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Taxable vehicles with gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more using the public highways need to file Heavy Vehicle Used Tax. The collected HVUT truck taxes are dispersed among the states to fund improvement of highway and maintenance.
Taxable Gross Weight of the Heavy Vehicle is the sum of the following :
The Gross Weight of the Vehicle contributes to the total tax amount. When the taxable gross weight of the vehicle increases during the tax period and the vehicle falls into a new category, you need to notify the IRS in the Amended Return Form 2290. For instance, if there is an increase in the maximum load regularly, it may increase the taxable gross weight of the vehicle. File Form 2290 by the last day of the next month in which the taxable gross weight is increased.
The weight declared while registering the vehicle in a state will affect the taxable gross weight, which is used in the computation of HVUT.
When the vehicle is registered in any state where the declaration of gross weight in specific amount is required, which includes proportional or prorated registration or payment of any taxes or fees, the taxable gross weight of the vehicle must not be less than the highest declared gross weight of the vehicle in any state.
When the vehicle is registered in a state where the registration of the vehicle is done based on the gross weight and the vehicle is not registered in a state where the declaration of specific vehicle falls within the highest gross weight category, for which the vehicle is registered in that state.
When the vehicle is registered in a state or the states where the registration is based on the actual unloaded weight, then the taxable gross weight of the vehicle is the sum of the three items listed under the taxable gross weight section.
While determining the taxable gross weight of the vehicle, do not consider the weights which you declared to attain the special temporary travel permits. The permits that allows the following vehicles to operate :
The temporary special travel permits do not take account of the permits that are issued for your vehicle if the total time of those permits is more than 60 Days or 2 Months more during the taxable year.
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