IRS recent updates on HVUT form 2290 Truck Tax !!


Updated as of September 16, 2011

Congress has passed and the President has signed an extension of the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use tax through September 30, 2012. By November 30th, 2011, taxpayers will be required to file Form 2290 for the full year on vehicles first used in July, August or September 2011. Form 2290 will be available after September 30, 2011. In the meantime, you can still pay your 2010 excise tax, get your 2011 tags and register your new or used vehicle.

Paying Your 2010 Excise Tax

IRS e-file is not currently available for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011, but you can still e-file your 2290 tax return for the tax period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Choose the IRS authorized e-file provider that’s best for you.

Getting Your Tags and/or Registering Your Vehicle

You can get your tags for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011. Existing regulations require states to register a heavy highway vehicle when the application for registration is received between July 1 and November 30, 2011. If you have your receipted Schedule 1 for the previous year’s taxable period, in this case, July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, states can accept it as proof of payment.

Registering Your Newly Acquired Vehicle

States must register newly acquired heavy highway use vehicles without proof of tax payment if:

  • you present the original or a photocopy of a bill of sale showing that the vehicle was purchased by the owner during the 150 days before the date the state received the application for registration; and,
  • the vehicle has not been registered in any state subsequent to the data of purchase.

Getting a Copy of Your Schedule 1

If you no longer have your Schedule 1 for the taxable period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, you can call our Excise Tax division at 1-866-699-4096 to get a copy. From Canada or Mexico, call 1-859-669-5733 (not toll-free). provides a streamlined user friendly online website for filing Heavy Vehicle Use TaxIRS Form 2290. It has many unique features for your convenience and offers seasonal pricing for your benefits. It also provides a special interface for Tax Professionals. / is rated as #1 by Heavy Truck Tax filers

Our customer support team knows what you need to file on Form 2290 and can assist you with expert advice, including how to obtain a copy of your Schedule 1 for the tax payers preferred Tax  period.  You can contact a representative by calling our toll-free number at 1-866-245-3918 or mail us at