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1098, 1099, W-2, and ACA Forms.
Updated December 15, 2022
We support the most common 1099 forms (AKA Information Return Forms). Below is the emplete list of fomrs we support.
When a business makes payments during their operations, some of these payments are reported to the IRS or Social Security Administration (SSA). Companies must use the information return forms to report these qualifying payments.
Here is the complete list of supported information return forms:
Supported 1099 Forms
|Form 1099-NEC||Non-employee Compensation|
|Form 1099-MISC||Miscellaneous Income|
|Form 1099-B||Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions|
|Form 1099-C||Cancellation of Debt|
|Form 1099-DIV||Dividends and Distributions|
|Form 1099-G||Certain Government Payments|
|Form 1099-K||Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions|
|Form 1099-INT||Interest Income|
|Form 1099-OID||Original Issue Discount|
|Form 1099-PATR||Taxable Distributions from cooperatives|
|Form 1099-R||Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.|
|Form 1099-S||Proceeds From Real estate transactions|
Supported 1098 Forms
|Form 1098||Mortgage Interest Statement|
|Form 1098-T||Tuition Statement|
|Form 1098-MA||Mortgage Assistance Payments|
Supported W-2 Forms
|W-2||Wage and Tax Statement|
Supported ACA Forms
|Form 1094-B||Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns|
|Form 1094-C||Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns|
|Form 1095-B||Health Coverage|
|Form 1095-C||Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage|
For a complete list of all information return forms and instructions, please read A Guide to Information Returns.
What is an information return form?
An information return form is used by businesses to notify government agencies and taxpayers about taxable payments. For example, when a company hires and pays a contractor, it is required to file a 1099 form to report it. When employers pay their employees, they must file W-2 forms at the end of the year. The IRS or the SSA uses the information to determine individuals’ tax liabilities. On the other hand, the Affordable Care Act (or ACA) forms are used to indicate if the business has insurance coverage for their employees or may be subject to ACA penalties.
How to file information returns forms?
While information forms can be filed using paper forms. You need to get the correct form, fill it out, and file with the IRS. In addition to filing with the IRS, you are also required to provide a copy to your contractor. Instead of filing on paper, you can also file electronically.
Filing information returns electronically is the IRS- and SSA-preferred method. If you have 250 or more information returns, you must file electronically with the IRS or SSA.
Information returns are generally due at the beginning of the year, with due dates, including January 31st, February 28th, and March 31st. Exact filing methods and due dates vary between information returns. You can also apply for an extension to file information return forms if you cannot file in time.
If you made an error and found out after filing, you will need to file correction forms. We support the filing of corrected forms. Check out our Correction Process.
Previous Year Tax Forms
We support the processing of previous years forms up to the last three years. If you missed filing a return in the past three years, then you should submit those forms as soon as possible to avoid further penalties. There are some exceptions to the availability of prior year forms. Please contact us with the type and year of the form you are interested in.
Didn’t find the form you are looking for?
We are continuously adding new types of forms, if you do not see a form that you need, please contact us, and we will try our best to incorporate the form.
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.