Hello! We want all of our users to experience 2290 e-Filing as a simple, fast, and secure process. With this I bring you the Step by Step 2290 e-File Instructions guide, each step has been broken down. Check it out!
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!
Don’t be a Ghost!
The IRS recently issued a quick alert about what they call “Ghost Preparers.” People who prepare or help prepare federal tax forms, but don’t sign them as the preparer, are considered “Ghosts.”
Apparently, some of these “Ghosts” are dishonest about who they are, committing refund fraud, or otherwise scamming the taxpayer.
Here at 2290Tax we’ve always tried to help educate our Preparers about what the IRS requires of them[i], and this is an example of why.
TIN matching is a helpful tool offered by the IRS for authorized agents on the e-Services Online Tools for Tax Professionals website. TIN matching allows the service agent to verify information provided by their client before submitting the data to the IRS e-File system.
At this time there are three amendments available on the online Form 2290. Amending your Heavy Vehicle use tax return means you are correcting a mistake on your stamped Schedule 1. Of the three available amendments, VIN correction is known to be the most common amendment.
Hey all, it’s that time of year again. PTIN Renewal time!! Each year the IRS requires preparers of federal tax forms to renew their PTIN. You can check out our step by step PTIN Update Instructions here for a refresher of what the process looks like, but there seem to be a few changes this year.
Our close friends at the IRS told us that their personnel have been handing out these pamphlets to any one that files Form 2290 in person. The pamphlets are in Spanish and English.
You have two options to file the 2290 Tax Form. You can paper file or e-file.
What is an EIN?
As defined by the IRS, EIN is an Employer Identification Number also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number. EIN is used to identify a business entity. You need an EIN if you are planning to file an electronic 2290 Tax return.