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HVUT, the federal highway vehicle used tax is an
annual tax fee assessed on heavy vehicles, that uses public highways for transportation with gross taxable
weight of 55,000 pounds or more. If you are an owner of the taxable heavy highway vehicle or a fleet of vehicles
then, you must E-file IRS Form 2290 and must receive the Stamped Schedule 1 from
the IRS as a proof of your HVUT Payment. The taxable vehicle gross weight is determined by summing the following
The gross taxable weight of the vehicle is the base to
fix the HVUT Tax Rates. If the gross weight of a taxable vehicle is inbetween 55,000 to 75,000 lbs, the HVUT is
$100 plus $22 per 1,000 pounds over 55,000 lbs. If a taxable vehicle is more than 75,000 lbs, the HVUT is $550
per tax year. This can be illustrated in the table given below :
Many numbers of groups and vehicles are exempted from the HVUT which are discussed under the suspended vehicles section. IRS Heavy Vehicle Used Tax is the primary source of
transportation funding in the U.S. that assists in developing the road infrastructure and for the maintenance.
The collected truck tax revenue is dispersed among the states based on
the tax calculations.
The Heavy Vehicle Used Tax period starts from 1st July to June 30th of next year. When a person needs to register
or registered a taxable highway vehicle in their name under “State, district of Canadian, Columbia or Mexican”
law during the first use of the vehicle, you must figure and pay HVUT to the IRS. Here the “Person” may be a
Corporation, Individual, Limited Liability Company(LLC), Partnership or any other type of Organization(including
Charitable, Non-profit, Educational Institutions, Trusts etc).
The acceptable proof of HVUT payments can be anyone of the following :
Note : If you have more than 25 vehicles with vehicle gross weight over 55,000 pounds, you must
E-file HVUT Form 2290 to the IRS.
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