Frequently Asked Questions

Form 2290 is an annual IRS return that is filed to figure out and pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). This return is filed for the highway vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

Validation is done while e-filing your 2290 with ePay2290, our system will evaluate and process your return to ensure it to error-free before transferring to the IRS. You will be prompted to correct any errors found and complete the e-filing process.

Form 2290 must be filed for the month the taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current tax period; this is to avoid paying penalty for the late filing to the IRS. The current tax period begins on July 1, and ends by June 30, every year.

Anyone who owns or operates heavy vehicles on highway with gross weight of 55000 pounds or more needs to file and pay for the Form 2290 to the IRS. They might be vehicle owners or operators, LLC owners, Corporation – Partnership or any type of (transportation) business owners.

IRS will enforce penalty and interest on late filing and payment of your Form 2290. You can write a letter showing a valid and acceptable reason for late filing (including extension) to avoid penalty.

Regardless how many trucks you want to file online; IRS encourages all tax payers to file Form 2290 online. If you file 25 or more trucks on the same Form 2290, you are required to file the Form 2290 online. That way the process would be much easier, faster with No/less mistakes.

Normally it takes just few minutes to get your Schedule 1 after submitting Form 2290 online on As soon as IRS accepts your Form 2290 online, you will receive your Schedule 1.

If you no longer have vehicle to report in future as you are closing your business, you need to inform to the IRS that you are out of business by choosing “This is my last 2290 filing for this business” while filing Form 2290.

Schedule 1 is your proof of payment of Form 2290. It also serves as a receipt which is issued by the IRS after accepting your Form 2290. If you have filed electronically, IRS will issue a digitally watermarked Schedule 1. Schedule 1 shows your EIN, Business name with address and VIN.

EIN is Employee Identification Number also known as Federal Tax Id Number is a 9 digit unique number and is used in identifying business entity. Click here to Apply for EIN

Vehicle Identification Number or VIN is a unique 17 digit number consists of numbers and alphabet that are used to identify individual vehicle. It can be found in the title, registration or actual vehicle.

The Form 2290 Online Filing will not finish without entering the Vehicle Identification Number. The VIN helps to identify the heavy vehicle you wish to report to the IRS.

A registered highway motor vehicle exclusively being used to transport products harvested from the forested sites or exclusively being used from or to forested sites is considered as a logging vehicle.

You can choose following payment options:

  • EFW (Electronic Fund Withdrawal), also known as direct debit
  • EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System)
  • Bank Check or Money Order

If your Form 2290 has been rejected by IRS (due to some reasons such EIN and Business name mismatch, incorrect VIN etc.) in this case, will send you an email to inform the rejection of your Form 2290 and will ask the required/missing information and make correction on your rejected Form 2290 and will resubmit the same Form again to IRS. Please note that, in rejection and resubmission, will not charge you anything extra.

No. Heavy vehicle use tax payment is not transferable between vehicles and owners. But the IRS will allow you to claim a credit for taxes paid on the old truck. For you to be able to claim the credit, just add your old truck as a credit vehicle when you e-file your 2290 for your new vehicle.

  • Business Name
  • Address Details
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

A third party designee is any person or business with whom you permit the IRS to discuss your Form 2290. A third party designee may be an employee, return preparer, or relative, for example. The IRS can only speak with the people you authorize to be your third-party designee. The authorization of your third-party designees will expire after one year of filing Form 2290.

  • 1 Log in to your ePay2290 account.
  • 2 On the dashboard, you can find the list of returns you have filed.
  • 3 Click the download option under the Schedule 1/ Acceptance Letter column present against any accepted return of your choice.

The gross weight of the vehicle is sum of

  • 1. The actual unloaded weight of a fully equipped vehicle.
  • 2. The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semi-trailers that fully equipped and is generally used in combination with the vehicle.
  • 3. The weight of the maximum load usually carried on the vehicle and the trailers or semi-trailers.
The Gross weight of the vehicle calculated is required to be paid while filing 2290.

No, you cannot file a single Form 2290 for vehicles with different First Used Month. When you file for multiple vehicles, the vehicles are brought together into a single form based on the First Used Month. The deadline to file your Form 2290 return will be determined depending upon the First Used Month of the vehicle.

