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Form 8849 is the"Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes" form. The 8849 Schedule 6 can be filed to claim a refund or credit of heavy vehicle use taxes previously paid. If you paid HVUT taxes last year but did not exceed the mileage use limit, we can automatically generate a Form 8849 or even apply for a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period.

Offering electronic filing of Form 8849 will satisfy the Congressional mandate to provide filers an electronic option for filing Form 8849, Schedule 3. Schedules 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8, are also available.

Any taxpayer who pays the provider's required service fee for online submission will be able to electronically transmit Form 8849.

  • Name and address. Make sure it is accurate and matches what the IRS has on file.
  • P.O. Box. If your post office does not deliver mail to your street address, show your P.O. box number instead. If you have a foreign address, enter the information in the following order: city, state or province, country, then the postal code.
  • Taxpayer Identification Number. Enter your Employer Identification Number. If you are not required to have an EIN, enter your social security number. An incorrect or missing number will delay the processing of your claim.
  • To make adjustments to liability reported on Form 720 filed for prior quarters. Instead, use Form 720X, Amended Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return.
  • To claim amounts that you took or will take as a credit on Schedule C (Form 720), Form 730, Form 2290, or Form 4136.

IRS has posted the contact information of all approved e-file transmitters. You will need to select one to your liking. IRS does not endorse any one provider and cannot make recommendations. All listed providers are approved to submit returns to the IRS electronically.
ExpressTruckTax is an IRS Authorized E-file Provider for IRS form 8849 & Form 2290

No. At this point, the only Excise forms available for electronic filing are Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax; Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax; and Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes (Schedules 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8).

Absolutely! If you paid HVUT 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.

If your tax credits are greater than the current taxes due, our system will automatically generate a Form 8849 to ensure that you receive your excise tax refund.

No. The heavy vehicle use taxes do not transfer between vehicles or owners. But IRS allows you to claim the credit back. Express8849.com allows you to claim the credit when you file Form 2290 for the new truck.

The IRS currently does not accept credit cards for HVUT (Form 2290) tax payments. You may pay the taxes using:
(1) Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW),
(2) Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), or
(3) mail a check or money order.

Regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your IRS e-File stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 within minutes.

A Form 2290 can be filed at any time after the deadline has passed but the tax due may be subject to penalties and interest. 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 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.

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.

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 complete.

All of our customer services is based in Rock Hill, SC.

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.

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

Absolutely. If you are unable to access a computer we will gladly assist you over the phone.

When E-Filing your Form 2290 or Form 8849, you "sign" your return using a personal identification number (PIN) that you create during the filing process.

Our servers, data centers, and customer support center are based right here in the USA, and not outside the country like most other Form 2290 providers. Our application is certified and verified to be HackerProof by Commodo. The application is hosted on redundant servers guaranteeing 24x7 availability and backed up every 30 seconds.

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.

EFTPS, the electronic federal Tax Payment System, is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Taxpayers can use an EFTPS account to pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7. Visit https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/ to enroll.