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Decoding W-2 Copy Requirements

There are various ‘Copies’, or parts, of a W-2 form, each with a different name. Although they will have the same information about the employer and employee, earnings and withholdings, each copy is given to a different entity. This ensures correct reporting during the income tax filing process. W-2 Forms are filled out by the employer and provided to the employee or a government agency.

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Decoding 1099-MISC Copy Requirements

1099-MISC ‘Copies’, or parts, report income to recipients and government agencies and help ensure accuracy of income tax filing. 1099-MISC Forms are filled out by the payer and provided to the recipient and government agency.

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New ACA Reporting with 1095 Forms

Beginning in January 2016, most employers must file information returns for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on new 1095 and 1094 Forms. Here is an overview of the requirements.

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How to Correct W2 Forms You Already Filed

If you need to correct W2 forms that have already been mailed or e-filed with the SSA, you must file a W-2C Correction Form, with a W-3C form to summarize corrections by a single employer. There is no deadline, simply file the form as soon as you discover the error.

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Don’t Get 1099 & W-2 Forms from the IRS!

Why not? They’re free, right? Sure, they’re free. But this is definitely a case of ‘you get what you pay for’. Here is a list of things that regularly go wrong when you order 1099 and W2 Forms from the IRS.

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Online 1099 & W-2 Filing – Efile, Print & Mail Service –

Technology, no doubt, makes filing 1099 and W-2 forms easier – typewriters are almost completely out of business. There are software programs and accounting software will print the forms. As long as you buy the right forms, stock up on printer ink, and are prepared to make a few mistakes and stuff a few envelopes, you’ll get it all done. Eventually. Hopefully by the deadline. But yet again, technology brings you a better way! With online filing systems like, you no longer need to hassle with software, forms or stuffing envelopes. 

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It’s May. W-2s and 1099s are the Last Thing on Your Mind

Congratulations on finishing up another year-end reporting cycle. Hopefully everything went well, forms mailed on time, taxes paid and now it’s time to relax a little and enjoy the summer. But know that we’re STILL working on 1099 and W-2 filing! No, not because we didn’t send out our forms on time, but because we’re working to make filing easier for you at the end of this year!

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Penalties for Business that Don’t File 1099 Forms Correctly

If a business doesn’t file 1099-MISC Forms with the correct information, by the due date, and cannot show reasonable cause, it is subject to penalties from the IRS. This applies to electronic and paper filers. Penalties can be assessed if a business fails to do any of the tasks in this article.

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How to File 1099 & W-2 Forms: Different Filing Methods

From typing forms on a typewriter to printing them using your accounting software or specialized 1099 & W2 software, to filing them online and never touching a form, we help you understand your options and make the most efficient choice for getting this annual talk done quickly and efficiently.

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