Form 8453-EMP - E-file Declaration for Employment Tax Returns

Greg Hatfield Updated by Greg Hatfield

Use Form 8453-EMP to:

  • Authenticate any electronic employment tax return in the Form 940, 941, 943, 944, or 945 series of returns;
  • Authorize the ERO, if any, to transmit via a third-party transmitter;
  • Authorize the intermediate service provider (ISP) to transmit via a third-party transmitter if you're filing online (not using an ERO); and
  • Provide the taxpayer’s consent to authorize an electronic funds withdrawal for payment of federal taxes owed.

Click the link to see the form instructions.

Data may be imported from saved Form 940, 941, 943, 944, 945, 941-X, 943-X, or 945-X. Select IMPORT from the menu to import from the selected form. The user must complete the portions of the forms that were not filled in by the import routine.

Use a scanner to create a Portable Document Format (PDF) file of the completed and signed form.  Before creating your 941 submission file in the E-File Federal Employment Tax Returns module, be sure to select Form 8453-EMP for you signature method:

When you create your submission file, it will alert you to ATTACH your PDF file of Form 8453-EMP.

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