Why E-Filing and Printable Form 1099 Filing go Together

A printable form 1099 may sound like something that goes against the trend toward e-filing, but in fact, they go hand-in-hand. Here’s why: The IRS prohibits 1099 Copy A forms from being software-generated. That’s because Copy A is filed directly with the IRS, and their machines require a special red-ink copy to scan the data directly into their system. This requirement is irrelevant, however, to those companies which choose to e-file.

And yet, there are still filing rules and guidelines which require businesses to mail out a recipient copy, as well as keeping a copy for their own records. Crucially, these 1099 copies can be software-generated and, thus, printed on plain, white paper. In this way, businesses today are able to take care of all their filing needs without making a special request to send away for forms, without making a separate trip to the local IRS office, and without spending money at the local office supply store.

Alternative Approaches

A different method for printable form 1099 filing lies in first obtaining the applicable IRS forms, and then using a software companion to input and print the information on these pre-printed forms. In fact, this is the primary benefit delivered by our W-2/1099 Forms Filer. For just, you can get software support for any 1099 form. Our volume supports up to 1,999 payers and up to 99,999 payees per payer.

Those manage the accounting for larger companies are glad to hear that you can set up overnight printing for these types of high-volume filing needs. At the same time, smaller businesses invariably appreciate the intuitive, menu-driven performance. Either way, with various data entry, importing, reporting, saving, and printing features, don’t dismiss the power and value of the Forms Filer platform itself.

More Printable Form 1099 Software from AMS

In a lot of ways, our W-2/1099 Forms Filer serves both approaches. The standalone platform allows you to work with pre-printed IRS forms. Yet, it also offers advanced module interaction, which means you can add more features to your solution and do away with those red-ink paper forms. It’s part of our commitment at AMS to delivering both effective and cost-effective solutions for our clients:

Essential 1099 Software Products

  • W-2/1099 Forms Filer: (required platform)
  • E-File Direct: $154 (third-party e-file services also available)
  • Software-Generated Forms: (used to print blank forms)

Additional W-2 and Payroll Software

  • Payroll Module
  • Affordable Care Act Filer
  • 1042-S Filer
  • Forms Filer Plus

Getting Started

This AMS software for your printable form 1099 is only a quick download away. You can order a tailored software package in just minutes. Still not sure what exactly that looks like? Trying to get a better sense overall of what AMS has to offer your firm? The best way to see our software in action is to go ahead and download our free demo. You can also put any lingering questions you may have to our Sales and Information team at (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.