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Freefillableforms Publication 51 - Main Content Table of Contents 1. Freefillableforms Taxpayer Identification NumbersWhen you receive your EIN. Freefillableforms Registering for SSNVS. Freefillableforms 2. Freefillableforms Who Are Employees?Crew Leaders Business Owned and Operated by Spouses 3. Freefillableforms Wages and Other Compensation 4. Freefillableforms Social Security and Medicare TaxesThe $150 Test or the $2,500 Test Social Security and Medicare Tax Withholding 5. Freefillableforms Federal Income Tax WithholdingImplementation of lock-in letter. Freefillableforms Seasonal employees and employees not currently performing services. Freefillableforms Termination and re-hire of employees. Freefillableforms How To Figure Federal Income Tax Withholding 6. Freefillableforms Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) 7. Freefillableforms Depositing TaxesWhen To Deposit How To Deposit Deposit Penalties Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers 8. Freefillableforms Form 943 9. Freefillableforms Reporting Adjustments on Form 943Current Year Adjustments Prior Year Adjustments 10. Freefillableforms Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax 11. Freefillableforms Reconciling Wage Reporting Forms 13. Freefillableforms Federal Income Tax Withholding MethodsWage Bracket Method Percentage Method Alternative Methods of Federal Income Tax Withholding How To Get Tax Help 1. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms Also, you will need the SSN of each employee and the name of each employee as shown on the employee's social security card. Freefillableforms Employer identification number (EIN). Freefillableforms   An employer identification number (EIN) is a nine-digit number that the IRS issues. Freefillableforms The digits are arranged as follows: 00-0000000. Freefillableforms It is used to identify the tax accounts of employers and certain others who have no employees. Freefillableforms Use your EIN on all of the items that you send to the IRS and SSA. Freefillableforms   If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Freefillableforms Visit IRS. Freefillableforms gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms Do not use a SSN in place of an EIN. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms If you took over another employer's business, do not use that employer's EIN. Freefillableforms   You should have only one EIN. Freefillableforms 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). Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms The IRS will tell you which EIN to use. Freefillableforms   For more information, see Publication 1635 or Publication 583. Freefillableforms When you receive your EIN. Freefillableforms   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). Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms Social security number (SSN). Freefillableforms   An employee's social security number (SSN) consists of nine digits arranged as follows: 000-00-0000. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms Do not accept a social security card that says “Not valid for employment. Freefillableforms ” A social security number issued with this legend does not permit employment. Freefillableforms You may, but are not required to, photocopy the social security card if the employee provides it. Freefillableforms If you do not show the employee's correct name and SSN on Form W-2, you may owe a penalty unless you have reasonable cause. Freefillableforms See Publication 1586, Reasonable Cause Regulations & Requirements for Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs. Freefillableforms Applying for a social security card. Freefillableforms   Any employee who is legally eligible to work in the United States and does not have a social security card can get one by completing Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, and submitting the necessary documentation to SSA. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms socialsecurity. Freefillableforms gov/online/ss-5. Freefillableforms html. Freefillableforms The employee must complete and sign Form SS-5; it cannot be filed by the employer. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms Applying for a social security number. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms If you are filing electronically, enter all zeros (000-00-0000) in the social security number field. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms Furnish Copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2c to the employee. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms For more information, visit SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Freefillableforms socialsecurity. Freefillableforms gov/employer. Freefillableforms Advise your employee to correct the SSN on his or her original Form W-2. Freefillableforms Correctly record the employee's name and SSN. Freefillableforms   Record the name and number of each employee as they are shown on the employee's social security card. Freefillableforms If the employee's name is not correct as shown on the card (for example, because of marriage or divorce), the employee should request a corrected card from the SSA. Freefillableforms Continue to report the employee's wages under the old name until the employee shows you an updated social security card with the new name. Freefillableforms   If the SSA issues the employee a replacement card after a name change, or a new card with a different social security number after a change in alien work status, file a Form W-2c to correct the name/SSN reported on the most recently filed Form W-2. Freefillableforms It is not necessary to correct other years if the previous name and SSN were used for years before the most recent Form W-2. Freefillableforms IRS individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) for aliens. Freefillableforms   Do not accept an ITIN in place of an SSN for employee identification or for work. Freefillableforms An ITIN is issued for use by resident and nonresident aliens who need identification for tax purposes, but who are not eligible for U. Freefillableforms S. Freefillableforms employment. Freefillableforms The ITIN is a nine-digit number formatted like an SSN (for example, NNN-NN-NNNN). Freefillableforms However, it begins with the number “9” and has either a “7” or “8” as the fourth digit (for example, 9NN-7N-NNNN or 9NN-8N-NNNN). Freefillableforms    An individual with an ITIN who later becomes eligible to work in the United States must obtain an SSN. Freefillableforms If the individual is currently eligible to work in the United States, instruct the individual to apply for an SSN and follow the instructions under Applying for a social security number, earlier in this section. Freefillableforms Do not use an ITIN in place of an SSN on Form W-2. Freefillableforms Verification of social security numbers. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms Visit www. Freefillableforms socialsecurity. Freefillableforms gov/employer/ssnv. Freefillableforms htm for more information. Freefillableforms Registering for SSNVS. Freefillableforms   You must register online and receive authorization from your employer to use SSNVS. Freefillableforms To register, visit SSA's website at www. Freefillableforms socialsecurity. Freefillableforms gov/employer and click on the Business Services Online link. Freefillableforms Follow the registration instructions to obtain a user identification (ID) and password. Freefillableforms You will need to provide the following information about yourself and your company. Freefillableforms Name. Freefillableforms SSN. Freefillableforms Date of birth. Freefillableforms Type of employer. Freefillableforms EIN. Freefillableforms Company name, address, and telephone number. Freefillableforms Email address. Freefillableforms When you have completed the online registration process, SSA will mail a one-time activation code to your employer. Freefillableforms You must enter the activation code online to use SSNVS. Freefillableforms 2. Freefillableforms Who Are Employees? Generally, employees are defined either under common law or under statutes for certain situations. Freefillableforms See Publication 15-A for details on statutory employees and nonemployees. Freefillableforms Employee status under common law. Freefillableforms   Generally, a worker who performs services for you is your employee if you have the right to control what will be done and how it will be done. Freefillableforms This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Freefillableforms What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed. Freefillableforms See Publication 15-A for more information on how to determine whether an individual providing services is an independent contractor or an employee. Freefillableforms If an employer-employee relationship exists, it does not matter what it is called. Freefillableforms The employee may be called an agent or independent contractor. Freefillableforms It also does not matter how payments are measured or paid, what they are called, or if the employee works full or part time. Freefillableforms You are responsible for withholding and paying employment taxes for your employees. Freefillableforms You are also required to file employment tax returns. Freefillableforms These requirements do not apply to amounts that you pay to independent contractors. Freefillableforms The rules discussed in this publication apply only to workers who are your employees. