Form 944-X is an important form for most small businesses. Everybody makes mistakes, especially if a business doesn’t have the accounting support it needs. Most completing Form 944, which is reserved for only the smallest of businesses, don’t use comprehensive software solutions for payroll-related accounting – they just don’t have a large enough staff to justify the investment. Unfortunately, when a business doesn’t have the support it needs, errors happen. Form 944-X is used to correct any errors that may have occurred on a previously filed Form 944.
Whether you need filing support or are looking for a way to prevent future 944 errors, AMS provides accessible, reasonably priced, and user-friendly software products.
How Form 944-X Works
In general, Form 944-X is straightforward. If you notice an error on a previously filed Form 944, or if the IRS notifies you of a payment discrepancy, you’ll only need to spend a few minutes correcting it. The form requires you to indicate whether you’re filing for an adjusted employment tax return or a claim. You then indicate the circumstances under which you are correcting the mistake, then record the mistakes in designated columns. You’ll need to reference the incorrect Form 944, so keep it on-hand while completing the document. Additionally, remember that you will need to provide a detailed explanation of how you determined your corrections. When finished, simply sign your name and file.
Preventing Mistakes from AMS
The adjustments and corrections made with Form 944-X are typically avoidable. Perhaps you miscalculated a figure, or maybe you forgot to include a piece of information in your year-end totals. These mistakes happen, but they can be prevented with a comprehensive accounting solution. This is exactly the service that Advanced Micro Solutions can offer.
Accounting errors typically comprise the bulk of mistakes that necessitate a Form 944-X correction. Tools from AMS automatically calculate state, local, and federal tax liability for each paycheck, ensuring you never make a mistake. This information is then stored within the system for later use. When it comes time to file your Form 944, all you need to do is access the database of payroll information from the past year, find the figures you need, and paste them in. The process is faster, easier, and more accurate.
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If you’re looking for ways to avoid needing to file Form 944-X, we recommend AMS Payroll ($129). This is the software tool that automatically calculates the required figures. However, its features are far more extensive than simply performing payroll arithmetic. The software processes both “live” and after-the-fact payroll, offers important customization through 40 user-defined fields, and supports both federal payroll forms and SUI forms for all 50 states.
Using Forms Filer Plus to Correct Your Mistake
While the best-case scenario allows users to avoid mistakes altogether, they can still happen. If you’re seeking filing support for Form 944-X, look no further than our Forms Filer Plus ($49). Users of this platform can easily enter data onto a facsimile of the form, then electronically file or print right from the software. While nobody wants to use Form 944-X, this program makes it a bit easier.