What is the NY HUT Permit & Who Needs It?
A New York highway use tax (HUT) permit is an annual weight-distance tax permit issued to New York based motor carriers that meet the GVW requirement and carriers who frequently travel in New York. Unlike any of the other weight distance tax permits, New York’s GVW requirement is below CDL weight. This means that some Non-CDL carriers who are not required to file IFTA may be required to obtain a NY HUT Permit. The permit is issued per VIN, not per fleet, and must be printed and placed in the cab of the vehicle.
Decals for the truck will also be mailed to you. Once they arrive you must adhere the decals to the truck in accordance with the provided instructions. New York HUT Permits are issued immediately. For infrequent travel through New York, a temporary permit is recommended. All miles traveled in New York must be reported each quarter on the same schedule as IFTA taxes. Miles are reported per truck broken out by toll and non-toll miles. Even if no miles were traveled during a quarter, a return must still be filed. A New York permit must be renewed each time New York issues a new series, typically every three years.
All New York based carriers and carriers frequently traveling through New York with a GVW over 18,000 lbs. are required to have a NY HUT Permit. For infrequent travelers to New York, it is recommended to get a temporary weight distance permit instead of a permanent one.