1099 Form Instructions for Payers and Issuers

Individual payees experience a lot of trouble with their 1099 form instructions. That said, there is a wide range of payers—businesses, contractors, realtors, attorneys, schools, as well as banks and other financial institutions—that have it even worse. Many struggle with complicated questions: How many of which type of recipient do you need to issue 1099 forms for? How many forms do you need to issue per recipient? How good has your accounting been to this point? How readily can you print accurate data on to the relevant, printed 1099 forms? This guide will walk you through basic 1099 form instructions for payers.

Basic Introduction to 1099 Form Instructions

Now, we can’t offer any sophisticated legal interpretation on the tax code. Arguably, nobody can—not with the hundreds of changes made to the tax code each year. Plus, while we do have plenty of 1099 tax expertise, we are, first and foremost, a software developer. With this in mind, the vast majority of questions about 1099 form instructions are readily answered directly through the IRS. Again, it’s really a question of discovering which 1099 form applies to the reporting and filing requirements of your business:



Our W-2/1099 Software Solutions

Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) has been providing forms filing support for more than 30 years. What sets us apart from the competition is our W-2/1099 Forms Filer. This is a powerful, easy-to-use, and cost-effective software platform that provides all the essential support you need for your W-2 and 1099 filings. The wide range of features includes:

  • Data Entry. Enter information on a screen that resembles the actual forms or a spreadsheet format. Import/transfer data from nearly any file format. Includes payer backup and restore.
  • Printing. Easy form alignment and large-batch print jobs. Print on pre-printed forms.
  • Data Reporting. Encrypted PDF files. SSN/TIN hash totals. SSN verification files. Reporting includes tables, worksheets, client letters, recipient lists, and mailing labels.

For additional data management technologies, we recommend the intuitive, menu-driven solution of our Forms Filer Plus software. Better yet, this software creates a sophisticated module interaction that allows our business clients to implement a personalized software package that meets all their payroll, accounting, and tax filing needs.


Additional Solutions from AMS

Indeed, many firms and tax entities have reporting requirements that go beyond the basic 1099 business filings. Our software tools are designed to meet the wide range of needs businesses have, no matter their size or industry. Plus, our catalogue is affordable and accessible.

W-2/1099 Forms Filer (required for other purchases)
Payroll Module
Affordable Care Act Filer
1042-S Filer
Forms Filer Plus
E-File Direct
Software-Generated Forms


Get Started with AMS

Interested in learning more about what our software has to offer your business? The best way to see our software in action is to download the free software demo. Our Support Knowledge Base is also a great resource to ensure that you can quickly and completely leverage your new software features. You can also troubleshoot on the fly during peak filing season by using AMS’s Live Chat feature.

Have lingering questions about your 1099 form instructions and how our software solution can help you comply with business filing requirements more efficiently and cost-effectively? Don’t hesitate to contact our Sales and Information at (800) 536-1099. You can also reach out to us via email.

Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.