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Types of Quarterly Payroll Reports. Payroll reports reflect wages paid, exclusive of any accruals. Related Articles. Employers must submit periodic payroll reports to the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authority. Although the reports may be annual, quarterly payroll reports are more common. In addition, some annual reports require that employers make quarterly deposits, requiring internal payroll reports to ensure that the entire liability is paid by year-end. The IRS regulates the requirements for federal tax reports, but reporting guidelines vary by state. Federal Payroll Tax Return. Federal Unemployment Tax. State Payroll Tax. In states with an income tax, employers must typically file quarterly payroll returns to report the amount of state income tax withheld from employees. The due date varies by state. For example, Washington requires employers to file a report by the end of the month following the end of the quarter, while Maryland requires the report no later than the 15th of the month after a quarter ends. Employers must contact their state tax commission to determine requirements. State Unemployment Tax. About the Author. Jeffrey Joyner has had numerous articles published on the Internet covering a wide range of topics. He studied electrical engineering after a tour of duty in the military, then became a freelance computer programmer for several years before settling on a career as a writer. As of 2016. Go to the information you saved as unfinished My e-Services. Report Payroll. Reporting Payroll.