Three months extension for IRS Form 2290, HVUT returns

Truck Tax Form 2290

The IRS Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax [Truck Tax] which is originally due by August 31st of every year is now given a 3 months extension and The Internal Revenue Service today advised truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that their next federal highway use tax return, be due on Nov. 30, 2011. Also advised not to make any payment until Nov. 1, 2011.

Considering that the highway use tax form 2290 is currently scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2011, this three month extension is designed to alleviate any confusion and possible multiple filings that could result if Congress reinstates or modifies the tax after that date.

To aid truckers applying for state vehicle registration on or before Nov. 30, the new regulations require states to accept stamped schedule 1 as proof of payment for Form 2290 issued by the IRS for the prior tax year, ending on June 30, 2011. Under federal law, state governments are required to receive proof of payment of the federal highway use tax as a condition of vehicle registration. Normally, after a taxpayer files the return and pays the tax, the Schedule 1 is stamped by the IRS and returned to filers for this purpose. A state normally may accept a prior year’s stamped Schedule 1 as a substitute proof of payment only through Sept. 30.

For those acquiring and registering a new or used vehicle during the July-to-November period, the new regulations require a state to register the vehicle, without proof that the highway use tax was paid, if the person registering the vehicle presents a copy of the bill of sale or similar document showing that the owner purchased the vehicle within the previous 150 days.

IRS is yet to come up with a latest PDF version for Form 2290, we are working closely with the IRS and once any update about Form 2290 is received we will keep you all posted. Call our support center at 1-866-245-3918 or simply write to us at for any further support.

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