Can I file my return without registering with the site? For filing
your return you need to register with us.
How long does it take to file my return? Spend just a few minutes
and share information with us to
file your return.
Can I save my tax return and come back after a while to file my return?
Yes, you can come back and file your return.
What is the maximum number of vehicles per return? We support as
much as it has been allowed by IRS. IRS recommends that for businesses that own more than 25
vehicles to file electronically.
Can I keep multiple businesses with single user registration? Of
course, you can have multiple businesses with single registration.
How do I get my forgotten User ID / Password? Click on the ‘Forgot
User ID / Password’ link. We will send the details to your email ID.
Do I need to print before filing electronically? You can print
if you choose Paper filing of your Tax. Also, you can print for your recordkeeping
before or after you e-file.
How long do I keep my tax returns? The latest 3 years of Tax returns
need to be maintained.
What if I need my old return which is not available online with your system?
We maintain your returns from the date you start filing your tax through us.
What if I need to change my Business information? Use Login and
Password to open your account. Update your latest Business Information. Ensure that
the Business Information entered here matches with Federal documents.
Can I do upload multiple vehicles information at once? Yes, using
our template you can add multiple vehicle information and upload.
What should I do if do not have an EIN? Generally, a business needs
an EIN (Employer Identification Number). If you do not have an EIN,
you can apply for one. Now you can apply online to get your EIN. This service is
absolutely free of charge.
How to print my payment receipt? After you enter your business
details, information on all reportable vehicles and the details for claiming a credit
for the overpayment made or claiming credit for the tax paid on a vehicle that was
sold/ destroyed/ Stolen/Transferred, you get the amount which is due to or from
the IRS. Enter your credit card details to complete the payment charged by Tax 2290
for the tax preparation service. A payment receipt is generated. Click the printer
icon to print the receipt.
You can also use the printer icon in the History section of the My Home page to
print the receipt.
TAX RELATED FAQ
What is Form 2290? Form 2290 is used to file tax for Heavy Highway Vehicles.
What is meant by E-File? E-Filing is transmitting Business Tax
Returns to the IRS through the internet. Electronic filing is the safest, most secure
and private way to send your tax return to the IRS.Once you E-file your return you receive an electronic
acknowledgement that the IRS has accepted your return for processing.
Once the IRS accepts your return, your schedule 1 will be stamped and sent to you.It
will have the list of vehicles for which you have filed the return. The stamped
1 copy can be used as a proof of payment when registering vehicle(s) with
the IRS.If there is any error in the data provided by you then your return may be
rejected in which case you will not receive your Schedule 1.
What is meant by an Electronic Return Originator (ERO)? ERO is
IRS e-file Provider that originates the electronic submission of a tax return
to the IRS. EROs may include Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), tax attorneys,
IRS-enrolled agents, and tax preparation businesses. Only EROs can prepare tax returns
and then transmit them electronically.
Who must file the Tax? All individuals, Limited Liability Companies
(LLC), Corporations, Partnerships, or any other organization such as a non-profit,
charitable, educational, etc., must file the tax.
Who is liable to pay the tax if the vehicle is of Dual Registration?
The Owner is liable to pay the tax if a taxable vehicle is registered in the name
of 2 persons. This rule also applies to dual registration of a leased vehicle.
What should be done if the previous owner does not pay the tax and the current
owner of the vehicle is different, before the end of the tax period?
The current owner is also liable for the total tax for the entire tax period to
the extent not paid by the previous owner. The current owner has to file Form 2290 and pay the tax by the last day
of the month following the month the notification is received from IRS that the
tax has not been paid by the previous owner.
What is meant by Logging Vehicles? Logging vehicles are registered
highway motor vehicles that are used exclusively in the transportation of harvested
What types of vehicles are taxable? Highway motor vehicles that
have a Taxable Gross weight of 55000 pounds or more are taxable.
What is a Highway Motor Vehicle? Highway Motor Vehicles are self-propelled
vehicles designed to carry loads over public highways, whether or not also designed
to perform other functions.
What is a Public Highway? A Public Highway is any road in the United
States that is not a Private Roadway. This includes federal, state, county and city
Which vehicles are not considered Highway motor vehicles? Vehicles
such as, specially designed mobile machinery for non-transportation functions, Vehicles
specially designed for off-highway transportation and Non-transportation trailers
and semi-trailers are not considered as highway motor vehicles.
When should I file Form 2290? Form 2290 must be filed for each month
a taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period. The
current period begins on July 1, 2011, and ends on June 30, 2012. Form 2290 must
be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. The filing
rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting suspension of the tax.
Is there any extension of time to file? Before the due date of
the return, you may request an extension of time to file your return by writing to the
Internal Revenue Service Center, Cincinnati, OH 45999-0031. The letter must fully
explain the cause of the delay. Except for taxpayers abroad, the extension may be
for no more than 6 months. An extension of time to file does not extend the time
to pay the tax. If you want an extension of time to pay, you must request that separately.
