Monday, 20 August 2018

3 ways to pay your HVUT: Mail in your check

We've talked about two ways to pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax that you owe to the IRS - setting up a direct bank account draft on 2290.us, and paying through eftps.gov, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. The benefits of paying online include a quicker withdraw from your account, and no worries about your check being lost or damaged in the mail. 

If you're a bit more old fashioned, though, no worries. You don't have to pay your HVUT online, you can still pay by check. You'll work your way through the 2290.us eFiling process. We guide you through, step-by-step, to your Schedule 1. When you reach the submission and payment page, you'll see your three payment options. If you'd like to mail in your check, select that option. 

We'll provide you information on mailing your 2290 check to the IRS, so that you're ready to mail it off right after submitting your form. When writing your check, make it payable to the United States Treasury. You may not send cash in payment of your HVUT. Send only a check. 

On the back of the check, you'll need to write your Employee Identification Number (EIN), your daytime phone number, the words, "Form 2290," and the tax period that you are paying for. You'll print and include a copy of the payment voucher that we'll make available after you submit your form. This payment voucher is called a 2290-V. You should attach the check to your 2290-V, and mail it to the IRS address we'll give you. 

You should also know that you'll need to accept responsibility for paying the HVUT by check, under penalties of perjury. Once you submit your IRS Form 2290 through 2290.us, you'll need to follow your submission by sending in your check. Don't forget to mail the IRS your check. They will receive your form, and will be waiting for the matching payment. 

You'll still receive your IRS-stamped Schedule 1 in minutes - but you'll need to complete the mailing from your end before you're all set. Ready to file? Visit 2290.us to kick off your eFiling today!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

3 ways to pay your HVUT: Electronic Payment through EFTPS.gov

So, you've taken a look at ACH - Direct Bank Account Drafting. You've considered entering your bank routing number and your bank account number, and having us take care of submitting your payment information to the IRS. What are you other payment options?

Well, you can make your payment directly to the IRS on their eftps.gov website. This option takes 2290.us out of the equation of IRS payment. We'll file your 2290 form for you, and you'll submit your payment online. No hard feelings, if that's the direction you want to go. We want you to make the best choice for you. A couple things you should know about paying your 2290 heavy vehicle use tax through the IRS' electronic payment system, though:

In order to send a payment through the EFTPS, you'll need to set up an account. If you indicated that you were likely to owe taxes when you applied for your EIN, then you may be pre-enrolled for this system. You should have received a letter with your PIN and EFTPS information, if this is the case.

If you didn't indicate that you'd owe taxes, then setting up your EFTPS account isn't nearly as easy as setting up a 2290.us account. The signup for eftps.gov is more of an enrollment process than a one-and-done. You'll enter your information on their site, then you'll wait.

You'll wait for five to seven business days to receive your PIN by U.S. mail. You'll complete your enrollment with the PIN you receive. Then, you'll be able to make your payment. Oh - but the payment won't go through until the next business day. If you want the payment to go through the same day, you'll need to contact your financial institution to speed up the process.

Wow - what a lengthy process! That's why ACH - Direct Bank Account Drafting is one of our favorite HVUT payment options. With just a couple clicks, you're all set for another year of driving.

If you want to go the EFTPS route, though, be our guest! You'll need to check a box on our end, agreeing to make the payment separately in order for your Form 2290 to be processed to the IRS. You'll still receive your IRS-stamped Schedule 1 in minutes - but you'll need to do a lot more from your side to wrap up the whole process.

Visit 2290.us to kick off your eFiling today!

Friday, 10 August 2018

3 ways to pay your HVUT: ACH Direct Bank Account Draft

Each year, we get new users who have only ever paper filed their HVUT form. They're very used to handing in their 2290 form and paying on paper, as well. When our new users switch over to eFiling with 2290.us, they're often surprised by the extra choices you have for paying the 2290 tax.

It can take a minute or two to get familiar with your options. We want to help introduce you to your 3 ways to pay your tax owed. Today, we'd like you to meet ACH - direct bank account drafting.

1. ACH - Direct Bank Account Draft

This option is the electronic version of mailing in your check to the IRS. Only, with a direct bank account draft, you don't have to worry about your check being lost or misdirected through the mail. No bothering with printers, envelopes, stamps, or paper cuts, either.

To use this option, you'll be asked for your bank routing number, your bank account number, the type of account, and your phone number.

Yikes! We want what now?

We know it can be difficult to tell who you can trust these days. With over 10 years in eFiling expertise, we know that you can trust us with this sensitive information. We are bank-grade secure when it comes to your private information. There's a reason why we're an IRS-approved eFile provider: we've done what it takes to ensure that your information is taken care of.

We transmit you bank account draft information to the IRS when you submit your 2290 form. Although you'll get your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes, the IRS won't withdraw your tax owed immediately. It's usually about one to two business days before that transaction goes through. This depends on your bank and how they process outside payments.

You might be a good fit for the ACH - direct bank account drafting HVUT payment option if you're filing close to the deadline. This is an easy, simple, and trackable way to send in your payment quickly. Get started now, you'll have your Schedule 1 today!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

What info do you need to eFile your Form 2290?

We know, every year you have to file your IRS Form 2290, it's a mad scramble to find your information.
You need names, addresses, VIN's, and it can feel very overwhelming to gather that information,
especially when you're out on the road.

