10 Top mistakes to avoid during the HVUT Form 2290 e-file

It’s not fun to spend time and effort to complete and submit the online HVUT form 2290 and later on come to know that the e-file has been rejected by the IRS system or incorrect Schedule 1 has been issued due to incorrect data entry. Taxseer2290 provides a very user friendly HVUT form 2290 e-filing solution driven by the wizard to guide the users step-by-step to complete and submit the HVUT form 2290 e-filing. The clear instructions at each step provide great e-filing experience which can be performed by users without any formal training. Sometimes the best designed software are also handicapped if mistakes are made during the data entry process and Taxseer2290 has sporadically faced these issues which has prevented us from achieving the target of 100% error free e-filings.

This blog provides a detail discussion on the top 10 mistakes often reported by the users during sign up with Taxseer2290 and performing e-filing. The following sections would help users understand the intricacies of HVUT e-filing and avoid any mistakes that could delay the e-filing process, prevent filing rejections and prevent the delivery of the IRS stamped Schedule 1 within minutes of the order submission:

  1. Mistyping email address during sign up: Sign up is a very simple process on Taxseer2290.com and the user can just enter their first & last name, email address (for user id), and a password to open an account. Some users inadvertently type the incorrect email address (e.g., someabc@gnail.com instead of someabc@gmail.com) in the user id field and complete the sign up process. With the entry of incorrect email address, all emails sent related to registration confirmation, invoice, and the Schedule 1 are sent to the incorrect address. If the incorrect email address is non-existent then the email server receives the information and the admin is notified about this. Admin contacts the account holder and corrects the email address after consultation. There are different ways to handle this situation but currently Taxseer2290 has chosen to not add any complexity during the sign up process.
  2. Selecting incorrect user type during sign up: Some users select the user type as “Tax Professional” instead of “Only Me” option during the Sign up process. There are additional steps required to be performed by the Tax Professionals including entering the Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). The users who are not tax professional get stuck due to this selection as PTIN is a required field for Tax Professionals and they have to contact the Taxseer2290 admin to change the user type.
  3. Business Name & EIN mismatch: The Business Name, EIN, and the address should match with the IRS record stored in their file. In the event of a mismatch, the e-file is rejected and reasons are correctly displayed to the user. The users are notified about the rejections through emails containing steps to resubmit the rejected filing free of cost. Alternatively, the user can see the error message and the resubmission option in the Taxseer2290 dashboard screen. You can call the IRS help-desk directly to verify your business information.
  4. E-filing within 2 weeks of receiving a new EIN: For new EIN, IRS recommends users to wait for atleast 2 weeks before e-filing form 2290 as it takes around that many days to update the new EIN in the e-file system. Any submissions done before the 2 weeks period are generally rejected and the users are notified about this rule from IRS and asked to come back after 2 weeks and resubmit their order free of cost and receive the Schedule 1.
  5. Incorrect Filing Year: You can efile form 2290 for the current & previous tax year as well as pre-file the form for the next tax year and so correctly choose the tax year otherwise this could lead to complications.
  6. Incorrect Begin Month: If you are paying the HVUT taxes for the vehicle for the whole year then you should select July as the begin month. If the vehicle was bought any time in the tax year after July then the month the vehicle was put on the road will be the begin month. Taxseer2290 automatically calculate taxes on the vehicle based on the Begin Month and the Weight Category. It automatically prorates the taxes if the Start Month falls after July. If the user incorrectly enters the Begin Month then the incorrect taxes are calculated during Form 2290 e-filing. Special efforts are required to correct this mistake and it should be avoided in the first place.
  7. Incorrect VIN: Due to the complex format of the VIN, the users often make mistakes while entering the 17 characters and due to that the incorrect VIN is reported on the IRS stamped Schedule 1. You don’t have to worry though as you can e-file for the Form 2290 amendment to correct this situation.
  8. Incorrect weight Category: Choosing the wrong weight category during e-filing leads to incorrect tax calculation and this means incorrect filing. The user has to file for amendment – weight increase to fix this issue and this costs time and effort.
  9. Incorrect filing type: If the vehicle is filed under suspended vehicle category even though the mileage on the vehicle in the previous tax year was more than 5000 miles (7500 miles for agricultural vehicle) then the user has to file for amendment – mileage increase to correct the filing. Penalties can be imposed by IRS on the truck operator for misreporting the filing type.
  10. Incorrect Bank Account# / Routing #: Entering the incorrect bank account# and routing# leads to e-file rejection and the user has to resubmit the filing after correcting the values.

These aforementioned issues can be easily avoided by carefully reading the instructions shown in the online screens to prevent any delay in e-filing and receiving the IRS stamped Schedule 1. Taxseer2290 is committed to provide a good user experience during e-filing and suggest the users to use the FAQ provided on the www.taxseer2290.com website or contact our chat support in case of any confusion.

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Taxseer2290 is a leading IRS-authorized e-file service provider offering you the best cloud-based solutions to perform online filings of Forms 2290, 8849 (Claim Credits for overpayments), and 2290 Amendments. As part of our commitment to make e-filing easy and convenient, we are always available and you can contact us over the phone at 240.780.6153. You can also reach us via live chat or email us at support@taxseer2290.com.

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