All You Are Wondering About Logging Vehicles

There are millions reasons to get confused while filing form 2290 online and one of the common query that keeps coming to us is that what is logging vehicles. The main reason for the confusion is that while filing form 2290, the application asks you if you are filing a taxable vehicle that is used for logging purpose.

And the best is, some of us get confused with the term “Logging Vehicle” with any vehicle that tracks logs, (mileage or fuel). However, logging with the context of form 2290, refers to the vehicles that are used to haul logs, as in wood and other products from the forest. And did you know, logging vehicles are taxed at a reduced cost and that is why it is important to check upon logging vehicles option while filing tax 2290 online.

Below, we have mentioned the criterion for logging vehicles:

  • The vehicle is used exclusively to transport materials harvested from a forested site,


  • The vehicle is used exclusively to transport harvested materials from one forested site to another forested site. If your vehicle runs between forested sites, it can use public highways in between those sites and still be considered a logging vehicle.


  • The vehicle is registered in your base state (or any other states in which it is required to be registered) as a highway motor vehicle used exclusively for the transport of harvested materials from a forested site. Although the truck must be registered as a “logging vehicle” in your state, no special tag or license plate is required to identify the vehicle as a logging vehicle.

If you are categorizing your vehicle as logging vehicle, you are required to deal with only harvested forest material. And if you are wondering what includes in “Harvested Material”, then keep following. We have an explanation waiting for you.

According to IRS guidelines, harvested products can include any raw timber taken from a forest, OR any timber that has been processed on the forested site for commercial processes, meaning the timber has already been sawed into lumber, chipped, or milled in some way.

And if your vehicle fits into the above guidelines, you can be sure to check the box “Used For Logging” when completing your form 2290 and reap the reward of lower tax rate.

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