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Forms must be submitted to Discount E-File by 12:00pm EST on January 31 to be postmarked and e-filed by the deadline.

With the new, early due date for Copy A forms, we can help you get it all done fast!

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Due Dates and Cut-Off Times

Forms must be submitted to Discount E-file by 12:00pm EST on January 31 to be postmarked and e-filed by the new January 31 deadline for Federal W-2 Copy A for all employees and Federal 1099-MISC Copy A for contractors.

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What is DiscountEFile.com?
Discount Efile is a website for small businesses to easily and securely efile 1099 and W2 forms, and instantly mail recipient copies in just a few mouse clicks.

 

It is the fastest way to file W-2 forms, 1099-MISC and other 1099 forms, 1098, 1042 and 1095 forms. We can also handle Corrections for many forms, and let you instantly e-file W3 and 1096 forms, even if you're mailing Copy A forms yourself.

You enter your data online and we e-file with the IRS or SSA and mail copies to recipients.

You do not have to buy and fill out paper forms. You do not have to install software.

Discount Efile uses the EfileforBusiness.com service, an approved IRS e-file for Business Provider.

Why should I use Discount Efile?
Discount Efile simplifies filing 1099,1098 and W-2 forms.

 

Our easy online solution eliminates the need to print and mail forms to recipients. Using a streamlined process, it takes the guesswork out of 1099 & W2 filing, and makes it easier than ever.

There’s no software to download and no forms to purchase.

Simply register an account and begin entering your tax form information. You only pay when you submit the forms. So you can work on them now, and pay for them later.

With any software, you do most of the work figuring it out, then printing forms and stuffing envelopes.

But with Discount Efile, all you do is upload your data, and print, mail, and efile for you.

Plus, you can access your data from anywhere!

How much does it cost?
You are charged per form filed, with volume discounts starting at just 11 forms. The price-per-form ranges from $1.25 to $3.95.

 

You have the options of E-file Only or having us print and mail recipient copies.

You are not charged until forms are submitted. You can set up all of your data for free!

Should you find an error after submitting your order, correction services are also available.

Pricing Details

What is included?
Discount Efile services include:

 

  • Printing and mailing to the recipient via first-class mail (or e-delivery based on the recipient’s preference)
  • E-filing with the IRS or SSA
  • 1096 or W3 Transsmittal efiling
  • Confirmation messages at each step of the process
  • Printable PDF copies for state/local filings or for your records

In addition, your payer and recipient data is saved year over year to make future filings even easier.

There will never be software to download, update charges to incur or worry that forms are out of date. We instantly have you covered.

Can I Import data from QuickBooks?
Yes! It's actually pretty easy. 

 

Payer information and recipient details, along with all of the dollar amounts can be easily exported from QuickBooks and imported into Discount Efile.

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When can I start filing forms?
You can start filing as soon as we release the current year’s forms, typically in late November or early December. You do not have to wait until January to file your forms.

 

Create an account for free today! Start setting up data and only pay when you submit forms.

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How do I pay for forms I’ve submitted?
Simply enter your credit card information at checkout.

 

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Do you store my credit card information?
For security, we do not store your credit card information, nor do we make it accessible on the site for future orders.
What do I do if I can’t remember my user name or password?
Your user ID is your email address. To retrieve your password, use the “Forgot Password” link on the login page. Your password will be emailed to you at the email address on file.
How long does it take for recipients to receive forms?
Recipients should receive their copies within 5-7 business days after mailing.

 

Orders placed on or before 10 a.m. EST on January 29 will be processed and mailed by the January 31 deadline.

Starting February 11, forms are processed every Monday morning and postmarked within 3 business days of processing.

Can I get copies of forms after I file them?
Once your forms are submitted with payment, you can print or save your copies in PDF format.

 

Simply log in to DiscountEfile.com, click on “Filing Center” in the top navigation bar and select “Filed Forms.”

Do I need to mail printed forms to the recipients?
No, as long as you use our Print & Mail service.

 

This all-inclusive service includes printing and delivery via first-class mail.

We also offer e-Delivery, which lets recipients access their forms instantly online instead of waiting for mailed copies. Simply provide the recipient’s email address and we will notify the recipient of this option.

When do forms get fined with the IRS or SSA?
We will start e-filing with the IRS or SSA as soon as it is allowed, typically mid-January.

 

We will file daily (possibly multiple times per day during busy days) thru March 31. Starting in April, forms will be e-filed every Monday morning through the end of the year.

Please note that the deadline to efile W2 Copy A has changed to January 31 for 2016 tax forms. 1099 efiling is due by March 31.

Do you participate in the Combined Federal/State Filing Program (CFSFP)?
Yes! We automatically file Form 1099-MISC, 1099-DIV, 1099-INT, 1099-B and 1099-R under the Combined Federal/State Filing Program.

 

This program can save you the extra step of filing separately in these participating states.

Do you file forms with the state and city?
We automatically file form types 1099-DIV, 1099-INT, 1099-MISC and 1099-R in the IRS’ Combined Federal/State Filing Program, which makes the form data available to the 32 states that participate in the program.

 

We do NOT e-file or mail copies to City or Local governments.

To comply with non-participating states, or city and local requirements, you may need to print a copy of forms and mail them to these agencies.

Not all states participate in this program, including tax-free states such as Nevada, Florida, Washington and Wyoming. If you have questions regarding state filings, we suggest that you talk with your accountant or attorney for clarification.

Can I file for more than one business using a single account?
Yes. You can add an unlimited number of payers and recipients under a single account.

 

When filing a form, simply select the payer and recipient from the drop-down boxes on the form. All contact information will be filled in automatically.

This is great for tax and accounting professionals!

I discovered an error on a previously filed form. How do I correct it?
You can change any information entered into a form as long as you have not checked out and paid for our service.

 

Once you make a payment you will not be able to make changes to the existing form.

Filing a correction form:
If you discover any error after you have paid for the forms you must file a separate correction form.

Corrected forms must be submitted to the IRS and a corrected recipient copy must be provided to the recipient as soon as possible.

Can I correct data on a form that has already been printed and mailed?
No, you cannot change any information entered into a form once you have checked out and paid for our service.

 

What is most important is that the IRS receives accurate information, so we encourage all customers to correct data in their forms as their own recipients report errors, prior to checking them out and submitting payment.

As part of our online filing service, we electronically submit your filings as they are checked out and paid for on our website.

Do I need to file 1096 or W-3 Transmittal forms?
No! As part of our e-file process, we compile the summary data required on Form 1096 or W-3 and transmit it along with your forms.
How safe is the data I enter?
Your data is encrypted using the strongest encryption program available, recommended by the federal government.

 

We use the information you provide only for the purpose of processing your forms.

We do not sell or share your information with anyone unless required by law, even if you no longer use our services. Please refer to our Privacy Policy and rest assured that your data is in good hands.

What browsers do you support?
DiscountEfile.com works best on Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0, Firefox 14 and higher, and Google Chrome 21 and higher.