What You Need to Know before You Buy 1099 Forms

The first thing you should know before you buy 1099 forms is that you don’t have to! With our W-2/1099 Forms Filer and E-File Software, you can submit your filing forms directly to the IRS. Now for those business owners and accountants who have been through the ringer before, you may say, hey, wait a minute, what about Copy B?

It’s true that you may not be able to completely eliminate paper copies. Unless your recipient explicitly says it’s okay to submit the form electronically, you need to mail out a paper copy. And yet, there’s still a very strong reason to think about investing in our E-File Software….

Why the IRS Filing Form Copy is Different

It has to be scannable. You didn’t think the IRS entered all the information for every single US payer and payee manually did you? They feed the forms through a special scanner. Likewise, the forms use a special red-ink that is uniquely compatible with the IRS scanners. Of course, the information doesn’t need to be scanned into digital form, if that’s how it arrives. This is why it’s such a big advantage to e-file directly with the IRS. Even if you still have to submit and mail out paper copies to your payees/recipients, you can take care of this requirement using forms printed on plain, white paper.

Software Generated Forms with a Payroll Tie-In

And that’s key. While the IRS prohibits software-generated forms for their direct Copy A form, there’s no such prohibition on the other copies. Simply put, with our Software-Generated Forms product, you can print an unlimited number of blank Copy B, Copy C, and Copy 2 forms which you can then use for the rest of your forms filing requirements.

Buy 1099 Forms Software from AMS

  • W-2/1099 Forms Filer (required platform)
  • E-File Direct (file an unlimited number of forms for one low price)
  • E-File Services—(third-party vendor with per form filing fees)
  • Software-Generated Forms

More Software Products from AMS

  • Payroll Module
  • Affordable Care Act Filer
  • 1042-S Filer
  • Forms Filer Plus

More Information about How to Buy 1099 Forms

Still looking to buy 1099 forms as a small business solution? We offer more practical tips and office supply store information here.

The truth is that, while more and more of our business customers have been choosing add-on e-filing and forms printing software, many of our customers do source their own forms. Our standalone platform solution is capable of handling all your data management, form preparation, and information printing. To this point, if you have more modest filing needs—say a handful or a dozen filing forms—you can get the forms sent to you for free directly from the IRS. Then, just use our platform software, and you can comply with your filing requirements at a great price.

Ready to do more than just buy 1099 forms? Buy your AMS software directly online, download our free demo, or call 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.