Form 940 Changes for 2021

Form 940 - Credit Reduction IRS Changes for 2021

Updated on November 26, 2021 - 10:30 AM by Admin, TaxBandits

IRS Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, is used to report Federal Unemployment Tax Acts (FUTA) taxes to the IRS.

According to the IRS, employers who fall under these categories must file Form 940.

  • Employers who paid $1500 or more to employees during any quarter of the current or prior tax year
  • If you hired employees for 20 weeks of the tax year.

It is also important to note that states have their own unemployment taxes, referred to as SUTA. This will factor into completing your Form 940.

The following topics are covered in this article:

1. What is the Form 940 Credit Reduction State for 2021?

Credit reduction states are states that have borrowed money from the federal government but have not yet paid this back. As of tax year 2021, the US Virgin Islands is the only credit reduction state. This means that if you paid wages that are subject to this state’s unemployment compensation laws, you can apply a credit reduction of 3.3% for 2021 tax year. If you are located in the US Virgin Islands, you can indicate this by checking the box on line 2 of Form 940 and completing 940 Schedule A.

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2. Are there any IRS changes to the Form 940 for 2021?

Form 940 credit reduction

For the 2021 tax year, there are no changes to the Form 940 fields. The Credit reduction state for the 2021 tax year is the U.S. Virgin Islands, with 3.3% as the credit reduction rate.

Below is the penalty calculator for Form 940:

States 2018 2019 2020 2021
U.S. Virgin Islands (VI) 2.4% 2.7% 3.0% 3.3%

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3. Due date to file Form 940

The Federal Unemployment Tax Return must be filed annually. The deadline to file Form 940 with the IRS for the 2021 tax year is January 31, 2022.

Note: If you have deposited all the FUTA taxes on time, you can file Form 940 by February 10, 2022, instead.

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4. How to e-file Form 940 with TaxBandits?

Follow these 3 simple steps to file Form 940 electronically with TaxBandits:

  • Step:1 Enter Form 940 Details
  • Step:2 Review the Summary Form 940
  • Step:3 Pay the filing fee & transmit the completed Form to the IRS

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