Form 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) status update
Section 4481 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes an annual tax on the use of heavy highway vehicles. This annual tax is reported on Form 2290. Under current law the tax expires after September 30, 2011. The Form 2290 for the taxable period July 1, 2011 has not been published. Continue reading
Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax has to be reported for a vehicle weight 55,000 lbs or more. Depending on the Gross Weight the category of a vehicle will changes.
Taxable Gross Weight:
The taxable gross weight of a vehicle (other than a bus) is the total of:
- The actual unloaded weight of the vehicle fully equipped for service,
- The actual unloaded weight of any trailers or semitrailers fully equipped for service customarily used in combination with the vehicle, and
- The weight of the maximum load customarily carried on the vehicle and on any trailers or semitrailers customarily used in combination with the vehicle.
Actual unloaded weight of a vehicle is the empty (tare) weight of the vehicle.
A trailer or semitrailer is treated as customarily used in connection with a vehicle if the vehicle is equipped to tow the trailer or semitrailer.