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Form 2290 Name Change

As a heavy highway vehicle owner, it is essential to ensure that your Form 2290 tax filing information is up-to-date and accurate. If you have recently changed your name, it is important to update your name on your Form 2290 with the IRS to avoid any issues or penalties. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to handle a name change on Form 2290.

Step 1: Gather necessary documentation

Before updating your name on your Form 2290, you will need to gather the necessary documentation. This includes a legal document that shows your name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order.

Step 2: Update your name with the Social Security Administration

If you have changed your name due to marriage or divorce, you will need to update your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA) first. This will ensure that your new name is reflected on your Social Security card and other important documents, such as your driver’s license.

Step 3: Correct your name on Form 2290

Once you have updated your name with the SSA, you can proceed to update your name on your Form 2290. To do this, you will need to file Form 2290X, or “Amended Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

On Form 2290X, you will need to enter the vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle, the tax period that you are amending, and the reason for the amendment. You will then enter your previous name, your new name, and your employer identification number (EIN). Finally, you will indicate the amount of tax due or refund due based on your name change.

Step 4: Submit Form 2290X to the IRS

After completing Form 2290X, you will need to submit it to the IRS. You can do this by mail, fax or electronically using the IRS e-file system.

It is important to note that you must file Form 2290X within 90 days of the name change or face possible penalties.

Changing your name on Form 2290 is a straightforward process as long as you have the necessary documentation and follow the correct steps. By ensuring that your name is up-to-date on your Form 2290, you can avoid any issues with the IRS and ensure that your tax filing information is accurate. If you have any questions or concerns about updating your name on Form 2290, it is recommended to consult a tax professional who can guide you through the process.