How do I correct my information after filing Form 2290 online with the IRS?
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Form 2290 Form 8849 Amendments

Form 2290 is a simple IRS return, which can also be confusing at times. There can be instances where you make a mistake in your return, and the IRS accepts it. Once the IRS accepts your Form 2290 return, your Schedule 1 (Proof of filing your HVUT) will be generated. If you have made errors on your 2290, here’s what you have to do.

To correct the wrongly reported First Used Month (FUM) or Tax Year, you have to file a new Form 2290 with the correct First Used Month (FUM) and other information. If you paid the tax due along with the previously filed return, you can claim a refund. 

 Wrong Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Business Name - If you filed a Form 2290 with the wrong EIN or business name, it is recommended that you file a Form 8849 for the wrong EIN or business name. You should then file a Form 2290 for the correct EIN or business name and pay the tax for the correct return and put in a first used month that is different from the one on the previous one.

Tax Overpayment - If you have overpaid your Form 2290 taxes, you can file Form 8849 and add the vehicles you overpaid for in the “Tax Overpayment” section. The tax amount paid for the wrong Form 2290 can be claimed as a refund. You also must mention that you filed the original return with the incorrect information in the "Explanation to the IRS" field.

 Wrong Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - If you had filed your Form 2290 with the incorrect VIN, you must file a VIN correction to get an updated Schedule 1 with the new VIN. However, if you had filed your original Form 2290 return with ExpressTruckTax, you could file VIN Corrections for free.

Wrong Weight Category/Increase in Taxable Gross Weight - If you filed your Form 2290 with the wrong weight category or the taxable gross weight has increased after you filed your Form 2290, you must file Form 2290 amendment to report the correct weight. 

Mileage Exceeded - If you filed your vehicle as suspended and the vehicle has exceeded 5000 or 7500 miles for agricultural vehicles within the tax year, you must file an amendment for mileage exceeded and report this information to the IRS.

Wrong Payment Details - If you have transmitted Form 2290 with EFW (Electronic Funds Withdrawal) as your payment method, you cannot change it. However, you can make the payment through EFTPS, check, or money order. If you have selected EFTPS as your payment method, you can also make your payment through check or money order and vice-versa

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