IRS Tax Payment

EFTPS | EFW | Credit or Debit Card

The federal tax on your heavy highway motor vehicle is paid yearly and in full when you report it on IRS Tax Form 2290. The taxes that you owe can be paid online when you choose electronic filing, from the multiple options. It is easy and quick to pay the dues, however make sure you pay by the due date to avoid applicable extra charges.

  1. Electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) if filing electronically
  2. Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (best option, but enrollment required)
  3. Credit or debit card payment (newly introduced for IRS Tax Form 2290 payments)
  4. Check or money order using the payment voucher
Form 2290 Electronic Funds Withdrawal

Electronic Funds Withdrawal (direct debit)

Possibly the easiest and the best way to pay your Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes is by using “Direct Debit” in other words Electronic Funds withdrawal (EFW). This method allows you to pay your tax bill directly from your checking or savings accounts. You will need to provide your Bank, Bank Account Number, and Bank Routing Transit Number (RTN), authorizing a direct debit as part of the e-file process.

Electronic Funds Withdrawal is an integrated e-file/e-pay option offered only when filing your heavy truck taxes using tax preparation software or through a tax professional. Using this payment option, you may submit one or more payment requests for direct debit from your designated bank account.

Features and Benefits of Electronic Funds Withdrawal:

  • It's convenient. Individual and business filers can e-file and e-pay in a single step.
  • IRS doesn’t charge a fee to use EFW
  • Making an electronic payment eliminates the need to submit a voucher.
  • It’s safe and secure. Payment information is used only for the tax payment(s) authorized.
  • The EFW transaction authorizes the U.S. Department of the Treasury (through a Treasury Financial Agent) to transfer the specified payment amount from the specified bank account to the Treasury's account,
  • "IRS USA Tax Payment," "IRS USA Tax Payment" or something similar will be shown on your bank statement as proof of payment.
  • If the payment date requested is a weekend or bank holiday, the payment will be withdrawn on the next business day. In that case, your bank may put a hold on those funds, and treat it as a pending transaction.
  • The payment amount will be debited in a single transaction. No recurring or partial withdrawals will be made.

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

EFTPS® is a tax payment service provided free by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, it is a secure government web site. Individuals, businesses, and federal agencies can all pay their taxes electronically using EFTPS. After you've enrolled and received your credentials, you can pay 2290 tax due to the IRS using this system. If first time enrolling with EFTPS®, your information will need to be validated with the IRS. After this process is complete you will receive a personal identification number (PIN) via U.S. Mail in five to seven business days at your IRS address of record.

Features and Benefits of Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

  • EFTPS is quick, secure, and accurate.
  • Online payments require three unique pieces of information for authentication: an employer identification number (EIN) or social security number (SSN); a personal identification number (PIN); and an Internet password. Phone payments require your PIN as well as your EIN/SSN.
  • EFTPS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • EFTPS offers you the convenience and flexibility of making your tax payments via the Internet or phone.
  • Businesses and Individuals can schedule payments up to 365 days in advance. Scheduled payments can be changed or cancelled up to two business days in advance of the scheduled payment date.
  • For EFTPS payments to be on time, you must submit the payment by 8:00 p.m. Eastern time the day before the date the payment is due.
  • Your payment history will show federal tax deposits and payments made through EFTPS. It will not show payments made by electronic funds withdrawal, credit or debit card, check, or money order.
form 2290 electronic funds withdrawal

Credit or Debit card

The 2290 dues can now be paid to IRS using your credit or debit card, this facility was introduced from 2018, which means you could make your 2290 tax payment with an American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover card. Your payment will be processed by a payment processor who will charge a processing fee or convenience fee on top of your tax bill to cover processing cost. The fees vary by service provider and may be tax deductible.

Features and Benefits of paying taxes with a credit card.

  • Convenience – the IRS accepts credit card payments made by phone, online, or through the e-filing system.
  • You can authorize the transaction quickly and easily, and you won’t need to use any payment vouchers to complete the transaction.
  • Immediate payment – choosing to pay your taxes with a credit card means the government will receive the funds on time and you won’t be subject to late-payment penalties and other fees.

Check or money order

If you choose to mail your tax payment:

  • Make your check, money order or cashier's check payable to U.S. Treasury.
  • Enter the amount using all numbers ($###.##).
  • Do not use staples or paper clips to affix your payment to your voucher or return.
  • Make sure your check or money order includes the following information:
    • Your name and address
    • Daytime phone number
    • employer identification number
    • Tax year and Related tax form
  • Mail your payment to the address listed on the notice or instructions

The IRS wants to make paying any tax due easy, so there are numerous options provided. EFW is highly recommended as it allows IRS to debit your bank account directly for the estimated tax dues without any delay. EFTPS is more secured as it was offered by federal government. Credit or debit card incur extra cost to make tax due payments. Check or money order needs a voucher attached to it. It is now up to you to pick the best that meets your requirement.

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