The IRS has released a historic number of revised tax forms this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS has rolled out new drafts of several employment tax returns that are filed on an annual basis, including the Form 943, 944, and 940.
As an employer you are busy adapting to the constantly changing economic environment that this pandemic has produced, so your annual tax forms may be the last thing on your mind. To ease the stress of figuring out these new drafts and how your reporting will change this year, TaxBandits is breaking them down for you!
The following lines of the Form 944 have been either added or affected due to the COVID-19 tax credits:
Lines 4a(i) and 4a(ii) reference the qualified sick and family leave wages.
Lines 8b, 8c, and 8d refer to nonrefundable tax credits
Line 8b- Non refundable portion of credit for qualified sick and family leave wages
Line 8c- Non refundable portion of employee retention credits
Line 8d- Total non refundable credits, this line is the sum of 8a, 8b, and 8c.
Line 10a refers to the total tax deposits for the year, including overpayments.
Line 10b and 10c report the deferred amounts of both employer and employee shares of Social Security.
Lines 10d and 10e report the tax credits that are refundable, including qualified family and sick leave wages and the employee retention credit.
Line 10f is the sum of all deposits, deferrals, and refundable credits.
Line 10g should be used to report the amounts received by filing Form(s) 7200 throughout the year.
Line 10h reports the total deposits, deferrals, and refundable credits minus the advances, you will need to subtract Line 10g from 10f.
Lines 15 and 16 should be used to report the qualified health plan expenses from family and sick leave.
Line 17 reports the qualified wages from the employee retention credit.
This is the Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return. This form is filed annually by employers to report their Federal Unemployment Tax Act or FUTA taxes. This must be filed by all employers that paid $1500 or more in employee wages throughout the calendar year.
Unlike the other two annual forms, the Form 940 doesn’t contain a considerable amount of changes due to COVID-19. This form is however updated for tax year 2020.
There is also a draft of Form 940 Schedule A available for 2020.
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As the IRS continues to roll out changes for tax year 2020, we are here to help you adapt to these changes and prepare for your deadlines. Remember, these forms that the IRS has released are just drafts, they are never meant to be filed with the IRS. We may see additional changes in the finalized versions.
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