The IRS released a revised Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, and its instructions to be used beginning with the second quarter of 2020 (due July 31, 2020). The form has been updated to accommodate reporting of COVID-19-related employment tax credits and other relief.

The revised Form 941 includes lines to report the:

  • Credit for qualified sick leave and expanded family and medical leave wages
  • Employee retention credit
  • Deferrals of the employer share of social security tax during the quarter
  • Credits received from filing Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19, for the quarter

The revised instructions include a new Worksheet 1, which will be used to figure the credit for qualified sick and family leave wages. The credit will then be reported on Lines 11c and 13d of the Form 941.