For very small businesses, Form 944 is one of the most important federal documents you’ll need to file. The form, also known as the Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Return, is designed for the smallest of employers to file only once each year, rather than filing every quarter. Businesses who need to use Form 944 include those whose annual tax liability for social security, Medicare, and withheld federal income tax is $1,000 or less. In most cases, this means the business will have just a few employees.

While those completing Form 944 won’t need to keep track of dozens or hundreds of workers, they’ll still need to spend some time on this form. The document requires users to input all wages, tips, and other compensation, as well as taxes withheld, total taxable wages, and their tax deposit schedule. Whether you have 1 or 100 employees, this means you’ll need to reach into accounting databases to pull necessary information.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to upgrade your payroll or accounting methods, Form 944 provides a good opportunity to do so. Software from Advanced Micro Solutions is user-friendly and well-suited for small businesses. If you want to save time and stress on your federal and state taxes, this is a great option.


How AMS Supports Form 944

To complete Form 944, you’ll need a few pieces of information: your total wages and other compensation, taxable wages, and any adjustments. If you have a robust accounting system, this information is easily accessible. Unfortunately, most businesses needing to complete Form 944 don’t have this type of program in place. AMS can help change that.

AMS Payroll is an excellent option for those seeking help with Form 944. The software is equipped to both calculate and record payroll. This includes automatically calculating state and federal withholding, and this information can then be used to complete form 944 once filing season rolls around. If you’re looking for a less comprehensive solution, our Forms Filer Plus software may better suit your needs. This program allows users to complete forms within the software and file online. While it will not perform calculations, this can be a good option for businesses not looking for a payroll solution.

More Software Tools from AMS

If your small business is looking for Form 944 support, you may need a payroll or form filing system upgrade. Even the smallest of businesses can benefit from tax and wage software support, and products from Advanced Micro Solutions are designed with small businesses in mind. Rest assured that our products will streamline and simplify your accounting, no matter how many employees you have.

Both AMS Payroll and our Forms Filer Plus modules offer comprehensive Form 944 support. However, you may want to consider adding a module to create a complete accounting system. AMS has a comprehensive catalogue designed to suit your needs.


Whether you need Form 944 support or something else, AMS is here to support all your small business needs.