IRS Excise Tax : Truck Tax 2290 Form
If you are an owner of a large commercial or agricultural truck, you need to E-file an IRS Form 2290 Tax Return. This document allows you not only
to pay your truck taxes, but also to report reasons why you may be exempted from this tax or in need of a
refund. This is a brief overview of the IRS 2290 excise tax return and how to use it.
What is the IRS Form 2290 Tax Return?
The 2290 Tax Return is used to collect the Heavy Vehicle Used
Tax(HVUT) from truck owners. The reasoning behind this tax is that large commercial vehicles create
more wear and tear on the nation's highways, so the owners of these trucks should pay taxes in order to
maintain the national transportation system. These truck
taxes are used to repair and maintain roadways, bridges and the like throughout the United States.
Who Should File IRS 2290 Form?
If you own a truck weighing in excess of 55,000 pounds and drive it more than 5,000 miles per year (7,500
miles in the case of an agricultural vehicle), then you need to file Form
2290 electronically, if your vehicle changes weight classes during the course of the tax year, then
you need to file Form 2290 to report to the IRS.
How Do I File Form 2290?
First, you must determine the taxable gross
weight of your vehicle. This is done by adding the weight of your fully equipped vehicle and
the weight of the empty trailer attached to your vehicle and the weight of your truck's maximum load
capacity. Additionally, you need to determine when this truck went into service. The tax year for Form 2290 runs from July 2019 to June 2020, so you will use the standard tax
rate tables for 2290 if your vehicle began service in July. If not, you will need to look at the prorated
tax tables for partial years.
Once you have determined the total tax due based on the tax tables, you then can file your Form 2290
electronically(this is required if you have a fleet of 25 or more vehicles). Due dates for filing are the last day of the month following
the month that the vehicle went into service. For example, if your truck started service on March 1, the due
date would be April 30.
Filing Your 2290 Taxes with Tax2efile
If you would like a simple solution for filing Form 2290 that doesn't involve spending hours filing out tax
documents, consider using Tax2efile.. All you have to do is enter your truck's information
and we will check your tax return, submit it electronically and have your schedule 1 back to you from the
IRS within minutes. Our proven online system ensures that you are paying the correct tax amount by the due
date and we handle it all, from single owner / operators to large vehicle fleets. We also maintain records
of all filings for future tax records.
When it comes to filing taxes, we all could use a large dose of easy. Use Tax2efile and we guarantee it will
save you a great deal of time and headache. Register to get started today or call 703-229-0326 to speak
to a service representative! Follow the few document links of 2290
Instructions, complete filing Form 2290 and receive IRS Stamped Schedule-1.