FAQ

Why should I file my 2290 with Schneider2290?

Schneider2290 is the outcome of the partnership between Schneider and ExpressTruckTax, the #1 Form 2290 E-File Provider in the transportation industry. We offer 10% discount for filing form 2290 for the trucks managed by Schneider in addition to features that make e-filing secure, accurate, easier and from anywhere. Also, your schedule 1 will be automatically sent to Schneider.

When is Form 2290 due?

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the first used month on public highways. For example, if you purchase and first use a newly purchased vehicle in January, you must file a Form 2290 by the last day of February.
Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period (ending on June 30) must be completed by August 31 every year. Make sure to pay your taxes & file your form 2290 on time to avoid penalties.

What if I don’t file 2290 before the due date?

A Form 2290 filed after the deadline may be subject to penalties and interest for the tax due. The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 in a timely manner is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT (Form 2290) payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of the total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well.

I made a mistake on VIN. How do I correct?

Login your account at Schneider2290 and select the option to create a new return. In it choose ‘form 2290 VIN correction’, make corrections for both taxables & suspended vehicles, and, file again. If you have originally filed with Schneider2290, then VIN corrections can be made free of cost.

I am a truck owner but driving for someone else or a leasing company, under whose name should I file Form 2290?

You have to file the form 2290 in the name of the owner of the truck.

What are the things to have handy when I start filing 2290 with the IRS?

  • Employer Identification Number
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • The taxable gross weight of your vehicle
  • First used month of your vehicle

Can you really get my Form 2290 Schedule 1 in minutes?

Yes, we really can get your Schedule 1 in minutes. From the moment you transmit your return through our application, it typically takes less than 5 minutes for the IRS to return your stamped Schedule 1.
Please note, the IRS will not process your return on weekends or Federal holidays if you have chosen the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) option for paying your taxes.

Can I pay my 2290 tax to IRS with a credit card?

Yes! Starting July 1st, 2018, the IRS will be accepting credit and debit card payments.

You may pay your 2018-19 Form 2290 taxes using any of the following methods:
  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  • Mail a check or money order
  • Credit or Debit card

Regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your stamped Schedule 1.

How will my company know whether I have filed 2290 or not?

We will send your schedule 1 copy to Schneider automatically.

Will my information be saved in my account for next year?

Absolutely! Your information is stored securely in our database and can be accessed at any time. Renewing your Form 2290 next year takes only minutes because all of your business and vehicle information is already available.

Can I get the hard copy of 2290?

Absolutely! Once stamped schedule 1 is received via email, you can instantly print it from the email attachment. You can also choose to receive schedule 1 through fax or postal mail.

The DMV won’t accept my 2290 Schedule 1 as proof of payment. What do I do?

When you file Form 2290 online, the IRS applies a digital watermark to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment. If a state or local DMV won’t accept this digital Schedule 1, please contact the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096 and provide the IRS with a brief description of the issue and the contact information of your local DMV. The IRS will be able to assist and ensure that the DMV accepts your electronic Schedule 1.

What is form 2290 suspended vehicle?

A suspended vehicle is any taxable vehicle that is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period.
A "suspended" vehicle must be filed for but will not be subject to taxation. If the "suspended" vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit, the tax becomes due.

I drove my truck less than 5000 miles last year. Can I get a refund or credit for the taxes I paid last year?

Absolutely! If you paid HVUT (Form 2290) taxes last year on a vehicle that traveled 5000 miles or less (7500 miles for agricultural vehicles) then you qualify for a refund of the taxes paid. You may either file a Form 8849 to apply for the refund or apply for the earned tax credit directly to the current year tax due. Whichever method you choose, you can do it directly from our system.

Do I need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) number to file?

Yes. The IRS requires taxpayers to use an EIN when filing a Form 2290. A Social Security Number may not be used. If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online at www.irs.gov/businesses/small or by phone at 1-800-829-4933.

What is Form 2290 Schedule 1?

Once you have submitted your Form 2290, the IRS will stamp your Schedule 1 as proof of payment. When E-Filing, the IRS will apply a digital watermark to your Form 2290 Schedule 1. This digitally “stamped” Schedule 1 serves as your HVUT proof of payment.

I put my vehicle on the road after July. Do I have to pay the full tax?

No. Your tax liability is determined by your first use month during the tax period. If you begin using your vehicle during any month other than July you are liable for a prorated tax amount during that tax period. Our system will automatically calculate your tax based on your vehicle weight and first use month.

How much will the heavy vehicle use tax be?

Heavy vehicle use taxes or HVUT are determined by the taxable gross weight and first use month of the vehicle. Vehicles used for logging are subject to lower taxes. Our system can quickly and accurately calculate your form 2290 taxes before you have to pay.

Can I E-File a Form 2290 VIN correction?

Yes! Found exclusively at Schneider2290.com, Form 2290 VIN corrections can now be E-Filed with the IRS. For the returns originally filed with Schneider2290.com, you can e-file Form 2290 VIN correction for FREE.

Can I use my Social Security Number as an EIN?

No. The IRS does not permit the use of Social Security Numbers in place of an EIN to File Form 2290 or Form 8849. If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online at www.irs.gov/businesses/small or by phone at 1-800-829-4933.

Can I register my vehicle without filing a Form 2290?

Generally, states will require verification of payment of the HVUT for any taxable vehicle before they will register the vehicle. For some states, no proof of payment is required for a newly purchased vehicle, if you present to the state a copy of the bill of sale showing that the vehicle was purchased within the last 60 days.

What is the IRS phone number for excise taxes?

The IRS Excise Tax Hotline number is 1-866-699-4096. The hours of service are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.

If I choose to mail my check, can I still get my Schedule 1 today?

Absolutely. If E-Filing your Form 2290, the IRS will provide you with a stamped Schedule 1 even though they have not yet received your payment.

The IRS rejected my return. How do I correct my return?

Occasionally, the IRS may reject a return for various reasons. If your return is rejected, our system will list the specific reason for rejection and provide and clearly display how the error can be fixed. Once fixed, you may retransmit your return for no additional charge.

Is there a fee to retransmit my return?

No. If your return has been rejected by the IRS for any reason, you may retransmit your return absolutely FREE.

If I elect to pay my taxes using an Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), how long does it take for the money to be withdrawn?

Funds are typically withdrawn from an account within 24-48 hours. If payments are initialed on or near weekends or federal holidays, fund withdrawal may be slightly delayed.

How does the IRS "stamp" my Schedule 1?

When you E-File your Form 2290, the IRS will apply a digital watermark with the E-File logo to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment from the IRS.