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms For this purpose, the term “farm” includes stock, dairy, poultry, fruit, fur-bearing animal, and truck farms, as well as plantations, ranches, nurseries, ranges, greenhouses or other similar structures used primarily for the raising of agricultural or horticultural commodities, and orchards. Freefillableforms Farmwork does not include reselling activities that do not involve any substantial activity of raising agricultural or horticultural commodities, such as a retail store or a greenhouse used primarily for display or storage. Freefillableforms The table in section 12, How Do Employment Taxes Apply to Farmwork , distinguishes between farm and nonfarm activities, and also addresses rules that apply in special situations. Freefillableforms Crew Leaders If you are a crew leader, you are an employer of farmworkers. Freefillableforms A crew leader is a person who furnishes and pays (either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of the farm operator) workers to do farmwork for the farm operator. Freefillableforms If there is no written agreement between you and the farm operator stating that you are his or her employee and if you pay the workers (either for yourself or for the farm operator), then you are a crew leader. Freefillableforms For FUTA tax rules, see section 10. Freefillableforms Business Owned and Operated by Spouses If you and your spouse jointly own and operate a farm or nonfarm business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Freefillableforms See Publication 541, Partnerships, for more details. Freefillableforms The partnership is considered the employer of any employees, and is liable for any employment taxes due on wages paid to its employees. Freefillableforms Exception—Qualified joint venture. Freefillableforms   For tax years beginning after December 31, 2006, the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-28) provides that a “qualified joint venture,” whose only members are spouses filing a joint income tax return, can elect not to be treated as a partnership for federal tax purposes. Freefillableforms A qualified joint venture conducts a trade or business where: The only members of the joint venture are spouses who file a joint income tax return, Both spouses materially participate (see Material participation in the Instructions for Schedule C (Form 1040), line G) in the trade or business (mere joint ownership of property is not enough), Both spouses elect to not be treated as a partnership, and The business is co-owned by both spouses and is not held in the name of a state law entity such as a partnership or limited liability company (LLC). Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms Each spouse must also file a separate Schedule SE to pay self-employment taxes, as applicable. Freefillableforms   Spouses using the qualified joint venture rules are treated as sole proprietors for federal tax purposes and generally do not need an EIN. Freefillableforms 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. Freefillableforms Generally, filing as a qualified joint venture will not increase the spouses' total tax owed on the joint income tax return. Freefillableforms However, it gives each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based and for Medicare coverage without filing a partnership return. Freefillableforms    Note. Freefillableforms If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must pay social security and Medicare taxes for him or her. Freefillableforms   For more information on qualified joint ventures, visit IRS. Freefillableforms gov and enter “qualified joint venture” in the search box. Freefillableforms Exception—Community income. Freefillableforms   If you and your spouse wholly own an unincorporated business as community property under the community property laws of a state, foreign country, or U. Freefillableforms S. Freefillableforms possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship (of the spouse who carried on the business) or a partnership. Freefillableforms You may still make an election to be taxed as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership. Freefillableforms See Exception—Qualified joint venture , earlier in this section. Freefillableforms 3. Freefillableforms Wages and Other Compensation Cash wages that you pay to employees for farmwork are generally subject to social security tax and Medicare tax. Freefillableforms You may also be required to withhold, deposit, and report Additional Medicare Tax. Freefillableforms See section 4 for more information. Freefillableforms If the wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, they are also subject to federal income tax withholding. Freefillableforms You may also be liable for FUTA tax, which is not withheld by you or paid by the employee. Freefillableforms FUTA tax is discussed in section 10. Freefillableforms Cash wages include checks, money orders, etc. Freefillableforms Do not count as cash wages the value of food, lodging, and other noncash items. Freefillableforms For more information on what payments are considered taxable wages, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Freefillableforms Commodity wages. Freefillableforms   Commodity wages are not cash and are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes or federal income tax withholding. Freefillableforms However, noncash payments, including commodity wages, are treated as cash wages (see above) if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Freefillableforms These noncash payments are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding. Freefillableforms Other compensation. Freefillableforms   Publications 15-A and 15-B discuss other forms of compensation that may be taxable. Freefillableforms Family members. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms However, certain exemptions may apply for your child, spouse, or parent. Freefillableforms See the table, How Do Employment Taxes Apply to Farmwork , in section 12. Freefillableforms Household employees. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms Nor do the taxes apply to housework done by your parent unless: You have a child living in your home who is under age 18 or has a physical or mental condition that requires care by an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter, and You are a widow or widower, or divorced and not remarried, or have a spouse in the home who, because of a physical or mental condition, cannot care for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the quarter. Freefillableforms   For more information, see Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide. Freefillableforms    Wages for household work may not be a deductible farm expense. Freefillableforms See Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Freefillableforms Share farmers. Freefillableforms   You do not have to withhold or pay social security and Medicare taxes on amounts paid to share farmers under share-farming arrangements. Freefillableforms Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms On Form W-2, do not check box 13 (Statutory employee), as H-2A workers are not statutory employees. