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IRS Form 941: Claiming Certain CARES Act and FFCRA Benefits

May 4, 2020

The IRS has issued a draft Form 941, for use beginning in the second quarter of 2020. The updated form includes credits from both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.

Employers seeking to utilize any of the following benefits should submit the updated Form 941:

  • Expanded emergency sick leave tax credit for qualified wages (refundable; FFCRA)
  • Expanded family medical leave tax credit for qualified wages (refundable; FFCRA)
  • Employee retention tax credit (refundable; CARES Act)
  • FICA deferral (CARES Act)

Employers should coordinate with their payroll providers to ensure the updated Form 941 is properly completed and documented. Find the draft Form 941 at the IRS website here.

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