A Step-by-Step Guide on Filing HVUT Tax Returns Online

Form 2290 Requirements Print

Congress established the HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) in the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. Since then, all public highway heavy vehicles whose gross weight stands at or crosses 55,000 pounds should pay the HVUT to the IRS for funding the nation’s highway management and improvement programs. The IRS requires all the states in the US to verify proof of payment or exemption from the Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax before registration of such vehicles with the state. This proof may be a validated Schedule 1 copy returned to you from the IRS or an electronically watermarked Schedule 1 copy from them as a result of e-filing 2290. But ‘what are the basic requirements to file form 2290?’ is a question that alarms in minds before form 2290 is actually filed. They are

Form 2290 Related Documents Download


Form 2290 Related Documents


  • EIN (Employee Identification Number)
  • Details of all vehicles you are filing the HVUT for including each of their VINs (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • The gross taxable weight of the vehicle(s)
  • The date the vehicle was purchased and first used on public highway
  • If you have a suspended vehicle, the record of its on road mileage
  • The choice of an IRS authorized e-file partner like Tax2290.com, so that you complete your filing process fast and without errors at one go

So figure the tax due for your highway motor vehicle and e-file HVUT returns of yours right here fairly simply.

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