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms In that case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4. Freefillableforms Federal income tax withheld should be reported in box 2 of Form W-2. Freefillableforms These reporting rules apply when the H-2A worker provides his or her taxpayer identification number (TIN) to the employer. Freefillableforms For rules relating to backup withholding and reporting when the H-2A worker does not provide a TIN, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC and the Instructions for Form 945. Freefillableforms 4. Freefillableforms Social Security and Medicare Taxes Generally, you must withhold social security and Medicare taxes on all cash wage payments that you make to your employees. Freefillableforms You may also be required to withhold Additional Medicare Tax. Freefillableforms For more information, see Additional Medicare Tax withholding , later. Freefillableforms The $150 Test or the $2,500 Test All cash wages that you pay to an employee during the year for farmwork are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding if either of the two tests below is met. Freefillableforms You pay cash wages to an employee of $150 or more in a year for farmwork (count all cash wages paid on a time, piecework, or other basis). Freefillableforms The $150 test applies separately to each farmworker that you employ. Freefillableforms If you employ a family of workers, each member is treated separately. Freefillableforms Do not count wages paid by other employers. Freefillableforms The total that you pay for farmwork (cash and noncash) to all your employees is $2,500 or more during the year. Freefillableforms Exceptions. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms   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. Freefillableforms Social Security and Medicare Tax Withholding The social security tax rate is 6. Freefillableforms 2%, for both the employee and employer, on the first $117,000 paid to each employee. Freefillableforms You must withhold at this rate from each employee and pay a matching amount. Freefillableforms The Medicare tax rate is 1. Freefillableforms 45% each for the employee and employer on all wages. Freefillableforms You must withhold at this rate from each employee and pay a matching amount. Freefillableforms There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax; all covered wages are subject to Medicare tax. Freefillableforms Social security and Medicare taxes apply to most payments of sick pay, including payments made by third parties such as insurance companies. Freefillableforms For details, see Publication 15-A. Freefillableforms Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Freefillableforms   In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Freefillableforms 45%, you must withhold a 0. Freefillableforms 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Freefillableforms You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Freefillableforms Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Freefillableforms There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Freefillableforms All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Freefillableforms   For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Freefillableforms For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Freefillableforms gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Freefillableforms Employee share paid by employer. Freefillableforms   If you would rather pay a household or agricultural employee's share of the social security and Medicare taxes without withholding them from his or her wages, you may do so. Freefillableforms If you do not withhold the taxes, however, you must still pay them. Freefillableforms Any employee social security and Medicare taxes that you pay is additional income to the employee. Freefillableforms Include it in box 1 of the employee's Form W-2, but do not count it as social security and Medicare wages and do not include it in boxes 3 and 5. Freefillableforms Also, do not count the additional income as wages for FUTA tax purposes. Freefillableforms Different rules apply to employer payments of social security and Medicare taxes for non-household and non-agricultural employees. Freefillableforms See section 7 of Publication 15-A. Freefillableforms Withholding social security and Medicare taxes on nonresident alien employees. Freefillableforms   In general, if you pay wages to nonresident alien employees, you must withhold social security and Medicare taxes as you would for a U. Freefillableforms S. Freefillableforms citizen or resident alien. Freefillableforms However, see Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities, for exceptions to this general rule. Freefillableforms Also see Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders in section 3. Freefillableforms Religious exemption. Freefillableforms    An exemption from social security and Medicare taxes is available to members of a recognized religious sect opposed to public insurance. Freefillableforms This exemption is available only if both the employee and the employer are members of the sect. Freefillableforms   For more information, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Freefillableforms 5. Freefillableforms Federal Income Tax Withholding Farmers and crew leaders must withhold federal income tax from the wages of farmworkers if the wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Freefillableforms The amount to withhold is figured on gross wages before taking out social security and Medicare taxes, union dues, insurance, etc. Freefillableforms You may use one of several methods to determine the amount of federal income tax withholding. Freefillableforms They are discussed in section 13. Freefillableforms Form W-4. Freefillableforms   To know how much federal income tax to withhold from employees' wages, you should have a Form W-4 on file for each employee. Freefillableforms Encourage your employees to file an updated Form W-4 for 2014, especially if they owed taxes or received a large refund when filing their 2013 tax return. Freefillableforms Advise your employees to use the IRS Withholding Calculator on the IRS website at www. Freefillableforms irs. Freefillableforms gov/individuals for help in determining how many withholding allowances to claim on their Form W-4. Freefillableforms   Ask each new employee to give you a signed Form W-4 when starting work. Freefillableforms Make the form effective with the first wage payment. Freefillableforms If a new employee does not give you a completed Form W-4, withhold tax as if he or she is single, with no withholding allowances. Freefillableforms Forms in Spanish. Freefillableforms   You can provide Formulario W-4(SP) in place of Form W-4 to your Spanish-speaking employees. Freefillableforms For more information, see Publicación 17(SP). Freefillableforms Effective date of Form W-4. Freefillableforms   A Form W-4 remains in effect until the employee gives you a new one. Freefillableforms When you receive a new Form W-4, do not adjust withholding for pay periods before the effective date of the new form. Freefillableforms Do not adjust withholding retroactively. Freefillableforms If an employee gives you a replacement Form W-4, begin withholding no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day from the date when you received the replacement Form W-4. Freefillableforms For exceptions, see Exemption from federal income tax withholding , IRS review of requested Forms W-4 , and Invalid Forms W-4 , later in this section. Freefillableforms A Form W-4 that makes a change for the next calendar year will not take effect in the current calendar year. Freefillableforms Completing Form W-4. Freefillableforms   The amount of federal income tax withholding is based on marital status and withholding allowances. Freefillableforms Your employees may not base their withholding amounts on a fixed dollar amount or percentage. Freefillableforms However, the employee may specify a dollar amount to be withheld in addition to the amount of withholding based on filing status and withholding allowances claimed on Form W-4. Freefillableforms   Employees may claim fewer withholding allowances than they are entitled to claim. Freefillableforms They may do this to ensure that they have enough withholding or to offset other sources of taxable income that are not subject to withholding. Freefillableforms   See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for more information about completing Form W-4. Freefillableforms Along with Form W-4, you may wish to order Publication 505 for use by your employees. Freefillableforms    Do not accept any withholding or estimated tax payments from your employees in addition to withholding based on their Form W-4. Freefillableforms If an employee wants additional withholding, he or she should submit a new Form W-4 and, if necessary, pay estimated tax by filing Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, or by using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to make estimated tax payments. Freefillableforms Exemption from federal income tax withholding. Freefillableforms   Generally, an employee may claim exemption from federal income