- Heavy duty road tax should be calculated and paid for highway motor
vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or higher, used during taxation
period. In order to e-file heavy highway vehicle use tax return taxpayers and Tax
Professionals can use Tax Software.
- Incase the Heavy Duty Truck later exceeded the mileage use limit
during the period you need to calculate and file a separate federal heavy vehicle
use tax form 2290. Heavy road use tax form can be used for this purpose.
- Incase the taxable gross weight of a Heavy Duty Truck increases
during the taxation period
it falls into a new category. For such cases there are separate rules for filing
federal heavy highway use tax.
- In case the Heavy Duty Truck will travel 5,000 miles or less during
the taxation period you can claim suspension from the tax. Thus the charges involved
in e-filing of heavy highway vehicle use tax return are lesser.
- If a heavy highway vehicle was destroyed, stolen, sold, or used lesser than
5,000 miles, a tax
refund could be claimed by tax payer. Instructions related to 2290 highway
use tax enable this kind of tax refund claims.
- While filing federal heavy vehicle use tax form 2290 the Tax payers can inform acquirement of a used
taxable vehicle with tax suspension. Heavy highway vehicle form 2290 has provisions
reporting such acquirement.
- During e-file of heavy highway vehicle use tax return the tax payers need to provide
their VIN (vehicle identification number), and EIN (employer identification number).
Social security number of taxpayer is not accepted by IRS during heavy vehicle used
tax form 2290 filing.
WHO SHOULD FILE HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS ROAD TAX?
Any individual who is buying or using a heavy duty truck is responsible for filing
and paying the Heavy Duty Trucks Road Tax. User on whose name the truck is registered
need to take care of the Heavy Duty Trucks Road Tax. In case the previous owner
heavy highway vehicle didn’t pay the tax the IRS anticipates that the current
owner pays the full amount owed.
When to file Heavy Duty Trucks Road Tax?
If the owner uses the heavy highway truck during July, 2010, then the tax is due
August 31st. If the heavy highway truck is not used until August, 2008, then the
Heavy Duty Trucks is due September 30th. The Heavy Duty Trucks is due the last day
of the month after the truck hits the road.
How to file Heavy Duty Trucks Road Tax?
Firstly, the tax payer needs to download the federal heavy vehicle use tax form
2290 from IRS website.
Download link for Heavy highway vehicle use tax forms are also provided in Tax software
Secondly tax payer needs to fill in the federal heavy vehicle use tax form 2290.
Generally the federal heavy vehicle use tax form 2290 is self-explanatory. Tax payer
needs to pursue the instructions carefully. For tax form 2290 help tax payer can
contact IRS toll free
at (800) 829-1040. For TDD/TTY users the
IRS help line is (800) 829-4059.
After filling the form 2290, tax payer can make the submission electronically or
take the form to the closest IRS office with the payment requirements. It is important
to note that IRS doesn’t allow split payments with form 2290 submissions.
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