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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Accounting by Lita Epstein, Shellie L. Moore

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Making Payroll Tax Deposits

Although most state and federal tax reports are filed quarterly, you pay your employer taxes more regularly than that unless your total tax liability for the quarter is under $2,500. The only exception is federal unemployment tax reports, which are filed annually. Federal unemployment taxes are paid quarterly, but if your quarterly liability is below $100 you don’t need to pay unemployment taxes until the liability is above $100. If your annual liability is below $100, you can pay that amount when you file the annual report.
How often you need to pay taxes depends on the size of your payroll. The following sections explain how you go about paying employer taxes. The next chapter covers the details of filing tax reports. ...

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