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2017 Review of Tenenz Laser Link


Laser Link

From the 2017 reviews of W-2 and 1099 preparation systems.

Laser Link from Tenenz, Inc. is well suited for accountants that are looking for a stand-alone year-end compliance tool. The product is now available in two versions; Laser Link with 25 Free E-File, and Laser Link XL with Unlimited E-File.

Laser Link is sold on a CD Rom, with users able to install the product in minutes on a desktop system.

Currently, Laser Link supports all common year-end compliance forms including W-2 and 1099 forms including 1099-MISC, DIV, R, INT, and S. Laser Link XL supports 30 forms, including W-2, W-2G, W-2C, 1099(A, B, C, CAP, DIV, G, H, INT, LTC, MISC, OID, PAT, Q, R, S, SA), 1096, W-3 & W-3C, 1098, 1098-T, 1098-E, 3921, 3922, 58498, 5498-ESA, 5498-S, ACA(1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C), making this robust version a great choice for accounting firms that have more complex year-end compliance needs. While Laser Link XL can e-file all W-2s and 1099s, ACA forms 1094 and 1095 can be processed but not e-filed.

Entering information is easy, with data entry screens mirroring the form that is being processed. Data saved from previous years can easily be rolled over to the current year, eliminating the need for duplicate data entry. All versions of the Laser Link support an unlimited number of companies as well as an unlimited number of employees and recipients, with only e-filing limited by the version purchased. The product automatically scans all W-2s for potential errors and as an added security measure; social security numbers are partially masked.

Laser Link will print forms on both blank paper as well as pre-printed forms. All forms can be filed electronically, and the product includes a file utility that makes it easy to access both the IRS and the Social Security Administration.

Mentioned earlier, data rollover capability is included in all versions of Laser Link, and a template is available that provides users with assistance when importing data files from Microsoft Excel. Data can also be imported from text files.

Solid help functionality is included throughout Laser Link, which also includes a user manual, which comes on the product disk that users can access and print out for easy reference. A Quick Start guide is also available that offers assistance with product setup system navigation, and data entry options. All system updates are automatically installed once the software is accessed. Laser Link also offers product support with users able to request support via email from the Tenenz website or by calling the toll-free number. The product is updated each year, and is typically not available until the fall.

An excellent solution for accounting firms, Tenenz offers versions of this popular product; Laser Link with E-File, which is available for $65.99 and includes 25 free e-filings, with each additional filing $1.00. For large accounting firms that process a high number of year-end forms, Laser Link XL with Unlimited E-File is available for $199.99.   ACA filing software is also available, which include E-Filing capability and runs $194.99.


2017 Rating: 4.5 Stars