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Quick Start Guide: eFile 1099s tax forms

Step 1: Set up company account
Step 2: Add recipient
Step 3: Add a tax form
Step 4: Print forms on paper

Optional: Multiple Forms Printing
Optional: Print forms in PDF format
Optional: eFile forms
Optional: How to Import Data
Optional: How to share data with multipe-user network version
Optional: How to Transfer Previous Year's Data to the New Version
ez1099 software is the simple, fast and affordable tax forms preparing, printing and eFiling solution for businesses and accountants

The advanced version can support efile feature

1099s software ez1099 software can prepare, print and efile forms W2G, 1097BTC, 1098s (1098, 1098C, 1098E, 1098F, 1098Q, 1098T), 1099s (1099A, 1099B, 1099C, 1099CAP, 1099DIV, 1099G, 1099INT, 1099K, 1099LTC, 1099MISC, 1099NEC, 1099OID, 1099PATR, 1099Q, 1099QA, 1099R, 1099S, 1099SB, 1099SA), 5498s(5498, 5498ESA, 5498QA, 5498SA), 8935, 3921, 3922, 1096 forms required by the IRS.

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If you do not have ez1099 software installed, try it free today with no obligation and no cost.


How to e-file 1099s and 1096 tax forms to IRS

Step 1: Start ez1099 software, set up account and enter 1099 form data

Step 2: Generate EFile document

  • Click the top menu "E-file Form"
  • Enter the transmitter information and contact information
  • If you are first time efile user, you can learn more about on how to apply TCC here
  • Check the forms you want to include in this efile document

  • Click the button "Create File" to generate the efile document that you can upload to IRS site.

  • The efile document is .txt file. You need to upload this file to IRS. Below is a sample Efile document.

    Step 3: Go to: and upload the efile document

  • IRS fire site for efile

    If you have an account, click "Log On" otherwise, click "Create New Account" and follow the instruction. You can click here to view step by step guide on how to upload 1099 efile document to IRS.


    If you are a new user of IRS EFILE service, you need to apply TCC code (Transmitter Control Code) to generate the efile document. You also need to create a FIRE account to upload your file.

  • How to request a transmitter control code (TCC)
  • A new online Information Returns (IR) Application for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) is available on the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) webpage located at This new application replaces both the Form 4419, Application For Filing Information Returns Electronically and Fill-in Form 4419 on the FIRE System

    Steps for New FIRE TCC Applicants
    The new IR Application for TCC is available on the FIRE page.

  • If you have Secure Access credentials from applications such as e-Services or Get Transcript, enter your existing Secure Access username and password in the IR Application for TCC.

  • If you don’t have Secure Access credentials, complete the Secure Access process to create an account. See Secure Access: How to Register for Certain Online Self-Help Tools for more information.

  • You must create a 5-digit PIN to sign the application.

  • You’ll need the following information to create your application:
  • Business Legal Name and employer identification number (EIN).

  • Business physical location and business mailing address.

  • Business structure (Corporation, LLC, Sole Proprietor etc.)

  • Business telephone number.

  • The form type(s) you’ll be filing electronically – Select ONLY the forms you know you’ll be filing electronically.
  • Authorized Users, with a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, title, telephone number, and date of birth for each.

  • For more information, refer to FIRE or Publication 1220, Specifications for Electronic Filing of Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G (PDF).

  • How to create a FIRE account
  • Effective September 26, 2021, you can apply online for the Transmitter Control Code (TCC) required to access the File Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) System. The TCC is a five-digit code that identifies the business submitting the electronic files. Apply through the Information Return Application for TCC.

    To create a FIRE Account, you must:

  • Authenticate through Secure Access
  • Complete your IR Application for TCC
  • Obtain your TCC

  • For more information, refer to Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE)

    Ralated Links

  • Quick Start Guide
  • W2 and 1099 Reporting deadline
  • How to Transfer Previous ez1099 data to the New Version

  • How to set up company account
  • How to add recipient
  • How to add a tax form

  • How to prepare and file forms
  • How to print 1099s forms on white paper for recipients
  • How to print forms in PDF format
  • How to print multiple forms on the same red-ink sheet?
  • Batch form printing
  • How to eFile forms

  • How to Import 1099 Data
  • How to Share data (for Multiple-user network version)