Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ExpressIRSForms Presents: Xero Integration for 1099-MISC Forms!

Welcome back, ExpressIRSForms filers! We’ve got a belated holiday present for you:

ExpressIRSForms now offers Xero integration to E-file 1099-MISC..!

That means if you already have a Xero account with all of the information needed to file 1099-MISC Forms, you can use that to e-file directly with the IRS with ExpressIRSForms. You won’t need to write in your info on paper forms or re-type it in another e-filing service.

With your authorization, ExpressIRSForms securely accesses only the data needed to complete Form 1099-MISC in your Xero account. Then, it uses that data and built-in knowledge of IRS rules and regulations to accurately create your 1099-MISC Forms for your review. Once you’ve entered in the current year’s financial data and approved the forms, you can e-file them directly to the IRS and have us print and mail your recipient forms (or do that yourself from your print center)!

Ready to link your Xero account to save a few steps in e-filing your 2016 1099-MISC Forms? Here’s how:
  • Log into your ExpressIRSForms account.
  • Select "Start New Form".

  • Click the "1099-MISC" button next to the Xero logo.

  • Review the steps required to complete your 1099-MISC return by connecting your ExpressIRSForms account with your Xero account.
  • Select "Connect to Xero".
  • Enter in your Xero account info to log in and authorize ExpressIRSForms to use your Xero account.
  • When you come back to ExpressIRSForms, your 1099-MISC Forms will be ready for your review and to enter the current year's financial data for each recipient.

And, as always, if you have any questions during any step of the process, our support team is here to help! We're available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST by phone (704-684-4751) and live chat and available anytime at support@ExpressIRSForms.com.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from ExpressIRSForms!

Happy holidays to you and yours from ExpressIRSForms!

We’ve had a big year here at ExpressIRSForms! We officially made the switch over from ExpressTaxFilings in order to provide you a wider variety of IRS document e-filing. And we added e-filing for the Affordable Care Act Forms and FREE e-signing for Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.

All of this while our all-star customer support team continued to provide top-of-the-line assistance to our many valued customers! 

Now, we’re working hard to get everything prepared for 2016 filing, which begins in just a couple of weeks!

But before we get everything finalized, we will be taking a short break for the holidays. Customer support will be unavailable Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26. But we’ll be back bright and early Tuesday, December 27 at 9:00 a.m. EST by phone, live chat, and email to answer any e-filing questions you have.

Again, thank you for all your support this year and very happy holidays!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

File Form 1099-MISC with ExpressIRSForms

Here at ExpressIRSForms, we have a lot of forms you can e-file securely with the IRS. We have a whole host of 1099 Forms, as well as W-2, ACA, W-9 Forms and correction forms.

If you’re a business owner with employees, it’s important to acquaint yourself with most of these forms, but today we’re going to focus on Form 1099-MISC!

About Form 1099-MISC
Form 1099-MISC is used to report miscellaneous income given to an individual for services that are not considered a wage-paying job. You must file a Form 1099-MISC for each person for whom, in the previous year, you paid:
  • At least $10 in royalties or broker payments made in lieu of tax-exempt interest or dividends
  • At least $600 in
    • Rents
    • Nonemployee compensation
    • Prizes/awards
    • Medical and health care payments
    • Crop insurance proceeds
    • Fishing boat proceeds
    • Cash payments for fish or other aquatic life
    • Cash paid form a notional principal contract to either an individual, partnership, or estate
    • Payments to an attorney

Form 1099-MISC Deadline & 2016 Filing Changes
Form 1099-MISC follows your general information return deadlines for the most part. That means that your tax year 2016 recipient copies of Form 1099-MISC are due by January 31, 2017. If you’re paper filing, 1099-MISC Forms must be sent to the IRS by February 28, 2017, and if you’re e-filing they’re due by March 31, 2017.

But for the 2016 tax year, things are getting a little mixed up with the Form 1099-MISC deadlines. If you’re filing Form 1099-MISC to report nonemployee compensation in box 7, the deadline to have this form to the IRS regardless of filing method is January 31, 2017. So prepare for that if you’re filing Form 1099 this year.

E-filing Form 1099-MISC
And, of course, one of the best ways to prepare for your 1099-MISC filing is by signing up with ExpressIRSForms! We’re IRS-authorized (so you know you’re safe), our program’s cloud-based (so you can take it anywhere), and we’ve done everything possible to ensure your e-filing is done more quickly and easily than ever. We’ll even mail your recipient copies out for you once you e-file so you don’t have to!

