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Last-Minute Tips for Filing Form 2290

Last Updated on  December 22, 2020  By  Eform2290 Editorial Team

Filing tax can be a time consuming and excruciating process if you are not sure about the filing formalities. As your form 2290 deadlines closes in, here are some of the last-minute tips that will help you avoid non-filing penalties and unwanted fines.

Choose e-Filing

If you approached the final few days of your filing deadline, it is better to e-file your form 2290 rather than paper filing it. Authorized e-filing service providers like eform2290 help you file your Form 2290 in just a few clicks, and moreover, provides an IRS-stamped copy of your Schedule 1 within minutes

Request for A Filing Extension

If for some reason you cannot pay your HVUT tax, you can always request for a filing extension with the IRS. in your request, you should be able to provide a valid reason for the delay. But keep in mind that, even if you do get an extension, you will still need to pay your HVUT tax within 3 months.

Pay your tax in installments

If the deadline is nearing and you still have not managed to source the tax amount, you can request to pay your taxes in installments. For that, you need to file form 9465 and create an Installment agreement request which you need to present to the IRS for approval.

Payment plans can be short term (paying in 120 days) or long term. You will be eligible for installment payment only if: 

  • You are capable of paying off the tax in three years time or less
  • You are able to provide proof that can’t pay the tax amount now
  • You owe $10,000 or less in tax amount

Apply for EIN Beforehand

If you do not have an EIN, you will need to apply for a new one. It will take up to two weeks before your EIN becomes a part of the IRS's permanent records. If you try to e-file your form 2290 within two weeks of applying for a new EIN, your form will be rejected due to missing EIN details. Therefore, always ensure that you have your EIN at disposal and ensure that you apply for a new one weeks (if not months) ahead of the HVUT filing deadline.

Always Try to Pre-file Your Form

If you are e-filing with eForm2290, you have an option to pre-file your form 2290 way ahead of the deadline. When you pre-file, you will get enough time to make corrections to your rejected form without paying any penalty. It will also help you avoid unnecessary last moment filing errors.

Final Thoughts

Timely filing of your taxes ensures that you enjoy worry-free drives while on the road. When you wait till the last minute to file your form, you might be faced with unforeseen problems which can lead to more penalty or compliance issues. Therefore, always make it a point to file your form 2290 ahead of the deadline and choose an all-in-one e-filing service provider like eForm2290 to file your taxes for a smart and easy filing experience.

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