How do I file Form 944 in TaxBandits?
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Applicable To
94X 1099 W-2 ACA W-4

The Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return Form 944 allows smaller employers whose annual payroll tax liability is $1,000 or less to file only once a year instead of quarterly.

Here is how you file Form 944.

Choose the Form

  1. Sign in to TaxBandits.
  2. Go to Home tab, under 94x - Annual, choose 944.  
  3. Enter the employer details or pull up from the address book using the search bar and click Next.

Choose Tax year

Here you choose the tax year you are reporting for.

  1. Select the Tax Year and click Continue.

Wages and Tax withheld

Here you enter the wages, tips, and tax amount withheld for the reporting tax year.

  1. Enter the wage, tips, and withheld details and click Next.

Social Security and Medicare Taxes

If the wages, tips, or other compensation are subject to social security or medicare tax, click Yes and fill the details. 


Enter tax amounts that result from current tax year adjustments. Click Next.

Payroll Tax Credit

Choose Yes if you are eligible for the Qualified Small Business Payroll Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities to report the credit of each tax year and click Next.

Balance Due/Overpayment

Enter the deposits made for the tax year. Overpayment or Balance due, if any is shown. Click Next.

If you owe any tax to the IRS indicated by the Balance Due field, you can opt for payments through either Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW), Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), Credit/Debit Card, Check, or Money Order.  

For more details on the action required at your end for these payment options, click here.

Deposit Schedule

If your tax liability is less than $2500, you do not have to provide a record of your federal tax liability. If greater than $2500, then choose the respective deposit schedule and click Next to proceed as prompted.

Sign & File

Sign using your Online Signature PIN received from the IRS and proceed to file the return. In case you don’t have the Online Signature PIN, use Form 8453-EMP to sign the 94x return.  

TaxBandits provides the option to e-sign Form 8453-EMP. You can also download, print, sign, and upload the form in PDF format.

Print a Copy

Proceed with the flow until you transmit the return.  A copy of Form 944 will now be available in the Print Center. For step-by-step instructions on how to access a copy of the form, click here.

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