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Important Tax Information on Federal Payments (EFTPS)

The following information is provided regarding paying federal payroll taxes for employers who outsource their payroll. While it is not necessary for employers who outsource their payroll to enroll in the federal tax payment and filing system known as EFTPS, the following statement from the IRS recommends that you do so:

Please be aware that you are responsible for the timely filing of employment tax returns and the timely payment of employment taxes for your employees, even if you have authorized a service provider to file the returns and make the payments.

Therefore, the IRS recommends that you enroll in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to monitor your account and ensure that timely tax payments are being made for you.

You may enroll in the EFTPS online at www.eftps.gov, or call (800) 555- 4477 for an enrollment form. State tax authorities generally offer similar means to verify tax payments. Contact the appropriate state offices directly for details.

For more information about this article, please contact our tax professionals at taxalerts@windes.com or toll free at 844.4WINDES (844.494.6337).

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