Taxpayers who must pay the heavy highway vehicle use tax should remember they can file and pay electronically. While some taxpayers who file Form 2290 are required to file electronically, all 2290 filers can do so. These taxpayers can use e-file software to both file Form 2290 and pay what they owe.
The 2019 deadline to file the Form 2290 return and pay the tax is Tuesday, September 3, for highway motor vehicles used in July. All the information needed to file is on the Trucking Tax Center. Taxpayers can use the friendly URL IRS.gov/trucker.
E-filing is the fastest way to get an IRS-stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment. In fact, taxpayers who file 2290 can get a stamped Schedule 1 within minutes after the IRS accepts the e-filed form. While, alternatively, taxpayers can still file on paper, delivery of the paper IRS-stamped Schedule 1 can take up to six weeks.
Here are the three steps taxpayers should follow once they’re ready to file:
1. Gather information – Filers will need these things to complete and file their 2290:
2. File – there are two ways taxpayers can file Form 2290:
3. Pay – there are several ways for taxpayers to pay what they owe:
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