.

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