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remedyskincarecenter
Level 1

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

I have enhanced Payroll through Quickbooks Desktop 2019.  I tried filing my Q1 2020 payroll taxes, using Form 941 and got this error, I suppose because the Payroll program was updated to use the new form for covid specific items:

"You cannot file a return for 1st quarter 2020. Form 941 is for the current tax year, quarters 2, 3 and 4. Quickbooks only stores one version of the federal 941 tax form"

 

But we were given extra time to file Q1 taxes so how do I do that (we are efilers.)  Anyone have a solution to this? 

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KathyS296
Level 4

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

IRS has only released a DRAFT NOT FOR FILING of the 941 form at this time. As soon as the final form is released QB will automatically download the form for you to file. I have not received any notice regarding when the final form is expected.

 

If this solves your problem please mark it solved.

juliepierson
Level 1

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

I am having the same trouble.  I can not find the Q1 941 2020 form available anywhere.  I can find prior years but nothing else for this year other than the Q2-4 version that is still a draft.  If anyone can find it I would appreciate a link too!!

 

 

MaryAnn_E
QuickBooks Team

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

I'm here to provide some insights about preparing your form in QuickBooks, @juliepierson.

 

To view the 941 forms for quarter one of 2020, let’s get the newest payroll tax table in QuickBooks Desktop Payroll to refresh your payroll settings. This way, you'll have the most current and accurate rates and calculations for supported state and federal tax tables, payroll tax forms, and payment options. 

 

  1. Go to the Employees menu.
  2. Choose Get Payroll Updates.
  3. Click the Download Entire Update radio button.
  4. Select Download Latest Update. A pop-up window will appear once the download is complete.

 

You can check this article for more information about the newest payroll tax table in QuickBooks Desktop: 

 

Please leave your comment in the reply button below if you need further assistance. We are always here to help. 

 

SJudge1
Level 1

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

I'm having the same problem even after downloading the update.  How do we file 2020 Q1 941?

CKarrie
Level 1

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

I cannot find 2020 Q1 941 either, any new information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Maybelle_S
QuickBooks Team

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

Hello there, @SJudge1.

 

Currently, the IRS updated the final version of Form 941, which has also affected the form for the first quarter.

 

To file the Q1 Form 941, you can select the Quarterly Form 941/Sch. B-Employer's Quarterly Federal in QuickBooks.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to the Employees menu and select Payroll Center.
  2. Select the File Forms tab.
  3. Click Quarterly Form 941/Sch. B-Employer's Quarterly Federal.
  4. Select the Quarter drop-down arrow and choose the Last Calendar Quarter.
  5. From the Quarter Ending, choose 3/31/2020 and then click OK.
  6. Click the Next button at the bottom of the Payroll Tax Form window.
  7. From the Report for this Quarter of 2020, select the January, February, March checkbox.
  8. Click on Next once done.

You can also check this handy article about troubleshooting amounts in Form 941/Sch. B - Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return for additional reference.

 

You can check this article for more information about the newest payroll tax table in QuickBooks Desktop: 

Please leave your comment in the reply button below if you need further assistance. We are always here to help. 

remedyskincarecenter
Level 1

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

still receiving the same error, even after updating.    I see on the irs website that the first quarter is not selectable on the pdf form there, so maybe the irs hasn't released an updated form yet

AileneA
QuickBooks Team

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

 Hi there, @remedyskincarecenter

 

As of this moment, the IRS releases a 941 draft form as IRS has not released the finalized form yet. 

 

You can follow my colleague's steps above on how to file the Q1 Form 941 once the IRS finalized it.  

  

You can check out these articles for the latest payroll news and tax updates in QuickBooks Desktop: 

 

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us here in Community if you have further questions about form filling. I'll be happy to assist you. Have a great day!

debbiep1
Level 1

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

After wasting 2 days, I found this link thru Microsoft edge. I even emailed the IRS, they couldn't help.

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/f941_accessible.pdf

 

I was able to fill out on the computer print and mail, to file, not ideal but you could put that task behind you.

 

Zero help from any software or irs person.

Best of luck.

MAWcow
Level 1

How to Submit Form 941 Q1 2020 In Quickbooks Desktop - Only New Version is available

Thank you so much for your help.  It ended my frustration and nightmare with attempting to file a delinquent first quarter 2020 form 941.  

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