HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) is an annual fee for heavy vehicles with gross weights of 55,000 pounds or more to use public highways in Texas and other states. The gross taxable weight of a vehicle is determined by adding the unloaded weight of the motor vehicle and any trailers together with the maximum load customarily carried on-road by the truck-trailer combination.
Anyone who owns a truck with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290 and pay the Texas HVUT. Texas HVUT applies to individuals, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), corporations, partnerships, or any other type of organization (including nonprofit, charitable, educational, etc.). View more information about Texas HVUT by clicking here: https://www.expresstrucktax.com/efile/irs2290/
If you are going to make payments to the IRS by direct debit, have the routing number and the account number ready. Know more about IRS HVUT payments by visiting https://www.expresstrucktax.com/hvut/irs-2290-hvut-payment/
Texas HVUT must be filed using the Form 2290 each year. The tax period for heavy vehicles begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th. The renewal of your Texas Form 2290 for a new tax period is due by August 31st each year.
For new vehicles, the IRS Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use. For example, if you purchase and first use a vehicle in January, you must file the Form 2290 by the end of February. Know more about 2290 due date by visiting https://www.expresstrucktax.com/hvut/irs-form-2290-due-date/.
Electronically. Truckers in Texas file Form 2290 through any Electronic Return Originator (ERO), transmitter, and/or intermediate service provider (ISP) participating in the IRS e-file program for excise taxes, such as ExpressTruckTax.com. For more information on e-filing Form 2290 in Texas, visit the IRS website at: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/trucking-tax-center.
E-filing with ExpressTruckTax in Texas is the fastest, most secure, and error-free way to complete your HVUT without using any manual tax calculations.File Form 2290 Now
Mail your Form 2290 to the address shown under Where to File. If you have not paid the tax using the Electronic Funds Transfer or Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) or credit/debit card, mail the Form 2290-V along with your check or money order to the IRS.
If you choose to paper file instead of filing your truck tax electronically, you can mail your Texas Form 2290 to:
Form 2290 with full payment:
Form 2290 without payment due or using EFTPS for payment to:Department of the Treasury
Penalties for HVUT non-compliance are costly. The penalty for failing to file IRS Form 2290 by August 31st is equal to 4.5 percent of total tax due, assessed monthly for up to five months. Know more about Form 2290 penalty by visiting https://www.expresstrucktax.com/hvut/form-2290-penalties/