There are 4 ways through which a fleet owner or tax professional can make payment of highway tax to the IRS.
1. Direct debit
A direct debit is an instruction that a bank account holder gives to his or her bank to collect an amount directly from another account. In the case of form 2290, the IRS initiates the direct debit from your account based on the bank account information provided by you during the submission of form 2290. Your bank account information is safe and secure and will only be used for the payment authorized by the taxpayer. No unauthorized withdrawals will be made. In case your direct debit payment is rejected, it would be due to the issues with the routing number or the account number. In such circumstances, you can contact your bank for rectification. If at any point a taxpayer wants to revoke the payment or report any problem such as lost account number, bank closure, etc, They can contact the Treasury Financial Agent, Customer Service, at 1.800.555.4477, toll-free which is available 24/7.
The electronic federal tax payment system (EFTPS) is a payment system provided free by the US department of treasury. Taxpayers can pay their taxes electronically via the phone or internet available 24/7. However to use the EFTPS services, taxpayers must enroll themselves which is free of cost. For further information you can visit https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/.
3. Check payment
Check payments can be made payable to the United States Treasury. To mail a check, taxpayers need to include the social security number or employer identification number, tax period, and related tax form number. The check should be mailed to the address listed on the notice or instructions. Cash payments can only be made in person at a local IRS Office. Do not send cash through the mail. If you wish to contact your local IRS office please visit http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/index.html
4. Credit or Debit Card (IRS.gov/PayByCard)
We know that many of you have wanted to pay the IRS fee due for your 2290 with a debit or credit card, and in the past, this has not been possible. However, the IRS has finally added a new payment option for making your HVUT payment. You can now pay the IRS fee due by debit or credit card. Yes! You heard correctly! The IRS now allows you to pay your fee with a debit or credit card.
To choose this payment method on our end, you will need to select the check box for this option, agreeing that you will go to IRS.gov/PayByCard to make the IRS payment due. You also agree that you will make the payment separately in order for your form 2290 to be processed to the IRS. You’ll still receive the IRS stamped Schedule 1 within minutes, but you’ll have to do more on your end to get the payment taken care of.
You can make your payment directly to the IRS using the IRS.gov/PayByCard website. This will take 2290.US out of the equation of IRS Payment. We will e-file the 2290 form for you, and you’ll submit your payment online, at IRS.gov/PayBycard.
Once you go to IRS.gov/PayByCard, you will see a list of Service Providers to choose from. You will need to select a provider to use to pay the fee by debit or credit card. These service providers also have a fee, which is typically less than $3, to use them to make this payment. Once a provider is selected, you will be given 2 options. You will select ‘Make a business payment’ in order to have the option to select to pay for the 2290.
You will select a payment category from the drop down menu listed, ‘Payment Category’. This is where you will select the option, 2290.
Next you will need to select ‘Tax Type’ from the drop down menu. This means you will need to select the year you are paying for. (Note: Please make sure you select the correct category before continuing.If you make a payment for the wrong year, this payment can’t be cancelled.) Once both of these options are selected, click the Continue button.
On the next page you will be required to enter your payment details. Once completed, click the Continue button. You will be given an opportunity to review the information. Please make sure to review and confirm the information is correct before continuing. If the information is correct, finish with the payment and you will receive a receipt for the transaction.