The IRS requires businesses of all sizes to make 941 payments according to a regular schedule. 941 payments are necessary for any business that has listed employees, including the owner, so that the various employment taxes can be accounted for without repercussions. Most 941 payments include income tax withholdings, social security, and Medicare/FICA. Businesses must account for these payments for anyone on the payroll who is not a contractor or unpaid intern.
Breaking Down 941 Payments
The 941 payments form can be broken down into six basic parts for employers. The first part is relatively simple, and asks for the employer’s identification information and which quarter the form is being filed for. The second section is the most essential, because employers need to list the number of employees, the amount they earn, and the taxes owed. The numbers listed in this section will help determine if your business owe