Many employers hire third-party payroll service providers to perform their payroll processing functions and tax-related duties, including making employment tax deposits.
Watch Monitoring your outsourced payroll duties on EFTPS to learn about:
- Using an EFTPS Inquiry PIN to monitor tax deposits
- The benefits of creating a separate EFTPS account
- Setting up EFTPS notifications
The employer, generally, remains liable for any unpaid employment taxes, including any penalties and interest resulting from any underpayment, even if they use a third-party payroll service provider. Note, this may not apply to employers using Certified Professional Employer Organizations (CPEO).