How to file the Tax?
There are two ways in which you can file your return:E- File: E- Filing
is transmitting Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the Internet.Paper File:
Paper Filing is sending the Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the mail. When
is paper filed, a copy of the PDF Form 2290 is sent to the IRS address.
Where can I file the Tax? You can file your Form 2290 with full
payment to:Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 1236 Charlotte, NC 28201-1236 Form
2290 without payment due or using EFTPS for payment to: Internal Revenue Service Cincinnati,
Which delivery services need to be used? To meet timely mail filing,
you can use DHL Express, Federal Express or United Parcel Service.
Can I still file after the due date? The law provides penalties
for failing to file returns or pay tax when due. There are also penalties for filing
false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to the interest charge
on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will
not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time.
If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to
the return to show reasonable cause.
Will there be penalties for failing to file returns? The law provides
penalties for failing to file returns or pay tax when due. There are also penalties
for filing false or fraudulent returns. The penalty for filing a return late or
paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not
filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions),
attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.
Is there Interest for late payments? Penalties are applicable in
addition to the interest charge on late payments.
What is meant by Business Name? Business Name is the name given
by the Business Owner for their business.
What is EIN? An Employer Identification Number
(EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used
to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. Employer Identification
Number is a 9 digit number assigned by IRS to filers of Form 2290.
What is VIN? The Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) is a distinctive number assigned to a vehicle to identify it for changing
title, vehicle registration and other functions. It contains 17 digits of alphanumeric
What is Taxable Gross Weight? Taxable gross weight of a vehicle
is actual unloaded weight of vehicle fully equipped for service. It is the weight
of maximum load carried on a vehicle.
What is meant by Actual unloaded Vehicle? Actual unloaded weight
vehicle is an empty weight vehicle.
What is meant by Fully Equipped Vehicle? Fully Equipped Vehicles
are vehicles which include the body, all accessories, and all equipment attached
to or carried on the vehicle for use in its operation or maintenance and a full
supply of fuel, oil and water.
What should I do if I need to change Address? You can use Form
8822 to notify the IRS in case there is a change in your mailing address. You need
to notify the IRS to ensure you receive any IRS correspondence. Also check the Address
change box on
How do I make a Final return? You can make a Final return if you
no longer have vehicles to report on. Also write to the IRS so that the IRS will
stop mailing the package 2290 to you.
What is Partial period tax table? Partial Period Tax Table helps
to find the tax amount if the vehicle was first used on public highways after July
of the tax period.
What is meant by Amount of Tax? It is the tax amount that needs
to be paid to the IRS.
What is meant by Credit? Credit is the refund claimed for the tax
paid on a vehicle that was either • Sold, • Destroyed or stolen before June 1 and
not used during the remainder of the period, or • Used during the prior period 5,000
miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles)
What is meant by a Claim? A credit for tax paid for the vehicles
that were destroyed, stolen, or sold before June 1, can be claimed on the next Form
2290 filed or a refund of tax paid can be claimed on Form 8849.
Which vehicles are considered to be Sold out/ Destroyed vehicles?
A vehicle is destroyed when it is damaged by accident or other casualty to such
an extent that it is not economical to rebuild.
When can I make a claim? A credit for tax paid can be claimed on
the next Form 2290 filed for a vehicle that was destroyed, stolen, or sold before
June 1, or a refund of tax paid can be claimed on Form 8849.
When is a vehicle considered to be a Suspended Vehicle? A suspended
vehicle is a registered highway motor vehicle which has been used for 5000 miles
or less on public highways within the 12 month filing period. Once a suspended vehicle
exceeds the mileage use limit, the tax becomes due.
What is Mileage use limit? Mileage Use Limit is the total mileage
for which a vehicle is used during a period regardless of the number of owners.
What is meant by an Agricultural Vehicle? An Agricultural Vehicle
is a registered highway motor vehicle that is primarily used for farming purposes
which includes transporting any farm commodity to or from a farm or used directly
for agricultural production.
How do I make the Payment? Electronic funds withdrawal (direct
debit): If you are filing Form 2290 electronically, you can authorize a direct debit
to make your payment.
EFTPS: Using EFTPS
is voluntary, but you must enroll in EFTPS before you can use it. If you make your
payment using EFTPS, do not include the payment voucher. For EFTPS payments to be
on time, you must initiate the transaction at least one business day before the
date the payment is due.
Check or money order: If you use this method, you must also complete the payment
voucher. Make your check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. Write
your name, address, EIN, “Form 2290,” and the date (as entered in Box 3) on your
payment. Detach the voucher and send it with the Form 2290, both copies of Schedule
1, and your payment. If you filed electronically, do not send Form 2290 and Schedule
1 with the payment voucher. Do not staple your payment to the voucher or Form 2290.
