What is IRS Form 2290 VIN Correction?

Published: 25th May 2011
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Mistakes happen. When you have Vehicle identification numbers of up to 17 characters with mixed numbers andletters, mistakes happen. For example, You type 5 instead of S. To err is human.


For Example, Let’s say that you file form 2290 and pay $550 to IRS and get your Schedule 1. You take it to the DMV or the Carrier, then you realize, that the Schedule 1 has the wrong VIN. What do you do?


Thank IRS and ExpressTruckTax


• The IRS introduced VIN correction using form 2290 in 2009 – a couple of years after introducing E-filing of Form 2290.


• So once you make a mistake in VIN, you can send an amended Form 2290 to IRS and get the Schedule 1 corrected.


• But the bad news is that VIN Correction Form 2290 can’t be E-filed, it must be printed and mailed in. It takes 4-6 weeks to get the corrected Schedule 1 from IRS.


• All of this changed in 2011, when ExpressTruckTax, working with IRS, was able to E-File VIN Corrections and was able to get the corrected Schedule 1 in minutes.


Is it really Free?


• ExpressTruckTax wanted to offer E-filing of VIN Corrections for free to everyone, whether they used them in the original filing or not. They opened the flood gate to original paper filers and others who used other service providers.


• According to James Harris, Director of Tax Services at ExpressTruckTax, "Mistakes happen, and we want the users to enjoy the ease of E-filing and get the corrected Schedule 1 in minutes"


• To date, hundreds have used ExpressTruckTax Free Efiling of VIN Correction and got their Schedule 1 in minutes.








Additional Tax From Increase in Taxable Gross Weight





This type of amendment is filed if the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases during the period and the vehicle falls in a new higher category. For instance, an increase in maximum load customarily carried may change the taxable gross weight.





When this happens, you Need to calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on Form 2290, line 3. Also you need to check the Amended Return box and to the right of "Amended Return" write the month the taxable gross weight increased. This should be by the last day of the month following the month in which the taxable gross weight increased.





With ExpressTruckTax.com, we make it easy to file this increase in taxable gross weight and accurately calculate the difference in tax due to IRS. You will also get your Schedule 1 for the new weight category in minutes.





Suspended vehicles exceeding the mileage use limit


This type of amendment is filed if a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit. Mileage use limit for a heavy vehicle on public highways is 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles). The mileage use limit applies to the total mileage a vehicle is on the road during a period, regardless of the number of owners.


You to need to calculate the tax on Form 2290, page 2, based on the month the vehicle was first used in the period. File the amended Form 2290 and Schedule 1 by the last day of the month following the month in which the mileage use limit was exceeded.


With ExpressTruckTax.com, we make it easy to file this amendment and accurately calculate the tax due to IRS. You will also get your Schedule 1 for the weight category in minutes.





VIN Correction


VIN Correction is filed if you have made a mistake in any of the VIN in the previously filed Form 2290.





VIN Corrections can be only done for Taxable or suspended vehicles and not for credit vehicles or for prior year suspended vehicles. When you file a VIN Correction Form 2290, you can’t combine it with claiming credits on the same form. The wrong VIN must have been paid for in the original form 2290. Otherwise, the IRS will assign penalties in addition to the actual tax.





ExpressTruckTax.com offers Efiling of VIN Correction with no strings attached. You can efile VIN Correction and get your corrected Schedule 1 in minutes.



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