When a new vehicle is placed in service, the Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the following month. 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 15th, it will be taxed as though it was used the entire month. If you first placed your vehicle on the road anytime in October, you can file your Form 2290 anytime between now and November 30, 2012.
The tax will be prorated based on the number of months the vehicle will have been used during the tax year. So vehicles that were placed in service during the month of September will need to file HVUT using the Form 2290 by October 31, and the tax will be based on 10 months, instead of the full year. For vehicles first used in October, the tax will be based on 9 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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