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Version: 1.7.3


If you are a reporting agent filing 941 Schedule R on behalf of a client, the client must sign 941 Schedule R. This can be done using Form 8453EMP.

You can use this endpoint to download the 8453EMP Form (with reference to the RecordId) and send it to the client. The client, in turn, will sign the form and return it to you. You can then use the UploadForm8453Emp endpoint to upload the signed form to TaxBandits API.


In order to use this endpoint, you must have specified the Signature Type as “FORM 8453 EMP” in the Create request of 941 Schedule R.

The response will return the PDF in a byte array encoded in base64 in the response. You'll need to convert this byte array to a PDF file format. Below is an example code snippet for reference.

The IRS has removed the COVID-related fields in Form 941 Sch R for tax year 2024. To refer to the documentation of Form 941 Sch R for tax year 2023,click here.

GET Form941SCHR/DownloadForm8453EMP 
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Request Params

SubmissionIdGuidUnique identifier of a submission
RecordIdGuidUnique identifier of a record.

Request Params


Response Body

StatusCodenumberReturns the HTTP status codes like 200,300 etc.
StatusNamestringName of the status code.
StatusMessagestringDetailed status message.
RecordIdGuidUnique identifier of a record.
Form8453EMPbyte[]Pulls the byte array of Form-8453 pdf records with Success and Error statuses.
Errorsobject[]Shows detailed error information.
    IdstringReturns the validation error id.
    NamestringName of the validation error.
    MessagestringDescription of the validation error.

Response JSON

"StatusCode": 200,
"StatusName": "Ok",
"StatusMessage": "Successful API call",
"RecordId": "36667433-4ce9-4c35-a44d-466827c87381",
"Form8453EMPPdf": "JVBERi0xLjMKJcO==",
"Errors": null