HVUT compliance experts answer your 2290 reporting queries. This week, we’re answering queries on fixing an incorrect VIN reported on Form 2290.
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This month, we have received one specific query from a user who wanted to know the possibilities of fixing an incorrect vehicle identification number (VIN) reported on IRS Form 2290.
The following discussion will address the query with a practical approach.
Let’s get to it.
Understanding The Purpose Of VIN
A vehicle identification number or VIN is an identification code or a series of characters that specifically help identify a vehicle. It’s a unique number assigned to every vehicle manufactured in the world.
A VIN is reported on IRS Form 2290 to communicate to the IRS that the 2290 tax reports and taxes pertaining to a particular vehicle have been filed and paid for that period.
Due to the unique sequence of characters in a vehicle identification number (which is usually a combination of a variety of numbers and letters), it is possible to confuse one character for another.
And because of this, it’s possible to report an incorrect VIN, every now and then.
But don’t worry, you’re not the first person to make such a mistake.
Correcting An Incorrect VIN
The IRS has dedicated a small section of Form 2290 just for correcting VINs (yes, that’s how common this reporting error is).
If you look at the current revision of Form 2290, you will see that the form presents a variety of filing purposes.
‘VIN Correction’, ‘Amended Return’, ‘Final Return’, and others.
Each of these options signifies the purpose of the 2290 filing.
So, when you select the ‘VIN Correction’ option on Form 2290, you’re essentially conveying the purpose of your 2290 filing – VIN Correction.
When you notice that you’ve reported an incorrect VIN or when the IRS alerts you that you or your preparer has reported an incorrect VIN, it’s essential to validate the VIN.
Use this free tool to verify the vehicle identification number.
If you’re a fleet owner, it’s possible to report incorrect VINs more often than you’d think.
This is due to the higher number of vehicles that need to be reported on Form 2290 along with their VINs.So, really take your time to verify the VINs before you report them on Form 2290, and then eFile the 2290 VIN Correction form with the corrected VINs.
Filing VIN Correction Form 2290
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1. Create 2290 Form VIN Correction
2. Enter the business information
3. Enter validated/corrected VINs
4. Verify the completed form
5. eFile the verified 2290 form through our secure e-transmission portal.
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