A credit, lower tax, exemption, or refund is not allowed for an occasional light or decreased
load or a discontinued or changed use of the vehicle. What that means is if you filed your Form
2290 at 80,000 lbs, but had occasions where you operated at a lower weight class, that will not
qualify you for a credit. If you used your vehicle for only a portion of the tax year, you will
qualify for the credit. If you did not exceed 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles).
If you did travel more than 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles) then you will NOT
qualify for the credit.
The credit for vehicles that were stolen, destroyed or sold
during the tax year will be prorated
based on the dates of the occurrence. For vehicles sold, destroyed or stolen, you must include
the VIN, taxable gross weight, and date of sale, accident or theft. The credit for the tax paid
can be claimed on the next Form 2290 filed or the refund can be claimed on Form 8849
. You do not
have to wait until the tax period ends.
With ExpressTruckTax, filing your Form 8849 is quick and easy. Just create an account or log in
if you already have an account and choose the option Form 8849 and follow the steps. We can automatically
generate a Form 8849 or even apply a credit directly to any taxes due during the current tax period when
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