Skip to main content

1099 Fire — 1099 Fire and W-2 Fire




2011 Overall Rating 4

Best Fit

Small and mid-sized businesses; for in-house use, although it does support multiple EINs.


  • Multiple options for print, e-filing, various forms.
  • Good multi-staff access capabilities.
  • Outsourced print/mail service option.

Potential Limitations

  • Basic multi-client management utilities.
  • Limited built-in help functionality.


Summary & Pricing

The 1099 Fire and W-2 Fire systems offer compliance tools for all year-end wage and information returns, with both print-only and e-filing options. It is best-suited to direct use by business entities, or for firms with varied client reporting needs. And although it is used by some high-volume entities, it is a better fit for small and mid-sized volumes. Pricing for the W-2 Fire with e-filing is $229, and 1099 Fire with e-filing is also $229. Print-only versions are $59. The service bureau option, through which the vendor manages all print, file and mail functions, costs $349 for up to 5,000 records.

Product Delivery Methods

___ On-Premises

_X_ SaaS

_X_ Hosted by Vendor

Basic System Functions 4

Reporting 4

Import/Export Capabilities 4.25

Help/Support 4



See inside October 2011

American Riviera Software Corp. — Magtax Professional

805-504-1366   2011 Overall Rating 4.75 Best Fit Firms managing year-end compliance for multiple businesses, with built-in electronic filing for federal and supported states. Strengths Comprehensive forms, reporting capabilities. Output to various file formats. Excellent QuickBooks integration. Strong Help utility/assistive features. Potential Limitations No built-in invoicing functionality. Does not provide 940-series forms.   Summary […]


What Today’s Most Trusted Advisor Needs to Know

Over the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to get out on the road and attend several tradeshows and conferences for the tax and accounting profession. This has allowed me to talk to a lot of practitioners, and I’ve been hearing the same thing from many of you: The role of tax and accounting professionals is changing. And as with most things in this life, as the landscape changes you must be ready to adapt to the changes if you want to survive and thrive.