Form 2290 YouTube Instructions
Suspended vehicles are categories of groups and vehicles that the IRS HVUT division
doesn’t require to pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, but are required to declare the
same as Form 2290 suspended vehicles. Let’s get to know what they are and what is
to be done on such HVUT exemptions.
HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) is as you know, the annual fee assessed on heavy vehicles
for their operations on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or
exceeding 55,000 pounds. If you own such a heavy vehicle and it falls under the
suspended vehicle/group category (mentioned below), you are treated special and
are not required to pay the HVUT fee. But, you still have to communicate to the
IRS that you own a vehicle that is a HVUT exemption. Otherwise you will be bestowed
upon with a filing penalty during DOT inspections. According to the IRS, the following
are HVUT exemptions.
If you own a vehicle that you know would be travelling less than 5000 miles (less
than 7000 miles for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period, your awareness
is appreciated. But, notification of this suspended vehicle to the IRS by reporting
a form 2290 suspension is a must. The IRS defines an agricultural vehicle as any highway
motor vehicle that is:
Report your heavy vehicle to the IRS here, if you have discovered that your vehicle
is eligible to be a suspended one or you already know if it is a HVUT exemption.
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