IRS 1096 Transmittal Form

Updated on September 20, 2022 - 10:30 AM by Admin, TaxBandits

Form 1096 is used to summarize all the information reported on 1099 to the IRS. If you choose to paper file any of the following forms you must send a Form 1096 with each type of form as the transmittal document.

The forms are: 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, or W-2G.

When you e-file Form 1099, a 1096 Form is not required by the IRS. TaxBandits an IRS authorized e-file provider for 1099 forms, when you using our application, Form 1096 will be auto-generated each time you efile 1099 with TaxBandits.

In this article, we cover the following topics:

1. When to file Form 1096?

Form 1096 is used to summarize the number of 1099 Forms filed with the IRS. Form 1096 is required only when the 1099 Forms are filed by paper and not required when filing electronically.

1099 Form 2022 Tax Year Filing Deadlines:

  • Recipient Copy Deadline - January 31, 2023
  • Paper Filing Deadline - February 28, 2023
  • Electronic Filing Deadline - March 31, 2023

Note: The due date for filing Form 1099-NEC for paper or electronically and the recipient
is January 31st.

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2. How to fill out Form 1096?

Form 1096

Enter the Business details Filers name, address, name of the person to contact, email address, phone number, and Fax number

  • Box 1: Enter your employer ID number ‚Äč(EIN)
  • Box 2: Enter your Social Security Number (SSN) if you don't have an EIN.
  • Box 3: Enter the total number of forms submitted with Form 1096.
  • Box 4: Enter the total federal income tax withheld.
  • Box 5: Enter the total amount of reported payments on all the forms you are submitting.
  • Box 6: Enter an X in the box for the type of form you are submitting.

Note: The IRS suggests that you File Form 1099 Electronically. When filing more than 250 returns, the IRS requires electronic filing.

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3. Where to Mail IRS Form 1096

The mailing address will be differ based on your business location Click here to check the mailing address required for your business location You must mail a Form 1096 along with all Copy A's of the corresponding paper information

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4. Advantages of Electronic Filing over Paper Filing

The IRS recommends e-filing Form 1099 in order to reduce manual work and for quicker processing and approval.

E-filing is the easiest way to complete your forms and ensures that your filing process is faster, safer, and more efficient.

Paper Filing Electronic Filing with TaxBandits

Summary Form 1096 is required.

Summary Form 1096 is not required, but is autogenerated for your records.

Paperwork, postage, and printing are your responsibility.

Summary Form 1096 is not required, but is autogenerated for your records.

Time-consuming process with more manual work.

A time-saving process with built-in error checks and automatic calculations.

Wide margin for errors.

Built-in IRS Business Rule Validations promote the accuracy of forms.

No way to check your filing status.

Instant filing status updates.

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5. How to File Form 1099 with Taxbandits?

With TaxBandits, e-filing Form 1099s is simple and secure, just follow the steps below to get started:

  • Step 1: Create an account with TaxBandits.
  • Step 2: Select form from dashboard.
  • Step 3: Enter the required Form 1099 details.
  • Step 4: Review information.
  • Step 5: Pay and transmit Form 1099.

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6. Benefits of filing with Taxbandits

There are many benefits of e-filing your Form 1099s with TaxBandits. First, you can take advantage of our easy and intuitive e-filing process. With built-in error checks against the IRS Business Rules and automatic calculations, TaxBandits promotes the accuracy of your forms.

We also run USPS Validations to ensure that your recipient copies arrive at a valid address.

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