What if I don't have an EIN?
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The Employer Identification Number (EIN) is an identification number issued by the IRS to all businesses and is used by them to keep track of the business' tax reports. It is like a Social Security Number for a business.

An EIN is necessary to file your Form 2290. If you do not have an EIN, you can apply for it online. Click here to apply for an EIN online or contact 1-800-829-4933. 
Once the IRS processes your request, you will receive your EIN. It will take up to 10-15 days for your EIN to become active.

If you have any difficulties getting your EIN, visit our sister product TSNAmerica.com or call them at (803)386-0320 to register and have an EIN for your business.

The IRS will reject your Form 2290 return if the EIN you provide doesn't match the IRS records. So double-check your EIN before you transmit your return to avoid rejection. 

If you have recently applied for your EIN, the IRS might reject your return because it hasn't become active yet. ExpressTruckTax has introduced Rejection Assistance Wizard, which helps you fix IRS-rejected returns.

This will help you calculate the estimated date of your EIN's activation. We will also notify you through email to retransmit your return on the estimated date. 

About Form 2290:

Form 2290 is an IRS tax return filed by owners/drivers of heavy vehicles operated on public highways to calculate and pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) every year. The IRS suggests its filers e-file their Form 2290 returns.

About ExpressTruckTax:

ExpressTruckTax is the #1 IRS-authorized e-file provider, so file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax easily and quickly. You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes if you e-file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.

If you have any questions regarding your heavy highway use tax or the Form 2290 filing process ExpressTruckTax is available with 100% US-based support by phone, email, and live chat. We also offer bilingual support in both English and Spanish.

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