Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get my Schedule 1?
Once you e-file 2290 and transmit it to the IRS, it typically takes less than 5 minutes for the IRS to return your stamped Schedule 1. Please note, if you have chosen the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) option for paying your taxes, the IRS will not process your return on weekends or federal holidays.
What should I do if the DMV won’t accept my Schedule 1 as proof of payment?
When you e-file 2290, the IRS applies a digital watermark to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 is your official proof of payment. If a state or local DMV won’t accept this digital Schedule 1, please contact the IRS Excise Hotline at 1-866-699-4096. You will be asked to provide the IRS with a brief description of the issue and the contact information of your local DMV. The IRS will be able to assist and ensure that the DMV accepts your electronic Schedule 1.
What about proof of payment for state registration?
Generally, states require verification of payment of IRS Form 2290 tax for any taxable vehicle before it can be registered. Use the stamped Schedule 1 as a proof of payment when registering your vehicles with your state.
How does the IRS "stamp" my Schedule 1?
When you e-file 2290, the IRS will apply a digital watermark with the IRS e-file logo to your Schedule 1. This electronic Schedule 1 counts as your official proof of payment.
Can I pay my 2290 tax to IRS with a credit card?
No! The IRS will not accept credit and debit card payments.
You may pay your 2020-21 Form 2290 taxes using any of the following methods:
Regardless of the payment option you choose, you will still receive your stamped Schedule 1.
If I choose to mail a check, can I still get my Schedule 1 today?
Absolutely! When you e-file 2290, the IRS will provide you with a Stamped Schedule 1 even though they have not yet received your payment.
Can I use my stamped Schedule 1 as proof of payment for entering an outside vehicle into the United States?
Yes! If you do not have the original stamped copy, you may use a photocopy of your Schedule 1 as the proof of payment to bring in trucks from Canada or Mexico.
What should I do if my IRS Form 2290 is rejected by the IRS for duplication?
Make sure the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) are correct. If you are correcting VINs listed on a previously submitted and accepted the return, you may correct it either electronically or on a paper return by checking the designated "VIN correction" box.
Can I use my original IRS Form 2290 for a new truck purchased after filing for the current tax period and add the new vehicle to the Schedule 1?
No. Even if you’ve filed for your previous vehicles, you must file a new Form 2290 listing only the details of new vehicles. The new 2290 can be e-filed any time before the last day of the month following the month the new vehicle was first used on public highways.