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Reminder: We are now accepting Form 941 for Quarter 2, 2024.

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Complete Form 941 in 3 simple steps

Follow these steps to complete your quarterly payroll tax filing with confidence and accuracy.

  • Enter your tax information

    Enter your tax information

    Fill out employer and employment information, tax liability information, federal income taxes, social security and Medicare taxes, and total deposits and payments made during the quarter.

  • Pay the balance due and sign the form

    Pay the balance due and sign the form

    Choose the payment method for paying the balance due, e-sign the return, and review the form information to ensure it’s accurate.

  • Transmit the return to the IRS

    Transmit the return to the IRS

    Securely transmit your 941 form to the IRS and get notified as soon as your return is accepted.

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Information Required to File 941 Online

  • Employer Details:
    • - Name, EIN, and Address
  • Employment Details:
    • - Employee Count
    • - Employee Wages
  • Taxes and Deposits:
    • - Federal Income Taxes
    • - Medicare and Social Security Taxes
    • - Form 941 Worksheets
    • - Deposit Made to the IRS
    • - Tax Liability for the Quarter
  • Signing Form 941:
    • - Signing Authority Information
    • - Online Signature PIN or Form 8453-EMP
Information Required to File 941 Online

Deadline to file Form 941 for 2024 Tax Year

This quarterly form is due on the last day of the month following the conclusion of the quarter.

Deadline to file Form 941 for 2024 Tax Year

If the 941 due date falls on a federal holiday, the filing deadline will be the next business day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Form 941, and who needs to file it?

Form 941, also known as the Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, is used to report payroll taxes to the IRS. Employers who withhold federal income tax, Social Security tax, and Medicare tax from their employees' wages are required to file 941 form quarterly. This form helps employers reconcile the amount of taxes withheld from employee paychecks and the employer's share of Social Security and Medicare taxes.

2. What are the deadlines for filing Form 941?

Form 941 must be filed quarterly, and the deadlines are as follows:
  • Q1 (January to March): Deadline - April 30
  • Q2 (April to June): Deadline - July 31
  • Q3 (July to September): Deadline - October 31
  • Q4 (October to December): Deadline - January 31
If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the filing deadline is extended to the next business day.

3. Can I file Form 941 electronically?

Yes, the IRS encourages employers to file Form 941 electronically. E-filing offers several benefits, including faster processing, reduced errors, and instant confirmation of receipt by the IRS. Our platform provides a convenient and secure way to electronically file 941 form, ensuring a seamless tax filing experience.

4. What should I do if I discover an error after filing Form 941?

If you identify an error or need to make corrections after filing Form 941, you must submit Form 941-X, also known as the Adjusted Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund. Form 941-X should be used to correct errors related to wages, tips, taxes, and other tax-related items. Be sure to follow the instructions provided on Form 941-X and retain a copy for your records.

5. What happens if I miss the deadline for filing IRS Form 941?

Failing to file IRS Form 941 by the deadline can result in penalties from the IRS. The penalty amount is based on the number of days the return is late and the size of the employer's business. Additionally, if you fail to pay the taxes owed by the due date, you may also be subject to penalties and interest on the unpaid amount. It's crucial to file and pay on time to avoid unnecessary penalties and interest charges.

6. What are the penalties for not filing Form 941 on time?

The penalties don't stack up. The IRS doesn't apply a 10% penalty to the 2% and 5% late penalties if your deposit is more than 15 calendar days late. Your overall penalty would be 10% instead.
No. of days your deposit is lateAmount of the penalty
1-5 calendar days2% of your unpaid deposit
6-15 calendar days5% of your unpaid deposit
More than 15 calendar days10% of the unpaid deposit
More than 10 calendar days after the date of your first notice or letter or The day you get a notice or letter for immediate payment 15% of your unpaid deposit

Learn more about Form 941 penalties for not filing or not paying the taxes.

