File W-3 and 1096 Forms for Free for 2016

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Efile 1096 Transmittal FormsW-3 Forms are transmittal summary forms that are filed with W-2 Copy A forms. The W3 summarizes all of the wage and withholding data for a single employer. It can be printed on blank paper and mailed with your forms. But if you want an easier way, you can e-file it!

 


1096 Forms
are transmittal summary forms filed with 1099 Copy A forms. 1096 forms summarize the information for a single type of 1099, for a single payer. They are printed in red ink and mailed with the batch of Copy A forms. But you can e-file it as well.

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Changes to W2 Forms in 2016

There are BIG changes to W2 requirements in 2016.

 

W2 Copy A Due date has changed in 2016 to January 31, 2017. Learn more about this and all the W2 Changes in 2016. Discount Tax Forms BlogNew Due Date for W2 Copy A

W-2 Copy A, the red one, must be e-filed or mailed to the SSA by January 31, 2017.

Business no longer have until the end of February to mail the paper copy, or the end of March to e-file the federal W2 Copy A.

For the 2016 tax year, all W2 Copy A forms must be filed by the same date that recipient copies are mailed., January 31, 2017.

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Same Sex Marriage Equality

For federal tax purposes, marriages of couples of the same sex are treated the same as marriages of couples of the opposite sex. The term “spouse” includes an individual married to a person of the same sex.

However, individuals who have entered into a registered domestic partnership, civil union, or other similar relationship that is not considered a marriage under state law are not considered married for federal tax purposes.

 

Penalties for Safe Harbor

Forms W-2 with incorrect dollar amounts may fall under a new safe harbor for certain de minimis errors.

Higher penalties apply for: Failure to file correct Forms W-2 by the due date, Intentional disregard of filing requirements, Failure to furnish Forms W-2, Intentional disregard of payee statement requirements, The higher penalty amounts apply to returns required to be filed after December 31, 2015 and are indexed for inflation.

 

Extensions of Time to File

Extensions for filing Form W-2 with the SSA are no longer automatic.

For filings due on or after January 1, 2017, you may request one 30-day extension to file Form W-2 by submitting a complete application on Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns, including a detailed explanation of why you need additional time and signed under penalties of perjury.

The IRS will only grant the extension in extraordinary circumstances or catastrophe.

 

See the Official W2 Instructions for 2016

 

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Changes to 1099MISC in 2016

There are 2 minor changes to 1099MISC forms in 2016

 

Changes to 1099MISC forms for 2016 are relatively minor. Learn more at Discount Tax FormsNew Filing Date for 1099MISC when Box 7 is Used

Public Law 114-113, Division Q, section 201, requires Form 1099-MISC to be filed on or before January 31, 2017, when you are reporting nonemployee compensation payments in box 7. Otherwise, file by February 28, 2017, if you file on paper, or by March 31, 2017, if you file electronically.

The due dates for furnishing payee statements remain the same.

 

New exceptions to reporting

P.L. 114-14 (compensation for disability or survivor’s benefits for public safety officers) and P.L. 114-113 (compensation for wrongful incarceration).

 

Official 1099-MISC Instructions for 2016

 

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1099MISC Forms are required for contractors or other non-employees who have received a payment of $600+ in 2016.

Learn more about 1099MISC filing requirements

 


Construction Company Guide to Filing 1099 and W-2 Forms for 2016

Construction Company Guide to Filing 1099 and W2 FormsWe’ve recently developed a Guide to Filing 1099 and W-2 Forms for Construction Companies on DiscountTaxForms.com.

Get the basic run-down in this blog post, or read the full guide here >

**W2 & 1099 MISC Copy A Due Date has Changed for 2016**
See the bottom of this page for details.

 

Options for Filing 1099-MISC and W-2 Forms for Construction Companies

Your Accounting Software: Many will print 1099 and W-2 forms. Some will e-file payer copies. To print payer and recipient copies, purchase forms compatible with the software as there are many layouts available. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Purchase forms for your Software >

Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software: Prints all 1099 and W-2 forms. Will e-file payer copies. To print payer and recipient copies, purchase forms compatible with the software as there are many layouts available. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Purchase Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software >

Online Filing: E-file payer copies using online system; no software to buy. Some services print and mail recipient copies for you, others allow you to print your own. Sign up for Online 1099 & W-2 Filing >

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Trucking Company Guide to Filing 1099 & W-2 Forms for 2016

Trucking Companys Guide to 1099 and W2 FormsAnother new guide from Discount Tax Forms.com! The Trucking Company’s Complete Guide to Filing 1099 and W-2 Forms is now available.

This blog post has a summary of what you need to know, or read the full guide here >

**W2 & 1099 MISC Copy A Due Date has Changed for 2016**
See the bottom of this page for details.
 

 

Options for Filing 1099 and W-2 Forms for Trucking Companies

Your Accounting Software: Many accounting software systems will print 1099 and W-2 forms and even e-file payer copies. To print forms, purchase some compatible with your specific software, as there are many layouts available. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail to the Government and recipients. Purchase forms for your Software >

Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software: Easily print all type of 1099 and W-2 forms with specialized software that will also e-file payer copies. To print payer and recipient copies, purchase forms compatible with the software. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Shop for Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software >

Online  1099 & W-2 Filing: E-file payer copies using online system; no software to buy. Some services print and mail recipient copies for you, others allow you to print your own. Sign up for Online 1099 & W-2 Filing >

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How to File 1099-MISC for Contractors for 2016

Guide to 1099 Forms for ContractorsA Complete Guide – How to File 1099-MISC Forms for Contractors – by DiscountTaxForms.com is now available.

