2017 Truck Tax Due

Electronic filing is required for each return reporting 25 or more vehicles

The heavy vehicle use tax or HVUT is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operated on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. The taxable gross weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the actual unloaded weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service including the trailer attached. The gross taxable weight is between 55,000 pounds to 75,000 pounds.

A highway motor vehicles are designed to carry load over public highways include trucks, truck tractors, and buses. Generally, vans, pickup trucks, panel trucks, and similar trucks aren’t subject to this tax because they have a taxable gross weight less than 55,000 pounds. These heavy highway motor vehicles has a vehicle use tax component calculated based on vehicle taxable gross weight category and reported in IRS Tax Form 2290.

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax

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, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. This HVUT form 2290 is filed from July 1 through June 30. You must file Form 2290 for the month you first use the taxable vehicle on public highways during the reporting period.

For vehicles you first use on a public highway in July, file Form 2290 between July 1 and Aug 31.

The tax for the current filing season will be prorated for vehicles you first use on a public highway after July.

File Form 2290 by the last day of the month following the month in which you first used the vehicle on a public highway.

Why you required to report this Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290)?

The HVUT is a significant source of transportation funding in the U.S. In 2010 alone, the HVUT generated more than $886 Million in Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenue. IRS Form 2290 is used when paying the HVUT. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for collecting the tax, so all payments are made to the IRS.

Apart from paying your 2290 heavy vehicle use tax, you also need this IRS acknowledgement “Schedule 1 – Proof for Payment” for various registration and renewal purpose and they are;

Generally, states will require verification of payment of the tax for any taxable vehicle before they will register the vehicle. Use the stamped copy of Schedule 1 as proof of payment when registering vehicles with the state.

Vehicle Registration

Your filing deadline is not tied to your vehicle registration date. Regardless of your vehicle’s registration renewal date, file Form 2290 by the last day of the month following the month in which you first used the vehicle on a public highway during the taxable period.

Renewing License Plates for heavy trucks

States asks for your 2290 Schedule-1 proof as a token of acceptance to renew your heavy vehicle license plates and vehicle tags.

Insurance Tags and Permits

Form 2290 and stamped copy of Schedule 1 listing your vehicles by vehicle identification number, acts as a proof of payment when renewing vehicles insurance tags and state permits with the authorities.

Electronic filing for 2290 truck tax

Carriers with 25 or more vehicles for a taxable period must file Form 2290 electronically. However IRS encourages every 2290 tax payer to choose electronic filing as it is the fastest way of processing 2290 tax returns. Form 2290 and Schedule -1 proof of payment is returned in minutes when you file it electronically with the IRS.

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