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Monday, June 3, 2013

Filing Period Now Open For First Used Vehicles in May 2013

When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of May will need to file HVUT using the 2290 by June 30th.

Your tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. If a vehicle was used during any part of a month, the tax will be calculated for that month as a whole. For example, if a vehicle was used on May 27th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month, regardless of the fact it was only used for a couple of days, and the tax will be based on 2 months, instead of the full year.

You can E-File Form 2290 in minutes using ExpresssTruckTax. All you will need is:

Then you will transmit the return to the IRS and you will receive your Stamped Schedule 1 in just minutes! For more information or to get started today, visit or contact our Express Tax Support Center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at We have Spanish Support too!


  1. what if your trucks been sitting from feb 2013 and still hasnt will i get the tax prorated?

    1. Hi Joey-that will depend on the total miles driven during the tax period. If you drove 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) then yes, you would qualify for the credit. If you went over 5,000/7,500 miles then you would not qualify for the credit. This credit is not prorated. If you do qualify for the credit, you will not be able to claim the credit until the tax period ends, which is on June 30th. You can claim the credit when you file your Form 2290 for the 2013-2014 tax year or by using Form 8849, both of which are available through ExpressTruckTax.


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