Frequently asked questions on IRS Tax Form 2290 e-filing

Let us discuss very frequently questions by customers during e-filing heavy vehicle use tax form 2290 with the IRS

  1. Who should file Form 2290?

If you register a highway motor vehicle that has a gross taxable weight of 55,000 or more, in your name, then you should file Form 2290 and pay the tax to help the Federal Government improve the highway roads. Owners of pickup trucks, vans, and panel trucks are not required to file Form 2290.

  1. Why is the EIN required to e-file Form 2290?

The IRS makes use of the combination of the EIN and the name as a unique identifier for name controls. This unique ID should match with the records of the IRS while e-filing the form, else it will get rejected. 

  1. How it is beneficial to e-file Form 2290?

Choosing to e-file IRS Form 2290 is beneficial in several ways. It helps in reporting more than 25 taxable vehicles at a time and helps with the on-time filing of the Form, preventing fines and penalties. The tax filers can also get a copy of Schedule-1 in their mail immediately.

  1. Where can I find an IRS-approved e-filing serving provider?

It is possible to find IRS-approved tax files on the e-file partner’s page of the IRS. These software providers are approved to submit returns to the IRS electronically. They also expect a small service fee for e-filing.

  1. How will I know that the IRS has received my form?

IRS will send an e-mail notification to the mail id of the tax provider. The tax filers can also get the electronic version of Schedule-1 comprising the watermark of the e-file logo.

  1. Can I claim a refund of the tax that was paid for a vehicle that was stolen, sold, or destroyed during the tax period?

Yes, you can claim a credit for the tax paid on Form 2290 during the same or the next tax period. We can claim the refund by submitting schedule-6 of Form 8849. The refund amount will vary between vehicles and will depend on whether the vehicle was sold, stolen, or destroyed. 

  1. What is the filing deadline for Form 2290?

The filing time for Form 2290 is from July 1st to June 30. The filing deadline for Form 2290 is based on the month the taxpayer first used the vehicle on the public highway during the reporting period. 

  1. What is the information that will be required to file Form 2290:

The information that will be required to file Form 22900 is the Employee identification number, Vehicle identification number, taxable gross weight of the vehicle, etc.

  1. What is Schedule-1 of Form 2290?

Schedule-1 is the proof of payment of Form 2290. It has all the details about the EIN, business names with VIN and the address of the taxpayer. It also serves as a receipt that proves that the IRS has accepted Form 2290. For those who file electronically, the IRS will issue a digitally watermarked copy of Schedule-1. 

  1. What is the duplicate filing of Form 2290, and how does it happen?

If by mistake the taxpayer files Form 2290 online for the second time for the same tax period, the IRS will reject the current Form under the grounds of duplicate filing.

  1. What are the benefits of E-filing Form 2290 through Tax2efile?

Tax2efile is an IRS-approved e-filing service provider that offers an easy and hassle-free e-filing process at a small service charge. The portal helps prevent duplication and prevents errors while filing the form. They have an intuitive customer support portal that helps in an easy and hassle-free filing process.