Created with Sketch.Learn about PPP and Loan Forgiveness, stay informed with the latest changes.
Created with Sketch.Need help with 1099's or other Year End topics? Visit our Year End Resources page.
Created with Sketch.New to QuickBooks or using a new product? Visit our Get Started resource page to help you get going.
Created with Sketch.Need to make changes to your account? Visit the Account Manager Portal.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Level 1

Why can't I file 941 for 2nd quarter? This is the message I receive when I try to file the form: "This form will be available soon. Please check back later."

 
5 Comments
Community Champion

Why can't I file 941 for 2nd quarter? This is the message I receive when I try to file the form: "This form will be available soon. Please check back later."

The updated forms have been released by the IRS and desktop versions of Quickbooks already have the new form available.  Changes to the form incorporate sections fro FFCRA paid leave and also deferrals of employer SS.  No software company can release any new or updated IRS form until it is approved by the IRS so my guess would be that /Intuit online payroll has yet to receive the go ahead from the IRS for their form.

 

In the meantime you are free to download the current form from irs.gov, fill it out, and spend 55 cents to mail it in.

Level 3

Why can't I file 941 for 2nd quarter? This is the message I receive when I try to file the form: "This form will be available soon. Please check back later."

@john-pero The only problem with your suggestion to manually, snail-mail file is that I (and many of us here) are paying QBO a monthly fee to e-file.  As of yet, we still cannot access and e-file our 2020 Q2 Form 941 which is due 7/31/20. Sure, manual filing is a last resort. 

Community Champion

Why can't I file 941 for 2nd quarter? This is the message I receive when I try to file the form: "This form will be available soon. Please check back later."

@LAC1 Then you and all the others in the same boat need to call your congressmen and congresswomen and have them all call Treasury to fast track the form approval.

 

From filing the desktop payroll version without a hitch, but seeing the extra almost page that most will skip over (FFCRA and FTE retention credits) the form itself is much changed and it is NOT just a simple matter (although it could be) of uploading a filled in pdf or even attaching the approved desktop version pdf to the onli e payroll.

 

My final suggestion for the future for those that can, switch back to desktop QB with desktop payroll. If you do not require multiple users on multiple devices ddsktop is far less expensive

Level 1

Why can't I file 941 for 2nd quarter? This is the message I receive when I try to file the form: "This form will be available soon. Please check back later."

QB originally did not have a provision set up in the system to track the deferred taxes.  Instead I was instructed to manually input tax payments for those amounts to trick the system into not filing.  When it came time to file the 941, those manual payments were not tracked. QB has still not updated the 2nd quarter 941 to move those dollars into the correct box.  I had to manually file my 941, but would like to get the QBO payroll updated for the manual filing.  Any suggestions?  Calls to support take way to long to get a resolution.

QuickBooks Team

Why can't I file 941 for 2nd quarter? This is the message I receive when I try to file the form: "This form will be available soon. Please check back later."

Thanks for joining these thread, @MNewc.

 

Currently, we can’t provide a specific date as to when the new Form 941 for Q2 2020 will be available in QuickBooks Online (QBO). Rest assured our engineering team is working diligently to make this available as soon as possible.

 

To learn about any news and updates about the 941 Quarterly forms in QBO, you can refer to this short article: Forms unavailable (blocked) - Federal and State Forms.

 

Let me also share with you this article that you can use for reference in filing your tax return: About Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return.

 

Feel free to leave a reply below if you have other questions or concerns about filing 941 in QBO. I’d be more than happy to help you. 

Sign in for the best experience
Ask questions, get answers, and join our large community of QuickBooks users.
Sign In / Sign Up

Need to get in touch?

Contact us