The tax period for form 2290 is rapidly approaching, the new year starts July 1, 2017, which is 23 days away. With this in mind, it is a great time to begin gathering the information needed to file. Also, you should consider doing some research into which company is correct to file your return with. This tax year, unlike last year, you will not get any additional time to file. This means your HVUT is due on the normal date of August 31, 2017. Last year there was a battle within Congress regarding passing legislation directly affecting your HVUT. Congress and the IRS have done their job to get this matter resolved. This upcoming filing season will most likely exhibit yet another healthy increase in a number of truck drivers who choose to e-file heavy vehicle use tax.
IRS HVUT Form 2290 Due Date
Form 2290 which is also known as Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Form is an excise tax. This tax is levied on heavy highway vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs. and more, and is used on public highways. The IRS has framed certain rules for filing tax form 2290. Thus the form should be filed accordingly.Form 2290 must be filed for each month when a taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period. As previously stated the new tax period begins July 1st, this means that your HVUT is due 30 days from the end of the month first used which is August 31, 2012. Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period must be completed by August 31. The filing rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting suspension of the tax.
In case you acquire a vehicle and use it on the public highways in any month other than July, you are liable for the tax for the prorated tax period. You must file IRS Form 2290 and pay the tax by the last day of the month after the month you first use the vehicle. In case the due date for filing form 2290 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, it should be filed on the next business day. To ensure the productivity and efficiency of our roadways, it is vital that truck drivers begin to take the necessary steps to prepare for the 2290 filing season.
IRS has not yet announced Form 2290 for the 2017 tax year. Keep monitoring our site to get the latest news. Click Start My Return in the Upper Right-hand corner to start filing Form 2290 Today!