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Irs 1040ez forms Publication 51 - Main Content Table of Contents 1. Irs 1040ez forms Taxpayer Identification NumbersWhen you receive your EIN. Irs 1040ez forms Registering for SSNVS. Irs 1040ez forms 2. Irs 1040ez forms Who Are Employees?Crew Leaders Business Owned and Operated by Spouses 3. Irs 1040ez forms Wages and Other Compensation 4. Irs 1040ez forms Social Security and Medicare TaxesThe $150 Test or the $2,500 Test Social Security and Medicare Tax Withholding 5. Irs 1040ez forms Federal Income Tax WithholdingImplementation of lock-in letter. Irs 1040ez forms Seasonal employees and employees not currently performing services. Irs 1040ez forms Termination and re-hire of employees. Irs 1040ez forms How To Figure Federal Income Tax Withholding 6. Irs 1040ez forms Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) 7. Irs 1040ez forms Depositing TaxesWhen To Deposit How To Deposit Deposit Penalties Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers 8. Irs 1040ez forms Form 943 9. Irs 1040ez forms Reporting Adjustments on Form 943Current Year Adjustments Prior Year Adjustments 10. Irs 1040ez forms Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax 11. Irs 1040ez forms Reconciling Wage Reporting Forms 13. Irs 1040ez forms Federal Income Tax Withholding MethodsWage Bracket Method Percentage Method Alternative Methods of Federal Income Tax Withholding How To Get Tax Help 1. Irs 1040ez forms Taxpayer Identification Numbers If you are required to withhold any federal income, social security, or Medicare taxes, you will need an employer identification number (EIN) for yourself. Irs 1040ez forms Also, you will need the SSN of each employee and the name of each employee as shown on the employee's social security card. Irs 1040ez forms Employer identification number (EIN). Irs 1040ez forms   An employer identification number (EIN) is a nine-digit number that the IRS issues. Irs 1040ez forms The digits are arranged as follows: 00-0000000. Irs 1040ez forms It is used to identify the tax accounts of employers and certain others who have no employees. Irs 1040ez forms Use your EIN on all of the items that you send to the IRS and SSA. Irs 1040ez forms   If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Irs 1040ez forms Visit IRS. Irs 1040ez forms gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Irs 1040ez forms You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933, or you can fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Irs 1040ez forms Do not use a SSN in place of an EIN. Irs 1040ez forms   If you do not have an EIN by the time a return is due, write “Applied For” and the date you applied for it in the space shown for the number. Irs 1040ez forms If you took over another employer's business, do not use that employer's EIN. Irs 1040ez forms   You should have only one EIN. Irs 1040ez forms If you have more than one, and are not sure which one to use, call the toll-free Business and Specialty Tax Line at 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Irs 1040ez forms Provide the EINs that you have, the name and address to which each number was assigned, and the address of your principal place of business. Irs 1040ez forms The IRS will tell you which EIN to use. Irs 1040ez forms   For more information, see Publication 1635 or Publication 583. Irs 1040ez forms When you receive your EIN. Irs 1040ez forms   If you are a new employer that indicated a federal tax obligation when requesting an EIN, you will be pre-enrolled in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Irs 1040ez forms You will receive information in your Employer Identification Number (EIN) Package about Express Enrollment and an additional mailing containing your EFTPS personal identification number (PIN) and instructions for activating your PIN. Irs 1040ez forms Call the toll-free number located in your “How to Activate Your Enrollment” brochure to activate your enrollment and begin making your employment tax deposits. Irs 1040ez forms If you outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties to a third party payer, such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, be sure to tell them about your EFTPS enrollment. Irs 1040ez forms Social security number (SSN). Irs 1040ez forms   An employee's social security number (SSN) consists of nine digits arranged as follows: 000-00-0000. Irs 1040ez forms You must obtain each employee's name and SSN as shown on the employee's social security card because you must enter them on Form W-2. Irs 1040ez forms Do not accept a social security card that says “Not valid for employment. Irs 1040ez forms ” A social security number issued with this legend does not permit employment. Irs 1040ez forms You may, but are not required to, photocopy the social security card if the employee provides it. Irs 1040ez forms If you do not show the employee's correct name and SSN on Form W-2, you may owe a penalty unless you have reasonable cause. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 1586, Reasonable Cause Regulations & Requirements for Missing and Incorrect Name/TINs. Irs 1040ez forms Applying for a social security card. Irs 1040ez forms   Any employee who is legally eligible to work in the United States and does not have a social security card can get one by completing Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, and submitting the necessary documentation to SSA. Irs 1040ez forms You can get Form SS-5 at SSA offices, by calling 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 (TTY), or from the SSA website at www. Irs 1040ez forms socialsecurity. Irs 1040ez forms gov/online/ss-5. Irs 1040ez forms html. Irs 1040ez forms The employee must complete and sign Form SS-5; it cannot be filed by the employer. Irs 1040ez forms You may be asked to supply a letter to accompany Form SS-5 if the employee has exceeded his or her yearly or lifetime limit for the number of replacement cards allowed. Irs 1040ez forms Applying for a social security number. Irs 1040ez forms   If you file Form W-2 on paper and your employee has applied for an SSN but does not have one when you must file Form W-2, enter “Applied For” on the form. Irs 1040ez forms If you are filing electronically, enter all zeros (000-00-0000) in the social security number field. Irs 1040ez forms When the employee receives the SSN, file Copy A of Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, with the SSA to show the employee's SSN. Irs 1040ez forms Furnish Copies B, C, and 2 of Form W-2c to the employee. Irs 1040ez forms Up to 25 Forms W-2c per Form W-3c, Transmittal of Corrected Wage and Tax Statements, may be filed per session over the Internet, with no limit on the number of sessions. Irs 1040ez forms For more information, visit SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Irs 1040ez forms socialsecurity. Irs 1040ez forms gov/employer. Irs 1040ez forms Advise your employee to correct the SSN on his or her original Form W-2. Irs 1040ez forms Correctly record the employee's name and SSN. Irs 1040ez forms   Record the name and number of each employee as they are shown on the employee's social security card. Irs 1040ez forms If the employee's name is not correct as shown on the card (for example, because of marriage or divorce), the employee should request a corrected card from the SSA. Irs 1040ez forms Continue to report the employee's wages under the old name until the employee shows you an updated social security card with the new name. Irs 1040ez forms   If the SSA issues the employee a replacement card after a name change, or a new card with a different social security number after a change in alien work status, file a Form W-2c to correct the name/SSN reported on the most recently filed Form W-2. Irs 1040ez forms It is not necessary to correct other years if the previous name and SSN were used for years before the most recent Form W-2. Irs 1040ez forms IRS individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) for aliens. Irs 1040ez forms   Do not accept an ITIN in place of an SSN for employee identification or for work. Irs 1040ez forms An ITIN is issued for use by resident and nonresident aliens who need identification for tax purposes, but who are not eligible for U. Irs 1040ez forms S. Irs 1040ez forms employment. Irs 1040ez forms The ITIN is a nine-digit number formatted like an SSN (for example, NNN-NN-NNNN). Irs 1040ez forms However, it begins with the number “9” and has either a “7” or “8” as the fourth digit (for example, 9NN-7N-NNNN or 9NN-8N-NNNN). Irs 1040ez forms    An individual with an ITIN who later becomes eligible to work in the United States must obtain an SSN. Irs 1040ez forms If the individual is currently eligible to work in the United States, instruct the individual to apply for an SSN and follow the instructions under Applying for a social security number, earlier in this section. Irs 1040ez forms Do not use an ITIN in place of an SSN on Form W-2. Irs 1040ez forms Verification of social security numbers. Irs 1040ez forms   Employers and authorized reporting agents can use the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) to instantly verify up to 10 employee names and SSNs (per screen) at a time, or submit an electronic file of up to 250,000 names and SSNs and usually receive results the next business day. Irs 1040ez forms Visit www. Irs 1040ez forms socialsecurity. Irs 1040ez forms gov/employer/ssnv. Irs 1040ez forms htm for more information. Irs 1040ez forms Registering for SSNVS. Irs 1040ez forms   You must register online and receive authorization from your employer to use SSNVS. Irs 1040ez forms To register, visit SSA's website at www. Irs 1040ez forms socialsecurity. Irs 1040ez forms gov/employer and click on the Business Services Online link. Irs 1040ez forms Follow the registration instructions to obtain a user identification (ID) and password. Irs 1040ez forms You will need to provide the following information about yourself and your company. Irs 1040ez forms Name. Irs 1040ez forms SSN. Irs 1040ez forms Date of birth. Irs 1040ez forms Type of employer. Irs 1040ez forms EIN. Irs 1040ez forms Company name, address, and telephone number. Irs 1040ez forms Email address. Irs 1040ez forms When you have completed the online registration process, SSA will mail a one-time activation code to your employer. Irs 1040ez forms You must enter the activation code online to use SSNVS. Irs 1040ez forms 2. Irs 1040ez forms Who Are Employees? Generally, employees are defined either under common law or under statutes for certain situations. