Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New York HUT Renewal Reminder

The renewal period began October 1, 2012 for the New York State imposed a highway use tax (HUT) on motor carriers operating certain motor vehicles on New York State public highways (excluding toll-paid portions of the New York State Thruway). The tax is based on mileage traveled on NYS public highways and is computed at a rate determined by the weight of the motor vehicle and the method that you choose to report the tax.  The deadline to renew is December 31, 2012. Beginning January 1, 2013, you must affix a decal to each vehicle that's required to have a certificate of registration.

Vehicle registration requirements
You must obtain a certificate of registration for each vehicle subject to HUT. There are two types:

  • A HUT certificate of registration is required for any truck, tractor, or other self-propelled vehicle with a gross weight over 18,000 pounds. (If you elect to use the unloaded weight method to file your returns, a certificate is required for any truck with an unloaded weight over 8,000 pounds and any tractor with an unloaded weight over 4,000 pounds.)
  • An automotive fuel carrier (AFC) certificate of registration is required for any truck, trailer, or semi-trailer transporting automotive fuel. (The same gross weight and unloaded weight rules apply.)

You are also required to file your quarterly highway use tax return.  The 4th Quarter will end on December 31, 2012 and the deadline to file is January 31, 2013.  You will want to file your 4th Quarter NY HUT on time to avoid penalties and interest.

As a premier processing agency, Truck Services of North America can get or renew your NY HUT certificate of registration and file your 4th Quarter highway use tax return for you.  TSNA takes the paperwork out of your way. For more details contact us at or call 803.386.0320.

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