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What is a 944?

Form 944 is an annual report of wages paid to employees and withholdings made by employers. It also includes information on the employer's share of Medicare and Social Security taxes during the period reported. 944 forms must be mailed or e-filed to the IRS.

Why do I file Form 944?

944 forms must be filed so the IRS can reconcile wages and withholdings and process tax payments. Penalties and interest can be incurred by the employer for not properly filing 944 forms.

Who needs to file Form 944?

Certain small employers that pay wages to employees and withhold taxes must file a 944 form on an annual basis. The IRS will notify you if you are eligible to file Form 944. If you do not receive notification, you must file Form 941 quarterly. See the official IRS instructions.

When do I file Form 944?

944 Forms are filed annually, by January 31, to report wages and withholdings from the previous year.

How do I get a 944 PIN?

The IRS requires a PIN number to e-file 944 forms. Apply for one directly through Yearli for free! Simply log-in or create an account, then go to the "Start New Forms" area within Your Filing Home. From there, you can then follow the steps to complete the Employer PIN Application.

944 Reporting Information

What to report
Wages paid
Tips received by employees
Federal income tax withheld
Employer and employee shares of Medicare and Social Security taxes
Current and quarter adjustments