EFTPS - Easily pay your taxes using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

EFTPS Overview:

aThe Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a free service fromthe U.S. Department of the Treasury.

All federal taxes can be paid using EFTPS.You can make payments via this Web site, a voice response system, or special channelsdesigned for tax professionals, payroll services, and financial institutions.

Quick, secure, and accurate, EFTPSis available by phone or online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can schedulea business payment up to 120 days in advance or an individual payment up to 365days in advance.

Here's how it works:


You can enroll online. To get started, you will need the following:

  • Taxpayer Identification Number (yourEmployer Identification Number if you'reenrolling as a business or your Social Security Number if you're enrolling as anindividual).
  • Banking account number and routing number.
  • Address and name as they appear on yourIRS tax documents.

Then, simply follow the instructions: In seven business days, you will receive yourPIN in the mail.

  • Get your password by paper mail. After you receive your PIN, call 1.800.982.3526to get a temporary Internet password.
  • Make your payment. Go to and select "Make a Payment"
  • Log in with your EIN/SSN, PIN, andInternet password. Enter the payment information in the step-by-step screens.
  • When you're finished, save a copy of the Payment Confirmation page. This containsyour EFT Acknowledgment Number that acts as a receipt for your payment instruction.

For any problems or to get the PIN Call Customer Service at 1.800.555.8778.

How this applies to Form 2290 (HVUT)?

This is one of the ways to send the taxes to IRS.The other ways using the Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) or by sending the check or money order.

Note that, if you have chosen EFTPS,you need to schedule the payment and be sure to schedule the payment at least aday before the taxes are due. supports all three ways of payments to IRS. Give it a try.

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