Canadian 2290Tax Payments

It has always been tough for Canadians to make American Tax Payments. Not only because they wonder why they are paying Federal Taxes from the USA, or why Americans’ don’t pay a similar tax to use Canadian roads, but also because the Treasury won’t pull funds from a foreign bank through either an ACH or a check.

So What’s a Canadian to Do?

In the past, we’ve always recommended they choose to mail the IRS a money order, or a check written from an American bank (not a cheque from a Canadian bank). The money order handles the exchange rate if you purchase it in American dollars, and it’s easy for the Treasury to cash. Always make your money orders payable to the US Treasury.

But now, there are some new options.

IRS has recently started to accept Credit Card Payments on Form 2290. All the various services that do this charge a fee, so it can be pricey. But then, if you’re buying money orders that has a cost too. So you’ll have to compare and see what will fit your budget best, and what feels right to your business.

Credit Card Payments

Here at 2290Tax, we’re now accepting credit cards for taxes as part of your e-filing. This allows you to do the whole thing in one transaction, with one charge to your credit card. We charge a small convenience fee, and will transmit your money to the IRS within 5 business days, faster if we can. We will email you the Stamped Schedule 1 usually the same day you e-file, and send another email confirmation that the IRS has received your money for your records once they have issued that confirmation.

You know you’re in good hands with us. We are an all American, family owned, company with all of our systems developed and hosted here in the USA. Our 5 star customer service team is here to answer all your questions, and guide you through the steps if you need.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions any time!

IRS Annual Shutdown

Urgent: IRS Annual Shutdown is set to begin 12/25. 

What does IRS Annual Shutdown mean? During this time IRS will not accept your online 2290 submissions.

IRS is preparing for the new year, implementing updates to their programming, and fixing problems. All this has to be done, then tested, and only after they KNOW it’s working do they turn the computers back on for electronic filings.

Only available IRS offices can process paper 2290s during the shutdown. We expect IRS to reopen the second week of January

Need your 2290? File now before e-File systems shutdown! 

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PTIN Application How to Guide

The preparer tax identification number (PTIN) is required for those who prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns for a fee. A paid preparer must have a valid PTIN before preparing returns. Failure to do so can mean facing high penalties if audited by the IRS.

You can avoid inconvenient and costly run-ins with IRS by obtaining your very own PTIN. It’s easy and now FREE to apply for the PTIN. Follow our PTIN Application How to Guide below!

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PTIN Renewal Step by Step Guide

Preparer tax identification number (PTIN) renewals are now being processed. It is required by federal law that anyone who prepares a federal tax return for a fee must have an active PTIN.  You can face high penalties if you don’t. PTIN renewal is easy and now FREE. Follow our PTIN Renewal Step by Step Guide below.

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Hurricane Florence Carrier Information Center

The IRS, IFTA and IRP are assisting carriers affected by Hurricane Florence through emergency waivers and tax relief and assistance. Check this page frequently, as updates are posted as soon as they are received.

  • Kentucky, In response to Hurricane Florence, Kentucky has suspended registration requirements and put in place exemptions of hours of service and stoppage in weigh stations.
  • Virginia, Virginia has granted a temporary waiver of registration and licensing requirements and normal weight and width restrictions for vehicles transporting essential emergency supplies and services in response to Hurricane Florence.
  • Alabama, Alabama has ordered the temporary suspension of IRP and IFTA requirements for motor vehicles engaged in disaster relief to areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
  • Georgia, In response to Hurricane Florence, Georgia is granting a temporary suspension of hours of service and will be issuing permits for vehicles operating outside the normal weight, height and length restrictions.
  • Tennessee, Tennessee has granted a temporary suspension of IRP and IFTA requirements for any motor vehicle traveling through Tennessee engaged in disaster relief efforts.
  • New Jersey, New Jersey has granted a temporary waiver of IRP and IFTA requirements for any motor vehicle traveling through New Jersey engaged in disaster relief efforts.

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Written by Yesenia Carrillo