IRS backlog may delay proof of 2290 payments

October 2020

Land Line Staff

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Truckers who need proof of their annual Form 2290 payment are likely going to be waiting a while.

The Internal Revenue Service sent a notice to states regarding enforcement of Form 2290 payments.

Due to the current health crisis, taxpayers who filed a paper Form 2290 to report and pay the highway use tax for the taxable period July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, can expect a significant delay in receiving their IRS-stamped Form 2290 Schedule 1 receipt,” the notice stated.

Form 2290 payments for the July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, period were due Aug. 31. However, owner-operators and fleets who paid by check won’t be getting their Schedule 1 proof of payment anytime soon.

However, there are ways to prove to law enforcement that the Form 2290 obligation has been paid, according to the notice.

“A photocopy of the Form 2290 (with the Schedule 1 attached) that was filed with the IRS for the vehicle being registered, along with sufficient documentation that the taxpayer paid the tax due at the time the Form 2290 was filed,” the notice stated. LL