Due Date to File Form 2290

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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 2021 AUGUST 31, 2021
AUGUST 2021 SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
SEPTEMBER 2021 NOVEMBER 1, 2021
OCTOBER 2021 NOVEMBER 30, 2021
NOVEMBER 2021 JANUARY 3, 2021
DECEMBER 2021 JANUARY 31', 2022
JANUARY 2022 FEBRUARY 28, 2022
FEBRUARY 2022 MARCH 31, 2022
MARCH 2022 MAY 2, 2022
APRIL 2022 MAY 31, 2022
MAY 2022 JUNE 30, 2022
JUNE 2022 AUGUST 1, 2022


John uses a taxable vehicle on a public highway by driving it home from the dealership on July 2, 2021, after purchasing it. John must file Form 2290 by August 31, 2021, for the period beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. To figure the tax, John would use the tax calculator.


John purchases a new taxable vehicle on September 2, 2021. 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 September. John must file another Form 2290 reporting the new vehicle by November 1, 2021, for the period beginning September 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Because October 31, 2021, falls on a Sunday, John doesn’t have to file until the next business day, November 1, 2021.


All of Trucker A's vehicles are first used in the current period in July 2021 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, 2021. 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, 2021, and the vehicles first used in August on a separate return filed by September 30, 2021.