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Who should file Form 2290 after the season deadline?

If you own a heavy vehicle that has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, you must have filed your Form 2290 for the same without any penalty before September 7, 2012 (Extended e-filing deadline that applied for this year). If you wish to register another heavy vehicle in your name under State, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law during this year’s Heavy Vehicle Use Tax period (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013), you need to file Form 2290 for it as well. Continue reading

Updated Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (FHVUT) information:

The unladen weight of a vehicle plays no part in Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax determination. FHVUT proof is needed only if a commercial motor vehicle is operated at 55,000 pounds or more combined gross vehicle weight (CGW).

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) no longer accepts evidence that an applicant is making payments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for FHVUT proof. IRS stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 copy is a must and should be carried. For efiling, IRS issues a watermarked schedule 1 copy as proof. The IRS does not accept partial payments for FHVUT.

The IRS requires taxpayers with 25 or more vehicles to file their FHVUT Schedule 1, Form 2290 electronically (they cannot paper file). Continue reading