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When and how tax deposits are due?

Employers are responsible for depositing employee- and employer-paid taxes on a schedule determined by the federal, state, or local tax agency. 


Depending on the amount of tax liability, payroll tax deposits may be due:

  • Quarterly
  • Monthly
  • semiweekly
  • and even daily in specific situations


Employers mandated for EFTPS (the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) must make payments electronically, and file Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return to reconcile taxes calculated with taxes paid. 


Failure to pay payroll taxes on time may result in assessment of a penalty.


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