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Form 941 - Information on IRS Form 941

Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return


Form 941 is used to make reports on payroll taxes to the IRS. This article provides information on the for, how to fill it out, when to file it, and how and when to make payroll tax deposits.

1. What is IRS Form 941?

IRS Form 941 is the Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Form.

2. What are the Changes to the 941 Form in 2013?

The 2013 version of Form 941 reflects several law changes at the beginning of 2013:

  • The 2% increase in employee Social Security tax because the payroll tax program of 2011 and 2012 expired December 31, 2012, and
  • The increase in Medicare taxes of 0.9% for higher income employees.

3. What are the Changes to the 2012 Form 941?

Form 941 for 2012 includes these changes:

  • Form 941-2012 accounts for the 2% reduction in Social Security taxes for employees, because of the payroll tax cut.
  • Other lines have been renumbered.

4. What are Payroll Taxes? How are These Taxes Determined?

Describes payroll taxes - Social Security and Medicare - and how they are determined.

5. How Do I Complete Form 941?

Form 941 is a little more complicated than some other IRS forms, but not difficult to complete if you gather all the information you need before you start, and just follow the instructions.  With time, the process of completing Form 941 gets easier. 

6. When Do I File Form 941?

These are the filing dates for Form 941 - Employer's Quarterly Tax Return.

7. When Do I Make Federal Payroll Tax Deposits?

Understand the rules for making your payroll tax deposits.

8. How Can I Make Federal Payroll Tax Deposits?

Describes the method of making payroll tax deposits - at a bank or online.

9. What if I Make a Mistake on Form 941?

How to use Form 941-x to correct a mistake on Form 941.

10. When Do I Use Form 944 Instead of Form 941?

If you have only a few employees, you may not need to file Form 941 each quarter. Instead, you may be able to file only once a year using Form 944. Learn more about this option and whether you might qualify.

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