Double payments we all face this issues on daily basis don’t we? This happens either because of a technical error or because of our ignorance. But we do always have an option to claim it back. Now how a double payment occurs when it comes to Form 2290 filing and the method to reclaims the excess paid taxes.
Generally when a tax return is filed electronically the tax payer is offered 4 different payment options to make the tax payment to the IRS namely:
- Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)
- Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
- Credit/Debit card
- Check or Money order.
Now let’s discuss the possible outcomes for overpayments via the above mentioned tax payment options. While using EFW the payment gets automatically cleared by the IRS from your given checking or saving account within 24-48 hours from the time your tax return got processed by the IRS. Or by reporting the same vehicle twice for the same tax period
Besides, there is no specific paperwork provided by the IRS to indicate the tax due clearance hence most people tend to make another payment to the IRS using an alternative options hence ending up paying taxes twice.
On the other hand while using a credit card, there are chances to process payment twice due to multiple clicks or responses given from the tax payer’s end over the IRS authorized payment processor’s website namely www.PayUSAtax.com, www.Pay1040.com & www.officialpayments.com.
Hence, if you had an over-payment in your 2290 tax due payment, do not hesitate to claim a refund by e-filing the claim Form 8849 Schedule 6 to receive the refund check in your mailing address in 21 business days.