The Pro-rated HVUT Form 2290 is due in a Fortnight (October 31st, 2018)

Hello there Truckers, October 31st, 2018 would be the deadline to E-File Form 2290 for vehicles first used since September 2018. The Federal law states that Form 2290 must be filed on a vehicle by the last day of the month following the month of its first use. So this deadline must be considered very seriously only when if you had any recent addition to your fleet during September 2018.

Otherwise, Form 2290 is generally due by June & its payable until the end of August. So you don’t have to be concerned about the above deadline reminder if you didn’t purchase/re-purchase any trucks during September 2018.

Form 2290 is basically an Annual tax paid to the Internal Revenue Service. As you all know that normally the IRS doesn’t make any exceptions for anyone unless you have a reasonable cause.  Also, do they make exceptions on how many days that a truck is been operational during a month? Instead, they let you pick either one of the two options namely Taxable & Suspended Vehicles as explained below:

Taxable vehicle:  If a Heavy vehicle is been operated over 5000 miles (For commercial based vehicles) & 7500 miles ( For Agricultural based vehicles) within a respective tax period, the vehicle is said to be a Taxable Vehicle. Hence, full taxes must be paid in advance unless it’s a pro-rated tax filing.

Suspended vehicle: If a Heavy vehicle is been operated under 5000 miles (For commercial based vehicles) & 7500 miles (For Agricultural based vehicles) within a respective tax period, the vehicle is said to be a Suspended Vehicle. Hence, there is no tax due however the vehicle is supposed to be reported on a Form 2290 applicable for pro-rated tax filing too.

However, you’ve got to be pretty sure before you select either one of them options. So you need to really calculate the total number of miles that you would be traveling upfront. Having said that you still get an option to make changes to the return at a later point of time by filing an Amendment to make the tax payment full in advance. has been rated to be one of the most trusted and reliable website among major trucking companies and owner operators. We remain significant among others due to our economic pricing.  Economic e-filing begins here as low as $7.99 to report a single vehicle on a Form 2290.

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