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New 2024 Form 941 And Schedule Updates

New 2024 Form 941 And Schedule Updates

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently released the 2024 Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, along with Schedule B, Report of Tax Liability for Semiweekly Schedule Depositors, and Schedule R, Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 941 Filers. These updated forms, along with instructions, are now available here.

As a business owner, learn how these changes will affect your tax reporting by reading on.

What Employers Should Know

Employers are advised to start using the March 2024 revision of Form 941 beginning with the first quarter of 2024. The IRS expects this revision to be utilized for all four quarters of the year. In addition, a notable change is the removal of COVID-19-related lines from the Form 941. This means the lines previously used to report COVID-19-related credits have been eliminated from the form. Employers will need to be mindful of this adjustment when completing their tax returns for 2024.

Form instructions update

The Form 941 instructions have been updated to align with the changes to the form. In addition, the updated instructions no longer include any worksheets. Employers should familiarize themselves with the revised instructions to ensure accurate completion of the form.


Employers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the updated Form 941 and related schedules to ensure compliance with the latest reporting requirements. They may also need to review and adjust their internal processes and systems to accommodate the changes introduced in the updated forms. This could involve updating payroll and tax reporting software and training staff on the revised requirements to facilitate smooth and accurate reporting.

Where GMS Steps In

Given the dynamic nature of tax regulations, employers should stay informed about further updates or clarifications related to the revised forms. Regularly monitoring official IRS communications and updates can help employers stay ahead of any additional changes that may impact their tax reporting obligations.

However, partnering with a professional employer organization (PEO) like GMS is here to take on this administrative task that, let’s face it, you don’t want to worry about. Our HR experts offer comprehensive HR, payroll, and compliance solutions that provide small business owners with expertise in managing tax-related matters. Small business owners can leverage the resources of a PEO to ensure seamless adaptation to the revised forms and instructions. This allows business owners to focus on their core business operations, knowing their tax reporting requirements are being effectively managed. Stay on top of regulatory changes and partner with GMS – contact us today.

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