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 15-A for details on statutory employees and nonemployees. Irs 1040ez forms Employee status under common law. Irs 1040ez forms   Generally, a worker who performs services for you is your employee if you have the right to control what will be done and how it will be done. Irs 1040ez forms This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Irs 1040ez forms What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 15-A for more information on how to determine whether an individual providing services is an independent contractor or an employee. Irs 1040ez forms If an employer-employee relationship exists, it does not matter what it is called. Irs 1040ez forms The employee may be called an agent or independent contractor. Irs 1040ez forms It also does not matter how payments are measured or paid, what they are called, or if the employee works full or part time. Irs 1040ez forms You are responsible for withholding and paying employment taxes for your employees. Irs 1040ez forms You are also required to file employment tax returns. Irs 1040ez forms These requirements do not apply to amounts that you pay to independent contractors. Irs 1040ez forms The rules discussed in this publication apply only to workers who are your employees. Irs 1040ez forms In general, you are an employer of farmworkers if your employees: Raise or harvest agricultural or horticultural products on your farm (including the raising and feeding of livestock); Work in connection with the operation, management, conservation, improvement, or maintenance of your farm and its tools and equipment; Provide services relating to salvaging timber, or clearing land of brush and other debris, left by a hurricane (also known as hurricane labor); Handle, process, or package any agricultural or horticultural commodity if you produced over half of the commodity (for a group of up to 20 unincorporated operators, all of the commodity); or Do work for you related to cotton ginning, turpentine, gum resin products, or the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities. Irs 1040ez forms For this purpose, the term “farm” includes stock, dairy, poultry, fruit, fur-bearing animal, and truck farms, as well as plantations, ranches, nurseries, ranges, greenhouses or other similar structures used primarily for the raising of agricultural or horticultural commodities, and orchards. Irs 1040ez forms Farmwork does not include reselling activities that do not involve any substantial activity of raising agricultural or horticultural commodities, such as a retail store or a greenhouse used primarily for display or storage. Irs 1040ez forms The table in section 12, How Do Employment Taxes Apply to Farmwork , distinguishes between farm and nonfarm activities, and also addresses rules that apply in special situations. Irs 1040ez forms Crew Leaders If you are a crew leader, you are an employer of farmworkers. Irs 1040ez forms A crew leader is a person who furnishes and pays (either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of the farm operator) workers to do farmwork for the farm operator. Irs 1040ez forms If there is no written agreement between you and the farm operator stating that you are his or her employee and if you pay the workers (either for yourself or for the farm operator), then you are a crew leader. Irs 1040ez forms For FUTA tax rules, see section 10. Irs 1040ez forms Business Owned and Operated by Spouses If you and your spouse jointly own and operate a farm or nonfarm business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 541, Partnerships, for more details. Irs 1040ez forms The partnership is considered the employer of any employees, and is liable for any employment taxes due on wages paid to its employees. Irs 1040ez forms Exception—Qualified joint venture. Irs 1040ez forms   For tax years beginning after December 31, 2006, the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-28) provides that a “qualified joint venture,” whose only members are spouses filing a joint income tax return, can elect not to be treated as a partnership for federal tax purposes. Irs 1040ez forms A qualified joint venture conducts a trade or business where: The only members of the joint venture are spouses who file a joint income tax return, Both spouses materially participate (see Material participation in the Instructions for Schedule C (Form 1040), line G) in the trade or business (mere joint ownership of property is not enough), Both spouses elect to not be treated as a partnership, and The business is co-owned by both spouses and is not held in the name of a state law entity such as a partnership or limited liability company (LLC). Irs 1040ez forms   To make the election, all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit must be divided between the spouses, in accordance with each spouse's interest in the venture, and reported on separate Schedules C or F as sole proprietors. Irs 1040ez forms Each spouse must also file a separate Schedule SE to pay self-employment taxes, as applicable. Irs 1040ez forms   Spouses using the qualified joint venture rules are treated as sole proprietors for federal tax purposes and generally do not need an EIN. Irs 1040ez forms If employment taxes are owed by the qualified joint venture, either spouse may report and pay the employment taxes due on the wages paid to the employees using the EIN of that spouse's sole proprietorship. Irs 1040ez forms Generally, filing as a qualified joint venture will not increase the spouses' total tax owed on the joint income tax return. Irs 1040ez forms However, it gives each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based and for Medicare coverage without filing a partnership return. Irs 1040ez forms    Note. Irs 1040ez forms If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must pay social security and Medicare taxes for him or her. Irs 1040ez forms   For more information on qualified joint ventures, visit IRS. Irs 1040ez forms gov and enter “qualified joint venture” in the search box. Irs 1040ez forms Exception—Community income. Irs 1040ez forms   If you and your spouse wholly own an unincorporated business as community property under the community property laws of a state, foreign country, or U. Irs 1040ez forms S. Irs 1040ez forms possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship (of the spouse who carried on the business) or a partnership. Irs 1040ez forms You may still make an election to be taxed as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership. Irs 1040ez forms See Exception—Qualified joint venture , earlier in this section. Irs 1040ez forms 3. Irs 1040ez forms Wages and Other Compensation Cash wages that you pay to employees for farmwork are generally subject to social security tax and Medicare tax. Irs 1040ez forms You may also be required to withhold, deposit, and report Additional Medicare Tax. Irs 1040ez forms See section 4 for more information. Irs 1040ez forms If the wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, they are also subject to federal income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms You may also be liable for FUTA tax, which is not withheld by you or paid by the employee. Irs 1040ez forms FUTA tax is discussed in section 10. Irs 1040ez forms Cash wages include checks, money orders, etc. Irs 1040ez forms Do not count as cash wages the value of food, lodging, and other noncash items. Irs 1040ez forms For more information on what payments are considered taxable wages, see Publication 15 (Circular E). Irs 1040ez forms Commodity wages. Irs 1040ez forms   Commodity wages are not cash and are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes or federal income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms However, noncash payments, including commodity wages, are treated as cash wages (see above) if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Irs 1040ez forms These noncash payments are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms Other compensation. Irs 1040ez forms   Publications 15-A and 15-B discuss other forms of compensation that may be taxable. Irs 1040ez forms Family members. Irs 1040ez forms   Generally, the wages that you pay to family members who are your employees are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, federal income tax withholding, and FUTA tax. Irs 1040ez forms However, certain exemptions may apply for your child, spouse, or parent. Irs 1040ez forms See the table, How Do Employment Taxes Apply to Farmwork , in section 12. Irs 1040ez forms Household employees. Irs 1040ez forms   The wages of an employee who performs household services, such as a maid, babysitter, gardener, or cook, in your home are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes if you pay that employee cash wages of less than $1,900 in 2014. Irs 1040ez forms   Social security and Medicare taxes do not apply to cash wages for housework in your private home if it was done by your spouse or your child under age 21. Irs 1040ez forms Nor do the taxes apply to housework done by your parent unless: You have a child living in your home who is under age 18 or has a physical or mental condition that requires care by an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter, and You are a widow or widower, or divorced and not remarried, or have a spouse in the home who, because of a physical or mental condition, cannot care for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the quarter. Irs 1040ez forms   For more information, see Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide. Irs 1040ez forms    Wages for household work may not be a deductible farm expense. