How to Claim Taxes Paid to the IRS?

The IRS recommends that taxable vehicle owners must pay Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for the duration of a whole tax year. So, truckers need to pay their HVUT at the beginning of a tax year. 

As we know, heavy truckers that operate heavy vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more and have a mileage of 5000 miles (7500 miles for agriculture vehicles) or more in a tax year must file the 2290 Tax Form and pay Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT).

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How to Claim Taxes Paid to the IRS?

So, the IRS allows IRS 2290 Form filings & tax payments during the filing season every year. The filing season of HVUT is from July 1st to August 31st every year. So, taxable truckers must file the 2290 Tax Form during this filing season. It is the filing of the IRS Form 2290 for the 12 months of the current tax year in advance.

Truckers can operate their heavy vehicles on public roads by filing Form 2290 & paying Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the tax year.

If the vehicle is stolen, damaged, sold, or driven less than 5000 miles during the tax year, then they can claim the taxes paid at the beginning of the tax year from the IRS. So, truckers have to file the IRS Tax Refund Form 8849 to know how much they would be eligible for and to claim the refund tax amount for the remaining part of a tax year.

Different schedules in IRS Form 8849

There are different schedules in IRS Form 8849 that we listed below,

  • Use Schedule 1 to claim a refund on Nontaxable Use of Fuels
  • Schedule 2 to claim a refund on Sales by Registered Ultimate Vendors
  • Use Schedule 3 to claim a refund on Certain Fuel Mixtures and the Alternative Fuel Credit
  • Schedule 5 for Section 4081(e) Claims
  • Use Schedule 6 to claim a refund on Other Claims this includes the credit claim from Form 2290
  • Schedule 8 to claim a refund on Registered Credit Card Issuers

Truckers who want to claim their refund have to file a specific schedule form. Therefore, they must have the required information to file the IRS refund Form 8849.

What are the Requirements for Filing Form 8849?

Requirements for Filing Form 8849:

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Taxable Gross Weight of Vehicle
  • Total Refund Amount
  • Name & Address of Purchaser (if the vehicle sold)
  • Specify vehicle sold/stolen/destroyed
  • Please specify the date & month of the vehicle when its sold/stolen/destroyed


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