IRS Labor Day Planned Maintenance Outage

The IRS shut down many of its services at 1PM EST on Friday, August 31, 2012 and will remain down until Tuesday, September 4, 2012 for a planned maintenance and upgrading an electrical system.

Some of the services that will be affected by the temporary outage are:

  • Toll-Free Services
  • Employee Identification Numbers
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  • E-Filing Services

For specific details on which IRS departments and services will be unavailable, go to

August 31, 2012 marked the Form 2290 for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Deadline.  If you were mailing in your return, it had to be postmarked by Friday, August 31, 2012 in order to meet the deadline.  If you did not get your return filed on time, the IRS has extended the E-Filing Form 2290 deadline until Friday, September 7, 2012.  So you can still file your return to meet the extended E-File Deadline.

Simply go to to set up your account.  You will be prompted to enter your business details, including EIN, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and Gross Weight of the Vehicle (Combined with maximum load).  You will be able to choose your IRS payment option, either Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFT), Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) or Check/Money Order.  Once the return is complete you will be prompted to transmit the return.  

Normally you receive your Schedule 1 within minutes, but due to the IRS Maintenance, you will not receive your Schedule 1 until after the IRS resumes normal business activity after noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Although the deadline has been extended, we encourage you to get your returns filed now. If you have any questions, please contact us at our US based customer support center in Rock Hill, SC at 704-234-6005 or email us at