Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Truckers: File your highway use tax by Sept. 3

Truck drivers who have registered, or are required to register, a heavy highway vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax, and pay any tax due by the deadline.

For most Form 2290 taxpayers, the deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 3, for vehicles used on the road in July. The deadline is later this year because the normal due date, Aug. 31, falls on a Saturday, and Monday, Sept. 2, is a federal holiday.

The IRS encourages trucking business owners to take advantage of the speed and convenience of e-filing the form and e-paying the tax. E-filers receive their IRS-stamped Schedule 1 electronically minutes after filing. A printout of the schedule can then be provided to the state department of motor vehicles, without visiting an IRS office. IRS.gov contains a list of IRS-approved e-file providers.

For more information, visit the IRS Trucker Tax Center.