It’s that time of year again: The IRS has updated all its business-related tax forms again. In recognition of the approaching tax deadlines, here are the most up-to-date (as of February, 2017) employer-related forms from your friends at the IRS. Remember: We always recommend that before you touch anything with the letters IRS attached to it, check in with your financial, tax and legal advisors. (The links below are to PDF documents.)



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 | Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide


Form 941 | Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return

For employers who withhold income taxes, social security tax, or Medicare tax from employee’s paychecks or who must pay the employer’s portion of social security or Medicare tax.

Related | Instructions for Form 941


Form W-4  | Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate

Complete Form W-4 so that your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay.

Related | Form W-4P, Form W-4V


Form W-2  | Wage and Tax Statement

Employers must file a Form W-2 for each employee from whom Income, social security, or Medicare tax was withheld.

Related | General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3


Form 1095-C  | Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer / Coverage

Applicable Large Employer Members are required to file Form 1095-C.

Related: Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C


Form SS-4  | Application for Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Use this form to apply for an employer identification number (EIN).

Related | Instructions for Form SS-4


Form 1099-MISC  | Miscellaneous Income

File this form for each person to whom you have paid various income during the year.

Related | Instructions for Form 1099-MISC


Schedule B (Form 941)  | Report of Tax Liability for Semiweekly Schedule Depositors

Employers who withhold income taxes, social security tax, or Medicare tax from employee’s paychecks or who must pay the employer’s portion of social security or Medicare tax.

Related | Instructions for Schedule B (Form 941)


Form 1023  | Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Organizations file this form to apply for recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3).

Related | Instructions for Form 1023


Form 940  | Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return

Use this form to report your annual Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax.

Related: Instructions for Form 940

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