Today TaxMama hears from David in Texas who needs guidance. “In the past, I employed a domestic worker and filed taxes for her. I gave her a W2, and submitted a W3 to the IRS. The IRS automatically sent me employer forms and instruction booklets this year. However, this year I no longer employee such a worker. Do I need to do anything specific to inform the government that I no longer have a domestic worker?”
That’s a good question.
Send in the forms. Do not ignore them. Always respond to IRS letters or requests for forms.
Enter -0- in all the boxes of Form 941 -the Employer’s QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return.
On page 2, you will find Part 3, Line 18, check the box and enter the date you paid the final wages.
IRS will stop sending you the notices. See how easy that is?
You did a great job while you did have the domestic worker. Most people don’t even try. I am proud of you!
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