Ordering 1099 forms isn’t as difficult as you might think. If you need to order 1099 forms from IRS, simply use the agency’s website. Employers should note that there are some quantity limits. If you’re running short on time, most employers should be able to buy 1099 forms without ordering directly from the IRS. They are widely available at office supply stores during tax season – we just recommend calling ahead to make sure they’re in stock.
However, accounting technologies make it possible to avoid ordering 1099s from the IRS altogether. Software tools from Advanced Micro Solutions are great for preparing tax and wage forms, but users can also electronically file instead of printing off copies. We’ll show you how.
How to Back-Order 1099 Forms from IRS
Tax products for the next year often become available on December 1 of the prior year. In other words, tax materials for 2020 became available on December 1 of 2019. When the year ends, those tax materials are no longer available to order. Instead, employers and individuals who are catching up on past forms need to follow a different process. The IRS has a page devoted to prior year forms and filing instructions. These forms are available to download, and specific instructions are provided for forms
A Note on Ordering 1099 Forms for 2020
As with most things in 2020, the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected mail delivery service. The IRS recently posted an update on 1099 orders. While their National Distribution Center is open, some orders have been delayed. We recommend ordering forms well in advance in order to circumvent this hurdle.
Streamline Your Accounting with an Electronic Filing Software
Most employers still need to order 1099 forms from IRS. However, as the world becomes increasingly digitized, some are finding it possible to undergo the annual tax process without needing to print too many forms. Accounting software tools are behind the switch.
While it’s difficult to completely forego 1099 printing, there are ways to reduce the number of 1099 forms you need to print. For example, E-File software from AMS can help eliminate the cost of expensive 1099 and W-2 forms. We offer two options: E-File Direct and E-File Services.
E-File direct is a great option for larger business operations with many 1099 and W-2 forms. Users pay a flat fee for an unlimited number of forms that can be electronically filed. All you need to do is upload your data into the IRS/SSA websites using the IRS FIRE system.
On the other side, our E-File Services allows users to pay per form. These forms are then filed electronically through a third-party vendor. This is a great option for smaller businesses with fewer employees and contractors
No matter your 1099 needs, you’re likely looking for ways to ditch paper copies. Both of the E-Filing services from Advanced Micro Solutions are designed to do just that. If you have any questions about the software, give our Sales and Information Team a call at 800-536-1099. If you want to stop needing to order 1099 forms from IRS, this is a fast, easy option.