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Do I have to pay Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax for the whole year if I buy a truck in February that has not been used on the highway since the prior July?

No, the tax is prorated from the month you first use the truck until the end of June. Table I of the Instructions for Form 2290 provides the prorated tax for each gross vehicle weight category, from the first month of use until the end of June. You have to file a Form 2290 by the end of the month following the month the truck was placed in service. In this example, if you first used the truck in February, the return would be dated March 31st. All of the vehicles first used in any one month are combined on one return.


Partial-Period Tax Tables (for vehicles first used after July of the period)

  • Find the category line for the vehicle in Table I or Table II. The categories are listed in here for your benifit.
  • Find the month the vehicle was first used on public highways.
  • Read down the column. The amount where the category line and the month column meet is the tax due.

Table I Vehicles Except Logging (enter in column 2(a))

CATEGORY AUG (11) SEP (10) OCT (9) NOV (8) DEC (7) JAN (6) FEB (5) MAR (4) APR (3) MAY (2) JUNE (1)
A $ 91.67 $ 83.33 $ 75.00 $ 66.67 $ 58.33 $ 50.00 $ 41.67 $ 33.33 $ 25.00 $ 16.67 $ 8.33
B 111.83 101.67 91.50 81.33 71.17 61.00 50.83 40.67 30.50 20.33 10.17
C 132.00 120.00 108.00 96.00 84.00 72.00 60.00 48.00 36.00 24.00 12.00
D 152.17 138.33 124.50 110.67 96.83 83.00 69.17 55.33 41.50 27.67 13.83
E 172.33 156.67 141.00 125.33 109.67 94.00 78.33 62.67 47.00 31.33 15.67
F 192.50 175.00 157.50 140.00 122.50 105.00 87.50 70.00 52.50 35.00 17.50
G 212.67 193.33 174.00 154.67 135.33 116.00 96.67 77.33 58.00 38.67 19.33
H 232.83 211.67 190.50 169.33 148.17 127.00 105.83 84.67 63.50 42.33 21.17
I 253.00 230.00 207.00 184.00 161.00 138.00 115.00 92.00 69.00 46.00 23.00
J 273.17 248.33 223.50 198.67 173.83 149.00 124.17 99.33 74.50 49.67 24.83
K 293.33 266.67 240.00 213.33 186.67 160.00 133.33 106.67 80.00 53.33 26.67
L 313.50 285.00 256.50 228.00 199.50 171.00 142.50 114.00 85.50 57.00 28.50
M 333.67 303.33 273.00 242.67 212.33 182.00 151.67 121.33 91.00 60.67 30.33
N 353.83 321.67 289.50 257.33 225.17 193.00 160.83 128.67 96.50 64.33 32.17
O 374.00 340.00 306.00 272.00 238.00 204.00 170.00 136.00 102.00 68.00 34.00
P 394.17 358.33 322.50 286.67 250.83 215.00 179.17 143.33 107.50 71.67 35.83
Q 414.33 376.67 339.00 301.33 263.67 226.00 188.33 150.67 113.00 75.33 37.67
R 434.50 395.00 355.50 316.00 276.50 237.00 197.50 158.00 118.50 79.00 39.50
S 454.67 413.33 372.00 330.67 289.33 248.00 206.67 165.33 124.00 82.67 41.33
T 474.83 431.67 388.50 345.33 302.17 259.00 215.83 172.67 129.50 86.33 43.17
U 495.00 450.00 405.00 360.00 315.00 270.00 225.00 180.00 135.00 90.00 45.00
V 504.17 458.33 412.50 366.67 320.83 275.00 229.17 183.33 137.50 91.67 45.83

Table II Logging Vehicles (enter in column 2(b))

A $ 68.75 $ 62.49 $ 56.25 $ 50.00 $ 43.74 $ 37.50 $ 31.25 $ 24.99 $ 18.75 $ 12.50 $6.24
B 83.87 76.25 68.62 60.99 53.37 45.75 38.12 30.50 22.87 15.24 7.62
C 99.00 90.00 81.00 72.00 63.00 54.00 45.00 36.00 27.00 18.00 9.00
D 114.12 103.74 93.37 83.00 72.62 62.25 51.87 41.49 31.12 20.75 10.37
E 129.24 117.50 105.75 93.99 82.25 70.50 58.74 47.00 35.25 23.49 11.75
F 144.37 131.25 118.12 105.00 91.87 78.75 65.62 52.50 39.37 26.25 13.12
G 159.50 144.99 130.50 116.00 101.49 87.00 72.50 57.99 43.50 29.00 14.49
H 174.62 158.75 142.87 126.99 111.12 95.25 79.37 63.50 47.62 31.74 15.87
I 189.75 172.50 155.25 138.00 120.75 103.50 86.25 69.00 51.75 34.50 17.25
J 204.87 186.24 167.62 149.00 130.37 111.75 93.12 74.49 55.87 37.25 18.62
K 219.99 200.00 180.00 159.99 140.00 120.00 99.99 80.00 60.00 39.99 20.00
L 235.12 213.75 192.37 171.00 149.62 128.25 106.87 85.50 64.12 42.75 21.37
M 250.25 227.49 204.75 182.00 159.24 136.50 113.75 90.99 68.25 45.50 22.74
N 265.37 241.25 217.12 192.99 168.87 144.75 120.62 96.50 72.37 48.24 24.12
O 280.50 255.00 229.50 204.00 178.50 153.00 127.50 102.00 76.50 51.00 25.50
P 295.62 268.74 241.87 215.00 188.12 161.25 134.37 107.49 80.62 53.75 26.87
Q 310.74 282.50 254.25 225.99 197.75 169.50 141.24 113.00 84.75 56.49 28.25
R 325.87 296.25 266.62 237.00 207.37 177.75 148.12 118.50 88.87 59.25 29.62
S 341.00 309.99 279.00 248.00 216.99 186.00 155.00 123.99 93.00 62.00 30.99
T 356.12 323.75 291.37 258.99 226.62 194.25 161.87 129.50 97.12 64.74 32.37
U 371.25 337.50 303.75 270.00 236.25 202.50 168.75 135.00 101.25 67.50 33.75
V 378.12 343.74 309.37 275.00 240.62 206.25 171.87 137.49 103.12 68.75 34.37
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