Federal Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information
Extracted from PDF file 2020-federal-940-schedule-a.pdf, last modified November 2020
Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction InformationSchedule A (Form 940) for 2020: 860312 Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information OMB No. 1545-0028 Department of the Treasury — Internal Revenue Service See the instructions on page 2. File this schedule with Form 940. — Employer identification number (EIN) Name (not your trade name) Place an “X” in the box of EVERY state in which you had to pay state unemployment tax this year. For the U.S. Virgin Islands, enter the FUTA taxable wages and the reduction rate (see page 2). Multiply the FUTA taxable wages by the reduction rate and enter the credit reduction amount. Don’t include in the FUTA Taxable Wages box wages that were excluded from state unemployment tax (see the instructions for Step 2). If any states don’t apply to you, leave them blank. Postal Abbreviation AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT FUTA Taxable Wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reduction Rate Credit Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Postal Abbreviation FUTA Taxable Wages NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY PR VI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reduction Rate Total Credit Reduction. Add all amounts shown in the Credit Reduction boxes. Enter the total here and on Form 940, line 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the Instructions for Form 940. Cat. No. 16997C Credit Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schedule A (Form 940) 2020 Instructions for Schedule A (Form 940) for 2020: 860412 Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information Specific Instructions: Completing Schedule A Step 1. Place an “X” in the box of every state (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) in which you had to pay state unemployment taxes this year, even if the state’s credit reduction rate is zero. Note: Don’t enter your state unemployment wages in the FUTA Taxable Wages box. Note: Make sure that you have applied for a state reporting number for your business. If you don’t have an unemployment account in a state in which you paid wages, contact the state unemployment agency to receive one. For a list of state unemployment agencies, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s website at https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/agencies.asp. Enter your total in the Credit Reduction box at the end of the line. The table below provides the two-letter postal abbreviations used on Schedule A. State Postal Abbreviation State Postal Abbreviation Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands UT VT VA WA WV WI WY PR VI Credit reduction state. For 2020, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) is the only credit reduction state. The credit reduction rate is 0.03 (3.0%). Enter the reduction rate and then multiply the total FUTA taxable wages by the reduction rate. Step 3. Total credit reduction To calculate the total credit reduction, add up all of the Credit Reduction boxes and enter the amount in the Total Credit Reduction box. Then enter the total credit reduction on Form 940, line 11. Example 1 You paid $20,000 in wages to each of three employees in State A. State A is subject to credit reduction at a rate of 0.03 (3.0%). Because you paid wages in a state that is subject to credit reduction, you must complete Schedule A and file it with Form 940. Total payments to all employees in State A . . . . . . $60,000 Payments exempt from FUTA tax (see the Instructions for Form 940) . . . . . . . . Total payments made to each employee in excess of $7,000 (3 x ($20,000 - $7,000)) . . . . . . $0 . . . $39,000 Total FUTA taxable wages you paid in State A entered in the FUTA Taxable Wages box ($60,000 - $0 - $39,000) . Credit reduction rate for State A . . $21,000 . . . . . Total credit reduction for State A ($21,000 x 0.03) . . . . $630.00 . . . . . 0.03 Don’t include in the FUTA Taxable Wages box wages in excess of the $7,000 wage base for each employee subject to state unemployment insurance in the credit CAUTION reduction state. The credit reduction applies only to FUTA taxable wages that were also subject to state unemployment tax. ! ▲ In this case, you would write $630.00 in the Total Credit Reduction box and then enter that amount on Form 940, line 11. Example 2 You paid $48,000 ($4,000 a month) in wages to Mary Smith and no payments were exempt from FUTA tax. Mary worked in State B (not subject to credit reduction) in January and then transferred to State C (subject to credit reduction) on February 1. Because you paid wages in more than one state, you must complete Schedule A and file it with Form 940. Step 2. You’re subject to credit reduction if you paid FUTA taxable wages that were also subject to state unemployment taxes in the USVI. The total payments in State B that aren’t exempt from FUTA tax are $4,000. Since this payment to Mary doesn’t exceed the $7,000 FUTA wage base, the total FUTA taxable wages paid in State B are $4,000. In the FUTA Taxable Wages box, enter the total FUTA taxable wages that you paid in the USVI. (The FUTA wage base for all states is $7,000.) However, don’t include in the FUTA Taxable Wages box wages that were excluded from state unemployment tax. For example, if you paid $5,000 in FUTA taxable wages in the USVI but $1,000 of those wages were excluded from state unemployment tax, report $4,000 in the FUTA Taxable Wages box. The total payments in State C that aren’t exempt from FUTA tax are $44,000. However, $4,000 of FUTA taxable wages was paid in State B with respect to Mary. Therefore, the total FUTA taxable wages with respect to Mary in State C are $3,000 ($7,000 (FUTA wage base) - $4,000 (total FUTA taxable wages paid in State B)). Enter $3,000 in the FUTA Taxable Wages box, multiply it by the Reduction Rate, and then enter the result in the Credit Reduction box. Attach Schedule A to Form 940 when you file your return. Page 2
2020 Schedule A (Form 940)
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|940 (Schedule R)||Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 940 Filers|
The Internal Revenue Service usually releases income tax forms for the current tax year between October and January, although changes to some forms can come even later. We last updated Federal 940 (Schedule A) from the Internal Revenue Service in January 2021.
940 (Schedule A) is a Federal Corporate Income Tax form. States often have dozens of even hundreds of various tax credits, which, unlike deductions, provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of tax liability. Some common tax credits apply to many taxpayers, while others only apply to extremely specific situations. In most cases, you will have to provide evidence to show that you are eligible for the tax credit, and calculate the amount of the credit to which you are entitled.
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