About Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return


Employers use Form 941 to:

  • Report income taxes, Social Security tax, or Medicare tax withheld from employee's paychecks.
  • Pay the employer's portion of Social Security or Medicare tax.

Current Revision

Recent Developments

Notice 2021-31 provides guidance on temporary premium assistance for COBRA continuation coverage under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 PDF

Clarification of the Definition of Qualified Sick Leave Wages and Qualified Family Leave Wages -- 29-JAN-2021

More Time to Withhold and Pay the Employee Share of Social Security Tax Deferred in 2020 -- 28-JAN-2021

Didn’t Get Requested PPP Loan Forgiveness? You Can Claim the Employee Retention Credit for 2020 on the 4th Quarter Form 941 -- 22-JAN-2021

Form W-2 Reporting of Employee Social Security Tax Deferred under Notice 2020-65 -- 29-OCT-2020

Changes to Reporting Tax Liabilities if you Claim Certain Nonrefundable Credits -- 16-SEP-2020

Failure to deposit penalties on some employers claiming new tax credits -- AUG-21-2020

Temporary Efile Waiver for CPEOs (Notice 2020-35) PDF -- 01-JUN-2020

Impact of Recent COVID-19 Legislation on Employment Taxes -- 05-MAY-2020

IRS COVID-19 New FAQs on Sick Leave and Family Leave 

Employee Retention Credit for Employers Subject to Closure Due to COVID-19 Crisis -- 03- APR-2020

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