Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2290 Phone Filing: Give Us a Call!

The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax season is in full swing, and you’ve got just under four weeks left to get those 2290’s filed.

If you’re having trouble getting it filed or don’t know if you’ll have the time to wait in line at the IRS office, give us a call. Not only are we experts with trucking permits and registration, but we’re licensed tax professionals!

So why wait until the August 31 deadline to get the 2290 out of your way, when you can call TSNAmerica and get your 2290 filed for you today!

What is a 2290?

Form 2290 is a federal tax form used to file Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, also known as HVUT. The form must be filed annually if a taxable motor vehicle weighing over 55,000 pounds is registered, or required to be registered in your name under District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the tax period, and that vehicle will travel 5,000 miles or more during the tax year. The HVUT season runs from July 1 every year to the following June 30. After filing, you will receive a stamped Schedule 1, which acts as your proof of payment and must be kept in your truck for records.

Need some help? File it all over the phone!

If you need any help filing your Form 2290, we offer phone filing! All you need to do is make a 5-minute phone call and give us your relevant information. Here’s what you’ll need to have ready when you call:

  • Business Contact Information: You’ll need your business name, phone number, and address. Be sure that the information you give us matches exactly how it is registered with the IRS.
  • EIN: Employer Identification Number
  • VIN: Vehicle Identification Number
  • Taxable Gross Weight of the Vehicle: This number is the weight of your truck, trailer, plus the maximum weight that can be hauled in the trailer. If you are unsure of the taxable gross weight of your vehicle, it should be listed on the vehicle’s registration.
  • Payment Information: You’ll need to decide how you want to pay the tax fees, the IRS accepts payments via electronic funds withdrawal, EFTPS, or via check/money order. 

Once we have all that information, we’ll ask you if any of your vehicles are used for special purposes such as logging or agriculture, as it can affect your taxes. After we get all of your information, we’ll email you a copy of Form 8453 for you to sign and send back to us via email, fax, or postal mail, whichever is the most convenient method for you.

Once we receive the your signed copy of the 8453, that gives us the “good to go,” and we’ll get your 2290 filed that day and send you a copy of your Schedule 1 as soon as the IRS accepts your return.

So pick up the phone and make the 5-minute phone call to TSNAmerica today, and let us take the paperwork out of your way.

If you have any questions about our 2290 e-filing service, you can give us a call at 803.386.0320, email us at, or you can fill out service request. Remember, we also provide lots of other trucking services, so be sure to let us know if you need help with anything else so that you can keep trucking!

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