Connecticut’s Highway Use Tax – Using honor system

Connecticut's Highway Use Fee took effect on Jan. 1 with the first reports due at the end of January. There is confusion and anger concerning the new tax.


From Overdrive.

The state of Connecticut’s Class 8-only vehicle miles tax, called the Highway Use Fee, took effect on January 1 of this year with the first reports due at the end of January, and already fleets, owner-operators, and state representatives have voiced confusion and anger on numerous aspects of the new tax.

The HUF requires any carrier who operates a combination truck in Classes 8-13 (as defined by the Federal Highway Administration) and weighing 26,000 lbs. or more (aside from some milk haulers) to pay between 2.5 and 17.5 cents per mile traveled on any road in Connecticut. Carriers that do operate eligible vehicles, no matter what state or states they’re registered in, must register with Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) and file monthly reports to pay the applicable tax.

Read the full article on the Overdrive website.

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