How to File W2 and 1099 from Different Employer

While this won’t be a problem for most, some AMS users may be curious about whether they can file W2 and 1099 from different employers. The short answer? Yes, you can file W-2 and 1099 forms from different designated employers within the AMS system. The process is easy and does not take much time.

However, if you’re searching how to complete W2 and 1099 from different employers, take a moment to ensure this is what you want to do. Our W-2/1099 Software, as well as AMS Payroll, can certainly help you, but remember that this will only be necessary in certain situations.

Why You Might Need to File W2 and 1099 from Different Employer

There are a few reasons why you may need to file W2 and 1099 from different employers within the AMS system. We’ve outlined them in the bulleted list below.

  • You own multiple business entities. Some employers who own multiple business entities may choose to do all of their accounting on a single software tool. This is possible with AMS products. If you’re filing a combination of W-2 or 1099 forms from one or more businesses, it is because you have a range of hiring needs for one or more of your businesses.
  • You provide accounting services to multiple businesses. Some provide payroll and accounting services to other business. These can be independently owned accounting firms or a single person doing accounting work for multiple parties. If this is the case, you will need to set up multiple employers within your software and complete W-2 and 1099 forms accordingly.


These are the only reasons why you may need to file W2 and 1099 forms from different employers within the AMS system. It comes down to the number of businesses or entities you are responsible for. If you do accounting work for more than one business, whether you own it or simply provide accounting service, you may need to file w2 and 1099 from different employers.

Filing W2 and 1099 From Different Employers

Our W-2/1099 software supports up to 1,999 payers and up to 99,999 recipients per payer. This means that our software tools are great options for users with multiple businesses, or perhaps accountants who oversee multiple entities. All AMS tools include easy set-up and a menu-driven, user-friendly interface. This means that keeping employers and their combination of 1099 and W-2 workers straight is extraordinarily easy. If you’re just getting started with more than one business, we recommend our W-2/1099 filer alongside AMS Payroll. When combined, these ensure that you pay the correct amount every time, withhold all necessary taxes, and distribute the correct tax and wage forms when necessary.

How to Handle W2 and 1099 Forms as a Payee

We know that most of the burden of handling W2 and 1099 forms falls on the shoulders of the payee. Increasingly, employees and contractors are receiving a combination of W2 and 1099 forms as proof of wages. If you have to file both 1099 and W-2 income, your quarterly and annual taxes will be a bit more complicated than usual.

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.