Form 2290 Due Dates

If first used month is July 2020, then make your payment by
August 31, 2020


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When is form 2290 due?

For heavy vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, form 2290 due date is by August 31 of every year. For newly purchased vehicles, form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use.

For example, if your vehicle was first used on a public highway during the month of July, then you need to file your form 2290 between July 1 and August 31.

If you want to pay tax for additional taxable trucks registered in your name for any month other than July, you must file separate 2290 forms for the months during which the vehicles were in service.

For example, if Mark purchases a new taxable vehicle on 3rd November 2021 and drives it home from the dealership on a public highway, then Mark has to register the truck in his name and file a separate form 2290 reporting this new vehicle on or before December 31, 2021 for the tax year 2021-22.

 IRS Form 2290 Due Date August 31

Frequently Asked Questions around Form 2290 Due Dates

Q. How to calculate the due date?

A. Our HVUT due date calculator tool helps you determine your form 2290 due date basis the ‘First use’ month you specify. All you need to do is select your ‘first use’ month from the list on the left side. Your form 2290 due date will be displayed on the right side.

Q. How often is form 2290 due?

A. The IRS form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) needs to be filed annually. The tax period starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the next year.

HVUT tax is calculated based on the number of months used, and not for the full 12 months in advance. In other words, taxes are calculated on a pro-rata basis by taking into account the month of ‘first use’.

For example, Chris purchased a new taxable vehicle on November 1, 2021. The vehicle is first used on public highways by driving it home from the dealership in November. So Chris must file form 2290 reporting the new vehicle by December 31, 2021, for the period beginning November 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022

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Q. Will you be notified when the date is due?

A. When you skip your highway use tax due date, you will be notified by the IRS. If you’ve registered an account with eForm2290, we will send you timely reminders before 31st August so that you will not miss your form 2290 filing deadline.

Q. Due date for tax suspension

A. The due date for filing form 2290 to report your suspended vehicle is July 1st, 2021. If July 1st falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, you must e-file by the next business day.

Q. Should you file form 2290 on the due date or before it?

A. You must file your form 2290 before the specified due date so that you can make changes or correct errors on the off chance that your form gets rejected – without attracting penalties.

Q. What to do if your due date falls on a weekend or a legal holiday?

A. If the form 2290 deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, the deadline will be moved to the next business day.

Q. What happens when you don’t file your form 2290 within the due date?

A. If you skip the HVUT filing deadline, the IRS will impose a penalty of 4.5% of the total amount you owe, which will accrue on a monthly basis for up to five months. Late filers will also attract an additional monthly penalty of 0.5% of total tax due. Additional interest charges of 0.54% per month accrue as well.

Penalty for non-payment of HVUT is way more costly. If you fail to file your tax after 5 months, the penalty amount would mount to its maximum by summing all the penalties and interest. The IRS, FHWA, and the State & local agents will launch a criminal investigation against you for tax evasion, and if found guilty, you could be prosecuted.

Q. Is it possible to file form 2290 after the due date?

A. Although you can file your form 2290 after the due date, it is not recommended to skip the IRS form 2290 due date. When you skip the deadline, you will need to pay interest as well as late payment fees imposed by the IRS.

Q. What if your form 2290 gets rejected after the due date?

A. If your form has been rejected after the filing deadline, you need to resubmit your return within five days of being informed of rejection, so that you won’t incur late filing penalties.

Q. Extension of time to file

A. If you want an extension of time to pay the tax, you must request that separately stating the reason for non-payment.

Q. Does the due date differ for different vehicles?

A. If your vehicle has a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, you will have to pay the tax on the date specified no matter what the vehicle type is. However, for privately purchased used vehicles, the due dates may vary.

Q. Due date for privately purchased used vehicles

A. A privately purchased used vehicle is bought from another owner who has already paid the heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax for the month of sale. Therefore, if you purchased a used vehicle on July 1, 2021, but before June 1, 2022, and your first use (such as driving it from the purchase location to your home or business location) is in July (the month of sale), then you need to pay total tax for the period extending from august till June 2022.

Final Thoughts

The road to a worry-free driving lies in the timely payment of your taxes. File your IRS Form 2290 with a trusted and authorized e-filing service provider like to enjoy a smooth and seamless tax filing experience like no other.