Filing time for IRS Form 2290 is coming up; OOIDA can help

July 30, 2019

Land Line Staff


OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department is giving truck owners a heads-up: It’s time to pay your federal highway use tax for heavy vehicles. It’s that $550 fee you pay each year when you file an IRS Form 2290.

The current tax period runs July 1 to June 30, 2020. For trucks and other taxable vehicles in use during July, the Form 2290 and payments are due Aug. 31. State governments require proof of payment as a condition of vehicle registration.

Fleets with 25 or more vehicles must pay online with the IRS. Smaller fleets still have the option of paying by mailed check or money order or online. You must have an Employer Identification Number for at least 14 days before you can e-file.

If you need help, OOIDA Permits and Licensing Department can assist members with filing the Form 2290 for a service fee. Call 800-444-5791.

Paperwork must be received at OOIDA by Aug. 23 to guarantee filing by the Sept. 3 deadline.

If you are comfortable filing the Form 2290 yourself online, you can do so at There is a small processing charge for that service.