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide. Irs 1040ez forms Share farmers. Irs 1040ez forms   You do not have to withhold or pay social security and Medicare taxes on amounts paid to share farmers under share-farming arrangements. Irs 1040ez forms Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders. Irs 1040ez forms   Report compensation of $600 or more paid to foreign agricultural workers who entered the country on H-2A visas in box 1 of Form W-2 but do not report it as social security wages (box 3) or Medicare wages (box 5) on Form W-2 because compensation paid to H-2A workers for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Irs 1040ez forms On Form W-2, do not check box 13 (Statutory employee), as H-2A workers are not statutory employees. Irs 1040ez forms   An employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from compensation it pays an H-2A worker for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa unless the worker asks for withholding and the employer agrees. Irs 1040ez forms In that case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms Federal income tax withheld should be reported in box 2 of Form W-2. Irs 1040ez forms These reporting rules apply when the H-2A worker provides his or her taxpayer identification number (TIN) to the employer. Irs 1040ez forms For rules relating to backup withholding and reporting when the H-2A worker does not provide a TIN, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC and the Instructions for Form 945. Irs 1040ez forms 4. Irs 1040ez forms Social Security and Medicare Taxes Generally, you must withhold social security and Medicare taxes on all cash wage payments that you make to your employees. Irs 1040ez forms You may also be required to withhold Additional Medicare Tax. Irs 1040ez forms For more information, see Additional Medicare Tax withholding , later. Irs 1040ez forms The $150 Test or the $2,500 Test All cash wages that you pay to an employee during the year for farmwork are subject to social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withholding if either of the two tests below is met. Irs 1040ez forms You pay cash wages to an employee of $150 or more in a year for farmwork (count all cash wages paid on a time, piecework, or other basis). Irs 1040ez forms The $150 test applies separately to each farmworker that you employ. Irs 1040ez forms If you employ a family of workers, each member is treated separately. Irs 1040ez forms Do not count wages paid by other employers. Irs 1040ez forms The total that you pay for farmwork (cash and noncash) to all your employees is $2,500 or more during the year. Irs 1040ez forms Exceptions. Irs 1040ez forms   The $150 and $2,500 tests do not apply to wages that you pay to a farmworker who receives less than $150 in annual cash wages and the wages are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, or federal income tax withholding, even if you pay $2,500 or more in that year to all of your farmworkers if the farmworker: Is employed in agriculture as a hand-harvest laborer, Is paid piece rates in an operation that is usually paid on a piece-rate basis in the region of employment, Commutes daily from his or her permanent home to the farm, and Had been employed in agriculture less than 13 weeks in the preceding calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms   Amounts that you pay to these seasonal farmworkers, however, count toward the $2,500-or-more test to determine whether wages that you pay to other farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Irs 1040ez forms Social Security and Medicare Tax Withholding The social security tax rate is 6. Irs 1040ez forms 2%, for both the employee and employer, on the first $117,000 paid to each employee. Irs 1040ez forms You must withhold at this rate from each employee and pay a matching amount. Irs 1040ez forms The Medicare tax rate is 1. Irs 1040ez forms 45% each for the employee and employer on all wages. Irs 1040ez forms You must withhold at this rate from each employee and pay a matching amount. Irs 1040ez forms There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax; all covered wages are subject to Medicare tax. Irs 1040ez forms Social security and Medicare taxes apply to most payments of sick pay, including payments made by third parties such as insurance companies. Irs 1040ez forms For details, see Publication 15-A. Irs 1040ez forms Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms   In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Irs 1040ez forms 45%, you must withhold a 0. Irs 1040ez forms 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Irs 1040ez forms There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Irs 1040ez forms All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Irs 1040ez forms   For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments, in section 15 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Irs 1040ez forms For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Irs 1040ez forms gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Irs 1040ez forms Employee share paid by employer. Irs 1040ez forms   If you would rather pay a household or agricultural employee's share of the social security and Medicare taxes without withholding them from his or her wages, you may do so. Irs 1040ez forms If you do not withhold the taxes, however, you must still pay them. Irs 1040ez forms Any employee social security and Medicare taxes that you pay is additional income to the employee. Irs 1040ez forms Include it in box 1 of the employee's Form W-2, but do not count it as social security and Medicare wages and do not include it in boxes 3 and 5. Irs 1040ez forms Also, do not count the additional income as wages for FUTA tax purposes. Irs 1040ez forms Different rules apply to employer payments of social security and Medicare taxes for non-household and non-agricultural employees. Irs 1040ez forms See section 7 of Publication 15-A. Irs 1040ez forms Withholding social security and Medicare taxes on nonresident alien employees. Irs 1040ez forms   In general, if you pay wages to nonresident alien employees, you must withhold social security and Medicare taxes as you would for a U. Irs 1040ez forms S. Irs 1040ez forms citizen or resident alien. Irs 1040ez forms However, see Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities, for exceptions to this general rule. Irs 1040ez forms Also see Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders in section 3. Irs 1040ez forms Religious exemption. Irs 1040ez forms    An exemption from social security and Medicare taxes is available to members of a recognized religious sect opposed to public insurance. Irs 1040ez forms This exemption is available only if both the employee and the employer are members of the sect. Irs 1040ez forms   For more information, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Irs 1040ez forms 5. Irs 1040ez forms Federal Income Tax Withholding Farmers and crew leaders must withhold federal income tax from the wages of farmworkers if the wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Irs 1040ez forms The amount to withhold is figured on gross wages before taking out social security and Medicare taxes, union dues, insurance, etc. Irs 1040ez forms You may use one of several methods to determine the amount of federal income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms They are discussed in section 13. Irs 1040ez forms Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   To know how much federal income tax to withhold from employees' wages, you should have a Form W-4 on file for each employee. Irs 1040ez forms Encourage your employees to file an updated Form W-4 for 2014, especially if they owed taxes or received a large refund when filing their 2013 tax return. Irs 1040ez forms Advise your employees to use the IRS Withholding Calculator on the IRS website at www. Irs 1040ez forms irs. Irs 1040ez forms gov/individuals for help in determining how many withholding allowances to claim on their Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   Ask each new employee to give you a signed Form W-4 when starting work. Irs 1040ez forms Make the form effective with the first wage payment. Irs 1040ez forms If a new employee does not give you a completed Form W-4, withhold tax as if he or she is single, with no withholding allowances. Irs 1040ez forms Forms in Spanish. Irs 1040ez forms   You can provide Formulario W-4(SP) in place of Form W-4 to your Spanish-speaking employees. Irs 1040ez forms For more information, see Publicación 17(SP). Irs 1040ez forms Effective date of Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   A Form W-4 remains in effect until the employee gives you a new one. Irs 1040ez forms When you receive a new Form W-4, do not adjust withholding for pay periods before the effective date of the new form. Irs 1040ez forms Do not adjust withholding retroactively. Irs 1040ez forms If an employee gives you a replacement Form W-4, begin withholding no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day from the date when you received the replacement Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms For exceptions, see Exemption from federal income tax withholding , IRS review of requested Forms W-4 , and Invalid Forms W-4 , later in this section. Irs 1040ez forms A Form W-4 that makes a change for the next calendar year will not take effect in the current calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms Completing Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   The amount of federal income tax withholding is based on marital status and withholding allowances. Irs 1040ez forms Your employees may not base their withholding amounts on a fixed dollar amount or percentage. Irs 1040ez forms However, the employee may specify a dollar amount to be withheld in addition to the amount of withholding based on filing status and withholding allowances claimed on Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   Employees may claim fewer withholding allowances than they are entitled to claim. Irs 1040ez forms They may do this to ensure that they have enough withholding or to offset other sources of taxable income that are not subject to withholding. Irs 1040ez forms   See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for more information about completing Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms Along with Form W-4, you may wish to order Publication 505 for use by your employees. Irs 1040ez forms    Do not accept any withholding or estimated tax payments from your employees in addition to withholding based on their Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms If an employee wants additional withholding, he or she should submit a new Form W-4 and, if necessary, pay estimated tax by filing Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, or by using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to make estimated tax payments. Irs 1040ez forms Exemption from federal income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms   Generally, an employee may claim exemption from federal income tax withholding because he or she had no federal income tax liability last year and expects none this year. Irs 1040ez forms See the Form W-4 instructions for more information. Irs 1040ez forms However, the wages are still subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Irs 1040ez forms   A Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding is effective when it is filed with the employer and only for that calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms To continue to be exempt from withholding in the next calendar year, an employee must give you a new Form W-4 by February 15. Irs 1040ez forms If the employee does not give you a new Form W-4 by February 15, withhold tax based on the last valid Form W-4 you have for the employee that did not claim an exemption from withholding or, if one does not exist, withhold as if he or she is single with zero withholding allowances. Irs 1040ez forms If the employee provides a new Form W-4 claiming an exemption from withholding on February 16 or later, you may apply the