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Form 2290 Tax returns

Form 2290 Tax returns

Form 2290, also known as the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (HVUT), is filed by owners of heavy vehicles weighing 55,000 pounds or more.

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2290 Due Date

2290 Due Date

The due date for filing Form 2290 is typically August 31st of each year for the upcoming tax period, which runs from July 1st to June 30th.

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Form 2290 Instructions

Form 2290 Instructions

The Form 2290 instructions provide guidance on how to complete and file the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

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Form 2290 e-Filing Help Video

In this video, we'll guide you through the process of e-filing Form 2290. E-filing your Form 2290 comes with a bunch of perks, like being super convenient, fast, and accurate. Just follow the steps we lay out in the video, and you'll breeze through filing your form. With our easy-to-follow instructions, you'll have your Form 2290 e-filing done in no time. No more dealing with pesky paper forms—embrace the ease of e-filing and say goodbye to the hassle!. Also you can download our first time e-filing guide here.

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Purpose of Form 2290

Calculate and Pay Tax

For highway vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

Pay Tax for Vehicles

That exceeded mileage use limit after suspension statement completion.

Adjust Tax for Vehicles

Whose weight increased during the period.

Request Tax Suspension

For vehicles used 5,000 miles or less

Receive Credit

For tax paid on vehicles destroyed, stolen, sold, or used minimally.

Report Acquisition

Of a used taxable vehicle with suspended tax

Calculate and Pay Tax

For used taxable vehicles acquired and used during the period.

Request Tax Suspension

For vehicles used 7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles.

Receive Credit

For tax paid on vehicles used 7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles

Mandatory Information for Form 2290 Online Filing


  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Gross weight of the vehicle
  • Start date of the vehicle's first use in the tax period
  • Vehicle category (e.g. heavy highway vehicle, agricultural vehicle)
  • Special characteristics of the vehicle (e.g. logging, suspended vehicle)
  • Name and address of the taxpayer
  • Payment information (e.g. check, money order, electronic funds withdrawal)
  • Authorized signer's name and title
  • Date signed

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Frequently Asked Questions

The due date for Form 2290, which is used to report and pay the federal heavy highway vehicle use tax, is typically August 31st of each year. However, if the due date falls on a weekend or federal holiday, it may be moved to the next business day. 

It typically takes only a few minutes to complete an e-filing of Form 2290. However, the exact processing time can vary depending on the complexity of the filing, the processing volume of the IRS, and the filing method used. Most filers receive an emailed confirmation of payment within minutes of submitting their form, however, it may take up to 3 weeks for the IRS to process the return and issue a Stamped Schedule

Yes, there is a penalty for not filing Form 2290 on time. The IRS imposes a late filing penalty, which is 5% of the total tax due for each month the Form 2290 is not filed, up to a maximum of twenty-four (24) months. The penalty is assessed from the original due date of the Form 2290 until the date it is actually filed. Additionally, interest accrues on any unpaid taxes from the due date of the Form 2290 until the date it is paid

Yes, there are several filing options available for Form 2290. You can file the form online, through the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) e-file system, or you can file a paper copy of the form with the IRS by mail. Additionally, you can have a trusted tax-preparation professional or service file the form on your behalf.

The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is a federal excise tax imposed on the owners of heavy highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. This tax is paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and must be paid by the last day of the month following the month in which the vehicle is first used on public highways. The annual tax is based on the weight of the vehicle and the taxable gross weight of the vehicle.
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Form 2290 : Newly Acquired Vehicle Filing Deadlines 2024

Truck drivers and trucking companies won’t be allowed to operate legally on public highways without a complete understanding of what is involved in filing Form 2290. ...

Form 2290 Instructions for State-Specific Exemptions

Although the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) applies to heavy vehicles used on public highways, some states grant exemptions or offer special considerations....

Month-wise HVUT Tax Deadline

It is important for truck owners and operators in the United States to comply with the requirements of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). ...

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