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1098, 1099, W-2, and ACA Forms.
Updated December 15, 2022
Are you ready to save time and money to e‑file your information returns?
Yes, you can handwrite forms. Although handwritten forms are acceptable, they must be completely legible and accurate to avoid processing errors. These days there are many online services available to file 1099s online. Filing 1099 forms electronically is both timesaving as well as cost-effective.
There are many different 1099 forms and which form you would depend on your exact circumstances. Please take a look at the list of forms we support to get an idea. For example, take a look at who needs to file form 1099-NEC or 1099-MISC.
If you are filing on paper, you must send Copies A of all paper Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G to the IRS. When filing on paper, you must also send Form 1096, Annual Summary, and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns. When filing online, you do not have to submit Form 1096.
You can certainly use the Adobe (. pdf) blank 1099-MISC form available from the IRS.gov website to print Form 1099-MISC and give copies B & C to your independent contractors, as well as others to whom you need to issue 1099s, such as attorneys, etc. legally. However, mailing the forms to individual contractors could be a very time-consuming process. You have to print forms, stuff, seal, and mail forms. Many online service providers like efile360 provide this service at a very reasonable cost. All you need to do is enter or upload your data online, and they take care of the e-filing with the IRS and mailing paper copies to the recipients. Please take a look at our 1099 printing and mailing service.
You can submit all 1099 forms, including Form 1099-MISC, to the IRS by mail or online, using the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system. But you must be registered with the FIRE system and must use software capable of generating file according to the IRS’s requirements. Using an online service provider to file 1099 electronically is a convenient way to file your forms and stay compliant. Please take a look at our 1099 e-filing service.
If you are an employer or business and need to order information returns (all series of forms W-2, W-3, W-4, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and other products), please visit Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns to submit an order.