You can file an amended 2290 return to make changes to your previously filed 2290 tax forms, if:
- The taxable gross weight of your vehicle has increased and now belongs to a new weight category
- The mileage limit of your suspended vehicle has exceeded the 5,000 miles
- You need to make a VIN correction in your previously filed form 2290
1. Report Taxable Gross Weight Increase
You need to file an amended return and pay the tax due if the taxable gross weight of your vehicle has increased, putting your vehicle in a new weight category.
Your vehicle’s taxable gross weight will increase if there is an increase in the maximum load customarily carried on your vehicle. In such cases, you must report the additional tax for the rest of the tax period using a form 2290 amended return.
The form 2290 amended return must be filed by the last day of the month following the month in which your vehicle’s taxable gross weight increased.
2. Report Increase in Mileage
If the mileage use of your heavy vehicle exceeds the 5,000 miles limit (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles), you need to file an amended return. The mileage use limit refers to the total mileage a vehicle covers when it is on the road, irrespective of who drove it.
For example, if you crossed your vehicle’s mileage limit in September, you need to file an amended return by the last day of October.
After submitting the amended return, you will get an IRS stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 copy via mail.
3. Report VIN Correction
If you have previously filed your form 2290 with an incorrect VIN number, you must file again with the correct VIN using an amended return. In case of amended returns for VIN correction, the vehicle’s tax must have already been paid with the original 2290 form.
As soon as you submit your form, you will receive your new IRS stamped Schedule 1 copy.
How to e-File A 2290 Amendment?
You can file an amended return by logging into your e-file service platform that you had previously filed your form 2290 with:
- On the dashboard, select the option “make an amendment to an existing filing”
- Select the business you want to file amendment for
- Enter the first used month check the final return box
- Indicate the type of amendment: VIN correction, gross weight change or increase in mileage
- Enter updated details and additional information, if prompted
- Review all the details and make payment
How to Manually File A 2290 Amended Return?
Filing an amended return manually involves the same steps as filing your 2290 return. The only additional step is to check the ‘Amended Return’ box on top of your form while filling out the form.
But you should check the box only under two conditions:
- If the taxable gross weight of your vehicle increased or
- If the mileage limit of your vehicle has exceeded
For VIN correction, you need to check a separate box that says “VIN correction”. Once you have entered and reviewed all the informed, you need to mail the amended form it to the below address:
The Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Ogden, UT 84201-0031
Filing an amended return is simple and straightforward if you know all the steps involved. e-Filing is the fastest and easiest way to file your amended return and many service providers allow you to retransmit your return at no extra cost., that too in a matter of minutes!