Only Need a Few W-2s or 1099s? Offers Pay-As-You-Go Option

From the Oct. 2011 Review of W-2 & 1099 Compliance Systems.

Small businesses are often the ones least prepared for the challenges of tax season, especially when they find out that it actually starts in January with preparation of last year’s W-2s and 1099s. With good financial management and advice from a great accountant, they can be better prepared. But if they only have a few W-2s or 1099s to file, it might not make sense for them to buy and learn a program designed for preparing hundreds or more.

The system is designed for these small businesses and household employers, making it easy to file any number of 1099 Misc and W-2 forms, on a per-form pricing model. It offers IRS-approved forms that can be printed on plain paper, and mailed with standard window envelopes, plus it includes free e-filing to the IRS and SSA. Users can also file for past years, and one account can manage multiple business entities. Forms can be accessed and reprinted, if necessary, or can be saved to PDF. has a simple interface that guides users through the steps required for filing, and offers auto-calculation for FICA withholding. An alerts feature can also notify users of filing deadlines. The cost is $3.49 per form. No payment is required until ready to e-file and print forms, and previously filed ones are always accessible via the secure website.