Did you know that we securely save that information for you in your 2290.us account, from year to year?
That's a major benefit to eFiling you HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) with us! If you filed with us last year,
you won't have to re-enter your business information, or information for vehicles that you've filed for in
the past. It's all there, waiting for you!

How do you access you previous eFiling information? When you're creating this year's return, you'll get
a pop-up message asking if you'd like to carry over information from your previous filing. You should
review your information, just to make sure that it's all correct, then you're all set!

If you haven't gotten started with 2290.us, today's the day! You've got a little less than a month left to
crank that 2290 out, but don't leave it to chance. File today!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

EFPTS: New Email Confirmation Option

For many years, the EFTPS has not provided a receipt or confirmation of payment. You could check your bank statement or use your cancelled check as your proof ... but you would not receive documentation directly from the IRS. Thankfully, the IRS has decided to provide a new confirmation option for payers. You can now get confirmation that you paid the IRS a tax. Finally!

Users of the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System are now able to sign up for payment status emails.  Supply an email address when you are making your payment. The EFTPS system will send an immediate confirmation by email.

What if you do not have an EFTPS.gov account?
If you do not already have an EFTPS.gov account, you can visit https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/ to sign up for one.

The IRS will mail you a PIN within 7 days. Once you get this PIN you will be able to start making your IRS tax payments through EFTPS.

The IRS has issued an important Note: The IRS wants to emphasize that the email confirmation from EFTPS will not contain any web links. If an email appearing to be from the IRS contains a link, the email may be a scam. DO NOT click on the links.

Monday, 6 March 2017

CORRECT YOUR VIN AT 2290.us



What is VIN?

VIN or Vehicle Identification Number is like your Vehicle’s unique fingerprint or DNA. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines VIN as, “a series of Arabic numbers and Roman letters that are assigned to a motor vehicle for identification purposes.

The VIN system is essential to increase the accuracy and efficiency of vehicle recall campaigns undertaken to remedy noncompliance with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) or defects related to motor vehicle safety.”

VIN is important in matters relating to legislation, insurance, filing tax returns, and even if you take your vehicle to the garage. You’ll need VIN in cases relating to accidents and legal offenses as well.

A VIN number lists important details about the vehicle such as, what kind of vehicle it is, year built, color, MSRP (Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price), technical specifications, standard and optional equipment installed and Fuel Economy ratings according to some federal release. It comes with a window sticker displaying this information. A  VIN number is 17 characters long and has both numeric and alphanumeric characters in it.

Reporting VIN Corrections:
Errors in quoting the VIN number often take place, and 2290.us corrects these errors for a small fee. VIN corrections ought to be filed along with the client’s tax returns to ensure a completely hassle-free tax procedure.
Those who file their VIN corrections have faster IRS processing and receive their Schedule 1 copy with the right VIN within a few minutes on average.

VIN Corrections For A Small Fee!
Filing a VIN correction requires the payment of a small fee. All you have to do is log in to your account (or if you are a new user- create a new account), then fill in your details, and select the required option from the drop-down menu. Opt to file a VIN Correction and complete the procedure.

File your VIN Corrections at 2290.us today!

THE BENEFITS OF E-FILING






E-filing has made old methods of filing tax returns a thing of the past. Considering the immense benefits they offer consumers, it’s no surprise that clients often opt to e-file their tax returns. Here are some very good reasons why e-filing has gained the popularity that it has:

Increased Accuracy: Filing tax returns manually is often prone to human error, and several mishaps caused by paper filing can be avoided simply by opting for a more efficient and accurate e-filing system. Because the e-filing software is built to minimize error, it provides an error-free filing to the client.

Accessibility to past data: 2290.us e-filing ensures that the client’s tax returns can be accessed from the database at the click of a button, from anywhere in the world. They’re all filed neatly and logically in one place so that the clients can access their tax returns whenever they like. So if a client is required to provide some information about his/her tax returns, e-filing provides a better alternative to paper filing. It also makes it much simpler to track one’s tax returns.

Quicker filing: E-filing is less time-consuming, and tax returns can be filed 24X7 online. It’s much faster and more efficient than the traditional, time- and- paper-bound filing system.

Proof of Receipt: E-filing provides the client with a receipt promptly on filing, there is no error in processing the receipt and no corruption or red-tape involved. The receipt is sent to the client’s registered e-mail id as soon as the returns are filed.

User-friendly: E-filing is simple even for clients who have been filing their returns via traditional methods for decades, and for clients who are not internet-savvy. Its mode of operation involves very few steps and can be accomplished by a layman as well.

Refunds: E-filing helps clients recover any money they may have possibly paid as a fee for the process by helping them gain benefits from tax deductions and tax credits. Clients who have an awareness of the tax benefits they’re eligible for often receive larger refunds and owe less money as tax. Also, if one is owed a tax refund, one can be sure of receiving it as soon as possible if one files one’s returns online.

Documentation: E-filing provides clients with a useful documentation that they could use to prove their financial credibility in the market, avail of bank loans, government services, process VISAs, and so on.

Environment-friendly: E-filing is environment-friendly, and reduces paper wastage. It minimizes the cutting of trees and contributes to a healthier environment.

So, sign up, login and make e-filing a habit today; it’s convenient, efficient, and confidential, and has completely simplified the tax filing process worldwide. For more information and queries our knowledge center is always accessible.