tax withholding because he or she had no federal income tax liability last year and expects none this year. Freefillableforms See the Form W-4 instructions for more information. Freefillableforms However, the wages are still subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Freefillableforms   A Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding is effective when it is filed with the employer and only for that calendar year. Freefillableforms To continue to be exempt from withholding in the next calendar year, an employee must give you a new Form W-4 by February 15. Freefillableforms If the employee does not give you a new Form W-4 by February 15, withhold tax based on the last valid Form W-4 you have for the employee that did not claim an exemption from withholding or, if one does not exist, withhold as if he or she is single with zero withholding allowances. Freefillableforms If the employee provides a new Form W-4 claiming an exemption from withholding on February 16 or later, you may apply the exemption to future wages, but do not refund taxes withheld while the exempt status was not in place. Freefillableforms Withholding income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees. Freefillableforms   In general, you must withhold federal income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees. Freefillableforms However, see Publication 515 for exceptions to this general rule. Freefillableforms Also see Compensation paid to H-2A visa workers in section 3. Freefillableforms Withholding adjustment for nonresident alien employees. Freefillableforms   A special procedure applies for figuring the amount of income tax to withhold from wages of nonresident alien employees performing services within the United States for wages paid in 2014. Freefillableforms This procedure requires a special chart to be used with the withholding tables to determine the amount to withhold from the wages of the nonresident alien employee. Freefillableforms See Withholding adjustment for nonresident alien employees in section 9 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Freefillableforms Nonresident alien employee's Form W-4. Freefillableforms   When completing Forms W-4, nonresident aliens are required to: Not claim exemption from income tax withholding; Request withholding as if they are single, regardless of their actual marital status; Claim only one allowance (if the nonresident alien is a resident of Canada, Mexico, or Korea, he or she may claim more than one allowance); and Write “Nonresident Alien” or “NRA” above the dotted line on line 6 of Form W-4. Freefillableforms   If you maintain an electronic Form W-4 system, you should provide a field for nonresident alien employees to enter nonresident alien status in lieu of writing “Nonresident Alien” or “NRA” above the dotted line on line 6. Freefillableforms    A nonresident alien employee may request additional withholding at his or her option for other purposes, although such additions should not be necessary for withholding to cover federal income tax liability related to employment. Freefillableforms Form 8233. Freefillableforms   If a nonresident alien employee claims a tax treaty exemption from withholding, the employee must submit Form 8233, Exemption from Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual, with respect to the income exempt under the treaty, instead of Form W-4. Freefillableforms See Publication 515 for details. Freefillableforms IRS review of requested Forms W-4. Freefillableforms   When requested by the IRS, you must make original Forms W-4 available for inspection by an IRS employee. Freefillableforms You may also be directed to send certain Forms W-4 to the IRS. Freefillableforms You may receive a notice from the IRS requiring you to submit a copy of Form W-4 for one or more of your named employees. Freefillableforms Send the requested copy or copies of Form W-4 to the IRS at the address provided and in the manner directed by the notice. Freefillableforms The IRS may also require you to submit copies of Form W-4 to the IRS as directed by a revenue procedure or notice published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. Freefillableforms When we refer to Form W-4, the same rules apply to Formulario W-4(SP), its Spanish translation. Freefillableforms   After submitting a copy of the requested Form W-4 to the IRS, continue to withhold federal income tax based on that Form W-4 if it is valid (see Invalid Forms W-4 , later in this section). Freefillableforms However, if the IRS later notifies you in writing that the employee is not entitled to claim a complete exemption from withholding or more than the maximum number of withholding allowances specified by the IRS in the written notice, withhold federal income tax based on the effective date, marital status, and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in the notice (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”). Freefillableforms Initial lock-in letter. Freefillableforms   The IRS uses information reported on Form W-2 to identify employees with withholding compliance problems. Freefillableforms In some cases, where a serious under-withholding problem is found to exist for a particular employee, the IRS may issue a lock-in letter to the employer specifying the maximum number of withholding allowances and marital status permitted for a specific employee. Freefillableforms You will also receive a copy for the employee that identifies the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted and the process by which the employee can provide additional information to the IRS for purposes of determining the appropriate number of withholding allowances. Freefillableforms If the employee is employed by you as of the date of the notice, you must furnish the employee copy to the employee within 10 business days of receipt. Freefillableforms You may follow any reasonable business practice to furnish the employee copy to the employee. Freefillableforms Implementation of lock-in letter. Freefillableforms   When you receive the notice specifying the maximum number of withholding allowances and marital status permitted, you may not withhold immediately on the basis of the notice. Freefillableforms You must begin withholding tax on the basis of the notice for any wages paid after the date specified in the notice. Freefillableforms The delay between your receipt of the notice and the date to begin the withholding on the basis of the notice permits the employee to contact the IRS. Freefillableforms Seasonal employees and employees not currently performing services. Freefillableforms   If you receive a notice for an employee who is not currently performing services for you, you are still required to furnish the employee copy to the employee and withhold based on the notice if any of the following apply. Freefillableforms You are paying wages for the employee's prior services and the wages are subject to income tax withholding on or after the date specified in the notice. Freefillableforms You reasonably expect the employee to resume services within 12 months of the date of the notice. Freefillableforms The employee is on a bona fide leave of absence that does not exceed 12 months or the employee has a right to reemployment after the leave of absence. Freefillableforms Termination and re-hire of employees. Freefillableforms   If you are required to furnish and withhold based on the notice and the employment relationship is terminated after the date of the notice, you must continue to withhold based on the notice if you continue to pay any wages subject to income tax withholding. Freefillableforms You must also withhold based on the notice or modification notice (explained next) if the employee resumes the employment relationship with you within 12 months after the termination of the employment relationship. Freefillableforms Modification notice. Freefillableforms   After issuing the notice specifying the maximum number of withholding allowances and marital status permitted, the IRS may issue a subsequent notice (modification notice) that modifies the original notice. Freefillableforms The modification notice may change the marital status and/or the number of withholding allowances permitted. Freefillableforms You must withhold federal income tax based on the effective date specified in the modification notice. Freefillableforms New Form W-4 after IRS notice. Freefillableforms   After the IRS issues a notice or modification notice, if the employee provides you with a new Form W-4 claiming complete exemption from withholding or claims a marital status, a number of withholding allowances, and any additional