In a final regulation published two days after the effective date of the regulation we reported on below, the Internal Revenue Service has rescinded the requirement that anyone paying the federal heavy vehicle use tax for more than 24 vehicles must file and pay electronically. That rule has been in place since 2011.
Final regulations have been issued by the Department of the Treasury's Internal Revenue Service requiring the electronic filing of Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. Those regulations in part provide that effective October 29, submission of a paper Form 2290 for 25 or more vehicles constitutes a failure to file for purpose of the Section 6651 penalty. The tax form for fewer than 25 vehicles may still be filed by paper, but the IRS is moving toward electronic submission of all returns.