How do I remain compliant with the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax when I purchase a privately owned vehicle?
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Applicable To
Form 2290 Form 8849 Amendments

A privately purchased vehicle is a vehicle purchased from a private seller. Heavy use vehicles purchased from a dealership, an auto auction, or leased from a carrier/through a leasing company are not considered privately owned vehicles.

You must file your Form 2290 for your privately owned vehicle within the deadline if you decide to operate the vehicle on the public highways to remain compliant with the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.

The deadline to file Form 2290 for a privately purchased vehicle is the same as every other vehicle. The deadline to file your Form 2290 return is on the last day of the month following the First Used Month (FUM) of your vehicle.

 If you purchase a vehicle from a seller who has already paid the HVUT of the vehicle for the tax year, and your first use is in the month of sale, your total HVUT for the tax period doesn’t include the tax for the month of sale.

For example, if you buy a truck in October 2020 and use it in the same month, your total HVUT will not include the tax for October. However, the deadline to file your Form 2290 return will be November 30, 2020.

However, the deadline to file your Form 2290 return will remain the same.

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ExpressTruckTax is the #1 IRS authorized e-file provider, so file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax easily and quickly. You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes if you e-file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax.

ExpressTruckTax also calculates your accurate HVUT based on the First Used Month and Taxable Gross Weight you provide, making it easier for you to file your Form 2290.

If you have any questions regarding your heavy highway use tax or the Form 2290 filing process ExpressTruckTax is available with 100% US-based support by phone, email, and live chat. We also offer bilingual support in both English and Spanish.

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