Federal Tax Filing Requirements for Employers


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As of 2018, the FUTA tax rate is _____ percent.

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1. As of 2019, Social Security is taxed at _____ percent.

2. Employers with more than $50,000 in withholdings in a lookback period must deposit taxes _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Companies that employ workers are required to withhold federal taxes on their employees' behalf using a special filing process. This quiz and worksheet take a close look at what's involved in filing federal taxes as an employer. Quiz questions examine topics like FUTA and Social Security. Also, the quiz explores forms employers use when withholding taxes and the periods during which employers are required to make tax deposits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet test your understanding of:

  • FUTA and Social Security tax percentages
  • Employer tax deposit frequency requirements
  • Forms employers with specific withholding amounts must file
  • The form used for FUTA taxes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can give you practice with these skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of federal tax requirements to identify how often employers must deposit taxes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as FUTA taxes and Social Security taxes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding filing federal taxes as an employer

Additional Learning

The lesson associated with this quiz is called Federal Tax Filing Requirements for Employers. Review this lesson to get more information about filing federal taxes as an employer, including the following:

  • The definition of payroll taxes
  • How the W-4 form is used
  • Three components of FICA
  • Why the Medicare tax is collected
  • The meaning and use of FUTA
  • How many quarters comprise a lookback period