# Instructions For Form 940 - Employer'S Annual Federal Unemployment (Futa) Tax Return - 2009 Page 8

Worksheet—Line 10
Before you begin:
Use this worksheet to figure your credit if:
some of the wages you paid were excluded from state unemployment tax, OR
you paid any state unemployment tax late.
For this worksheet, do not round your figures.
Before you can properly fill out this worksheet, you must gather this information:
Taxable FUTA wages (from line 7 of Form 940)
Taxable state unemployment wages
The experience rates assigned to you by the states where you paid wages
The amount of state unemployment taxes you paid on time. (On time means that you paid the state unemployment taxes by the due date for filing the Form 940.)
Include any state unemployment taxes you paid on nonemployees who were treated as employees by your state unemployment agency.
The amount of state unemployment taxes you paid late. (Late means after the due date for filing Form 940.)
1. Maximum allowable credit — Enter line 7 from Form 940
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.054 on line 1
1.
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(Form 940, line 7 x .054 = line 1).
2. Credit for timely state unemployment tax payments — How much did you pay on time?
2.
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STOP
If line 2 is equal to or more than line 1, STOP here.
You have completed the worksheet. Leave line 10 of Form 940
blank.
If line 2 is less than line 1, continue this worksheet.
3. Additional credit — Were ALL of your assigned experience rates 5.4% or more?
If yes, enter zero on line 3. Then go to line 4 of this worksheet.
If no, fill out the computations below. List ONLY THOSE STATES for which your assigned experience rate for any part of the
calendar year was less than 5.4%.
State
Computation rate
Taxable state
The difference between 5.4%
unemployment wages at
assigned experience rate
experience rate
(.054 – .XXX (assigned
experience rate) = computation
rate)
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3.
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If you need more lines, use another sheet and include those
Total
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Enter the total on line 3.
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4. Subtotal (line 2 + line 3 = line 4)
4.
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STOP
If line 4 is equal to or more than line 1, STOP here.
You have completed the worksheet. Leave line 10 of Form 940 blank.
If line 4 is less than line 1, continue this worksheet.
5. Credit for paying state unemployment taxes late:
5a. What is your remaining allowable credit? (line 1 – line 4 = line 5a)
5a.
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5b. How much state unemployment tax did you pay late?
5b.
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5c. Which is smaller, line 5a or line 5b? Enter the smaller number here.
5c.
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5d. Your allowable credit for paying state unemployment taxes late (line 5c x .90 = line 5d)
5d.
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6. Your FUTA credit (line 4 + line 5d = line 6)
6.
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STOP
If line 6 is equal to or more than line 1, STOP here.
You have completed the worksheet. Leave line 10 of Form 940 blank.
If line 6 is less than line 1, continue this worksheet.
Enter line 7 from this worksheet on
7.
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line 10 of Form 940.
Do not attach this worksheet to your Form 940. Keep it for your records.
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