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1099 filing

  • 1.  1099 filing

    Posted Jan 21, 2019 08:52 AM
    Is it correct that GP can't efile our 1099s for us? If that is true, please tell me what you all use to efile. If you can't efile in GP is it even beneficial to prepare them there? TIA!

    Lauren Leon
    Chicken Salad Chick
    Auburn AL

  • 2.  RE: 1099 filing

    Posted Jan 22, 2019 01:40 AM
    There is no native GP e-file functionality.

    Many of us have turned to Green Shades or 1099Pro.

    Check out GreenShades for a 3rd party add on solution for GP, they have a service offering to print, mail and efile for you.

    If you areacomfortable with exporting your records, youy can import  into the 1099pro stand alone software. They also have a service offering for print, mail and efile.

    Both service offerings cost about the same depending upon volume it can be about $1 per recipient well worth the time and hassle saved!

    Zubin Gidwani
    Dynamic Budgets
    San Francisco-Bay Area CA

  • 3.  RE: 1099 filing

    Posted Jan 22, 2019 02:42 PM
    ​We use an inexpensive product called W2 Mate from Real Business Solutions.  It accepts a file generated from the forms in GP and will create the e-file format.  You will need to set up an account in the IRS FIRE system to upload the file.

    Michael Brown
    Wingspan Care Group
    Shaker Heigths OH

  • 4.  RE: 1099 filing

    Posted Jan 23, 2019 10:20 AM
    I stopped processing the 1099s in GP last year for this very reason. Our state now requires them to be efiled, and since GP does not have native functionality, we use to file them. You can manually enter the data, or you can import via an Excel template as well. I even had them mail to recipients for me this year, so I avoided the cost of purchasing the forms. They will email to the recipient, free of extra charge, if you have an email address.

    Tiffany Ziegler
    Vice President & Controller
    Velcor Leasing Corporation
    Madison WI

  • 5.  RE: 1099 filing

    Posted Jan 23, 2019 11:07 AM
    We use and they allow for an upload of data spit out from GP.  It also allows for multiple companies filed within one submission and it very inexpensive.  Works great with the IRS FIRE System.

    Kristy James
    Financial Controller
    Dairyland Electrical Industries, Inc
    Stoughton WI

  • 6.  RE: 1099 filing

    Posted Jan 24, 2019 10:43 AM

    Probably too late for 2018 filing, but for the future:

    We started using Account Ability from IDMS Inc in 2005, because we had 4 systems that we needed to pull data from (due to conversion), in addition to some manual entries. We are still using it this year; we still have multiple sources, but due to expansion instead of conversion. IDMS sells forms, or you can print on plain paper. Data can be imported, multiple filing entities are supported, the same software can be used for 1099 and W-2 (though we have used only 1099-MISC and 1099-INT). They also have an option to purchase an add-on for ACA reporting. Last year we filed almost 8,000 1099 forms across multiple companies in multiple states.

    Sandy Righi
    Senior Programmer Analyst
    Howard Hanna
    Mayfield Heights OH

  • 7.  RE: 1099 filing

    Posted Jan 25, 2019 10:02 AM
    We are in our 3rd year using Checkmark 1099.  It works well and it's under $300 per year.  The only thing that's a bit of a pain is mapping the recipient name and address for importing to Checkmark 1099.  The fields in Checkmark are Company or Last Name, First Name and Address.  Each is 40 characters in length.  Some company names are longer and need to be abbreviated.  Some individual names need to be parsed manually.  The 3 address fields in GP need to be concatenated. and may need abbreviating.  This may be an e-file constraint but I am going to review other solutions for an easier integration in the coming months.  In addition to the solutions mentioned in this thread, I will also look at 1099 Express, Yearli, 1099-Etc., and  I still recommend Checkmark 1099 as a solution, especially if you have less than 1000 forms to send.

    Lou Spevack
    Systems Accountant | Dynamics Credentialed Professional
    American Council on Education
    Washington DC

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