exemption to future wages, but do not refund taxes withheld while the exempt status was not in place. Irs 1040ez forms Withholding income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees. Irs 1040ez forms   In general, you must withhold federal income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees. Irs 1040ez forms However, see Publication 515 for exceptions to this general rule. Irs 1040ez forms Also see Compensation paid to H-2A visa workers in section 3. Irs 1040ez forms Withholding adjustment for nonresident alien employees. Irs 1040ez forms   A special procedure applies for figuring the amount of income tax to withhold from wages of nonresident alien employees performing services within the United States for wages paid in 2014. Irs 1040ez forms This procedure requires a special chart to be used with the withholding tables to determine the amount to withhold from the wages of the nonresident alien employee. Irs 1040ez forms See Withholding adjustment for nonresident alien employees in section 9 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Irs 1040ez forms Nonresident alien employee's Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   When completing Forms W-4, nonresident aliens are required to: Not claim exemption from income tax withholding; Request withholding as if they are single, regardless of their actual marital status; Claim only one allowance (if the nonresident alien is a resident of Canada, Mexico, or Korea, he or she may claim more than one allowance); and Write “Nonresident Alien” or “NRA” above the dotted line on line 6 of Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   If you maintain an electronic Form W-4 system, you should provide a field for nonresident alien employees to enter nonresident alien status in lieu of writing “Nonresident Alien” or “NRA” above the dotted line on line 6. Irs 1040ez forms    A nonresident alien employee may request additional withholding at his or her option for other purposes, although such additions should not be necessary for withholding to cover federal income tax liability related to employment. Irs 1040ez forms Form 8233. Irs 1040ez forms   If a nonresident alien employee claims a tax treaty exemption from withholding, the employee must submit Form 8233, Exemption from Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual, with respect to the income exempt under the treaty, instead of Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 515 for details. Irs 1040ez forms IRS review of requested Forms W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   When requested by the IRS, you must make original Forms W-4 available for inspection by an IRS employee. Irs 1040ez forms You may also be directed to send certain Forms W-4 to the IRS. Irs 1040ez forms You may receive a notice from the IRS requiring you to submit a copy of Form W-4 for one or more of your named employees. Irs 1040ez forms Send the requested copy or copies of Form W-4 to the IRS at the address provided and in the manner directed by the notice. Irs 1040ez forms The IRS may also require you to submit copies of Form W-4 to the IRS as directed by a revenue procedure or notice published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. Irs 1040ez forms When we refer to Form W-4, the same rules apply to Formulario W-4(SP), its Spanish translation. Irs 1040ez forms   After submitting a copy of the requested Form W-4 to the IRS, continue to withhold federal income tax based on that Form W-4 if it is valid (see Invalid Forms W-4 , later in this section). Irs 1040ez forms However, if the IRS later notifies you in writing that the employee is not entitled to claim a complete exemption from withholding or more than the maximum number of withholding allowances specified by the IRS in the written notice, withhold federal income tax based on the effective date, marital status, and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in the notice (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”). Irs 1040ez forms Initial lock-in letter. Irs 1040ez forms   The IRS uses information reported on Form W-2 to identify employees with withholding compliance problems. Irs 1040ez forms In some cases, where a serious under-withholding problem is found to exist for a particular employee, the IRS may issue a lock-in letter to the employer specifying the maximum number of withholding allowances and marital status permitted for a specific employee. Irs 1040ez forms You will also receive a copy for the employee that identifies the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted and the process by which the employee can provide additional information to the IRS for purposes of determining the appropriate number of withholding allowances. Irs 1040ez forms If the employee is employed by you as of the date of the notice, you must furnish the employee copy to the employee within 10 business days of receipt. Irs 1040ez forms You may follow any reasonable business practice to furnish the employee copy to the employee. Irs 1040ez forms Implementation of lock-in letter. Irs 1040ez forms   When you receive the notice specifying the maximum number of withholding allowances and marital status permitted, you may not withhold immediately on the basis of the notice. Irs 1040ez forms You must begin withholding tax on the basis of the notice for any wages paid after the date specified in the notice. Irs 1040ez forms The delay between your receipt of the notice and the date to begin the withholding on the basis of the notice permits the employee to contact the IRS. Irs 1040ez forms Seasonal employees and employees not currently performing services. Irs 1040ez forms   If you receive a notice for an employee who is not currently performing services for you, you are still required to furnish the employee copy to the employee and withhold based on the notice if any of the following apply. Irs 1040ez forms You are paying wages for the employee's prior services and the wages are subject to income tax withholding on or after the date specified in the notice. Irs 1040ez forms You reasonably expect the employee to resume services within 12 months of the date of the notice. Irs 1040ez forms The employee is on a bona fide leave of absence that does not exceed 12 months or the employee has a right to reemployment after the leave of absence. Irs 1040ez forms Termination and re-hire of employees. Irs 1040ez forms   If you are required to furnish and withhold based on the notice and the employment relationship is terminated after the date of the notice, you must continue to withhold based on the notice if you continue to pay any wages subject to income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms You must also withhold based on the notice or modification notice (explained next) if the employee resumes the employment relationship with you within 12 months after the termination of the employment relationship. Irs 1040ez forms Modification notice. Irs 1040ez forms   After issuing the notice specifying the maximum number of withholding allowances and marital status permitted, the IRS may issue a subsequent notice (modification notice) that modifies the original notice. Irs 1040ez forms The modification notice may change the marital status and/or the number of withholding allowances permitted. Irs 1040ez forms You must withhold federal income tax based on the effective date specified in the modification notice. Irs 1040ez forms New Form W-4 after IRS notice. Irs 1040ez forms   After the IRS issues a notice or modification notice, if the employee provides you with a new Form W-4 claiming complete exemption from withholding or claims a marital status, a number of withholding allowances, and any additional withholding that results in less withholding than would result under the IRS notice or modification notice, you must disregard the new Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms You are required to withhold on the basis of the notice or modification notice unless the IRS subsequently notifies you to withhold based on the new Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms If the employee wants to put a new Form W-4 into effect that results in less withholding than required, the employee must contact the IRS. Irs 1040ez forms   If, after you receive an IRS notice or modification notice, your employee provides you with a new Form W-4 that does not claim exemption from federal income tax withholding and claims a marital status, a number of withholding allowances, and any additional withholding that results in more withholding than would result under the notice or modification notice, you must withhold tax on the basis of that new Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms Otherwise, disregard any subsequent Forms W-4 provided by the employee and withhold based on the IRS notice or modification notice. Irs 1040ez forms Substitute Forms W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   You are encouraged to have your employees use the official version of Form W-4 to claim withholding allowances or exemption from withholding. Irs 1040ez forms Call the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) or visit IRS. Irs 1040ez forms gov to obtain copies of Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   You may use a substitute version of Form W-4 to meet your business needs. Irs 1040ez forms However, your substitute Form W-4 must contain language that is identical to the official Form W-4 and your form must meet all current IRS rules for substitute forms. Irs 1040ez forms At the time that you provide your substitute form to the employee, you must provide him or her with all tables, instructions, and worksheets from the current Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   You cannot accept a substitute Form W-4 developed by an employee, and the employee submitting such form will be treated as failing to furnish a Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms However, continue to use any valid Forms W-4 developed by your employees that you accepted before October 11, 2007. Irs 1040ez forms Invalid Forms W-4. Irs 1040ez forms   Any unauthorized change or addition to Form W-4 makes it invalid. Irs 1040ez forms This includes taking out any language by which the employee certifies that the form is correct. Irs 1040ez forms A Form W-4 is also invalid if, by the date an employee gives it to you, he or she indicates in any way that it is false. Irs 1040ez forms An employee who submits a false Form W-4 may be subject to a $500 penalty. Irs 1040ez forms You may treat a Form W-4 as invalid if the employee wrote “exempt” on line 7 and also entered a number on line 5 or an amount on line 6. Irs 1040ez forms   When you get an invalid Form W-4, do not use it to figure federal income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms