When do we need to file a Form 2290 Amendment?

Hey truckers, let us walk you through few pointers and transfer of knowledge about your HVUT Form 2290 filings. Since HVUT is due every month on a pro-rated basis, we have been frequently asked about corrections on the 2290 if the information on stamped schedule-1 copies mismatches or have got mistakes. Incorrect information on the stamped schedule-1 copies would not be accepted at the DMV, so we are going to share some knowledge on when and how to file an amendment.

The IRS gives you an option to correct your original Form 2290 returns through an Amendment form, but people often confuse between Form 2290 and amendments. The Amendment is just for the corrections on the completed filing!

Human typo errors are natural and can be rectified at few circumstances. In a Form 2290, an AMENDMENT refers to making changes to the originally submitted return. For which you will receive an updated Stamped Schedule 1 copy from the IRS and you can make the additional payment electronically.

The IRS allows amending for the following errors:

  • Increase in Taxable Gross vehicle weight
  • Suspended vehicle exceeded the mileage use limit.

Increase in Taxable Gross Weight

When the original filing was reported with incorrect Gross weight, you can amend the return to Increase the Gross weight and pay the additional tax amount to the IRS.

Suspended vehicle exceeded the mileage use limit

Mileage use limit means the use of the vehicle on a public highway 5000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for Agricultural vehicles). Once when the mileage exceeds the vehicle is to be reported as Taxable. When you report the vehicle from Suspended to Taxable you will pay tax amount to the IRS.

VIN Correction

If the VIN (Vehicle Identification number) was incorrectly entered, the IRS has an option to file a VIN Correction and they only allow you to correct a maximum of three characters. A corrected Schedule 1 copy with the VIN and other details will be Stamped by the IRS and the same will be sent to your registered email address.

Apart from this, when you have to report a newly purchased vehicle in between the tax year, you will need to report the vehicle on a new Form 2290. For example, Form 2290 is due right now for any new vehicles first used in the month of January 2021. So basically, Amendment would be meant only for the corrections on the original Form 2290. And if you need more assistance please do reach our 3-way line of communication, you can talk to us @ 866-245-3918, or write an email to support@taxexcise.com or use our LIVE chat option for instant assistance.