IRS Tax Form 2290 Refund Claims on Sold or Destroyed Vehicles

The Federal Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 is used to figure and pay the annual tax due on a highway motor vehicles which is used during the period July and June, with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. Even use Form 2290 to claim a credit for tax paid on vehicles that were destroyed, stolen, sold, or used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles), while reporting a taxable vehicle. Which can be included along with the Form 2290 while reporting electronically or these claims can be made using the Federal Excise Tax Refund Claims Form 8849 and Schedule 6 return.

Use IRS Tax Form 8849 – Schedule 6 return to claim a refund on your 2290 claims. Which would be on;

  1. Sold, Destroyed or Stolen Vehicle Claims
  2. Low Mileage Vehicle Claims
  3. Overpayment of Tax

Sold Vehicle Claims:

When you’re about to report a Refund Claim on a Sold Vehicle, need to have the following handy;

  1. The Vehicle Identification Number
  2. The Tax Period and Date of Filing
  3. Taxable Gross Weight of the Vehicle
  4. Type of Vehicle, is that a Logging Vehicle
  5. When you Sold the Vehicle, with Date
  6. Buyer Name, Address and Contact Data add that in the explanation box.

IRS would validate the claim and process it, the refund is paid as a check and sent to the mailing address in their records.

You can electronically claim this refund so that it would expedite the process and you can expect your check within 45 days upon acceptance. IRS might be sending you a formal letter asking for more clarity if required, you may acknowledge it accordingly.

For more information on these claims talk to our tax experts at (866) 245 – 3918 or write to us at, you can also connect on a LIVE Chat from

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