Anyone who has registered or is required to register a heavy highway motor vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more in their name at the time of first use on the public highways during the reporting period must file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (HUT).
The filing season for Form 2290 filers is July 1 through June 30. The filing deadline for Form 2290 is based on 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 August 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. See When to File Form 2290 for more details.
The filing deadline is not tied to the vehicle registration date. Regardless of the vehicle’s registration renewal date, taxpayers must file Form 2290 by the last day of the month following the month in which the taxpayer first used the vehicle on a public highway during the taxable period. Final regulations for the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax went into effect July 1, 2015, and include a change to the calculation of the tax liability when a buyer purchases a second-hand vehicle from a seller who has paid the tax for the taxable period.
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