If I opt for tax payment via EFTPS, do I have to initiate the transfer or is it done automatically?
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Form 2290 Form 8849 Amendments

Yes, If you choose the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) as your payment method, you will be required to initiate the payment yourself. ExpressTruckTax doesn't initiate payments for any of the payment methods. You must have an EFTPS account if you choose EFTPS as your payment method. You need to visit www.EFTPS.gov to initiate the transfer yourself.

If you do not have an EFTPS account, you can create one for free. You should enroll for an account at www.EFTPS.gov to create a new one. It might take up to 15 days to set up an EFTPS account.

You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 instantly after the IRS accepts your Form 2290 irrespective of your payment status. The advantage of choosing EFTPS as your payment method is that you can withhold the payment until the deadline to make the payment.

However, if you do not make the payment within the filing deadline, you will be subjected to penalties.  

Form 2290 Deadline:

The deadline to file your Form 2290 is the last day of the month following the First Used Month (FUM) of your vehicle.

The First Used Month of your vehicle is the month you put your vehicle on the road for the first time in a tax year. A typical trucking tax year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year.
every year. 

The IRS suggests its filers to e-file their Form 2290 returns. ExpressTruckTax is the #1 IRS authorized e-file provider, so file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax easily and quickly. You will receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes if you e-file your Form 2290 with ExpressTruckTax. 

If you have any questions regarding your heavy highway use tax or the Form 2290 filing process ExpressTruckTax is available with 100% US-based support by phone, email, and live chat. We also offer bilingual support in both English and Spanish.

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