Highway use tax, also called heavy vehicle use tax, is an annual fee you are required to pay if you operate a vehicle with a taxable gross weight of over 55,000 pounds on public highways. You can determine the taxable gross weight of your vehicle by adding:
Vehicles with a gross taxable weight below 55,000 pounds are not subject to highway use tax. If the weight is between 55,000 pounds and 75,000 pounds, the tax rate is $100 plus an additional $22 per 1000 pounds. The maximum rate is $550 and is paid if the vehicle’s gross taxable weight is 75,000 pounds or more.
You can claim the exempt status of your vehicle if it is:
At DOT Operating Authority we will be happy to help you with your highway use tax, whether you want to file it or claim the exempt status. We understand how busy you are running your business and how important it is to keep all the paperwork in order. Our professional team will assist you with getting authority to operate, as well as with various filings, forms, and taxes associated with the transportation industry.
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