2290 - Heavy Use Tax

Attention Heavy Truck Customer

Anyone who registers a heavy highway motor vehicle in their name with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290 (PDF).


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging you to file online, either through your tax preparer or an online company. Fees will be charged even if you are filing suspended tax. You may file by mail at no additional charge and you are welcome to come into our office for assistance with this form. If you are an individual, you are no longer able to use you Social Security Number, you must file for an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

We will need the IRS stamped receipt for your renewals, we will no longer be able to renew registrations unless you have proof with you.

If you have any questions give us a call at 785-364-3791.

E-File Is an Option

Starting this year, the IRS will no longer mail you a Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Tax Return. Although alternative resources are available to obtain a tax form, you may want to consider filing your Form 2290 electronically. The electronic version of Form 2290 will improve excise tax processing, save personal resources (for example, time and postage) and reduce preparation and processing errors. Your Schedule 1 is available for printing immediately after your return is accepted by IRS. E-filing is the fast, secure, easy and accurate way to file returns and pay any tax due. You cannot e-file forms directly with the IRS. Form 2290 must be filed through an approved e-file provider. Select a provider at the IRS Trucking Tax Center website. There is a fee charged to file electronically that varies by provider.

For more information, please visit the IRS website.

Proof of Payment

This only applies to vehicles registered at 55,000 pounds or more. The following are guidelines the State has provided us for acceptable proof of payment or exemption. If you need a copy of the full 2290 form please contact this office. You may also access Form 2290 (PDF) from the IRS website.

Under Kansas Statutes Annotated (KSA) 8-127a and provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (Federal Law), trucks with a gross registration weight of 55,000 pounds or more are not to be registered by the county treasurer until the applicant presents proof that the Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax has been paid or has been suspended (exempted).

If You Have No Proof of Payment

Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to renew registrations unless you have proof with you. If you cannot find your proof of payment you will need to request a copy from the IRS. Their toll free phone number is 866-699-4096. You may also contact the local office at:
120 SE Sixth Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66603

Their phone number is 785-235-3053.