File 1099-MISC electronically with greater efficiency and reliability, year in and year out, with Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) and our W-2/1099 Forms Filer. This software solution provides a wide range of software support and essential data entry, printing, and reporting features. It also creates advanced module interaction that enables our customers to select the precise filing forms support they need at great prices and at nearly unlimited volumes. (Some larger accounting firms may be interested in knowing, for example, that the AMS platform offers support for up to 9,999 payers and up to 99,999 payees per payer.)
One of the easiest ways to reduce the stress of tax season is to not wait till the last minute. So, ideally, you’ll have the information you need ready to go to file 1099-MISC electronically. Easier said than done, we know. But it’s also true that, no matter when you organize and report your 1099 and related business filings, you don’t want it to take longer than it has to. Especially not when increased filing efficiency is accessible with our high-performance, cost-effective software.
Dates to File 1099-MISC Electronically
If you’re an independent contractor or some other type of payee, the date to file 1099-MISC electronically is often April 15th, or whatever mid-April date the IRS has designated as tax day. In 2016, that date is Monday April 18th. When we last checked on 2017, a final decision was still being made between the 17th and 18th.
For businesses and accounting professionals who initiate the 1099 filings and report these forms directly to the IRS, the dates are little trickier, though not too much. That’s because there’s a different 1099 filing deadline for providing the recipient copy to individuals for their own filings and for directly reporting the forms to the IRS.
For more specialized filing needs see below, but here’s a quick rundown of some of the most common 1099 deadlines. Inadvertently, these deadlines also apply to most w-2 filings:
- Feb 1, 2016: Recipient copies are due.
- Feb 28, 2016: IRS reporting is due (if filing by paper).
- Mar 31, 2016: IRS reporting is due (if e-filing).
If you’re one of the few payers who are reporting substitute payments (Box 8) or gross proceeds paid to an attorney (Box 14), you have till February 15th to complete your recipient copy with this additional information—though most businesses simply take care of the entire form by February 1st.
Other Filing Deadlines
Wish there was a comprehensive set of filing deadlines you could view? Well, there is. This calendar tool provides a resource that’s especially useful for finding upcoming filing deadlines. Likewise, not all 1099-related filings are actual 1099 forms. Take a look at the following software products for additional software support:
- 1042-S Filer: For all your filings related to payments made to foreign persons/foreign institutions.
- ACA Filer: For your 1094s, 1095s, and filing support related to your client’s/business’s Affordable Care Act filing requirements.
- Forms Filer Plus: For all your unemployment tax filings and specialized forms filing.
AMS also offers Software-Generated Forms for extra printing capabilities and AMS Payroll for a comprehensive payroll software solution. To get started, download our software demo or contact our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099.