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FAQs for Truckers Who e-file IRS Form 2290

Who is required to file Form 2290 and pay Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax?
Anyone who registers a heavy highway vehicle in their name with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290 and pay the tax. Typically, owners of vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks and similar trucks are not required to file Form 2290 or pay tax on these smaller trucks. Trucks that are used for 5,000 miles or less (7,500 for farm trucks) are also excluded from this tax.

Who is required to e-file Form 2290?
IRS encourage all 2290 filers to e-file. If you are reporting 25 or more heavy highway vehicles for any taxable period, you are required to e-file through an IRS-approved software provider Tax2290.com or TaxExcise.com. Electronic filing improves tax processing and saves you personal resources, including time and postage. In addition, e-file reduces preparation and processing errors. You can e-file your return from your own computer, any time of day or night. Use e-file and your IRS Stamped Schedule 1 is available through Tax2290.com or TaxExcise.com immediately after IRS accepts it.

  • No more waiting for it to come in the mail!
  • No more waiting in a line at any IRS office for paying the 2290 taxes!!
  • No more travelling to any IRS office to get 2290 stamped!!!

All at one place, available at Tax2290.com or TaxExcise.com the #1 efile service provider since 2007.

Why do I need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to e-file?
IRS need to have a system for protecting your privacy and making sure they know the identify of 2290 e-filers. IRS use a combination of your EIN and your name as a unique identifier for each taxpayer. On an e-filed return, if a taxpayer’s unique ID doesn’t match the IRS records, e-file rejects the return.

Make sure you enter the EIN and the Business Name / Name which you actually used while registering with the IRS, else IRS may reject your 2290 return for mismatch.

When are my Form 2290 taxes due?

Normally, your due date depends on when you put your vehicles in service. In 2011 only, there is an exception for some taxpayers because IRS were not able to provide the Form 2290 until November 1, 2011.

For the Tax Year 2011, IRS tax Form 2290 is due Nov 30!

In 2011, if you were expected to file and pay by the last day of August, September or October you have an extension on your due date until November 30, 2011.

For other years, the annual taxable period begins on July 1 of the current year and ends on June 30 of the following year. For vehicles that are in use at the beginning of the tax period, your 2290 filing deadline is August 31. Taxes on the full tax period must be filed and paid in advance.

The due date for a partial period return depends on the month you first use your vehicle. If you place an additional taxable truck on the road during any month other than July, you are liable for 2290 taxes on it, but only for the months during which it was in service.

You must file Form 2290 for these trucks by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways. You can find out when Forms 2290 are supposed to be filed in the table below, When Your Taxes Are Due.

These due date rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting the suspension of tax. It is important to file and pay all your 2290 taxes on time to avoid paying interest and penalties.

When Your Taxes Are Due

IF, in this period, the
vehicle is first used during
Then, file Form 2290 and
make your payment by*…
July August 31**
August September 30**
September October 31**
October November 30
November December 31
December January 31
January February 28
February March 31
March April 30
April May 31
May June 30
June July 31
*File by this date regardless of when state registration for the vehicle is due
**NOTE: Taxpayers who were expected to file Form 2290 and pay by the last day of August, September or October have an extension on their due date until November 30, 2011.

How will I know the IRS has received my return?
After IRS accept your return, you will receive an e-mail notification. You will also have access to an electronic version of the Schedule 1 containing a watermark of the e-file logo in the background. The Schedule 1 can be printed from your own computer. You may also subscribe for a TEXT Alert and for a FAX Copy of your IRS stamped Schedule 1.

How do I make corrections to my e-filed return?
You can e-file a correction to VIN number typed in Schedule 1 copy[VIN correction], weight and/or mileage reported to IRS.  You will need to make corrections by e-filing an 2290 amendment through Tax2290.com or TaxExcise.com and the corrected Schedule 1 copy will be available through Tax2290.com or TaxExcise.com in minutes.

If I buy another truck after I have e-filed my 2290 for the current tax period, should I e-file my original 2290 again and simply add the new vehicle to the Schedule 1?

No. If you e-file your 2290 and list the vehicles you own on the Schedule 1, then subsequently buy one or more additional trucks, you must file a new Form 2290 listing only the new vehicles. You may e-file that 2290 anytime before the last day of the month following the month the new vehicle was first used on public highways. Review the table above to find your due dates.

May I file one 2290 for two trucks that I place on the road in two consecutive months?
No. The amount of tax you owe depends on the month when you first placed your trucks on the road. In this case, you should file two Forms 2290, one for each vehicle and its partial tax period, and complete a Schedule 1 for each. Your tax will be more for the truck that was placed into service first. In the next tax year, you can file one 2290 for all the trucks you will have on the road for the 12 months of the tax year; that is, between July 1 of the current year and June 30 of the following year.

