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Why CFS Doesn't Support 941 E-File
In order for us to provide e-file support for Form 941 and other employment tax returns, it would be necessary for CFS to become an authorized IRS e-file provider, which means:
We would then be authorized to e-file tax returns on behalf of our customers, which entails some risk and would possibly require additional staff. This would force us to increase the cost of the software and/or charge a fee for each return filed, as other companies that provide this service do.
We do not feel this is warranted. While the IRS does require electronic funds transfer (EFTPS) for tax deposits of $2,500 or more, there is no requirement to e-file federal employment tax returns, and as long as it costs more to do so than to paper file, there is no incentive to offer this service. As a 2013 report by the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory put it, "The current paper process is quick, easy, and extremely low cost for taxpayers to maintain. Transitioning to e-file requires an extensive enrollment processes with the IRS, requires software considerations, and entails compliance risks. Without providing some benefit for taxpayers to transition to e-file, taxpayers are unlikely to convert..."
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