Tell the employee that it is invalid and ask for another one. Irs 1040ez forms If the employee does not give you a valid one, withhold taxes as if the employee was single and claiming no withholding allowances. Irs 1040ez forms However, if you have an earlier Form W-4 for this worker that is valid, withhold as you did before. Irs 1040ez forms   For additional information about these rules, see Treasury Decision 9337, 2007-35 I. Irs 1040ez forms R. Irs 1040ez forms B. Irs 1040ez forms 455, available at www. Irs 1040ez forms irs. Irs 1040ez forms gov/irb/2007-35_IRB/ar10. Irs 1040ez forms html. Irs 1040ez forms Amounts exempt from levy on wages, salary, and other income. Irs 1040ez forms   If you receive a Notice of Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income—Forms 668-W(ACS), 668-W(c)(DO), or 668-W(ICS), you must withhold amounts as described in the instructions for these forms. Irs 1040ez forms Publication 1494, Tables for Figuring Amount Exempt From Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income—Forms 668-W(ACS), 668-W(c)(DO), and 668-W(ICS), shows the exempt amount. Irs 1040ez forms If a levy issued in a prior year is still in effect and the taxpayer submits a new Statement of Exemptions and Filing Status, use the current year Publication 1494 to compute the exempt amount. Irs 1040ez forms How To Figure Federal Income Tax Withholding There are several ways to figure federal income tax withholding. Irs 1040ez forms Wage bracket tables. Irs 1040ez forms See section 13 for directions on how to use the tables. Irs 1040ez forms Percentage method. Irs 1040ez forms See section 13 for directions on how to use the percentage method. Irs 1040ez forms Alternative formula tables for percentage method withholding. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 15-A. Irs 1040ez forms Wage bracket percentage method withholding tables. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 15-A. Irs 1040ez forms Other alternative methods. Irs 1040ez forms See Publication 15-A. Irs 1040ez forms Employers with automated payroll systems will find the two alternative formula tables and the two alternative wage bracket percentage method tables in Publication 15-A useful. Irs 1040ez forms If an employee wants additional federal tax withheld, have the employee show the extra amount on Form W-4. Irs 1040ez forms Supplemental wages. Irs 1040ez forms   Supplemental wages are wage payments to an employee that are not regular wages. Irs 1040ez forms They include, but are not limited to, bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, accumulated sick leave, severance pay, awards, prizes, back pay and retroactive pay increases for current employees, and payments for nondeductible moving expenses. Irs 1040ez forms Other payments subject to the supplemental wage rules include taxable fringe benefits and expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. Irs 1040ez forms   If you pay supplemental wages with regular wages but do not specify the amount of each, withhold federal income tax as if the total was a single payment for a regular payroll period. Irs 1040ez forms   If you pay supplemental wages separately (or combine them in a single payment and specify the amount of each), the federal income tax withholding method depends partly on whether you withhold federal income tax from your employee's regular wages. Irs 1040ez forms If you withheld federal income tax from an employee's regular wages in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, you can use one of the following methods for the supplemental wages. Irs 1040ez forms Withhold a flat 25% (no other percentage allowed). Irs 1040ez forms If the supplemental wages are paid concurrently with regular wages, add the supplemental wages to the concurrently paid regular wages. Irs 1040ez forms If there are no concurrently paid regular wages, add the supplemental wages to alternatively, either the regular wages paid or to be paid for the current payroll period or the regular wages paid for the preceding payroll period. Irs 1040ez forms Figure the income tax withholding as if the total of the regular wages and supplemental wages is a single payment. Irs 1040ez forms Subtract the tax withheld from the regular wages. Irs 1040ez forms Withhold the remaining tax from the supplemental wages. Irs 1040ez forms If there were other payments of supplemental wages paid during the payroll period made before the current payment of supplemental wages, aggregate all the payments of supplemental wages paid during the payroll period with the regular wages paid during the payroll period, calculate the tax on the total, subtract the tax already withheld from the regular wages and previous supplemental wage payments, and withhold the remaining tax from the current payment of supplemental wages. Irs 1040ez forms If you did not withhold federal income tax from the employee's regular wages in the current or immediately preceding calendar year, use method 1-b above. Irs 1040ez forms This would occur, for example, when the value of the employee's withholding allowances claimed on Form W-4 is more than the wages. Irs 1040ez forms    Separate rules apply to any supplemental wages exceeding $1 million that you pay to an individual during the year. Irs 1040ez forms See section 7 in Publication 15 (Circular E) for details. Irs 1040ez forms   Regardless of the method that you use to withhold federal income tax on supplemental wages, they are generally subject to social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes. Irs 1040ez forms 6. Irs 1040ez forms Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) You must notify employees who have no federal income tax withheld that they may be able to claim a tax refund because of the EIC. Irs 1040ez forms Although you do not have to notify employees who claim exemption from withholding on Form W-4 about the EIC, you are encouraged to notify any employees whose wages for 2013 were less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly) that they may be eligible to claim the credit for 2013. Irs 1040ez forms This is because eligible employees may get a refund of the amount of EIC that is more than the tax that they owe. Irs 1040ez forms You will meet the notification requirement if you issue to the employee Form W-2 with the EIC notice on the back of Copy B, or a substitute Form W-2 with the same statement. Irs 1040ez forms You may also meet the requirement by providing Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC), or your own statement that contains the same wording. Irs 1040ez forms If a substitute Form W-2 is given to the employee on time but does not have the required statement, you must notify the employee within 1 week of the date that the substitute Form W-2 is given. Irs 1040ez forms If Form W-2 is required but is not given on time, you must give the employee Notice 797 or your written statement by the date that Form W-2 is required to be given. Irs 1040ez forms If Form W-2 is not required, you must notify the employee by February 7, 2014. Irs 1040ez forms 7. Irs 1040ez forms Depositing Taxes Generally, you must deposit both the employer and employee shares of social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withheld. Irs 1040ez forms You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Irs 1040ez forms See How To Deposit , later in this section. Irs 1040ez forms The credit against employment taxes for COBRA premium assistance payments is treated as a deposit of taxes on the first day of your return period. Irs 1040ez forms For more information, see COBRA premium assistance credit under Introduction. Irs 1040ez forms Payment with return. Irs 1040ez forms   You may make payments with Forms 943 or 945 instead of depositing if one of the following applies. Irs 1040ez forms You report less than a $2,500 tax liability for the year (Form 943, line 11; Form 945, line 3) and you pay in full with a return that is filed on time. Irs 1040ez forms However, if you are unsure that you will report less than $2,500, deposit under the rules explained in this section so that you will not be subject to failure-to-deposit penalties. Irs 1040ez forms You are a monthly schedule depositor and make a payment in accordance with the Accuracy of Deposits Rule discussed later in this section. Irs 1040ez forms This payment may be $2,500 or more. Irs 1040ez forms Only monthly schedule depositors, defined later, are allowed to make an Accuracy of Deposits Rule payment with the return. Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly schedule depositors must timely deposit the amount. Irs 1040ez forms See Accuracy of Deposits Rule and How To Deposit, later in this section. Irs 1040ez forms When To Deposit If you employ both farm and nonfarm workers, do not combine the taxes reportable on Forms 941 or 944 with Form 943 to decide whether to make a deposit. Irs 1040ez forms See Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers, later in this section. Irs 1040ez forms The rules for determining when to deposit Form 943 taxes are discussed below. Irs 1040ez forms See section 10 for the separate rules that apply to FUTA tax. Irs 1040ez forms Under these rules, you are classified as either a monthly schedule depositor or a semiweekly schedule depositor. Irs 1040ez forms The terms “monthly schedule depositor” and “semiweekly schedule depositor” do not refer to how often your business pays its employees or how often you are required to make deposits. Irs 1040ez forms The terms identify which set of rules you must follow when you incur a tax liability (for example, when you have a payday). Irs 1040ez forms The deposit schedule that you must use for a calendar year is determined from the tax liability reported on your Form 943, line 9, for the lookback period, discussed next. Irs 1040ez forms If you reported $50,000 or less of Form 943 taxes for the lookback period, you are a monthly schedule depositor. Irs 1040ez forms If you reported more than $50,000 of Form 943 taxes for the lookback period, you are a semiweekly schedule depositor. Irs 1040ez forms Lookback period. Irs 1040ez forms   The lookback period is the second calendar year preceding the current calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms For example, the lookback period for 2014 is 2012. Irs 1040ez forms Example of deposit schedule based on lookback period. Irs 1040ez forms Rose Co. Irs 1040ez forms reported taxes on Form 943 as follows. Irs 1040ez forms 2012 — $48,000 2013 — $60,000 Rose Co. Irs 1040ez forms is a monthly schedule depositor for 2014 because its taxes for the lookback period ($48,000 for calendar year 2012) were not more than $50,000. Irs 1040ez forms However, for 2015, Rose Co. Irs 1040ez forms is a semiweekly schedule depositor because the total taxes before adjustment for