1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

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Fresh Air
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1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by Fresh Air » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Afternoon all,

I have a small side-hustle for which I have one contractor I occasionally use. Perhaps due to being cheap, or perhaps for a better understanding of taxes, I have filled out the 1099 & 1096 on paper the last few years. I ordered paper copies in December from the IRS, but they have not arrived yet (potentially delayed due to the shutdown) and I don't want to get caught with my pants down come January 31st.

In another thread - viewtopic.php?t=269257 - the website Tax1099.com was referenced as an e-file option. As I understand it now, e-filing the 1099 means one is exempt from filing a 1096. From further reading, I should be covered on the state end as well (NY does not require a separate form).

To split off the topic - has anyone used any e-filing sites out there, and have recommendations for or against certain vendors? Important criteria would be accuracy, dependability, and price.

Seems like a great solution for a small, low-volume user such as myself.

Thanks in advance.

Silk McCue
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Re: 1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by Silk McCue » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm

In the past (business since sold) I used Intuit.

https://payroll.intuit.com/1099-e-file/

Simple,easy and accurate process. Up to 3 1099s for flat fee of $12.99 early bird discount prior to Jan 17.

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Re: 1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by Iorek » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 pm

I thought IRS has its own e file system called FIRE?

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Re: 1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by Silk McCue » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:17 pm

Iorek wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 pm
I thought IRS has its own e file system called FIRE?
They do but I don’t think is intended for individuals to use for small volume.


https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/fi ... cally-fire
How to transmit through FIRE System
To file electronically, you must have software or a service provider that will create the file in the proper format. A scanned or PDF copy will not be accepted. Additionally, a TCC is required to transmit information returns through the FIRE system.

The most efficient way to apply to file information returns electronically is to submit the Fill-in Form 4419, Application for Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE), from the FIRE home page. You may also go to Forms and Pubs and select the paper version of Form 4419. Be sure to submit your application at least 45 days prior to the due date of your information returns.
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Re: 1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by Fresh Air » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:21 pm

Silk McCue wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:22 pm
In the past (business since sold) I used Intuit.

https://payroll.intuit.com/1099-e-file/

Simple,easy and accurate process. Up to 3 1099s for flat fee of $12.99 early bird discount prior to Jan 17.

Cheers
Perfect, thank you. Exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: 1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by destiny » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:09 pm

I have used Tax1099.com , they charge $2.9 per filing , no minimums.
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Re: 1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by sophiainvests » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:03 pm

I just talked to the IRS and they confirmed that there is a lack of clarity on how long forms would take to arrive due to the shut down. At the same time, they told me the paper form of the 1099-R to be sent to the IRS would not be due until end of Feb and you could print out online versions for the employees due end of Jan. Meantime, I have also heard tax1099.com and track1099.com are both options costing less than $3.00 per 1099-R, but have not used myself. Office supply shops may offer the forms, but because they usually don't sell just one, the price may not be cost effective.

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Re: 1099 E-Filing Options [For a small company]

Post by spectec » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:47 pm

You can buy a package containing a small quantity of 1099 and 1096 at any Staples or Office Depot. Probably $30 or so for the set.
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