E-Filing Form 2290 vs Making Your HVUT Payment

Learn all about the process of E-filing the Form 2290 and how to make your HVUT payment before the deadline!

So you filed your Form 2290 and received your stamped Schedule 1? That’s great!…. but unfortunately you’re not done quite yet.

It is now time to pay the IRS the tax due on your vehicles. You can only make your HVUT payment after your Form 2290 was completed and accepted by the IRS. Filing and paying your HVUT are two different processes, so It’s important that you complete both of them before the deadline. 

When is the Form 2290 due date and when do you have to Pay?

Both the Form 2290 and your HVUT payment are due by the same date, which is determined by your first used month. If you have a vehicle that was used for the first time during the tax year (bought new or used vehicle,etc) then the due date to file and pay would be the end of the following month of first use.

If the truck has been in use since the last tax year, then your due date will be on August 31st!

Even though the filing and payment are due on the same day, it is important that you don’t wait to file and pay. Your Form 2290 must be accepted before the payment is made or the IRS will not be able to process your payment.

Some payment options take a few days or weeks to be sent and accepted by the IRS. Even if the payment is sent on time, if it is not in the IRS’s hands by the end of the due date, then your HVUT will be considered late and penalties will be involved. 

File now to ensure that your Form 2290 will be accepted and that, regardless of the method you choose to make the payment, your HVUT will be received at the IRS on time.

How To Pay Your HVUT to the IRS?

The IRS offers multiple options to make your HVUT payment. It’s important that you understand all these options so you can best determine which form of payment is the best option for you. 

  • Debit and Credit Card- to make your HVUT payment using your debit and credit cards, you must make your payment at IRS.Gov/PayUsingCard 
  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)– a standard bank account transfer. You will need to provide your bank account and routing numbers to the IRS. The payment will be withdrawn within 1 or 2 business days
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment Systems (EFTPS) a service that the IRS offers to simplify tax payments. You will have to create an account here and enroll in the program.
  • Check or Money Order If you choose this option, you will have to remember to mail out your check or money order before the HVUT payment due date. You will also have to include the Form 2290-V along with the payment. Mail it to the following address:

Once you submit your Form 2290, the payment method that you checked can be changed, unless you picked the EFW option. So, before you submit your tax return, make sure the payment option that you picked is the one you’re committed to using. 

Why Can’t You Pay the IRS Through ExpressTruckTax?

The HVUT payment must be paid directly to the IRS. ExpressTruckTax does not initiate any of the HVUT payments and cannot accept the tax money. 

When you pay on ExpressTruckTax, you are only paying for the filing fees, not the actual payment. It is important to remember that, even though you received your stamped Schedule 1, you still need to complete the next step and send out your payment to the IRS.

File Form 2290 and Pay Your HVUT Now!

The deadline to file your Form 2290 is right around the corner. Don’t wait any longer! 

File your Form 2290, make your HVUT payment now, and get it over with (until next year of course)!

If you need help, our US-based customer support team is always here to help!  Until the tax return deadline, our team has extended their hours to 8am to 7pm EST Monday-Friday to help as many clients as possible!

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