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Fillable Printable Form 945-A

Fillable Printable Form 945-A

Form 945-A

Form 945-A

Form 945-A
(Rev. February 2015)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Annual Record of Federal Tax Liability
Information about Form 945-A and its instructions is at www.irs.gov/form945a.
File with Form 945, 945-X, CT-1, CT-1 X, 944, or 944-X.
OMB No. 1545-1430
Calendar Year
Name (as shown on Form 945, 945-X, CT-1, CT-1 X, 944, or 944-X)Employer identification number (EIN)
You must complete this form if you are required to deposit on a semiweekly schedule or if your tax liability during any month was $100,000 or more.
Show tax liability here, not deposits. (The IRS gets deposit data from electronic funds transfers.) DO NOT change your tax liability byadjustments
reported on any Form 945-X, 944-X, or CT-1 X.
January Tax Liability
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A Total for month
February Tax Liability
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B Total for month
March Tax Liability
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C Total for month
April Tax Liability
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D Total for month
May Tax Liability
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E Total for month
June Tax Liability
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F Total for month
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see page 4.
Cat. No. 14733M
Form
945-A (Rev. 2-2015)
Form 945-A (Rev. 2-2015)
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July Tax Liability
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G Total for month
August Tax Liability
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H Total for month
September Tax Liability
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I Total for month
October Tax Liability
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J Total for month
November Tax Liability
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K Total for month
December Tax Liability
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L Total for month
M Total tax liability for the year (add lines A through L). This should equal line 3 on Form 945 (line 15
on Form CT-1, line 7 on Form 944). .....................
Form 945-A (Rev. 2-2015)
Form 945-A (Rev. 2-2015)
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Future Developments
For the latest information about developments related to Form
945-A and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they
were published, go to www.irs.gov/form945a.
Reminders
Reporting prior period adjustments. Prior period adjustments are
reported on Form 945-X, Adjusted Annual Return of Withheld
Federal Income Tax or Claim for Refund; Form CT-1 X, Adjusted
Employer’s Annual Railroad Retirement Tax Return or Claim for
Refund; or Form 944-X, Adjusted Employer’s ANNUAL Federal Tax
Return or Claim for Refund; and are not taken into account when
figuring the tax liability for the current year.
When you file Form 945-A with your Form 945, CT-1, or 944, do
not change your tax liability by adjustments reported on any Form
945-X, CT-1 X, or 944-X.
Amended Form 945-A. If you have been assessed a
failure-to-deposit(FTD) penalty, you may be able to file an amended
Form 945-A. For more information, seeCorrecting Previously
Reported Tax Liability,later.
General Instructions
Purpose of form. Use Form 945-A to report your federal tax liability
(based on the dates payments were made or wages were paid) for
thefollowing tax returns.
• Forms 945 and 945-X for federal income tax withholding on
nonpayroll payments. Nonpayroll withholding includes backup
withholding and federal income tax withholding on pensions,
annuities, IRAs, Indian gaming profits, gambling winnings, and
military retirement.
• Forms CT-1 and CT-1 X for both employee and employer Tier 1
and Tier 2 taxes.
• Forms 944 and 944-X for federal income tax withheld plus both
employee and employer social security and Medicare taxes.
Forms 944(SP), 944-X (SP), and 944-X (PR). If you are a
semiweekly schedule depositor who files Formulario 944(SP),
Declaración Federal ANUAL de Impuestos del Patrono o
Empleador, you should use Formulario 943A-PR, Registro de la
Obligación Contributiva Federal del Patrono Agrícola, to report your
tax liability. You should also file Form 943A-PR if you file
Form 944-X (SP) or Form 944-X (PR) and you need to amend a
previously filed Form 943A-PR.
