August 31 is the annual deadline for most truckers to file their federal vehicle use tax return – form 2290 and pay any taxes they owe. By law, the IRS may assess penalties to taxpayers for both failing to file a tax return and for failing to pay taxes they owe by the deadline. Taxpayers who owe 2290 tax, and failed to file and pay on time, will most likely owe interest and penalties on the tax they pay late. To keep interest and penalties to a minimum, taxpayers should file their tax return and pay any tax owed as soon as possible.
IRS Tax Form 2290 and Due Date
The Federal Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 is imposed on vehicles operating in public highways with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. August 31 is the general due date for taxpayers reporting 2290 returns, however the due date for any taxable vehicles first used on a public highway during or after July 2018 by the last day of the month following the month of first use.
The taxable period for form 2290 begins on July 1 of the current year and ends on June 30 of the following year. Continue reading File & Pay your 2290 HVUT dues as soon as possible to keep interest and penalties to minimum