File Your HVUT Online Form 2290 in the United States

Truck tax 2290

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  • The USA HVUT Online Form 2290 is a tax levied by the IRS for all trucks which operate on the public highways in the United States. The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (or ‘HVUT’ for short) is applicable to all trucks in the United States which weigh 55,000 pounds and more.
  • Every truck with a gross weight in excess of 55,000 pounds must file and report form 2290 each year.

What is the USA Online Form 2290 filing?

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  • In recent years, the IRS has made it mandatory for any truck owner who owns more than 25 trucks in the US to file and report their form 2290 in online format – paper versions are no longer accepted. However, in reality, electronic filing (or ‘e-filing’) of the form 2290 is by far the easiest, safest and cheapest way to file and report the HVUT taxes. Moreover, by filing your truck tax form 2290 online, you will receive your watermarked and stamped copy of your schedule 1 in a matter of minutes.
  • In the future, it is likely that the IRS will insist on even single truck owners and operators to file their form 2290 online in the US.
  • It is the quickest and safest way to pay your HVUT taxes, and with the least margin of error, thus saving time in the future to correct any mistakes in the filing process.

What is the deadline for filing federal form 2290?

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  • Online form 2290 heavy vehicle tax use must be filed every year. The tax period for filing form 2290 in the United States starts on July 1 and ends on June 30, and the form must be filed by August 31 of the current tax year.
  • The only difference to this schedule is for a truck which has been first used, or a new truck. In this scenario, the deadline is the last day of the month following the month of the truck’s first use. Let’s take an example. If a truck is first used in December 2022, then the due date for the online filing of form 2290 would be 31 January 2023.

What information do i need to provide to File Federal Tax Form 2290?

The following information needs to be provided by the USA truck owner or operator in order to file the online form 2290 and pay the heavy vehicle truck tax in the USA:

  • Details of your US based trucking businessthis will include your business name (ie your company name or, if you are a sole proprietor, your legal name), and the address of the business.
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • Details of your truckincluding the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and the taxable gross weight of the vehicle
  • IRS Payment details - if you choose to make the HVUT payments to the IRS by direct debit, you will need to have your bank routing number and account number to hand

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