Hello, there dear truckers! Hope you’re doing good. It’s once again time for some updates with form 2290 filings, about a year ago the IRS stopped accepting credit/debit card payments to pay the taxes, and now it’s back. Recently the IRS began accepting tax payments using Credit/Debit cards and it’s one of the most misunderstood modes of payment. HVUT payers are prone to misconception based on their assumption that paying the IRS tax payment using a credit/debit card is an automated process but in reality, it’s not.
The IRS basically gives four different option to pay your taxes:
1. EFW (Electronic Funds Withdrawal)
2. EFTPS (Electronic Federal tax payment system)
3. CREDIT/ Debit card payment
4. Mailing a check to the IRS
Out of these four if you choose to pay using credit/debit card option you need to log into the IRS payments portal https://www.irs.gov/payments/pay-taxes-by-credit-or-debit-card this portal is dedicated for credit or debit card payments.
When you log into this website you can see three payment operators authorized by the IRS for card payments. You just need to select the most convenient mode and proceed with the tax payment. Please do notice that there will be a convenience fee of $2.00 to $2.58 for debit cards and 1.87% to 1.99% of the tax amount for credit card payments. You could choose the best out of the three and process your payments.
If you choose not to pay an extra convenience fee over the tax amount, you could just select the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) option where you just need to key in the account and routing number during your filing and the payment will be automatically debited from you savings or checking account.
Also, people get confused between EFTPS and credit/debit card payments. To pay using EFTPS one needs to be registered with www.eftps.gov post which you would receive a pin to your mailing address and using that you can log in to pay all your federal taxes. Again it’s not an automated process the customers have to schedule a payment manually.
Be sure to know of these facts and in case if you might have any questions during your HVUT Form 2290 e-filing process that’s due TODAY on a pro-rated basis for vehicles first used since December 2020, you may feel free to reach us back @ (347) 515-2290 and our tax experts would be able to serve you promptly with your tax filing needs!