Employment Tax Burden Survey, Tax Year 2017 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 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 and participation is voluntary. Only those employers who are randomly selected may participate in the study. Data is being collected throughout the year, so you may still be selected even if you have not yet received an invitation. We estimate that it will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete the survey. 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 Tax Year 2017 Employment Tax Burden Survey PDFSample IRS Letter for TY2017 Employment Tax Burden Survey PDF 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.