withholding that results in less withholding than would result under the IRS notice or modification notice, you must disregard the new Form W-4. Freefillableforms You are required to withhold on the basis of the notice or modification notice unless the IRS subsequently notifies you to withhold based on the new Form W-4. Freefillableforms If the employee wants to put a new Form W-4 into effect that results in less withholding than required, the employee must contact the IRS. Freefillableforms   If, after you receive an IRS notice or modification notice, your employee provides you with a new Form W-4 that does not claim exemption from federal income tax withholding and claims a marital status, a number of withholding allowances, and any additional withholding that results in more withholding than would result under the notice or modification notice, you must withhold tax on the basis of that new Form W-4. Freefillableforms Otherwise, disregard any subsequent Forms W-4 provided by the employee and withhold based on the IRS notice or modification notice. Freefillableforms Substitute Forms W-4. Freefillableforms   You are encouraged to have your employees use the official version of Form W-4 to claim withholding allowances or exemption from withholding. Freefillableforms Call the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) or visit IRS. Freefillableforms gov to obtain copies of Form W-4. Freefillableforms   You may use a substitute version of Form W-4 to meet your business needs. Freefillableforms However, your substitute Form W-4 must contain language that is identical to the official Form W-4 and your form must meet all current IRS rules for substitute forms. Freefillableforms At the time that you provide your substitute form to the employee, you must provide him or her with all tables, instructions, and worksheets from the current Form W-4. Freefillableforms   You cannot accept a substitute Form W-4 developed by an employee, and the employee submitting such form will be treated as failing to furnish a Form W-4. Freefillableforms However, continue to use any valid Forms W-4 developed by your employees that you accepted before October 11, 2007. Freefillableforms Invalid Forms W-4. Freefillableforms   Any unauthorized change or addition to Form W-4 makes it invalid. Freefillableforms This includes taking out any language by which the employee certifies that the form is correct. Freefillableforms A Form W-4 is also invalid if, by the date an employee gives it to you, he or she indicates in any way that it is false. Freefillableforms An employee who submits a false Form W-4 may be subject to a $500 penalty. Freefillableforms You may treat a Form W-4 as invalid if the employee wrote “exempt” on line 7 and also entered a number on line 5 or an amount on line 6. Freefillableforms   When you get an invalid Form W-4, do not use it to figure federal income tax withholding. Freefillableforms Tell the employee that it is invalid and ask for another one. Freefillableforms If the employee does not give you a valid one, withhold taxes as if the employee was single and claiming no withholding allowances. Freefillableforms However, if you have an earlier Form W-4 for this worker that is valid, withhold as you did before. Freefillableforms   For additional information about these rules, see Treasury Decision 9337, 2007-35 I. Freefillableforms R. Freefillableforms B. Freefillableforms 455, available at www. Freefillableforms irs. Freefillableforms gov/irb/2007-35_IRB/ar10. Freefillableforms html. Freefillableforms Amounts exempt from levy on wages, salary, and other income. Freefillableforms   If you receive a Notice of Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income—Forms 668-W(ACS), 668-W(c)(DO), or 668-W(ICS), you must withhold amounts as described in the instructions for these forms. Freefillableforms Publication 1494, Tables for Figuring Amount Exempt From Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income—Forms 668-W(ACS), 668-W(c)(DO), and 668-W(ICS), shows the exempt amount. Freefillableforms If a levy issued in a prior year is still in effect and the taxpayer submits a new Statement of Exemptions and Filing Status, use the current year Publication 1494 to compute the exempt amount. Freefillableforms How To Figure Federal Income Tax Withholding There are several ways to figure federal income tax withholding. Freefillableforms Wage bracket tables. Freefillableforms See section 13 for directions on how to use the tables. Freefillableforms Percentage method. Freefillableforms See section 13 for directions on how to use the percentage method. Freefillableforms Alternative formula tables for percentage method withholding. Freefillableforms See Publication 15-A. Freefillableforms Wage bracket percentage method withholding tables. Freefillableforms See Publication 15-A. Freefillableforms Other alternative methods. Freefillableforms See Publication 15-A. Freefillableforms Employers with automated payroll systems will find the two alternative formula tables and the two alternative wage bracket percentage method tables in Publication 15-A useful. Freefillableforms If an employee wants additional federal tax withheld, have the employee show the extra amount on Form W-4. Freefillableforms Supplemental wages. Freefillableforms   Supplemental wages are wage payments to an employee that are not regular wages. Freefillableforms They include, but are not limited to, bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, accumulated sick leave, severance pay, awards, prizes, back pay and retroactive pay increases for current employees, and payments for nondeductible moving expenses. Freefillableforms Other payments subject to the supplemental wage rules include taxable fringe benefits and expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Freefillableforms   If you pay supplemental wages with regular wages but do not specify the amount of each, withhold federal income tax as if the total was a single payment for a regular payroll period. Freefillableforms   If you pay supplemental wages separately (or combine them in a single payment and specify the amount of each), the federal income tax withholding method depends partly on whether you withhold federal income tax from your employee's regular wages. Freefillableforms If you withheld federal income tax from an employee's regular wages in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, you can use one of the following methods for the supplemental wages. Freefillableforms Withhold a flat 25% (no other percentage allowed). Freefillableforms If the supplemental wages are paid concurrently with regular wages, add the supplemental wages to the concurrently paid regular wages. Freefillableforms If there are no concurrently paid regular wages, add the supplemental wages to alternatively, either the regular wages paid or to be paid for the current payroll period or the regular wages paid for the preceding payroll period. Freefillableforms Figure the income tax withholding as if the total of the regular wages and supplemental wages is a single payment. Freefillableforms Subtract the tax withheld from the regular wages. Freefillableforms Withhold the remaining tax from the supplemental wages. Freefillableforms If there were other payments of supplemental wages paid during the payroll period made before the current payment of supplemental wages, aggregate all the payments of supplemental wages paid during the payroll period with the regular wages paid during the payroll period, calculate the tax on the total, subtract the tax already withheld from the regular wages and previous supplemental wage payments, and withhold the remaining tax from the current payment of supplemental wages. Freefillableforms If you did not withhold federal income tax from the employee's regular wages in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, use method 1-b above. Freefillableforms This would occur, for example, when the value of the employee's withholding allowances claimed on Form W-4 is more than the wages. Freefillableforms    Separate rules apply to any supplemental wages exceeding $1 million that you pay to an individual during the year. Freefillableforms See section 7 in Publication 15 (Circular E) for details. Freefillableforms   Regardless of the method that you use to withhold federal income tax on supplemental wages, they are generally subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Freefillableforms 6. Freefillableforms Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) You must notify employees who have no federal income tax withheld that they may be able to claim a tax refund because of the EIC. Freefillableforms