Kentucky Permit: How To Get The Kentucky KYU Permit

May 20, 2021 0Kentucky FilingKentucky Permit

The Kentucky Permit is a one-time permit obtained by commercial vehicles that do not travel through the state regularly. The state requires commercial vehicles to obtain a permit if they travel through Kentucky and has a gross weight of 60,000 or more.

Obtaining the KYU number proofs you have registered with the state and a highway tax form will be sent to you quarterly. This tax form must be filled and returned on or before the due date. You can obtain your Kentucky Permit without stress by contacting Global Multi Services. With our years of experience in helping commercial vehicles file their paperwork, we ensure your Kentucky Filing is done on time.

Kentucky Permit

What Is KYU Number? 

The Kentucky KYU Number is a weight distance tax license issued by the state and calculated based on the miles traveled by commercial vehicles through Kentucky. After obtaining your KYU number, you must file your KYU tax quarterly. The KYU Filing should not exceed the due date if you want to want to keep your authorization active.

A trucking company based in Kentucky and operates one or more qualified motor vehicles in any other IFTA jurisdiction must file for the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) in Kentucky. Motor carriers will only be issued the Kentucky Intrastate Tax License if they do not operate outside Kentucky,

You are not required to display the truck KYU number on your vehicle. This is because the  truck’s KYU Number is linked with its USDOT number

KYU Number Requirements 

Here are the requirements you need to meet before you can get KYC number

  • You must register as an interstate carrier through your USDOT Number
  • Your Motor Carrier number must be active if you are operating as an interstate commercial vehicle
  • Full information of your commercial vehicle including the plate number.
  • Your transportation company must have Unified Carrier Registration and it must be for the current year.

Kentucky KYU Permit Application 

The Kentucky KYU Permit is granted within seven to fifteen business days after completing your Kentucky Trucking Application Form online. An assurance letter with your new tax license number on it will be mailed to you if you are granted the permit. If you have issues processing the online application form, you can print the form, fill it and mail it to the office of the Kentucky Trucking Application Office.

For your Kentucky Filing, you must have a KYU account to file your tax electronically. You can make your payment online with a credit card and other means. After completing your filing, you can print a copy for record.

Penalty For Late Filing 

The quarterly tax is due on the last day of each quarter and it must be done even if the date falls on a holiday or weekend. Failure to file your quarterly tax report can lead to the cancellation of your KYU license. If your KYU license is revoked, you will pay a Failure to File Fee, interest, and a Post a Bond to reinstate your license.


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