7. What are the changes to Form 941 for the 2024 Tax Year?

Employers must be aware of Form 941 2024 changes before filing for their business.
  • The Social Security wage base limit rises to $168,600 from $160,200.
  • Household workers earning $2,700 or more and election workers earning $2,300 or more have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes in 2024.
  • The Form 941 COVID-19 credit for qualifying sick and family leave wages can no longer be claimed.
  • After 2023, Forms 941-SS and 941-PR are discontinued. Instead, U.S. territory employers will file 941 or the new Form 941 (sp) in Spanish.
  • Lines 11a–11g, 13a–13i, and 19–28 are removed from Form 941.
Refer - Revised IRS Form 941 for 2024 for more detailed information.

8. How to sign when filing 941 electronically?

To sign Form 941 electronically, follow these methods:
  • Practitioner PIN Signature Method—Form 8879
    • Taxpayer Selection of PIN: The ERO contacts the taxpayer to choose a 5-digit PIN. The taxpayer can authorize the ERO to input the PIN or enter it directly.
    • Completion of Form 8879-EMP: The ERO completes the form with their 11-digit PIN (6-digit EFIN + 5 numeric characters) and the taxpayer’s 5-digit PIN. The ERO must sign the form.
    • Retention and Transmission: Retain the signed form for three years, provide a copy to the taxpayer, and do not send it to the IRS.
  • Scanned Form 8453 Signature Method
    • Signing Form 8453-EMP: The entity's authorized signer signs Form 8453-EMP.
    • Scanning and Attaching: Scan the signed form and attach it as a PDF to the electronic return.
    • Retention: Retain a copy of the signed form, but do not mail it to the IRS.
  • Reporting Agent PIN Signature Method—Form 8655
    • Obtaining a Reporting Agent PIN: Apply for a five-digit PIN through the IRS e-File application process.
    • Submitting Form 8655: Authorize the Reporting Agent to sign the client’s return with the five-digit PIN.
  • 94x Online e-Filer Signature Method (IRS Authorized Signer)
    • Registration: The Owner or Principal Officer submits a 94x Online Signature PIN Registration Application using IRS Approved E-FIling software at least 45 days before the return due date.
    • Receiving the PIN: The IRS issues a 10-digit 94x Online Signature PIN for signing 94x family tax returns through approved software.

9. What is Schedule B on Form 941?

Schedule B on Form 941 is used by employers who must deposit federal employment taxes on a semiweekly basis. As an employer, federal law requires you to withhold certain taxes from your employees' pay, including federal income tax, social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax for wages over $200,000 per year. These withholdings are credited toward your employees' tax liabilities.
Additionally, employers must pay the employer share of social security and Medicare taxes, which are not withheld from employees' pay.
When filling out Schedule B, list your tax liability for each day based on the dates wages were paid. This liability includes:
  • Federal income tax withheld from employees' pay
  • Both the employer and employee share of social security and Medicare taxes
Do not use Schedule B to show federal tax deposits, as the IRS receives this information through electronic funds transfers.

10. How to Claim Payroll Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities?

To claim the payroll tax credit for increasing research activities, follow these steps while filing your 2024 Form 941:
  1. Eligibility Check:
    • Ensure your small business qualifies for the research activities credit. Typically, this applies to businesses with gross receipts of less than $5 million for the current year and no gross receipts for any tax year before the five-year period ending with the current tax year.
  2. Calculate the Research Credit:
    • Determine your research credit based on qualifying research expenses. The IRS provides guidelines for calculating this credit.
  3. Complete Form 8974:
    • Fill out Form 8974, "Qualified Small Business Payroll Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities." This form determines the portion of your research credit that can be applied against your payroll tax liability.
  4. Filing with TaxZerone:
    • Use TaxZerone to complete your 2024 Form 941. TaxZerone simplifies the process by guiding you through each step.
  5. Attach Form 8974:
    • Ensure that Form 8974 is properly completed and attached to your Form 941. In TaxZerone, you will be prompted to attach Form 8974 during the filing process.
  6. Enter the Credit on Form 941:
    • On Form 941, enter the amount from Form 8974 on Line 11 (credit for qualified small business payroll tax credit for increasing research activities).