# Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return

## Form 941ss: Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return

Use Tax Form 941ss: Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return as a stand alone tax form calculator to quickly calculate specific amounts for your 2024 tax return. Alternatively you can use one of our Combined Federal and State Tax Estimator to quickly calculate your salary, tax and take home pay.

 Part 1: Answer these questions for this quarter. 1 Number of employees who received wages, tips, or other compensation for the pay period including: Mar. 12 (Quarter 1), June 12 (Quarter 2), Sept. 12 (Quarter 3), or Dec. 12 (Quarter 4) 1 2 3 4 If no wages, tips, and other compensation are subject to social security or Medicare tax Check and go to line 6. Column 1 Column 2 5a Taxable social security wages x 0.124 = 5b Taxable social security tips x 0.124 = 5c Taxable Medicare wages & tips x 0.029 = 5d Taxable wages & tips subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding x 0.029 = 5e Add Column 2 from lines 5a, 5b, 5c, and 5d 5e 5f Section 3121(q) Notice and Demand—Tax due on unreported tips (see instructions) 5f 6 Total taxes before adjustments. Add lines 5e and 5f 6 7 Current quarter’s adjustment for fractions of cents 7 8 Current quarter’s adjustment for sick pay 8 9 Current quarter’s adjustments for tips and group-term life insurance 9 10 Total taxes after adjustments. Combine lines 6 through 9 10 11 Qualified small business payroll tax credit for increasing research activities. Attach Form 8974 11 12 Total taxes after adjustments and credits. Subtract line 11 from line 10 12 13 Total deposits for this quarter, including overpayment applied from a prior quarter and overpayments applied from Form 941-X, 944-X, or 944-X (SP) filed in the current quarter 13 14 Balance due. If line 12 is more than line 13, enter the difference and see instructions 14 15 Overpayment. If line 13 is more than line 12, enter the difference Check one:   Apply to next return.   Send a refund. ▸ You MUST complete both pages of Form 941-SS and SIGN it. Part 2: Tell us about your deposit schedule and tax liability for this quarter. If you are unsure about whether you are a monthly schedule depositor or a semiweekly schedule depositor, see section 8 of Pub. 80. 16 Check one: Line 12 on this return is less than \$2500 or line 12 (line 10 if the prior quarter was the fourth quarter of 2024) on the return for the prior quarter was less than \$2500, and you didn’t incur a \$100000 next-day deposit obligation during the current quarter. If line 12 (line 10 if the prior quarter was the fourth quarter of 2024) for the prior quarter was less than \$2500 but line 12 on this return is \$100000 or more, you must provide a record of your federal tax liability. If you are a monthly schedule depositor, complete the deposit schedule below; if you are a semiweekly schedule depositor, attach Schedule B (Form 941). Go to Part 3. You were a monthly schedule depositor for the entire quarter. Enter your tax liability for each month and total liability for the quarter, then go to Part 3. Tax liability: Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Total liability for quarter Total must equal line 12. You were a semiweekly schedule depositor for any part of this quarter. Complete Schedule B (Form 941), Report of Tax Liability for Semiweekly Schedule Depositors, and attach it to Form 941-SS. Part 3: Tell us about your business. If a question does NOT apply to your business, leave it blank. 17 If your business has closed or you stopped paying wages Check here, and enter the final date you paid wages 18 If you are a seasonal employer and you don’t have to file a return for every quarter of the year Check here.

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