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e-file Form 2290


You must e-file your Form 2290 if you are filing for 25 or more vehicles, but we encourage e-filing for anyone required to file Form 2290 and who wants to receive quick delivery of their watermarked Schedule 1. With e-file, you’ll get it almost immediately after we accept your e-filed Form 2290.

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Gather your information

  • Employer Identification Number. You cannot use your social security number
    Don't have an EIN? Apply now; allow two weeks for your new EIN to be established in our systems before filing.
  • Use the same name. Your name control must match your EIN.
  • Vehicle Identification Number of each vehicle.
  • Taxable gross weight of each vehicle.
    See Form 2290 instructions (PDF) for information on how to calculate the taxable gross weight.



Choose a 2290 e-file provider and file

  • Review the list of participating commercial software providers and select one that best meets your needs.
  • Services offered and fees charged differ by provider.
  • You cannot e-file your Form 2290 on You must use one of the participating commercial software providers.
  • Follow the software prompts to complete, sign and e-file your return.

Choose a payment option

You'll receive your watermarked Schedule 1 from your e-file provider via email after we accept your Form 2290. To avoid problems, ensure the watermark on your printed copy of Schedule 1 is legible before submitting it to your state department of motor vehicles. You may need to reprint with fresh ink or on a different printer to ensure a legible watermark.



Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 07-Oct-2016