Do You Know What Happens When You File HVUT Late?

When we count on the exceptions, there are handful of them, however, heavy vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, using the public highway are mandatory to file and pay tax as per the federal regulations. Today, at our blog, we are going to talk about the scenarios you would face if you don’t file form 2290 for your taxable highway vehicle.

What If I Don’t File Form 2290:

As per the books of the IRS, if you are filing your taxes late, you are liable to pay penalties. False filing or fraudulent return will be penalized. Other than penalties, there will be interest charges against the delay of payment.  

Unsigned Tax Return:

If you submit a return without signing, the return will be sent back to you for signing. It is important to note, your unsigned return will be considered as filed return.

Request A Refund For Already Filed HVUT:

If your taxable heavy vehicle is destroyed, stolen, or sold before June 1 or for one that was used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles), a refund for tax paid can be claimed on the subsequent Form 2290 filed. Form 8849 – Schedule 6 can also be used to claim the refund.

You need to wait till the end of the HVUT Tax period to file form 8849. For example, tax is paid for the period July 1, 2013, through June 31, 2014, for a vehicle used 5,000 miles or less during the period, a refund on Form 2290 (or refund on Form 8849) cannot be claimed until after June 30, 2014.

Sale Of Vehicle:

In case a vehicle was sold, the taxpayer who filed the return and paid the tax gets the credit.

Receiving Schedule 1 Copy Immediately:

When you efile form 2290 online, you are likely to receive schedule 1 copy in minutes, almost right after you transmit your return online. However, you can feel free to shoot your queries and questions to us. You can always get in touch with our Tax Experts right through email, phone or even chat. Simply dial 1-866-245-3918 or simply drop in a mail to We are here for you, for better back-end support.

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