2022 1099 & W-2 Guides for Small Business
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Small Business Guide to Filing 1099 & W-2 Forms.
Whether you need to file W2s for employees, or 1099-NEC for contractors, we can help!
Use this guide to understand how to file, when to file and the best forms, software and solutions for you.
Industry-Specific Guides to Filing 1099 and W2 Forms
Filing Requirements Overview
Deadlines for 2022 1099 & W-2 Filing
January 31, 2023
All 1099 Recipient Copies B / C / 2 mailed to recipient
W-2 Employee Copies B / C / 2 mailed to employees
1099-NEC Copy A forms to IRS (e-file if you have 10+ for a single payer, mail paper Copy A for 9 or less recipients)
W2 Copy A to IRS (e-file if you have 10+ for a single payer, mail paper Copy A for 9 or less recipients)
February 28, 2023 – Paper 1099 Copy A forms to IRS
For all 1099 Form Copy A’s, along with 1096 Transmittals, for which you print and mail paper copies (only if there are 9 or fewer recipients for a single payer for each type of 1099 form)
March 31, 2023 – E-file 1099 forms with IRS
1099 Forms E-filed to the IRS, if a single payer has 10+ recipients for a single type of 1099 form.
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Decoding W-2 Formats
2up W2 Forms
2 forms on a sheet, with one center perforation to create 2 forms.
Use for traditional or condensed 2up W2 forms for employees, 4-pt Copies B and/or C for federal filing and the employee record copy.
3up W2 Forms
3 forms on a sheet, typically with a vertical side strip to remove before mailing.
Use for condensed 3up W2 forms for employees, 6-part Copies B/C/2 for federal and state filing.
4up W2 Forms
4 forms on a single sheet, perforated into quadrants or horizontal sections depending on your software.
Use for 8pt W2 printing of employee Copies B/C/2/2 for federal, state and local filing.
Tips for Easier W2 Filing
Check your software for supported formats:
- Preprinted forms (prints data on a pre-made form) or
- Blank paper (prints data and boxes on a perforated sheet)
- 2up, 3up or 4up forms
- Be sure your envelope windows match!
W3 Transmittal forms must be mailed with Red Copy A forms. We include a couple FREE W3 forms with each W2 order.
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Decoding 1099NEC Copy Requirements
1099-NEC ‘Copies’, or parts, report non-employee compensation to recipients and government agencies and help ensure accuracy of income tax filing. 1099-NEC Forms are filled out by the payer and provided to the recipient and government agency.
Official vs. Condensed W2 Forms: Understanding the Formats
Understand the Different W2 Formats Easily! Compare Traditional 2up W2 Forms to 4up & 3up W2 Forms for Efficient Printing & Mailing of Employee Copies.
How to E-File 1099 & W2 Forms
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Guide to Filing 1099 & W2 Forms Online
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