You can e-file any of the following employment tax forms: 940, 941, 943, 944 and 945.

Benefits to e-filing:

  • It saves you time.
  • It is secure and accurate.
  • You receive acknowledgement within 24 hours.

If you wish to e-file your employment tax form, then choose one of the two options below:

Option 1: I want to submit the forms myself

You will need to purchase IRS-approved software. This list of providers offers options based on the relevant tax year. You may have to pay a fee to electronically file the returns.

The software will require your signature to e-file the return. Depending on the software, you will have one or both of the following options:

Option 2: I want a tax professional to file for me

Use the Authorized IRS e-file Provider Locator Service to find a tax professional who can submit the forms for you.

    E-File Forms 1099 With IRIS

    The Information Returns Intake System (IRIS) Taxpayer Portal is a system that provides a no cost online method for taxpayers to electronically file Form 1099 series. This free electronic filing service is secure, accurate and requires no special software. This may be especially helpful to any small business that currently sends their 1099 forms on paper to the IRS. Through it they can submit automatic extensions, make corrections and reduce expenses related to paper filing. The Taxpayer Portal allows you to enter data to create Forms 1099 by either keying in the information or uploading a .csv file. For more information see Publication 5717, IRIS Portal User GuidePDF.  Taxpayer may continue to use the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system to file their information returns.

    E-filing requirements will change beginning in 2024

    The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations amending the rules for filing returns and other documents electronically (e-file). These regulations affect filers of many types of returns including information returns (for example, Forms 1099) and withholding tax returns (for example, Forms 945 and 1042).

    For information returns, for example Form 1099 series, required to be filed on or after January 1, 2024, the final regulations:

    • reduce the 250-return threshold enacted in prior regulations to generally require electronic filing by filers of 10 or more returns in a calendar year.
    • require filers to aggregate almost all information return types covered by the regulation to determine whether a filer meets the 10-return threshold and is required to e-file their information returns.

    Other information

    Employment Tax Forms
    A listing of all relevant tax forms that are available as Adobe Acrobat fillable forms.

    Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
    Use this to make your tax payments electronically.

    Employment Taxes
    General information for employers about filing requirements.

    IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self-Employed
    View due dates and actions for each month. You can see all events or filter them by monthly depositor, semiweekly depositor, excise or general event types.

    Electronic Signature Options Forms 8879-EMP & 8453-EMP
    IRS Videos for Employers
    The Virtual Workshop