Is There a W2 Self Employed Tax Form?

Employers sometimes think there is a W2 form they use for self employed workers, but the reality is that there is no W2 self employed tax form. A review of how self employed individuals pay taxes to the IRS may be useful for understanding how an employer handles reporting the wages they pay to people […]

W2 Record Retention Guidelines You Should Know for Tax Season

Employers need to follow W2 record retention guidelines to remain in good standing with the IRS. With tax season around the corner, you may be looking for a reminder of the retention guidelines for your tax forms. In the event that the IRS requests old tax records or you need to produce them for your […]

What are the Self Employed 1099 or W2 Filing Guidelines?

When tax season rolls around, everyone needs to know the self employed 1099 or w2 requirements. Like with everything, the Internal Revenue Service has strict guidelines concerning self employed workers. Knowing the self employed guidelines is perhaps more crucial now than ever before. In the third quarter of 2020, we saw self employment skyrocket to […]

Do Contractors Get W2 Forms?

If your business used a contractor during the tax season, you may wonder when do contractors get W2 forms versus 1099s. It is not common to file a W2 for a contractor, but there are some unique circumstances when it is appropriate. We will cover those situations so that you know how to handle any […]

How Household Employers Can Create W2 Forms on Your Own

As a household employer, you likely appreciate flexibility to create W2 forms on your own. But you might not know where to start. There are some online options that allow you to create the forms for free. However, those options are not always as reliable as a software tool like AMS. We will explain the […]

Can an Employee Receive a W-2 AND a 1099?

Yes, an employee can receive a W2 and a 1099, but it should be avoided whenever possible. That’s because this type of situation is a red flag and frequently results in a response from the IRS seeking further information. It also takes unusual circumstances for this type of dual filing to be legitimate. In many […]

What is Form 1099-MISC?

Form 1099-MISC is an important form for independent contractors. It reports the total number of payments received from a single entity (a person or company) during the calendar year in which services were provided. The IRS requires that any company that pays an independent contractor to report the worker and that payment on a 1099-MISC, […]

How do I print W-2’s to the manual feed tray?

At the W-2/1099 Forms Filer Menu select Options>Printer Settings. On the Printer Device and Codes screen add the following command to the Forms line to use the manual tray. This code, taken from the Help screen is: /I2. The Forms line should be: /E#/I2. Please call AMS Technical Support for additional information.