Form 2290 was originally created by the federal government in the 1950’s as a tax levied on truck drivers for the purpose of maintaining highways across the United States and hasn’t changed much since then. Electronic filing, otherwise known as e-filing, represents the biggest change to Form 2290 and is more centered on how a trucker files their taxes as opposed to what gets filed. But what is it? And what do you need before you can start?
What is electronic filing?
Form 2290 Electronic Filing is a simple way for truckers to prepare and file their HVUT taxes from the comfort of their own home. It’s fast, easy and less expensive then hiring a professional to do the work. And it’s paperless!! By changing your Form 2290 filing method from the old fashioned “paper filing” process to electronic filing, you’ll save time and money. And, your tax records are accessible anywhere you have internet access.
What do I need before I can start?
Form 2290 electronic filing is simple. All you need is:
- An email address
- An EIN, company name and address. (The IRS won’t take a social security number)
- Each VIN number from your truck or trucks. Most are 17 digits, but some are shorter and that’s ok. The IRS will accept a short VIN.
- A Check to pay IRS Taxes
- A Credit Card to pay the nominal e-filing service fee.
Register online now for form 2290 electronic filing and if you haven’t already done so, helpful tax tips, and reminders about IRS deadlines. These notices are FREE and can help you stay on time and avoid interest and penalties.