Federal Tax Forms for Employers

Here's a collection of common Federal tax forms and their purposes.


Form 1096 Annual Summary and Transmittal of US Information Returns

Form 1096 is used to summarize and file one or more paper Forms 1099 to the IRS. For example, a company that paid three contractors in a tax year will submit all three Forms 109... Learn more

Form 8655 Reporting Agent Authorization

Form 8655 is used to designate an Authorized Reporting Agent, a third party (e.g., payroll provider) that can make Federal payroll tax deposits, file Federal payroll tax inf... Learn more

Form 8822-B Change of Business Address or Responsible Party

Companies file a Form 8822-B to notify the IRS of a change in the company's business location, mailing address, or responsible party. Learn more

Form 940 Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return for Employers

IRS Form 940  reports an employer's annual Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax. The due date for filing Form 940  is January 31. However, if all FUTA tax was deposited when ... Learn more

Form 941 Quarterly Federal Tax Return for Employers

IRS Form 941 is the Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax return which reports amounts withheld for federal income and other payroll taxes from employees for each quarter. Quar... Learn more

Form 943 Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employers

Form 943 is the Employer's Annual Quarterly Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, which reports annual amounts withheld from agricultural employees and paid by empl... Learn more

Form 944 Annual Federal Tax Return for Employers

Form 944 is the annual return for employers whose annual liability for Social Security, Medicare, and federal income tax withholding is $ 1 ,000 or less. Form 944 allows these e... Learn more

Form SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number

Form SS-4 is the IRS application to obtain an Employer Identification Number. US businesses should apply online at the IRS' site. The IRS will send a completed SS-4, with EI... Learn more

Schedule K-1 Share of Income, Deductions, Credits for Shareholders

Schedule K-1 is actually a pair of IRS forms that report the amounts of income tax liability that an entity shifts onto those who have a beneficial interest in it. In other ... Learn more

What is a FUTA credit reduction state?

If a state borrows money from the federal government to cover its state unemployment benefits liabilities and does not pay them back within the set timeframe, it is considered t... Learn more

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