What is meant by EFTPS? Electronic Federal Tax Payment System - Electronic payment
method is convenient, safe and secure for paying taxes or user fees. Taxpayers can
authorize an electronic fund withdrawal, use a credit card or enroll in the U.S
Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).
What is Electronic Funds withdrawal? Filing Form 2290 electronically,
you can authorize a direct debit to make payment.
What is a Payment voucher? A Payment voucher will help the IRS
to process your payment more accurately and efficiently. If you have your Form 2290
prepared by a third party, provide this payment voucher to the return preparer.
What is Schedule 1? Schedule 1 is an attachment which has to be submitted
along with Form 2290. The Schedule will be stamped and returned to you as a proof
of payment when registering vehicle(s) with a state. Your Return may be rejected
Schedule 1 is not attached.
What is the proof of payment for state registration? Use the stamped
copy of Schedule
1as proof of payment. If you do not have the stamped copy, you may use a
photocopy of Form 2290,
Schedule 1, and both sides of your canceled check as proof of payment.
Who can be a Third Party Designee for me? A Third Party Designee
can be any other person who has been given the authority to discuss your tax payment
details with the IRS.
How long do I need to maintain Records? You need to keep records
for all taxable highway vehicles registered in your name for at least 3 years after
the date the tax is due or paid, whichever is later. They must be available at all
times for inspection by the IRS. Also keep copies of all returns and schedules you
have filed. Keep your records even if a vehicle is registered in your name for only
a portion of a period.
Whom should I contact if I need Tax help? Contact your Tax Payer
advocate through a toll-free number 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059 for
any tax help.
What are the Exemptions from Tax? To be exempt from the tax, a
highway motor vehicle must be used and actually operated by: - The Federal Government,
- The District of Columbia, - A state or local government, - The American National
Red Cross, - Non-profit volunteer fire department, ambulance association, or rescue
squad, - An Indian tribal government but only if the vehicle's use involves the
exercise of an essential tribal government function, or - A mass transportation
authority if it is created under a statute that gives it certain powers normally
exercised by the state. Also exempt from the tax (not required to file Form 2290)
are: - Qualified blood collector vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations,
and - Mobile machinery that meets the specifications for a chassis as described
under specially designed mobile machinery for non-transportation functions later.
What is meant by Special permits? Special permits are permits that
allow a vehicle to operate under these circumstances: In a
state in which it is not registered, At more than a
state's maximum weight limit, or At more than the weight
at which it is registered in the state.
However, special temporary travel permits do not include permits that are issued
for your vehicle if the total amount of time covered by those permits is more than
60 days or more than 2 months during a taxable year.
What is meant by my consent to disclosure? Consent to Disclosure
is giving permission to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to disclose information
about your payment of the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for the tax period
to the federal Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(CBP), and to state Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The information disclosed
to the DOT, CBP, and state DMVs will be your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
and verification that you have paid the HVUT. The IRS may disclose the information
to the DOT, CBP, and to the DMVs of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who
have other taxing, registration, or information collecting authority.
I used your software to file my returns last year. Can I import the vehicle
information from my last year returns? Yes. You can import the taxable
vehicle information from the previous year tax returns. You can import the vehicle
information in two ways: - Import only selective vehicles. - Download all your previous
year vehicle information into an excel format. You can make any modifications if
needed, and the same can be uploaded using bulk upload facility.
If the claim I make in Form 2290 exceeds the tax due, how do I get my refund?
If your total credit exceeds the tax liability, you can claim your credit to the
maximum of your tax liability. Remaining credit amount must be claimed using a separate
8849 Form. To make it simple we generate a separate 8849 return, so that you can
claim your credit easily.
Is electronic filing required for each return reporting 25 or more vehicles?
Electronic filing is required for each return reporting 25 vehicles or more vehicles
that the tax payer files during the tax period.
What is the purpose of the Form 2290? Use Form 2290 to: - Figure and pay the tax
due on highway motor vehicles used during the period with a taxable gross weight
of 55,000 pounds or more. - Figure and pay the tax due on a vehicle for which you
completed the suspension statement on another Form 2290 if that vehicle later exceeded
the mileage use limit during the period - Figure and pay the tax due if, during
the period, the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases and the vehicle falls
into a new category. - Claim suspension from the tax when a vehicle is expected
to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during
the period. - Claim a credit for tax paid on vehicles that were destroyed, stolen,
sold, or used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles).
What are the categories for which an amendment can be done? The
following are the categories for which the amendments can be done: - Change in VIN
correction - Change in Mileage Use limit - Increase in Taxable Gross Weight
Can I start a new amendment return? Yes. You can start a new amendment
return if you had not used taxexcise.com for your previous filed return or if you
would like to start one from scratch.
