The Clock Is Ticking! How to Easily Meet the 2019 Tax-Filing Deadlines
December 19, 2019
The deadlines for filing 1099s, W-2s and ACA forms is coming soon. Save yourself the rush of last-minute preparations with these simple tips:
Review and update payer and recipient records — If any of your payers or recipients moved or changed their names, now is the time to check and update your records. In addition, you should have a W-9 on file for every contractor, ideally before services are provided. If you don’t have this information – the individual’s legal name, address and Taxpayer Identification Number – try to obtain it as soon as possible.
Begin gathering ACA data — To complete and file 1095 ACA forms, you need specific information, including number of full-time employees each month and the offer of health insurance coverage. If you don’t have an automated system for collecting this data, you can start checking a few different areas now: HR, benefits, payroll and time tracking.
Collect recipient email addresses for e-delivery — If you choose to work with our convenient e-filing service, you can provide your recipients’ email addresses for them to access their forms securely online. Rather than wait for the mail, they can obtain their forms immediately after you file – and can print them on their home or office printers.
File 1099s early, if possible — Do you have independent contractors who received all of their payments for the 2019 tax year? Try to get ahead of your first-of-the-year “to do” list by filing their 1099 forms now.
Know the deadlines — Here are the key deadlines you must be aware of:
Stay a Step Ahead of Tax Season
Meeting your tax-filing responsibilities can be faster and easier with the right tools. Office Depot has everything you need to file your forms accurately and on time – from paper forms and envelopes to reliable software and an online e-file solution.
By: Rick Roddis, President of ComplyRight Tax Solutions, the leading manufacturer of 1099, W-2 and ACA tax forms, envelopes and software.
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