Heavy Truck Tax Form   2290

The Federal Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax, Form 2290 must be filed for the month the taxable heavy motor vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period, that begins on July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2017. If you have placed additional taxable trucks on the road during any month other than July that was registered in your name, you are liable for the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290) on it, prorated for the months during which it was in service. You must file Form 2290 for these trucks by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways. 

The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by August 31 is equal to 4.5 percent of the total tax due, assessed on a monthly basis up to five months. Late filers not making an HVUT payment also face an additional monthly penalty equal to 0.5 percent of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54 percent per month accrue as well. 

Truckers Who Missed Aug. 31, Tax Deadline For 2290 Tax Filing.


If you have missed the August 31 tax 2290 filing deadline, don’t panic. Here’s some advice from the IRS: file as soon as you can. If you owe taxes, you should file form 2290 and pay taxes as soon as you can. This will help minimize the interest and penalty charges to an extent. 

Talk to us or email us your questions, we’d love to help you through your 2290 tax filings. 

Happy and Safe Trucking!