How do I know for which year I need to file Form 2290?
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Form 2290 is a federal tax return that must be filed every year by owners/drivers of heavy vehicles to calculate and pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). Usually, the Form 2290 tax year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 in the following year. The current tax year starts on July 1, 2020, and ends on June 30, 2021.

The first used month (FUM) of your vehicle decides the year you need to file your Form 2290 return. The First Used Month (FUM) of your vehicle is the first month you operate your vehicle on the public highways during a tax year.

Since most truckers operate their vehicle from the beginning of the tax year, the deadline to file Form 2290 is August 31.

You can figure out your Form 2290 tax year using the First Used Month (FUM) of your vehicle. Your tax year to file Form 2290 is the tax year between which you operate your vehicle for the first time.

For example, if you put your vehicle on the road during any time between July 2020 and June 2021, you must file your Form 2290 for the tax year 2020-2021.

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