Choosing a Form 2290 e-file provider can be difficult. With all the scams out there, we all have to be super careful with our information. But if you follow a few simple rules, you can make sure you’re e-filing safely and efficiently.
When looking for an e-file provider, the checklist below will help you make the right choice. Make sure your provider follows all the rules listed, and if they don’t, find another one that does.
1. Is Your Form 2290 E-file Provider Authorized by the IRS?
First of all, your Form 2290 e-file provider should be IRS authorized. The easiest way to find out whether or not they’re authorized is to check the IRS list of 2290 Modernized e-File (MEF) Providers.
Here at ExpressTruckTax, we have an excellent relationship with the IRS. In fact, our programmers have years of experience building backend systems for them. And we still work closely with the IRS to make sure our software reflects the most current e-filing requirements.
2. How Do They Send Your Return to the IRS?
Next, you need to know how your e-file provider will send your return to the IRS. Do they mail it? Send it directly? How does it get from point A to point B for successful e-filing?
At ExpressTruckTax, we transmit your HVUT return electronically to the IRS for you. That way there are no long wait times for snail mail. The whole process is secure, and your return reaches the IRS in a matter of seconds.
3. How Do You Get Your Stamped Schedule 1?
Getting your Stamped 2290 Schedule 1 is important. You need a stamped Schedule 1 as your proof of filing so you can renew your heavy vehicle registration. So you need to know how your e-file provider will transmit this form to you. Will they mail it, or will they send it electronically?
With ExpressTruckTax, you will get your IRS watermarked 2290 Schedule 1 by e-mail as soon as the IRS accepts your return! Plus, we can fax it to you, send you a notification via text, and even email it to your carrier. And to top it all off, if you need a physical copy sent by mail, we can do that too!
Make sure your e-file provider has more than one option for you to receive your Stamped Schedule 1. They should be working for you and not the other way around.
4. Does Your 2290 E-file Provider Offer USA-Based Support?
You definitely want your e-file provider to offer US-Based support. Sometimes you need your questions answered immediately.
At ExpressTruckTax, our bilingual support team is legendary. They’re here all year round to help you. We don’t believe in “seasonal support,” we believe in having people who can answer your questions about HVUT from tax season to tax season.
And to make things even easier, we offer 24/7 emergency email support.
As you can tell, we are proud to say that ExpressTruckTax is one of the few e-file providers that meet every specification on this list. And we’re partnered with some of the largest trucking associations and companies in the nation.
If you need any help with the e-file process, then our dedicated support team is always here for you. All you have to do is give them a call at 704.234.6005 or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for 24-hour support in English and Spanish.
And remember there’s less than a month left to e-file before penalties. So don’t delay, e-file today!