Although you do not have to notify employees who claim exemption from withholding on Form W-4 about the EIC, you are encouraged to notify any employees whose wages for 2013 were less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly) that they may be eligible to claim the credit for 2013. Freefillableforms This is because eligible employees may get a refund of the amount of EIC that is more than the tax that they owe. Freefillableforms You will meet the notification requirement if you issue to the employee Form W-2 with the EIC notice on the back of Copy B, or a substitute Form W-2 with the same statement. Freefillableforms You may also meet the requirement by providing Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC), or your own statement that contains the same wording. Freefillableforms If a substitute Form W-2 is given to the employee on time but does not have the required statement, you must notify the employee within 1 week of the date that the substitute Form W-2 is given. Freefillableforms If Form W-2 is required but is not given on time, you must give the employee Notice 797 or your written statement by the date that Form W-2 is required to be given. Freefillableforms If Form W-2 is not required, you must notify the employee by February 7, 2014. Freefillableforms 7. Freefillableforms Depositing Taxes Generally, you must deposit both the employer and employee shares of social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withheld. Freefillableforms You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Freefillableforms See How To Deposit , later in this section. Freefillableforms The credit against employment taxes for COBRA premium assistance payments is treated as a deposit of taxes on the first day of your return period. Freefillableforms For more information, see COBRA premium assistance credit under Introduction. Freefillableforms Payment with return. Freefillableforms   You may make payments with Forms 943 or 945 instead of depositing if one of the following applies. Freefillableforms You report less than a $2,500 tax liability for the year (Form 943, line 11; Form 945, line 3) and you pay in full with a return that is filed on time. Freefillableforms However, if you are unsure that you will report less than $2,500, deposit under the rules explained in this section so that you will not be subject to failure-to-deposit penalties. Freefillableforms You are a monthly schedule depositor and make a payment in accordance with the Accuracy of Deposits Rule discussed later in this section. Freefillableforms This payment may be $2,500 or more. Freefillableforms Only monthly schedule depositors, defined later, are allowed to make an Accuracy of Deposits Rule payment with the return. Freefillableforms Semiweekly schedule depositors must timely deposit the amount. Freefillableforms See Accuracy of Deposits Rule and How To Deposit, later in this section. Freefillableforms When To Deposit If you employ both farm and nonfarm workers, do not combine the taxes reportable on Forms 941 or 944 with Form 943 to decide whether to make a deposit. Freefillableforms See Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers, later in this section. Freefillableforms The rules for determining when to deposit Form 943 taxes are discussed below. Freefillableforms See section 10 for the separate rules that apply to FUTA tax. Freefillableforms Under these rules, you are classified as either a monthly schedule depositor or a semiweekly schedule depositor. Freefillableforms The terms “monthly schedule depositor” and “semiweekly schedule depositor” do not refer to how often your business pays its employees or how often you are required to make deposits. Freefillableforms The terms identify which set of rules you must follow when you incur a tax liability (for example, when you have a payday). Freefillableforms The deposit schedule that you must use for a calendar year is determined from the tax liability reported on your Form 943, line 9, for the lookback period, discussed next. Freefillableforms If you reported $50,000 or less of Form 943 taxes for the lookback period, you are a monthly schedule depositor. Freefillableforms If you reported more than $50,000 of Form 943 taxes for the lookback period, you are a semiweekly schedule depositor. Freefillableforms Lookback period. Freefillableforms   The lookback period is the second calendar year preceding the current calendar year. Freefillableforms For example, the lookback period for 2014 is 2012. Freefillableforms Example of deposit schedule based on lookback period. Freefillableforms Rose Co. Freefillableforms reported taxes on Form 943 as follows. Freefillableforms 2012 — $48,000 2013 — $60,000 Rose Co. Freefillableforms is a monthly schedule depositor for 2014 because its taxes for the lookback period ($48,000 for calendar year 2012) were not more than $50,000. Freefillableforms However, for 2015, Rose Co. Freefillableforms is a semiweekly schedule depositor because the total taxes before adjustment for its lookback period ($60,000 for calendar year 2013) exceeded $50,000. Freefillableforms Adjustments to lookback period taxes. Freefillableforms   To determine your taxes for the lookback period, use only the tax that you reported on the original return (Form 943, line 9). Freefillableforms Do not include adjustments shown on Form 943-X, Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund. Freefillableforms Example of adjustments. Freefillableforms An employer originally reported total tax of $45,000 for the lookback period in 2012. Freefillableforms The employer discovered during March 2014 that the tax reported for the lookback period was understated by $10,000 and corrected this error by filing Form 943-X. Freefillableforms The total tax reported in the lookback period is still $45,000. Freefillableforms The $10,000 adjustment is also not treated as part of the 2014 taxes. Freefillableforms Deposit period. Freefillableforms   The term “deposit period” refers to the period during which tax liabilities are accumulated for each required deposit due date. Freefillableforms For monthly schedule depositors, the deposit period is a calendar month. Freefillableforms The deposit periods for semiweekly schedule depositors are Wednesday through Friday and Saturday through Tuesday. Freefillableforms Monthly Deposit Schedule If the tax liability reported on Form 943, line 9, for the lookback period is $50,000 or less, you are a monthly schedule depositor for the current year. Freefillableforms You must deposit Form 943 taxes on payments made during a calendar month by the 15th day of the following month. Freefillableforms Monthly schedule example. Freefillableforms   Red Co. Freefillableforms is a seasonal employer and a monthly schedule depositor. Freefillableforms It pays wages each Friday. Freefillableforms It paid wages during August 2014, but did not pay any wages during September. Freefillableforms Red Co. Freefillableforms must deposit the combined tax liabilities for the August paydays by September 15. Freefillableforms Red Co. Freefillableforms does not have a deposit requirement for September (that is, due by October 15, 2014) because no wages were paid in September; therefore, it did not have a tax liability for September. Freefillableforms New employers. Freefillableforms   For agricultural employers, your tax liability for any year in the lookback period before the date you started or acquired your business is considered to be zero. Freefillableforms Therefore, you are a monthly schedule depositor for the first and second calendar years of your agricultural business (but see the $100,000 Next-Day Deposit Rule , later in this section). Freefillableforms Semiweekly Deposit Schedule You are a semiweekly schedule depositor for a calendar year if the tax liability on Form 943, line 9, during your lookback period was more than $50,000. Freefillableforms Under the semiweekly deposit schedule, deposit Form 943 taxes for payments made on Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday by the following Wednesday. Freefillableforms Deposit amounts accumulated for payments made on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday by the following Friday. Freefillableforms Semiweekly depositors are not required to deposit twice a week if their payments were in the same semiweekly period unless the $100,000 Next-Day Deposit Rule (discussed later in this section) applies. Freefillableforms For example, if you made a payment on both Wednesday and Friday and incurred taxes of $10,000 for each pay date, deposit the $20,000 by the following Wednesday. Freefillableforms If you made no additional payments on