2013 Employment Tax Burden Survey


Employment Tax Burden Survey, Tax Year 2013

OMB #1545-2212

The Employment Tax Burden Survey is an important project that can benefit all employers.

We hear from employers that preparing and filing employment tax returns (such as Forms 941 and 943), Forms W-2, and related forms are time consuming and expensive. We are conducting a survey of randomly selected employers to learn more about those costs.

Responses from selected employers will help us estimate of the amount of time and money all employers spend preparing their tax returns each year. We also use this information to learn how to reduce employment tax compliance burden. All information provided will be used for research purposes only.

Only those employers who are randomly selected may participate in the study. We estimate that it will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the survey. Participation is voluntary.

This survey is being conducted by Westat on behalf of the IRS. A sample copy of the survey is provided below.  A copy of the IRS letter that invites taxpayers to participate in the survey is also provided.

Sample – TY2013 Employment Tax Burden SurveyPDF

Sample – IRS Letter for TY2013 Employment Tax Burden SurveyPDF

We hope you will decide to participate in this study. Together we have an opportunity to better understand and help reduce employment tax compliance burden. Thank you.