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Free tax return online Depositing TaxesWhen To Deposit How To Deposit Deposit Penalties Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers 8. Free tax return online Form 943 9. Free tax return online Reporting Adjustments on Form 943Current Year Adjustments Prior Year Adjustments 10. Free tax return online Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax 11. Free tax return online Reconciling Wage Reporting Forms 13. Free tax return online Federal Income Tax Withholding MethodsWage Bracket Method Percentage Method Alternative Methods of Federal Income Tax Withholding How To Get Tax Help 1. Free tax return online Taxpayer Identification Numbers If you are required to withhold any federal income, social security, or Medicare taxes, you will need an employer identification number (EIN) for yourself. Free tax return online Also, you will need the SSN of each employee and the name of each employee as shown on the employee's social security card. Free tax return online Employer identification number (EIN). Free tax return online   An employer identification number (EIN) is a nine-digit number that the IRS issues. Free tax return online The digits are arranged as follows: 00-0000000. Free tax return online It is used to identify the tax accounts of employers and certain others who have no employees. Free tax return online Use your EIN on all of the items that you send to the IRS and SSA. Free tax return online   If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Free tax return online Visit IRS. Free tax return online gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Free tax return online You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933, or you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Free tax return online Do not use a SSN in place of an EIN. Free tax return online   If you do not have an EIN by the time a return is due, write “Applied For” and the date you applied for it in the space shown for the number. Free tax return online If you took over another employer's business, do not use that employer's EIN. Free tax return online   You should have only one EIN. Free tax return online If you have more than one, and are not sure which one to use, call the toll-free Business and Specialty Tax Line at 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Free tax return online Provide the EINs that you have, the name and address to which each number was assigned, and the address of your principal place of business. Free tax return online The IRS will tell you which EIN to use. Free tax return online   For more information, see Publication 1635 or Publication 583. Free tax return online When you receive your EIN. Free tax return online   If you are a new employer that indicated a federal tax obligation when requesting an EIN, you will be pre-enrolled in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Free tax return online You will receive information in your Employer Identification Number (EIN) Package about Express Enrollment and an additional mailing containing your EFTPS personal identification number (PIN) and instructions for activating your PIN. Free tax return online Call the toll-free number located in your “How to Activate Your Enrollment” brochure to activate your enrollment and begin making your employment tax deposits. Free tax return online If you outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties to a third party payer, such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, be sure to tell them about your EFTPS enrollment. Free tax return online Social security number (SSN). Free tax return online   An employee's social security number (SSN) consists of nine digits arranged as follows: 000-00-0000. Free tax return online You must obtain each employee's name and SSN as shown on the employee's social security card because you must enter them on Form W-2. 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Free tax return online You can get Form SS-5 at SSA offices, by calling 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY), or from the SSA website at www. Free tax return online socialsecurity. Free tax return online gov/online/ss-5. Free tax return online html. Free tax return online The employee must complete and sign Form SS-5; it cannot be filed by the employer. Free tax return online You may be asked to supply a letter to accompany Form SS-5 if the employee has exceeded his or her yearly or lifetime limit for the number of replacement cards allowed. Free tax return online Applying for a social security number. Free tax return online   If you file Form W-2 on paper and your employee has applied for an SSN but does not have one when you must file Form W-2, enter “Applied For” on the form. Free tax return online If you are filing electronically, enter all zeros (000-00-0000) in the social security number field. Free tax return online When the employee receives the SSN, file Copy A of Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, with the SSA to show the employee's SSN. Free tax return online Furnish Copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2c to the employee. Free tax return online Up to 25 Forms W-2c per Form W-3c, Transmittal of Corrected Wage and Tax Statements, may be filed per session over the Internet, with no limit on the number of sessions. Free tax return online For more information, visit SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Free tax return online socialsecurity. Free tax return online gov/employer. Free tax return online Advise your employee to correct the SSN on his or her original Form W-2. Free tax return online Correctly record the employee's name and SSN. Free tax return online   Record the name and number of each employee as they are shown on the employee's social security card. 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Free tax return online   Employers and authorized reporting agents can use the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) to instantly verify up to 10 employee names and SSNs (per screen) at a time, or submit an electronic file of up to 250,000 names and SSNs and usually receive results the next business day. Free tax return online Visit www. Free tax return online socialsecurity. Free tax return online gov/employer/ssnv. Free tax return online htm for more information. Free tax return online Registering for SSNVS. Free tax return online   You must register online and receive authorization from your employer to use SSNVS. Free tax return online To register, visit SSA's website at www. Free tax return online socialsecurity. Free tax return online gov/employer and click on the Business Services Online link. Free tax return online Follow the registration instructions to obtain a user identification (ID) and password. Free tax return online You will need to provide the following information about yourself and your company. Free tax return online Name. Free tax return online SSN. Free tax return online Date of birth. Free tax return online Type of employer. Free tax return online EIN. Free tax return online Company name, address, and telephone number. Free tax return online Email address. Free tax return online When you have completed the online registration process, SSA will mail a one-time activation code to your employer. Free tax return online You must enter the activation code online to use SSNVS. Free tax return online 2. Free tax return online Who Are Employees? Generally, employees are defined either under common law or under statutes for certain situations. Free tax return online See Publication 15-A for details on statutory employees and nonemployees. Free tax return online Employee status under common law. 