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How do I file Ca form 941 for prior years?

Not sure which quickbooks payroll version I'm using so I took a guess.I've just been notified by the IRS that I never filed CA form 941 for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd qtrs of 2017. I'm a little confused as I can't imagine that I would have failed to file these but I am unable to find any reference to having e-filed them. So now I'm trying to figure out how to e-file forms for the prior year. Can someone help me through this.Thank You


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Best answer 09-09-2019

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Good day, vanderloo. I'm glad you turned to the QuickBook...

Good day, vanderloo.

I'm glad you turned to the QuickBooks Community for help about filing tax forms. Let's get this straightened out for you.

Are you trying to file the 941 form? To make sure you can file the 941 form for the year 2017, I'd suggest filing it through the IRS website since our forms in QuickBooks have already been updated to 2018.

You can find the previous year's 941 form through this link: List of Prior Year Forms & Pubs.

Then, use the tax form worksheet in QuickBooks to pull up the last year's 941 form details. Here's how:

  1. Go to Reports and choose Employees and Payroll.
  2. Select More Payroll Reports in Excel and click Tax Form Worksheets.
  3. Once the Excel worksheet is open, click on the Enable Content button at the top to open the selection box.
  4. From the QuickBooks Tax Worksheets window, select Quarterly 941 and enter the specific quarter you have to file from last year.
  5. Click on Create Report to start manually copying the details from the Excel sheet to your form 941.

Otherwise, please visit your state website to manually download and print a copy of your CA quarterly forms.

You can check out this article that will you get a better idea about processing a federal or state form from a previous period: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1437407.

I'm confident this will help you file your 941 or state tax forms. 

Should you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach back out. I'm always glad to help. Wishing you continued success.

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Moderator

Good day, vanderloo. I'm glad you turned to the QuickBook...

Good day, vanderloo.

I'm glad you turned to the QuickBooks Community for help about filing tax forms. Let's get this straightened out for you.

Are you trying to file the 941 form? To make sure you can file the 941 form for the year 2017, I'd suggest filing it through the IRS website since our forms in QuickBooks have already been updated to 2018.

You can find the previous year's 941 form through this link: List of Prior Year Forms & Pubs.

Then, use the tax form worksheet in QuickBooks to pull up the last year's 941 form details. Here's how:

  1. Go to Reports and choose Employees and Payroll.
  2. Select More Payroll Reports in Excel and click Tax Form Worksheets.
  3. Once the Excel worksheet is open, click on the Enable Content button at the top to open the selection box.
  4. From the QuickBooks Tax Worksheets window, select Quarterly 941 and enter the specific quarter you have to file from last year.
  5. Click on Create Report to start manually copying the details from the Excel sheet to your form 941.

Otherwise, please visit your state website to manually download and print a copy of your CA quarterly forms.

You can check out this article that will you get a better idea about processing a federal or state form from a previous period: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1437407.

I'm confident this will help you file your 941 or state tax forms. 

Should you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach back out. I'm always glad to help. Wishing you continued success.

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Thank You Jane. I was able to get the guidance I needed f...

Thank You Jane. I was able to get the guidance I needed fro Quickbooks payroll support.
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That's great, @vanderloo. You're always welcome here in t...

That's great, @vanderloo. You're always welcome here in the Community for any concerns you might have.

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