The filing period is now open to file Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes for vehicles first used in December. When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. If you first placed your vehicle on the road anytime in December, you can file your Form 2290 anytime between now and January 31, 2014. 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 December 25th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month.
The Heavy Vehicle Tax Year runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. When a vehicle is first placed on the road at any time during the tax year, the tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. So for vehicles that were placed in service during the month of December will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by January 31, and the tax will be based on 7 months, instead of the full year. For vehicles first used in January, the tax will be based on 6 months and so on.
While the deadline is the last day of the following month, you may need to file your Form 2290 before the deadline in order to get or renew your IRP plates. Many states require proof that your 2290 was filed before they will issue or renew your plates.
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