“Our typical turnaround time is 5-10 minutes for a customer to receive their Schedule 1, the document they need to have to prove they have paid their 2290 tax.”
Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Never wait until the last minute to file your taxes. The IRS permits third-party providers to allow users to file their next year’s return before July 1, but they do not accept the filing until July 1. Each year there is a rush of users filing before and on July 1, creating a backlog with the IRS that takes a few days to clear.
“Our typical turnaround time is 5-10 minutes for a customer to receive their Schedule 1, the document they need to have to prove they have paid their 2290 tax,” said Ed Pratt, Vice President of Business Development for TechAtlantis. “On and just after July 1, that can expand up to a few hours based on the traffic jam of returns being filed to the IRS at once. After a couple of days, the IRS clears the backlog and we return to our normal 5-10 minute process.”
The Schedule 1 provides proof of payment that truck drivers use to obtain tags, renewals, and other certifications showing that they operate their vehicle in a compliant manner. Every driver of a vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds or more must obtain the Schedule 1 shortly after putting their truck on the road. Each year, they must pay their excise tax and obtain their 2290 again, usually by the end of August.
“The regulations state that a vehicle must have the excise tax paid by the end of the month after the vehicle hits the road,” said Pratt. “For a new purchase, that means the owner may need to obtain the 2290 at any month during the year. For a truck that was on the road last year and will continue to be on the road this year, that means the tax must be paid by the end of August since the tax year begins July 1. Because of that, our busiest period of the year is during the months of July and August.”
Customers who choose to e-File their 2290 see a number of benefits over going to an IRS office to file. E-Filing form 2290 can occur at any time of the day, not just when the IRS office is open; because the e-File happens from a cloud-based application, customers can log in during any hour of the day. They may access their Schedule 1 online in their account at any time; ez2290.com emails them a copy of the Schedule 1 as well. Customers see the response from the IRS within minutes. Tax professionals, brokers, and permit companies use the site to file for all of their customers under one login.
Customers also have access to a support team to answer questions. During July and August, that support team works around the clock to assist any customers who may have an issue. Customers contact support via chat, email, and phone.
If you haven’t filed your 2290 return yet, don’t delay.
EZ2290.com, an IRS-approved third party filer, provides Heavy Vehicle Usage Tax filing for owner/operators, brokers, permit companies, fleet managers, and accountants. Using one login, customers can e-File 2290s, amended 2290s, and 8849s online for one up to any number of vehicles. Once the IRS accepts their e-File, the filer receives the Schedule 1 within minutes. EZ2290.com stores all customer information using 256-bit, bank-grade security.