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How Can I Claim A Credit?



If you can claim a credit when you e-file you 2290 IRS form, the credit is simply subtracted from the amount of tax you owe. You don't need to wait for a credit check to arrive in the mail-you get the instant satisfaction of paying less tax upfront.

Claiming a Credit

The IRS only recognizes three situations in which a truck owner can claim a credit on the 2290 form:

  • The vehicle was sold or traded during the tax period.
  • The vehicle was stolen or destroyed during the tax period.
  • At the end of the tax year, the vehicle didn't exceed its mileage limit.

Claiming Credit and e-Filing

If you qualify for a credit, you'll enter the information on step 3 of our e-filing process: Suspensions and Credits. The third black bar on the Suspensions and Credits page says ''Request for Credit.'' Choose ''Yes.'' Now enter the vehicle's VIN, operating weight, and the reason you're claiming the credit. The system will automatically apply your credit to the final amount of taxes you owe. Click ''Save and Continue'' and complete your 2290 IRS e-filing as you usually would.

Applying credits during the e-filing process avoids the annoyance of paying the pre-credit tax amount and then waiting for a credit reimbursement check to show up in the mail. It's a faster and more efficient use of your time and your money.

Got questions about claiming credits or the 2290 form in general? Call us at (888) 802-4299. We make e-filing your 2290 as easy as possible!

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If you have a question about form 2290 submissions, the HHVUT, or how to use our system, please call us at (888)802-4299. We'll be happy to guide you through the process.

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