Due Date to File Form 2290

For vehicles first used on a public highway during July, file Form 2290 and pay the appropriate tax between July 1st and Aug 31st.

If you place an additional taxable truck on the road during any month other than July that was registered in your name, you are liable for the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290) on it, prorated for the months during which it was in service. You must file Form 2290 for these trucks by the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways. Use the table below to determine your filing deadline.

These due date rules apply whether you are paying the tax or reporting the suspension of tax. It is important to file and pay all your Form 2290 taxes on time to avoid paying interest and penalties.

JULY 2020 AUGUST 31st 2020
AUGUST 2020 SEPTEMBER 30th 2020
OCTOBER 2020 NOVEMBER 30th 2020
NOVEMBER 2020 DECEMBER 31st 2020
JANUARY 2021 MARCH 1st 2021
FEBRUARY 2021 MARCH 31st 2021
MARCH 2021 APRIL 30th 2021
APRIL 2021 JUNE 1st 2021
MAY 2021 JUNE 30th 2021
JUNE 2021 AUGUST 2nd 2021

John uses a taxable vehicle on a public highway by driving it home from the dealership on July 2, 2020, after purchasing it. John must file Form 2290 by August 31, 2020, for the period beginning July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. To figure the tax, John would use the amounts on Form 2290, page 2, column (1).

John purchases a new taxable vehicle on December 2, 2020. The vehicle is required to be registered in his name. The vehicle is first used on the public highway by driving it home from the dealership after purchasing it in November. John must file another Form 2290 reporting the new vehicle by February 1, 2019, for the period beginning December 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. Because January 31, 2021, falls on a Sunday, John doesn't have to file until the next business day, February 1, 2021. To figure the tax, John would use Table I, later.

All of Trucker A's vehicles are first used in the current period in July 2020 by driving them from the dealership on the public highway to his warehouse after purchasing them. Trucker A must file one Form 2290 on or before August 31, 2020. Trucker B first uses vehicles on the public highway in July and August. Trucker B must report the vehicles first used in July by August 31, 2020, and the vehicles first used in August on a separate return filed by September 30, 2020.