Kentucky’s Highway Use Tax (KYU) is a weight-distance tax, based on mileage traveled by motor vehicles through Kentucky. You need a KYU license if your vehicle travels through Kentucky and has a gross weight of 60,000 pounds or more. Once a KYU license is issued, quarterly reports must be filed.
A KYU number is proof that you have registered with Kentucky to pay a per mile tax. Highway use tax forms will be sent to you on a quarterly basis and must be completed and returned by the required due date. KYU numbers no longer need to be posted on the sides of your power unit since your USDOT# will be used as means of identifying the carrier and the status of the carriers KYU account.
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