What this notice is about We received your Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, but you do not need to file this form. Federal, state, and local government agencies are exempt from federal unemployment tax. What you need to do Do not file Form 940 PDF. Destroy any Forms 940 you have. Do not make any tax deposits for Form 940. You may want to Contact your state to determine if you must make contributions under the state unemployment compensation law. Frequently asked questions Should I still file Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return PDF? You must file a Form 941 for federal income taxes and other amounts withheld from employees’ compensation. Who can I contact if I disagree with this notice? You can call the telephone number on the top right corner of your notice. Reference Tools Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer’s Tax Guide PDF Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return PDF Full list of tax forms and instructions Need Help? You can authorize someone to contact the IRS on your behalf. See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. If you can’t find what you need online, call the IRS number at the top of your notice or letter.