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IRS Form 2290 Due Dates for the Tax Year 2015-2016

The IRS Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT) must be filed annually for each taxable vehicle that is used on public highways during the current tax period. The current tax period for heavy vehicles begins on July 1st, 2015 and ends on June 30th, 2016. A Form 2290 must also be filed once a vehicle is placed in service. The due date for each month is the last day of the following month.

For example: if a vehicle is placed in service on November 3rd, the Form 2290 will be due on December 31st. If any Form 2290 due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, file by the next business day.

Due Dates for 2015-2016

Vehicle first used month Due date
July-2015 31-August-2015
August-2015 30-September-2015
September-2015 02-November-2015
October-2015 30-November-2015
November-2015 31-December-2015
December-2015 01-February-2016
January-2016 29-February-2016
February-2016 31-March-2016
March-2016 02-May-2016
April-2016 31-May-2016
May-2016 30-June-2016
June-2016 01-August-2016
Form 2290 due dates have been stated in the table for tax year 2015-2016. E-file Form 2290 for just $9.90 for a single truck with http://www.expresstrucktax.com

HVUT Penalties

The IRS may impose Penalties for a number of different reasons in regard to the Form 2290 filing. Penalties may be assessed for failing to file Heavy Vehicle Use Tax returns or pay taxes by the 2290 due date. HVUT Penalties may also be assessed for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to interest charged on late payments.

HVUT Penalties for late filing or late payment will not be imposed if reasonable cause can be provided for not filing or paying on time. If you file after the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax due date, an explanation must be attached to the return to show reasonable cause.