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Form 8849 formally title the"Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes." Form 8849 Schedule 6 is used to claim 2290 refunds online for heavy vehicle use tax previously paid. For example, if you paid HVUT tax last year but did not exceed the mileage use limit, you can apply for a credit/refund.

Congress has mandated that an e-filing option be available for Form 8849. The IRS highly encourages all taxpayers to submit taxes online for increased accuracy and faster processing.

The IRS encourages all taxpayers to submit their 2290 tax forms online through their website or any IRS-authorized third party retailer.

  • Name and address. Make sure it is accurate and matches what the IRS has in its 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 a credit on Schedule C (Form 720), Form 730, Form 2290, or Form 4136.

IRS has posted the contact information of all IRS-authorized e-file providers.

No. Only excise forms available for electronic filing is 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 tax last year on a vehicle that traveled 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles), then you qualify for a refund on your paid HVUT tax. You may either file a Form 8849 Schedule 6 to apply for the refund.

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

No. The heavy vehicle use tax is not transferable between vehicles or owners. However, the IRS allows you to claim the credit back. Express8849.com enables you to claim the credit when you file IRS Form 2290 for the new truck.

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

Our US-based support staff center is located in historic 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 will clearly explain how to correct the mistake. Once fixed, you may retransmit your return for no additional charges.

No. If the IRS has rejected your return for any reason, you may retransmit your return for free.

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

When e-filing your IRS Form 2290 or Form 8849, you "sign" your return using a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you create during the filing process.

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