The goal is to make 1099MISC filing as easy as possible! The January 31 deadline comes fast every year.

Get educated, get ready and get it done with this handy guide. 

**1099 MISC Copy A Due Date has Changed for 2016**
See the bottom of this page for details.
 

 

Options for Filing 1099-MISC Forms for Contractors

Your Accounting Software: Many accounting software systems, such as QuickBooks, will print 1099 and W-2 forms and some even e-file payer copies. To print forms, purchase 1099-MISC compatible with your specific software. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail to the Government and recipients. Purchase Software-Compatible Forms >

Specialized 1099 Software: Easily print all copies of 1099-MISC forms with specialized software that will also e-file payer copies. To print payer and recipient copies, purchase forms compatible with the software. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Shop for Specialized 1099 Software >

Online  1099MISC Filing: E-file payer copies and print and mail recipient copies with an online system – no software or forms to buy! Some services print and mail recipient copies for you, others allow you to print your own. Sign up for Online 1099 Filing >

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Landscaping Company’s Guide to Filing 1099 & W-2 Forms for 2016

Landscapers Guide to 1099 and W2 FilingWe’ve recently developed a Guide to Filing 1099 and W-2 Forms for Landscaping Companies on DiscountTaxForms.com.

This blog post has a summary of what you need to know, or read the full guide here >

**W2 & 1099 MISC Copy A Due Date has Changed for 2016**
See the bottom of this page for details.
 

 

Options for Filing 1099-MISC and W-2 Forms for Landscaping Companies

Your Accounting Software: Many accounting software systems will print 1099 and W-2 forms. Some will e-file payer copies too. To print payer and recipient copies, purchase forms compatible with the software as there are many layouts available. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Purchase forms for your Software >

Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software: Print any type of 1099 and W-2 form from specialized software. It will also e-file payer copies. To print payer and recipient copies, purchase forms compatible with the software as there are many layouts available. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Purchase Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software >

Online  1099 & W-2 Filing: E-file payer copies using online system; no software to buy. Some services print and mail recipient copies for you, others allow you to print your own. Sign up for Online 1099 & W-2 Filing >

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Small Business Guide to Filing 1099 & W-2 Forms for 2016

Small Business Guide to 1099 and W2 FormsA Small Business Guide to Filing 1099 & W-2 Forms is now available on DiscountTaxForms.com 

All the important information is summarized on this page, or read the full guide here >

**1099 MISC Copy A Due Date has Changed for 2016**
See the bottom of this page for details.
 

 

Filing Methods for 1099-MISC and W-2 Forms

Your Accounting Software: Many accounting programs print 1099 and W-2 forms;  some will e-file payer copies. For printing recipient and payer copies, make sure you purchase compatible forms, as there are many layouts available. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Purchase forms for your Software >

Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software: Software that exclusively prints and e-files all 1099 and W-2 forms. To print payer and recipient copies, purchase forms compatible with the software as there are many layouts available. Print copies, stuff envelopes and mail. Purchase Specialized 1099 & W-2 Software >

Online Filing: E-file payer copies using online system, with no software to buy. Some services print and mail recipient copies for you, others allow you to print your own. Sign up for Online 1099 & W-2 Filing >

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How to File a W2 or 1099 TODAY

The Deadline to Mail 1099s & W2s to Recipients is February 1, 2016

You can get them out the door without having to go to the office store and buy forms. 

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Why You Should NOT Buy W-2 Forms from the Office Store

It’s Simple, the W2 Forms from Office Max, Staples and Other Stores are not Efficient.

They only have 1 style of form, the Traditional 2up W-2, for employee copies.

This is the SLOWEST way to print W-2 forms.

Plus, it means another trip to the store that you probably don’t have time for.

The traditional W-2 layout has the same form on the top and the bottom (thus, the 2up label – 2 forms, 1 page). It forces you to print 2 different employees on one sheet, then separate and collate the forms to mail to each employee. It takes forever to pull apart all the forms and then find the matching employee and put them in envelopes.

The Better Way: Condensed W-2 forms.

A condensed W-2 form has multiple copies on the same sheet of paper, but they’re all for the same employee. You just print the form, fold it, stuff the envelope and you’re done. There is no separating or collating forms.

2-up Condensed W-2 Form has copy B on the top and C on the bottom. Use this one if you only need to file with the federal government.

3-up Condensed W-2 Forms have copy B on the top, 2 in the middle and C on the bottom. Use this one if you only need to file with the federal and state governments.

4-up Condensed W-2 Forms have copy B, two copy 2 forms and copy C, usually in a quadrant format. Use this one if you need to file with the federal, state and city/local governments.

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Since there is no ‘IRS standard’ format for condensed forms, software companies program them differently. It is very important to get the right format for your software or the data will not align in the boxes properly.

 

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