What are the categories of vehicles that can be amended?
Vehicles which are taxable, creditable and suspended can be amended.
Should I know the Taxable Gross Weight of the vehicle if I need to amend a vehicle
for VIN correction? Yes. You should know the Taxable Gross Weight of
the vehicle in order to amend for VIN correction. This is reflected in Schedule
1 of Form
When can a vehicle be amended for a change in mileage use limit?
A vehicle can be amended for a change in mileage use limit when the mileage limit
of the suspended vehicle exceeds 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicle)
and the tax becomes due from that reported on the previous Form 2290.
What is an amendment month? An amendment month is the month when
the change in mileage use limit or the taxable gross weight occurred.
Can the amended month and the month of first use be equal? The
amended month ie the month when the mileage use limit of the suspended vehicle exceeded
or the taxable gross weight of the vehicle increased can be equal to or greater
than the month of first use.
Is there any way that I could report decrease in taxable gross weight?
The amendment in
Form 2290 is applicable only for increase in taxable gross weight. In other
words, only the additional tax can be reported on Form 2290.
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rendered by our support specialist to use our application taxexcise.com in a very
friendly way. All you need to do is follow the simple steps listed below and enjoy
the filing period. (i) Download the Excel Template. (ii) Fill the template with
the following details: a. Tax Year and Month First Used b. Taxable Vehicle Information
c. Prior Year Suspended Vehicle Information d. Credits on sold/ destroyed or stolen
vehicle and Low Mileage vehicle e. Third Party Designee f. Filing and Payment Option
g. Product or Service Payment Option (iii) Send the completed Excel Template to
our support specialists through Email. Support@taxexcise.com (iv) We will complete
your return with the details furnished in the excel template and mail you the generated
Form 8879- Ex (IRS efile signature authorization form 720, 2290 and 8849) (v) You
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What is meant by Bundle Pricing? When your credits exceed the tax
due, separate Form 8849 return is generated to enable claim your credits. Tax excise.com
offers a special pricing offer called as bundle pricing which allows the user to
pay once for
Form 2290 and you can either transmit or print the 8849 return without paying
for it separately.
What is meant by Seasonal Pricing? Seasonal pricing offer is provided
to enable the user pay once for the tax year and for a single business and file
any number of returns.
What are the Seasonal Pricing offers available? - Seasonal filing
for Form 2290 - Seasonal filing for Form 2290 and Form 8849 - Seasonal filing for
Form 2290, Form 8849 and Amendments
STEPS AFTER E-FILING
What if I found a mistake on Form 2290 that I just filed? A
mistake can be fixed by preparing an amended return.
What if the IRS asks me for Form 8453-EX? You will find Form 8453-EX
in the PDF file that is created when you have finished entering all of the information
needed to complete the return. Make sure that once you have printed out Form 8453-EX
that you sign, date and enter the PIN you have selected on the form. You will need
to keep Form 8453-EX so that when the IRS asks for it, you will have it completed.
What if I have missed some vehicles on Form 2290 that I just filed?
If you missed a vehicle/s you will need to create a new return and include the vehicle/s
that have not been filed.
What if the weight of the vehicle increases after I have filed Form 2290?
If the vehicles weight increases after you have filed the return, you can amend
the previously filed return and make the weight increase corrections.
What if I have sold a vehicle which I reported as suspended? If
a vehicle that was previously reported as suspended is sold, you will need to provide
a statement to the buyer that includes the seller’s name, address, EIN; VIN; date
of the sale; odometer reading at the beginning of the period; odometer reading at
the time of sale; and the buyer’s name, address and EIN.
If you do not provide the required statement to the new owner, you will be liable
for the tax for that period. The buyer is then responsible for attaching this statement
when they file
Form 2290. You will have to wait until the next filing period to be able
to claim a credit for the sale of the suspended vehicle if eligible.
What if I buy additional vehicles? If you purchase additional vehicle/s,
you will need to create a new return that includes the vehicle/s purchased and pay
the taxes that are due.
What if I buy a vehicle that was declared by the seller as suspended?
The seller has to provide you with a statement that has the seller’s name, address,
EIN; VIN; date of the sale; odometer reading at the beginning of the period and
odometer reading at the time of sale. This information will let you know whether
the vehicle will still be claimed as suspended when you file Form 2290. If the vehicle still qualifies
as suspended you will attach the statement with all of the information as stated
If you exceed the mileage use limit (5,000 miles or less 7,5000 miles or less for
agricultural vehicles) including the highway mileage recorded on the vehicle from
the former owner for the period, and they have provided you with all of this information
you will be liable to pay the tax on the vehicle/s. If the previous owner did not
provide you with all of the required information as stated above the former owner
is liable for the tax for that period.