In that case, you will be eligible for a low mileage credit on your HVUT payment! It’s simple to claim a low mileage credit and apply it to this year’s HVUT payment! That way, you won’t owe a dime for the 2020 HVUT!
Keeping reading for more information and instructions for claiming your HVUT low mileage credit!
What is a low mileage credit?
If you own and operate a commercial vehicle, you must file a Form 2290 with the IRS every year. However, if you drive less than 5,000 miles (7,500 miles for agricultural vehicles), you do not have to pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT).
So, if you do not plan to drive more than 5,000 miles in a given year, you can report that truck as a “Suspended Vehicle”. You will not have to pay the HVUT for that year unless you end up driving more than 5,000 miles.
But what happens if you paid the HVUT but did not drive more than 5,000 miles? In that case, you can claim a low mileage tax credit. If accepted, your tax payment from last year will roll over to this year, so you won’t owe a dime in 2020!