A Step-by-Step Guide on Filing HVUT Tax Returns Online

Why pay HVUT? Print

HVUT was established for the simple reason that when heavy vehicles operate on roads often, damages are bound to happen. In order to safeguard roads and highway operability against damages caused by heavier vehicles, in the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, Congress established the HVUT. The amount collected by the IRS is returned to the states by the highway trust fund based on various legal formulas. This finances a variety of transportation infrastructure improvements such as

  • Highway improvisation & maintenance activities
  • Highway and traffic systems investments
  • Law enforcement on highways
  • Safety programs
  • Congestion relief projects
  • Administrative costs

This will benefit our nation and all its citizens who ultimately use the highway roads in

  • Reducing the number and severity of accidents
  • Saving lives, time & money
  • Decreasing energy consumption
  • Enhancing emergency response time
  • Boosting the air quality
  • Improving the efficient movement of goods
  • Lowering fuel and insurance costs
  • Increasing mobility on roads
  • Easing congestion
  • Raising business productivity
  • Strengthening the nation's economic productivity

As a truck owner, paying the heavy vehicle use tax and filing form 2290 to the IRS is a crucial responsibility more than overseeing your truck operations. It directly helps funding better roadway infrastructure. You can file your HVUT returns online which is recommended by the IRS more often than not for its reliability, safety, processing speed and return of proof of payment in hand almost immediately.

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