1099-NEC Software

Imports from Excel and QuickBooks.

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This 1099-NEC software provides everything you need to process unlimited IRS 1099 nonemployee-compensation forms on paper or electronically using your own computer machine, where you have full control over your confidential tax-related information. Type data manually or import from Excel spreadsheet, magnetic media, Intuit QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, and other accounting systems.

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1099-NEC Software Feature Summary

Feature Details
Base Price $39
Forms Supported 1099-NEC, 1099-MISC, 1096, W-2 and W-3
Copies Printed on Regular White Paper with Black Ink.
  • W2 Copy B: To Be Filed With Employee's FEDERAL Tax Return.
  • W2 Copy C: For EMPLOYEE'S RECORDS.
  • W2 Copy D: For Employer.
  • W2 Copy 1: For State, City, or Local Tax Department.
  • W2 Copy 2: To Be Filed With Employee's State, City, or Local Income Tax Return.
  • 1099 NEC Copy B: For Recipient.
  • 1099 NEC Copy C: For Payer.
  • 1099 NEC Copy 1: For State Tax Department.
  • 1099 NEC Copy 2: To be filed with recipient's state income tax return, when required.
  • 1099 Misc Copy B: For Recipient.
  • 1099 Misc Copy C: For Payer.
  • 1099 Misc Copy 1: For State Tax Department.
  • 1099 Misc Copy 2: To be filed with recipient's state income tax return, when required.
Copies That Can Be Printed On Red-Ink / Pre-Printed Forms.
  • Laser Copy A of form 1099-NEC : For Internal Revenue Service Center.
  • Laser Copy A of form 1099-MISC : For Internal Revenue Service Center.
  • Laser 1096 form : Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns.
  • Laser Copy A of form W2 : For Social Security Administration.
  • Laser W-3 form : Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements.
Efficient and accurate data collection. W2 Mate software simplifies the task of manual typing into 1099-NEC screens that mimic the actual form. Click here for a screen-shot of the software’s main window.
No per form or EIN fees. Unlimited EINs, SSNs, 1099-NEC forms, 1099-MISC forms, 1096 / W-3 transmittals, recipients, employees and filers.
Copy / Paste. Copy 1099-NEC or 1099-MISC recipients from one company and paste into another one.
Multi-state Supports multi-state W2 employees or 1099-NEC recipients.
Desktop-based / on-premises (not online)
  • No reliance on internet connectivity. Unlike other form 1099 software providers.
  • Desktop applications are exposed to less security risks than web-based applications.
  • You have total control over your data.
  • Desktop 1099-NEC software is faster and more responsive than web-based or online 1099 filing services.
US-based support. Questions and inquiries are addressed using telephone calls, E-mail, online chat, or Fax. Ample self-service options include online step-by-step tutorials, questions / answers website and comprehensive documentation.
Backup and Restore We strongly advise filers to make frequent back-ups of their W2 / 1099 tax data preferably to an external media such as a flash drive. Our 1099-NEC software has a backup feature built directly into the program that will allow users to create a file with the extension “WMB” (WM stands for W2 Mate and the B stands for backup). The restore feature closes the currently open company file and then opens the backup file selected by the user.
Corrections. This software handles corrected and reissued 1099 / W2 forms including 1099-NEC, 1099-MISC and 1096.
Exporting data to Excel spreadsheet. You can export nearly all of your 1099-NEC data (and other forms data) to Microsoft Excel. This gives users a way to analyze / review their forms using a spreadsheet / business software.
Same recipient with both 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC at the same time. This feature is very important for customers who need to issue both 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC to the same recipient. Enter the recipient info (name, address, tax ID) once and then only populate the amount boxes on the 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC. For example if you want to report rents and none-employee compensation to John Doe, then you only need to enter a recipient called John Doe, mark the recipient as “Use 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC” and in the same screen enter 1099-NEC Box 1 (none employee compensation) and 1099-MISC Box 1 (Rents) and W2 Mate will create two forms for John Doe.
Comprehensive Data Import. Import 1099-NEC recipient information, dollar amounts and email addresses from Excel, Intuit QuickBooks, Sage, MS Dynamics, and other sources. Data import requires W2 Mate option #3 in addition to the basic W2 Mate software.