  • Start Filing without Registration Fee.
  • Enter Personal and Business Details.
  • File 2290 with your Truck Information.
  • Pay 2290 Road Tax Amount Online.
  • Get the 2290 Payment Proof through mail.

If the gross weight of the vehicle increases during the tax period and it is categorized under a new category, then you must file an amended return. The maximum load carried by truck can increase resulting in changing the taxable gross weight. You must file the amendment by the last day of the following month during which the taxable weight increased.

If your Schedule 1 has already been processed and accepted by the IRS, then you cannot add a new vehicle to your existing IRS Form 2290. You need to file a new IRS Form 2290 with the information of your new vehicle.

Yes, you can claim a refund for the tax paid when you file IRS Form 2290 in the same or subsequent tax period.

Before You Start:

Yes, we are IRS authorized service provider for Form 2290. Please refer the IRS authorized service provider list IRS Form 2290 .

You will receive watermarked Schedule 1 form, which is considered as valid proof of payment immediately after IRS accept your e-filed Form 2290 it is usually mailed and/or faxed to you within few minutes after IRS acceptance.

We will email you the copy of the IRS watermarked Schedule 1, as soon as IRS accepts your e-filing returns. If you do not receive it, please contact us back at and we will help you in filing your turck taxes with us.

To pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used during the taxable period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Claim suspension from the tax when a vehicle is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less during taxable period. Claim a credit for tax paid on vehicles that were destroyed, stolen, sold, or used.

Figure (Calculate) and Pay the tax due on a suspended/used vehicle which later exceeded the 5,000 miles use limit during the period. Figure (Calculate) and pay the tax due if, vehicle falls into a new category. Notify purchase of a used taxable vehicle for which the tax has been suspended. You must report amendment by the last day of the month and then the month in which the mileage use limit increased/Vehicle category changed/Purchase of used taxable vehicle. Month of First use/Schedule 1 Form (2290) Schedule 1 is to indicate when the vehicles were first used during the tax period.

Owner of Taxable Vehicle is liable for the tax.

Dealer of Taxable Vehicle is liable for the tax. If vehicle is operated under a dealer’s tag, license, or permit.

Heavy Highway motor vehicles that carry a load over public highways and have a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more are taxable.

Current period begins July 1, 2020, and ends June 30, 2021.

Make sure to file by the next business day. - OR -
Simply file with and we will file with the IRS and ensure you receive the IRS water marked copy of Schedule 1 as soon the IRS accepted your e-filing return.

You must e-file your Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, if you are filing for 25 or more vehicles which is quick and easy through

You Need 1. You must have an Employee Identification Number (EIN) to file Form 2290. (You cannot use your social security number (SSN) to file Form 2290). 2. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of each vehicle. 3. The taxable gross weight of each vehicle to determine its category.

Just once in a year if vehicle is already in service and not a new vehicle.

The VIN of your vehicle can be obtained from the registration, title, or actual vehicle. Generally, the VIN is 17 characters made up of numbers and letters. Be sure to use the VIN for the vehicle and not from the trailer

You will have to submit 2290 amendments e-file Form to report to IRS by the last day of the month and the month in which the taxable gross weight increased/Vehicle falls into a new category during the tax period (Figure and pay an additional tax for a vehicle entering into new category).

You must file a paper return and check the VIN Correction box if you are correcting a VIN listed on a previously filed Schedule 1 (Form 2290) and also attach a statement with an explanation for the VIN correction

Form 2290 filers can pay their Form 2290 tax liability with either a credit or debit card which includes third party processing fees. (Note: Credit card/Debit cards currently suspended till Jan-2021) – From IRS website Form 2290 Payment options. Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW).It is convenient and safe as it authorizes the U.S. Department of the Treasury (through a Treasury Financial Agent) to transfer the specified payment amount from the specified bank account to the Treasury's account and IRS doesn’t charge a fee to use EFW and also there is no need of submitting a voucher. Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). You must be pre-enrolled to use EFTPS and be sure to allow 5-7 business days to get enrolled. EFTPS uses three pieces of identification which safeguards your privacy and secures your information. <> Credit card/Debit card Payment: Paying the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax by credit card or debit card have third party processing. Credit/Debit card payments are no longer available at least until January 2021.

Please go to the details of the form and click on edit option

Please ensure entered EIN (Employee Identification Number) and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) are correct. VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) should not be the same number from previous filings.