Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs – Form 720, 2290 and 8849

The Excise Tax e-File project was initiated to satisfy the IRS’ requirement to provide electronic filing of Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, as directed in the American Jobs Creation Act (October 2004). Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs (Form 720, 2290 and 8849) has joined the ever-growing-number of tax forms and schedules that can be electronically filed, providing taxpayers the speed and reliability that millions of taxpayers and business owners already enjoy.

Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return is also available for optional electronic filing.  Simply make your selection on the 720 e-file partner’s page and join millions of taxpayers enjoying the convenience and ease of on-line filing, immediate acknowledgment of receipt and faster service.

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return is available for electronic filing. The electronic version of Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, expedite refunds, save personal resources (e.g., time & postage) and reduce preparation and processing errors.  Schedule 1 will be available almost immediately (once your return is accepted by the IRS) through your software developer/transmitter – no more waiting for it to come in the mail!

Taxpayers filing Form 2290 reporting 25 or more vehicles for any taxable period are required by statute to electronically file their Form 2290 tax return through an IRS-approved software provider.

Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes (Schedules 1,2, 3, 5, 6 and8) are now available for e-file. Electronically submitted Schedules 2, 3 and 8 refund claims will be processed within 20 days of acceptance by the IRS, versus the usual 45 day processing time on all other 8849 schedules.

To file your excise forms electronically you will need to select an approved software provider for the tax forms you want to file.   Form 720 provider information can be found on the 720 e-file partner’s page.  Form 2290 provider information can be found on the 2290 e-file partner’s page. Form 8849 provider information can be found on the 8849 e-file partner’s page.

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