3 Month Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Extension – Updated Oct 5, 2011

As of 9/28/11 Congress has passed the extension, carriers and owner-operators are required to file their July, August, September and October H.V.U.T. remittances by 11/30/11, although the forms will not be available online until late October. There has been no mention of a rate increase. In late July the Internal Revenue Service informed trucking companies and owner-operators who file federal highway use tax returns that the typical deadline of August 31st will be extended to Nov. 30, 2011. The official legislation for the currently scheduled tax year was scheduled to renew/expire on September 30, 2011. The current legislation has yet to be passed through Congress; the extension was put in place because it is still possible for Congress to alter the tax legislation after the expiration date.

According to the IRS, returns should not be filed and payments should not be made prior to Nov. 1, 2011.

Since the IRS form 2290 is not available for the tax year 2011 – 2012; the Schedule 1 can be used as proof of payment from the previous year 2010 – 2011.

For new units which have not file with the IRS in the previous year 2010 – 2011, the original B.O.S. must be accompanied in the truck to prove the purchase and activation date.

Heavy Vehicle Users Tax (Form 2290) applies typically to trucks, tractors and buses with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 lbs or greater and have over 5,000 miles within the U.S.A. during the recording period.

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