Payroll (Employment) Tax Forms


Being an employer you are obliged to report payroll taxes in the end of each fiscal year. In this case you have to prepare and file with SSA such forms as W-2, Wage and Tax Statement for reporting wages, tips and compensation paid to your employees and W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements for transmitting a previously mentioned sample. Here you can also complete annual and quarterly tax statements for agricultural and household employees.

What is Employment Tax Returns?

Small business owners have to operate with piles of forms which might be very easy to get confused with. First, you need to understand which form is applicable to your situation. The Employment Tax Return allow employers to report the federal withholdings from most types of employees. The form has to be filed to the IRS and informs it about a number of significant details such as percentage of the salary paid by an employer to a worker.

Payroll taxes can be divided into two general categories:

  1. deductions from an employee’s wages;
  2. taxes paid by the hirer based on the employee's salary.

Payroll (employment) taxes refer to a list of employee-related costs that have to be paid by an employer, either through withholding or by direct payment, or both. Below you can find out more about how to avoid paperwork hassles and fill out your form online in a few simple steps.

Steps to Fill Out A Form Online

Choose the template you wish to work with from the list of online blank forms and click on it to preview your sample, then click on the document or the ‘Start Now’ button to start editing your document online. No additional software has to be installed on your PC, Mac, or mobile device!

Typically, the Payroll Tax Returns contains the following information:

  1. the number of workers you gave wages to for the reporting period
  2. total salaries
  3. taxable wages
  4. federal income withholdings
  5. Social Security and Medicare tax liabilities
  6. total payments made for the quarter
  7. total balance due.

A hirer has also to indicate adjustments for tips and sick pay and any over- and under- payment.

Provide all the required details in fillable fields. Complete the form accurately and check the provided data in order to avoid any errors. If necessary, download the document in PDF format, or print it out and get a paper copy you can fill out by hand.