Form 941 – Quarterly Payroll Tax Form – How Fill Out

The form 941 is a quarterly payroll tax form. Form 941 is filed four times a year and report payroll liability and deposits for federal income tax (FIT), social security, and Medicare, the FICA taxes. Form 941 is not used to calculate what we owe so we can make quarterly payment. Form 941 is an information return. In other word, we should already have paid the IRS for FICA and FIT before completing form 941. Form 941 will recalculate taxes owed for the quarter and payments made. Form 941 will calculate both the employer and employee portion of payroll taxes. Federal income tax withholding are all employee taxes while social security and medicare have an employee and employer portion. For more accounting information see website. http://accountinginstruction.info/cou…

 

Reconciling Year End Payroll Forms – Payroll Tax Forms 941, 940, W-2, W-3

Reconciling the year end payroll tax forms will take a look at the payroll forms we put together including the quarterly payroll tax forms 941, the yearly payroll tax form 940, the yearly payroll tax form W-2, and the yearly payroll tax forms W-3. It is very common for problems to become apparent at the end of the year with relation to payroll because this is when we can reconcile the payroll tax forms. Finding problems in the payroll tax forms before finalizing them can save a lot of time because the IRS is very unforgiving with payroll. As accountants the reconciling process is nice and give us a scene of security that the number are correct in a similar way as the double entry accounting system helping to reduce errors in bookkeeping. The reconciling of the payroll tax forms is not as easy as it would seem. For example. the wages reported on W-2 and W-3 can be confusing to tie out to the wages reported on forms 941. The form W-3 will include three boxes that could have different wage numbers. Form W-3 can be difficult to match up with the forms 941s with regard to social security and medicare taxes because the form W-3 shows only the employee portion while the form 941s show both employee and employer portions. For more accounting information see website. http://accountinginstruction.info/cou…