Here we go again! It’s time to file and pay your quarterly taxes. The second-quarter tax deadline on July 31 is next Tuesday and we want to make sure you know how to prepare for the 2018 IRS Form 941 deadline.
As a new or even a well-versed small business owner, I’m sure you have dealt with your fair share of tax forms and documentation to upkeep your business. Aside from the standard W-2s and 1099s, some other forms that are part of tax preparation for small businesses are the IRS 94x series, in particular, federal Form 941, that must be filed quarterly.
How To Prepare for the 2018 IRS Form 941 Deadline
What is 2018 IRS Form 941?
IRS Form 941 is used by employers to report employment taxes each quarter. Yes, you have to file this form four times a year ?. As an employer, you are responsible for withholding federal income, social security, and Medicare taxes from your employees’ salaries. In addition to your employees’ tax withholdings, IRS Form 941 is used to calculate your portion of social security and Medicare tax.
2018 IRS Form 941 Quarterly Filing Deadlines
Here are the quarterly tax due dates for IRS Form 941, the Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return::
First Quarter (January – March)
Due April 30, 2018
|**Second Quarter (April – June)**
Due July 31, 2018
|Third Quarter (July – September)
Due October 31, 2018
Fourth Quarter (October – December)
Due January 31, 2019
Information Needed To E-File 941:
Basic Employer Details:
- Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- Employee Count
- Medicare Tax and Social Security
- Deposit Made to the IRS
- Tax Liability (Monthly/Semiweekly)
- Signing Authority Information
- Online Signature PIN or Form 8453-EMP
Apply for an Online Signature PIN or File Form 8453-EMP
All 2018 IRS Form 941 filings must have an e-signature to ensure the person filing has been authorized to file on behalf of the company/business. This can be done through the 94x Online Signature PIN. If you do not have a PIN you can get one by completing e-sign Form 8453-EMP.
You can easily apply for a PIN or complete Form 8453-EMP with our sister product, TaxBandits. TaxBandits also handles 94x Series tax filings and can help you easily meet the upcoming deadlines for quarterly taxes.
Meet the Form 941 for 2018 Deadline
The Form 941 due date, July 31st, will be here before you know it. There’s no extension for quarterly tax filings, so I suggest you get started today by creating your free PayWow account to maintain tax compliance for your small business.