You filed before the Form 2290 due date! What a relief. No penalties, no worries…
Until you get a notice that your IRS 2290 was rejected.
Don’t stress. There are multiple reasons for rejection, but we’ve got a fix for each one.
Form 2290 Rejection
Common Reasons for Rejection
In order to fix your 2290 highway use tax and get an updated Schedule 1 Form 2290, you’ll need to find the issue.
There are multiple reasons for Form 2290 rejection including:
– EIN and Business Name Mismatch
If the EIN you entered does not match the information the IRS has on record, you can call the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096 to determine what information they have.
If your EIN is brand new, it will likely be rejected because it takes about 10 business days for the IRS to register a new EIN in their system. The reported reason for rejection will be: “EIN does not match business name”. Once your EIN is registered, simply retransmit your return.
– Routing Transit Number Rejection
If you chose to pay your 2290 highway use tax by Electronic Funds Withdrawal, your bank routing number was required.
If your IRS 2290 was rejected because the wrong routing number was entered, simply correct the routing number and re-transmit your return to the IRS.
*Note: If you notice a routing number error but your return was accepted, contact the IRS.
– Duplicate Filing of IRS 2290
This type of rejection means your IRS 2290 was already filed and confirmed by the IRS, and that a second 2290 was submitted on your behalf.
Filing a Form 2290 Amendment
There are 3 events that would require filing a Form 2290 amendment, including:
1. Increase in Taxable Gross Weight
If your vehicle’s taxable gross weight increases, causing it to fall into a new weight category, you’ll need to file a Form 2290 amendment.
For instance, if the maximum load customarily carried increases, the gross taxable weight may change.
If this happens, calculate and report the additional tax for the remainder of the period on IRS 2290, line 3, “Additional tax from increase in taxable gross weight”.
Then, check the Amended Return box, and write the date of the last day of the month following the month that the taxable gross weight increased to the right.
2. Mileage Use Limit Exceeded
You’ll need to file a Form 2290 amendment if a suspended vehicle exceeds the mileage use limit of 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles).
Mileage use limit applies to total mileage during a period, regardless of the number of owners.
If this applies to you, file an amended 2290 Form by reporting the tax on page 2 based on the month the vehicle was first used during the tax period. Then, check the Amended Return box.
3. Incorrect VIN
If you’ve entered the wrong VIN number, file a 2290 VIN correction.
You can only file a 2290 VIN Correction for taxable or suspended vehicles, not for credit vehicles or prior suspended vehicles.
Also, you cannot make credit claims on the same form as your Form 2290 amendment. The tax for the vehicle must have been paid with the original IRS 2290.
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