The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax season is here, and the deadline is rapidly approaching! You can try to jump out of the way, but you will still need to file your IRS Form 2290. Don’t let this deadline pass you by. Be prepared and file as soon as possible to avoid having your form rejected or worse being penalized by the IRS. Part of being prepared involves you knowing what is required to file.
What is Form 2290 in Trucking?
If you own and operate a heavy use vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs or more, then you are required to file IRS Form 2290. Gross weight means the weight of your truck is fully equipped for service. This includes the body and accessories that are a normal part of your hauls. Your gross weight does not include yourself or any specialized equipment that is typically not used.
You will need to file HVUT Form 2290 and pay any taxes owed to receive your stamped Schedule 1.
What is a Stamped Schedule 1?
Your stamped Schedule 1 is proof of payment for your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. Without this proof of payment, you will be unable to renew your tags at the DMV or renew your registration for IFTA, IRP, or UCR.
Once the IRS receives and approves your IRS Form 2290, you will receive your stamped Schedule 1. When you e-file IRS Form 2290, the IRS stamps it with a digital watermark. This digital Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment and will be accepted by the DOT, DMV, and other federal authorities.
It is always a good idea to keep a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 in your glovebox, especially if you are crossing international borders (Canada and Mexico). Border patrol will check that you have a current stamped Schedule 1 before allowing you back into the United States.
File 2290 Online Today
Why wait when you can file your IRS Form 2290 today? File 2290 online with ExpressTruckTax and be among the first to receive your stamped Schedule 1. Our filing process is quick and easy with zero complicated IRS terminology. Directly transmit your completed form to the IRS and rest easy knowing you are set until 2019.
If you are currently on a haul and don’t have time to file online, you can do so over the phone in just 10 minutes. Our sister product, TSNAmerica is available in both Spanish and English for your convenience. Give them a call and let us file on your behalf today!