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How to File Your Form 8974: TriNet

How to File Your Form 8974 with TriNet 

Summary: 

  • The IRS requires that you file Form 8974 the quarter after you file your income tax return with Form 6765 attached.
  • You must submit Form 8974 to TriNet within 2 months of the quarter’s close in which your Form 6765 was filed. TriNet may not be able to process your credits if you miss the deadline.
  • You must sign TriNet’s Path Act Addendum.
  • Some of the information below is sourced from TriNet and may not reflect TriNet’s latest changes.

Steps:

1. First, file your income tax return with Form 6765 attached

2. Then, locate the Form 8974 generated by Neo.Tax, and complete Part 1 columns C and E using information provided in Form 6765

3. Send Form 6765 and Form 8974 to TrinetPathAct@Trinet.com with the following information:

  • Subject line: IRS PATH Act R&D payroll tax credit
  • Your company name and the contact information of a company officer
  • Contact email and phone number of a company employee
  • Your TriNet 3-digit company ID

4. TriNet requires an authorized person in the company to sign a Path Act Addendum via DocuSign.

5. Once TriNet receives your R&D credit refund from the IRS, the credit will be reflected as a line item in your next TriNet invoice. 

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