One of the advantages of e-filing is that, in most cases, you actually have longer to file your W-2 and 1099 type forms.
When W-2 forms are e-filed, the submission to the SSA is due on March 31st (or the next business day if March 31st falls on a weekend or holiday). You can register with the SSA and get more information at the BSO website.
When 1099 type forms are e-filed, the submission to the IRS is due on March 31st (or the next business day if March 31st falls on a weekend or holiday). In order to e-file with the IRS you will need to complete and submit form 4419. It can take up to 45 days to receive a response so you will need to apply as early as possible.
States may have different due dates and registration requirements for state submissions so AMS recommends that you contact your state for additional information.
You will likely need aW-2 software and/or a 1099 software package to aid in e-filing.
Advanced Micro Solutions’ 1099-etc software includes both W-2 software and 1099 software in one package along with optional modules including a payroll software option, AMS Payroll, and a forms filler option, Forms Filer Plus along with two e-file options: E-File Direct and E-File Services.
E-File Direct allows you to file an unlimited number of W-2 or 1099 type forms directly with the appropriate agency for a single E-file option purchase. To use E-File Direct you will need to register with the SSA and/or IRS as a transmitter.
E-File Services is through a third party transmitter and is charged on a low per-form basis rather than being an E-file option purchase. E-File Services can also print and mail forms to the preparer or client, for an additional charge per form. To use E-File Services you do not need to register with the SSA and/or IRS as a transmitter.
W-2 and 1099 information can either be entered directly on the screen in a window that looks like the form itself or imported from several outside sources including delimited text files or straight from Excel using copy and paste. You can even import from a QuickBooks or other type of print file. The recipient’s copy can be printed on pre-printed forms or on plain paper using the optional software generated forms option.
Advanced Micro Solutions offers a free DEMO so that you can be sure that our software will work for you. Free Technical Support is offered Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM central time, with extended hours in January and April.