Business Preparer /Business-Preparer.html This describes the process for filing returns using 941Express as a Business Preparer. 941 e-file 940 e-file after the fact payroll returns business preparer who is a business preparer a business preparer is one to files returns for a single, or muiltple companies but is not the owner, or legally responsible for the returns this person is typically an employee of this company whose job responsibility is for filing returns for multiple ein s under that organization a business preparer can purchase a license for 941express that allows them to act as a third party designee for these e-filed returns this license costs $15 00 per year and is available in the software, or in our online store the 3rd party designee pin is a 5 digit number established by the business preparer, but allows them to talk with the irs about the submitted returns by disclosing the pin to an irs representative what is a 3rd party designee a 3rd party designee is a person who is filing a return for a business, but may not be a business principle or the owner of the company typically, the irs will not talk to an employee of a company about a tax related matter the 3rd party designee pin allows that person to provide information to the irs that they can confirm and verify that you are capable of having a tax related discussion with the bureau on behalf of the company the process for filing returns as a business preparer after downloading our windows software product you can use 941express after you enter you complete the information in the company database this requires a 10 digit pin that is obtained from the irs if you have a pin already, then you can use our product immediately to file your business returns if you don t, then follow the procedure listed below to register for your pin it will come in the mail in roughly 7-10 days after completing the registration a business preparer will likely be filing for more than 1 company, and must have an online pin for each ein they are filing returns for how to register for an online filing pin download and install the 941express software product to your windows machine open the software, and choose the file menu, and then view company database now, go to the company menu at the top of the window and choose the option for new company this will open up access to the data entry fields enter your company information into the software including your e-mail address and business contact information do not put anything in the online pin field once this is completed, click < keep> on the toolbar and then save company database next, go to the company menu and choose the option for register for irs e-file this option will send your data in an encrypted manner to lewis software associates, llc we will take this information and send it to the irs pricing for business taxpayers and preparers a business taxpayer can use our 941express software without registration you are only required to pay for each return filed which is collected by our web site after transmission the pricing model is as shown in the table below type of return period of return price of return 940 yearly $7 00 per filing 941 w/schedule b quarterly $7 00 per filing 944 yearly $7 00 per filing any return type with payment included quarterly or yearly $9 00 per filing accepted methods of payment lewis software associates, llc can accept payments in the following methods credit cards - mastercard, visa, american express and discover direct debit - we can debit your checking account directly if you complete our direct debit form and provide a copy of a voided check faxed to our office at 301 386-3873 the fee for returned deposits or checks is $15 00 on top of the amount due invoice - we can invoice customers for 1 year of service if desired please send the billing contact for the invoice via e-mail to support@lswonline com and we will send the invoice for the first year of service the invoice should be satisified prior to the filing of your first return paypal - we can accept any type of paypal payments as well