Let's file a zero wage 941 in QuickBooks Desktop by following the steps shared by my colleague, @Jen_D, to this thread.
To reiterate the workaround, you can pull up a zero wage 941 for printing in QuickBooks Desktop. First, create a dummy employee and then process a 0 Net check that can be deleted after pulling up the form.
On the paycheck, add a penny rate and a deduction with the same amount to get a zero net pay. Here's a screenshot:
Ensure to match the date of the check to the period you are printing. Then, pull up the report in the FileForms window. The 941 form should open a zero wage form like this (make sure to override & change wages, line 2, to 0 & delete 0s from lines 5a & 5d):