The free and easy way for small businesses to order 1099 forms is to do so directly online with the IRS. Obviously, you need to do this before you need to fill them out. The process typically takes up to 10 business days, so plan ahead. You need to know how many copies for which kind of 1099 form you need, so you should do a bit of preparation before sitting down to place the order.
That said, there is no reason you should wait to order 1099 forms. While many 1099 forms do not become available until late in the calendar year, the IRS lets you pre-order. Check out this IRS page as an easy way to order 1099 forms.
Understandably, there are some limits to how many 1099 forms you can receive through a direct order from the IRS. The organization usually limits the form copies it’s willing to mail to less than 1,000. Plus, large orders may require a phone call for verification. But this situation doesn’t often come up, if only because companies tend to convert to e-filing services long before their firm requires 1,000 copies or more of their 1099 forms. If you need more than 1,000 copies of a 1099, Advanced Micro Solutions can provide the tools you need to pivot to e-filing.
What to do When You Forget to Order 1099 Forms
If something goes wrong and the paper-copy filing deadline (end of February) has already passed, you’ll need to forget ordering the paper forms altogether. Instead, use e-file software to meet the later e-filing deadline that comes at the end of March. Indeed, for a lot of businesses, this is the plan from the start.
That said, if it’s mid-February and you’re looking for a last-minute paper filing solution, most office supply stores sell 1099 copies. As a matter of fact, these office supply stores do a disproportionate amount of their sales during these few weeks in which small businesses find themselves in precisely this situation. You can also visit your local IRS office and obtain a good number of free 1099 forms.
Order 1099 Forms Filing Software
If you’re wondering whether we have the kind of e-filing software necessary to take care of postponed 1099 filing, know that we do. In fact, we have multiple options. You can e-file an unlimited number of forms with the IRS for one cost-effective flat fee rate with our E-File Direct product. Yet, we also recognize that smaller and more specialized e-filing services are most cost-effectively fulfilled a la carte style. For this reason, Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) has partnered with a third-party vendor that offers precisely this type of per file software service fees.
Even most of the businesses that use paper copies to file their 1099 forms with the IRS will typically benefit from a software solution. That’s because it takes only a handful of 1099 forms to quickly realize just how tedious and time-consuming it can be to forgo data printing and forms filing software altogether. Moreover, it doesn’t take nearly the kind of investment expenditure that small business owners fear to bring this kind of software resource to your company.
Building a Strong Foundation for 1099 Forms Filing
Discover our W-2/1099 Forms Filer, and for just you can get started with our intuitive, menu-driven small business forms software. This platform also provides a sophisticated module interaction that allows your business to pick and choose which products make sense for your specific forms filing service needs:
- W-2/1099 Forms Filer (required platform)
- Payroll Module
- E-File Direct
- Affordable Care Act Filer
- 1042-S Filer
- Software-Generated Forms
- Forms Filer Plus