2290-US ELF: Payment options for electronically filed returns with a balance due (FAQ)

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Question

If I have a balance due, what payment options are available for electronic filing?

Answer

If you are electronically filing a 2290 return with a balance due, the following payment options are available.

  • Electronic funds withdrawal (EFW) - Enter X in the Electronic funds withdrawal for balance due returns field on Screen ELF in the Return folder. The payment must be made with the filing of Form 2290 and will be withdrawn on the day the IRS receives the file.

    Note: The Electronic funds withdrawal for balance due returns field is a required entry if you want the IRS to withdraw funds. You also need to complete the bank information in Screen Bank.

  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT) - Enter X in the Print filing instruction with EFTPS method field on Screen Letter in the General folder. If using the ACH debit remittance method, the client should contact an EFTPS Financial Agent of the US Treasury and direct the agent to initiate a withdrawal from the client’s account. If using the ACH credit remittance method, the client should contact a financial institution that can initiate the tax payment.
  • Credit or Debit card - Enter in the Print filing instructions with Credit or Debit card method field on Screen Letter in the General folder. If your client is using this method of payment, they should find a payment processor at IRS.gov/PaybyCard. The service provider charges a convenience fee for this method.

Related topic: 2290-US ELF: Electronic filing FAQs

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