Who must file. Semiweekly schedule depositors must complete
and fileForm 945-A with their tax return. Do not file Form 945-A if
your taxliability for the return period is less than $2,500. Do not file
this form ifyou are a monthly schedule depositor unless you
accumulated a taxliability of $100,000 during any month of the
year. Monthly scheduledepositors who accumulate $100,000
become semiweekly scheduledepositors on the next day and for
the remainder of the year (and the next year) and mustcomplete
Form 945-A for the entire year.
The deposit rules, including the $100,000 Next-Day Deposit Rule,
are explained in section 11 of Pub. 15 (Circular E), Employer’s Tax
Guide, and in the instructions for your tax return.
Caution. IRS uses Form 945-A to match the tax liability you
reported onthe returns indicated above with your deposits. The IRS
also uses Form945-A to determine if you have deposited your tax
liabilities on time. Unless Form 945-A is properlycompleted and
filed (if applicable) with your tax return, the IRS may propose an
“averaged” FTD penalty. SeeDeposit Penaltiesin section 11of Pub.
15 (Circular E) for moreinformation.
Specific Instructions
If you must report your tax liabilities on Form 945-A as discussed
above, file it with your tax return. Each numbered space on Form
945-A corresponds to a date during the year. Report your tax
liabilities in the spaces that correspond to the dates you made
payments, not the date tax deposits were made. For example, if you
became liable for a pension distribution on December 31, 2013, but
did not make the distribution until January 3, 2014, the federal
income tax withholding liability for the distribution must be reported
on Form 945-A for 2014, on line 3 under January Tax Liability.
Enter your business information. Carefully enter your employer
identification number (EIN) and name at the top of the form. Make
sure thatthey exactly match the name of your business and the EIN
that the IRSassigned to your business and also agree with the
name and EIN shownon the attached Form 945, 945-X, CT-1,
CT-1 X, 944, or 944-X.
Calendar year. Enter the calendar year of the Form 945, 945-X,
CT-1,CT-1 X, 944, or 944-X to which Form 945-A is attached.
Form 945 filers. Do not complete entries A through M of the
MonthlySummary of Federal Tax Liability (Form 945, line 7). Be sure
to markthe semiweekly schedule depositor checkbox above line 7
on Form 945.
Form CT-1 filers. Do not complete the Monthly Summary of
RailroadRetirement Tax Liability (Form CT-1).
Form 944 filers. On Form 944, check the box for “Line 7 is$2,500
or more” at line 13, and leave blank lines 13a–13m.
Enter your tax liability by month. Enter your tax liabilities in the
spacesthat correspond to the dates you paid wages to your
employees or made nonpayroll payments, not thedate deposits
were made. The total tax liability for the year (lineM) must equal net
taxes on Form 945 (line 3), Form 944 (line 7), or Form CT-1 (line 15).
Report your tax liabilities on thisform corresponding to the dates of
each wage payment or nonpayroll payment, not to whenthe
liabilities are accrued. Enter the monthly totals on lines A, B, C, D,E,
F, G, H, I, J, K, and L. Enter the total for the year on line M.
For example, if you are a Form 945 filer, your payroll period ended
on December 31, 2013, and you paid the nonpayroll payments for
that period on January 7, 2014, you would:
• Go to January (on Form 945-A filed with your 2014 return), and
• Enter your tax liability on line 7 (because line 7 represents the
seventh day of the month).
Make sure you have checked the appropriate box above
line 7 of Form 945 to show that you are a semiweekly
schedule depositor.
TIP
Example 1. Cedar Co., which has a semiweekly deposit schedule,
makesperiodic payments on gambling winnings on the 15th day of
each month.On December 24, 2014, in addition to its periodic
payments, it withheldfrom a payment on gambling winnings under
the backup withholdingrules. Since Cedar Co. is a semiweekly
schedule depositor, it must record these nonpayroll withholding
liabilities on Form 945-A. It mustreport tax liabilities on line 15 for
each month and line 24 for December.
Cedar Co. enters the monthly totals on lines A through L. It adds
these monthly subtotals and enters the total tax liability for the year
on line M. The amount on line M should equal Form 945, line 3.