its lookback period ($60,000 for calendar year 2013) exceeded $50,000. Irs 1040ez forms Adjustments to lookback period taxes. Irs 1040ez forms   To determine your taxes for the lookback period, use only the tax that you reported on the original return (Form 943, line 9). Irs 1040ez forms Do not include adjustments shown on Form 943-X, Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund. Irs 1040ez forms Example of adjustments. Irs 1040ez forms An employer originally reported total tax of $45,000 for the lookback period in 2012. Irs 1040ez forms The employer discovered during March 2014 that the tax reported for the lookback period was understated by $10,000 and corrected this error by filing Form 943-X. Irs 1040ez forms The total tax reported in the lookback period is still $45,000. Irs 1040ez forms The $10,000 adjustment is also not treated as part of the 2014 taxes. Irs 1040ez forms Deposit period. Irs 1040ez forms   The term “deposit period” refers to the period during which tax liabilities are accumulated for each required deposit due date. Irs 1040ez forms For monthly schedule depositors, the deposit period is a calendar month. Irs 1040ez forms The deposit periods for semiweekly schedule depositors are Wednesday through Friday and Saturday through Tuesday. Irs 1040ez forms Monthly Deposit Schedule If the tax liability reported on Form 943, line 9, for the lookback period is $50,000 or less, you are a monthly schedule depositor for the current year. Irs 1040ez forms You must deposit Form 943 taxes on payments made during a calendar month by the 15th day of the following month. Irs 1040ez forms Monthly schedule example. Irs 1040ez forms   Red Co. Irs 1040ez forms is a seasonal employer and a monthly schedule depositor. Irs 1040ez forms It pays wages each Friday. Irs 1040ez forms It paid wages during August 2014, but did not pay any wages during September. Irs 1040ez forms Red Co. Irs 1040ez forms must deposit the combined tax liabilities for the August paydays by September 15. Irs 1040ez forms Red Co. Irs 1040ez forms does not have a deposit requirement for September (that is, due by October 15, 2014) because no wages were paid in September; therefore, it did not have a tax liability for September. Irs 1040ez forms New employers. Irs 1040ez forms   For agricultural employers, your tax liability for any year in the lookback period before the date you started or acquired your business is considered to be zero. Irs 1040ez forms Therefore, you are a monthly schedule depositor for the first and second calendar years of your agricultural business (but see the $100,000 Next-Day Deposit Rule , later in this section). Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly Deposit Schedule You are a semiweekly schedule depositor for a calendar year if the tax liability on Form 943, line 9, during your lookback period was more than $50,000. Irs 1040ez forms Under the semiweekly deposit schedule, deposit Form 943 taxes for payments made on Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday by the following Wednesday. Irs 1040ez forms Deposit amounts accumulated for payments made on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday by the following Friday. Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly depositors are not required to deposit twice a week if their payments were in the same semiweekly period unless the $100,000 Next-Day Deposit Rule (discussed later in this section) applies. Irs 1040ez forms For example, if you made a payment on both Wednesday and Friday and incurred taxes of $10,000 for each pay date, deposit the $20,000 by the following Wednesday. Irs 1040ez forms If you made no additional payments on Saturday through Tuesday, no deposit is due on Friday. Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly schedule depositors must complete Form 943-A, Agricultural Employer's Record of Federal Tax Liability, and submit it with Form 943. Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly Deposit Schedule IF the payday falls on a. Irs 1040ez forms . Irs 1040ez forms . Irs 1040ez forms THEN deposit taxes by the following. Irs 1040ez forms . Irs 1040ez forms . Irs 1040ez forms Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday Wednesday Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday Friday Semiweekly schedule example. Irs 1040ez forms   Green, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , is a semiweekly schedule depositor and pays wages once each month on the last Friday of the month. Irs 1040ez forms Green, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , will deposit only once a month, but the deposit will be made under the semiweekly deposit schedule as follows. Irs 1040ez forms Green, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms 's tax liability for the April 25, 2014 (Friday), wage payment must be deposited by April 30, 2014 (Wednesday). Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly deposit period spanning two quarters. Irs 1040ez forms   If you have more than one pay date during a semiweekly period and the pay dates fall in different calendar quarters, you will need to make separate deposits for the separate liabilities. Irs 1040ez forms For example, if you have a pay date on Monday, March 31, 2014 (first quarter), and another pay date on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (second quarter), two separate deposits will be required even though the pay dates fall within the same semiweekly period. Irs 1040ez forms Both deposits will be due Friday, April 4, 2014 (3 business days from the end of the semiweekly deposit period). Irs 1040ez forms Deposits on Business Days Only If a deposit is required to be made on a day that is not a business day, the deposit is considered timely if it is made by the close of the next business day. Irs 1040ez forms A business day is any day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Irs 1040ez forms For example, if a deposit is required to be made on Friday and Friday is a legal holiday, the deposit is considered timely if it is made by the following Monday (if Monday is a business day). Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly schedule depositors   will always have 3 business days to make a deposit. Irs 1040ez forms That is, if any of the 3 weekdays after the end of a semiweekly period is a legal holiday, you will have an additional day for each day that is a legal holiday to make the deposit. Irs 1040ez forms For example, if a semiweekly schedule depositor accumulated taxes on Friday and the following Monday is a legal holiday, the deposit normally due on Wednesday may be made on Thursday (this allows 3 business days to make the deposit). Irs 1040ez forms Legal holiday. Irs 1040ez forms   The term “legal holiday” means any legal holiday in the District of Columbia. Irs 1040ez forms Legal holidays for 2014 are listed below. Irs 1040ez forms January 1— New Year's Day January 20— Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Irs 1040ez forms February 17— Washington's Birthday April 16— District of Columbia Emancipation Day May 26— Memorial Day July 4— Independence Day September 1— Labor Day October 13— Columbus Day November 11— Veterans' Day November 27— Thanksgiving Day December 25— Christmas Day $100,000 Next-Day Deposit Rule If you accumulate $100,000 or more of Form 943 taxes (that is, taxes reported on Form 943, line 11) on any day during a deposit period, you must deposit the tax by the close of the next business day, whether you are a monthly or a semiweekly schedule depositor. Irs 1040ez forms For purposes of the $100,000 rule, do not continue accumulating a tax liability after the end of a deposit period. Irs 1040ez forms For example, if a semiweekly schedule depositor has accumulated a liability of $95,000 on a Tuesday (of a Saturday-through-Tuesday deposit period) and accumulated a $10,000 liability on Wednesday, the $100,000 next-day deposit rule does not apply because the $10,000 is accumulated in the next deposit period. Irs 1040ez forms Thus, $95,000 must be deposited by Friday and $10,000 must be deposited by the following Wednesday. Irs 1040ez forms However, once you accumulate at least $100,000 in a deposit period, stop accumulating at the end of that day and begin to accumulate anew on the next day. Irs 1040ez forms For example, Fir Co. Irs 1040ez forms is a semiweekly schedule depositor. Irs 1040ez forms On Monday, Fir Co. Irs 1040ez forms accumulates taxes of $110,000 and must deposit this amount on Tuesday, the next business day. Irs 1040ez forms On Tuesday, Fir Co. Irs 1040ez forms accumulates additional taxes of $30,000. Irs 1040ez forms Because the $30,000 is not added to the previous $110,000 and is less than $100,000, Fir Co. Irs 1040ez forms does not have to deposit the $30,000 until Friday (following the semiweekly deposit schedule). Irs 1040ez forms If you are a monthly schedule depositor and you accumulate a $100,000 tax liability on any day, you become a semiweekly schedule depositor on the next day and remain so for at least the rest of the calendar year and for the following calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms Example of the $100,000 next-day deposit rule. Irs 1040ez forms   Elm, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , started its business on May 1, 2014. Irs 1040ez forms Because Elm, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , is a new employer, the taxes for its lookback period are considered to be zero; therefore, Elm, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , is a monthly schedule depositor. Irs 1040ez forms On May 8, Elm, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , paid wages for the first time and accumulated taxes of $50,000. Irs 1040ez forms On May 9 (Friday), Elm, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , paid wages and accumulated taxes of $60,000, for a total of $110,000. Irs 1040ez forms Because Elm, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , accumulated $110,000 on May 9, it must deposit $110,000 by May 12 (Monday), the next business day. Irs 1040ez forms Elm, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , became a semiweekly schedule depositor on May 10. Irs 1040ez forms It will be a semiweekly schedule depositor for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015. Irs 1040ez forms Accuracy of Deposits Rule You are required to deposit 100% of your tax liability on or before the deposit due date. Irs 1040ez forms However, penalties will not be applied for depositing less than 100% if both of the following conditions are met. Irs 1040ez forms Any deposit shortfall does not exceed the greater of $100 or 2% of the amount of taxes otherwise required to be deposited. Irs 1040ez forms The deposit shortfall is paid or deposited by the shortfall makeup date as described below. Irs 