November 30th Deadline for Form 2290 First Used in October 2012

Although the HVUT, or the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is imposed annually, it is also mandatory for vehicles to file the IRS Form 2290 after the first use month. The typical tax year for heavy vehicles begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. The 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 October 28th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month. So vehicles that were placed in service anytime during the month of October will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by November 30, and the tax will be based on 9 months, instead of the full year.

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