printing 1099s

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samsmith
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printing 1099s

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I am using TurboTax Business to prepare 1099s. Does anyone know if I have to use the red preprinted forms to submit to IRS (and if so how can i get Turbotax to print with these forms)? Or can I just submit the black and white 1099 form that TutboTax produces?
matt fe2o3
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Re: printing 1099s

Post by matt fe2o3 »

That's a good question. When I have had employees I always used the red pre-printed forms. I assume as long as you report they will accept it.

Sorry not much help but an excellent question of process.
TwstdSista
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Re: printing 1099s

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It's been a while for me, but I remember something about having to send the red ones. I had to buy the red ones at Staples and it came with software for printing (maybe the IRS will send you some for free??)
ivk5
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Re: printing 1099s

Post by ivk5 »

Not authoritative IRS pub, but first Google hit addresses this:
TurboTax website wrote: You do not need to use the red forms (government filing copy) to file your 1099-MISC and 1096 forms.

The IRS will accept these forms even if the are not printed in color.

You also have the option to e-file these forms using TurboTax (Home & Business edition for desktop or Self-Employed for online).
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