What does each employee payroll tax form cover?

Get to know the basics of five standard employee payroll tax forms and how you can use them.

They say two things in life are inevitable: death and taxes. If you’re running a business or even just the HR department, tax forms may feel just as foreboding as their grim counterpart in that phrase. But chin up, we’re here to take the anxiety out of employee payroll tax forms so you can fearlessly face the IRS come tax time.

What are the primary employee payroll tax forms?

The IRS issues five standard employee payroll tax forms. Each one has a different function, and which ones you use will depend on what kind of employees work for your business.

The five most common forms and their functions are:

While this alphabet soup of forms may seem intimidating at first, with some basic organization, you can easily tackle them and keep both your employees and the IRS happy year after year. Discover what more you can do with Adobe Sign to simplify the hiring process.