What You Need to Know before You Download 1099 Forms

The ability to download 1099 forms is such a convenient resource that even partial solutions can be incredibly helpful. Unfortunately, downloading these forms is not really a comprehensive answer to your accounting and tax filing needs. That’s because there are certain limitations on what you can do with downloaded forms. Likewise, there’s a big difference between downloading the forms and downloading software that will help you prepare, print, and file these forms. Discover what you can do, what you can’t do, and how Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) can increase your accounting efficiency and decrease the number of headaches you experience along the way.

Downloading vs. Printing 1099 Forms

It’s not that difficult to find places on the Internet to download 1099 forms, but often, you can’t simply turn these downloaded files into print copies. Basic file downloads and printer hardware does not a valid tax form make. At AMS, we’ve developed a software product, Software Generated Forms, dedicated specifically to this task. This resource can be especially helpful for generating your payroll filing forms.

With a 1099-MISC filing, things get more complicated. That’s because the IRS prohibits even software-generated forms for 1099-MISC Copy A and 1096 cover letter forms. The only way to obtain valid copies of these forms is to send away for them in advance through the mail, or by visiting the local IRS office or an affiliate organization. Some public libraries have these forms, for example.

Download 1099 Forms Software with AMS

It starts with our W-2/1099 Forms Filer platform which includes all the essential data entry, reports, printing, security, and networking features needed to prepare and print your 1099 business filings. For some companies with more modest filing needs, this platform already provides the software support you need. Additional features can be added to your software package through our powerful catalog of add-on modules:

  • W-2/1099 Forms Filer
  • Software-Generated Forms (used to download 1099 forms and print blank forms)
  • Payroll Module
  • E-File Direct
  • Affordable Care Act Filer
  • 1042-S Filer
  • Forms Filer Plus

More Downloadable Resources

In addition to downloading the software platform and catalog products themselves, there are several companion resources available from AMS that can be accessed via download. We’re committed to maintaining up-to-date software solutions for our clients, for example. Part of this commitment is the development of additional software products for new filing requirements, such as our Affordable Care Act Filer. Yet, we also provide a download update portal and notifications that ensure you always have the latest features and information at your disposal.

For specialized filing capabilities and software compatibility, we also have a Utility Download page. Moreover, the best way to see our software in action is to download our free demo. Take a tour of all the possibilities that come with our W-2/1099 Forms Filer, as well as select product modules, with this demo.

Customer Support Services

That said, we don’t rely on downloads for our customer support. Our menu-driven platform already provides intuitive operation, but we also offer a Support Knowledge Base, email communications, tech support line, and, during peak times, a Live Chat feature. If you have initial questions about which products and features make sense for your business, you can contact our Sales and Information team at anytime by calling (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.