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mstein
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Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

 
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DawnC0
Intuit Alumni

Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

If the amount withheld were paid to the IRS through 1040-ES payments, enter the amount of your withholding for your domestic employee in Estimates and Other Taxes Paid.

 

After you finish entering your information in the Nanny Tax section, go to:

  • Federal Taxes >>
  • Deductions & Credits >>
  • I'll choose what I work on >>
  • Estimates and Other Taxes Paid >>
  • Estimates
  • Federal Estimated taxes for 2016 (Form 1040-ES)

 

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"If you pay your household employment taxes with your business employment taxes, you must report your household employment taxes with those other employment taxes on Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return, Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, or Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, and on Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return."

 

You can delete your Schedule H from your return as long as your payroll company has filed all required federal returns associated with your domestic employee.  The purpose of the Schedule H is to ensure the payroll taxes are paid and the income is reported to the IRS.  Since filing Forms 941, 940, and W-2 accomplishes this goal you are not required to also file a Schedule H.

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bwa
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Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

What expenses are you referring to?  (Federal Household Employment Taxes are generally not deductible.)
mstein
New Member

Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

I have a domestic household employee; we withheld social security taxes and unemployment taxes from her paycheck and paid these amounts to the federal government.  I have entered the information about the amount withheld (and that amount has therefore been added to the total amount I owe in fed taxes) ; but I cant find the spot to enter that this amount was already paid by me during 2016
DawnC0
Intuit Alumni

Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

If the amount withheld were paid to the IRS through 1040-ES payments, enter the amount of your withholding for your domestic employee in Estimates and Other Taxes Paid.

 

After you finish entering your information in the Nanny Tax section, go to:

  • Federal Taxes >>
  • Deductions & Credits >>
  • I'll choose what I work on >>
  • Estimates and Other Taxes Paid >>
  • Estimates
  • Federal Estimated taxes for 2016 (Form 1040-ES)

 

________________________

"If you pay your household employment taxes with your business employment taxes, you must report your household employment taxes with those other employment taxes on Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return, Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, or Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, and on Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return."

 

You can delete your Schedule H from your return as long as your payroll company has filed all required federal returns associated with your domestic employee.  The purpose of the Schedule H is to ensure the payroll taxes are paid and the income is reported to the IRS.  Since filing Forms 941, 940, and W-2 accomplishes this goal you are not required to also file a Schedule H.

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mbj1975
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Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

The software should ask the very simple question: do you have a payroll service handle your nanny taxes?  Many people utilize such a service, and the software leads to an overpayment by not asking this simple question.  

scurling
Level 3

Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

I had the same questions as I completed the household employment section of TBTX.  I watched my tax requirement increase over $8,000, but I paid all those taxes throughout the year, with the required 940 and 941 forms.

I'll follow the answer provided in this thread, and hope this gets resolved.

 

scurling
Level 3

Where do I enter the amount I have already paid in federal household employment taxes

I've followed the suggested comments and entered the federal employment taxed I paid, by quarter, throughout FY-2020.

That said, I see about a $2k difference in the TBTx "Fed Tax Due" amount after entering the Domestic Employment annual salary, and the "Fed Tax Due" after completing the Estimated Tax payments to include the Federal taxes for the employment requirements.

Note:  I have always used QuickBooks Payroll service to pay the employment taxes, and file the required Federal forms 940 and 941.  So, why does TBTx   indicate a $2K difference (increase)  in the tax burden.  After entering the employment salary paid, and the Federal taxes I paid throughout the year, I think my "Fed Tax Due" would be the same as before I started entering the Domestic Employment figures.

 

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