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Free tax return online You are also required to file employment tax returns. Free tax return online These requirements do not apply to amounts that you pay to independent contractors. Free tax return online The rules discussed in this publication apply only to workers who are your employees. Free tax return online In general, you are an employer of farmworkers if your employees: Raise or harvest agricultural or horticultural products on your farm (including the raising and feeding of livestock); Work in connection with the operation, management, conservation, improvement, or maintenance of your farm and its tools and equipment; Provide services relating to salvaging timber, or clearing land of brush and other debris, left by a hurricane (also known as hurricane labor); Handle, process, or package any agricultural or horticultural commodity if you produced over half of the commodity (for a group of up to 20 unincorporated operators, all of the commodity); or Do work for you related to cotton ginning, turpentine, gum resin products, or the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities. 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Free tax return online   To make the election, all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit must be divided between the spouses, in accordance with each spouse's interest in the venture, and reported on separate Schedules C or F as sole proprietors. Free tax return online Each spouse must also file a separate Schedule SE to pay self-employment taxes, as applicable. Free tax return online   Spouses using the qualified joint venture rules are treated as sole proprietors for federal tax purposes and generally do not need an EIN. Free tax return online If employment taxes are owed by the qualified joint venture, either spouse may report and pay the employment taxes due on the wages paid to the employees using the EIN of that spouse's sole proprietorship. Free tax return online Generally, filing as a qualified joint venture will not increase the spouses' total tax owed on the joint income tax return. 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Free tax return online Cash wages include checks, money orders, etc. Free tax return online Do not count as cash wages the value of food, lodging, and other noncash items. Free tax return online For more information on what payments are considered taxable wages, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Free tax return online Commodity wages. Free tax return online   Commodity wages are not cash and are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes or federal income tax withholding. Free tax return online However, noncash payments, including commodity wages, are treated as cash wages (see above) if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Free tax return online These noncash payments are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding. Free tax return online Other compensation. Free tax return online   Publications 15-A and 15-B discuss other forms of compensation that may be taxable. Free tax return online Family members. Free tax return online   Generally, the wages that you pay to family members who are your employees are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, federal income tax withholding, and FUTA tax. Free tax return online However, certain exemptions may apply for your child, spouse, or parent. Free tax return online See the table, How Do Employment Taxes Apply to Farmwork , in section 12. Free tax return online Household employees. Free tax return online   The wages of an employee who performs household services, such as a maid, babysitter, gardener, or cook, in your home are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes if you pay that employee cash wages of less than $1,900 in 2014. Free tax return online   Social security and Medicare taxes do not apply to cash wages for housework in your private home if it was done by your spouse or your child under age 21. 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Free tax return online   Report compensation of $600 or more paid to foreign agricultural workers who entered the country on H-2A visas in box 1 of Form W-2 but do not report it as social security wages (box 3) or Medicare wages (box 5) on Form W-2 because compensation paid to H-2A workers for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax return online On Form W-2, do not check box 13 (Statutory employee), as H-2A workers are not statutory employees. Free tax return online   An employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from compensation it pays an H-2A worker for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa unless the worker asks for withholding and the employer agrees. Free tax return online In that case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4. Free tax return online Federal income tax withheld should be reported in box 2 of Form W-2. 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Free tax return online   The $150 and $2,500 tests do not apply to wages that you pay to a farmworker who receives less than $150 in annual cash wages and the wages are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, or federal income tax withholding, even if you pay $2,500 or more in that year to all of your farmworkers if the farmworker: Is employed in agriculture as a hand-harvest laborer, Is paid piece rates in an operation that is usually paid on a piece-rate basis in the region of employment, Commutes daily from his or her permanent home to the farm, and Had been employed in agriculture less than 13 weeks in the preceding calendar year. Free tax return online   Amounts that you pay to these seasonal farmworkers, however, count toward the $2,500-or-more test to determine whether wages that you pay to other farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax return online Social Security and Medicare Tax Withholding The social security tax rate is 6. 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