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Powered by jforum tax help free Farm employers must keep a record of the name, permanent address, and EIN of each crew leader. Powered by jforum tax help free See Farm Crew Leaders in section 2. Powered by jforum tax help free Disregarded entities and qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs). Powered by jforum tax help free  Eligible single-owner disregarded entities and QSubs are treated as separate entities for employment tax purposes. Powered by jforum tax help free Eligible single-member entities that have not elected to be taxed as corporations must report and pay employment taxes on wages paid to their employees using the entities' own names and EINs. Powered by jforum tax help free See Regulations sections 1. Powered by jforum tax help free 1361-4(a)(7) and 301. Powered by jforum tax help free 7701-2(c)(2)(iv). Powered by jforum tax help free Photographs of missing children. Powered by jforum tax help free  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Powered by jforum tax help free Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Powered by jforum tax help free You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Powered by jforum tax help free Calendar   If any date for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. Powered by jforum tax help free A statewide legal holiday delays a filing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. Powered by jforum tax help free However, a statewide legal holiday does not delay the due date of federal tax deposits. 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