Saturday through Tuesday, no deposit is due on Friday. Freefillableforms Semiweekly schedule depositors must complete Form 943-A, Agricultural Employer's Record of Federal Tax Liability, and submit it with Form 943. Freefillableforms Semiweekly Deposit Schedule IF the payday falls on a. Freefillableforms . Freefillableforms . Freefillableforms THEN deposit taxes by the following. Freefillableforms . Freefillableforms . Freefillableforms Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday Wednesday Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday Friday Semiweekly schedule example. Freefillableforms   Green, Inc. Freefillableforms , is a semiweekly schedule depositor and pays wages once each month on the last Friday of the month. Freefillableforms Green, Inc. Freefillableforms , will deposit only once a month, but the deposit will be made under the semiweekly deposit schedule as follows. Freefillableforms Green, Inc. Freefillableforms 's tax liability for the April 25, 2014 (Friday), wage payment must be deposited by April 30, 2014 (Wednesday). Freefillableforms Semiweekly deposit period spanning two quarters. Freefillableforms   If you have more than one pay date during a semiweekly period and the pay dates fall in different calendar quarters, you will need to make separate deposits for the separate liabilities. Freefillableforms For example, if you have a pay date on Monday, March 31, 2014 (first quarter), and another pay date on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (second quarter), two separate deposits will be required even though the pay dates fall within the same semiweekly period. Freefillableforms Both deposits will be due Friday, April 4, 2014 (3 business days from the end of the semiweekly deposit period). Freefillableforms Deposits on Business Days Only If a deposit is required to be made on a day that is not a business day, the deposit is considered timely if it is made by the close of the next business day. Freefillableforms A business day is any day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Freefillableforms For example, if a deposit is required to be made on Friday and Friday is a legal holiday, the deposit is considered timely if it is made by the following Monday (if Monday is a business day). Freefillableforms Semiweekly schedule depositors   will always have 3 business days to make a deposit. Freefillableforms That is, if any of the 3 weekdays after the end of a semiweekly period is a legal holiday, you will have an additional day for each day that is a legal holiday to make the deposit. Freefillableforms For example, if a semiweekly schedule depositor accumulated taxes on Friday and the following Monday is a legal holiday, the deposit normally due on Wednesday may be made on Thursday (this allows 3 business days to make the deposit). Freefillableforms Legal holiday. Freefillableforms   The term “legal holiday” means any legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Freefillableforms Legal holidays for 2014 are listed below. Freefillableforms January 1— New Year's Day January 20— Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Freefillableforms February 17— Washington's Birthday April 16— District of Columbia Emancipation Day May 26— Memorial Day July 4— Independence Day September 1— Labor Day October 13— Columbus Day November 11— Veterans' Day November 27— Thanksgiving Day December 25— Christmas Day $100,000 Next-Day Deposit Rule If you accumulate $100,000 or more of Form 943 taxes (that is, taxes reported on Form 943, line 11) on any day during a deposit period, you must deposit the tax by the close of the next business day, whether you are a monthly or a semiweekly schedule depositor. Freefillableforms For purposes of the $100,000 rule, do not continue accumulating a tax liability after the end of a deposit period. Freefillableforms For example, if a semiweekly schedule depositor has accumulated a liability of $95,000 on a Tuesday (of a Saturday-through-Tuesday deposit period) and accumulated a $10,000 liability on Wednesday, the $100,000 next-day deposit rule does not apply because the $10,000 is accumulated in the next deposit period. Freefillableforms Thus, $95,000 must be deposited by Friday and $10,000 must be deposited by the following Wednesday. Freefillableforms However, once you accumulate at least $100,000 in a deposit period, stop accumulating at the end of that day and begin to accumulate anew on the next day. Freefillableforms For example, Fir Co. Freefillableforms is a semiweekly schedule depositor. Freefillableforms On Monday, Fir Co. Freefillableforms accumulates taxes of $110,000 and must deposit this amount on Tuesday, the next business day. Freefillableforms On Tuesday, Fir Co. Freefillableforms accumulates additional taxes of $30,000. Freefillableforms Because the $30,000 is not added to the previous $110,000 and is less than $100,000, Fir Co. Freefillableforms does not have to deposit the $30,000 until Friday (following the semiweekly deposit schedule). Freefillableforms If you are a monthly schedule depositor and you accumulate a $100,000 tax liability on any day, you become a semiweekly schedule depositor on the next day and remain so for at least the rest of the calendar year and for the following calendar year. Freefillableforms Example of the $100,000 next-day deposit rule. Freefillableforms   Elm, Inc. Freefillableforms , started its business on May 1, 2014. Freefillableforms Because Elm, Inc. Freefillableforms , is a new employer, the taxes for its lookback period are considered to be zero; therefore, Elm, Inc. Freefillableforms , is a monthly schedule depositor. Freefillableforms On May 8, Elm, Inc. Freefillableforms , paid wages for the first time and accumulated taxes of $50,000. Freefillableforms On May 9 (Friday), Elm, Inc. Freefillableforms , paid wages and accumulated taxes of $60,000, for a total of $110,000. Freefillableforms Because Elm, Inc. Freefillableforms , accumulated $110,000 on May 9, it must deposit $110,000 by May 12 (Monday), the next business day. Freefillableforms Elm, Inc. Freefillableforms , became a semiweekly schedule depositor on May 10. Freefillableforms It will be a semiweekly schedule depositor for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015. Freefillableforms Accuracy of Deposits Rule You are required to deposit 100% of your tax liability on or before the deposit due date. Freefillableforms However, penalties will not be applied for depositing less than 100% if both of the following conditions are met. Freefillableforms Any deposit shortfall does not exceed the greater of $100 or 2% of the amount of taxes otherwise required to be deposited. Freefillableforms The deposit shortfall is paid or deposited by the shortfall makeup date as described below. Freefillableforms Makeup Date for Deposit Shortfall:    Monthly Schedule Depositor—Deposit the shortfall or pay it with your return by the due date of your Form 943. Freefillableforms You may pay the shortfall with your Form 943 even if the amount is $2,500 or more. Freefillableforms Semiweekly Schedule Depositor—Deposit by the earlier of (a) the first Wednesday or Friday (whichever comes first) that falls on or after the 15th of the month following the month in which the shortfall occurred, or (b) the due date for Form 943. Freefillableforms For example, if a semiweekly schedule depositor has a deposit shortfall during February 2014, the shortfall makeup date is March 19, 2014 (Wednesday). Freefillableforms How To Deposit You must deposit employment taxes by electronic funds transfer. Freefillableforms See Payment with return , earlier in this section, for exceptions explaining when taxes may be paid with the tax return instead of being deposited. Freefillableforms Electronic deposit requirement. Freefillableforms   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits (such as deposits of employment tax, excise tax, and corporate income tax). Freefillableforms Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Freefillableforms If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Freefillableforms   EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Freefillableforms To get more information or to enroll in EFTPS, call 1-800-555-4477 (business), 1-800-316-6541 (individual), or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Freefillableforms You can also visit the EFTPS website at www. Freefillableforms eftps. Freefillableforms gov. Freefillableforms Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. Freefillableforms New employers that have a federal tax obligation will be pre-enrolled in EFTPS. Freefillableforms Call the toll-free number located in your Employer