1040ez forms Makeup Date for Deposit Shortfall:    Monthly Schedule Depositor—Deposit the shortfall or pay it with your return by the due date of your Form 943. Irs 1040ez forms You may pay the shortfall with your Form 943 even if the amount is $2,500 or more. Irs 1040ez forms Semiweekly Schedule Depositor—Deposit by the earlier of (a) the first Wednesday or Friday (whichever comes first) that falls on or after the 15th of the month following the month in which the shortfall occurred, or (b) the due date for Form 943. Irs 1040ez forms For example, if a semiweekly schedule depositor has a deposit shortfall during February 2014, the shortfall makeup date is March 19, 2014 (Wednesday). Irs 1040ez forms How To Deposit You must deposit employment taxes by electronic funds transfer. Irs 1040ez forms See Payment with return , earlier in this section, for exceptions explaining when taxes may be paid with the tax return instead of being deposited. Irs 1040ez forms Electronic deposit requirement. Irs 1040ez forms   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits (such as deposits of employment tax, excise tax, and corporate income tax). Irs 1040ez forms Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Irs 1040ez forms If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Irs 1040ez forms   EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Irs 1040ez forms To get more information or to enroll in EFTPS, call 1-800-555-4477 (business), 1-800-316-6541 (individual), or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Irs 1040ez forms You can also visit the EFTPS website at www. Irs 1040ez forms eftps. Irs 1040ez forms gov. Irs 1040ez forms Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. Irs 1040ez forms New employers that have a federal tax obligation will be pre-enrolled in EFTPS. Irs 1040ez forms Call the toll-free number located in your Employer Identification Number (EIN) Package to activate your enrollment and begin making your tax deposit payments. Irs 1040ez forms See When you receive your EIN in section 1 for more information. Irs 1040ez forms Deposit record. Irs 1040ez forms   For your records, an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Trace Number will be provided with each successful payment. Irs 1040ez forms The number can be used as a receipt or to trace the payment. Irs 1040ez forms Depositing on time. Irs 1040ez forms   For deposits made by EFTPS to be on time, you must initiate the deposit by 8 p. Irs 1040ez forms m. Irs 1040ez forms Eastern time the day before the date a deposit is due. Irs 1040ez forms If you use a third party to make a deposit on your behalf, they may have different cutoff times. Irs 1040ez forms Same-day payment option. Irs 1040ez forms   If you fail to initiate a deposit transaction on EFTPS by 8 p. Irs 1040ez forms m. Irs 1040ez forms Eastern time the day before the date a deposit is due, you can still make your deposit on time by using the Federal Tax Application (FTA). Irs 1040ez forms To use the same-day payment method, you will need to make arrangements with your financial institution ahead of time. Irs 1040ez forms Please check with your financial institution regarding availability, deadlines, and costs. Irs 1040ez forms Your financial institution may charge you a fee for payments made this way. Irs 1040ez forms To learn more about the information you will need to provide to your financial institution to make a same-day wire payment, visit www. Irs 1040ez forms eftps. Irs 1040ez forms gov to download the Same-Day Payment Worksheet. Irs 1040ez forms Deposit Penalties Penalties may apply if you do not make required deposits on time or if you make deposits for less than the required amount. Irs 1040ez forms The penalties do not apply if any failure to make a proper and timely deposit was due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Irs 1040ez forms IRS may also waive deposit penalties if you inadvertently fail to deposit in the first quarter that a deposit is due, or the first quarter during which your frequency of deposits changed, if you timely filed your employment tax return. Irs 1040ez forms For amounts not properly deposited or not deposited on time, the penalty rates are shown next. Irs 1040ez forms Penalty Charged for. Irs 1040ez forms . Irs 1040ez forms . Irs 1040ez forms 2% Deposits made 1 to 5 days late. Irs 1040ez forms 5% Deposits made 6 to 15 days late. Irs 1040ez forms 10% Deposits made 16 or more days late. Irs 1040ez forms Also applies to amounts paid within 10 days of the date of the first notice the IRS sent asking for the tax due. Irs 1040ez forms 10% Amounts (that should have been deposited) paid directly to the IRS or paid with your tax return. Irs 1040ez forms See Payment with return , earlier in this section, for exceptions. Irs 1040ez forms 15% Amounts still unpaid more than 10 days after the date of the first notice that the IRS sent asking for the tax due or the day on which you received notice and demand for immediate payment, whichever is earlier. Irs 1040ez forms Late deposit penalty amounts are determined using calendar days, starting from the due date of the liability. Irs 1040ez forms Order in which deposits are applied. Irs 1040ez forms   Deposits generally are applied to the most recent tax liability within the year. Irs 1040ez forms If you receive a failure-to-deposit penalty notice, you may designate how your deposits are to be applied in order to minimize the amount of the penalty, if you do so within 90 days of the date of the notice. Irs 1040ez forms Follow the instructions on the penalty notice that you received. Irs 1040ez forms For examples on how the IRS will apply deposits and more information on designating deposits, see Revenue Procedure 2001-58. Irs 1040ez forms You can find Revenue Procedure 2001-58 on page 579 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-50 at www. Irs 1040ez forms irs. Irs 1040ez forms gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb01-50. Irs 1040ez forms pdf. Irs 1040ez forms Example. Irs 1040ez forms Cedar, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , is required to make a deposit of $1,000 on July 15 and $1,500 on August 15. Irs 1040ez forms It does not make the deposit on July 15. Irs 1040ez forms On August 15, Cedar, Inc. Irs 1040ez forms , deposits $2,000. Irs 1040ez forms Under the deposits rule, which applies deposits to the most recent tax liability, $1,500 of the deposit is applied to the August 15 deposit and the remaining $500 is applied to the July deposit. Irs 1040ez forms Accordingly, $500 of the July 15 liability remains undeposited. Irs 1040ez forms The penalty on this underdeposit will apply as explained above. Irs 1040ez forms Trust fund recovery penalty. Irs 1040ez forms   If federal income, social security, or Medicare taxes that must be withheld are not withheld or are not deposited or paid to the United States Treasury, the trust fund recovery penalty may apply. Irs 1040ez forms The penalty is the full amount of the unpaid trust fund tax. Irs 1040ez forms This penalty may apply to you if these unpaid taxes cannot be immediately collected from the employer or business. Irs 1040ez forms   The trust fund recovery penalty may be imposed on all persons who are determined by the IRS to be responsible for collecting, accounting for, and paying over these taxes, and who acted willfully in not doing so. Irs 1040ez forms   A responsible person can be an officer or employee of a corporation, a partner or employee of a partnership, an accountant, a volunteer director/trustee, or an employee of a sole proprietorship. Irs 1040ez forms A responsible person also may include one who signs checks for the business or otherwise has authority to cause the spending of business funds. Irs 1040ez forms    Willfully means voluntarily, consciously, and intentionally. Irs 1040ez forms A responsible person acts willfully if the person knows that the required actions of collecting, accounting for or paying over trust fund taxes are not taking place, or recklessly disregards obvious and known risks to the government's right to receive trust fund taxes. Irs 1040ez forms “Average” failure-to-deposit penalty. Irs 1040ez forms   IRS may assess an “averaged” failure-to-deposit penalty of 2% to 10% if you are a monthly schedule depositor and did not properly complete Form 943, line 17, when your tax liability shown on Form 943, line 11, was $2,500 or more. Irs 1040ez forms IRS may also assess this penalty of 2% to 10% if you are a semiweekly schedule depositor and your tax liability shown on Form 943, line 11, was $2,500 or more and you did any of the following. Irs 1040ez forms Completed Form 943, line 17, instead of Form 943-A. Irs 1040ez forms Failed to attach a properly completed Form 943-A. Irs 1040ez forms Completed Form 943-A incorrectly, for example, by entering tax deposits instead of tax liabilities in the numbered spaces. Irs 1040ez forms   IRS figures the penalty by allocating your tax liability on Form 943, line 11, equally throughout the tax period. Irs 1040ez forms Your deposits and payments may not be counted as timely because IRS does not know the actual dates of your tax liabilities. Irs 1040ez forms   You can avoid the penalty by reviewing your return before filing it. Irs 1040ez forms Follow these steps before filing your Form 943. Irs 1040ez forms If you are a monthly schedule depositor, report your tax liabilities (not your deposits) in the monthly entry spaces on Form 943, line 17. Irs 1040ez forms If you are a semiweekly schedule depositor, report your tax liabilities (not your deposits) on Form 943-A in the lines that represent the dates you paid your employees. Irs 1040ez forms Verify that your total liability shown on Form 943, line 17, or Form 943-A, line M, equals your tax liability shown on Form 943, line 11. Irs 1040ez forms Do not show negative amounts on Form 943, line 17, or Form 943-A. Irs 1040ez forms For prior period errors discovered after December 31, 2008, do not adjust your tax liabilities reported on Form 943, line 17, or on Form 943-A. Irs 1040ez forms Employers of Both Farm and Nonfarm Workers If you employ both farm and nonfarm workers, you must treat employment taxes for the farmworkers (Form 943 taxes) separately from employment taxes for the nonfarm workers (Form 941 and 944 taxes). Irs 1040ez forms Form 943 taxes and Form 941/944 taxes are not combined for purposes of applying any of the deposit schedule rules. Irs 1040ez forms If a deposit is due, deposi
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Tax Information For Partnerships

2008 Changes to Form 1065 - Frequently Asked Questions
Form 1065 has a number of changes for 2008. For example, Schedule B and Schedule K-1 require reporting of ownership percentages. The FAQ page on Form 1065 changes offers helpful examples.

