E-File for Excise Taxes


The IRS is implementing electronic filing for excise taxes with Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return , beginning with the filing period July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. The IRS received more than 575,000 paper Forms 2290 last year. The Service will continue to accept the return on paper. Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return , and Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes , will be available for e-filing later this year. More information on excise e-filings is available at www.irs.gov .

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