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!

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