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Actual unloaded vehicle An empty weight vehicle.

Address Change If address has changed, you need to notify the IRS to ensure you receive any IRS correspondence. Check the Address change box on Form 2290 and Form 720.

Agricultural Vehicle 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.

Amount of tax Multiply the applicable tax amount times the number of vehicles.

Amendment month An amendment month is the month when the change in mileage use limit or the taxable gross weight occurred.

Business Name Name given by the Business Owner for their business.

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.

Claim For vehicle that was destroyed, stolen, or sold before June 1, 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
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 Used during the prior period 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles)

Categories of amendment 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

Dealers Any vehicle operated under a dealer's tag, license, or permit is considered registered in the name of the dealer.

Destroyed / Stolen Completely destroyed or damaged irreparably. Someone stole the vehicle.

Electronic Filing Transmits Business Tax Returns to the IRS through the Internet.

Electronic Funds withdrawal Filing Form 2290 electronically,you can authorize a direct debit to make payment.

Electronically File Form 2290 electronically through any electronic return originator (ERO), transmitter, and/or intermediate service provider (ISP) participating in the IRS e-file program for excise taxes.

Exemptions To be exempt from the tax, a highway motor vehicle must be used and actually operated by

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. In the letter,you 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.

Final return- Form 2290 If you no longer have vehicles to report on, file a final return. Check the Final return box on Form 2290, sign and mail it to the IRS.

Form 2290 Form 2290 is used to file Tax for Heavy Highway Vehicles.

Fully equipped vehicle Vehicle which includes the body, all accessories, 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.

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Highway Motor Vehicle Self -propelled vehicle designed to carry a load over public highways, whether or not also designed to perform other functions.

Interest Penalties are in addition to the interest charge on late payments.

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Logging Vehicles A registered highway motor vehicle that is used exclusively in the transportation of harvested forest products.

Mileage use limit It applies to the total mileage for which a vehicle is used during a period regardless of the number of owners.

Not Considered Highway motor vehicles Specially designed mobile machinery for non-transportation functions.

Paper Filing Mail Form 2290 to the IRS address. If payment is not done through EFTPS, then mail Form 2290-V and check or money order with Form 2290 to the IRS.

Partial period tax 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,

Payment voucher Detach the Payment voucher with the Form 2290 if filing return through paper.

Penalties 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.

Public Highway A Public Highway is any road in the United States that is not a Private Roadway.

Qualified Blood Collector Vehicle Vehicles used by qualified blood collector organizations are exempt from the highway vehicle use tax. Organizations are not required to file Form 2290 for qualified blood collector vehicles.

Recordkeeping All Taxable highway vehicles registered need to maintain tax records for at least 3 years after the date the tax is due or paid, whichever is later.

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Referral code Enter the referral code you received in the mail, during the registration process for an account with taxexcise.com and you will be provided with a discount.

Schedule 1 Schedule 1 will be stamped and returned. Return may be rejected if Schedule 1 is not attached.

Sold Disposed of to a Purchaser.

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.

Suspended Vehicle A registered highway motor vehicle which has been used for 5000 miles or less on public highways within the 12 months filing period.Once a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit, the tax becomes due.

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.

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Taxable Gross Weight Taxable gross weight of a vehicle is actual unloaded weight of vehicle fully equipped for service. Weight of Maximum load carried on vehicle.

Taxable Vehicles Highway motor vehicles that have a Taxable Gross weight of 55000 pounds or more are Taxable.

Third Party Designee A Third Party Designee can be any person who has been given the authority to discuss your tax payment details with the IRS.

Vehicle A vehicle consists of chassis, or a chassis and body, but does not include the load.

VIN Vehicle identification Numbers (VINs) are used to uniquely identify motor vehicles. The VIN can be obtained from the Registration. VIN is made up numbers and letters with 17 characters.

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