The best 1099 preparation software starts working long before you submit your tax returns to the IRS, as well as the local and state tax authorities. Before you can e-file your 1099s, you have to prepare the forms themselves. That’s why every software solution from AMS starts with the W2—1099 Forms Filer. Too many problems arise from an incompatibility of basic forms filing and e-file software. Get rid of these troubles and discover a more efficient way to organize, manage and e-file all your 1099 forms and related filing requirements.
Discover the features and benefits that come with our intuitive, menu-driven 1099 preparation software:
- Data Entry: Take care of all your W-2, W-3 and 1099 forms. Get support for up to 99,999 employees/recipients per payer. Enter data through a spreadsheet format as well as an entry screen that resembles the actual forms. A Common Payee File eliminates a huge amount of duplicate data entry. Data can be imported from a variety of sources and is automatically saved.
- Printing and Reports: Completed forms can be printed on pre-printed, easily aligned forms. Most forms can be software generated (purchase of Software Generated Forms required). Print tables, worksheets, client letter, recipient lists, and mailing labels. Set up large batch print jobs. Look at SSN and TIN hash totals for checking data accuracy.
- Additional Features: Free network installation. Multiple PC installation. SSN verification files. Use of encrypted PDF files. Payer backup and restore is also available.
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Limitations of 1099 Preparation Software
As powerful as our 1099 preparation software is, you may not be able to handle all your 1099 forms filing electronically. Unfortunately, this is out of our control. The IRS prohibits software-generated forms from being used for 1096 and 1099 Copy A forms. Get the forms mailed to you far in advance or pick them up at your local IRS office. Don’t wait until the last minute. This isn’t something you want to mess around with; according to the IRS, “a penalty may be imposed for filing with the IRS information return forms that can’t be scanned.”
These types of limitations also help explain why even the most reliable software needs to have strong customer support. If you have any questions about which add-on software modules make sense for your business, contact our Sales and Information team at (800) 536-1099. If any questions come up down the road, you can also reach out to our tech support line, email communications, and our Live Chat feature (when active).
Multiple 1099 E-File Software Options
AMS offers two separate options so that our clients can take care of e-filing their tax returns in a way that makes the most sense for their business. Looking to find a software solution that will enable you to e-file a larger volume of 1099 forms at a better price? Consider the AMS E-File Direct module for $154. Looking to take care of smaller 1099 e-filing needs without sinking even more of your time into tax season? Consider our third-party e-file software vendor.