Fast & Easy IRS Form 2290 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Filing
If you have any vehicles 55,000 pounds or more, J. J. Keller's 2290online.com is the fastest way to e‑file IRS Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) and get your stamped Schedule 1 — which is used as proof of payment to annually register your vehicles with your state. Whether you're an owner/operator or a fleet of thousands, you can have the benefits of e‑filing with J. J. Keller's proven technology.
2290online.com is one of many web-based, J. J. Keller® applications designed specifically for the commercial motor vehicle market. With 2290online.com, you can file IRS Form 2290 (Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return) quickly, easily and confidently.
When should I file a 2290 Form?
Your 2290 form must be filed the month after a taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period. The current period begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year. Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the first month of use. The filing rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting suspension of the tax. Annual filings of IRS Form 2290 are typically completed from July 1 through August 31.
Who is required to file a 2290 Form?
If you have any vehicles 55,000 pounds or more, you are required to file HVUT Form 2290. If you have more than 25 vehicles over 55,000 pounds (combined gross vehicle weight) e‑filing is required by the IRS.
How do I file with 2290online?
Have on hand your employer identification number (EIN), vehicle identification number of each vehicle (VIN), and the taxable gross weight of each vehicle. Then simply follow these three easy steps to file your Form 2290:
Set up an account or login.
Enter or import your data.
File your form.
Government Required 2290 e-Filing
IRS 2290 Mandate for Larger Fleets
Any fleet that has over 25 vehicles over 55,000 pounds (combined gross vehicle weight) must electronically file Form 2290.
Before you can file electronically, you must choose to pay taxes via Electronic Funds Withdrawal (ACH Debit), which is the most common, or through the federal Electronic Filing Tax Payment System (EFTPS). With EFTPS, you must set up your account with the IRS ahead of time.
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) reported on Form 2290 gets printed on the Schedule 1 copy that you carry as proof that you have filed your truck taxes.
Given the length of the VIN, it is fairly common to enter it incorrectly. You can correct your VIN electronically using the "2290 VIN Correction" and receive an updated Schedule 1 in just minutes with 2290online.com.
Use Form 8849 Schedule 6 to file for one of these types of credit from the IRS.
- Credit for vehicles that were either sold, stolen, or destroyed. For a vehicle that was sold, stolen, or destroyed, a credit for tax paid can be claimed on the next Form 2290 filed or a refund of tax paid can be claimed on Form 8849.
- Credit for vehicles on which you have paid tax and the vehicle did not exceed the mileage use limit. For a vehicle that was used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the period, a credit for tax paid can be claimed on the first Form 2290 filed for the next period or a refund of tax paid can be claimed on Form 8849.