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NTEA is a founding member of an industry group leading the charge to repeal the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks. Repealing FET would reduce the acquisition cost of new trucks currently subject to the tax by 12% and allow purchasers to more readily integrate cleaner and safer vehicles into their fleet. Additionally, repeal would clear the way to better alternative funding mechanisms for highway repair and maintenance.
Learn more and support FET repeal
Get more insight into FET with these resources
Federal Excise Tax Guide
The first and only publication that takes a comprehensive look at the 12% tax that applies to work trucks, tractors and trailers. Sections include information on the “Suitable for Use” standard; the Six-Month Rule; the 75 percent rule; tax-free sales; and more.
A compilation of FET Bulletins, Quarterlies and Enquirers published since the new retail excise tax took effect on April 1, 1983. This manual is arranged in chronological order and indexed according to subject matter (in a three-ring binder with 8-1/2-inch x 11-inch sheets) for easy reference.
Articles of interest (some may require member login to view)
Sustainable alternative funding key to FET repeal
NTEA submits comments on proposed FET regulations
NTEA meets with Treasury Department to discuss effects of IRS-proposed FET rules
NTEA gives testimony at IRS hearing on proposed FET changes
New coalition formed to repeal FET
Can FET be repealed?
Preparing for an FET audit
FET repeal opportunity
Excise Tax Quarterly
Does maximum loaded vehicle weight influence chassis taxability?
for more legislative and regulatory information.
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