Identification Number (EIN) Package to activate your enrollment and begin making your tax deposit payments. Freefillableforms See When you receive your EIN in section 1 for more information. Freefillableforms Deposit record. Freefillableforms   For your records, an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Trace Number will be provided with each successful payment. Freefillableforms The number can be used as a receipt or to trace the payment. Freefillableforms Depositing on time. Freefillableforms   For deposits made by EFTPS to be on time, you must initiate the deposit by 8 p. Freefillableforms m. Freefillableforms Eastern time the day before the date a deposit is due. Freefillableforms If you use a third party to make a deposit on your behalf, they may have different cutoff times. Freefillableforms Same-day payment option. Freefillableforms   If you fail to initiate a deposit transaction on EFTPS by 8 p. Freefillableforms m. Freefillableforms Eastern time the day before the date a deposit is due, you can still make your deposit on time by using the Federal Tax Application (FTA). Freefillableforms To use the same-day payment method, you will need to make arrangements with your financial institution ahead of time. Freefillableforms Please check with your financial institution regarding availability, deadlines, and costs. Freefillableforms Your financial institution may charge you a fee for payments made this way. Freefillableforms To learn more about the information you will need to provide to your financial institution to make a same-day wire payment, visit www. Freefillableforms eftps. Freefillableforms gov to download the Same-Day Payment Worksheet. Freefillableforms Deposit Penalties Penalties may apply if you do not make required deposits on time or if you make deposits for less than the required amount. Freefillableforms The penalties do not apply if any failure to make a proper and timely deposit was due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Freefillableforms IRS may also waive deposit penalties if you inadvertently fail to deposit in the first quarter that a deposit is due, or the first quarter during which your frequency of deposits changed, if you timely filed your employment tax return. Freefillableforms For amounts not properly deposited or not deposited on time, the penalty rates are shown next. Freefillableforms Penalty Charged for. Freefillableforms . Freefillableforms . Freefillableforms 2% Deposits made 1 to 5 days late. Freefillableforms 5% Deposits made 6 to 15 days late. Freefillableforms 10% Deposits made 16 or more days late. Freefillableforms Also applies to amounts paid within 10 days of the date of the first notice the IRS sent asking for the tax due. Freefillableforms 10% Amounts (that should have been deposited) paid directly to the IRS or paid with your tax return. Freefillableforms See Payment with return , earlier in this section, for exceptions. Freefillableforms 15% Amounts still unpaid more than 10 days after the date of the first notice that the IRS sent asking for the tax due or the day on which you received notice and demand for immediate payment, whichever is earlier. Freefillableforms Late deposit penalty amounts are determined using calendar days, starting from the due date of the liability. Freefillableforms Order in which deposits are applied. Freefillableforms   Deposits generally are applied to the most recent tax liability within the year. Freefillableforms If you receive a failure-to-deposit penalty notice, you may designate how your deposits are to be applied in order to minimize the amount of the penalty, if you do so within 90 days of the date of the notice. Freefillableforms Follow the instructions on the penalty notice that you received. Freefillableforms For examples on how the IRS will apply deposits and more information on designating deposits, see Revenue Procedure 2001-58. Freefillableforms You can find Revenue Procedure 2001-58 on page 579 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-50 at www. Freefillableforms irs. Freefillableforms gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb01-50. Freefillableforms pdf. Freefillableforms Example. Freefillableforms Cedar, Inc. Freefillableforms , is required to make a deposit of $1,000 on July 15 and $1,500 on August 15. Freefillableforms It does not make the deposit on July 15. Freefillableforms On August 15, Cedar, Inc. Freefillableforms , deposits $2,000. Freefillableforms Under the deposits rule, which applies deposits to the most recent tax liability, $1,500 of the deposit is applied to the August 15 deposit and the remaining $500 is applied to the July deposit. Freefillableforms Accordingly, $500 of the July 15 liability remains undeposited. Freefillableforms The penalty on this underdeposit will apply as explained above. Freefillableforms Trust fund recovery penalty. Freefillableforms   If federal income, social security, or Medicare taxes that must be withheld are not withheld or are not deposited or paid to the United States Treasury, the trust fund recovery penalty may apply. Freefillableforms The penalty is the full amount of the unpaid trust fund tax. Freefillableforms This penalty may apply to you if these unpaid taxes cannot be immediately collected from the employer or business. Freefillableforms   The trust fund recovery penalty may be imposed on all persons who are determined by the IRS to be responsible for collecting, accounting for, and paying over these taxes, and who acted willfully in not doing so. Freefillableforms   A responsible person can be an officer or employee of a corporation, a partner or employee of a partnership, an accountant, a volunteer director/trustee, or an employee of a sole proprietorship. Freefillableforms A responsible person also may include one who signs checks for the business or otherwise has authority to cause the spending of business funds. Freefillableforms    Willfully means voluntarily, consciously, and intentionally. Freefillableforms A responsible person acts willfully if the person knows that the required actions of collecting, accounting for or paying over trust fund taxes are not taking place, or recklessly disregards obvious and known risks to the government's right to receive trust fund taxes. Freefillableforms “Average” failure-to-deposit penalty. Freefillableforms   IRS may assess an “averaged” failure-to-deposit penalty of 2% to 10% if you are a monthly schedule depositor and did not properly complete Form 943, line 17, when your tax liability shown on Form 943, line 11, was $2,500 or more. Freefillableforms IRS may also assess this penalty of 2% to 10% if you are a semiweekly schedule depositor and your tax liability shown on Form 943, line 11, was $2,500 or more and you did any of the following. Freefillableforms Completed Form 943, line 17, instead of Form 943-A. Freefillableforms Failed to attach a properly completed Form 943-A. Freefillableforms Completed Form 943-A incorrectly, for example, by entering tax deposits instead of tax liabilities in the numbered spaces. Freefillableforms   IRS figures the penalty by allocating your tax liability on Form 943, line 11, equally throughout the tax period. Freefillableforms Your deposits and payments may not be counted as timely because IRS does not know the actual dates of your tax liabilities. Freefillableforms   You can avoid the penalty by reviewing your return before filing it. Freefillableforms Follow these steps before filing your Form 943. Freefillableforms If you are a monthly schedule depositor, report your tax liabilities (not your deposits) in the monthly entry spaces on Form 943, line 17. Freefillableforms If you are a semiweekly schedule depositor, report your tax liabilities (not your deposits) on Form 943-A in the lines that represent the dates you paid your employees. Freefillableforms Verify that your total liability shown on Form 943, line 17, or Form 943-A, line M, equals your tax liability shown on Form 943, line 11. Freefillableforms Do not show negative amounts on Form 943, line 17, or Form 943-A. Freefillableforms For prior period errors discovered after December 31, 2008, do not adjust your tax liabilities reported on Form 943, line 17, or on Form 943-A. Freefillableforms Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers If you employ both farm and nonfarm workers, you must treat employment taxes for the farmworkers (Form 943 taxes) separately from employment taxes for the nonfarm workers (Form 941 and 944 taxes). Freefillableforms Form 943 taxes and Form 941/944 taxes are not combined for purposes of applying any of the deposit schedule rules. Freefillableforms If a deposit is due, deposi