|Municipalities Increase Watchful Eye Over HUT Violations|
In New York State a HUT (Highway Use Tax) decal is required for any truck, tractor or self-propelled vehicle with a gross weight of 18,000 pounds.
An issue that also comes up frequently with a HUT violation is the AFC certificate requirement. An AFC certificate stands for Automotive Fuel Carrier certificate. It is required for any truck, trailer, semitrailer, or other attached device transporting automotive fuel with a gross weight of 18,000 pounds.
IFTA is the International Fuel Tax Agreement which New York has opted to join. A carrier who is falls within the IFTA jurisdiction is required to to have two decals on their vehicle. Failure to do so can be interpreted as a violation of the law.
Most HUT and IFTA violations are written under Tax Law 1815. While the vast majority of these violations are traffic infractions, some can be misdemeanors. In particular, violations under Tax Law 1812-d are deemed a crime.
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