941-X: 1. Adjusted Employment Tax Return, Form Instructions

The “Adjusted Employment Tax Return” section is listed as question #1 under Part 1 of Form 941-X, which is needed to claim the employee retention tax credit. Instructions are below for the Adjusted Employment Tax Return section.

Form 941-X:

1. Adjusted Employment Tax Return

Part 1: Select ONLY one process. See page 6 for additional guidance, including information on how to treat employment tax credits and social security tax deferrals.

1. Adjusted employment tax return. Check this box if you underreported tax amounts. Also check this box if you overreported tax amounts and you would like to use the adjustment process to correct the errors. You must check this box if you’re correcting both underreported and overreported tax amounts on this form. The amount shown on line 27, if less than zero, may only be applied as a credit to your Form 941, Form 941-SS, or Form 944 for the tax period in which you’re filing this form.

Adjusted Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund

Part 1, “1. Adjusted Employment Tax Return“ from Form 941X published by the Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service (IRS), OMB No. 1545-0029, revised in April 2022.

Instructions for Form 941-X:

1. Adjusted Employment Tax Return

Check the box on line 1 if you’re correcting underreported tax amounts or overreported tax amounts and you would like to use the adjustment process to correct the errors.

If you’re correcting both underreported tax amounts and overreported tax amounts on this form, you must check this box. If you check this box, any negative amount shown on line 27 will be applied as a credit (tax deposit) to your Form 941 or Form 944 for the period in which you’re filing this form. See Example – You want your overreported tax applied as a credit to Form 941, earlier.

If you owe tax. Pay the amount shown on line 27 by the time you file Form 941-X. Generally, you won’t be charged interest if you file on time, pay on time, enter the date you discovered the error, and explain the correction on line 43. 

If you have a credit. You overreported employment taxes (you have a negative amount on line 27) and want the IRS to apply the credit to Form 941 or Form 944 for the period during which you filed Form 941-X. The IRS will apply your credit on the first day of the Form 941 or Form 944 period during which you filed Form 941-X. However, the credit you show on Form 941-X, line 27, may not be fully available on your Form 941 or Form 944 if the IRS corrects it during processing or you owe other taxes, penalties, or interest. The IRS will notify you if your claimed credit changes or if the amount available as a credit on Form 941 or Form 944 was reduced because of unpaid taxes, penalties, or interest.

CAUTION: Don’t check the box on line 1 if you’re correcting overreported tax amounts and the period of limitations on credit or refund for Form 941 will expire within 90 days of the date you file Form 941-X. See Is There a Deadline for Filing Form 941-X, earlier.

Adjusted Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund

Instructions for Part 1, “1. Adjusted Employment Tax Return“ came from the IRS Instructions for Form 941-X published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Department of the Treasury, revised in April 2022.

Conclusion and Summary on 941-X: 1. Adjusted Employment Tax Return, Form Instructions

The “Adjusted Employment Tax Return” section is just one of forty three detailed questions and calculations you must complete correctly on the 941X IRS Form. Listed as question #1 under Part 1 of the 941X, be sure to answer the Adjusted Employment Tax Return question #1 correctly.

Help Completing / Filing IRS Form 941-X

Disaster Loan Advisors can assist your business in filing an amended Form 941 Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return (for 2020 and 2021), which is IRS Form 941-X Adjusted Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund.

This tax form is required to be filled out correctly and filed for each qualifying quarter in 2020 and 2021 to ensure your business claims the maximum Employee Retention Credit (ERC) / Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).

– Did you calculate your company’s maximum ERC Tax Credit correctly?
– Are you claiming all the ERC Credit for each qualifying quarter?
– Are you maximizing the total amount of ERC Credit your company qualifies for?
– Need a professional set of eyes to ensure you filled out your form 941X correctly?

Flexible and Professional ERC Consulting Services

There are several flexible options for you. We can review, prepare, and / or file your 941-X Forms for you, or with you.

– Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and have us review your work.
– Done-With-You (DWY) and let’s collaborate together.
– Done-For-You (DFY) and we handle it all for you, from start to finish.
– Or, Consult-With-You to customize to your exact needs. 

Our professional ERC fee and pricing structure is very reasonable in comparison.

We DO NOT charge a percentage (%) of your ERC Refund like some companies are charging. Some ERC firms out there are charging upwards of 25% to 35% of your ERC refund! 

There is nothing wrong with charging %’s. Some company ERC calculations and filings are highly complicated and require a lot of work, however, there is no need for you to potentially pay excessive fees for the same quality work.

If you are looking for an ERC Company that believes in providing professional ERC Services and value for small business owners, in exchange for a fair, reasonable, and ethical fee for the amount of work required, Disaster Loan Advisors is a good fit for you. 

Form 941-X and the ERC program can be very confusing as it relates to your specific business situation. Our fee structure is fair and reasonable for the same or better level of ERC service.

Schedule Your Form 941-X Consultation to have peace of mind you are calculating the largest amount of employee retention tax credit your company may claim.

How to Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC / ERTC) and Receive Up to a $26,000 Refund Per Employee

Disaster Loan Advisors can assist your business with the complex and confusing Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) program. 

Depending on eligibility, business owners and companies can receive up to $26,000 per employee based on the number of W2 employees you had on the payroll in 2020 and 2021.

The ERC / ERTC Program is a valuable tax credit you can claim. This is money you have already paid to the IRS in payroll taxes for your W2 employees.

Schedule Your Free Employee Retention Credit Consultation to see what amount of employee retention tax credit your company qualifies for.

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