Taxpayers with 25 or more heavy vehicles must e-file excise tax forms

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Individuals and organizations with 25 or more trucks, tractors or other heavy vehicles used on highways now are required to make their excise tax filings with the Internal Revenue Service electronically, rather than by paper.

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, is used to report and pay highway-use excise taxes. Last year, truckers and others filed more than 700,000 Forms 2290 and paid more than $1 billion in federal highway use taxes. Most Forms 2290 are due by Aug. 31.

To file electronically, taxpayers need to select an approved transmitter/software provider for Form 2290. More Form 2290 information is available on the IRS website. In addition to Form 2290, Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, and Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Tax, also may be e-filed electronically.