Please note that this 1099-NEC software supports QuickBooks versions both before and after 2020, while QuickBooks itself only supports 1099-NEC reporting in version 2020 / 2021 and above. Many of our customers use QuickBooks 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and all the way back to 2009. Most accounting / ERP software applications in the market did not push 1099-NEC updates for older versions and only support the new form in the latest versions of their products. So, users of these applications are either forced to upgrade their license or end up without 1099-NEC filing capability.
Data rollover between years. Auto transfer key data from year to year (such as filer and recipient information). So, for example if you process 1099-NEC forms for 2020, you only need to change the dollar amounts when you need to file for 2021 (assuming the recipient information is still accurate).
Supports Secure PDF 1099-NEC Forms. Create secure and password-protected 1099-NEC forms that comply with IRS Publication 1179 (General Rules and Specifications for Substitute Forms 1099). You can distribute the PDF files to recipients via email or other digital means such as hosting on a secure website, or through online collaboration platforms that became very popular recently such as Zoom video, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoho and Google Docs. Please remember that the recipient must consent (agree) to receive the forms in a digital format. Creating PDF W2s / 1099s requires W2 Mate option #6 in addition to the basic W2 Mate software. For a sample PDF 1099-NEC form generated from inside W2 Mate click here.
Printing address mailing labels. Within this program, you can export a Microsoft Word file containing your 1099-NEC recipient details such as address and contact information. This file can then be used by external software to produce mailing labels (Avery 5160).
Batch update function. The Batch Update function allows you to change the 1099-NEC information for two or more recipients and save your updates in one process. For example, you can update box 6 (state / payer state ID number) for multiple recipients to specify which state you want your 1099-NEC forms reported to.
Sharing data over a network (multiple users). In addition to stand-alone deployment, this software is designed to be installed on networked servers or remote desktop environments such as Citrix and Windows Terminal Server. Networking requires W2 Mate option #2 in addition to the basic W2 Mate software.
1099-NEC Electronic Filing. With this software you can create ASCII files of IRS Form 1099-NEC that can be submitted electronically to the federal government using the IRS FIRE system. The electronic submission files conform to the specifications found in “Part C. Record Format Specifications and Record Layouts” of Publication 1220. The 1099 e-File feature is not limited to 1099-NEC and includes other forms such as 1099-MISC and W-2 (using the SSA BSO website). Please remember that the IRS FIRE system does not provide fill-in forms for 1099-NEC or other types of 1099 returns. Transmitters must have software, like W2 Mate, to create a file in the standard ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) format. The IRS also does not accept scanned or PDF documents. Electronic filing requires W2 Mate option #4 in addition to the basic W2 Mate software.
Quality Control. This feature is very important to enterprise that process a large number of 1099-NEC forms and want to guarantee that accuracy of their information. For example, the Recipient Tax ID Hash (sum of all IDs) provides an easy way to check if all the tax IDs imported / entered into the system are accurate and match the data source. Quality control feature is part of the e-File engine (requires W2 Mate option #4).
Suitable for different types and sizes of businesses. W2 Mate is trusted by thousands of organizations including accounting firms, community colleges, small businesses, manufacturing companies, banks, hospitals, law offices, school systems, non-profits and governmental agencies.
Batch Transmissions. This feature is mainly utilized by accounting / CPA firms wanting to file 1099-NEC forms for multiple clients in one batch. So instead of uploading one 1099-NEC submission file per client to the IRS FIRE, our software combines multiple companies into one single submission that can be transmitted just once. This makes the process much easier; what would typically take hours for high-volume filers, can be accomplished in minutes.

2020 1099-NEC Important Dates

Furnish (supply) form 1099-NEC to the recipient by February 1, 2021. You can give the form to the recipient in person, send it by mail or use W2 Mate Option #6 (Create PDF W2's and 1099's) to generate a secure PDF file, which can be sent by E-mail or other digital means.

File Copy A of form 1099-NEC with the IRS by February 1, 2021. If you file electronically, the due date is ALSO February 1, 2021. You can use W2 Mate Option #4 (Electronic Filing) in order to file electronically.

The IRS FIRE production system (what you use for filing 1099-NEC electronically) will be down for annual updates from December 4, 2020 to January 5, 2021. The system will have a controlled launch from January 6, 2021 through January 8, 2021. The system will be available 24 hours a day starting January 8, 2021.