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Overview Of Form 941-SS

Form 941-SS is the US Territories Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return filed by wage-paying employers in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. If you own and operate a business with employees in US territories, you will need to file IRS Form 941-SS quarterly. Employers are responsible for withholding federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax from each employee’s salary.

Form 941-SS Quarterly E-filing Deadlines for Employers

First Quarter Deadline

First Quarter
January - March

April 30

Second Quarter Deadline

Second Quarter
April - June

July 31

Third Quarter Deadline

Third Quarter
July - September

October 31

Fourth Quarter Deadline

Fourth Quarter
October - December

January 31

Required Information to File Form 941-SS Online

  • Employer Details: Name, EIN, and Address
  • Employment Details:
    • Employee Count
    • Medicare Tax and Social Security
    • Deposit Made to the IRS
    • Tax Liability (Monthly/Semiweekly)
    • Signing Authority Information
    • Online Signature PIN or Form 8453-EMP
IRS Form 941-SS 2017

Steps to E-File Form 941-SS

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  • Sign in or Create your TaxBandits account
  • Select “Create New 941-SS Form”
  • Enter employer details
  • Choose tax year/quarter
  • Follow interview-style process
  • Enter the deposit made to the IRS
  • Enter your deposit schedule and tax liability
  • Enter the online signature PIN or complete Form 8453-EMP
  • Review, pay and transmit your form directly to the IRS

Signing Form 941-SS

The IRS requires an e-signature to complete Form 941 to make sure that the person filing the federal taxes, as you or someone that you have authorized to file for you. If you don’t possess a PIN, you will need to complete and e-sign Form 8453-EMP.

TaxBandits supports e-signing of Form 8453-EMP where you can e-sign instantly when you are filing your Form 941 online. Apply for an online signature PIN for free today. Apply Now

Penalties for not filing Form 941-SS on time

Failure to file by the deadline will result in a 5% penalty on the tax return for each month the return is late. This penalty caps at 25%. The IRS will also heavily penalize you for late payment or not paying the full amount owed. You will be charged 2-15% of the unpaid tax determined by the number of days it remains unpaid.

Late deposit penalty amounts are determined using calendar days, starting from the due date of the liability.

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