What You Need to Know about 1099 Online Forms

1099 online forms are liable to mean very different things to different people. They might refer to forms that are downloaded purely as a reference point. They might refer to filing forms that are actually software-generated. They might refer to online services that help you obtain paper copies. They might refer to e-filing services that transmit completed forms online directly to the IRS or SSA.

Software-Generated 1099 Online Forms

In this day and age, it should be possible to download and print all the filing forms you need, right? Well, kind of. With our W-2/1099 Forms Filer platform and Software-Generated Forms, you can do this for many kinds of 1099 forms. Except Copy A. That’s because this copy—easily recognized by the special red ink that’s used—is prohibited from being software-generated because the IRS uses special scanning technology to read these forms.

With this in mind, when you’re dealing with any kind of volume for filing requirements, it can be an important efficiency only having to worry about Copy A forms. Consider the full range of software and printing capabilities that come with this module.

Making a 1099 Forms Request

Moreover, the IRS provides an easy way to send away for these forms. Take a moment and check here for instructions about having the IRS mail you the relevant copies. It can take up to 10 business days, so it’s important not to wait till the last minute. Larger form orders may require phone-based services (1-800-829-3676) and more extensive preparation and approval.

E-Filing and Mailing Services

Here’s another reason 1099 business filings can’t be completed entirely online: Recipient copies must be mailed in paper copy forms. At the same time, because many states require businesses to e-file directly with their state tax agencies, successfully complying with all your filing requirements typically involves a combination of electronic filing and paper mailing services. You can see price ranges for piecemeal services here, or you can access unlimited e-filing form services here.

The Software Solution from Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS)

The hidden resource for your 1099 online forms is the connective tissue that enables you to reliably print blank form copies, enter and transfer your data, save and report these tables and worksheets, print the information on copies, and e-file the relevant forms. All this essential functionality is delivered by the W-2/1099 Forms Filer from AMS. Through this intuitive, menu-driven platform, our business clients have full leverage over this incredibly efficient software resource. It’s also the foundational software that allows our clients to build a personalized package of add-on modules.

Software Templates for Your 1099 Online Forms

One feature we do want to highlight is the software-based templates that allow you to input your data on screens that resemble the actual forms. That said, many accounting professionals prefer our spreadsheet data entry option. Along with wide-ranging file and data importing and defined “default” values for certain fields, you’ll have all your forms completed in no time. To see for yourself what our software can do, download our free demo. Or talk to our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099.

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.