E-File 2018 Form 944 Online!

Form 944 E-Filing Deadline is January 31, 2019

What is Federal Tax Form 944?

The Form 944, Employer’s annual Tax Return, is used to report employment taxes. IRS Form 944 is specifically for small business owners to report annual federal income tax & FICA tax with the IRS. Small employers with an annual liability of $1,000 or less for Social Security, Medicare, and federal income tax have to file annual information returns instead of the quarterly form 941.

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Form 944 E-Filing Deadline

The deadline for filing Form 944 for the 2018 tax year is

2019 944 Due Date

January 31, 2019

Note: If your tax deposits were made on time for 2018, you have until February 12, 2019 to file Form 944.

Information Required to File Form 944 Online

IRS Form 944 must be filed instead of Forms 941, 941-SS, or 941-PR in order to report:

  • Wages paid
  • Tips reported to by your employees
  • Federal income tax withheld
  • Social Security and Medicare taxes
  • Deposits made to the IRS
  • Tax liability (monthly/semiweekly depositor)
  • Signing authority information
  • Online Signature PIN or Form 8453-EMP
IRS Form 944 2018

How to E-File Form 944 with our Software

How to E-File Form 944 with our Software

It's quite simple to file your 944 Form with TaxBandits. Just follow these steps!

  • Sign in to your free TaxBandits account
  • Select “Create New 944 Form”
  • Choose tax year
  • Complete form via our interview-style process
  • Enter deposit made to the IRS
  • Enter deposit schedule and tax liability
  • Enter the online signature PIN or complete Form 8453-EMP
  • Review, pay, and transmit your form to the IRS

Getting started with our software is simple and FREE. Create forms easily with our step-by-step interview-style process, review your form summary, and transmit directly to the IRS at just $9.95/form. You pay only when you are ready to transmit your return to the IRS.

Penalties for not filing Form 944 on time

Failure to file IRS Form 944 by the deadline will result in a 5% penalty on the tax owed for each month the return is late (this penalty caps at 25%). When you pay late or do not pay the full amount owed, you will be charged 2-15% of the unpaid tax determined by the number of days the amount remains unpaid. Learn More

The following types of employers should not file Form 944

  • Employers who have not been notified: If you are not notified by the IRS to file Form 944 , you should instead use Forms 941, 941-SS, or Form 941-PR.
  • Household employers: If you employ only household employees you will not file Form 944, but instead use Schedule H (Form 1040).
  • Agricultural employers: If you employ only agricultural employees, you will use Form 943 instead of Form 944.

Form 941 & Form 944: What if I Need to File Both?

If your annual liability for Social Security, Medicare, and withheld federal income tax is more than $1,000 and you are a Form 944 annual filer that must also file quarterly tax Form 941, 941-SS, or 941-PR, you must call the IRS between January 1, 2019 and April 1, 2019 or send a written request between January 1, 2019 and March 15, 2019.

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