Understanding your CP217 notice


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.
  • Destroy any Forms 940 you have.
  • Do not make any tax deposits for Form 940.

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Frequently asked questions

Should I still file Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return?

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.

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