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IRS Tax Form 2290 is used to report taxes on Highway Heavy Trucks. A truck weights 55,000 lbs and more are Heavy Trucks has to file Form 2290.


Electronic filing is required for each return reporting 25 or more vehicles that the taxpayer files during the tax period. However, all taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically with www.TaxExcise.com / www.Tax2290.com

If Form 2290 is filed electronically, a copy of Schedule 1 with an IRS watermark will be sent instantly. The IRS stamped electronic copy of Schedule 1 is accepted across all DMV’s, DOT’s and other Federal Offices.

Purpose of Form

Use Form 2290 to:

  • Figure and pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used during the period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.
  • Figure and pay the tax due on a vehicle for which you completed the suspension statement on another Form 2290 if that vehicle later exceeded the mileage use limit during the period.
  • Figure and pay the tax due if, during the period, the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases and the vehicle falls into a new category.
  • Claim suspension from the tax when a vehicle is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the period.
  • Claim a credit for tax paid on vehicles that were destroyed, stolen, sold, or used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).
  • Report acquisition of a used taxable vehicle for which the tax has been suspended.
  • Figure and pay the tax due on a used taxable vehicle acquired and used during the period.

Who Must File

You must file Form 2290 and Schedule 1 for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2011, and ending on June 30, 2012, if a taxable highway motor vehicle is registered, or required to be registered, in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the period and the vehicle has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

You may be an individual, limited liability company (LLC), corporation, partnership, or any other type of organization (including nonprofit, charitable, educational, etc.). It is easy and simple to do it online with www.TaxExcise.com / www.Tax2290.com

Penalties and Interest

The law provides penalties for failing to file returns or pay taxes when due. There are also penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to the interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.

How To Pay The Tax

There are three methods to pay the tax.

You must pay the tax in full with your Form 2290.

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