IRS Form 2290 - VIN Corrections

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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Vehicle identification number or VIN is a unique 17 digit long alpha-numeric number used to identify the vehicle and used to report form 2290 heavy vehicle used taxes with the IRS for tax purposes.

One should make sure that the VIN number is correct on the form 2290 and are not duplicates from previous filings. Correction of any duplicates and resubmitting the return is called VIN correction. Schedule 1 copy will have the vehicle category (gross weight) and VIN which will serve as the “proof of filing” for your vehicle.

Generally a VIN number will not have alphabets like “I” “O” “Q” in it, if so the number is wrong and the IRS will not accept the returns. Also our website is designed in such a way that it will not accept such characters in order to minimalize rejections while filing your returns.

Reporting a VIN Correction return

While filing the returns for your trucks the VIN number should be mentioned on the form, If any of the characters or numbers are entered wrong it can be corrected through a VIN correction form. The IRS now has an option for correcting the VIN number through e-filing.

For faster processing and to get a new corrected Schedule 1 copy e-filing is the best way to do it, where you can receive the corrected copy to your email in just a few minutes after filing your returns.

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Reporting VIN correction return with is simple. Just login or create a new account and choose “Start my new return” and select “VIN Correction”.

Purpose of VIN#

Under the regulations administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a vehicle identification number or VIN is “a series of Arabic numbers and Roman letters that is assigned to a motor vehicle for identification purposes. The VIN system is essential to increase the accuracy and efficiency of vehicle recall campaigns undertaken to remedy noncompliance with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) or defects related to motor vehicle safety.

A VIN number serves as a necessary identification number for the Law enforcement officials to identify and classify the vehicle as an anti-theft mechanism and insurance companies to identify the vehicle. It is also used to identify the vehicles in crash investigation programs, registration and titling of vehicles.

No two vehicles are of same VIN numbers since it’s a uniquely assigned code for all the vehicles. It’s almost like a DNA or a fingerprint which is unique in identifying any individual.

VIN number is a Unique 17 digit alpha numeric code which can be classified into three groups.

  • World manufacturer Identifier
  • Vehicle descriptor section
  • Vehicle identifier section

Every new vehicle in the United States comes with a Window Sticker (Mulroney sticker) that lists important information about the vehicle. It lists things such as type of vehicle, year built, colour, MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price), technical specifications, standard and optional equipment installed and Fuel Economy ratings according to some federal release.

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