Form 8849 to Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes

Form 8849 is used to claim a refund of excise taxes reported on HVUT Form 2290. Taxpayers also use the IRS 8849 to claim certain fuel-related refunds, including incidents when a vehicle was stolen, destroyed, or sold during the tax period.

The Form 8849 Schedule 6 is required to be filed by:

Anyone who overpaid previously on Form 2290 Owners of vehicles sold, stolen or destroyed after the Form 2290 tax period

By choosing to file the form 8849 IRS online, you can save yourself the headache of trying to file your tax forms by paper. And by filing with eform2290, things are made even easier! Take a look below at the simple steps you can follow in order to file your IRS form 8849.

e-File Form 8849 in five simple steps:

Step 1

Log in to your eForm2290 account. For new users, register for a new account

Step 2

Choose 'e-File 8849'

Step 3

Enter your business details and the ending month of your tax year

Step 4

Specify the loss event

Step 5

Review and pay service fee

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When Would I Need to File a Form 8849?

The 8849 tax form is only for fuel-related issues. It is only used for refunds, and can be used for vehicles that were stolen, destroyed, or sold during the tax year. There are also many different schedules for form 8849, including form 8849 Schedule 1, form 8849 Schedule 2, and form 8849 Schedule 6. Each schedule accounts for a different specific type of claim.

Form 8849 Schedule 1 refers to refund claims regarding use of fuel. Form 8849 Schedule 2 is used for refunds by vendors, specifically ones that sell “undyed diesel fuel, undyed kerosene, kerosene sold for use in aviation, gasoline, or aviation gasoline”, according to the IRS. Schedule 5 tax form 8849 is for those who have paid a second tax, and form 8849 Schedule 6 is a catch-all for claims that do not fall under any of the previous categories. Schedule 8 is for those that are registered credit card issuers looking for refunds on taxes they paid for taxable fuels that were sold to local and state government or educational facilities.

Details required to claim 2290 refund

Keep these details ready before you e-file your form 8849 IRS refund claim:

  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • Refund amount
  • Reason for claim: stolen, sold, destroyed, overpaid, low mileage
  • Supporting documents for proof
  • Period of claim

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When do you file Form 8849 Schedule 6?

A. You must file Form 8849 within 3 years of filing your return, or 2 years from when the tax was paid.

Q. How long will it take for you to receive your refund?

A. It takes 45 days for the IRS to process your refund.

Q. How to find the status of your refund?

A. Eform2290 will notify you through email and SMS communicating the status of your 8849 tax form. You can also call our customer support team for queries and updates.

Q. Is it possible to file multiple refunds in the same year?

A. No. You cannot file multiple refunds for your vehicle in the same year.