Getting started for July 2011- June 2012, IRS Form 2290 tax season!!!

IRS Tax Form 2290 is used to report Highway Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. A vehicle which weight 55,000 lbs or more are termed as Heavy Vehicle. It can either be a Commercial Vehicle, Agriculture Vehicle or Logging Vehicle. A vehicle estimated to travel a mileage of more than 5000 miles [7500 miles for Agriculture Vehicle] has to report Form 2290 taxes to IRS. Now IRS Form 2290 can be reported electronically by using a computer at work/home, no need to look for a CPA / Accountant to file your simple tax returns. Efiling is made easy and simple at or

Electronic filing:

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.

Getting Started: To complete IRS Form 2290, have the following information available.

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN). You must have an EIN to file Form 2290. You cannot use Social Security Number to report 2290 online.
    • If you do not have an EIN, apply for one online at and click on the “Employer ID Numbers” (EINs) link. You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933, or you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS.
  • The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of each vehicle. Each vehicle is identified with an Identification number. Need to fill in the VIN while filing 2290 returns.
    • The VIN of a vehicle can be obtained from the registration, title, or actual vehicle. Generally, the VIN is 17 characters made up of numbers and letters. Be sure to use the VIN for the vehicle and not from the trailer.
  • The taxable gross weight of each vehicle to determine its category. The taxable gross weight of a vehicle (other than a bus) is the total of:
    • The actual unloaded weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service,
    • The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and
    • The weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle.

How To Pay The Tax?

There are three methods to pay the tax with IRS.

  • Electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) if filing electronically.  If you are filing Form 2290 electronically, you can authorize a direct debit to make your payment.
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), Using EFTPS is voluntary, but you must enroll in EFTPS before you can use it. To get more information or to enroll in EFTPS, visit the EFTPS website at or call 1-800-555-4477.
  • Check or money order using the payment voucher.

Note: You must pay the tax in full with your Form 2290. Partial payment is not allowed by IRS.


If Form 2290 is filed electronically, a copy of Schedule-1 with an IRS watermark will be sent to We will forward you a copy by email. If required you have the option of receiving the Schedule-1 copy by FAX.

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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.).

When to file?

Form 2290 must be filed for each month a taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period. The new tax period begins July 1, 2011, and ends June 30, 2012. Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. The filing rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting suspension of the tax.The following examples demonstrate these rules.

Example. John uses a taxable vehicle on July 1, 2011. John must file Form 2290 by August 31, 2012, for the period beginning July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.

Where to File?

IRS Form 2290 can be file either by paper filing / efiling. If you operate with 25 or more fleets then you should report 2290 only by electronic method. / is a certified, IRS authorized, efile service provider for Form 2290. Tax2290 is a product of ThinkTrade, Inc and a part of We are a BBB accredited company with A+ certification. By efiling with you can get your IRS stamped Schedule-1 copy in minutes to your email or even you can subscribe to receive your copy by FAX.

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