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ezW2 Software: How to Print 1096 Form for IRS


As business owner, if you hire contractors, you need to furnish each contractor a completed Form 1099 by Jan 31. You also need file 1099-misc Copy A of all paper Forms 1099 with Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns, with the IRS by Feb 28.

ezW2 can print 1099 misc forms Copy 1, 2, B, C on white paper. IRS does not certify the substitute forms right now. You need to print 1099-misc copy A and 1096 on the red-ink forms.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Start ezW2, 1099-misc and W2 software.

1.1 If you have not installed ezW2 software, you can download the trial version for free before purchasing.

1.2 After you installed ezW2 software, you can click desktop shortcut to start ezW2 software easily.

1.3 If you are using the trial version of w2 1099-misc tax form software, you will see the key input pop up screen. You can enter the key code here or click the "TRY DEMO Version" to try this software for free. (Note: The trial version will print TRIAL image on forms. You can enter the key code later to remove it.)

Step 2: Set up company information, add contractors and 1099-misc form information

1096 form will be generated automatically based on 1099 form information. If you have not entered your 1099 forms, please follow this guide below.

  • How to prepare 1099-misc forms

    Step 3: Click the top menu "Company->Form 1096" to view 1096 form

    If you need to edit the inforamtion on the form, please edit it from company settings and 1096 settings.

    Field Name How to edit
    Filer's Name:
    1096 Settings (Click ezW2 top menu "Current Company->1096 Information")
    Company Address Company Settings (Click ezW2 top menu "Current Company->Company")
    Name of person to contact
    Email address
    Telephone number
    1096 Settings (Click ezW2 top menu "Current Company->1096 Information")
    1. Employer Identification Number
    2. Social Security Number
    Company Settings (Click ezW2 top menu "Current Company->Company")
    3. Total number of Forms Total number of your 1099 contractors (Click the top menu "Current Company->1099 Contractors" to review)
    4. Federal Income Tax Withheld
    5. Total amount reported with this Form 1096
    Summary information of 1099-misc forms. (Click the top menu "Current Company->1099 form" to review)


    1. Form 1096 will be generate automatically based on form 1099 information

    2. ez1099 allows user to set up unlimited companies with one flat rate. So if you have multiple companies or you are an accountant, you can add new company by clicking top menu "Company Management->New company"

    3. The .csv file data import feature, PDF print feature and efile feature are available with Enterprise version and Multiple-user version. They are not available with small business version. Click here to view ez1099 feature list)

    W2 software ezW2 software can prepare, print and efile forms W2, W3, 1096-misc and 1099.

    If you do not have ezW2 software installed, you can download the trial version for free from No registration needed and no obligation. You can follow the step by step online instructions to finish the installation in minutes

    This W2 1099 software is compatible with Windows 10 system, 32-bit or 64-bit. It can run on Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Me, 2003 and Vista system too.

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    To print the current 1099-misc forms, please use ez1099 software.

    (Note: ezW2 2019 and previous versions support 1099-MISC forms. You need to use the new Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation during the current tax season..)

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