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Tax2efile software is easy-to-use and provides you with clear instructions. The general way to claim refunds of the excise tax is done by Form 8849 which is reported on Form 2290.

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Form 8849 is used to claim refunds of excise tax. Taxpayers claim their tax refunds under the Schedules 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8 for certain fuel-related refunds like non-taxable uses or sales of fuels and Schedule 6 is used for claims that are not reportable on Schedules 1,2,3,5 and 8 also including refunds of excise taxes.

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Form 8849 Schedule 6 Claims for Refund is Made for the Following:

Overpayment Tax

Overpayment Tax Credit by mistake.

Sold/Destroyed

Sold/Destroyed/Stolen vehicle credit.

Vehicles Limit

Low Mileage Vehicle Limit (5,000 miles or less; 7,500 or less for agricultural vehicles on public highways)

Overpayment Tax Credit by Mistake

An overpayment tax credit in tax liabilities are reported on Form 8849. The tax payer who paid the tax to the government can make this claim. In order to receive a tax credit and refund for the overpayment of excise tax through Form 8849, the filer must provide detailed information about the vehicle and the date of overpayment. For instance, if the tax payer contains the proof for multiple transactions for the same period, then it is used as the proof to the IRS. This could trigger the process to begin sooner and it can help the IRS process the refund faster.

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Date of over payment Tax
  • Claim Amount
Sold / Destroyed / Stolen vehicle Credit / Transferred Vehicle Credit

Vehicles sold / destroyed / stolen before June 1 of any period between (July 1 - June 30) and which is not used during the period, can be claimed with the Form 8849. The person in whose name the vehicle(sold, destroyed or stolen) is registered can claim this tax refund. In order to make a claim for a vehicle, which is sold, destroyed or stolen, the following details need to be attached along with the Schedule 6.

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • Information whether the vehicle was stolen, destroyed or stolen.
  • The date of the accident, sale or theft.
  • The taxable gross weight category.
  • Computation of the refund amount (see the Instructions for Form 2290, line 5, for reference).
  • If the vehicle was sold on or after July 1st of the tax period, you must include the name and address of the purchaser of the vehicle.
Low Mileage Vehicle Limit

If the taxed vehicle, which paid the tax on Form 2290, did not exceed 5,000 miles or less on the public highways (7 ,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period of July 1st through June 30th are eligible for a claim. This mileage limit is the total mileage of the vehicle, which is driven during the tax period, regardless of the number of owners or drivers of the vehicle. All claims must be filed after the tax period has ended.

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Month first used and Year
  • The taxable gross weight category.
Limitations of the Form 8849 Refund Claims

The Internal Revenue Code has a limit on the time in which a person can claim a refund for the overpayment of the tax. The claim has to be filed within 3 years from the date a person filed the original tax return.If a person does not make a claim, within two years of the date, then the person may acquire a penalty.

Still Have Questions?

Form 8849 Schedule 6 is used to claim a refund of excise taxes, reasons to claim a refund may be if a:

  • Vehicle was sold, stolen, or destroyed before June 1st.
  • Vehicle was used less than 5,000 miles or 7,500 miles if the vehicle is considered an agricultural vehicle during the tax period
  • Overpayment mistake occurred in a tax liability

To file Form 8849 the filer will need to have the VIN, the amount of the refund, and the tax period that the refund will be submitted for.

Schedule 6 at the moment. Schedule 6 is used to make claims on taxes reported on IRS Form 2290.

Tax2efile does not support these Schedules at the moment Tax2efile only supports Schedule 6.

Yes, Tax2efile allows the user to file for more than one vehicle claim in an 8849 form.

Refunds for an electronically-filed Form 8849, with Schedule 6 will be processed within 45 business days of receiving acceptance by the IRS.

Refunds are manually processed and distributed by the IRS as a paper check.

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