What should I do if my e-filed return is rejected by the IRS for duplication?
Make sure the correct Vehicle Identification Numbers are listed and are not duplications from a previous filing. Correct any duplication and re-submit the return.

If you are correcting VINs listed on a previously submitted and accepted return, you can now efile a return by marking as “VIN correction. If the new VIN is totally different from what was listed on your original return (Schedule 1), you need to explain why the VIN you are now submitting is different.

When I submitted my Form 2290 electronically, I received an online duplicate filing error. Why did this happen?
When you submitted your return, the system detected that you had already filed a return under the same EIN, for the same tax period, for the same vehicle(s) and/or the same VIN category. Check your return to make sure you are reporting new vehicles only and that the other information you input is correct.

Can I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle that was sold, destroyed or stolen during the tax period?
Yes. You can claim a credit for the tax paid on the next Form 2290 you file in the same or subsequent tax period. Alternatively, a refund of the tax paid can be claimed on Form 8849, Schedule 6, Other Claims. The refund amount will depend on when the vehicle was sold, destroyed or stolen.

Can I claim a refund electronically for a vehicle I used less than 5,000 miles during the tax period?
Yes. If you already paid the tax on a vehicle you used for less than 5,000 miles, you can claim a credit on the first Form 2290 you file for thenext tax period. Alternatively, you can claim a refund of the tax paid on Form 8849, Schedule 6, Other Claims. However, a credit or claim for this refund cannot be filed until the next tax period.

A credit, lower tax, exemption or refund is not allowed for an occasional light or decreased load or a discontinued or changed use of a vehicle.

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Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs – Form 720, Form 2290 and Form 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. www.TaxExcise.com offers simple, easy and quick website to file all these excise tax form electronically with IRS. Efile, It’s as easy as 1-2-3!!!

Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return is available for optional electronic filing at www.TaxExcise.com.  Simply opt to do your taxes online and join millions of taxpayers enjoying the convenience and ease of on-line filing, immediate acknowledgement of receipt and faster service. Basic interview questions to complete your tax return.

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return is available for electronic filing at www.TaxExcise.com. 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 www.taxexcise.com – no more waiting for it to come in the mail!

By doing your Truck Tax reporting online [e-filing] you enjoy the maximum comfort:

  • IRS Stamped Schedule 1 copy in minutes
  • TEXT Alert on status of your return.
  • Receive Schedule 1 copy by FAX
  • E-file 2290 Amendments, VIN correction, Sold / Transfer Vehicle Credits.
  • Bulk data upload, also retrieve prior year data by importing
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Electronic filing:

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 at www.Tax2290.com an approved & authorized software provider.

Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes (Schedules 1,2, 3, 5, 6 and 8) are now available for optional 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.

FILE YOUR TAXES NOW!
To file your excise forms electronically you will need to visit www.TaxExcise.com an IRS approved & authorized software provider for the tax forms you want to file.   Form 720 filing information can be found on the www.tax720.com web page.  Form 2290 filing information can be found on the 2290 web page www.Tax2290.com. Form 8849 filing information can be found on the 8849 web page www.Tax8849.com.

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Read Excise Tax: FAQ’s
Form 720 – Frequently Asked Questions
Form 2290 – Frequently Asked Questions
Form 8849 -Frequently Asked Questions

Excise Tax reporting with IRS…

Excise Tax:

Excise taxes are taxes paid when purchases are made on a specific good, such as gasoline. Excise taxes are often included in the price of the product. There are also excise taxes on activities, such as on wagering or on highway usage by trucks. Excise Tax has several general excise tax programs. One of the major components of the excise program is motor fuel.

Reporting an Excise Tax with IRS is made simple and easy at www.TaxExcise.com . TaxExcise.com is the only website offering efile for all Excise Tax forms like, Form 2290, Form 8849 & Form 720.

Indoor Tanning Service Providers Must File a Federal Excise Tax Return

Beginning July 1, 2010, indoor tanning services will be subject to a 10 percent excise tax under the Affordable Care Act. Read more about Filing Indoor Tanning, Excise Tax return.

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Tax Refunds

Taxpayers eligible for the LUST excise tax refund may use Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes, to file a claim.

Excise Summary Terminal Activity Reporting System (ExSTARS)

ExSTARS is a fuel reporting system developed with the cooperation of the IRS, Department of Transportation, states, and motor fuel industry, which details the movement of any product into or out of an IRS approved terminal. A facility control number (FCN) designates a storage location within the motor fuel, or renewable fuel production or the bulk transfer / terminal system. Information regarding the use of FCNs was made public by an announcement in the Federal Register on April 12, 2010. Read more at ExSTARS

Excise Tax Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Guides (Pub. 3536)

Terminal Operators and Bulk Carriers refer to Publication 3536 for EDI filing requirements.

