A lot of new business owners think that they can simply fill out a 1099 online and print out the information and form all at the same time. After all, what century is this? The problem is that the IRS can’t handle the crush of paper forms without an automated way of creating an electronic record of the information. For this reason, the IRS requires that paper filings be submitted on special, scannable forms.
This doesn’t mean you can’t fill out 1099 online forms at all. It just means the process is a little more complicated than finding the first online template and running to your printer. In this respect, there are two very different approaches or methods when using 1099 form software.
Online Form Preparation: Maybe you already know all about getting paper-based 1099 forms, but you still want to be able to fill out 1099 online forms and then print the information from that online document using your office printer. Handwritten record keeping? What is this, 1998?
Enter Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS). Our Forms Filer platform does precisely this type of online 1099 form preparation. In fact, it can readily import this data from your existing business accounting software. It also provides a host of powerful data entry, reporting, and printing that ensures you can quickly and accurately prepare your various 1099 forms.
E-File Solutions: Now, another way to fill out a 1099 online is to prepare the information and send it directly to the IRS. This allows you to get around those dreaded red-ink filing forms altogether. Instead, along with buying our basic Forms Filer platform, upgrade with our E-File Direct module or consider our third-party e-file service for a la carte e-file and mailing services. The thing is even when e-filing with the IRS, employers are still generally required to mail the 1099 form to their contractors/payees.
The Advantages of Working with AMS
These different online and mail-based filing options also speak to why it’s so important that 1099 software be able to accommodate what makes the most sense for your business—this year and in future years. Need to save on expenses as a small business owner with modest form filing requirements? Stick to our Forms Filer for just. As your accounting and form filing needs grow with your business, you’ll be able to bring additional software features to your AMS solution at a great price.
Check out the features and prices associated with our entire catalogue of product modules:
- W-2/1099 Forms Filer (required platform)
- Payroll Software
- Software-Generated Forms
- E-File Direct
- Affordable Care Act Filer
- 1042-S Filer
- Forms Filer Plus
For more than three decades, AMS has demonstrated excellence in providing W-2, 1099, and payroll support solutions. But we don’t rest on our laurels, either. Check out our latest edition of online 1099 software by downloading our free demo. You can buy and download our software online at any time, or if you still have lingering questions, talk to our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099.