Example 2. Fir Co. is a semiweekly schedule depositor. During
January,it withheld federal income tax on pension distributions as
follows:$52,000 on January 10; $35,000 on January 24. Since Fir
Co. is asemiweekly schedule depositor, it must record its federal
income taxwithholding liabilities on Form 945-A. It must record
$52,000 on line 10and $35,000 on line 24 for January.
Form 945-A (Rev. 2-2015)
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Example 3. Because Elm Co. is a new business, it is a monthly
scheduledepositor at the beginning of 2014. During January, it
withheld federalincome tax on nonpayroll payments as follows:
$2,000 on January 10;$99,000 on January 24. The deposit rules
require that a monthly scheduledepositor begin depositing on a
semiweekly deposit schedule when a$100,000 or more tax liability
is accumulated on any day within a month(see section 11 of Pub.
15 (Circular E) for details).Since Elm Co. accumulated $101,000
($2,000 + $99,000) on January 24,2014, it became a semiweekly
schedule depositor on January 25, 2014.Elm Co. must complete
Form 945-A and file it with Form 945. It mustrecord $2,000 on line
10 and $99,000 on line 24 for January. No entries should be made
on Form 945, line 7, although Elm Co. was a monthlyschedule
depositor until January 25.
Correcting Previously Reported Tax Liability
Semiweekly schedule depositors. If you have been assessed an
FTD penalty and you made an error on Form 945-Aandthe
correction will not change the total liability you reported on Form
945-A, you may be able to reduce your penalty by filing an
amended Form945-A.
Example. You reported a tax liability of $3,000 on January 1.
However, the liability was actually for March. Prepare an amended
Form945-A showing the $3,000 liability on March 1. Also, you must
enter the liabilities previously reported for the year that did not
change.Write “Amended” at the top of Form 945-A. The IRS will
refigure thepenalty and notify you of any change in the penalty.
Monthly schedule depositors. You can file Form945-A if you have
been assessed an FTD penalty and you made an erroron the
monthly tax liability section of Form 945. When completing Form
945-A, only enter the monthly totals. The daily entries are not
required.
Where to file. File your amended Form 945-A, or, for monthly
schedule depositors, your original Form 945-A at the address
provided inthe penalty notice you received. If you are filing an
amended Form 945-A, you do not have to submit your originalForm
945-A.
Forms 945-X, CT-1 X, and 944-X
Tax decrease. If you are filing Form 945-X, CT-1 X, or 944-X,you
can file an amended Form 945-A with the form if both of the
followingapply.
1. You have a tax decrease.
2. You were assessed an FTD penalty.
File your amended Form 945-A with Form 945-X, CT-1 X, or
944-X. The total liability reported on your amended Form 945-A
must equal the corrected amount of tax reported on Form 945-X,
CT-1 X, or 944-X. If your penalty is decreased, the IRS will include
the penalty decrease with your tax decrease.
Tax increase—Form 945-X, CT-1 X, or 944-X filed timely. If you
are filing a timely Form 945-X, CT-1 X, or 944-X showing a tax
increase, do not file an amended Form 945-A, unless you were
assessedan FTD penalty caused by an incorrect, incomplete, or
missing Form945-A. Do not include the tax increase reported on
Form 945-X, CT-1 X,or 944-X on an amended Form 945-A you file.
Tax increase—Form 945-X, CT-1 X, or 944-X filed late. If you
owe tax and are filing late, that is, after the due date of the return for
thefiling period in which you discovered the error, you must file the
form withan amended Form 945-A. Otherwise, IRS may assess an
“averaged” FTDpenalty.
The total tax reported on line M of Form 945-A must match the
corrected tax (Form 945, line 3; Form 944, line 7; Form CT-1, line 15
(line 13 for years before 2013); combined with any correction
reported on Form 945-X, line 5 (Form 944-X, line 17; Form CT-1 X,
line 19) for the year, less any previous abatements and interest-free
tax assessments.
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