IRS Sent Out Erroneous Failure to Deposit Notices

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sent out an e-mail to the payroll industry indicating that it sent out erroneous Failure to Deposit Notices. Following is the text of that e-mail: Here is important information regarding notices for Failure to Deposit penalties...

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IRS Releases Revised Form 941-X

  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released a revised version of Form 941-X, Adjusted Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund. COBRA Premium Assistance Credit May Only Be Claimed on Form 941-X For tax periods beginning after 2013,...

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IRS Sends EFTPS Inquiry PINs to Taxpayers

In a letter dated February 20, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent EFTPS Inquiry PINs to taxpayers whose tax professional enrolled them in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). EFTPS is the system through which federal tax payments are made for...

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IRS Revamps Schedule A for 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a revamped Schedule A for Form 940 for 2011. The revised Schedule A includes a line for every state as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Revamped Form Necessitated by Increase in...

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IRS Releases 2011 Form 940

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the 2011 Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, and accompanying instructions. Employers use Form 940 to report their annual Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax. Twenty Credit Reduction...

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IRS Plans to Release New Form for Business Address Changes

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a draft of a new form, Form 8822-B, Change of Address—Business. The new form will be used to notify the IRS if you changed your business mailing address or your business location. IRS Uses USPS National Change of Address...

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IRS Rules on Deductibility of Accrued Bonuses

In Revenue Ruling 2011-29, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled that a taxpayer can establish the “fact of the liability” under §461 for bonuses payable to a group of employees even though the employer does not know the identity of any particular bonus recipient...

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IRS Announces Adjustments to SIMPLE Plan Limits for 2012

In IR-2011-103, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments to the limits on SIMPLE plan contributions for 2012. The limitation for SIMPLE plans is codified in §408(p)(2)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC). This section also...

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Question of the Week: How Do I Apply for the VCSP?

This week’s question comes from Allan, a small-business owner. Allan asks… I read about the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP). I have some workers who might need to be classified as employees. How do I apply for the VCSP? Answer: Employers may use...

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