How to correct filed 941 line 4 that was not checked and should have been?

After receiving notice from IRS indicating line 4 was unchecked therefore taxes and penalties due,

Is 941X the form to use and just write an explanation in the last section?

Who might know the correct procedure for this?

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Oct 05, 2018
by: Anonymous

Did not check line 4 on 941. Can this be corrected by using 941-X?

Oct 07, 2018
Contact Tax Professional to File 941X
by: Vickey

You will file a 941X to correct not checking that line 4 box. I had to file one for the same reason. I was staying with my husband in an extended hospital stay and the church secretary forgot to check that box.

It's been so many years now, I don't remember the exact steps ...but I DO remember that it was NOT easy!

So, I recommend you hire a tax professional to file the 941(s).

If you can't do that ...then call that number on the IRS notice and see if the rep can help you complete the 941x...but look at it first and have a written copy when you call so you can take notes on each section.

Jan 25, 2022
941, line 4 not checked, please help
by: Anonymous

I am having the same problem. I don't know how to fill out the 941-x though. Can anyone go through this with me. The church received a letter stating we owe for the social security and medicare and we don't. That's when I found my error. The form just confuses the snot out of me.

Apr 19, 2022
941x for forgetting to check box 4
by: Bee

Hi ,
Does anyone have an answer yet for forgetting to check box 4 on the 941 form. I did this for quarter 4 of 2022 . I have waited through hours of holds with the IRS two times and was given two completely different answers. Even they don’t know how to complete there own forms. I have read the instructions but there is no clear cut answer for this correction. Any input would be appreciated.

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Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to IRS Form 941.

If you want to DIY your payroll, I highly recommend you look at using Gusto! It is very user friendly and their support is awesome! Plus they know how to set up and maintain payrolls for churches and nonprofit organizations.

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