Partnership - Audit Techniques Guide (ATG)
The focus is on issues that fall within sections 701 through 761 of the Code (Subchapter K). Subchapter K deals primarily with the formation, operation, and termination of partnerships. Many issues arise during the initial or final year of the partnership.

Starting a Business
If you’re considering starting a business, then start here. This section provides links to everything from a checklist for a new business to selecting a business structure and more.

Notification of Possible Filing Requirement
This reminder is being issued to alert partnerships that they may have an additional filing requirement with the Internal Revenue Service related to a foreign partner(s) on their partnership return.

Modernized e-file (MeF) for Partnerships
This web site provides an overview of electronic filing and more detailed information for those partnerships that prepare and transmit their own income tax returns using MeF. Partnerships that rely upon third party tax professionals to prepare and transmit their tax returns should consult their tax professional.

Partnerships
A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business.

Publicly Traded Partnerships
This page contains information related to publicly traded partnerships that have effectively connected income, gain, or loss and who must pay withholding tax on any distributions of income made to its foreign partners.

Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
If you own a foreign bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, unit trust, or other financial account, then you may be required to report the account yearly to the Internal Revenue Service.

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The Irs 1040ez Forms

Irs 1040ez forms 13. Irs 1040ez forms   Payment of Taxes Table of Contents How To Make Deposits When To Make Deposits Amount of DepositsSafe Harbor Rule Generally, semimonthly deposits of excise taxes are required. Irs 1040ez forms A semimonthly period is the first 15 days of a month (the first semimonthly period) or the 16th through the last day of a month (the second semimonthly period). Irs 1040ez forms However, no deposit is required for the situations listed below; the taxes are payable with Form 720. Irs 1040ez forms The net liability for taxes listed in Part I (Form 720) does not exceed $2,500 for the quarter. Irs 1040ez forms The gas guzzler tax is being paid on a one-time filing. Irs 1040ez forms The liability is for taxes listed in Part II (Form 720), except for the floor stocks tax which generally requires a single deposit. Irs 1040ez forms How To Make Deposits Electronic deposit requirement. Irs 1040ez forms   You must use electronic funds transfer to make excise tax deposits. Irs 1040ez forms Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Irs 1040ez forms If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make deposits on your behalf. Irs 1040ez forms Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Irs 1040ez forms   EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Irs 1040ez forms Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Irs 1040ez forms To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Irs 1040ez forms eftps. Irs 1040ez forms gov or call 1-800-555-4477. Irs 1040ez forms Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide to Getting Started. Irs 1040ez forms    Depositing on time. Irs 1040ez forms For EFTPS deposits to be on time, you must initiate the transaction at least 1 day before the date the deposit is due (before 8:00 p. Irs 1040ez forms m. Irs 1040ez forms Eastern time). Irs 1040ez forms You will automatically be enrolled in EFTPS when you apply for an EIN. Irs 1040ez forms You will receive a separate mailing containing instructions for activating your EFTPS enrollment after you receive your EIN. Irs 1040ez forms When To Make Deposits There are two methods for determining deposits: the regular method and the alternative method. Irs 1040ez forms The regular method applies to all taxes in Part I of Form 720 except for communications and air transportation taxes if deposits are based on amounts billed or tickets sold, rather than on amounts actually collected. Irs 1040ez forms See Alternative method below. Irs 1040ez forms If you are depositing more than one tax under a method, combine all the taxes under the method and make one deposit for the semimonthly period. Irs 1040ez forms Regular method. Irs 1040ez forms   The deposit of tax for a semimonthly period is due by the 14th day following that period. Irs 1040ez forms Generally, this is the 29th day of a month for the first semimonthly period and the 14th day of the following month for the second semimonthly period. Irs 1040ez forms If the 14th or the 29th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, you must make the deposit by the immediately preceding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Irs 1040ez forms Alternative method (IRS Nos. Irs 1040ez forms 22, 26, 27, and 28). Irs 1040ez forms   Deposits of communications and air transportation taxes may be based on taxes included in amounts billed or tickets sold during a semimonthly period instead of on taxes actually collected during the period. Irs 1040ez forms Under the alternative method, the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during a semimonthly period is considered collected during the first 7 days of the second following semimonthly period. Irs 1040ez forms The deposit of tax is due by the 3rd banking day after the 7th day of that period. Irs 1040ez forms   For an example of the alternative method, see the Instructions for Form 720. Irs 1040ez forms To use the alternative method, you must keep a separate account of the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the month and report on Form 720 the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold and not the amount of tax that is actually collected. Irs 1040ez forms For example, amounts billed in December, January, and February are considered collected during January, February, and March and are reported on Form 720 as the tax for the 1st quarter of the calendar year. Irs 1040ez forms The separate account for each month must reflect: All items of tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the month, and Other items of adjustment relating to tax for prior months (within the statute of limitations on credits or refunds). Irs 1040ez forms The separate account for any month cannot include an adjustment resulting from a refusal to pay or inability to collect unless the refusal has been reported to the IRS. Irs 1040ez forms See Uncollected Tax Report in chapter 4. Irs 1040ez forms The net amount of tax that is considered collected during the semimonthly period must be either: The net amount of tax reflected in the separate account for the corresponding semimonthly period of the preceding month, or One-half of the net amount of tax reflected in the separate account for the preceding month. Irs 1040ez forms Special rule for deposits of taxes in September. Irs 1040ez forms   See the Instructions for Form 720 for a special rule on deposits made in September. Irs 1040ez forms Amount of Deposits Deposits for a semimonthly period generally must be at least 95% of the net tax liability for that period unless the safe harbor rule (discussed later) applies. Irs 1040ez forms Generally, you do not have to make a deposit for a period in which you incurred no tax liability. Irs 1040ez forms Net tax liability. Irs 1040ez forms   Your net tax liability is your tax liability for the period minus any claims on Schedule C (Form 720) for the period. Irs 1040ez forms You may figure your net tax liability for a semimonthly period by dividing your net liability incurred during the calendar month by two. Irs 1040ez forms If you use this method, you must use it for all semimonthly periods in the calendar quarter. Irs 1040ez forms Do not reduce your liability by any amounts from Form 720X. Irs 1040ez forms Safe Harbor Rule The safe harbor rule applies separately to deposits under the regular method and the alternative method. Irs 1040ez forms Persons who filed Form 720 for the look-back quarter (the 2nd calendar quarter preceding the current quarter) are considered to meet the semimonthly deposit requirement if the deposit for each semimonthly period in the current quarter is at least 1/6 (16. Irs 1040ez forms 67%) of the net tax liability reported for the look-back quarter. Irs 1040ez forms For the semimonthly period for which the additional deposit is required, the additional deposit must be at least 11/90 12. Irs 1040ez forms 23%), 10/90 (11. Irs 1040ez forms 12%) for non-EFTPS, of the net tax liability reported for the look-back quarter. Irs 1040ez forms Also, the total deposit for that semimonthly period must be at least 1/6 (16. Irs 1040ez forms 67%) of the net tax liability reported for the look-back quarter. Irs 1040ez forms Exceptions. Irs 1040ez forms   The safe harbor rule does not apply to: The 1st and 2nd quarters beginning on or after the effective date of an increase in the rate of tax unless the deposit of taxes for each semimonthly period in the calendar quarter is at least 1/6 (16. Irs 1040ez forms 67%) of the tax liability you would have had for the look-back quarter if the increased rate of tax had been in effect for that look-back quarter, Any quarter if liability includes any tax not in effect throughout the look-back quarter, or For deposits under the alternative method, any quarter if liability includes any tax not in effect throughout the look-back quarter and the month preceding the look-back quarter. Irs 1040ez forms Requirements to be met. Irs 1040ez forms   For the safe harbor rule to apply, you must: Make each deposit timely at an authorized financial institution, and Pay any underpayment for the current quarter by the due date of the return. Irs 1040ez forms    The IRS may withdraw the right to make deposits of tax using the safe harbor rule from any person not complying with these rules. Irs 1040ez forms Tax rate increases. Irs 1040ez forms   You must modify the safe harbor rule if there has been an increase in the rate of tax. Irs 1040ez forms You must figure your tax liability in the look-back quarter as if the increased rate had been in effect. Irs 1040ez forms To qualify for the safe harbor rule, your deposits cannot be less than 1/6 of the refigured tax liability. Irs 1040ez forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications