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Version: 1.7.1


Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, is an IRS form used by employers to report the taxes they withhold from their employees' paychecks. These taxes include Federal Income Taxes, Social Security taxes, and Medicare taxes. The employer must file this form with the IRS every quarter. TaxBandits API supports 941 filing for the current and 2 previous tax years.

Form 941 endpoints:​

You can use the following endpoints to complete the 941 filing.


In order to use the following endpoints, you must call the Auth method to get the access token. This access token must be supplied in the request header as the ‘Bearer‘ token. Refer to OAuth 2.0 Authentication for more information on JWT authentication.

  • Create - To create Form 941 for the respective quarter.
  • Update - To make changes to an existing Form 941.
  • Transmit - To transmit the 941 to the IRS.
  • Status - To check the status of the 941 after transmission. (As an alternative, you can configure Webhooks for E-file Status Change)

Signature Endpoints:

Based on the type of filer you are, you can use any of the following endpoints to sign 941 returns.

  • DownloadForm8453EMP (Applicable to CPA and Software Providers) - Used to download the 8453-EMP form generated by TaxBandits API for the RecordId.
  • UploadForm8453EMP - To upload the signed 8453-EMP form to our system.
  • DownloadForm8879EMP (Applicable to ERO) - Used to download the 8879-EMP form generated by TaxBandits API for the RecordId.

Reporting Agents who use RA-PIN while creating Form 941. Also, the filers who use Online Signature PIN can provide it while creating Form 941.

Other 941 Endpoints:

You can use any of the following endpoints based on your needs.

  • GetPDF - Used to obtain the Form 941 PDFs as a Zip file via Webhook. You will have to configure the Webhook in Settings to receive the PDF.
  • ValidateForm - To validate the field-level specifications of Form 941 before creating the form.
  • Validate - To audit the created Form 941 data before transmission to the IRS.
  • List - To list all Form 941 for a submission or employer.
  • Get - To retrieve the information from the 941 form created.
  • Delete - To delete the 941 returns created.