637 Registration Program

Under the Code and regulations, each person that engages in certain specified activities relating to excise tax must be registered by the IRS before engaging in that activity.

Excise Tax Online Exchange (ExTOLE)

The IRS administers a data repository for states to exchange motor fuel tax related information. 100 percent of the ExTOLE data originates from a particular state, and is available to other states under disclosure agreements between states. Read more at ExTOLE

Online Form 637 Registration Status Check

This Web application provides the ability for businesses to confirm whether individuals/companies have a valid IRS registration. To check your registration number, click here

Exemption From Excise Tax for Certain Wooden Arrows

On Friday, October 3, 2008, P.L. 110-343 (H.R. 1424), the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Act), also known as the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008, was signed into law by the President. The Act includes a key provision in Title V, Section 503 that impacts the Archery federal excise tax.

Field Directive Federal Excise Tax on the Importation and Manufacture of Fishing and Archery Products

This updates the field directive that discusses the Federal Excise Tax on the importation and manufacture of fishing and archery products.

Idling Reduction Devices Exempt from 12% Retail Excise Tax

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of devices that reduce highway tractor idling is now available. These devices may be exempt from the 12 percent retail excise tax provided they meet the criteria set forth in section 4053(9) of the Internal Revenue Code.

References/Related Topics

•             Excise Tax Forms and Publications

•             Electronic Excise Tax Returns Are Here – Formerly Known as “ETEC” (Excise Tax e-File & Compliance) Form 2290 & 720 Join The Ranks of e-file!

•             Federal Excise Tax – Rural Airports (PDF)

•             IRS Issues Guidance on Truck Sale Excise Tax

•             Telephone Excise Tax Refund

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Nine Tips on the 10 Percent Tax on Tanning Services

Starting July 1, 2010, many businesses offering tanning services must collect a 10 percent excise tax on the tanning services they provide. This excise tax requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act that was enacted in March 2010. Indoor Tanning tax has to be reported for the 1st Quarter of 2011 is due by May 2nd, 2011.

Use IRS Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return to report and pay the indoor tanning tax due by May 2, 2011. Act fast and report it electronically at www.TaxExcise.com

Here are nine tips on the tanning excise tax that providers must collect.

1. Businesses providing ultraviolet tanning services must collect the 10 percent excise tax at the time the customer pays for the tanning services.

2. If the customer fails to pay the excise tax, the tanning service provider is liable for the tax.

3. The tax does not apply to phototherapy services performed by a licensed medical professional on his or her premises.

4. The tax does not apply to spray-on tanning services.

5. If a payment covers charges for tanning services along with other goods and services, the other goods and services may be excluded from the tax if they are separately stated and the charges do not exceed the fair market value for those other goods and services.

6. If the customer purchases bundled services and the charges are not separately stated, the tax applies to the portion of the payment that can be reasonably attributed to the indoor tanning services.

7. The tax does not have to be paid on membership fees for certain qualified physical fitness facilities that offer indoor tanning services as an incidental service to members without a separately identifiable fee.

8. Tanning service providers must report and pay the excise tax on a quarterly basis.

9. To pay the tax, businesses must file IRS Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return using an Employer Identification Number assigned by the IRS. Businesses that don’t already have one can apply for an EIN online at IRS.gov.

Find more information about the excise tax on tanning services, IRS Form 720 and other tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act at www.Taxexcise.com.

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Excise tax on indoor tanning services, for the first quarter of 2011 is due May 2.

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Starting July 1, 2010, many businesses offering tanning services must collect a 10 percent excise tax on the tanning services they provide. This excise tax requirement is part of the Affordable Care Act that was enacted in March 2010.

Use IRS Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return to report and pay the indoor tanning tax due by May 2, 2011. Act fast and report it electronically at www.TaxExcise.com

What is taxable indoor tanning service?

Taxable indoor tanning service means a service employing any electronic product designed to incorporate one or more ultraviolet lamps intended for the irradiation of an individual by ultraviolet radiation, with wavelengths in air between 200 and 400 nanometers, to induce skin tanning

Who must pay the indoor tanning services tax?

Indoor tanning service providers are responsible for collecting the tax from the person paying for the service and in some situations, from the person receiving the service.What is taxable indoor tanning service?

Taxable indoor tanning service means a service employing any electronic product designed to incorporate one or more ultraviolet lamps intended for the irradiation of an individual by ultraviolet radiation, with wavelengths in air between 200 and 400 nanometers, to induce skin tanning.

Who must report the tax to the government?

The person receiving the payment for the indoor tanning service must report the indoor tanning services tax on and remit the full amount of tax with a timely filed return.

How do I report the indoor tanning services tax?

Report the indoor tanning services tax on Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return electronically at www.TaxExcise.com and get it accepted by the IRS in minutes.