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Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs - Form 720, 2290 and 8849

The Excise Tax e-File project was initiated to satisfy the IRS' requirement to provide electronic filing of Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, as directed in the American Jobs Creation Act (October 2004). At that time, Excise Tax e-File & Compliance (ETEC) Programs (Form 720, 2290 and 8849) joined the ever-growing-number of tax forms and schedules that can be electronically filed, providing taxpayers the speed and reliability that millions of taxpayers and business owners already enjoy.

Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return is also available for optional electronic filing. Simply make your selection through an IRS-approved software provider and join millions of taxpayers enjoying the convenience and ease of on-line filing, immediate acknowledgement of receipt and faster service.

Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return is available for electronic filing. The electronic version of Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, save personal resources (e.g., time & postage) and reduce preparation and processing errors. Schedule 1 will be available almost immediately (once your return is accepted by the IRS) through an IRS-approved software provider. No more waiting for it to come in the mail!

Taxpayers filing Form 2290 and reporting 25 or more vehicles for any taxable period are required by Congressional mandate to electronically file their Form 2290 through an IRS-approved software provider.

Form 8849, Claim For Refund of Excise Taxes Return is available for optional electronic filing and will satisfy the Congressional mandate to provide filers an electronic option for filing Form 8849, Schedules 2, 3, and 8. Schedules 1, 5, and 6 are also available for electronic filing through an IRS-approved software provider.

FILE YOUR TAXES NOW!

To file your excise forms electronically you will need to select an IRS-approved software provider for the tax forms you want to file and pay the provider’s required service fee for online submission.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Dec-2014