Best Ways to E File W2 and 1099 Forms

If you are still filing your taxes by hand each year, it is time for a long overdue change. Not only is filing by hand less efficient, it is more expensive. You can e file w2 and 1099 forms by using our E-File software. One of the best parts? You will no longer have to load special forms into your home or business printer.

Our Advanced Micro Solutions E-File software gives you options. You can purchase our E-File Direct or E-File Services. The products are similar in certain aspects. However, they allow you to complete your e-file payment and process in different ways.



What is E-File Direct?

E-File Direct is a payroll system. It has a flat fee of $154 and you can file an unlimited number of forms. The first step is for you to upload your data to the Internal Revenue Service or Social Security Administration. One way that you can upload data is by using the IRS “FIRE” system. Another method is with the SSA “BSO”/”ACCUWAGE” system. E-File Direct lets you e file w2 and 1099 in an easy-to-navigate electronic format.


What is E-File Services?

The second E-File software is E-File Services. Unlike E-File Direct, the second payroll software charges a fee per form. As a user, you can file forms electronically through a third-party vendor. It is important to note that there are different service levels. Each level is suited to the specific user. The program lets you customize your E-File Services based on your time and any budget requirements. The cost of E-File Services software is determined by the volume pricing.


Which AMS E-File Software is Best for You?

Both of our E-File software programs benefit their users in different ways. Whether you use one or the other to e file w2 and 1099 forms, you will find that both are highly effective. However, there are benefits to selecting a specific program to file a particular form. E-File Direct might be more beneficial if you are filing many Forms W-2. The software creates state W-2 files for states that require individuals to file electronic forms. E-File Direct also creates the required W-2 and 1099 files to send to the IRS and SSA.

E-File Services is a great resource if you hire many 1099 workers. Independent contractors are in high demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, employers have to file and send more forms than ever before to people who are not on the company’s payroll. By using E-File Services, you can print and mail recipient copies directly to those working for you. Our AMS Payroll will also export your data in a couple of clicks.

Both of these programs are good for companies with a mix of W2 employees and 1099 workers. When using E-File Direct to e file w2 and 1099 forms, you are capable of verifying, viewing, and printing all types of files. Likewise, E-File Services helps you avoid having to submit paper forms to the government.


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.