Check out our website to sign up for an account today! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re available by phone at 704-684-4751 and live chat Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, and we offer 24/7 customer assistance through support@ExpressIRSForms.com!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Upload Multiple Tax Forms with ExpressIRSForms!

Ready or not, the 2016 tax filing season is nearly upon us!

Here at ExpressIRSForms, we want to do everything we can to make sure your e-filing is as simple and smooth as possible. That’s why we’ve built up our program with a ton of features that ensure your filing is done faster and easier than ever before.

And one of those awesome features is one of our most classic: the bulk upload.

Now, we’ve had the option to bulk upload for as long as ExpressIRSForms has been around and then some; it was one of our cutting edge features when we first launched in late 2012 as ExpressTaxFilings. With bulk upload, you can upload all of your information for whichever form you’re filing - 1099, W-2, ACA Forms, whatever! - all at once using our Excel spreadsheet or one of your own! Then, once your information is input into your account, you just review that all the names and numbers went in the correct boxes and e-file.

Seems simple enough because it is! And this year, we’ve even updated our bulk upload to include Xero® and QuickBooks® integration! So now, if you use either Xero® or QuickBooks® to handle your 1099 information, you can easily integrate your data to e-file your forms even more quickly.

To learn more about bulk upload and our other quick filing features, check out our website! You can also contact our stellar customer support team with any e-filing or ExpressIRSForms questions you may have. We’re available by phone (704-684-4751) and live chat Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST and we offer 24/7 assistance through support@ExpressIRSForms.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Time's Running Out to File Your 2016 W-2 Forms!

Time's Running Out to File Your 2016 W-2 Forms!
Quick - have you heard?!

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has changed the deadline for all filings for Form W-2 - paper filing, e-filing, and even employee copies - to January 31 starting with the 2016 tax year.

That means those paper forms you thought you had until February 28th, 2017 to send or the e-filing you intended to put off until March 31, 2017, for this year's set of W-2s are actually due by January 31, 2017.

The employee copies of your W-2 Forms were already due to be out by January 31, 2017, anyway, but now you need to make sure your W-2s are submitted to the SSA in some form by that date. Which means you don’t have much time left to get your W-2 Forms ready to go!

Of course, ExpressIRSForms will be here the moment the SSA opens up e-filing for the 2016 tax year to help get your forms filed and sent out on time! As an IRS-authorized e-file provider, we’ve got the edge to help securely e-file your forms as early as possible and the features to do it in no time at all.

And did we mention we do postal mailing? That’s right: before you e-file, just select the option to add in postal mailing. We’ll get an alert here at our headquarters in Rock Hill, SC and begin printing the employee copies of your W-2 Forms to securely mail them by the next business day.

Why, with ExpressIRSForms, you could have your W-2 Forms submitted to the SSA and sent to your employees in a matter of minutes - and well before the January 31 deadline too!

Head on over to ExpressIRSForms now to sign up for an account and learn more about e-filing with us! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call (704-684-4751) or send us a live chat; we’re available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. And we also provide 24/7 customer assistance through email at support@ExpressIRSForms.com!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

2016 Tax Year Changes for Form 1094-C

Yesterday we learned about the new changes coming to Form 1095-C in 2017 for the 2016 filing season. And we’d certainly be remiss to not mention the changes to its accompanying form, Form 1094-C.

Transmittal Form 1094-C
As you may know, Form 1094-C is the transmittal form of Form 1095-C, and it summarizes the data found in its accompanying ACA return. It’s filed by Applicable Large Employers who are required to offer health insurance coverage to their fifty or more full-time employees. You don’t need to send a copy of Form 1094-C to your employees with their Form 1095-C, but it is required to have the Form 1094-C to the IRS by their ACA filing deadlines, which are:
  • February 28, 2017, for paper filers and
  • March 31, 2017, for e-filers.
So now that we’ve got all the basics out of the way…

The Changes
There are two form revisions to Form 1094-C that you’ll want to make note of:
  • Line 22, box B has been designated “Reserved” and should not be used. This box used to indicate the Qualifying Offer Method Transition Relief, which is no longer available for 2016.
  • “Section 4980H” was put in before “Full-Time Employee Count for ALE Member” in Part III, column (b), to remind those filing that the section 4980H definition of “full-time employee” should be used for filling out this column, not any other definition an ALE may use for other purposes.
So there you have it. And don’t forget that ExpressIRSForms is here to guide you through all the changes the ACA Forms encounter while helping you e-file them accurately and on time!

For more information on e-filing your ACA Forms with ExpressIRSForms, check out our website, or give us a call! Our friendly support team is here to help by phone (704-684-4751) and live chat Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST and by email 24/7 at support@ExpressIRSForms.com.

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