Filing Form 2290 and Why VIN ?

What is VIN?

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17 digit number that includes both digits and uppercase letters. It enables to identify the vehicle used to report truck taxes online with the IRS. VIN details are needed for the Highway Use Tax Form 2290 Electronic Filing process.

The VIN of truck, gross weight of the truck, mileage of the truck, number of the trucks and the first used month of the truck are required to File 2290. Since VIN is unique for each vehicle and if you input the wrong VIN number while filing, then IRS will not accept the tax returns. VIN also acts as the ‘proof of filing’ for your heavy vehicle. Therefore, it is very important to ensure that you mention the correct VIN from previous filings and receive your Schedule 1 copy.

Why VIN?

A VIN is a unique serial number used in e-filing to identify individual Vehicle. No two vehicle have the same VIN number that is why it can act as a Fingerprint. The VIN is obtained from the registration, which has 17 characters that includes both digits and uppercase letters excluding I and O.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United states of America, which standardizes and administrates the VIN system.

A VIN is built with unique characteristics of a truck and other specifications including the manufactures name.

VIN is used for warranty claims, insurance, to pay online HVUT and also helps to keep track of vehicle issues, ownership changes and prevent theft. It is very important while registration and filing HVUT. The Schedule 1 that you receive after filing the HVUT consists of VIN number.

Filing your HVUT Form 2290:

  1. New or Normal filing

    If a heavy vehicle is used in any month for the first time in that tax year, then HVUT must be filed with IRS by end of the following month. will help you to e-file your Form 2290 with the IRS.

    The main requirements to File IRS Form 2290 Online

    • Employer Identification Number (EIN) and Business Details
    • Tax Year (Current TY2020) and First Used Month (FUM) of the Vehicle(s)
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Gross Weight details
    • IRS Tax Payment (EFW, EFTPS, CMO)
    • Credit card to pay the service fee

    How to file 2290?

    • First, in order to file 2290, you must have to use your EIN [Employer Identification Number]. If you do not have an EIN then you have to apply for it at irs.goc. Anyone that files 2290, whether a business, person, etc. is required to have an Employer Identification Number.
    • Second, once your EIN ready, you can register with us by clicking on “Register” and enter the details. is an IRS approved e-file provider with a dedicated team of professionals ready to help you throughout the filing process. Once registered, you will be asked to enter your Business Information.

      The IRS only accepts Electronic checks in the form of Account and Routing number when e-filing. If you have a Taxable vehicle, make sure you have your check book handy. This does not apply to Suspended vehicles.

      Have a card handy for the e-filing fee. You will be charged the e-filing fee at the end of the e-filing process. Once you complete your submission you will be receving an email containing your receipt for the filing fee, a copy of your 2290 return, and a reference number.

    • Once your form has been approved by the IRS, you will get the Schedule 1 to your email. If your return is rejected, you will also receive an email about why it was rejected. It is important to keep track on the status of your submission, incase of rejection.
  2. IRS Form 2290 Amendment

    The 2290 amendments part of IRS Form 2290, used for the correction of Form 2290 to previously filed returns. 2290 tax amendments are categorised into three types as followed

    • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Correction
    • Exceed in the mileage use limit
    • Increase in your vehicle taxable gross weight

    At, 2290 amendments can be done easily.

    • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Correction

      When you file 2290 for truck tax returns, you must mention the correct VIN. However, If the VIN is entered wrong, you will need to make corrections using 2290 online amendments. The IRS has the possibility to correct the VIN through the e-filing process. If you file this type of amendment, then offers VIN correction. We will correct your VIN and provide you with a newly stamped Schedule 1 copy within minutes.

    • Exceed in the mileage use limit

      If you have filed your vehicle as suspended and expect to operate within the mileage use limit of 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles). Over a period of time, If the mileage use limit exceeds, then you will need to file 2290 amendments online. The additional tax amount for this increase in mileage use limit must be mentioned in the IRS 2290 amendments. If you file this type of amendment, then

      At, we make this entire process very simple and quick. You have to report this by the last day of the month and then the month in which the mileage use limit increased.

    • Increase in your Vehicle Taxable Gross Weight

      If your vehicle information related to gross weight gets changed while filing Form 2290 return from the previously filed 2290 truck tax, you should correct your Form 2290 returns. You need to use 2290 amendments to e-file and to report this to the IRS by the last day of the month and the month in which the taxable gross weight increased. This amendment is e-filed if the taxable gross weight of your vehicle gets increased during the tax period and it falls into a new category (Category types are between A to V). Taxable gross weight is the sum of the empty vehicle weight and the total weight carried on it. You will have to calculate and pay an additional tax for entering into a new category. If you file this type of amendment, then will make it easy to file this increase in taxable gross weight and perfectly calculate the difference in tax due to the IRS.