Wait, Why Was My 2290 Rejected?

Attention procrastinators! You may think it’s alright to wait until the last minute to file your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290, but that’s not the case! The August 31st deadline is almost here, so you should file as soon as possible in case your form gets rejected! Because if your form is rejected then it’s up to you to correct it and retransmit it to the IRS by the deadline.

Luckily, in the event of a rejection, you don’t have to panic because we’re here to help, with the most common reasons for 2290 Form rejections.

Common Reasons For Form 2290 Rejections

EIN Issues

You need an EIN or Employer Identification Number to complete your form. If you don’t have one then you can’t use your SSN (Social Security Number) in its place. Once you list your SSN in the EIN field on your form it will be rejected.

If you need an EIN you can easily apply for one online with the IRS, and you’ll receive your unique EIN as soon as you apply. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to file your 2290, because it takes about 15 days to be updated in the IRS’s system, and your form could be rejected during this time.

Because of Name Control, which is established by the IRS to identify you once your EIN is created, you have a special sequence of characters used from your name as the IRS processes your return. If your name and EIN do not match what the IRS has on file then your form could be rejected. You can verify your name control with the IRS by calling 1-800-829-4933.

Duplicate Forms

You can only submit a 2290 Form for a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) once. Duplicate VIN numbers will be rejected. Make sure you’re filing for the correct tax year. The current tax year began on July 1, 2017 and will end on June 30, 2018. If you accidentally filed again for the 2016 tax year then that could be the cause of your duplication rejection.

If you enter your VIN incorrectly it might match someone else’s and cause your form to be rejected. Because VINs consist of 17 characters, with both numbers and letter they can be easy to enter incorrectly. Take your time to enter your VIN correctly, and double-check it. If your form gets rejected due to having a duplicate VIN you can quickly and easily make free VIN corrections with ExpressTruckTax.

Incorrect RTN

If you pay the amount of HVUT you owe to the IRS through direct debit or electronic funds withdrawal then you have to provide your bank account number and your routing transfer number (RTN). If you enter this number incorrectly the IRS will not be able to debit funds from your account.

Your RTN can be found on one of your checks. If your form is rejected due to having the incorrect RTN you can edit your information and retransmit your form or choose another payment method. Also, if you choose to pay the IRS via direct debit or EFW make sure there are enough funds in your account to cover the costs.

We’re Here To Help

Our sister company, ExpressTruckTax, provides the quickest and most convenient way to file your Form 2290 and get your stamped Schedule 1 back the same day. You can also easily amend your form and retransmit it at any time.

If you have any questions the amazing TruckLogics support team is here to help. Give us a call Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 704.234.6946. We’re also available via live chat and offer 24/7 email support at [email protected].

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